West Brom fans asked to join 28 minutes applause

JimboWest Brom supporters going to the London Stadium on Saturday are being urged to partake in a minute’s applause in memory of West Ham fan James Miles . The 28 year old season ticket holder known as ‘Jimbo’ to his friends sadly passed away last Friday, having battled against a brain tumour for a number of years.

His family  and friends are hoping to spread the word among fans, in both the home and away end, to take part in on minutes applause on 28th minute.

They are also hoping to project a photo of James onto the stadium’s big screen having liaised with the club. Like many of these planned applauses, it will be completely fan led but the club will put up a photograph if the crowd responses with spontaneous applause.

His cousin Craig told the Birmingham Mail : “He was so passionate about West JimboHam. He had done a few away games when he first got his season ticket, but as he got ill he couldn’t really go to many away games. But he was always at home games, no matter what – he went to most of the player opening things such as book signings.”

Speaking about the cancer who beat him “(He had it for) four years but they think he could have had it from a young age,” Craig continued.

They managed to get rid of one tumour but then another, more aggressive, one came back which was a grade four.

“One of our family members have sent on what they want to be put on the big screen and a picture of James and have spoken to someone who said they will sort it, so fingers crossed,” Craig added.

“We have had loads of feedback from your (Albion) fans to say they will be standing and clapping on the 28th minute.”


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “West Brom fans asked to join 28 minutes applause

  1. Nice idea. I hope the Baggies’ fans join in.

  2. They did join in it was a nice touch.

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