PUBLISHED: 18:30 05 May 2016 Lee Power West Ham United's Frank McAvennie scoring for West Ham against Oxford United at Upton Park PA/EMPICS Lee Power remembers his fond childhood visits to Upton Park Supporters standing on the North Bank at West Ham's Boleyn GroundSo here we are. In a matter of days it will be all over.West Ham United will have played their last match at the Boleyn Ground, after 112 years of calling it their home.The final two home fixtures are upon the Hammers as Swansea, originally billed as the last-ever visitors, come to town on Saturday.Then, somewhat fittingly, Manchester United will help to bring the curtain down under the lights on Tuesday.The fact that both clubs met in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup forced their Premier League meeting to be pushed back to May 10 and Slaven Bilic’s men will be hoping for revenge after losing their replay just a few weeks back.It will undoubtedly be an emotional occasion for all Hammers … [Read more...] about Thanks for the memories!
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Dave Anderson, who died on Thursday at 89, covered the entire landscape of sports for The New York Times over nearly three decades. Here is a sampling of some of his more memorable pieces. ByThe New York Times Oct. 5, 2018 The U.S. Open’s Last Day at Forest Hills Sept. 12, 1977 Jimmy Connors hopped onto the old grass courts in front of the clubhouse and with a retinue that included his mother, Gloria, and his guru, Pancho Segura, he walked quickly toward Forest Hills Stadium, where the flags were snapping in the chilly wind blowing out of the sunny blue sky. People were taking his picture and whispering, “There he is,” and they swarmed around him until he entered the marquee. And on the last day of the last United States Open at Forest Hills, a tennis player had walked … [Read more...] about Dave Anderson’s Columns: An Introduction to a Legend’s Voice
TWICKENHAM chiefs will not be afraid to sack Eddie Jones before next year’s World Cup if England continue to crash and burn. Jones says he has already picked his World Cup squad with England’s opener against Tonga just 15 months away, on September 22 in Sapporo. But asked if there is a point where it is too close to Japan 2019 to make a change, RFU chairman Andy Cosslett said: “No, there is no time limit. “Things happen at the most inconvenient time, that’s life. And you make decisions on the basis of the evidence or information you have. “You’re asking for unconditional support. Only my children get that. “We have shown a lot of confidence in Eddie and we think he is still the man. But we will see where it goes to in the next few months.” jack short West Ham only willing to offer Jack Wilshere one-year deal putting move in doubt FAMILY MAN Who is Gareth Southgate’s wife Alison and how many children do couple have? Ginn it to … [Read more...] about England chiefs not afraid to sack Eddie Jones before World Cup if poor results continue
PUBLISHED: 09:00 01 June 2018 Lee Power West Ham's Francie Coyle celebrates hit national title Archant West Ham Boys landed two national titles at the National Schools’ finals in Grantham. West Ham's Nurein Omar celebrates his national title Francie Coyle won his second title after putting on a masterclass at 35.5kg to beat Johnny Fitzharris, proving himself one of the country’s most promising prospects. And Nurein Omar came out on top in the 56kg group to complete the club double in only his fourth bout, repaying the faith shown in him by the club. Harry Penny lost a split decision to Blackpool’s Leighton Birchall at 29.5kg, while Jimmy Doherty went down in the 34kg final against defending champion Michael Rattigan. And the day ended on a sour note for Arbi Maka as Jason Bull explained: “Arbi had his arm raised, only for the decision to be changed after a mistake. He was devastated but will come back stronger and better.” West Ham juniors face a … [Read more...] about Boxing: National double for West Ham Boys