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The other side of West Ham and England’s Bobby Moore ‘King of the Bar Stool’

AS the West Ham faithful congregate at the Bolyn Ground to remember Bobby Moore, here are some memories of the maestro, not all of which are likely to be mentioned in the match programme…


Moore’s drinking exploits were legendary, and a couple of crates of lager were always on hand when Bobby held court. He was once even sensationally dropped from the West Ham team for breaking curfew the evening before an FA Cup tie in Blackpool. Best friend Jimmy Greaves called Mooro the ‘King of the Bar Stool’. Usually, however, Tina and Mrs Peters were not involved…

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Posted: 25th, February 2013 | In: Key Posts, Sports | Comment

Lancashire Day In Pictures: The Most Famous Lancastrians

IT’S Lancashire Day. You thought every day was Lancashire Day. Not so. Only today. The rest of the year is Yorkshire Day. In honour of this auspicious occasion we bring you the top Lancastrians in pictures: featuring Cecil Parkinson, Cherie Booth, Dame Thora Hird, Eric Sykes, Geoff Hurst, Mystic Meg, Richmal Crompton, Les Dawson, Bernard Manning, Anthony Burgess, Julie Goodyear, Sir Norman Foster, Eric Sykes, Sir Thomas Beecham, Mike Leigh, Michelle Marsh, Saun Ryder, Emmeline Pankhurst, Peter Purves, Dame Joan Bakewell, John Inman, Henry V and…

How Lancashire Football Took Over The National Game


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England's Geoff Hurst cracks a shot past German goalkeeper Hans Tilkowski to score the final goal of the World Cup Final against West Germany at Wembley. 30/7/91: 25th anniversary. 24/4/96: Return of ball. 17/11/98: Hurst knighted by the Queen. * One of soccer's great mysteries - whatever happened to the ball used in the match - is set to be solved after an unidentified person contacted Hurst and offered to return the ball, previously thought to have been taken by German striker Hans Haller. See PA Story SOCCER Ball. 26/03/2002; Geoff Hurst cracking a shot past goalkeeper Hans Tilkowski to score the final goal of the World Cup Final against West Germany. The commentator who uttered the most famous words in English football "they think it's all over, it is now" has died at the age of 81. Kenneth Wolstenholme died at a private hospital in Torquay with his daughter by his side. His famously quoted line, for which he received just 60, came as Geoff Hurst scored the final goal in England's 1966 World Cup win against Germany at Wembley

Posted: 27th, November 2009 | In: Flashback | Comments (3)