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New PDF release: Days of Iron. The story of West Ham United in the Fifties

By Brian Belton

In 1958, West Ham United emerged from a 26 yr-old hibernation outdoors best flight soccer profitable the second one department championship with a hundred and one issues. this is often the tale of ways this was once completed beginning with the root within the early 50's. all through a decade whilst the East finish of London nonetheless struggled to shrug off the cloak of worldwide conflict II, supervisor equipped an impressive workforce. From 1956 to 1959 West Ham United fielded six complete internationals. In 1958, the younger Bobby Moore got here into the part and through 1959 Geoff Hurst was once rising. The Championship facet was once jam-packed with expertise with the likes of Ernie Gregory, John Bond, Noel Cantwell, John Dicvk and Vic Keeble. however the origin have been laid past within the Fifties, a bedrock made from sweat and lesser recognized avid gamers like Doug Wragg and Gerry Gazzard and the major participants of the famed 'Football Academy', Allison and Frank O''Farrell. this can be a tale of these days, and all the days of the Fifties, during the eyes of these who performed - it's the tale of West Ham's 'Days of Iron'

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