West Ham football books and dvds and a virtual aerial tour of the Boleyn Ground. Great books about current and former West Ham players and West Ham managers and the history of West Ham United football club.
Top recommended books include Hammers in the Heart: West Ham's Journey Back to the Premiership, The Legacy of Barry Green: From Redknapp to Roeder, Parlow to Pardew..., West Ham 'till I Die: or Until I Get a Better Offer from Another Club plus many more in the West Ham online bookshop
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Recommended West Ham United Books
West Ham United: In My Day: Exclusive interviews with ex-players on what playing for the Hammers was really like
A collection of very candid, and often hard-hitting, exclusive interviews with many of the biggest names in West Ham United's history, who reveal the extraordinary highs and lows of their time at Upton Park. Their greatest memories and the experiences they would like to forget. Bobby Moore is the greatest-ever Hammer - but in an exclusive controversial interview you can now read why his former friend and team-mate Harry Redknapp believes the club - and English football - wasted the greatest talent it ever had. One ex-Hammer tells how he came back from the brink of alcoholism, another admits selling his FA Cup final tickets to a tout and buying a new car with the proceeds!
The Claret and Blue Book of West Ham United
West Ham United were formed in 1895 as the works team of the Thames Ironworks Shipbuilding Company. From those humble beginnings the club has developed into one of the most famous names in English football. Taking part in the first ever Cup Final played at Wembley in 1923, West Ham have won the famous trophy on three separate ocassions. In 1965 they won the European Cup Winners Cup with an all-English team and a year later provided three players to the England team which won the World Cup. The Claret & Blue Book Of West Ham United features those memorable matches and the most-famous players to have worn the claret and blue; as each decade produced a new Upton Park hero. From the 1920s there's Vic Watson scored an amazing 298 league goals; he is the club's all time leading goalscorer. Read about Joe Cockroft, who arrived in 1933 and played in every match for four consecutive seasons.
Hammers' Heaven and Hell: From Take-off to Tevez - Two Seasons of Triumph and Trauma at West Ham United
Little did anybody anticipate that West Ham's play-off final victory against Preston in 2005 would provide the launch pad for one of their most successful seasons ever, with the club securing a top-half Premiership finish and qualifying for Europe thanks to its first FA Cup final appearance in 26 years. Indeed, the thrilling 3-3 draw with Liverpool will be remembered as one of the most dramatic finals of all time.With a keenly anticipated UEFA Cup campaign and the shock arrival of Argentina World Cup stars Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano, the future could hardly have seemed brighter. But storm clouds were gathering on the horizon as the Hammers embarked on what would prove to be the most turbulent and traumatic period in the club's entire history.
Boys of '86: The Story of West Ham United's Greatest-ever Season
The highlights have been few and far between for West Ham United's long-suffering fans over the years - three FA Cup wins, a European Cup-Winners' Cup victory, various other cup runs that failed on the verge of success and, of course, the enjoyment of watching great players such as Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Trevor Brooking. Throughout the 47 seasons the East London club has spent in the top flight of English football, the prospect of challenging for the League Championship title has been little more than a pipe dream. Except for one season: 1985-86. A 16th-place finish in 1984-85 had hardly filled the fans with optimism for the coming campaign, and the loss of young star Paul Allen to arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur had some supporters questioning the ambition of the club.
West Ham 2008/2009 Season Review [DVD]
This was the season that saw West Ham United turn on the style with free-flowing football that evoked memories of the great players and teams of yesteryear. At the back there was a defensive resilience that won plenty of admirers as the Hammers challenged in almost every match they played. The arrival of Gianfranco Zola and Steve Clarke energised all at the club and their faith in exciting young players like James Tomkins, Jack Collison and Junior Stanislas summed up the new spirit at the Boleyn Ground.
West Ham 2008/2009 - 38 Premier League Full Match Box Set [DVD]
All 38 West Ham United Premier League matches on 10 discs. The collection includes a deluxe DVD album and 10 double-sided DVDs that fit neatly into the box. Each DVD features every single minute of action from 4 Premier League matches. The last disc features every single minute of action from the last 2 games of the season. Each DVD also includes full graphics, statistics and commentary from the Sky Sports team (including Andy Gray, Martin Tyler, Alan McInally, Alan Smith, Brian Marwood and Phil Thompson) with each disc being introduced exclusively by Tony Gale.