Date: 9th September 2018 at 10:44am
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Now, it’s fair to say, we all have our heroes, it’s part of the fabric of growing up.

Those fortunate to be West Ham United supporters and who have been around for a long time, have had many a great player grace the famous claret and blue shirt and it’s fair to say there are a plethora of players that fans might name as their all-time favourite, with Geoff Hurst, Bobby Moore, Trevor Brooking and Martin Peters springing instantly to mind.

For me though, my favourite all-time player, if I had to pick just one, would be Billy Bonds.

Bonds, who was West Ham through and through, made a total of 799 appearances for the club, a record I’m pretty certain, will never be beaten, especially seeing as football has changed so much over the years.

Bonds feat of becoming our record appearance maker was recognised on the Twitter feed of our fine club:

But, although the club bas honoured several of its past players, naming stands after them, at Upton Park, recognition of Bonds achievements have seen the Hammers support, via social media, asking for more to be done:

Does Billy deserve that ultimate honour?

Continuing, the spirit and commitment Bonds showed, every time he pulled on a West Ham shirt, is something that appears to be missing amongst our current side, a fact also recognised on social media:

Bonds was unique and I’m not sure we’ll see another of his ilk emerge again.

But in finishing this article, I couldn’t help but us the following social media comment:

Just imagine it, being able to go back in time and pluck one player from our past to buy for the modern team, just who would you opt for?



2 Replies to “Time To Honour A Hammers Hero The Likes Of Which We’ll Probably Never See Again”

  • Can’t disagree with any of the comments !! I started following NO” SUPPORTING the Irons ” in 1958 the year Bobby made his debute ! And Billy is the only one for me that comes close To Him…. And we have had some really fantastic players !
    Come on West Ham lets honour the man NOW and not leave it till he’s gone !! we LET Bobby down Lets not do it to Billy… COYI

  • The greatest west ham player of all time simply because he gave everything every time he step on the pitch a gentleman who never gave up the best captain we ever had should have played for England the English f a let him and us down

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