I’m never one to moan about a fellow West Ham fan, but there’s one chap who is getting on my nerves. This Mr Moon fellow has been arriving and leaving the stadium during games for as long as I can remember. There’s nothing more annoying than people arriving midway through games is there? You’re in […]
The Chippendoubles, stars of Britain’s Got Talent have unveiled their latest lookey-likey. It’s a very convincing Jeremy Nicholas, not quite as realistic as Mr T or Simon Cowell, but certainly a passable imitation of the real thing.
Frank Setchfield from Loughborough has over 150 thousand badges. He collects all types except military and he specialises in button badges. He has sporty badges, funny badges, ones with saucy slogans and political badges that have changed the world. I interviewed him for my BBC series on Collectors. Here’s the report.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wash the dirty kit of a professional rugby squad? That’s the challenge faced every day by Brenda Hargrave. She’s the laundry supervisor at Leicester Tigers. At the age of seventy she’s become a bit of a celebrity having starred in the break bumpers for Eviva […]
Stuart Broad has done the business for England’s cricketers on the opening day of the Ashes Tour. I caught up with the young bowler last week, just before he flew off to Australia
Here’s the latest in my series on Collectors for the BBC. Phil Rosen from West Bridgford in Nottinghamshire has over a hundred valve radios. They’re beautiful pieces of furniture and have lovely rich tones you just don’t get with modern radios.
I’ll be taking my autograph book with me on Saturday for the West Ham v Newcastle game. We have some legendary West Ham players from the sixties, coming down for a chat pitch-side before the game. The names I’ve been given are Ken Brown, John Bond, Alan Dickie, Alan Stephenson, Ronnie Boyce, Brian Dear, Jack […]
I have orange feet. It’s been three days and I still have orange feet. It all goes back to Saturday night, the night West London was gridlocked and the heavens opened. West Ham earned a fighting draw against Fulham. It wasn’t a classic, but it was our fourth game unbeaten, and there are lots of […]
You probably know me as a speaker and broadcaster but did you know I’m the the voice of a global video game? The new FIFA 11 came out today. I think it’s the best football video game in the world. But I’m biased; I’ve been involved in the EA Sports FIFA games since 2006. Every […]
How I became the West Ham announcer. I moved to East London from Cambridge when I was six. I think my parents may have done the driving, but I imagine I did most of the packing and dealing with estate agents. Growing up in Clayhall it was a no-brainer that I should be a Hammer. […]