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Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
c. Buy some f***ing players or we're in a battle to stay up & that's as good as it gets
d. Moyes out
e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

Eddie B 11:16 Wed Jan 9
Isle of Dogs...
... West Ham or Millwall?

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PucHam 9:23 Sat Jan 12
Re: Isle of Dogs...
The Tooke Arms. Now there's a boozer!

wanstead_hammer 12:03 Sat Jan 12
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Think Reggie was West Ham!

And yeh, the East End was full of boxers. We've always been noted for it. Someone always knows someone, or are related to an ex-boxer. Normally within the same network.
Me cousin's still a trainer now.
And me old man (88) still a member of he London ex-boxers Association. (Meetings on 1st Sunday of each month up old st).

Eddie B 11:08 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
I recall reading the Krays were Arsenal

Stepney.Ammer 10:55 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
To be fair there is hardly anything in it distance wise to either ground, so can understand why Bethnal had plenty of Yiddish.

Always thought the island was more West Ham than Millwall but now days it is probably got hardly any of either left.

Crassus 10:41 Fri Jan 11
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Agree with that, The Duchess's family are all of that ilk and 'connected' and not one of their generation had the mildest interest in football - all the blokes boxed, some well, some very well and all loved it above any sport

ChesterRd 10:33 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
They may not have been bothered about football and were boxing fans instead. Quite a few old east end were more boxing than football.

wanstead_hammer 10:31 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
Or who they supported Bow flyover with.

Far Cough 10:13 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
Wonder who the Krays supported?

wanstead_hammer 10:08 Fri Jan 11
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Norman - its prob a family thing.
And also that British rail line runs through Bethnal Green/Cambridge heath so straighter route to shite fart lane.
And there was a lot of gooners fm
Hackney years ago. Prob cos it edges into Islington (balls pond road/Southgate rd) so again, easier route and nearer.
There's always been West Ham in b.green though (was a little mob in the 70s/80s).

Anyway it's getting too fuckin technical now!!
They're a bunch of tossers whatever.

Norman 9:29 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
Don’t understand the Tottenham Bethnal Green thing. My Grandad was from Bethnal Green/Hackney area and was Arsenal. How can you support Tottenham and be from the East End. Just wrong. I guess the Jewish connection back in the day

Northern Sold 4:45 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
Great head up on Prospects... only saw a couple of episodes back in the day... will have a butchers on You Tube and have a session...

wanstead_hammer 4:38 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
The island was always a mix.
But as has been said, apart from millwall old timers, the rest of tower hamlets was nearly all West Ham (though Bethnal Green was mainly front wheels and gooners with a few Orient old timers thrown in!).

And once again, Prospects was superb and brings back good memories. Especially seeing some of the old haunts. And the East End in general.
Ave a butchers on YouTube.

joe royal 4:20 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
*Adopts strong Nigerian accent .

“Did we bring the laser beam?”

Lato 2:57 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...

"Gotta have Prospects Bill!"

Lato 2:54 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
Another vote for Prospects, brilliant programme.

RIP Gary Olsen AKA Pinc

Pub Bigot 2:13 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
Hermit Road 11:56 Wed Jan 9
Re: Isle of Dogs...

About right.

The island is the only part of east Tower Hamlets where another team had a significant amount of supports. Obviously west of Stepney it gets more mixed with Spurs and Arsenal.

Didn't they stop showing England games on big screens outside for a while after a load of West Ham and Millwall had a barney on the island during the 2006 World Cup?

ted fenton 1:17 Fri Jan 11
Re: Isle of Dogs...
I worked in Millwall Dock 1967/1980 most I worked with were West Ham also played in a band in the Tooke Arms pub which was unfortunately Scum.

Happy days.

ironsofcanada 12:59 Thu Jan 10
Re: Isle of Dogs...
Way back my people were Poplar, Stepney (Salmon Lane), Limehouse and St. George in the East.

They were West Ham from everything I was told but they were also super strong union.

eusebiovic 12:53 Thu Jan 10
Re: Isle of Dogs...
I loved watching Prospects...one of my favourite TV programmes of all time

Dwight Van Mann 12:25 Thu Jan 10
Re: Isle of Dogs...
Toe Rag 12:16 Thu Jan 10

Same . know quite a few Millwall from the island, Stepney and Wapping

Toe Rag 12:16 Thu Jan 10
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Quite a few old boys I knew from the Island, Stepney and Poplar were Millwall supporters.

Most of them dead now.

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