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claret59 1:50 Thu Feb 18
John Sissons
remember him as an early favourite of mine but given the limitations of west ham on tv back then and not being old enough to attend games, i didn't see much of him play.
i'd be very interested to know opinions of him, both as a player and a hammer.

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one iron 12:39 Wed Feb 24
Re: John Sissons
Thanks old geezer, she thinks he is in aus, will tell her when i see her walking her dog

OLD GEEZER 11:17 Mon Feb 22
Re: John Sissons
I knew him quite well. He drank in my dads pub and I went to his wedding. He was the most wanted youth plays in the country and went to West Ham because they were an ageing side and his first choice, Chelsea, were full of young internationals. It worked because he was in the side at 17 and was the youngest player to ever score in a cup final. He was terrific in those first 2/3 years and looked to be a certain international but he never quite reached his potential and although he had a good career he was not the player that we all thought he would become. He lives in South Africa were he finished his career.

one iron 7:35 Sat Feb 20
Re: John Sissons
His aunt told me aus 3 weeks ago,

one iron 7:33 Sat Feb 20
Re: John Sissons
john now lives down under.

ted fenton 4:44 Fri Feb 19
Re: John Sissons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VacVLL_NbyY

1964 Cup Final

Percy Dalton 4:31 Fri Feb 19
Re: John Sissons
I seem to remember him being an inside forward as it was called then and Greenwood moved him out to the wing to protect him.
Scored a lovely goal in the 64 cup final.

Far Cough 3:18 Fri Feb 19
Re: John Sissons
Blobby Charlton sounds like someone in a Noel Edmonds show

eric5bellies 2:15 Fri Feb 19
Re: John Sissons
Fantastic news reader and had a long career with both the BBC and ITV

normannomates 3:39 Fri Feb 19
Re: John Sissons
He was great in Stella Street.

ornchurch ammer 12:35 Fri Feb 19
Re: John Sissons
Was watching one of the old Big Matches earlier and there he was in 1974 playing for Chelsea v Arsenal.

The Stoat 12:28 Fri Feb 19
Re: John Sissons
Woodford Green 7:20 Thu Feb 18

Sackville Gardens

blueeyed.handsomeman 9:33 Thu Feb 18
Re: John Sissons
Alfredo DISTEFANO once said that England had three World class footballers,
they were Bobby MOORE, Blobby Charlton and Johnny SISSONS

ted fenton 9:22 Thu Feb 18
Re: John Sissons
jim@chickenrun 9:15 Thu Feb 18
Re: John Sissons

My mum did the same until that Iron - on tape came available no pun intended with IRON :-)

jim@chickenrun 9:15 Thu Feb 18
Re: John Sissons
My favourite player as a kid,my mum made a number 11 out of an old shirt and put it on my first ever West ham shirt...was a great winger for a few years but didn't live up to his potential,think he's lived in South Africa for years.

Hello Mrs. Jones 9:01 Thu Feb 18
Re: John Sissons
...is written it looks odd.

Hello Mrs. Jones 8:55 Thu Feb 18
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wanstead_hammer \\... i's funny that when rhyming slang

wanstead_hammer 8:35 Thu Feb 18
Re: John Sissons
He was me fav player when me old man first took me as a saucepan. The only one I remembered anyway!

charleyfarley 8:30 Thu Feb 18
Re: John Sissons
There is an interview John Sissons gave if anybody fancies it
2mins long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4wb0OUahgQ

boleynkid 8:08 Thu Feb 18
Re: John Sissons
Haven't watched it for a while but find the '65 ECWC Final on youtube. Watch all the match and I think you will get an idea of what a decent player he was.

billywhitehorse 7:54 Thu Feb 18
Re: John Sissons
The mention of Malcolm Musgrove below jogged my memory of playing against him in Torquay after he retired from playing professionally.

I was about 21, I guess he was mid 40's. Still good though (him not me). We were both left wingers but he played left back that day and was marking me as I played out of position on the right. No goals or assists that day!

Woodford Green 7:20 Thu Feb 18
Re: John Sissons
Stoat - what street was that? I used to live down Endsleigh Gardens.

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