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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

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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norwaytips 9:44 Tue Mar 2
Re: John Sissons
Spot on, Blagg. Sis sons was a youth super star, but he stopped improving and never seemed to develop into his full potential.
A bit like the rest of that wonderful youth team.

Billy Blagg 5:32 Tue Mar 2
Re: John Sissons
An interesting bit in Moore's autobiography about Sissons. In Moore's opinion, a player held back by Greenwood as he never let him grow-up. Ron always referred to him as 'young John' even after he retired. In truth, he was really a typical WHU player of that time I think. Promised much but never really went on to be the player expected.

norwaytips 8:12 Fri Feb 26
Re: John Sissons
An amazing youth team player and in a class of his own.
In truth, he never really took that forward, as he became a senior player. Always a decent player, he was a bit overshadowed, by the likes of Moore, Hurst, Peters and Byrne.

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

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
Re: John Sissons
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

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