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oldtimer 4:43 Thu Apr 8
1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
There is 16 minutes of footage of the 64 semi-final on YouTube.
The game was played in torrential rain. the optics are not great, but it it is historically one of the most important games In Hammers history.
https://youtu.be/JRB19P1s-g8.
There are other West Ham highlights on the same 'heavy roller" channel, its a great chance to see some legendary players from the past .
The quality of camera work is not great, but don't forget tv was still in its infancy during the 1950s and early 1960s.

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HCee 10:49 Tue Apr 13
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
Ted Fenton
I can remember seeing the Wembley turf for the first time as if it was yesterday.
I was 10 years old and I was shocked that the grass was green as I'd only seen Wembley in black and white off the TV !!!!

ted fenton 12:13 Mon Apr 12
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HCee 8:15 Thu Apr 8
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd

I still have the programme HCee and was also at the ECWC and still have that programme and ticket stub best night of my life.

Going back to the Burnley game it's got to be the best game I've ever been to at Upton Park as the atmosphere was unbelievable.

SDKFZ 222 3:20 Sun Apr 11
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
My dad and a few of his mates from Motor Gear (Chadwell Heath) went there. His favourite cloth cap and jacket had been drenched and took days to dry out afterwards.

oldtimer 3:17 Sun Apr 11
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
Here are the top ten singles at the time of the match.
Anyone Who Had A Heart...,Cilla Back
Bits and Pieces......,Dave Clarke Five
Little Children.......,Billy J Kramer
Not Fade Away.....,Rolling Stones
Diane.........,The Bachelors
Just One Look....,The Hollies
I Think Of You.....,The Mersybeats
Boys Cry......,Eden Kane
Needles and Pins.....,The Searchers
I Love You Because.....,Jim Reeves

norwaytips 11:37 Sat Apr 10
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
Ride up to Sheffield on a Lambretta 150, with a mate in the back, claret and blue ribbons and a painted air raid warden rattle; also painted claret and blue.
We got very wet, but rode home, singing bubbles. Lost my voice for a couple of days.

Lato 2:26 Sat Apr 10
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
Love it despite the Surrey dwelling Manc commentator

Crassus 2:13 Sat Apr 10
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Chav
Dad said they had the Kop and we the Leppings Lane, but we were out in force and whilst they were more, we were everywhere, down the side enclosures and when we scored you could see us all over
Proper turn out although could not put numbers to it

Eastside surge 1:52 Sat Apr 10
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
Percy
Must have been difficult to figure out who supported who what with all being black and white ( sorry)

Percy Dalton 12:46 Sat Apr 10
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
Chav
Can't be sure on this but I think we had 17,000 upwards of a 65,000 gate.
I do know that we were outnumbered by the Mancs and it got a bit hostile after the match.

chav_corner 11:43 Sat Apr 10
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
Can any one tell me how many West ham fans were there?

Any Old Iron 11:44 Fri Apr 9
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
Oh, and by the way, those blokes with the trumpets turned up
just a few rows in front of us at Wembley for the final.
Also, the quarter final against Burnley was a great game. That was my first experience of genuine 'cup fever'. The atmosphere was electric that day.

Any Old Iron 11:38 Fri Apr 9
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
My dad drove me and my brother up there. We were ten and seven respectively. We sat in the new cantilever stand, thank fuck, because at least in there we stayed dry. The weather was shocking all day and the pitch a quagmire. But that didn't stop the lads from outplaying the likes of Law, Best and Charlton.
All these years later the memories are still burned into my mind.
Just behind us were three or four blokes with trumpets, and every now and again they'd burst into a rendition of bubbles. But at 3-1 up they started with a Gene Pitney hit '24 hours from Tulsa', but one of them sang the lyrics "we're only 24 minutes from wembley". As a ten year old I thought that was brilliant, and still do.

Anyway, Bobby had one of his greatest days, if not the best, and it ranks in my top five performances and most memorable game of my life.

HCee 8:15 Thu Apr 8
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Ted Fenton 1.12
The Burnley game was my very first and I have also been trying to find highlights with no joy but I do have the programme.
I listened to the ManU game on the radio and I remember my dad who wasn't interested in football was winding me up that Herd had scored for ManU but it was Hursty for us.
Didn't go the final but was there the following year for the ECWC Final

Percy Dalton 7:54 Thu Apr 8
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
One of my greatest days ever can remember getting one of the special trains from Stratford Dad Mum me and my brother.
Nobody gave us a chance got soaked to the skin which made it even better than winning the cup against Preston.
That was my favourite West Ham performance followed by the cup winners cup v Dortmund then the 7-0 trouncing of the then mighty Leeds Utd.

62Hammer 7:50 Thu Apr 8
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I was 11 and went by car with my Dad and the bloke who sat with us in the West Stand. I spent the whole journey there worrying that the game would be called off. We bought towels on the way back to the car afterwards to dry off. My main memory of the game was the sheer relief when the third goal went in.

, 5:49 Thu Apr 8
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Poured with rain most of the day. My mate had a woollen overcoat which stank to high heaven on the train home as it warmed up. By the time we reached St. Pancras it had shrunk some six inches.

gph 5:33 Thu Apr 8
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Notice no-one changed at half-time into fresh kit.

Another way in which footballers used to be proper

Troy McClure 4:40 Thu Apr 8
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Dad went. Said it was the wettest he’s ever been. Said he wore a suit for some reason.

Oddly, he never made it to the final.

ted fenton 1:12 Thu Apr 8
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I've never managed to get highlights of the 6th round game at home to Burnley someone on here worked for the BBC archives and he couldn't find anything either.
It was an unbelievable day at Upton Park official attendance was 36,600 but they reckon there was well over 40,000 in there that day you couldn't even get your fags out of your pocket :-)

ted fenton 12:42 Thu Apr 8
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
The week before this semi we played Man Utd at home and got done 0-2 me and my dad were at this game and we thought we've got no chance against these next week how wrong we were.
The game was nearly called off because the pitch was like a bog.

Happy days.

Chigwell 11:15 Thu Apr 8
Re: 1964 FA cup semi-final v Man Utd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAHmJO9ZMcc is the URL I found it on.

This was the time when I became a committed West Ham fan, partly because Ronnie Boyce had been taught by my Dad for a while at East Ham Boys' Grammar School. Not unfortunately in how to play football - Dad was a music teacher.

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