For the Claret and Blue

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Two or three of them came over and asked what team I was . . . they followed me at a distance and when I looked across the platform I saw the other lads from the train getting a good kicking. I felt uneasy and was obviously next on their list for a hiding. I could not bottle it. I had to front it and act as normal as possible . . .

 

You don't choose West Ham—it chooses you. Following West Ham United is not about how many pieces of silverware the team can win. For true...

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Overview

Two or three of them came over and asked what team I was . . . they followed me at a distance and when I looked across the platform I saw the other lads from the train getting a good kicking. I felt uneasy and was obviously next on their list for a hiding. I could not bottle it. I had to front it and act as normal as possible . . .

 

You don't choose West Ham—it chooses you. Following West Ham United is not about how many pieces of silverware the team can win. For true fans, it's a lifelong, sometimes agonizing, passion. In 1964, when soccer legend Bobby Moore held the FA cup aloft for West Ham, Micky Smith was in the crowd, experiencing the unique thrill of seeing his club emerge victorious. In 1967, when Manchester United came to the East End, Micky witnessed the birth of the football hooligan. This is the gripping, inside account of run-ins with the police, rivalry between firms, and events such as Heysel that changed the face of the sport.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844547807
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Mad_World

    Simply magnificent! Lets get on with it! XD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Good, good!

    I definetly think you are a great story writer. To be honest, I was expecting a poorly written grammatically incorrect story (I'm a bit of a perfectionist, XD.) But this exceeded my expectations! You good, dude!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    XY

    Beautiful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    GRIMM prologue part 3

    ...His face was free of freckles, but, like Clara's, his eyes were a dark shade of green, and they too were sly and catlike. They always glinted as if he were always amused, and perhaps he was, it was hard to tell. <br> Unlike Clara, Mike was tall. He had at least a foot and a half on her, even though they were the same age. He was thin, and, like his sister was often misunderstood as a replacement punching bag. <br> Mike constantly lived in the fear that one day, one of his elder siblings would toss him out in the snow and leave him there to freeze. He was also ocassionally engulfed in the side fear oc Clara painting their room pink (tough she too despised the color) <br> Mike and Clara had shared a room for as long as either of them could remember. Whenever one of the two had questioned their parents of this arrangement, the had been sent away with an evasive response about not expecting twins. <br> When they were young, it had been fun to share a room, and they had often stayed awake far into the night, playing make believe with whatever they could find. Hey had been treasure hunting pirates, fierce warriors, and, even one, star crossed lovers. <br> At one point though, they realized that it was not the best idea for children of the opposite gender to share a room. A divider had quickly been assembled, and the sides established. Very quickly, the twin's differences were shown. <br> Clara's portion of the room was a warzone. Clothes lay in heaps on the floor, and books protruded haphazardly from the piles. The shelves were piled with hulf empty tubes of makeup and miscellaneous knick-knacks that she had collected over the years. Her bed wa never made, and the worn blankets often cowered in limp piles on the floor. <br> Mike's section, too, was a mess, but, if one looked, orginization could be found. There was a section for everything, be it on the floor, a shelf, or heaped on his desk. His bed was made, tough haphazardly. <br> Despite the differences, the imilarities were uncanny for sibling of the opposite gender. Being so, you can only begin to imagine the bond one felt f the other and vicd versa. They had only each other in a medicore family that they stood out from so easily. In their family, o, their lives, they were the only people the other felt completely safe around. They accepted their difference. <br> Now, you could imagine Mike's distress when a strange little man came to talk to Claram <p> end of the prologue! How'd you like it? Fromnow on, the story will be in 1st Person. Next ch. Next result. -Frozen_Over

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