By Pete May
"Essex scribe and literary Hammer Pete may well writes with humour and eloquence in regards to the so much turbulent yr of swap on the Boleyn for the reason that Ken’s Café acquired a bath of Flora." Phill Jupitus
West Ham's ultimate season on the Boleyn flooring was once consistently going to be memorable. It featured a brand new supervisor in Slaven Bilic, the arriving of a French magician referred to as Dimitri Payet and away wins at Arsenal, Liverpool and guy urban - let alone an unforeseen tilt on the most sensible 4 and an epic final video game on the Boleyn opposed to guy United.
But a brand new starting is round the nook and, as he and his fellow Hammers organize to change the gritty East finish streets of E13 for the glossy procuring centres of Stratford, lifelong supporter Pete may perhaps displays at the distinctive position the Boleyn flooring has occupied within the hearts of generations of Irons fans.
Whether it is the notorious chants of the Bobby Moore Stand, the pre-match fry-ups at Ken's Café or the thrill of sticky carpets, garbage ale and blokes making a song on pool tables within the pubs round Upton Park, Pete's thoughts are absolute to resonate with legions of the claret-and-blue military as they are saying farewell to the Boleyn and input a brand new period on the London Stadium.