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2013-03-27T09:00:00 Updated 2015-02-19T01:03:57

'I'm sure Bobby would love it'

The late, great Bobby Moore OBE was often described as being years ahead of his time on the football pitch.

A ball-playing defender whose technique and reading of the game were considered to be among the best the sport has ever seen, Moore captained West Ham United and England to glory in the 1960s.

Moore led West Ham to the FA Cup in 1964 and European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965 before skippering his country to FIFA World Cup glory in 1966. In all, he played 646 times for West Ham between 1958 and 1974, scoring 27 goals and was voted Hammer of the Year on four occasions.

The legend's daughter Roberta Moore believes her forward-thinking father would have also embraced his club's impending move to the Olympic Stadium. Speaking exclusively to West Ham TV, Roberta said her Dad would have been excited about the prospect of the Hammers playing at a larger, modern venue where more supporters could watch their team in action.

"I think Bobby was very proud of his country and he played for England and he would have loved the Olympics and the legacy that it has left," said Roberta, who recently returned to the Boleyn Ground to mark the 20th anniversary of her father's passing. She was joined on an emotional evening by Moore's grandchildren Poppy, Ava and Freddie.

"I think he would think it is a fantastic move. Upton Park is the spiritual home of West Ham, but life moves forward and I think it's a wonderful opportunity and I'm sure he would think it's an amazing opportunity as well. It's fantastic.

"If it means more people can get to see West Ham play, then much the better, so I'm sure he would love it."

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