June 8 - Roy Bennett

Name: Roy Bennett

Lives: Benfleet, Essex

Occupation: Clerical worker

Years Supporting West Ham: 55

Why Did You Begin Supporting West Ham: I was born in Plaistow and went to see my first game because they were my local side. Once I had seen them in action, I was hooked for life.

What Was The First Match You Saw Live: Versus Plymouth Argyle in early 1946. We won 7-0, centre forward Don Travis scored four on his debut and Terry Woodgate scored three from the right wing - different titles for positions in those days. 

Where Do You Watch Hammers Matches From: Unfortunately, mainly from the armchair these days but I occasionally get to see the boys, when I sit in the Bobby Moore stand with my son, who has a season ticket and keeps me informed. 

Who Is Your Favourite All Time Hammer: Sir Robert....Bobby Moore!

Who Is Your Favourite Current Hammer: Stuart Pearce, without a doubt.

What Is Your Most Memorable Match: Versus TSV Munich 1860 at Wembley in 1965 - I never got home until 3am that night, but it was well worth it. 

What Is Your Most Memorable Goal: Ray Stewart's last minute penalty against Liverpool in the 1981 League Cup final to equalise their offside goal - even though we lost the replay.

What Is The Best Thing About Supporting West Ham: They play such good football and it is always played simply, but you always get 100% effort which is all that you can ask of players.

What Is The Worst Thing About Supporting West Ham: Their happy knack of beating the major sides in the league one week and then losing to minor sides the next week - usually a team from three leagues below. But we still love 'em.

What Is Your All Time Memory as a Hammers Fan: Being able to watch the FA Cup final in 1964 on TV and then the following year seeing the European
Cup Winners' Cup final in the flesh and then the boys winning the World Cup final in 1966. The newspaper headline next day said: WEST HAM UTD 4 WEST GERMANY 2...and they were right for once.