Farewell Boleyn: The 70s

Over the last week fans have flooded the Club with their fantastic memories of the Boleyn Ground during West Ham United's golden era.

The suggestions and votes you have supplied will form the basis of our celebrations during our final season. With your support we will ensure that a fitting farewell is paid to the Club's home for the last 110 years before the move to our magnificent new Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2016/17.

It is now time to focus on your fondest memories of the 70s, when the legendary likes of Sir Trevor Brooking and Billy Bonds picked up the mantle.

It was a time of more home-grown glory for West Ham, including fielding the last all-English team to win the FA Cup in 1975, with nine of the starting XI and the manager, John Lyall, born in east London or Essex.

To get the memories flowing, West Ham TV caught up with Hammers favourite Keith Robson at the Boleyn Ground, recalling his standout moment, the European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt on 14 April 1976 - a match considered to be one of the greatest in West Ham's history.

"It rained all day that day, it never stopped raining and three hours before the kick-off it was full," said Robson. "You just couldn't get into the ground and the pitch was like a quagmire, water all over it.

"We were 2-1 down from the first leg so we had to come here and win by two clear goals and luckily everything went according to plan."

On the question of his favourite West Ham player of the decade he told us: "Billy Bonds was my hero. He still is, by the way."

Now we want to hear from you. First up, we want you to pick your favourite player from the 70s, and once again the field is bursting with candidates.

As well as Sir Trevor and Billy Bonds, there is Alan Taylor, whose goals led West Ham to Wembley glory in 75; Bryan 'Pop' Robson, whose two stints at the Club during the 70s brought 104 goals; the trailblazing Bermudan centre forward Clyde Best and the many heroes of the march to the European Cup Winners' Cup final in 76.

Whoever it is and whatever your reasons, we want to hear them. You can vote via our poll on whufc.com or alternatively tweet us your winner with #Boleyn70s.

We want your votes on the top West Ham player of the 70s from the ten names shortlisted in our online poll.

Clyde Best, Billy Bonds, Trevor Brooking, Pat Holland, Frank Lampard Sr, Kevin Lock, John McDowell, Keith Robson, Bryan 'Pop' Robson, Alan Taylor.

Then it's open forum. Tell us your favourite goal, favourite match, and favourite memory from the 70s, either on Twitter, Facebook or via email at [email protected].  

They need not be the moments that every other fan will remember, just the ones that meant the most to you.

To ensure you are here for the final season celebrations at the Boleyn Ground, get your name on the 2015/16 Season Ticket waiting list now (hyperlink). Your 2015/16 Season Ticket will also secure your place in the migration to our new home at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.