Cult Heroes to return to the Boleyn!

A host of Hammers Cult Heroes of days gone by are back at the Boleyn Ground for Sunday's meeting with West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United are delighted that a host of the Club’s most popular Cult Heroes are back at the Boleyn Ground for Sunday’s visit of West Bromwich Albion.

As part of the commemorations to mark the Farewell Boleyn season, a number of home fixtures are being given special themes – with the theme this weekend being ‘Cult Heroes’.

Nearly 20 former favourites spanning five decades of Hammers history will say a personal goodbye to West Ham’s home of 112 years, and will be personally presented to you at half-time.
Bill Lansdowne – Half-back who was part of the West Ham United side which won the Division Two title and promotion to the top flight in 1958.
Peter Brabrook – England winger who set up Ronnie Boyce’s late winner in the 1964 FA Cup final win over Preston North End.

Eddie Bovington – Hard-working defensive midfielder who was part of Ron Greenwood’s all-conquering side of the 1960s.

Brian Dear – Prolific centre forward who starred in the 1965 European Cup Winners’ Cup success and scored five in 2ian 1 minutes against today’s visitors in April of the same year.

Dennis Burnett – Defender who came through the Academy ranks before scoring three goals in 66 appearances.

Peter Bennett – Home-grown forward who won the FA Youth Cup in 1963 and spent eight years in Ron Greenwood’s first-team squad.

Colin Mackleworth – Bow-born FA Youth Cup-winning goalkeeper who debuted in a 4-0 Division One victory over Blackpool in December 1966.

Eddie Presland – Loughton-born Academy graduate defender who scored on his debut in a 2-1 win over Liverpool in February 1965.
Alan Devonshire – Supremely talented winger who made the transition from non-league to international football during 15 fabulous seasons at the Boleyn Ground.

Dudley Tyler – Winger who was part of Hereford United’s giant-killing side of 1972 who spent a season in east London before returning to The Bulls.
Ludek Miklosko – Czech-born goalkeeper who went on to make 373 Hammers appearances over eight seasons and become a true Claret and Blue legend.

Ian Bishop – Long-haired playmaker who spent nearly a decade pulling the strings in the centre of the midfield, playing 284 times and scoring 16 goals.

Martin Allen – ‘Mad Dog’ was a tenacious midfielder who never backed down from the battle, but could also play a bit too!

John Moncur – Another enigmatic, creative midfield player, the Stepney-born player spent nine seasons wowing the Boleyn Ground faithful.

Kenny Brown – The famous son of a famous father, Ken, the Barking-born defender is most famous for scoring the goal that denied Manchester United the title in 1992.
Steve Lomas – German-born Northern Ireland international midfielder who became a respected and, at times, feared club captain during eight years at the Boleyn Ground.

Jimmy Walker – Diminutive, charismatic goalkeeper who won the hearts of West Ham United fans when he suffered a serious knee injury in the 2005 Championship Play-Off final.
The Cult Heroes will be to the fore in Sunday's Official Programme, with exclusive interviews with Ludek Miklosko and modern-day counterpart Adrian!

Issue 11 of the 2015/16 season will be available for just £3.50 in and around the Boleyn Ground on matchday, or you can order online here. To make sure you don't miss a single issue of the Farewell Boleyn campaign, order a subscription for just £90 here.

Alternatively, the Digital Official Programme will be available to download to your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android devices alongside PC and Mac from 9am on matchday.

The Digital Programme comes with all the content you would expect from the print edition, as well as exclusive video footage, meaning fans from all over the globe can get ahead of the action and read their Programme and enjoy exclusive video interviews and highlights.

If you live overseas, that means you can download your Digital Programme before kick-off, with the game being televised live in a large number of countries across the world. The print edition will be available to buy in and around the Boleyn Ground on matchday as usual, packed with all the usual exclusive content.

The Digital Programme offers supporters a number of great additional features, including:
  • Easy to use page-turning technology
  • Simple content navigation and skip-to-page features
  • Interactive content including exclusive video footage
  • Our programmes remember the last page you were viewing
  • Fans can order back-dated issues
  • Apple users will have all their issues hosted in one place on Newsstand for easy access
Hammers supporters can subscribe for the whole season from just £24.99 (fans receive all back issues) or buy individual issues for only £1.99.

The Digital Programme is available on Apple iPad and iPhone, as well as Android and via the Pocketmags app on kindle fire and Blackberry Playbook.