We All Follow The West Ham!

The opening game against Juventus at the new Stadium will be a marvellous spectacle, say the Hammers of Italy
Founder member of the Hammers of Italy, Nicola Morosini, thinks the Club’s opening game at the new Stadium against Juventus will be a marvellous spectacle…
Following the Club’s announcement of the opening match at the new Stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, we at the Hammers of Italy are excited for the match-up.
It is a prestigious game for West Ham United against one of the top international teams. Personally, I do not like Juventus a great deal, and nor do half of the Italian fans out there. But they are still the Italian team who have won the most titles and they are the giants of the country, so it is an honour for both West Ham to welcome them and for Juventus to be the first opposition in the Hammers’ new ground.
Juventus are celebrating another league title this year after an incredible comeback in the second half of the Serie A. There are many Juventus players of international prestige, namely Gianluigi Buffon. The goalkeeper is actually my fellow citizen, too (we are both born in Carrara, Tuscany; the white marble city).
He long ago in his book declared that West Ham was one of five teams in which he would have come over to England to play for. Why? Gianluigi said: "Why West Ham? Because of the supporters. I knew the West Ham supporters during my time as a football fan. The West Ham fans follow the Hammers with an extraordinary energy.”
Juventus supporters have a special feeling with those of Notts County in the English game, too. The Italian side derived its famous black and white striped kits from the club.
Juventus have played in black and white striped shirts since 1903. Originally, they played in pink shirts with a black tie, which only occurred due to the wrong shirts being sent to them. The father of one of the players made the earliest shirts, but continual washing faded the color so much that in 1903, the club sought to replace them.
Juventus asked one of their team members, Englishman John Savage, if he had any contacts in England who could supply new shirts in a color that would better withstand the elements. He had a friend who lived in Nottingham, who being a Notts County supporter, shipped out the black and white striped shirts to Turin.
There’s no doubt that the match at the new Stadium will be a marvellous spectacle, and anyone lucky enough to get themselves a ticket for the match will already be looking forward to the occasion.
Come on you Irons for the rest of the campaign!