Tuesday 30 Mar
Updated Tuesday 30 Mar 12:44
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One-Two-Five | Episode Three: Sue

 

"West Ham means… my Dad, our whole family, friendship, great highs, deep lows, frustration, joy and a need to support them.

"I don’t know where that need comes from, but it is a need to support them."

For Sue Adams, that is a need which has prevailed throughout 65 years as a West Ham United supporter.

Fans have always been the beating heart of West Ham United, an ever-constant being the unwavering support of the Claret and Blue Army, young and old alike.

To commemorate West Ham United’s 125th anniversary year – it was in 1895 that Thames Ironworks FC was formed – West Ham TV have been celebrating the unique anecdotes, memories and connections which have bound supporters to the Club for life.

Throughout the mini-documentary series, we've been speaking to Hammers fans, young and old, about their memories following their beloved West Ham United.

Our third episode centres on Sue, who has supported the Club for over half of its entire history!

Sue is an active member of Any Old Irons, a scheme led by the West Ham United Foundation on behalf of the Club, which was created in 2015 in a bid to tackle social isolation and loneliness among older people in the east London and Essex area, and has been a particular focus for the Club during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

"I thought my life was full, but I think the one thing about Any Old Irons is the fact that nobody seems to have any side," Sue reflected. 

"Nobody seems to be trying to prove themselves in any way. People are just there because of one thing – they love West Ham United."

An East London local, Sue also discusses her earliest memories of the Chicken Run and Boleyn Ground; sitting next to Alvin Martin's family at the 1980 FA Cup Final; and recollections of Billy Bonds, Paolo di Canio, Mark Noble - and more.

Do any of Sue's memories resonate with you? Watch the video above to find out.