Monday, May 15, 2006

Statue Stew...



In a bid to liven this place up, this evening I m introducing a new feature…. named the statue stew. In this particular stew, will be a number of ingredients in which enable me to rabbit on about something statue related, other than introducing actual people stood by their statues…

Tonight I’m simply gonna rabbit on about this statue above which I would very much like to stand by. It shows the then England captain Bobby Moore, holding up the Jules Rimet World Cup trophy in 1966. He is being hoisted aloft by fellow England & West Ham teammates; Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, along with Everton defender Ray Wilson (who also once played for West Ham). It is located near to West Ham’s Upton Park ground, but as it was unveiled in 2003, I didn’t see it when I last visited the ground (for West Ham vs Chesterfield in the League Cup in the 1993/94 season, which we won 5-1) *cough* …!

So, despite my attendance being limited over the years, I am a bit of a closet West Ham fan. A completely gutted one following the result in our biggest match for 26 years at the weekend, but a bit of a proud one nonetheless at the moment. Roll on the World Cup…

Basically I will have to find three other West Ham fans to re-enact this fantastic statue at some stage. We’ll all have to have a go at being Bobby Moore.

For those of you who aren't interested in football, doesn't the colour of the above statue compliment the background to this website ;-)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

for what it's worth said statue was still being occupied at about 8pm on Saturday by various drunk cockney geezers and their cut-purse offspring.

Ballerina said...

Hey Statue John, Have you ever seen the film, Eurotrip? Nice portrayal of football fans---