No Finer Fan!

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Down streets that the Holy Trinity
Made immortal to the claret and blue
They’re having a knees up, that could last to infinity
Like Alf Garnett and co used to do.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 As the faithful turn up at the Boleyn
To see ‘The Irons’ run out on the pitch
The ‘Star Spangled Banner’ is what they’ll be singing
For an ‘Ammer’ whose just struck it rich.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 East Londoners are known as the salt of the earth
For all pulling together, during The Blitz
And Bobby Moore, Martin Peters and Geoff (hatrick) Hurst
Are still locally worshipped, for the ’66’ hammering of Fritz.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 I digress, let’s get back to that ‘Ammer’
The one who’s the top of the tree
With his family connections out in Essex
There can only for him, be one team.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 So next time he appears on the telly indoors
On Newsnight, News at Ten or Panorama
Remember he’s a bona fide ‘Ammer’ like Hurst, Peters or Moore,
The new president of America… Barack Obama!



This rumour has been buzzing round East London for the last couple of days, turns out Barack (I’m an Ammer) Obama, has been seen down at The Boleyn. Though not recently, of course, he’s left Gian-Franco Zola and Stevie Clarke to sort out The Irons problems in the Premiership, coz he’s had more pressing matters to attend to!



East London based fans of West Ham United use either ‘The Irons’ or ‘The Ammers’ as nicknames for their team.

Source: https://footballpoets.org/poems/no-finer-fan/