This extraordinary photograph takes us right back to 1964… a time when everything… including sport… was just a little bit simpler!
Any idea what the gentleman has wrapped in the blanket?
This is Ron Greenwood, the Manager of West Ham United Football Club, and the object sitting on his knees is the FA Cup. That’s right. West Ham had just won the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium and Mr Greenwood is heading home on the tube to show his prize to him family. In the 1963-1964 season West Ham won the cup final against Preston North End 3 – 2, the Irons’ first FA Cup victory.
I wonder if the lady on the bench with Mr Greenwood had any idea what was going on.
Thanks to the brilliant Alan Sherry for bringing this snap from the past to my attention. It’s a cracker.