Hammers remember club legend Bobby Moore
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West Ham will mark the 20th anniversary of the death of club legend and World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore with special events over two days.
The Hammers number six tragically died from bowel cancer at the age of 51, on February 24, 1993.
And to commemorate the day, there will be a special wreath-laying ceremony at the Heroes Statue on the corner of Green Street and Barking Road at 11am on Sunday, when club officials and supporters will be able to pay their respects.
The following evening, there is a special programme of events to coincide with the match between West Ham and Tottenham at the Boleyn Ground.
A host of Moore’s team-mates from his time at Upton Park have been invited to attend the game as special guests, including fellow World Cup winners Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst as well as Sir Trevor Brooking.
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There will be a minute’s applause prior to kick-off for the player who made 544 appearances for the club between 1958 and 1974.
Meanwhile, supporters sitting in the Bobby Moore Stand will be invited to take part in displaying a special mosaic depicting Moore’s famous claret and blue number six shirt, which was retired in August 2008, to mark the 50th anniversary of his debut for the Hammers.
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The match has been designated as one of the Bobby Moore Fund games, while a special 100-page official programme is being produced, priced at £4, where a donation of 50p for every sale will go to the Fund.
There are plenty of other surprises in store for what should be an emotional night at the Boleyn Ground, with a sell-out crowd as well as live TV coverage (Sky Sports 1) there to witness it.