Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Tribute to John Lyall

Over 30 ex-Hammers players who had the privilege of working with John are attending tonight's game and will be introduced on the pitch before the kick-off. Amongst those attending are Sir Trevor Brooking, Paul Allen, Ronnie Boyce, Bobby Barnes, Ken Brown, Paul Brush, Tony Carr, David Cross, Alan Curbishley, Mervyn Day, Alan Devonshire, Brian Dear, Bobby Gould, Paul Goddard, George Parris, Pat Holland, Billy Jennings, Kevin Keen, Vic Keeble, Alvin Martin, Mick McGiven, Jimmy Neighbour, Phil Parkes, Geoff Pike, Steve Potts, Keith Robson, Alan Taylor and Steve Walford.

Other News Schoolboy midfielder Tom Harvey will sign his first full-time contract with West Ham tonight. Harvey, who represents England at under-16 level, has been at Upton Park since the age of 10 and will join the Academy playing staff this summer. A dynamic midfielder with bags of energy, Tom has already made several appearances for the under-18 side this season and travelled with the reserve team on a number of occasions.

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