Tony Carr MBE
Tony Carr has been has been awarded an MBE in honour for his services to football. Carr first heard of the award a day after his testimonial game.
"The letter dropped through my door the day after the testimonial," said Carr. "The morning afterwards, there it was. It just said 'you have been nominated for an MBE, having been recommended by the Prime Minister's office for the Queen to consider'.
"It is very humbling to think that you have been recognised by the establishment. It won't change me but I am so grateful. I also have to thank a lot of people for their part in my career. Certainly if it wasn't for John Lyall, I might never have been interested in coaching."
Something tells me that after tonight's howler there won't be any awards in the post for Robert Green any time soon.
In fact it is probably safe to assume that Green is going to have a hard time of it on the road next season with opposing fans. Green is a big enough man to take the inevitable stick on the chin and I'm still hoping that those performances are going to be in a West Ham shirt.