Filed: Wednesday, 5th May 2010
By: Staff Writer
It was a great night at the Boleyn as the footballing world came out to celebrate the career of Tony Carr.
Carr - whose All-Star side were beaten 5-1 on the night by the West Ham Utd first XI, managed by former assistant manager Frank Lampard Snr - saw a bumper crowd of almost 14,000 turn out to join in the celebrations, ensuring the kick off was delayed by 15 minutes to allow the latecomers to get into the ground.
Here's a few pictures from a great night...
The two captains - Rio Ferdinand and Scott Parker - lead the teams out
The two teams line up
Tony welcomes Frank Lampard Jnr...
...and Chelsea captain John Terry
PvDC: The KUMB.com 2008/09 Player of the Year takes on the 1999/2000 recipient
Stuart Slater rolls back the years as he cuts inside Jon Spector
England's number one - but will we see the back of Rob Green this summer?
'Tony, give us a wave!' - TC duly obliges
Half time photoshoot with Messrs Cottee, Parris, Martin, Keen etc
The other Ferdinand brother back in claret and blue
How much would these two be worth now? Di Canio and Zola prepare to enter the fray
The current West Ham boss hits the ground running...
...before lifting a sublime chip over keeper Marek Stech (left of picture)
He's no spring chicken but he was too quick for us ... a blurry Di Canio rounds Jerome John before Christian Montano applies the finish
Di Canio with managers Lampard Snr and Carr - and a cheeky brunette (top left)...
Well played sir ... Paolo shakes hands with Hogan Ephraim
Tonks to lead young West Ham side into Europe [1st Jul 2015]
Former Hammer snubs Blades [1st Dec 2014]
New role for Merv [4th Jul 2014]
Tony Carr accepts ambassador role [2nd Jul 2014]
Tony Carr to step down from Academy role [2nd Jul 2014]
Junior's a go-go [26th Jun 2014]
New deal for teenage prodigy [26th Jun 2014]
Ex-Hammer lands new club [2nd Jun 2014]
Carr: he lived for football [28th Apr 2014]
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by Michael Cole
01:17PM 9th May 2010
''Oh! No! Not two of 'em.''
by Harry Wilkinson
06:45PM 7th May 2010
''What was the final score... HAMMERS 4 LIFE!''
02:46PM 7th May 2010
''This must have been a great time! Wish I could have seen Zola on the ball and I can only imagine how it felt for Paulo to hear his name ringing from the Boleyn once more!''
12:16AM 6th May 2010
''I forgot. THANKS, TONY CARR.''
by Sean the Geezer
12:13AM 6th May 2010
''These are the things (pics including, Sir Paolo, Rio, Frank, Cottee. Parris, Keen, Martin, Slater, Willamson, Ferdinand's, Green, Parker, ETC) ( NOT Mentioning, Johnson, Carrick, Cole, De... De... Deffff.... can't remember... and the Legends, that make us the club we are, great players (albeit ex) but this is what makes us WEST HAM. BLUE SQUARE PREMIER or PREMIERSHIP. We will always support them as long as there is a WEST HAM.
We have done so well (sorry, Tony Carr) but we should be proud and bleed Claret and Blue as we always will.
I am an emotional Tart after seeing that and can't help thinking 1966 again ... if we kept a few... TYPICAL WEST HAM.''