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Ronnie Boyce

Post by johnnyb » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:05 pm

47 years ago today he had his testimonial game against the Mancs. What I would give to see such a player in our midfield these days. Saw his debut in the 5-2 win over Preston in 1962. Scored some very important goals for us too. Great little player.

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Post by Up the Junction » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:51 pm

Time probably hasn't been kind to his importance to the team given those he was associated with and played alongside.

My father always used to hold him in high esteem. And what a goal this was...



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Post by cockney hammer » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:29 pm

ronnie ticker boyce ticker because he use to keep the mdfield ticking tad before my time but my dad rated him highly so that is good enough for me

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Ronnie Boyce who played with West Ham and now lives in Great Ryburgh, with two of his shirts. He holds the one he wore when he scored the winning goal in the 1964 FA Cup Final against Preston, and the other from the Cup Winners Cup in 1965 against TSV Munich 1860
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Post by BondsoBob » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:53 pm

'Ticker' Boyce. One of the West Ham greats. A reminder of when we actually used to win something now and again.

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Post by uptonspark » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:02 pm

Great player and a great servant of the club, I think I remember him managing us for a short while when they disgracefully let Bonzo go.

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Post by johnnyb » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:01 pm

uptonspark wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:02 pm
Great player and a great servant of the club, I think I remember him managing us for a short while when they disgracefully let Bonzo go.
To set the record straight, his debut was in 1960 not 1962. My memory (and other functions) are not as good as once was.

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Post by hayzelden » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:28 pm

Such a brilliant player, fond memories of standing in the pouring rain at the 1964 cup semi at hills borough, where he scored twice

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Post by johnnyb » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:53 pm

hayzelden wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Such a brilliant player, fond memories of standing in the pouring rain at the 1964 cup semi at hills borough, where he scored twice
Can't imagine some of the pansies playing today would fancy playing on that rain-soaked mud heap. Might get their shorts dirty.

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Post by Samba » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:47 pm

Up the Junction wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:51 pm
Time probably hasn't been kind to his importance to the team given those he was associated with and played alongside.
My father always used to hold him in high esteem. And what a goal this was...
Yes, my dad always used to talk about that famous goal. Apparently, Corrigan (a decent keeper) had a bit of a habit of taking a goal kick & then turning his back to the game as he ran back to goal. That day was probably the last time that he did it!
First class anticipation & execution by 'Ticker'.

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Post by cockney hammer » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:15 am

sure he had a greebgrocers shop here in east ham

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Post by johnnyb » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:38 am

cockney hammer wrote:
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sure he had a greebgrocers shop here in east ham
He was an East Ham boy so might have done. Remember Peter Brabrook had a butchers shop around there too. Bobby had his shop opposite the ground, Redknapp had a clothes shop in East Ham and Trevor had a factory in Stratford. Of course, a few old players also had their pubs after retiring. How times have changed.

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Post by old fart » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:21 am

Samba wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:47 pm
Yes, my dad always used to talk about that famous goal. Apparently, Corrigan (a decent keeper) had a bit of a habit of taking a goal kick & then turning his back to the game as he ran back to goal. That day was probably the last time that he did it!
First class anticipation & execution by 'Ticker'.
Jimmy Greaves 2 goal debut wasn't it?

Ticker has tiny feet sure he only takes a size 5 as often with engine room midfielders he gets forgotten

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Post by peter49uk » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:35 am

Fond memories of Ticker, up there with the best of WHU. The original unsung hero. Remember seeing him Old Church Hospital visiting a fellow that used to stand behind the goal south bank, his scarf used to be covered in badges etc. I was visiting my mum and Ticker came in looking like you do when visiting and I just said to him hes further down Ronnie, I just new who he was looking for.

On shops don't forget Frank sen had the cleaners at the Robin Hood, oh and Trevor used to hold his business meetings in the Coopers Arms Chadwell Heath with his mates.

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Post by Heysel76 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:14 pm

[quote="cockney hammer"

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Ronnie Boyce who played with West Ham and now lives in Great Ryburgh, with two of his shirts. He holds the one he wore when he scored the winning goal in the 1964 FA Cup Final against Preston, and the other from the Cup Winners Cup in 1965 against TSV Munich 1860
Paid a visit a few years ago, as i grew up round the corner from him & his family in Hornchurch.
Absolute gent, let me & my Son try on those shirts & pose with his winners medals. :crest:

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Post by Puff Daddy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:17 pm

Was there ever a more West Ham player than him ? Don't think he ever had a poor match for us. Ronnie Boyce :thup:

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Post by Estuary » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:33 pm

Great player and a great coach to.

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Post by The Old Mile End » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:52 pm

cockney hammer wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:15 am
sure he had a greengrocers shop here in east ham
Don't think it was a greengrocers shop, might have been a grocers. It was down near Haldane Road. It was his parents shop and named Boyces IIRC. It was there well into the 70's. They displayed the FA Cup in the shop window shortly after the 1964 cup final.

I asked him about this at a function some years back and he confirmed the bit about the cup being displayed in the shop widnow.

Lovely bloke Ronnie Boyce - salt of the earth.

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Post by Heysel76 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:25 pm

[quote="The Old Mile End" They displayed the FA Cup in the shop window shortly after the 1964 cup final.
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Ron also had the Job of taking home the FA cup on the night we won it in 75.
He was worried it would get stolen, so his friend opposite me looked after it.
So i ended up with pics of me holding the cup on the Sunday morning.
I actually left these at Ron's when i visited (could you post them back Gary if you read this :lol: )

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Post by Samba » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:59 pm

old fart wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:21 am
Jimmy Greaves 2 goal debut wasn't it?
It was! 21/3/70, a 5-1 win away to Man City! 2 goals also to Hurst & the cracker from Boyce.
First game without Martin Peters who had gone in the opposite direction to Greaves (Spurs).
After the December home game when even with Moore, Hurst & Peters, we'd lost 4-0!

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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:11 pm

am pretty sure it was on MotD back then..muddy pitch...think that was probably the last goals that Greavsie scored for us !!!

well he probably did score more but not many...

Googled:

13 in 38 which isn't awful 1 in about 3 but compared to:

Chelsea - 124 in 157
AC Milan - 9 in 12
Spurs - 220 in 321

wasn't that great in comparison..

that's pretty prolific overall goal record though isn't it ? almost Messi or Ronaldo- esque

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