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Gutted to hear about this. I met up with George in Amsterdam once, then again at the second play off final (v. Preston). Once more after a home draw v. Arsenal when everyone headed to the Duke of Edinburgh. We kept in touch through social media, so I knew the end was coming. Still a terrible shock though.
I remember the "Make Hatem a Hammer Campaign", as mentioned by Norse, and the "Being Amsterhammer" evening. It was Lost Hammer who did the Photoshop IIRC. Good to see some people contributing to this thread that I haven't seen online since those days, though none of us would have chosen these circumstances.
RIP George, and condolences to Mark and family.
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I remember him from here, and also he was involved in setting up little chatboxes with radio streams in the days before Wembley and all the video options. I have only good memories of chatting with him.
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Remember him well, a real core part of KUMB in the early days. Only ever heard good things about him from those who met him in person, seemed like a great bloke. Rest well, Amsterhammer
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Funnily enough, I was thinking about the old posters from yesteryear when reading the drink thread in the snug and he popped up into my head.
Greatest Cockney Rip Off
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I remember him from the Earl of Wakefield back in the day (must be nearly 20 years ago now) and I do recall talking to him on several occasions but I was usually so mashed after a game I barely remember what we spoke about. Always seemed a good sort and I never had a problem with him but I remember him having a spat with a few off here (who no longer post) and he was gone allof a sudden, never to be seen again.
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Sad news. Only briefly interacted with him when I first started, but seemed a good bloke
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Rest in peace
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Oh, damn. One of the stand-out names (along with that crazy Greek fella) from my early and more prolific days on KUMB back when I was a mere teenager. Makes me realise how big a part of my life this website has been, and for how long.
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Rest in peace
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George found a special offer at the Black Lion that day. Buy two pints and get a free Gnome.
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Rest in peace Amsterhammer. Thoughts with his family and friends.
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When the message board changed in 02 I think it was, 4 members stuck out at that time..... Sicknote, Chalks, Frankie Mac and Amsterhammer.
Seemed like a game of tennis such was the quantity of posts. Before you knew it their posts were in the 1000s. Good days.
Met Amsterhammer during one of his visits when we used to frequent the Earl of Wakefield.
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I remember him on here - good guy. Rest In Peace AmsterHammer
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RIP George. One of the originals. Enjoyed his company in the Wakefield, f*** me we all had some great afternoons and early evenings in there.
Those late nights on here with George, Sicknote, Di greekio, lost hammer etc used to be hilarious
RIP mate. A good man, and finally reunited with his wife
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I have known George for many years, and watched many a game in his (excellent) company here in Amsterdam.
He certainly wasn’t known for suffering fools gladly, but was a remarkable man in many ways and was able to speak knowledgeably and intelligently on a wide range of subjects.
He will be sorely missed by all of us Hammers in Amsterdam. RIP George old friend ⚒
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Sorry to see this, I vaguely remember him as a mod from the early days.
Tide and time wait for no man.
Still, despite the circumstances some lovely photos of "Crimewatch: KUMB Edition" there.
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Just seeing this today. Very sad news this is. He was one of the most prolific posters in the early days. I joined at the end of '99, and I bet Amster still has thousands more posts than I have. What matters is that most of his posts were interesting and passionate. I definitely associate this site from the early years with him and a few others. Surprised to hear he was American as well. I always assumed he was from the East End. My condolences to George's family and friends and tho the old timers here at KUMB. Time marches on.