Best wishes, Ken

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 26th October 2015

Legendary local journalist Ken Dyer is recovering at home after suffering a heart attack.

The popular Evening Standard writer, who has reported on West Ham United for more than 40 years, was taken ill just over a week ago. Rushed to hospital where he received emergency treatment, Dyer has since been allowed to return home where he is currently recuperating.

A regular attendee at the Boleyn Ground over the years and a former travelling companion of Hammers photographer Steve Bacon, lifelong-supporter Dyer pens a weekly column for West Ham United's match day programme as well as writing for the Standard.

He was also the ghost writer for former West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, whose weekly column appeared in the Standard during his four years at the helm.

In his latest column for West Ham's programme, which appeared on page 75 of last weekend's Chelsea edition, Dyer recalled his favourite encounters with the Blues over the years - including the 5-5 draw at Stamford Bridge in December 1966 and the 4-0 win, also at the Bridge, in 1986.

Everyone at would like to wish Ken a speedy recovery.

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