BRYAN “POP ROBSON: 1971-1974 & 1976-1979
APPEARANCES 254 GOALS 104
Signed from Newcastle (February 1971) for a record Hammer’s fee of £120,000 by Ron Greenwood.
28 stunning strikes during the 1972/73 campaign that saw him top the Football League scoring charts to win the Golden Boot award but, curiously, no England call-up.
Rejoineing the Hammers in October 1976.
POP had two spells at west ham scoring 54 and 50 goals.
“My father-in-law suggested: ‘First game? Put yourself about, tackle hard and play at high tempo.’ Aware of that record fee, I ran around like a lunatic. After half-hour, a big Cockney voice boomed from the Chicken Run:
C’mon liven it up son, you’re at West Ham now!’ (BRYAN “POP ROBSON) See Less