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Pike, unsung hero

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Good read on the west ham website,Geoff Pike, unsung hero of some of our best times.

Geoff Pike - My West Ham Scrapbook. Read more:
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deanox wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:18 am
Good read on the west ham website,Geoff Pike, unsung hero of some of our best times.

Geoff Pike - My West Ham Scrapbook. Read more:
https://www.whufc.com/node/446026
Good player but back then I used to go and watch the reserves occasionally and I always thought Ray Houghton, who was at the club at the time, was worth looking at in the first team which would have been at his expense.

Do remember one game though where Pike scored an absolute "worldie". A mid air bicycle kick strike from outside the penalty area that flew in at the South Bank. Think it may have been against Norwich but it was so long ago I can't be sure. And a part of our best ever season (85/86) of course. Happy days.
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Good read.

Very underrated.With Brooking and Devonshire being fans favorites,if things weren't going well,some fans would blame him.An important cog in very good sides in 80/.81 and 86.
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Pikey was pretty well loved at Upton....didn't get the headlines much...but was loved by us nonetheless..

100% every game..thats what we want..thats what he gave.

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Always gave his all did Pikey.

Nice chap too.

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Geoff Pike never got the accolades like Sir Trev and Devo but he was such an important part of that excellent team. He would tackle hard and fair and scored some cracking goals for us.
I loved his celebrations on the pitch when we won the FA Cup in 1980 - showed just how much it meant to him.

That early 80s team was superb - entertaining and successful and GP was an integral part of it.

A true Hammer and one of my all time favourites - Mr Reliable.

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Always thought he was a top player , who did a lot that went unnoticed .

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always remember his header at Old Trafford.

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prince of wales wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:25 pm
always remember his header at Old Trafford.
Was there that day, cracking game, and a thoroughly deserved win
Love a cup of Rosey I do.

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prince of wales wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:25 pm
always remember his header at Old Trafford.
Yep that header against Man U was one of the best I have ever seen ....great player....the glue in the midfield....very underrated.

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