All four of West Ham United's February fixtures have new dates or kick-off times.
The home Barclays Premier League match against Manchester United has been moved to Sunday 8 February, with a 4.15pm kick-off. As a result, the trip to Southampton has been put back 24 hours to Wednesday 11 February, with a 7.45pm kick-off.
The away game at Tottenham Hotspur will now be played on Sunday 22 February at 12pm. Finally, the home London derby against Crystal Palace stays on Saturday 28 February but will now kick-off at 12.45pm.
A huge thank you to Your Local Paper and the Lynn News for running a story about Ronnie Boyce's attendance at the King's Lynn Irons Club Christmas meal 2014!
A West Ham United footballing legend was the special guest at the King’s Lynn Irons Club’s 2014 Christmas meal on Friday 5 December.
Ronnie Boyce, who played for the Hammers 342 times including the 1964 FA Cup Final win and the European Cup Winners Cup final the following year, was one of the the first to arrive and last to leave the festive event at the Riverside Restaurant in Lynn.
The 71-year-old posed for pictures with members, signed West Ham programmes and recounted countless stories of his time playing, coaching and scouting for the East London club during a Q&A session.
David Blackmore, media, publicity & communications officer at KLIC, said: “Having Ronnie as the guest of our Christmas meal was a very special occasion in the history of the King’s Lynn Irons Club. I had the privilege of sitting on his table and it was an absolute pleasure to hear the stories of his life with West Ham.
“For many West Ham fans, his most important goal was the last minute winner in the 1964 FA Cup final which brought the prized trophy back to the East End for the first time in the club’s history but it was also refreshing to hear Ronnie reliving his amazing goal against Manchester City – a goal that was later shown to all members both young and old on a projector behind Ronnie.
“He was a firm favourite with the Hammers faithful back in the 1960s and it wasn’t hard to see why. He was brilliant from start to finish. A true professional, he was honest, friendly, warm, personable, and I really liked everything about him.
"People always say don't meet your heroes because they'll disappoint you but for our members who are old enough to have watched him play, Ronnie was everything they thought he would be and more. We'd like to say a huge thank you to Ronnie for making so many KLIC members patients happy and for giving up his time to be our guest.”
David added: “The highlight for me was when Ronnie was asked about his week in charge of West Ham after the infamous Lou Macari reign had come to an end. He smiled as he recounted his confusion when confronted by 30+ reporters after training when it emerged he was caretaker manager before he spoke of his pride of being undefeated during his short tenure as West Ham’s gaffer – a 1-1 draw away at Swindon Town, which according to Ronnie was a hard place to go to in 1990.”
Thank you all for attending last night. It was a wonderful occasion and a very special evening in the history of the King's Lynn Irons Club. As promised, here is a link to the original and high resolution pictures. I've also uploaded the pictures to the photo gallery page on our website. Here's to another three points this weekend.
What a day. My son Ben and I arrive at Norwich Train Station at 11.30am on Saturday morning on our way to the Southampton game only to find our train's been cancelled.
Nothing new in that but it should have been the alarm bell warning that today was not going to be a good one.
After sitting on a hot, dirty packed train to Cambridge and arriving at Kings Cross and to find the Hammersmith and City line wasn't running any sane person with parental responsibilities, would surely have said 'come on son let's go to the pub'.
Three out of our first five home games will be screened live on Sky or BT. Indeed, they are three consecutive games in September and October.
*Hull City v West Ham United, Monday 15 September 2014, 8pm
*West Ham United v Liverpool, Saturday 20 September 2014, 5.30pm
*West Ham United v Queens Park Rangers, Sunday 5 October 2014, 4.15pm
*West Ham United v Manchester City, Saturday 25 October 2014, 12.45pm
On behalf of your KLIC committee, Welcome to our 2013/2014 end of season meal and the end of another eventful season.
It’s certainly been a bumpy ride with a little too much time spent around the lower end of the league table. We did, however, secure our Premier League standing and we must now ensure that the next two seasons bring a greater degree of stability as we look ahead to moving to our magnificent new stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in August 2016. We should remember that there were some highlights during the season, beating Spurs three times was right up there.