Extracts of Blagg's football blogs as he follows West Ham United and England through the usual series of near disasters.

Featuring links to the Annual Billy Blagg Advent Calendar of Christmas Songs.

Also featuring guest appearances by 'Captain Olympic'.

About Billy Blagg

Born at an early age a mere defenders spit from the Boleyn ground, Billy Blagg has seen every West Ham game from 1898 onwards.

Pushed over the wall at Wembley by a rich uncle, Blagg was on the touchline for the White Horse final of 1923 and was fortunate enough to have been given leave from the Russian front in 1943 to see the Hammers lift the Wartime Cup at the same stadium.

Blagg was mentioned by Kenneth Wolstenholme in 1966 as one of the people on the pitch during the famous Hammers win over West Germany that lifted the World Cup, and he returned again for the 1975 and 1980 FA Cup victories.

Blagg, 26, now lives with Lady Blagg in a small semi-detached with chintz curtains in Dagenham, Essex and still attends every Hammers match and training session.

His hobbies are walking his Shetland pony and riding a one-wheeled bike round the walls of his shed. He can often be found on his allotment wearing his famous claret and blue woolly bobble hat (knitted by his Nan in 1921) and whistling songs from Van der Graff Generator's second album.

He should not be approached by small children and ladies wearing thigh boots.

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