East London Press is proud to announce news of our latest publication. 5MANAGERS was a one season only fanzine run solely by Joe England. Its title, a homage to perhaps the only football club to have had 5 managers spanning nearly a century; Syd King, Charlie Paynter, Ted Fenton, Ron Greenwood and John Lyall. The fanzine wanted to focus on the years before the origins of the Premier League, when Upton Park still retained the essence of its true history and identity on and off the pitch; a compact, intimidating and very special football ground. Featured inside this publication are the exclusive interviews with West Ham United legends; Frank Lampard Senior, Mark Ward, Kenny Brown, Frank McAvennie and John Sissons. Also included in this unique football book is conversations with Mark Phillips (West Ham U/18s Coach), Jeff Turner (Cockney Rejects), Grant Fleming (photographer, film maker), authors John King (The Football Factory) and Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), musician Jah Wobble (Public Image Ltd, Invaders of the Heart) and former Chelsea legend, Charlie Cooke. There are also contributions from an array of very talented West Ham United supporters. With a foreword by Mark Ward, this book is a fitting compilation of those final season issues, as well as a lament to the famous former home of West Ham United FC. Upton Park is gone, but never forgotten.
‘5MANAGERS is the best West Ham fanzine
since Fortunes Always Hiding’
– Phill Jupitus
We can confirm that out of respect for all the hard work he has done, we have given Joe England the opportunity to sell limited copies of the book firsthand and you can order direct from his PUSH website: http://www.pushmagazine.co.uk/shop.html
Once Joe has sold his copies, and we expect this to happen rapidly, then the book will be sold through our ELP website as well as in selected independent bookshops throughout the UK.