Who is the greatest Hammer of all time? Who would make your top 10? Or even your top 25?

These are just a few of the questions Blowing Bubbles Monthly has attempted to solve as it kicks off 2017 with a countdown of the 40 greatest Hammers of all time.

A panel of influential West Ham supporters helped the popular monthly magazine pull together the list, which will spark huge debate amongst Hammers supporters, for their January issue.

David Blackmore, editor of Blowing Bubbles, said: “Producing a list such as this is fraught with difficulty. How do you compare players from different eras successfully?

“Very few fans alive today will have seen West Ham play before the Second World War and the game has changed dramatically over the last century anyway. Then there is the question of what makes a great.

“How do you also rank a player who spent more than a decade at the club against another whose star shined brighter but for a far shorter period?

“Nevertheless, our panel has attempted to solve these problems and we believe this list, while certainly far from perfect, at least makes a fair stab at it. We hope everyone enjoys this countdown and are not too disappointed if their favourite player is lower than you would have expected or hoped!”

Read the list as well as columns from Phil Parkes and George Parris and an exclusive interview with Ian Bishop in Blowing Bubbles’ January issue.

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