Photo: Legend Sir Geoff Hurst and divisive ex-boss Sam Allardyce say goodbye to Upton Park

Sam Allardyce Press Conference Disappointed 12/02/2014

The pair had differing relationships with the West Ham faithful.

This season is proving to be a memorable sign off for the Boleyn Ground. West Ham United move out of Upton Park this summer for their new home at the Olympic Stadium - and a new dawn for the football club.

It is an exciting time but also a sad time but West Ham are putting a positive spin on the developments as much as possible.

One scheme they are running is a wall in which managers and ex-players who attend games at Upton Park this season can say goodbye to the stadium before the move.

At the weekend Sunderland were the visitors and two interesting familiar faces said their goodbyes.

Sir Geoff Hurst, who scored a hat-trick in England's triumphant World Cup final of 1966, was at the game this weekend and he was snapped saying his farewell to a ground in which he played for 13 years:

So from the unflinchingly popular to the more controversial. Sam Allardyce was of course present - as he took his current side Sunderland to the ground.

A divisive boss during his time in London his style of play won few suitors, but he kept West Ham in the Premier League - providing the foundations for such an excellent season:

Two men with polar fondness among the West Ham faithful - but both had to say goodbye to this historic ground.

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