A lot of West Ham fans were quick to praise former Iron Steve Potts after COYIrons wished the player happy birthday.
It clearly seems that the Englishman left fond memories at the club as fans discussed how good he was and it is easy to see why as he enjoyed a great career in East London.
The defender managed to make 506 appearances for the side, per West Ham United, from 1985-2002 and even managed to score one goal along the way, whilst picking up the accolade of ‘Hammer of the Year’ twice, once in 1993 and again in 1995.
Was Steve Potts the best footballer to play for West Ham?
It is amazing to see how long the player was at the club, and his loyalty has not gone unrewarded as he now finds himself as a coach for the youth sides and the young academy prospects will surely be starstruck that they are learning from a legend of the club.
Here is what fans had to say following the tweet, with one even dubbing him as “Mr Dependable”:
🎈 Happy 53rd Birthday to former #WHUFC defender Steve Potts ⚒
— COYIrons (@COYIrons_com) May 7, 2020
Best West Ham player ever . Was one of the shortest central defender but my goodness he did not give up
— Damion Waters (@WatersDamion) May 7, 2020
Now there was an underrated player.
— Rumbletoe (@rumbletoe) May 7, 2020
What a handsome chap he was and what a cracking kit!!!
— Tom Aldridge (@Thomas_Aldridge) May 7, 2020
— Mike McCarthy (@MikeMcC66666) May 7, 2020
Mr Dependable. Never understood how his career was allowed to Peter out.
— WJCSX (@WJCSX) May 7, 2020
Always liked him, maybe small but had a good brain on him and knew when to tackle…
— Nik Joiner (@njoiner49) May 7, 2020
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