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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1903-04 Southern League : First Division

04_04_21 Boleyn Castle move

The Edinburgh Evening News

21 April 1904

1904 WHU new ground

The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser

19 April 1904

1904 Football Agent

The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser

28 May 1904

0121 Plymouth Argyle 02 (H) 03-04 Pinnell goalkeeper

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Southern League First Division

Memorial Grounds

1 - 1 (Kirby)

16 January 1904

Att: 8,000

Griffiths

Eccles

Mapley

Bigden

Watts

Blythe

Kirby

Lyon

Thompson

Satterthwaite

Barnes

Plymouth goalkeeper Pinnell puches away from a West Ham attack

MILLWALL ATHLETIC : Southern League

Memorial Grounds

0 - 1

2 January 1904

Att: 10,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Mapley, Allison, Watts, Blythe, Bridgeman, Bigden, Kirby, Satterthwaite, Mercer

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Southern League

Kensal Rise

1 - 2 (Kirby)

9 January 1904

Att: 7,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Mapley, Bigden, Watts, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Barnes

READING : Southern League

Elm Park

1 - 1 (Lyon)

23 January 1904

Att: 1,500

Griffiths, Eccles, Mapley, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Barnes

MATCH ABANDONED

Fog 55 minutes : rearranged for 2 March 1904

WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN : Southern League

Memorial Grounds

4 - 1 (Kirby 2, Satterthwaite, Thompson)

30 January 1904

Att: 250

Griffiths, Eccles, Mapley, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Barnes

BRISTOL ROVERS : Southern League

Eastville

0 - 4

6 February 1904

Att: 2,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Watts, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Barnes

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Southern League

Memorial Grounds

5 - 0 (Satterthwaite 4, Lyon)

13 February 1904

Att: 3,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Fair, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Barnes

NORTHAMPTON TOWN : Southern League

Memorial Grounds

2 - 0 (Kirby, Lyon)

27 February 1904

Att: 4,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Bridgeman

READING : Southern League

Elm Park

0 - 1

2 March 1904

Att: 1,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Bridgeman

BRENTFORD : Southern League

Boston Park

0 - 2

5 March 1904

Att: 4,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Bridgeman

SWINDON TOWN : Southern League

Away

0 - 1

12 March 1904

Att: 3,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Church

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Southern League

Memorial Grounds

0 - 2

19 March 1904

Att: 9,500

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Church

LUTON TOWN : Southern League

Dunstable Road

0 - 1

26 March 1904

Att: 5,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Allison, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer

PORTSMOUTH : Southern League

Memorial Grounds

3 - 0 (Satterthwaite 2, Bridgeman)

1 April 1904

Att: 8,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Allison, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer

NEW BROMPTON : Southern League

Memorial Grounds

0 - 0

2 April 1904

Att: 5,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Jarvis, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer

SOUTHAMPTON : Southern League

The Dell

1 - 1 (Bridgeman)

4 April 1904

Att: 10,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Jarvis, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer

NORTHAMPTON TOWN : Southern League

Away

3 - 1 (Allison, Kirby, Mercer)

7 April 1904

Att: 1,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Allison, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer

KETTERING TOWN : Southern League

Rockingham Road

1 - 0 (Bridgeman)

9 April 1904

Att: 1,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Allison, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Mercer

WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN : Southern League

Dog & Duck Ground

0 - 3

20 April 1904

Att: 3,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Allison, Watts, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Thompson, Satterthwaite, Mercer

FULHAM : Southern League

Craven Cottage

1 - 1 (Bridgeman)

23 April 1904

Att: 4,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Bigden, Watts, Blythe, Kirby, Lyon, Bridgeman, Satterthwaite, Barnes

SWINDON TOWN : Southern League

Memorial Grounds

0 - 1

30 April 1904

Att: 4,000

Griffiths, Eccles, Oakes, Allison, Watts, Blythe, Bigden, Lyon, Bridgeman, Thompson, Barnes

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FREDERICK MERCER makes his Hammers debut against MILLWALL at Upton Park

MERCER Frederick THOMPSON Alec

ALEC THOMPSON makes his Hammers debut against QUEENS PARK RANGERS

OAKES William

WILLIAM OAKES makes his Hammers debut against NORTHAMPTON TOWN

10 March 1904

HAROLD SMITH (1927) Born this day North Shields, Tyne and Wear

 

Despite having the misfortune of attending a non-football playing school as a lad, Harold Smith born on this day in North Shields, quickly made up for lost time in local junior football before graduating to Cullercoats F.C., a senior amateur club. His performances there prompted Newcastle United to sign him as a full professional for the 1925-26 season; he subsequently made several appearances in the Magpies' Reserve side from the inside-left position prior to his transfer to West Ham United on 5 May 1927. Smith was one of three players on the Upton Park pay-roll from the St James’ Park side along with fellow teammates James Loughlin and George Robson. Harold Smith made his one and only first team outing, standing in for Vivian Gibbins at inside-left in the First Division 2-1 home defeat by Manchester United on 29 October 1927. In August 1928 he returned to the north-east to join Blyth Spartans and later played for West Stanley.

CHURCH William

WILLIAM CHURCH makes his Hammers debut against SWINDON TOWN

JARVIS Len

LEN JARVIS makes his Hammers debut against NEW BROMPTON

18 April 1904

 

West Ham United officially announce that they are surrendering their tenancy of the Memorial Grounds at the end of the season.

Their new home will be the old Boleyn Castle Ground

20 April 1904

TUDOR MARTIN (1936-1937) Born this day Caerau, Wales

 

Tudor James Martin, a former coalminer began his footballing career with Bridgend Town before making the leap to the Football League with West Bromwich Albion in 1926 where he scored 29 goals in 36 appearances. Moved to Newport County where he won his solitary Welsh cap versus Ireland in 1930. He scored 34 goals in 27 Third Division South matches which drew the attention of Wolverhampton Wanderers. He signed for the Midlanders and scored nine times in 15 First Division matches between 1930 and 1932. He also had the distinction of scoring a mammoth 60 goals for Wolves reserves when they won the Central League Championship in 1932. By the following July had joined Swansea Town and it was from the Welsh side that West Ham United signed the goalscoring Welshman. At home in either the centre-forward or inside-left positions, and rarely has a West Ham player made such a sensational start to his Hammers career. Tudor had the amazing experience of scoring a "hat-trick" on his League debut for West Ham United at St James's Park against Newcastle United but ended up on the losing side, the Magpies winning the 9 September 1936 encounter by 3-5.Goalscorers then, were not at the premium they are today, and in his short, six-month stay at Upton Park he scored 7 goals in 11 first team appearances and a further 15 strikes in 14 matches for the Football Combination side. On 16 February 1937 he was allowed to join Southend United who at that time were playing at the Southend Stadium, Grainger Road.

MARTIN Tudor SMITH Harold