A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1908-09 Southern League : First Division

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Souvenir: Second Round English Cup Tie

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : FA Cup (First Round Replay)

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Shea)

20 January 1909

Att: 11,400

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Yenson

Chalkley

Tirrell

Frost

Shea

Miller

Waggott

Blackburn

 

LEEDS CITY : FA Cup (Second Round Replay)

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Shea 2)

11th February 1909

Att: 13,000

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Yenson

Chalkley

Tirrell

Frost

Shea

Miller

Burton

Blackburn

NEWCASTLE UNITED : FA Cup (Third Round)

Upton Park

0 - 0

20 February 1909

Att: 17,000

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Jarvis

Yenson

Bourne

Ashton

Shea

Miller

Grassam

Blackburn

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

 

27-Feb Northampton TownA  0-65,000County Ground:KitchenGaultHarwoodJarvisYensonRandallAshtonSheaMillerBurtonBlackburnx

 

 

1 March 1909

FRANK COSTELLO signs from SOUTHAMPTON in exchange deal that saw JACK FOSTER join the Saints

 

06-Mar New BromptonH  0-13,000Upton Park:DawsonBourneTaylor A.JarvisYensonRandallAshtonSheaMillerCostelloBlackburnx

CHARLES DAWSON and FRANK COSTELLO both makes their Hammers debut against NEW BROMPTON

 

08-Mar Swindon TownH  4-24,000Upton Park:DawsonPiercyTaylor A.JarvisYensonRandallAshtonSheaBurtonCostelloBlackburnShea 3 [2 pen], Costello

 

9 March 1909

HUGH MILLS (1932-1935) Born this day Dumbarton, Scotland

 

 

10 March 1909

ARTHUR TONNER (1935-36) Born this day Glasgow, Scotland

Originally a goalkeeper in schools soccer he was converted to full-back by his first junior club Stafford F.C. in the Tradeston and District League. His subsequently moved to St. Anthony's F.C. from where West Ham United invited him down for a trail for a reserve team friendly match against the Royal Air Force at Upton Park on 8 March 1934. Tonner impressed and signed for the Hammers shortly before joining his new teammates on their end of season tour to Switzerland where he and played in two of the six matches. Started the following 1934-35 campaign as understudy to Alfred Chalkley, Tonner only got one opportunity at a first team spot in the notable 5-2 defeat of Nottingham Forest at Upton Park on the 7 September 1935. He then return to Scotland with St Mirren, but later returned south to make 41 appearances for Swindon Town before joining Swansea Town shortly before the Second World War.

 

 

13-Mar Millwall AthleticA  0-39,000North Greenwich:DawsonShreeveTaylor A.JarvisYensonRandallAshtonSheaCostelloBurtonBlackburnx

 

20-Mar Southend UnitedH  4-09,000Upton Park:KitchenShreeveTaylor A.YensonPiercyRandallAshtonSheaAtkinsCostelloBlackburnAtkins, Costello, Piercy, Shea

C. ATKINS makes his Hammers debut against SOUTHEND UNITED

 

27-Mar Coventry CityA  1-37,000Highfield Road:KitchenShreeveTaylor A.YensonPiercyRandallAshtonSheaAtkinsCostelloBlackburnShea

 

01-Apr Exeter CityH  4-14,000Upton Park:KitchenShreeveTaylor A.AllisonPiercyRandallAshtonSheaMillerCostelloBlackburnBlackburn 2, Miller 2

 

03-Apr Bristol RoversH  0-27,000Upton Park:KitchenShreeveTaylor A.AllisonPiercyRandallAshtonSheaMillerCostelloBlackburnx

 

09-Apr LeytonH  1-013,000Upton Park:KitchenShreeveTaylor A.AllisonPiercyRandallAshtonSheaWebbCostelloBlackburnWebb

GEORGE WEBB makes his Hammers debut against LEYTON

 

 

 

 

10-Apr WatfordH  3-17,000Upton Park:KitchenShreeveTaylor A.AllisonYensonRandallAshtonSheaWebbCostelloBlackburnShea 2, Costello

 

12-Apr SouthamptonA  2-27,500The Dell:KitchenShreeveTaylor A.YensonPiercyRandallAshtonSheaWebbCostelloBlackburnShea, Webb

 

17-Apr Norwich CityH  2-15,000Upton Park:KitchenShreeveBourneYensonPiercyRandallAshtonSheaWebbCostelloBlackburnBlackburn, Shea

 

21-Apr Exeter CityA  0-17,000St James' Park:DawsonShreeveTaylor A.YensonPiercyRandallAshtonBurtonSheaCostelloBlackburnx

 

24-Apr ReadingA  0-12,500Elm Park:KitchenShreeveBourneYensonJarvisTirrellAshtonSheaWaggottBrownBlackburnx

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Southern League

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Waggott)

2 January 1909

Att: 5,000

Kitchen

Gault

Taylor A.

Yenson

Chalkley

Tirrell

Frost

Shea

Foster

Waggott

Blackburn

SORRY NO IMAGE

CRYSTAL PALACE : Southern League

Crystal Palace

2 - 2 (Shea 2)

9 January 1909

Att: 5,000

Kitchen

Harwood

Taylor A.

Yenson

Chalkley

Tirrell

Frost

Shea

Miller

Waggott

Blackburn

SORRY NO IMAGE

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : FA Cup (First Round)

Park Royal Ground

0 - 0

16 January 1909

Att: 17,000

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Yenson

Chalkley

Tirrell

Frost

Shea

Miller

Burton

Blackburn

SORRY NO IMAGE

All the West Ham faithful were looking forward to the excitement of the first round proper of the FA Cup, and the visit to Queens Park Rangers at their Park Royal ground. The Great Western Railway had made special arrangements for their trains to run from both Bishopsgate and Aldgate, and changing at Praed Street or Westbourne Park for Park Royal station. The fare was to be 7d return. 'Specials' were also running from Paddington. On the day, the travelling fans, and there were several thousand of them, could be seen all around the ground and in the stands. (No segregation in those days). There were groups together of 30 or 40 sporting the colours of claret and blue, (described at the time as 'the red, white and blue) creating not only a vocal noise, but there were muffin bells, burglar alarms (!) and musical instruments, creating a continuous din along with cries of 'Come on you Irons'. These were the early days of the motorbus, and a party of supporters from the Boleyn Castle Social Club took that mode of transport to the game.

As for the match itself, it was a very even and exciting encounter with both teams having a number of chances, but it finished scoreless, which meant a replay at Upton Park. In defence Shreeve had an excellent game, and the half-back line of Yenson, Chalkley and Tirrell were outstanding, with Yenson, against his old team, consistently breaking up QPR's left wing of Drake and former Hammer Billy Barnes. Although Danny Shea did not score, he was now showing in his all round play what a magnificent prospect he was becoming.

Being a midweek reply the attendance did not reach that of the previous Saturday (17,000), but for an afternoon kick off in January it was respectable enough at 11,400. Another very even game followed, but Shea nipped in for the winner after 15 minutes, and so it remained with George Kitchen pulling off some important saves in the second half, putting West Ham through to the next round.

BRENTFORD : Southern League

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Frost, Miller, Waggott)

23 January 1909

Att: 7,000

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Yenson

Chalkley

Tirrell

Frost

Shea

Miller

Waggott

Blackburn

SORRY NO IMAGE

A Southern League encounter with London rivals Brentford drew a crowd of 7,000 to the Boleyn Ground. The Hammers had only lost one of their previous eleven home games and were expecting to beat the struggling Bees - and did so 3-0. Walter Miller scored the first with a 20-yard strike, Dave Waggott notched the second with a strong header and James Frost tapped in the third.

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LUTON TOWN : Southern League

Kenilworth Road

0 - 1

30 January 1909

Att: 3,000

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Yenson

Chalkley

Tirrell

Frost

Shea

Miller

Waggott

Blackburn

LEEDS CITY : FA Cup (Second Round)

Elland Road

1 - 1 (Miller)

6 February 1909

Att: 31,500

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Yenson

Chalkley

Tirrell

Frost

Shea

Miller

Waggott

Blackburn

Fratton Park

1 - 4 (Miller)

13 February 1909

Att: 5,000

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Yenson

Jarvis

Tirrell

Ashton

Shea

Miller

Waggott

Blackburn

PORTSMOUTH : Southern League

NEWCASTLE UNITED : FA Cup (Third Round Replay)

St James' Park

1 - 2 (Shea)

24 February 1909

Att: 6,500

Kitchen

Shreeve

Taylor A.

Jarvis

Yenson

Bourne

Ashton

Shea

Miller

Burton

Blackburn