A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved

theyflysohigh logo
20_12_25 WHU v. Birmingham 20_11_13 WHU v. Sheffield Wednesday 20_11_20 WHU v. Clapton Orient LCC 1

1920-21 Football League : Division II

Manager: Syd King

The Hammers would once again rely on Syd Puddefoot to score the goals and he was on target in the opening game with Hull City and then scored three goals in home and away victories over Wolverhampton Wanderers. October was a poor month, with only one win in six matches, this being a 1-0 success at Coventry City. The goals flowed in November, however, with nine goals netted in two home games. Sheffield Wednesday were beaten 4-0, with Puddefoot scoring all four goals and netting two more in the 5-0 defeat of Stockport County. In this game Alf Leafe was also on target with a hat-trick. The team seemed to play well in alternate months, as there were no wins in December but on New Year’s Day Coventry City were thrashed 7-0 at the Boleyn, with Puddefoot claiming four goals.

A week later the Hammers were knocked out of the FA Cup after losing 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday. In the league the side were still inconsistent; four wins, which included a Puddefoot hat-trick against Leeds, were followed by three defeats with no goals being scored. The season continued in a similar vein with the side relying too much on Puddefoot scoring. The campaign ended with a respectable fifth-place finish, some ten points behind champions Birmingham City.

 

 

LAWS of the GAME: 

Rule change: Players cannot now be "Off-side" from a "thrown-in"

HULL CITY : Football League Division II

20_08_08 WHU v. Hull City

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Puddefoot)

28 August 1920

Att: 26,000

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Cumming

Shea

Puddefoot

Simmons

Young

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Football League Division II

Molineux

2 - 1 (Puddefoot 2)

30 August 1920

Att: 20,000

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Cumming

Shea

Puddefoot

Simmons

Young

HULL CITY : Football League Division II

Boothferry Park

1 - 2 (Simmons)

4 September 1920

Att: 12,000

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Cumming

Shea

Puddefoot

Simmons

Young

JIM SIMMONS makes his Hammers debut against HULL CITY at Upton Park

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Football League Division II

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Puddefoot)

6 September 1920

Att: 15,000

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Simmons

Shea

Puddefoot

Crowther

Young

 

GEORGE CROWTHER makes his Hammers debut against WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS at Upton Park

FULHAM : Football League Division II

Craven Cottage

0 - 0

11 September 1920

Att: 30,000

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Simmons

Shea

Puddefoot

Crowther

Bradshaw

 

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Kay, Puddefoot)

18 September 1920

Att: 20,000

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Simmons

Shea

Puddefoot

Crowther

Young

 

 

FULHAM : Football League Division II

20_09_18 WHU v. Fulham

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

Ninian Park

0 - 0

25 September 1920

Att: 30,000

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Simmons

Shea

Puddefoot

Watson

Young

 

 

 

CARDIFF CITY : Football League Division II

VICTOR WATSON makes his Hammers debut against CARDIFF CITY at Ninian Park

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Kay, Puddefoot)

18 September 1920

Att: 20,000

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Simmons

Shea

Puddefoot

Watson

Young

 

 

CARDIFF CITY : Football League Division II

Victor Watson WATSON Vic CROWTHER George

Highfield Road

1 - 0 (Watson)

4 October 1920

Att: 8,000

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Simmons

Shea

Puddefoot

Watson

Young

 

 

 

 

COVENTRY CITY : Football League Division II

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

Filbert Street

0 - 1

9 October 1920

Att: 17,000

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Simmons

Shea

Puddefoot

Watson

Young

 

 

LEICESTER CITY : Football League Division II

Upton Park

0 - 1

11 October 1920

Att:

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Smithurst

Shea

Puddefoot

Butcher

Young

 

 

CLAPTON ORIENT : London Challenge Cup (First Round)

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

Upton Park

0 - 1

16 October 1920

Att: 25,000

Hufton

Cope

Burton

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Smithurst

Shea

Puddefoot

Butcher

Young

 

 

LEICESTER CITY : Football League Division II

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

Bloomfield Road

0 - 1

23 October 1920

Att: 10,000

Hufton

Cope

Lee

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Cumming

Bailey

Puddefoot

Shea

Young

 

 

BLACKPOOL : Football League Division II

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Puddefoot)

30 October 1920

Att: 20,000

Hufton

Lane

Cope

Tresadern

Kay

McCrae

Cumming

Shea

Puddefoot

Bailey

Young

BLACKPOOL : Football League Division II

Hillsborough

1 - 0 (Puddefoot)

6 November 1920

Att: 30,000

Hufton

Lane

Cope

Tresadern

Burton

McCrae

Carter

Shea

Puddefoot

Bailey

Young

 

 

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : Football League Division II

Upton Park

4 - 0 (Puddefoot 4 [1 pen])

13 November 1920

Att: 20,000

Hufton

Lane

Cope

Allen

Burton

McCrae

Carter

Shea

Puddefoot

Bailey

Young

 

 

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : Football League Division II

Edgeley Park

0 - 2

20 November 1920

Att: 9,000

Hufton

Lane

Cope

Allen

Burton

Tresadern

Carter

Shea

Puddefoot

Bailey

Young

 

 

STOCKPORT COUNTY : Football League Division II

Upton Park

5 - 0 (Leafe 3, Puddefoot 2)

27 November 1920

Att: 20,000

Hufton

Lane

Cope

Allen

Kay

Tresadern

Carter

Simmons

Puddefoot

Leafe

Young

STOCKPORT COUNTY : Football League Division II

Victoria Ground

0 - 1

4 December 1920

Att: 10,000

Hufton

Lane

Cope

Allen

Kay

Tresadern

Carter

Simmons

Puddefoot

Leafe

Young

STOKE CITY : Football League Division II

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Puddefoot)

11 December 1920

Att: 18,000

Hufton

Cope

Lane

Allen

Kay

Tresadern

Carter

Bailey

Puddefoot

Leafe

Young

STOKE CITY : Football League Division II

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Bishop)

25 December 1920

Att: 23,000

Hufton

Lane

Cope

Allen

Kay

Tresadern

Carter

Simmons

Puddefoot

Bishop

Young

BIRMINGHAM : Football League Division II

St Andrews

1 - 2 (Puddefoot)

27 December 1920

Att: 65,000

Hufton

Burton

Cope

Allen

Kay

Tresadern

Simmons

Bishop

Puddefoot

Leafe

Young

BIRMINGHAM : Football League Division II

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

SORRY NO IMAGE

 

SYD BISHOP makes his Hammers debut against BIRMINGHAM at Upton Park

20_10_30 WHU v. Blackpool 20_11_27 WHU v. Stockport County 20_12_11 WHU v. Stoke City Fulham v. WHU 1920

THE YORKSHIRE POST

Monday, September 13, 1920

Stoke CIty v. WHU

THE YORKSHIRE POST

Monday, December 6, 1920

20_12_04 Stoke City v. WHU

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

20_11_13 Puddefoot cartoon 20_09_11 Fulham v. WHU