A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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CHELSEA : FA Cup (Third Round)

1930-31 Football League : First division

Upton Park

1 - 3 (Gibbins)

10 January 1930

Att: 21,000

Dixon

Earl

Wade

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Gibbins

James

Ruffell

 

ASTON VILLA : Football League First Division

Upton Park

5 - 5 (Gibbins 2, Barrett, Harris, Yews)

3 January 1931

Att: 18,810

Dixon

Earl

England

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Gibbins

James

Harris

31_01_03 WHU v. Aston Villa 01

ERNEST ENGLAND makes his Hammers debut against ASTON VILLA at Upton Park

CHELSEA : Football League First Division

Stamford Bridge

1 - 2 (Gibbins)

17 January 1931

Att: 40,011

Dixon

Earl

Wade

Collins

Barrett

Norris

Yews

Earle

Gibbins

James

Ruffell

31_02_07 WHU v. Grimsby Town Version 02 31_02_28 WHU v. Arsenal Version 02

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League First Division

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Earle, Gibbins, James)

26 January 1931

Att: 9,090

Hufton

Earl

England

Collins

Barrett

Norris

Yews

Earle

Gibbins

James

Ruffell

West Ham United's saw off Newcastle United in a five-goal thriller at teh Boleyn Ground. The Hammers were seventh in the table when the Magpies came to town, and they rose a place with this victory. Stanley Earte, Wilf James and Vivian Gibbins were all on target as the home crowd went home happy. However, West Ham would only win two more games all season as they slipped down the table to finish in 18th position.

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : Football League First Division

Hillsborough

3 - 5 (James, Watson, Yews)

31 January 1931

Att: 16,796

Dixon

Earl

Wade

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Watson

James

Ruffell

GRIMSBY TOWN : Football League First Division

Upton Park

3 - 4 (Ruffell 3)

7 February 1931

Att: 15,559

Dixon

Earl

England

Norris

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Gibbins

Watson

James

Ruffell

MANCHESTER UNITED : Football League First Division

Old Trafford

0 - 1

14 February 1931

Att: 9,745

Hufton

Goodacre

Wade

Collins

Barrett

Musgrave

Yews

Earle

Watson

James

Ruffell

REG GOODACRE and JOE MUSGRAVE both make their Hammers debut against MANCHESTER UNITED at OLD TRAFFORD

BLACKBURN ROVERS : Football League First Division

Ewood Park

0 - 1

21 February 1931

Att: 9,680

Dixon

Earl

Wade

Collins

St Pier

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Watson

James

Ruffell

ARSENAL : Football League First Division

Upton Park

2 - 4 (Earle, Watson)

28 February 1931

Att: 30,361

Dixon

Earl

Wade

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Watson

James

Ruffell

SHEFFIELD UNITED : Football League First Division

Bramall Lane

2 - 1 (Ruffell, Yews)

7 March 1931

Att: 13,315

Dixon

Earl

Wade

Collins

Barrett

Musgrave

Yews

Earle

Watson

James

Ruffell

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BIRMINGHAM : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Watson)

16 March 1931

Att: 8,521

Dixon

Wade

England

Collins

Barrett

Musgrave

Yews

Earle

Watson

James

Ruffell

LEEDS UNITED : Football League First Division

Elland Road

0 - 3

21 March 1931

Att: 11,611

Dixon

Goodacre

England

Collins

Barrett

Musgrave

Yews

Earle

Watson

James

Ruffell

DERBY COUNTY : Football League First Division

Upton Park

0 - 1

28 March 1931

Att: 16,658

Hufton

Goodacre

Fryatt

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Gibbins

Watson

Ruffell

BOLTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 4 (Wood)

3 April 1931

Att: 19,116

Hufton

Goodacre

Earl

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Wood

Earle

Watson

James

Ruffell  

ARTHUR FRYATT makes his Hammers debut against DERBY COUNTY at Upton Park

LEICESTER CITY : Football League First Division

Filbert Street

1 -1 (Gamble)

4 April 1931

Att: 13,808

Hufton

Goodacre

Earl

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Yews

Earle

Gamble

Pollard

Ruffell

BOLTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

Burnden Park

2 - 4 (Barrett, Gamble)

6 April 1931

Att: 20,229

Hufton

Goodacre

Earl

Collins

Barrett

Cadwell

Wood

Pollard

Gamble

James

Harris

FREDERICK GAMBLE makes his Hammers debut against LEICESTER CITY AT Filbert Street

BLACKPOOL : Football League First Division

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Gibbins, Musgrave, Ruffell)

11 April 1931

Att: 15,514

Hufton

Earl

Wade

Collins

Barrett

Norris

Yews

Earle

Gibbins

Musgrave

Ruffell

MANCHESTER CITY : Football League First Division

Maine Road

1 - 1 (Gibbins)

18 April 1931

Att: 13,737

Hufton

Earl

Wade

Collins

Barrett

Norris

Yews

Pollard

Gibbins

Musgrave

Ruffell

SUNDERLAND : Football League First Division

Upton Park

0 - 3

25 April 1931

Att: 10,118

Dixon

Earl

Wade

Collins

Barrett

Norris

Yews

Pollard

Gibbins

Musgrave

Ruffell

LIVERPOOL : Football League First Division

Anfield

0 - 2

2 May 1931

Att: 14,523

Hufton

Earl

Wade

Collins

Barrett

Norris

Wood

Earle

Watson

James

Ruffell

22 April 1931

WILF JAMES third Hammer to represent WALES

 

NORTHERN IRELAND Home Championship Racecourse Ground, Wrexham 3-2

284 JAMES Wilf - Wales 1929-30 First XI 1931-32 First XI Season 1930-31

24 June 1931

GEORGE PETCHEY (1952-53) Born this day Whitechapel, London

 

Given only two Second Division outings during his time at Upton Park in the inside-right position, his initial appearance being made against Hull City in a 0-0 draw at Upton Park on the 1 September 1952, and the other against Birmingham City  five days later, also at the Boleyn. He went on to make over 250 appearances for Queens Park Rangers as a wing-half. Transferred to Crystal Palace in May 1960, he made a further 153 senior showings for the Glaziers and was an ever-present as Palace won promotion to Division Three in 1961. Also helped them into Second Division in 1964, before injury ended his career in 1965. He then won further fame as manager of Leyton Orient and Millwall, after cutting his teeth in management as Bert Head's assistant. In 1986 he was helping to run Brighton's junior teams and went on to be the Youth Development Officer at the Goldstone Ground.

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