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14 March 1935

 

DAVID MANGNALL signs from BIRMINGHAM CITY for £2,000

STOCKPORT COUNTY : FA Cup (Third Round)

1934-35 Football League : Division II

STOCKPORT COUNTY : FA Cup (Third Round Replay)

35_01_16 Stockport County v. WHU FAC3

Conway

Chalkley

Walker

Fenton

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Mills

Goulden

Ruffell

 

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Mills)

12 January 1935

Att: 26,400

Conway

Chalkley

Walker

Wallbanks

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Mills

Goulden

Ruffell

 

Edgeley Park

0 - 1

16 January 1935

Att: 17,911

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Report Brirmingham to WHU March 1935 Vn2 MANGNALL to WHU

NOTTINGHAM FOREST : Football League Division II

3 January 1935

EDDIE LEWIS (1956-1958) Born this day Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

A former "Busby Babe," Eddie joined Hammers from Preston North End 23 November 1956 in an exchange deal which resulted in Frank O'Farrell going in the opposite direction to Deepdale. Made a scoring debut in the 2-1 victory over Leicester City at Upton Park on the 24 November 1956. Originally a centre-forward, he was successfully converted to the full-back berth when he joined Leyton Orient. He had previously turned in some useful performances during the Hammers' promotion season, and later did the same for the "O's" when they too were elevated to the First Division in 1962. He later played for Folkestone Town and went on to manage Ford Sports in the Greater London League.

City Ground

0 - 2

5 January 1935

Att: 16,506

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Watson

Goulden

Ruffell

BRENTFORD : Football League Division II

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Ruffell, Tippett)

19 January 1935

Att: 33,788

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Anderson

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Tippett

Goulden

Ruffell

FULHAM : Football League Division II

Craven Cottage

0 - 3

26 January 1935

Att: 22,582

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Anderson

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Tippett

Goulden

Ruffell

BRADFORD PARK AVENUE : Football League Division II

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Morton, Ruffell)

2 February 1935

Att: 20,593

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Tippett

Goulden

Ruffell

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football League Division II

Home Park

1 - 0 (Foreman)

9 February 1935

Att: 10,841

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Watson

Goulden

Ruffell

NORWICH CITY : Football League Division II

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Ruffell)

18 February 1935

Att: 13,296

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Watson

Goulden

Ruffell

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League Division II

St James' Park

0 - 3

23 February 1935

Att: 27,439

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Foxall

Goulden

Gall

TOMMY GALL makes his Hammers debut against NEWCASTLE UNITED at St James’ Park

SWANSEA TOWN : Football League Division II

Vetch Field

4 - 5 (Foxall 2, Morton,. Tippett)

2 March 1935

Att: 8,380

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Foxall

Goulden

Tippett

MANCHESTER UNITED : Football League Division II

Upton Park

0 - 0

9 March 1935

Att: 19,718

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Foxall

Watson

Goulden

Morton

13 March 1935

 

JAMES MARSHALL signs from ARSENAL for a £5,000 fee

PORT VALE : Football League Division II

Recreation Ground

2 - 2 (Mangnall, Marshall)

16 March 1935

Att: 12,853

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Mangnall

Goulden

Ruffell

JAMES MARSHALL and DAVID MANGNALL both make their Hammers debut against PORT VALE at Vale Park

Jimmy Ruffell foiled by Stockport goalkeeper Frank McDonough

17 March 1935

 

LAWRIE LESLIE (1961-1963) Born this day Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Lawrence Grant Leslie began his football career with Hawkhill Amateurs prior to turning semi-pro and signing for Newton Grange Star in the early 1950s.  Leslie signed professional forms with Scottish side Hibernian in 1956 and was in the Hibs side that reached the 1958 Scottish Cup Final, which they lost 1–0 to Clyde. After playing 98 matches for the Easter Road side he moved to Airdrie in November 1959 for £4,475. At Airdrie the club captain went on to win five Scottish international caps in his two seasons with the Broomfield Park side. The courageous goalkeeper broke almost every bone in his body before arriving at Upton Park in June 1961 for a £14,000 fee. Made his West Ham United debut in the opening game of the 1961-62 campaign against Manchester United at Upton Park in a 1-1 draw on the 19 August. At the end of his first campaign he won ‘Hammer of the Year’ and thus becoming the first keeper to win the accolade. His worst playing injury occurred at the Boleyn Ground on 3 November 1962, when he sustained a broken leg whilst repelling a Bolton Wanderers attack. Although he made a remarkable recovery to regain his place in the First XI for the final four matches of the season, he was passed over for the start of 1963-64 in favour of Jim Standen and requested to be placed on the transfer list. Stoke City offered him a regular First Division spot and after 61 league and cup appearances for the east London club, Leslie joined the Potters on 30 October 1963 for an identical £14,000 fee. After three successful seasons at the Victoria Ground, Lawrie returned to the East End with Millwall in the summer of 1966 and went on to record 67 appearances for The Lions over two seasons before finishing his playing career with Southend United. After hanging up his gloves, Leslie coached at Southend and went on to a role as trainer-coach with Millwall before coaching in schools football.

BARNSLEY : Football League Division II

Upton Park

4 - 3 (Barrett [pen], Goulden, Marshall, Ruffell)

23 March 1935

Att: 27,338

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Mangnall

Goulden

Ruffell

SHEFFIELD UNITED : Football League Division II

Bramall Lane

2 - 1 (Mangnall 2)

30 March 1935

Att: 15,101

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Mangnall

Goulden

Ruffell

BRADFORD CITY : Football League Division II

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Mangnall)

6 April 1935

Att: 28,019

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Marshall

Mangnall

Goulden

Morton

10 April 1935

 

JOHN MORLEY (1956-57) Born this day Cork, Eire

 

Morley joined the ground staff at the Boleyn in September 1956 after arriving from Evergreen. Made his Hammers debut in the 3-1 victory over Chelmsford City in the Essex Professional Cup on the 26th November 1956. West Ham team that day Gregory, Wright, Bond, Smith J., Nelson, Morley, Dare, Matthews, Wragg, Blackburn, Grice. A regular member of the Metropolitan League and Reserve side in his two seasons at the Boleyn. He left West Ham in 1958 and joined Cork Hibernians on a free transfer. West Ham were to receive 50% of any future transfer of the player.

NOTTS COUNTY : Football League Division II

County Ground

2 - 0 (Morton, Ruffell)

13 April 1935

Att: 9,721

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Mangnall

Goulden

Ruffell

BLACKPOOL : Football League Division II

Bloomfield Road

2 - 3 (Barrett, Fenton)

19 April 1935

Att: 29,626

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Mangnall

Goulden

Ruffell

SOUTHAMPTON : Football League Division II

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Fenton, Ruffell)

20 April 1935

Att: 28,862

Watson G.

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Mangnall

Goulden

Ruffell

BLACKPOOL : Football League Division II

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Mangnall, Ruffell)

22 April 1935

Att: 35,161

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Mangnall

Goulden

Ruffell

BOLTON WANDERERS : Football League Division II

Burnden Park

1 - 3 (Goulden)

27 April 1935

Att: 34,909

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Mangnall

Goulden

Ruffell

OLDHAM ATHLETIC : Football League Division II

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Barrett, Mangnall)

4 May1935

Att: 23,275

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Mangnall

Goulden

Ruffell

15 May 1935

BILLY NEVILLE (1957) Born this day Cork, Republic of Ireland

 

Eire-born inside-forward who played for Wembley Rovers. Attracted the West Ham United scout’s attention with his performances for Limerick side and was invited over to the Boleyn Ground in November 1956 for a two-week trail. Manager Ted Fenton was so impressed with the youngster he was duly signed on professional forms on November  21, 1956 at £10 per week. The Hammers board of Directors also made a £25 donation to Eire side as a gesture of goodwill. Neville graduated through the reserve ranks to First Team contention in the 1957-58 campaign, when he played three Second Division matches in the promotion year. Making his senior First Team appearance against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in a 1-2 defeat on the 16 September 1957. Neville’s only international recognition came when he was selected to represent the Republic of Ireland in a ‘B’ international against Romania at Dalymont Park, Dublin on October 20, 1957 scoring Ireland’s goal in the 1-1 draw. Neville was forced to give up the game he loved on doctor's advice following continued illness.

30 May 1935

JIM STANDEN (1962-1967) Born this day Edmonton, London

 

Born in Edmonton in north London, Standen joined Arsenal in 1953, aged 18. He initially found his first-team opportunities limited, first by National Service and then by the presence of Wales international Jack Kelsey in the Arsenal goal. Made his Gunners’ debut in December 1957 before deputising for the injured Kelsey in 1958-59. The two shared net minding duties when he returned the following season, Kelsey regained the number one shirt outright at the start of 1960-61 and Standen left Highbury for Division Two club Luton Town in October 1960 having made 38 appearances. At Kenilworth Road, Standen found himself playing second-fiddle, this time to England international Ron Baynham and, after failing to force his way into the side, he joined West Ham United on 19 November 1962 for £6,000 as an emergency replacement for the injured Lawrie Leslie who suffered a broken leg. He made his West Ham United First Division debut in the 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on 24 November 1962. On Leslie's return, Standen kept his place and was a virtual ever-present over the next four seasons under Ron Greenwood. In 1963-64, his performances helped West Ham to reach the League Cup semi-finals and the FA Cup final, where they overcame Preston North End 3-2 at Wembley to lift the Club's first major trophy. The following May, Standen and his team-mates were back at Wembley, with the goalkeeper keeping a clean sheet to inspire the Hammers to a 2-0 victory over German side TSV 1860 Munich in the European Cup Winners' Cup final. Standen remained No1 during the 1966-67 season, but lost his place to Bobby Ferguson at the start of the following campaign. After making 178 league and 58 cup appearances for West Ham he took the decision to move to North American Soccer League side Detroit Cougars in 1968. He returned for the 1969-70 season to play eight games for Millwall before signing a two-year contract with Portsmouth. After 13 appearances between the sticks for Pompey he hung up his gloves in 1972. A dual-sport star, Standen also excelled at cricket. Primarily a right-arm medium pace bowler, he won a County Championship winner's medal with Worcestershire in 1964. He took 313 first-class wickets between 1959 and 1970 at an impressive average of 25.34. After his retirement, he owned a sports shop in Camberley, Surrey, before set up home in the United States where he was a goalkeeper coach at Fresco State University.

10 June 1935

 

VICTOR WATSON joins SOUTHAMPTON on a free transfer

On the last-but-one Saturday of the season the positions at the head of the table read: Brentford (39 games, 58 pts.), West Ham United (40 - 54 pts), Blackpool (40 - 52 pts), Bolton Wanderers (39 - 51 pts).

 

The Hammers had won the first game at Upton Park back in December and both XI's were really " keyed up."

 

However, it was destined to be the Wanderers' day this time, and they deservedly won by 3-1; Westwood (2) and Walton scored their goals, Len Goulden making our reply.

 

That victory (and another in mid-week) raised Bolton to second place and a draw at Blackpool on the last day of the 1934-35 campaign put them back into Division I after a two-year spell in the Second Division.

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35_01_19 WHU v. Brentford 01 35_01_26 Fulham v. WHU 35_02_02 WHU v. Bradford 01

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35_02_18 WHU v. Norwich City 01

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35_03_09 WHU v. Manchester United 01 35_03_16 Port Vale v. WHU 35_03_23 WHU v. Barnsley 01

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35_04_06 WHU v. Bradford City 01

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35_05_04 WHU v. Oldham Athletic 01

FRED WALLBANKS makes his Hammers debut against STOCKPORT COUNTY at Edgeley Park

WALLBANKS Fred GALL Tommy MARSHALL James MANGNALL Dave LEWIS Eddie MARSHALL James MANGNALL David STANDEN Jim