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WEST HAM UNITED

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1936-37 Football League : Division II

Manager: Charlie Paynter

Jim Barrett welcomes David Corbett to Upton Park

 

Beginning their pursuit of promotion the Hammers beat Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 at home on the opening day, but promptly lost the next three games. One of these was a remarkable game at Newcastle where Hammers debutant Tudor Martin scored a hat-trick in a 5–3 defeat. Martin scored seven goals in eleven games and was then sold to Southend. The away form was causing concern; a 4–0 defeat at Coventry City was followed by a 5–0 thrashing at Fulham. The first away win came in November with a 2–0 victory at Southampton but more satisfying was the 3–2 victory at Tottenham in December. This preceded an unbeaten run of seven league games without defeat, which included a 5–1 home win over Bury.

First Division Bolton Wanderers were the visitors in the FA Cup and after a goalless draw the Lancashire team won the replay 1–0. West Ham were now in fourth spot in the table and looking to overtake Leicester and Blackpool. Right-winger John Morton was in sparkling form and scored in each of the four-goal victories against Coventry, Doncaster and Southampton. In the remaining nine games the Hammers were unbeaten, but this gallant effort went unrewarded as they finished in sixth position, some seven points behind champions Leicester City.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League Division II

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Goulden 2)

29 August 1936

Att: 31,906

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Simpson

Goulden

Ruffell

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League Division II

Upton Park

0 - 2

31 August 1936

Att: 21,854

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Foxall

Goulden

Ruffell

BLACKPOOL : Football League Division II

Bloomfield Road

0 - 1

5 September 1936

Att: 20,671

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Holmes

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Simpson

Goulden

Ruffell

JIM HOLMES makes his Hammers debut against BLACKPOOL at Bloomfield Road

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League Division II

St James' Park

3 - 5 (Martin 3)

9 September 1936

Att: 23,560

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Holmes

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Martin

Goulden

Ruffell

TUDOR MARTIN makes his Hammers debut against NEWCASTLE UNITED at St James’ Park

BLACKBURN ROVERS : Football League Division II

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Goulden, Martin, Morton

12 September 1936

Att: 22,520

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Marshall

Martin

Goulden

Ruffell

SHEFFIELD UNITED : Football League Division II

Bramall Lane

0 - 2

14 September 1936

Att: 14,676

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Fenton E.

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Dell

Martin

Goulden

Ruffel

FRED DELL makes his Hammers debut against SHEFFIELD UNITED at Bramall Lane

BURY : Football League Division II

Gigg Lane

1 - 1 (Martin)

19 September 1936

Att: 17,700

Conway

Chalkley

Walker A.

Young

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Conwell

Martin

Goulden

Morton

LEICESTER CITY : Football League Division II

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Marshall 2, Goulden, Martin)

26 September 1936

Att: 24,286

Weare

Chalkley

Walker C.

Young

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Marshall

Martin

Goulden

Morton

JACK WEARE and CHARLIE WALKER both make their Hammers debut against LEICESTER CITY at Upton Park

2 October 1936

DAVID CORBETT signs from DUNDEE UNITED

 

Despite the Scottish side retaining Corbett's registration in the close season of 1936, he didn't appear in the Dundee team again and was transferred

to West Ham United

Jim Barrett welcome David Corbett to Upton Park

NOTTINGHAM FOREST : Football League Division II

City Ground

0 - 1

3 October 1936

Att: 20,326

Weare

Chalkley

Walker C.

Young

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Marshall

Martin

Goulden

Morton

NORWICH CITY : Football League Division II

Carrow Road

3 - 3 (Barrett, Cockroft, Martin)

10 October 1936

Att: 16,350

Weare

Chalkley

Walker C.

Corbett D.

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Marshall

Martin

Goulden

Ruffell

DAVID CORBETT makes his Hammers debut against NORWICH CITY at Carrow Road

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Football League Division II

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Morton)

17 October 1936

Att: 24,306

Weare

Chalkley

Walker C.

Corbett D.

Barrett

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Martin

Goulden

Ruffell

COVENTRY CITY : Football League Division II

Highfield Road

0 - 4

24 October 1936

Att: 28,154

Weare

Chalkley

Walker C.

Young

Barrett

Cockroft

Morton

Dell

Martin

Goulden

Guest

WILLIAM GUEST makes his Hammers debut against COVENTRY CITY at Highfield Road

28 October 1936

BILL ROBERTS and ARTHUR PETERS sign from NEWRY TOWN

 

Bill Roberts and Arthur Peters were trailists from the Irish side Newry Town and played in the friendly with Olympique de Marseille (France) at Upton Park on 21 October 1936. Both suitably impressed manager Charlie Paynter and they signed professional forms a week later.

29 October 1936

VINCENT BLORE joins CRYSTAL PALACE

 

Blore signed for Crystal Palace as a result of over three weeks persistence for his services by the south London club who offered him the opportunity of regular First Team football. West Ham United career: (1935-36) Appearances: 9, Goals: 0

DONCASTER ROVERS : Football League Division II

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Guest)

31 October 1936

Att: 12,814

Weare

Chalkley

Walker C.

Corbett D.

Young

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Foxall

Goulden

Guest

ROBERTS William 01

Jim Barrett shakes hands with Bill Roberts as

Arthur Peters watches on

FULHAM : Football League Division II

Craven Cottage

0 - 5

7 November 1936

Att: 22,281

Weare

Chalkley

Walker C.

Corbett D.

Young

Cockroft

Foreman

Morton

Martin

Goulden

Guest

BURNLEY : Football League Division II

Upton Park

0 - 2

14 November 1936

Att: 19,464

Weare

Bicknell

Walker C.

Young

Barrett

Cockroft

Foxall

Conwell

Martin

Goulden

Morton

SOUTHAMPTON : Football League Division II

The Dell

2 - 0 (Adams, Foxall)

21 November 1936

Att: 17,587

Weare

Bicknell

Walker C.

Adams

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Marshall

Simpson

Goulden

Morton

WILLIAM ADAMS makes his Hammers debut against SOUTHAMPTON at The Dell

SWANSEA TOWN : Football League Division II

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Foxall, Gouden)

28 November 1936

Att: 16,615

Weare

Bicknell

Walker C.

Adams

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foreman

Marshall

Simpson

Goulden

Foxall

BRADFORD CITY : Football League Division II

Valley Parade

1 - 2 (Goulden)

5 December 1936

Att: 5,821

Weare

Bicknell

Walker C.

Adams

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Green

Simpson

Goulden

Morton

1 December 1936

TOMMY GREEN signs from WEST BROMWICH ALBION for £3,000

TOMMY GREEN makes his Hammers debut against BRADFORD CITY at Valley Parade

ASTON VILLA : Football League Division II

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Foxall, Simpson)

12 December 1936

Att: 25,000

MATCH ABANDONED

Fog 83 minutes : rearranged for 26 April 1937

Weare

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton E.

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Green

Simpson

Goulden

Morton

CHESTERFIELD : Football League Division II

Recreation Ground

1 - 1 (Morton)

19 December 1936

Att: 9,918

Weare

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton E.

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Green

Simpson

Goulden

Morton

BRADFORD PARK AVENUE : Football League Division II

Park Avenue

1 - 2 (Green)

25 December 1936

Att: 17,203

Weare

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton E.

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Green

Simpson

Goulden

Morton

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League Division II

White Hart Lane

3 - 2 (Simpson 2, Foxall)

26 December 1936

Att: 34,196

Weare

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton E.

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Green

Simpson

Goulden

Morton

BRADFORD PARK AVENUE : Football League Division II

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Morton)

28 December 1936

Att: 12,901

Weare

Bicknell

Walker C.

Fenton E.

Walker R.

Cockroft

Foxall

Green

Simpson

Goulden

Morton

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

36_08_29 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur 36_08_31 WHU v. Newcastle United

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36_09_12 WHU v. Blackburn Rovers 36_09_14 Sheffield United v. WHU

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36_09_26 WHU v. Leicester City

Two players - Jack Weare and Charlie Walker - made memorable debuts in a 4-1 home Division One victory over Leicester City at the Boleyn Ground. Goalkeeper Weare and left-back Walker enjoyed winning first appearances in Claret and Blue as James Marshall (two), Tudor Martin and Len Goulden all hit the target in a comprehensive victory in front of 24,286 fans.

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36_10_17 WHU v. Plymouth Argyle

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36_10_31 WHU v. Doncaster Rovers 36_11_07 Fulham v. WHU 36_11_14 WHU v. Burnley

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36_11_28 WHU v. Swansea Town 36_12_05 Bradford v. WHU 36_12_12 WHU v. Aston Villa Post

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36_12_26 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU 36_12_28 WHU v. Bradford 1936-37

West Ham United 1936-37

0797A Tommy Green signs 36-37

Hull, Daily Mail

36_09_05 Blackpool v. WHU