A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League South

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Football League South

CRYSTAL PALACE : Football League South

BRENTFORD : Football League South

SOUTHAMPTON : Football League South

WATFORD : Football League Cup (South) Group B

SOUTHAMPTON : Football League Cup (South) Group B

CHELSEA : Football League Cup (South) Group B

WATFORD : Football League Cup (South) Group B

SOUTHAMPTON : Football League Cup (South) Group B

CHELSEA : Football League Cup (South) Group B

FULHAM : Football League South

CLAPTON ORIENT : Football League South

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Football League South

MILLWALL : Football League South

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Football League South

White Hart Lane

0 - 1

1 January 1944

Att: 40,067

Medhurst

Jones

Lewis

Small

Fenton E.

Attwell

Walker T.

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Foxall

Loftus Road

0 - 2

8 January 1944

Att; 11,944

Gregory

Bicknell

Chalkley

JonesFenton E.

Lewis

Dunkley

Dunn

Foreman

Goulden

Small

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Foreman 2, Goulden)

22 January 1944

Att: 9,500

Medhurst

Bicknell

Jones

Macaulay

Corbett W.

Lewis

Small

Fenton E.

Foreman

Goulden

Hobbis

Griffin Park

1 - 2 (Foreman)

29 January 1944

Att: 11,220

Gregory

Bicknell

Jones

Small

Corbett W.

Macaulay

Dunkley

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Walker T.

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Foreman 2, Dunkley, Goulden)

5 February 1944

Att: 14,000

Hughes

Bicknell

Jones

Small

Fenton E.

Muttitt

Dunkley

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Hobbis

 

 

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Weaver)

19 February 1944

Att: 4,500

Sanders

Jones

Lewis

Corbett N.

Corbett W.

Weaver

Small

Fenton

E.

Foreman

Goulden

Hobbis

The Dell

2 - 1 (Dunn, Goulden)

26 February 1944

Att: 14,000

Medhurs

tBicknell

Jones

Small

Corbett W.

Fenton E.

Parsons

Dunn

Foreman

Goulden

Hobbis

 

Stamford Bridge

0 - 4

4 March 1944

Att: 5,520

Medhurst

Bicknell

Jones

Attwell

Corbett W.

Lewis

Small

Fenton E.

Foreman

Goulden

Hobbis

Vicarage Road

1 - 2 (Wood)

11 March 1944

Att: 4,257

Gregory

Bicknell

Jones

Corbett N.

Corbett W.

Lewis

Small

Wood

Dunn

Goulden

Hobbis

Upton Park

5 - 1 (Foreman 2, Small 2, Smith)

18 March 1944

Att: 6,500

Medhurst

Bicknell

Jones

Fenton E.

Corbett W.

Lewis

Small

Smith

Foreman

Goulden

Foxall

Upton Park

6 - 1 (Fenton 2, Small 2, Bicknell, Goulden)

25 March 1944

Att: 11,500

Medhurst

Bicknell

Corbett N.

Small

Corbett W.

Fenton

Chapman

Macaulay

Foreman

Goulden

Lewis

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Wood 2, Parsons)

1 April 1944

Att: 5,000

Gregory

Bicknell

Lewis

Fenton E.

Corbett W.

Small

Parsons

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Girling

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Foreman, Goulden, Small)

10 April 1944

Att: 9,000

Gibbs

Bicknell

Aldridge

Deans

Corbett N.

Wilson

Small

Gillespie

Foreman

Goulden

Lewis

The Valley

1 - 1 (Oakes [og])

22 April 1944

Att: 8,500

Medhurst

Bicknell

Lewis

Deans

Attwell

Small

Chapman

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Dunn

The Den

3 - 1 (Foreman 2, Dunn)

29 April 1944

Att: 6,000

Medhurst

Bicknell

Lewis

Deans

Corbett N.

Attwell

Small

Dunn

Foreman

Goulden

Woodgate

Upton Park

6 - 2 (Goulden 2, Deans, Foreman, Small, Wood)

6 May 1944

Att: 4,000

Taylor

Bicknell

Lewis

Macaulay

Corbett N.

Deans

Small

Fenton E.

Foreman

Goulden

Wood

1943-44 The War Years : Football League South

Season 1943-44 1942-43 First XI 1944-45 First XI

May 1944

Events in World War II were moving apace, with the invasion of Normandy due to take place in the following month. At the time that was a well-kept secret, but football club managers were already facing problems with team selection, discovering that the release of players from Service units was becoming more difficult.

However, football continued as far as practicable in the War Time Leagues, and it provided one of the few sporting relaxations for spectators. Several of the Hammers' players serving in anti-aircraft units had been undergoing training for duties they were to take over in the coming months after the re-occupation of parts of the Continent, but there still remained some threats from German invaders and it was necessary to keep a watchful eye on the air.

After nearly five years of war-time soccer the game still retained a lot of interest, and fans who can recall those matches will have nostalgic memories of high-scoring contests where goals took the eye more than tactical ploys.

44_01_01 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU 44_01_08 QPR v. WHU

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

44_01_22 WHU v. Crystal Palace 01 44_01_29 Brentford v. WHU

READING : Football League South

Elm Park

2 - 3 (Foxall, Small)

12 February 1944

Att: 5,574

Medhurst

Bicknell

Jones

Corbett N.

Fenton E.

Lewis

Foxall

Small

Foreman

Goulden

Hobbis

44_02_05 WHU v. Southampton 01 44_02_19 WHU v. Watford 01

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

44_03_04 Chelsea v. WHU 44_03_11 Watford v. WHU 44_03_25 WHU v. Chelsea 01 44_04_01 WHU v. Fulham 01 44_04_10 WHU v. Clapton Orient 01 44_04_22 Charlton Athletic v. WHU 01 44_04_29 Millwall v. WHU 44_05_06 WHU v. Brighton & Hove Albion 01 44_02_12 Reading v. WHU 44_02_26 Southampton v. WHU 44_03_18 WHU v. Southampton 01