A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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PORTSMOUTH : Football League South

LUTON TOWN : Football League South

ARSENAL : Football League South

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League South

CLAPTON ORIENT : Football League South

CRYSTAL PALACE : Football League South

BRENTFORD : Football League South

SOUTHAMPTON : Football League South

READING : Football League South

FULHAM : Football League South

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Football League South

MILLWALL : Football League South

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Football League South

PORTSMOUTH : Football League South

LUTON TOWN : Football League South

ARSENAL : Football League South

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Football League South

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CHELSEA : Football League South

CHELSEA : Football League South

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

Fratton Park

0 - 2

28 August 1943

Att: 6,000

Medhurst

Bicknell

Lewis

Corbett W.

Morris

Armeson

Small

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Foxall

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Foreman, Lowes, Small)

4 September 1943

Att: 6,000

Gregory

Bicknell

Lewis

Corbett N.

Corbett W.

Armeson

Dunkley

Lowes

Foreman

Goulden

Small

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Macaulay 2 )

11 September 1943

Att: 15,000

Medhurst

Bicknell

Lewis

Corbett N.

Corbett W.

Attwell

Small

Macaulay

Foreman

Wood

Foxall

Upton Park

3 - 3 (Dunn, Foreman, Hobbis)

18 September 1943

Att: 20,000

Gregory

Bicknell

Chalkley

Lewis

Small

Armeson

Walker T.

Dunn

Foreman

Goulden

Hobbis

Brisbane Road

4 - 0 (Foreman 2, Foxall, Goulden)

25 September 1943

Att: 6,000

Medhurst

Jones

Chalkley

Lewis

Cardwell

Armeson

Foxall

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Hobbis

Selhurst Park

6 - 1 (Foreman 2, Foxall 2, Goulden, Wood)

2 October 1943

Att: 7,040

Gregory

Bicknell

Jones

Small

Wright

Lewis

Walker T.

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Foxall

Upton Park

0 - 0

9 October 1943

Att: 12,000

Medhurst

Bicknell

Jones

Corbett N.

Corbett W.

Lewis

Foxall

Small

Foreman

Goulden

Hobbis

The Dell

4 - 2 (Dunn 2, Fenton, Foreman)

16 October 1943

Gregory

Bicknell

Jones

Corbett N.

Corbett W.

Lewis

Small

Dunn

Foreman

Fenton E.

Walker T.

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Wood)

23 October 1943

Att: 10,000

Medhurst

Bicknell

Jones

Corbett N.

Fenton E.

Small

Dunkley

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Foxall

Craven Cottage

6 - 2 (Goulden 2, Small 2, Fenton, Foreman)

30 October 1943

Att: 10,000

Gregory

Bicknell

Jones

Corbett N.

Corbett W.

Lewis

Small

Fenton E.

Foreman

Goulden

Dunkley

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Wood)

6 November 1943

Att: 6,100

Medhurst

Bicknell

Lewis

Corbett N.

Fenton E.

Attwell

Small

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Foxall

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Foreman, Goulden, Wood)

13 November 1943

Att: 12,000

Gregory

Jones

Lewis

Fenton E.

Corbett W.

Corbett N.

Small

Dunn

Foreman

Goulden

Wood

Goldstone Ground

2 - 1 (Foreman, Goulden)

20 November 1943

Att: 5,000

Medhurst

Bicknell

Jones

Corbett N.

Corbett W.

Lewis

Small

Fenton E.

Foreman

Goulden

Foxall

Upton Park

5 - 1 (Foreman, Mahon, Small, Wood, Morgan [og])

27 November 1943

Att: 8,000

Gregory

Jones

Lewis

Small

Corbett W.

Fenton E.

Walker T.

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Mahon

Kenilworth Road

1 - 0 (Dunn)

4 December 1943

Att: 4,000

Medhurst

Bicknell

Jones

Fenton E.

Corbett W.

Lewis

Small

Dunn

Foreman

Goulden

Foxall

Highbury

1 - 1 (Foreman)

11 December 1943

Att: 22,497

Medhurst

Bicknell

Jones

Lewis

Corbett W.

Attwell

Dunkley

Small

Foreman

Goulden

Mahon

Upton Park

0 - 1

18 December 1943

Att: 7,000

Gregory

Bicknell

Jones

Fenton E.

Small

Lewis

Dunkley

Dunn

Foreman

Goulden

Foxall

Stamford Bridge

3 - 3 (Dunn, Fenton, Wood)

25 December 1943

Att: 6,000

Gregory

Bicknell

Jones

Lewis

Corbett W.

Fenton E.

Dunkley

Dunn

Foreman

Goulden

Wood

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Wood 2, Foreman)

27 December 1943

Att: 12,000

Gregory

Bicknell

Jones

Fenton E.

Corbett W.

Lewis

Dunkley

Wood

Foreman

Goulden

Small

1943-44 The War Years : Football League South

Manager: Charlie Paynter

Telegram

POST OFFICE TELEGRAM

Telegram from WEst Ham United manager Charlie Paynter to Private Dimond presumably checking to see if he was Okay to play against Arsenal on Saturday?

Image courtesy of Paul Ford

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43_09_11 WHU v. Arsenal 01 43_09_18 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur 01 43_10_02 Crystal Palace v. WHU

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

43_10_09 WHU v. Brentford 01 43_10_16 Southampton v. WHU 43_10_23 WHU v. Reading 01 43_10_30 Fulham v. WHU 43_11_06 WHU v. QPR 01 43_11_13 WHU v. Millwall 01 43_11_27 WHU Portsmouth 01 43_12_11 Arsenal v. WHU 01 43_12_18 WHU v. Charlton Athletic 01 43_12_25 Chelsea v. WHU 43_12_27 WHU v. Chelsea 01 1095 Arsenal 01 (A) 43-44 1097 Chelsea 01 (A) 43-44 43_09_25 Orient v. WHU

18 September 1943

BRIAN DEAR (1962-1969 & 1970) Born this day Plaistow, London

 

Joined the Hammers as a 15-year-old and signed apprentice forms for the club in November 1960. This rumbustious striker is one of the few players who have enjoyed two spells at the Boleyn Ground. Made his first team football league debut in the 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on the 29 August 1962. A member of the victorious European Cup Winners' Cup side of 1965. Brian Dear holds the national record for the quickest-ever five goals in one match, achieving the feat in 20 minutes playing-time against West Bromwich Albion in April 1965. He also distinguished himself by scoring five times in seven matches while on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion, but decided against a permanent move to the South Coast club. Transferred to Fulham for £20,000 in February 1969. "Stag" rejoined his former colleagues after a short spell at Millwall in October 1970, but only added a further four appearances to his previous total before being given a free transfer at the end of that campaign and drifted into non-League football with Woodford Town. After hanging up his boots and working as a publican, he later joined Southend United as catering manager. Dear is a Freemen of the City of London, the honour bestowed upon him in recognition of his charity work on 3 October 2001.

8 November 1943

MARTIN PETERS (1962-1970) Born this day Plaistow, London

 

Martin Peters came through the ranks at West Ham United after signing as an apprentice in 1959 and went on to sign professional forms in November 1960. He made his Hammers debut on Good Friday 1962 in a 4-1 home win against Cardiff City. Tagged “Ten years ahead of his time,” by England manager Alf Ramsey in 1966, his career eventually exceeded that milestone and beyond with West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City and Sheffield United. With the Hammers he made 364 appearances and scored 100 goals and played in every position – including goalkeeper! He was a member of the 1965 European Cup Winners’ Cup team with defeated TSV Munich 1860 at Wembley Stadium. He returned to the twin towers with England a year later and scored one of the goals against the West Germans in a 4-2  win to help his country lift the World Cup. Three months earlier he'd received a Football League Cup Runners-up medal with his club, and although this was the last honour he was to gain as a West Ham United player, Martin went one better after his 1970 transfer to Spurs by twice gaining Winners' medals in the same competition. Made just under 200 League appearances during his stay at White Hart Lane and just over that total with his next club, Norwich City, before being appointed player-manager of Sheffield United to end his playing career at Bramall Lane in 1981 (although he did turn out as an amateur for Gorleston in 1982-83). Team up with former club-mate Geoff Hurst to work with a Motor Insurance company. Peters was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006 in recognition for his achievements as a player. He also worked in both West Ham’s and Spurs hospitality suites on match-day’s. Sadly in 2016, it was announced that Peters had Alzheimer’s disease.

43_08_28 Portsmouth v. WHU