A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1958-59 Football League : First Division

58_08_18 WBA v. WHU 58_08_23 Portsmouth v. WHU 58_08_25 WHU v. Wolverhampton 58_08_30 WHU v. Aston Villa 58_09_03 Wolverhampton v. WHU 58_09_06 Luton Town v. WHU 58_09_08 WHU v. Manchester Utd 58_09_13 Nottingham Forest v. WHU 58_09_17 Manchester United v. WHU 58_09_20 WHU v. Chelsea 58_09_27 Blackpool v. WHU 58_10_04 WHU v. Blackburn Rovers 58_10_11 WHU v. Birmingham City 58_10_13 WHU v. Charlton SFC Post 58_10_25 WHU v. Burnley 58_10_27 WHU v. Charlton SFC 58_11_01 Bolton Wanderers v. WHU 58_11_08 WHU v. Arsenal Woosnam debut 58_11_15 Everton v. WHU 58_11_22 WHU v. Leicester City 58_11_29 Preston North End v. WHU 58_12_06 WHU v. Leeds United 58_12_13 Manchester City v. WHU 58_12_15 WHU v. Fulham SFC2 58_12_20 WHU v. Portsmouth 58_12_25 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur 58_12_26 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU 58_11_08 WHU v. Arsenal

Debut programme signed by Phil Woosnam

NELSON Andy v. Leicester

This action lead to Leicester's third goal

58_09_08 WHU v. Manchester United

PORTSMOUTH : Football League First Division

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

ASTON VILLA : Football League First Division

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

LUTON TOWN : Football League First Division

MANCHESTER UNITED : Football League First Division

BOBBY MOORE makes his First team debut against MANCHESTER UNITED at Upton Park

 

NOTTINGHAM FOREST : Football League First Division

MANCHESTER UNITED : Football League First Division

CHELSEA : Football League First Division

BLACKPOOL : Football League First Division

Bloomfield Road

0 - 2

27 September 1958

Att: 32,662

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Smith

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

BLACKBURN ROVERS : Football League First Division

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football League First Division

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Southern Floodlit Cup (First Round)

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : Football League First Division

Blackpool away

MATCH POSTPONED

BURNLEY : Football League First Division

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Southern Floodlight Cup (First Round)

BOLTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

ARSENAL : Football League First Division

EVERTON : Football League First Division

PHIL WOOSNAM makes his Hammers debut against ARSENAL at Upton Park

LEICESTER CITY : Football League First Division

58_09_20 WHU v. Chelsea

LEEDS UNITED : Football League First Division

26 November 1958

PHIL WOOSNAM 4th Hammer to make his WALES debut against ENGLAND Home Championship at Villa Park, Birmingham 2-2 (2 caps)

PRESTON NORTH END : Football League First Division

11 December 1958

 

CHRIS HUGHTON (1990-1992) Born this day Forest Gate, London

MANCHESTER CITY : Football League First Division

FULHAM : Southern Floodlight Cup (Second Round)

ANDY SMILLIE makes his Hammers debut against TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR at White Hart Lane

PORTSMOUTH : Football League First Division

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League First Division

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League First Division

Upton Park

13 October 1958

58_10_04 WHU v. Blackburn Rovers 58_10_11 WHU v. Birmingham City 58_10_25 WHU v. Burnley 58_11_08 WHU v. Arsenal 58_12_06 WHU v. Leeds United 58_12_20 WHU v. Portsmouth

Manager: Ted Fenton

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

Wolverhampton Wanderers:

Finlayson, Stuart, Harris, Slater, Wright, Flowers, Deeley, Broadbent, Henderson, Mason, Horne

58_09_06 Luton Town v. WHU

Fratton Park

2 - 1 (Dick, Keeble)

23 August 1958

Att: 40,470

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Lansdowne

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

 

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Dick, Smith J.)

25 August 1958

Att: 37,487

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Lansdowne

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

7 - 2 (Dick 2, Keeble 2, Musgrove 2, Lansdowne)

30 August 1958

Att: 30,263

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Lansdowne

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Molineux

1 - 1 (Grice)

3 September 1958

Att: 53,317

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Lansdowne

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Kenilworth Road

1 - 4 (Keeble)

6 September 1958

Att: 25,715

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Lansdowne

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Dick, Musgrove, Smith J.)

8 September 1958

Att: 35,672

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

City Ground

0 - 4

13 September 1958

Att: 30,307

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Moore

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Old Trafford

1 - 4 (Bond)

17 September 1958

Att: 53,276

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Lansdowne

Wragg

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Grice

Upton Park

4 - 2 (Dick, Grice, Keeble, Smith J.)

20 September 1958

Att: 31,127

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Wragg

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Grice

Upton Park

6 - 3 (Keeble 4, Cantwell, Woods [og])

4 October 1958

Att: 25,280

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Musgrove)

11 October 1958

Att: 29,139

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

 

The Hawthorns

1 - 2 (Keeble)

18 October 1958

Att: 36,878

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Nelson)

25 October 1958

Att: 29,387

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

5 - 1 (Musgrove 3, Dick 2)

27 October 1958

Att: 8,500

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Cartwright

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Burden Park

2 - 0 (Dick, Grice)

1 November 1958

Att: 31,067

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Smith J.

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

0 - 0

8 November 1958

Att: 37,871

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Goodison Park

2 - 2 (Bond [pen], Dick)

15 November 1958

Att: 40,819

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

0 - 3

22 November 1958

Att: 23,244

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Deepdale

1 - 2 (Dick)

29 November 1958

Att: 19,438

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

2 - 3 (Dick, Keeble)

6 December 1958

Att: 22,022

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Nelson

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Maine Road

1 - 3 (Dick)

13 December 1958

Att: 22,250

Gregory

Kirkup

Bond

Malcolm

Brown

Cantwell

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

3 -1 (Bond [pen], Keeble, Woosnam)

15 December 1958

Att: 4,500

Rhodes

Kirkup

Bond

Smith J.

Brown

Hurst

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

6 - 0 (Keeble 2, Dick, Musgrove, Smith J. Woosnam)

20 December 1958

Att: 21,316

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith J.

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Dick, Keeble)

25 December 1958

Att: 26,178

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith J.

Grice

Woosnam

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

White Hart Lane

4 - 1 (Bond, Dick, Keeble, Henry [og])

26 December 1958

Att: 43,817

Gregory

Bond

Cantwell

Malcolm

Brown

Smith J.

Grice

Smillie

Keeble

Dick

Musgrove

A momentous day in the history of the Club, having secured their place at the top table of English football with a 3-1 victory over Middlesbrough four months earlier. West Ham United captain Noel Cantwell led the Hammers to First Division victory at Fratton Park against Portsmouth 2-1. In the 37th minute Andy Malcolm wrong-footed their defence with a perfect pass to John Dick. The lanky Scot’s shot was pushed onto an upright by Uprichard and through the confusion Vic Keeble stole in to stab the ball over the line. Five minutes into the second-half Musgrove and Grice combined for Dick to make it 2-0. Portsmouth did pull one back but the Hammers were worthy winners

West Ham United went goal crazy, with Aston Villa their victims in an early-season Division One fixture. Ernie Gregory's goal was breached twice, but it was not to matter as the Hammers stuck seven in Nigel Sims' net at the other end. Three home players notched braces - Vic Keeble, Malcolm Musgrove and John Dick - with Billy Lansdowne also on target. The Hammers were second in the table following this win, their third in a row, as they returned to top division Football in creditable style with a sixth place finish whilst the Villans were relegated after finishing 21st.

8 September 1958

HARRY CRIPPS signs professional forms

The Hammers were still carrying the momentum from winning the Division Two title the previous season when they welcomed Manchester United to the Boleyn Ground. West Ham were seventh in the table, but climbed to the summit with this thrilling 3-2 win over the Red Devils. This was their fourth win from six starts at the beginning of the season and was achieved thanks to goals from John Smith, John Dick and Malcolm Musgrove. It meant the majority of the 35,672 crowd went home happy with the Hammers dreaming of glory. Their form remained good throughout the season, especially at home, where they won 15 of 21 home games, ending up sixth in the table.

5 October 1958

NOEL CANTWELL 11th REPUBLIC of IRELAND cap against POLAND International Friendly Dalymount Park, Dublin 2-2

After four successive defeats, the Hammers returned to form by beating Portsmouth 6-0 at the Boleyn Ground in Division One. Within seven minutes, Phil Woosnam converted Andy Malcolm's pass to score his first league goal for the Club. On 37 minutes, a header from John Dick provided a chance for Vic Keeble to score and five minutes later Keeble scored again after the Pompey goalkeeper failed to hold a drive. Just before the interval Malcolm Musgrove made it four after following an upfield lob from John Bond. West Ham rounded off the scoring with two headers in the second half. Dick converted Mike Grice's centre for the fifth and John Smith headed home from a corner to round off an excellent performance.

Football on Christmas Day was a regular occurrence up to the late 1950s, and the Hammers' last involvement on this day resulted in a derby victory over Tottenham Hotspur. West Ham were back in the top flight after a 26-year absence and a good festive period ensured their push towards a top-half finish was maintained. VIc Keeble and John Dick were on target as the Hammers overcame their north London visitors 2-1. The sides faced off again the very next day, and again West Ham were triumphant, and this time by a 4-1 scoreline.

The Hammers travelled to White Hart Lane for the second of back-to-back Tottenham derbies on Boxing Day 1958. Having won 2-1 at the Boleyn Ground on Christmas Day, West Ham inflicted further pain on the north Londoners just 24 hours later. The winning scoreline was 4-1 this time as a Ron Henry own goal supplemented strikes from John Bond, Vic Keeble and John Dick. West Ham enjoyed a fruitful return to the top flight that season, finishing sixth in the table just a year after securing promotion.

The nos. 7, 8 and 9 of the Chelsea team which played at Upton Park that day were all eventu¬ally transferred to the Hammers. Peter Brabrook and Jimmy Greaves each scored once, but like Ron Tindall they were on the losing end of a 4-2 score.

22,022 were present as the Hammers lost this First Division match to Leeds United at Upton Park by 2-3. The visitors were two up inside nine minutes and added another ten minutes after half-time. John Dick (77 mins.) and Vic Keeble (89) reduced the arrears to give the score line some respectability but overall the Peacocks were worthy winners.

There were 40,470 inside Fratton Park as the Hammers kicked off the new season against Portsmouth. Roared on by 7,000 fans, goals from Dick and Keeble gave West Ham a 2-1 win. Two days later the gates were closed at Upton Park as the Hammers welcomed league champions Wolverhampton Wanderers. It was an exciting tussle, with the Hammers winning 2-0. Now enjoying life back in the First Division, Aston Villa were crushed 7-2 in the next home game. The euphoria was then forgotten with three away games ending in defeats at Luton, Nottingham Forest and Manchester United, the team conceding four goals in each match. The home game with Manchester United attracted great excitement as the Hammers raced into a three-goal lead before two goals from United made the contest more even. The 3-2 victory saw the debut of 17-year-old Bobby Moore, who was destined for greater achievements.

After Blackburn Rovers were beaten 6-3 at home there followed a period of six games without a win. This all changed during the Christmas period as Portsmouth were thrashed 6-0 at home and on Christmas Day rivals Tottenham were beaten 2-1. In the return with Tottenham on Boxing Day the Hammers triumphed again, winning 4-1.

West Ham were back at White Hart Lane to face Tottenham in the FA Cup, but on this occasion they lost 2-0. There were further away defeats but at home the goals were flowing, Johnny Dick scoring twice against Nottingham Forest in a 5-3 thriller and going one better to score a hat-trick in the 3-1 victory against West Bromwich Albion. As an experiment, full-back John Bond was moved to centre-forward and this brought success as he scored twice against Bolton Wanderers in the 4-3 home win. The final home game against Manchester City saw Dick and Grice score two apiece in a 5–1 win. It had been an excellent campaign and it was a fine achievement to finish in sixth place.