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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1964-65 Football League : First Division

LAUSANNE SPORTS (Switzerland) :

European Cup Winners Cup (2nd Round - 1st leg)

Stade Olympique

2 - 1 (Byrne, Dear)

16 March 1965

Att: 20,000

65_03_16 Lausanne Sports v. WHU ECWC2 Lausanne Sports

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

Estadio de la Romareda

1 - 1 (Sissons)

28 April 1965

Att: 28,000

REAL ZARAGOZA (Spain) :

European Cup Winners Cup (Semi-Final 2nd leg)

65_04_28 Real Zaragoza v. WHU ECWC

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

STOKE CITY : Football League First Division

BIRMINGHAM CITY : F.A. Cup (Third Round)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League First Division

BURNLEY : Football League First Division

CHELSEA : F.A. Cup (Fourth Round)

SHEFFIELD UNITED : Football League First Division

EVERTON : Football League First Division

SUNDERLAND : Football League First Division

LIVERPOOL : Football League First Division

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : Football League First Division

SUNDERLAND : Football League First Division

BLACKBURN ROVERS : Football League First Division

ARSENAL : Football League First Division

LAUSANNE SPORTS (Switzerland) :

European Cup Winners Cup (Second Round - 2nd leg)

ASTON VILLA : Football League First Division

LEEDS UNITED : Football League First Division

CHELSEA : Football League First Division

REAL ZARAGOZA (Spain) :

European Cup Winners Cup (Third Round - 1st leg)

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : Football League First Division

LEICESTER CITY : Football League First Division

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : Football League First Division

BLACKPOOL : Football League First Division

TSV MUNICH 1860 (Germany) :

European Cup Winners Cup (Final)

1963-64 First XI 1965-66 First XI Season 1964-65

TSV Munich 1860:

Petar Radenkovic, Manfred Wagner, Hans Reich, Wilfried Kohlars, Stevan Bena, Otto Luttrop, Alfred Heiss, Hans Kuppers, Rudi Brunnenmeier (capt), Peter Grosser, Hans Rebele.

Upton Park

0 - 1

2 January 1965

Att: 23,913

Standen

Kirkup

Bond

Bovington

Brown

Peters

Brabrook

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

Real Zaragoza:

Yarza, Cortizo, Reija, Enderiz, Santamaria, Violeta, Canario, Santos, Marcelino, Villa, Capetra

65_01_02 WHU v. Stoke City 65_01_09 WHU v. Birmingham City FAC 3

Upton Park

4 - 2 (Hurst 2, Byrne, Sissons)

9 January 1965

Att: 31,056

Standen

Bond

Peters

Bovington

Brown

Boyce

Sealey

Hurst

Byrne

Sissons

Scott

White Hart Lane

2 - 3 (Byrne, Sissons)

16 January 1965

Att: 50,054

Standen

Bond

Peters

Bovington

Brown

Boyce

Sealey

Hurst

Byrne

Sissons

Scott

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Bond, Boyce, Byrne)

23 January 1965

Att: 25,490

Standen

Bond

Peters

Bovington

Brown

Boyce

Sealey

Hurst

Byrne

Sissons

Scott

Upton Park

0 - 1

30 January 1965

Att: 37,000

Standen

Kirkup

Bond

Bovington

Brown

Peters

Sealey

Boyce

Byrne

Sissons

Scott

Bramall Lane

1 - 2 (Sealey)

6 February 1965

Att: 6,264

Standen

Kirkup

Bond

Bovington

Brown

Peters

Sealey

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

Upton Park

0 - 1

13 February 1965

Att: 25,163

Standen

Bond

Peters

Bovington

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

Roker Park

2 - 3 (Byrne, Hurst)

20 February 1965

Att: 32,885

Standen

Bond

Peters

Bovington

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Hurst, Presland)

27 February 1965

Att: 25,780

Standen

Kirkup

Presland

Bovington

Moore

Peters

Brabrook

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

Hillsborough

0 - 2

6 March 1965

Att: 14,136

Standen

Kirkup

Presland

Bovington

Moore

Peters

Brabrook

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

Upton Park

2 - 3 (Dear 2)

13 March 1965

Att: 23,218

Standen

Kirkup

Presland

Bovington

Moore

Peters

Brabrook

Boyce

Hurst

Dear

Sissons

Standen

Kirkup

Peters

Boyce

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Hurst

Byrne

Dear

Sissons

Ewood Park

0 - 4

20 March 1965

Att: 8,990

Standen

Kirkup

Presland

Charles

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Hurst

Dear

Scott

Upton Park

4 - 3 (Dear 2, Peters, Tacchella [og]

23 March 1965       (Agg 6 - 4)

Att: 31,780

Standen

Kirkup

Peters

Boyce

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Hurst

Byrne

Dear

Sissons

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Byrne [pen], Hurst)

27 March 1965

Att: 24,665

Standen

Kirkup

Peters

Boyce

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Hurst

Byrne

Dear

Sissons

Villa Park

3 - 2 (Byrne, Dear, Hurst)

31 March 1965

Att: 19,966

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Bickles

Moore

Sealey

Hurst

Byrne

Dear

Sissons

Elland Road

1 - 2 (Dear)

3 April 1965

Att: 41,918

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Hurst

Byrne

Dear

Boyce

Upton Park

2 0 1 (Byrne, Dear)

7 April 1965

Att: 35,086

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Boyce

Dear

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Hurst 2, Sissons)

12 Apri; 1965

Att: 33,288

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Hurst

Dear

Sissons

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Brown, Dear)

23 April 1965

Att: 22,762

Upton Park

6 - 1 (Dear 5, Peters)

16 April 1965

Att: 27,710

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Bickles

Moore

Brabrook

Boyce

Hurst

Dear

Sissons

Filbert Street

0 - 1

17 April 1965

Att: 15,888

Standen

Bond

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Hurst

Dear

Sissons

The Hawthorns

2 - 4 (Boyce, Sissons)

19 April 1965

Att: 13,713

Standen

Kirkup

Peters

Dawkins

Brown

Moore

Bennett

Boyce

Hurst

Dear

Sissons

Wembley Stadium

2 - 0 (Sealey 2)

19 May 1965

Att: 97,974

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Hurst

Dear

Sissons

Standen, Kirkup, Burkett, Peters, Brown, Moore, Sealey, Boyce, Hurst, Dear, Sissons

West Ham welcomed Birmingham City to the Boleyn Ground as the sides played out an exciting FA Cup third round tie. A Geoff Hurst double and goals for Johnny Byrne and John Sissons saw the home side to victory in a six-goal thriller in front of over 31,056 fans.

65_01_16 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU 65_01_23 WHU v. Burnley

9 January 1965

IAIN DOWIE (1991 & 1995-1998) Born this day Hatfield, Hertfordshire

 

Dowie was signed from Luton Town for a reported fee of £480,000 in the later stages of the 1990-91 campaign to help the Hammers gain promotion to the First Division and to solve a goalscoring problem. Made his debut in the 0-0 draw at Boothferry Park on the 23 March 1990. He five month Upton Park career came to an end just as the new season in the First Division got under way when the 26 year-old was transferred to Southampton. The deal was delayed for a week while Dowie underwent treatment and X-ray tests on his injured foot, and although a stress fracture of the foot was diagnosed, his £500,000 move to The Dell went through. Despite being warned that the second coming of Dowie would not go down well, 'H' copped a deaf ear to bring the much maligned striker back to Upton Park. Signed from Crystal Palace for £125,000 plus Jeroen Boere - September 1995. Things went well early on as Iain's nine goals swayed his band of critics who ended up voting him into runners-up spot in the Hammer-of-the-Year contest. An honest pro, Dowie's efforts put many of Upton Park's foreign legion to shame, before he embarked upon a disastrous drought that saw him go 40-Premiership matches without scoring in between, his notorious own goal at Stockport County, all but made his position with the fans untenable. Giving 100% to the last - and having scored only 11 goals - he finally headed to Queens Park Rangers with Keith Rowland as part of the £2 million package that brought Trevor Sinclair to the Boleyn. Later played for Oldham Athletic and in 2002 became the Latics manager. Also managed Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic, Coventry City and Queens Park Rangers. Later pursued a career as a football pundit.  

50,054 turned up at White Hart Lane for the First Division match between Spurs and Hammers. The homesters held on to their 3-2 lead thanks to a great save by Bill Brown three minutes from time. By then many fans had already left the ground in the hope of avoiding the traffic jams caused by extensive roadworks in the area, but most were still there an hour after the final whistle !

Although the weather was mild for the time of year, the muddy conditions underfoot caused by snow and frost earlier in the week led to some mistakes by both sides. Ron Boyce open the scoring on 17 minutes with a well-placed shot. The equaliser arrived on the half hour when a long throw was converted by Lochead. Nine minutes later the visitors went in front when a Lochead shot came to Towers for a simple tap-in. However, just a minute from half-time John Bond hit a shot through a massed defence to make it two-all. The second half saw some exciting end to end football and midway through the half Johnny Byrne scored the winner, converting after goalkeeper Blacklaw had parried John Sissons' shot. The 3-2 victory moved the Hammers up to fifth.

65_01_30 WHU v. Chelsea FAC 4 65_02_06 Sheffield United v. WHU

27 January 1965

MIKE NEWELL (1996-1997) Born this day Liverpool, Merseyside

 

Mike joined the Hammers on a month's loan from Birmingham City with a view to a permanent move. Signed as cover for the injured Iain Dowie. Mike made his West Ham debut in the 1-3 defeat by London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 21st December 1996. The Hammers were not impressed with his overall performance in the matches played and decided to despatch him back to St. Andrew's. Mike joined Aberdeen for £175,000 in July 1997 then joined Bradford. Later went into management with Hartlepool in February 2003.

The world of soccer paid its tribute to Sir Winston Churchill, who had died earlier that week. It was an impressive moment, with 37,000 in complete silence at Upton Park. The match which followed was a Fourth Round F.A. Cup tie v Chelsea. In the continuing absence of Bobby Moore (out for three months owing to health problems), the Hammers were skippered by Ken Brown, and we were also without Peter Brabrook and Geoff Hurst. Bobby Tambling netted the only goat of the game in the tenth minute.

A pleasant pre-match ceremony at Bramall Lane where we met Sheffield United in the First Division. The Blades' skipper Joe Shaw was making his 600th senior appearance, so the teams formed a "guard of honour" when Joe came out for the start. Joe celebrated by leading his side to their first victory in eight games. Mick Jones scored in the second minute; Alan Sealey equalised a couple of minutes after that, but Alan Birchenall got the winner with 18 minutes to go.

65_02_13 WHU v. Everton 65_02_20 Sunderland v. WHU

A First Division fixture against Everton brought an attendance of 25,163 to Upton Park. After a goalless first-half the Blues survived a near miss at their end eight minutes from time, and from the rebound went downfield for Temple to net the only goal of the game.

65_02_27 WHU v. Liverpool 65_03_06 Sheffield Wednesday v. WHU 65_03_13 WHU v. Sunderland 65_03_16 Lausanne Sports v. WHU ECWC 65_03_20 Blackburn Rovers v. WHU

EDDIE PRESLAND makes his Hammers debut against LIVERPOOL at Upton Park

The visitors on this Ides of March date were Sunderland, the Roker Park club were in need of points, endeavouring to retain their First Division place they had regained at the end of the previous season. The Hammers suffered an early blow when Eddie Bovington was carried off in the fourth minute with a leg-fracture, but a ninth-minute goal by Brian Dear put us in the running. Although Martin Harvey equalised half-an-hour later and George Herd gave his team an interval lead, Dear again levelled it up 13 minutes into the second half. But the game struggle was settled in the following minute, Herd also netting his second to bring a Wearsiders' success by 3-2.

The first leg took place in Switzerland before an attendance of 20,000, on a marl-strewn pitch which soaked up the thawing snow that had fallen the previous week-end. After being hard-pressed early on the Hammers went ahead in the 32nd minute when Brian Dear con¬verted a parried free-kick. Johnny Byrne fastened on to a clearance from our penalty-box to make it 2-0 seven minutes after the interval, and though Hosp reduced Lausanne's arrears we deserved our success.

65_03_23 WHU  v. Lausanne Sports ECWC 65_03_23 WHU v. Lausanne ECWC Pirate 65_03_27 WHU v. Arsenal

Trailing 2-1 from the first leg the Swiss surprised the Hammers by opening the scoring in the 37th minute with a goal from Kerkhoffs. From thence onwards it was pretty ding-dong before we went through on a 6-4 aggregate. Our scorers were a Tacchella own goal on 42 minutes, followed by a Dear strike a minute later, Martin Peters made it 3-2 in the Hammers favour on 59 only for Eschmann to even it up at 3-3 with ten minutes remaining. Brian Dear scored his second on the night in the last minute to set up a semi-final tie against Spanish side Real Zaragoza.

65_03_31 Aston Villa v. WHU

1 April 1965

GARY STRODDER (1987-1990) Born this day Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire

 

Adapted quickly to the demands of the First Division after signing from Lincoln City in March 1987, for a fee of £140,000 shortly before they were relegated to the GM Vauxhall Conference. Made his Hammers' debut in the 1-0 defeat at the hands of London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 21st March 1987. Injuries to regular central defenders Alvin Martin and Tony Gale, gave the slim Yorkshireman his big chance and he appeared in 29 first team games in the 1987-88 season. With both Martin and Gale back to full fitness, "Max" his nickname at the club, Knew he would find it tough to re-establish himself in the first team, and was put on the transfer list at his own request at the end of the 89-90 campaign. Just a week away from the start of the following season West Bromwich Albion came in with an offer, terms were agreed with WBA and the player, but it didn't meet West Ham's asking price of £300,000, the fee was finally settled by the Football League tribunal at £190,000. Later played for Notts County, Rotherham United and Hartlepool.

The Hammers travelled to Villa Park to play Aston Villa in a First Division fixture which attracted 19,966 spectators. West Ham were shocked after 29 minutes when the Villa scored twice within a minute through Tony Hateley and Charlie Aitken. Both goals were carved out by former Hammer Phil Woosnam. Shortly after that Lew Chatterley hit a post and Villa appeared set for victory as they went into the break 2-0 ahead. Early in the second half Geoff Hurst thundered the Hammers back in the game with a long shot. Eight minutes later Johnny Byrne headed home a John Sissons cross for the equaliser. On 63 minutes West Ham completed the comeback when Byrne crossed and Brian Dear hit home the third goal. The 3-2 victory moved West Ham up to tenth in the table.

65_04_03 Leeds United v. WHU 65_04_07 WHU v. Real Zaragoza ECWC

10 April 1965

 

BOBBY MOORE 27th and JOHNNY BYRNE 10th ENGLAND cap

SCOTLAND Home Championship Wembley Stadium, London 2-2

65_04_07 WHU v. Real Zaragoza Pirate 65_04_12 WHU v. Chelsea 65_04_16 WHU v. WBA 65_04_17 Leicester City v. WHU

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Boyce

Brown

Moore

Sealey

Brabrook

Hurst

Dear

Sissons

65_04_19 WBA v. WHU 65_04_23 WHU v. Blackpool 65_05_19 WHU v. TSV Munchen 1860 Final

Bobby Moore celebrated his 24th birthday in style, playing his part in a 3-2 win at home to Chelsea at the Boleyn Ground. World Cup hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst struck twice, while John Sissons also scored for the home side in a victory that lifted the Hammers three places up to ninth.This 3-2 win saw the Hammers complete a league double over the west-Londoners, after a comprehensive 3-0 triumph at Stamford Bridge in November 1964. Defeat, meanwhile, for then leaders Chelsea derailed their title campaign, as they lost four of their final six fixtures to finish third behind Leeds United and champions Manchester United. Ron Greenwood's West Ham, however, enjoyed a fine conclusion to the campaign, recording a wholly respectable ninth-placed finish, before lifting aloft the European Cup Winners' Cup at Wembley in May.

This resounding Good Friday home win against West Bromwich Albion will forever be remembered for the exploits of a certain Brian Dear. The Plaistow-born forward, who had not long fought his way back into the team, struck five times in a sensational 20-minute spell either side of the half-time interval. West Ham took the lead on the half hour when Martin Peters picked up a weak clearance and poked home from the edge of the box. Peters then chipped a centre for Dear who side footed the second. As the interval was approaching Jeff Astle pulled a goal back for Albion. in the first 18 minutes of the second half Brian Dear pushed himself into football legend status by adding four more goals to record the fastest ever scoring burst in the First Division. His second goal came from a Peter Brabrook centre, the third with a tame shot which beat Ray Potter. The fourth he rammed home after Hurst had hit the post, and the fifth he slid home from a Brabrook cross and the 6-1 victory sent the holiday crowd home happy.

TREVOR DAWKINS makes his Hammers debut against WEST BROMWICH ALBION at The Hawthorns

It was off to Spain to face Real Zaragoza for the second leg of the European Cup Winners' Cup Semi-Final. The Hammers journey took them to the Zaragoza military airport; at that time there was no civil airport for the city, and special permission had to be obtained for our charter flight to land. The Spaniards were favourites to pull back their one-goal deficit from the first leg which we had won by two-one. They levelled the count at 2-2, but the Hammers fought courageously, and Brian Dear sent John Sissons away on a run that ended in our left-winger beating the Real 'keeper to make it 3-2.

4 May 1965

BOBBY MOORE 28th ENGLAND cap

HUNGARY International Friendly Wembley Stadium, London 1-0

 

9 May 1965

BOBBY MOORE 29th ENGLAND cap

YUGOSLAVIA International Friendly Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade 1-1

 

12 May 1965

BOBBY MOORE 30th ENGLAND cap

WEST GERMANY International Friendly Franken Stadion, Nuremberg 1-0

 

16 May 1965

BOBBY MOORE 31st ENGLAND cap

SWEDEN International Friendly Ullevi Stadion, Gothenburg 2-1

Twelve months on from lifting the 1964 FA Cup with a last minute headed winner from long-serving midfielder Ronnie Boyce to give the Hammers a 3-2 win over Preston North End, West Ham United were back under the Twin Towers for the 1965 European Cup Winners’ Cup final with TSV 1860 Munich. After their ‘64 final success, West Ham’s visionary manager Ron Greenwood had predicted that his team would go all the way to the Wembley final again. The east Londoners reached the final having defeated La Gantoise (Belgium), Sparta Prague (Czechoslovakia), Lausanne Sports (Switzerland) and Real Zaragoza (Spain) to meet their West German opposition. The German Cup winners route to Wembley came at the expense of Union Luxembourg, FC Porto, Polish side Legia Warsaw and Torino of Italy. The capacity 100,000 crowd were in for a treat that night as both teams produced their best football. Described in the press the following morning as a ‘magnificent game’ that was a ‘triumph for West Ham and a triumph for the game of football’, the showpiece was marked by 90 minutes of ‘bold and imaginative’ attacking style of play from both sets of players. With the Hammers and The Lions intent on playing the ball rather than the man Hungarian referee Istvan Zsolt oversaw a perfect textbook final. Ron Greenwood’s West Ham created chance after chance, John Sissons missed an open goal, then hit the post. Geoff Hurst was twice denied by splendid saves from goalkeeper Petar Radenkovic. At the other end, Jim Standen was also called into action, saving acrobatically from Peter Grosser and Hans Kuppers. Despite chances at both ends, there was no score at half-time. Into the second period and West Ham’s superiority was now beginning to count and they were rewarded twice in the space of three minutes with the breakthrough coming in the 70th minute. Ronnie Boyce stole the ball in midfield, raced towards the penalty area and threaded a pass between two defenders for Alan Sealey, who controlled before firing a rasping shot into the top corner to give the east-enders the lead. Two minutes later a Bobby Moore free-kick was laid-off by Martin Peters and Sealey converted his second from four yards out to give the Londoners’ a 2-0 success. Captain Bobby Moore climbed the famed 39 steps of Wembley to the Royal Box to collect the European Cup Winners Cup to set the seal on a remarkable couple of years for the Hammers. The final was later ranked by many as one of the best games ever played at Wembley Stadium.

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Pirate Edition

DAWKINS Trevor 65_01_02 WHU v. Stoke City 65_01_16 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU 65_01_30 WHU v. Chelsea FAC 4 65_03_13 WHU v. Sunderland 65_03_17 WHU v. Lausanne ECWC 02 65_04_07 WHU v. Real Zaragoza ECWC

Pirate Edition

65_04_23 WHU v. Blackpool 65_05_19 WHU v. TSV Munchen 1860