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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1965-66 Friendlies

VfB STUTTGART (West Germany)

Neckar Stadium

0 - 1

3 August 1965

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Bovington

Moore

Sealey (Redknapp)

Boyce

Hurst

Bennett (Dear)

Sissons

EINTRACHT FRANKFURT (West Germany)

Waldstadion

2 - 1 (Peters, Sealey)

7 August 1965

Dickie

Burnett

Burkett

Peters

Brown

Moore

Redknapp (Sealey)

Boyce

Hurst (Bennett)

Dear (Bovington)

Sissons

TSV MUNICH 1860 (West Germany)

Grünwalderstraße

1 - 1 (Peters)

9 August 1965

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Bovington

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Hurst

Bennett

Sissons

CRYSTAL PALACE : Invitation Football Match

Recreational Centre

2 - 1 (Hurst 2 [1 pen])

14 August 1965

Festival of Sport at Crystal Palace

A 28-page paper covering the week long festivals at Crystal Palace Recreation Ground. The paper has lots of informatiuon about all the sporting activities that were to take place including the all important team line-up of the Invitation Match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace. The line-up appears on page 7 of this comprehensive paper and constitutes the only official "programme" for this game.

Standen

Kirkup

Burkett

Peters

Bovington

Moore

Sealey

Boyce

Hurst

Bennett

Sissons (Redknapp)

ILFORD

Newbury Park

2 - 2 (Byrne, Britt)

14 August 1965

Dickie

Burnett

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles J.

Brabrook

Smith T. (Howe)

Britt

Byrne

Dryden

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

ERIC BATTY'S XI

(Away)

3 - 1 (Unknown)

16 August 1965

HITCHIN TOWN

Top Field

4 - 3 (Byrne 2, Britt, [1 unrecorded))

17 August 1965

LEWES

The Dripping Pan

? - ?

18 August 1965

After a brief "off duty" spell from the American Tour the Hammers' players resumed training on July 26th and departed a week later for a three-match tour in Germany. We included Dennis Burnett and Harry Redknapp in the party, and both these teenagers made pleasing first XI debuts.

Other Pre-Season Games

In addition to undertaking one of the heaviest close-season competitive programmes of any club, we have supplemented this and our German tour with a number of other games at various levels.

In early August we played three matches at our Chadwell Heath Ground, defeating XI's from Leyton Orient (7-5), Charlton Athletic (8-4) and Walthamstow Avenue (7-0). These were followed by a Youth XI visit to Canvey Island where we netted four without reply.

Our Youth Section staged two games on the same day. In the morning they defeated Bexley United by 4-3 at Chadwell Heath, about 16 juniors: taking part in preparation for their new competition - Division II of the South East Counties League.

The " senior" Youth XI that played in the afternoon on the same ground was : I. Maguire, Glozier, Lampard, James, P. Heffer, B. Hales, S. Shaw, P. Dedman, Simmons, K. Miller, R. Cell. Ipswich Town were our opponents, and we overcame them by the odd goal in three after being one up at the interval; Miller and Dedman were the scorers.

We concluded our preparations with fixtures against Eric Batty's XI winning 3-1), Hitchin Town (away) another 4-3 win, and Lewes (away).

65_08_03 Stuttgart v. WHU Friendly

There was a 25,000 attendance at the Neckar Stadium for our opening game. The Germans went ahead through centre-forward Hans-Otto Peters after 20 minutes' play, but though we fought hard until near the end we could not gain an equaliser. At the interval Harry Redknapp came on in place of Alan Sealey and Brian Dear replaced Peter Bennett.

65_08_09 TSV Munich 1860 v. WHU Friendly

Dear had a " goal" disallowed in the 23rd minute, but we nevertheless went ahead three minutes from half-time when John Sissons centred over the heads of the home defence for the ball to be headed in by Martin Peters who had run some 30 yards to make the connection. Lothar Schamer equalised with a 20-yarder on the hour, but a nice left-wing move with seven minutes' play remaining ended with Alan Sealey making the final score 2-1 in our favour. The attendance was 25,000.

We had a pleasing compliment from Elek Schwarz, now coach of Eintracht after taking Benfica to this year's European Cup Final; his words: "Very promising, very polished, a fine side in the making."

Brian James of the Daily Mail concluded his report of the game with this sentence: *' It was also nice to be with an English team applauded from the pitch - for then - manners as well as their method."

This was a precise summary of a fine game thoroughly enjoyed by 40,000 spectators and both teams. It was not so vital as our two previous 1965 meetings with the Munich club, but the standard of soccer was well up to that shown at Wembley. After the Hammers had twice hit the woodwork, Kuppers scored for TSV at the end of a quarter-of-an-hour's play ; we were held at bay by some magnificent "keeping from Radenkovic, but in the 77th minute Martin Peters collected a loose ball, ran on to the 18-yard line and cracked home the equaliser.

65_08_14 Crystal Palace v. WHu Friendly Newspaper 65_08_14 Ilford v. WHU Friendly

A " reserve" XI opposed Ilford at Newbury Park, Johnny Byrne had a successful run-out after his injury and got one of our goals; Martin Britt netted another and the game finished at 2-2.

MOATBRIDGE : Junior Friendly

Chadwell Heath

11 - 2 (Bean 2, May 2, Woods 2, Dormer, Hales, Sutton, Twigg, [og])

18 August 1965

Macaulay, Charlton, Ruck, Sutton, Bragger, Hales, May, Bean, Twigg, Dormer, Woods

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Junior Friendly

Chadwell Heath

1 - 0 (May)

26 March 1966

Macaulay, Charlton, Cox, Robinson, Sutton, Jefferson, Jennings, May, Williams, Radley, Jell

 

SORRY NO IMAGE

SLUG Programme

Friern Barnet Youth Tournament : Silver Jubilee Trophy

25 April 1966

65_09_28 Brentford v. WHU Coote Test

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SORRY NO IMAGE

BRENTFORD : Ken Coote Testimonial

Griffin Park

0 - 2

28 September 1965

STEVENAGE TOWN

Broadhall Way

1 - 1 (Dear)

16 October 1965

65_10_16 Stevenage Town v. WHU Friendly

PORTSMOUTH : Jimmy Dickinson Testimonial

Fratton Park

4 - 1 (Britt 3, Brabrook)

20 October 1965

65_10_20 Portsmouth v. WHU Dickinson Farewell

Standen

Bennett

Charles

Dawkins

Brown

Peters

Brabrook

Bloomfield

Britt

Hurst

Sissons

 

SLUG Programme

Zurich Blue Stars Tournament Switzerland

18 - 24 May

ALDERSHOT : Jimmy Sirrell Testimonial

Recreation Ground

0 - 2

2 May 1966

66_05_02 Aldershot v. WHU Sirrel Test

PENHILL STANDARD

Woolwich Garrison Stadium:

? - ?

7 May 1966

EX HAMMERS XI : John Bond Testimonial

Upton Park

7 - 4 (Hurst 2, Peters 2, Sissons 2, Moore)

11 May 1966

66_05_11 WHU v. Ex Hammers John Bond Signed

Underhill

? - ?

25 April 1966

SLUG Programme

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

GRASSHOPPERS ZURICH (Switzerland)

Group Game

? - ?

Date 1966

Mackleworth, James, Kitchener, Brooking, Heffer, Millar, Redknapp, Clements P., Bennett, Hartley, Cross

RED STAR (Switzerland)

Group Game

? - ?

Date 1966

???? (Switzerland)

Group Game

? - ?

Date 1966

HAMBURG SV (West Germany)

Semi-Final

3 - 0 (Bennett 2, James)

Date 1966

Mackleworth, James (Glozier), Kitchener, Brooking, Heffer, Millar, Redknapp, Clements P., Bennett, Hartley, Cross

MANCHESTER UNITED

Final

1 - 1 (Cross)

Date 1966

After a 1 - 1 draw Manchester United won the Final purely on the number of CORNERS won!

LEYTONSTONE v. WALTHAMSTOW AVENUE

London Senior Amateur Cup (Final)

Upton Park

? - ?

23 April 1966

66_04_23 Leytonstone v. Walthamstow

Standen

Burnett

Presland

Peters

Brown

Bovington

Brabrook

Byrne

Britt

Hurst

Scott

 

Dickie

Bond

Kitchener

Dawkins

Bickles

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Dear

Hartley

Dryden

 

Dickie

Burnett

Burkett

Bovington

Brown

Dawkins

Brabrook

Boyce

Byrne

Bloomfield

Sissons

 

West Ham United:

Leslie, Burnett, Burkett, Bovington, Moore, Peters, Brabrook, Boyce, Byrne, Hurst, Sissons

 

Ex-Hammers XI:

Davis, Brown, Cantwell, Smith J., Tindall, Crawford, Sealey, Woosnam, Britt, Bloomfield, Musgrove

 

Ex-Hammers Goals: Woosnam 2, Bloomfird, Browm [pen]

66_05_07 Penshill Standard v. WHU 65_08_17 Hitchin Town v. WHU

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

66_04_25 Barnet Tournament

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

66_05_07 Penshill Standard v. WHU inside

Dickie

Burnett

Presland

Dawkins

Bickles

Charles

Redknapp

Byrne

Britt

Howe

Scott

Season 1965-66 1964-65 Friendlies 1966-67 Friendlies Stuttgart report SLUG Programme

Tour of Germany

Eintracht report 65_08_14 Crystal Palace v. WHU

Lineup unknown

Line-up as printed in

Programme,

not confirmed

 

Death

Glozier

Jarman

Brooking

Bagger

Heffer

Simmons

Miller

Minor

Walker

Bean