A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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theyflysohigh logo 66_10_19 Brentwood Town v. WHU OL

1966-67 Friendlies

67_03_10 Hull City

West Ham defence in a tangle as Ron Young lets fly with a long range shot

SHREWSBURY TOWN

Aid of the Shropshire World Cup Commemoration Appeal Fund

Gay Meadow

4 - 1 (Moore 2, Bennett, Peters)

5 April 1967

1. FC KAISERSLAUTERN (West Germany)

Stadion Betzenburg

2 - 0 (Sissons, Byrne)

6 August 1966

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LAUSANNE SPORTS (Switzerland)

Stade Olympique de la Pontaise

2 - 2 (Byrne 2)

10 August 1966

KARLSRUHER SC (West Germany)

SORRY NO IMAGE

Wildparkstadion

2 - 2 (Hurst, Peters)

13 August 1966

TOOTING & MITCHAM UNITED : Challenge Match

Sandy Lane

? - ?

13 August 1966

HILLINGDON BOROUGH : Public Trial Match

The Leas Stadium, Falling Lane

4 - 5

15 August 1966

Moore Brown 66_08_13 Karlsruher SC v. WHU 66_08_13 Tooting & Mitcham v. WHU Friendly

CLAPTON : Inaugural Floodlight Match

Old Spotted Dog Ground

6 - 0 (Dear 3, Bennett, Brooking, Howe)

21 September 1966

66_09_21 Clapton v. WHU supplement 66_09_21 Clapton v. WHU

Normal generic programme

Souvenir Supplement

WEMBLEY : Opening of Floodights

Vale Farm

5 - 0 (Sealey, Dear, Bennett, [og] 2)

5 October 1966

66_10_05 Wembley v. WHU OL

GUILDFORD CITY

Joseph Road Ground

1 - 3 (MInor)

7 October 1966

66_10_07 Guildford City v. WHU Friendly

BEXLEY UNITED : Opening of Floodlights

Park View Road

8 - 1 (Boyce 3, Brabrook 3, Bovington, Dear)

12 October 1966

66_10_12 Bexley United v. WHU OL

BRENTWOOD TOWN : Opening of Floodlights

The Hive

1 - 1 (Dear)

19 October 1966

Image courtesy of Mark Waight

ZAMALEK (Egypt)

Helmi Zamora Stadium, Cairo

1 - 5 (Boyce)

30 November 1966

BANBURY UNITED

Banbury Stadium

3 - 3

6 December 1966

66_12_06 Banbury United v. WHU Friendly

KILMARNOCK (Scotland)

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Hurst 2)

17 February 1967

67_02_17 WHU v. Kilmarnock Friendly

CAMBRIDGE UNITED (Youth)

Abbey Stadium

? - ?

1 March 1967

COVENTRY CITY : Winston Churchill Trophy

Highfield Road

3 - 3 (Brabrook 2, Hurst)  -  won 9-7 on pens

3 March 1967

Att: 18,524

67_03_03 Coventry City v. WHU Winston Churchill

HULL CITY

Boothferry Road

4 - 1 (Hurst 3 [1 pen], Sissons)

10 March 1967

67_03_10 Hull City v. WHU Friendly 67_04_05 Shrewsbury Town v. WHU Friendly

Mackleworth

Burnett

Burkett

Peters

Heffer

Boyce

Redknapp

Dawkins

Bennett

Moore

Eadie

 

REAL MADRID : Inaugural Match

Astrodome, Huston

2 - 3 (Hurst, Sissons)

19 April 1967

67_04_19 Real Madrid v. WHU Friendly 01

Standen

Charles (Burnett)

Burkett (Kitchener) (Mackleworth)

Moore

Bovington (Heffer)

Boyce

Redknapp

Bennett

Hurst

Sissons

Brabrook

 

DAGENHAM

Victoria Road

3 - 0 (Brooking 2, Hartley)

19 April 1967

BURY TOWN : J. Copeman and J. Eastall Testimonial

Kings Road Ground

3 - 4 (Brown 2, Bovington)

2 May 1967

67_05_02 Bury Town v. WHU Copeman Eastall Test 67_05_15 WHU v. Select XI - Ken Brown

SELECT XI : Ken Brown Testimonial

Upton Park

5 - 9 (Bickles, Hurst, Mackleworth, Moore, [og])

15 May 1967

Mackleworth

Bonds

Charles

Peters

Bickles

Moore

Brabrook

Bennett

Dear

Hurst

Sissons

 

Ken Brown Testimonial

SHAMROCK ROVERS : Pat Courtney & John Keogh Testimonial

Dalymount Park

5 - 5 (Hurst 2, Sissons 2, Dear)

17 May 1967

Standen

Bonds

Charles (Kitchener)

Peters

Heffer

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Sissons

 

 

 

67_05_17 Shamrock Rovers v. WHU Courtney Keogh Tes

The League of Ireland Cup-winners made a rally during the last half-hour to earn a fair share of a ten-goal contest.

 

Although Billy Bonds had played a part of Ken Brown's Testimonial Match nine days earlier this was his "true" debut in our colours, and lie put in a lot of work in. a game that was dominated by the attacks, Geoff Hurst and John Sissons each scored two and Brian Dear one for the Hammers; the Rovers' scorers were Gilbert (2) Leech (2) and Dixon (the latter from what appeared to be an offside position ten minutes from time.)

SLUG Programme

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

NEWHAM BOYS v. REDBRIDGE BOYS

Robert Johnson Cup (Final)

ENFIELD v. WALTHAMSTOW AVENUE

London Senior Amateur Cup (Final)

67_04_15 Newham Boys v. Redbridge Boys 67_05_17 Enfield v. Walthamstow

Upton Park

2 - 1

15 April 1967

Upton Park

? - ?

17 May 1967

SLUG Programme

End of Season Tour

HJK HELSINKI (Finland)

Sonera Stadium

6 - 3 (Dear 2, Hurst 2, Boyce, Peters)

6 June 1967

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An attendance of over 10,000 was attracted by this match which was part of the festivities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Finnish club. HJK Helsinki, full name Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi. The attendance were well-rewarded by a nine-goals game and much good football.

Bobby Ferguson made his debut for the Hammers but although beaten three times came through with great credit, as the Finns' second was from a penalty-kick and the third a deflected "own goal." Brian Dear and Geoff Hurst each netted twice, Ron Boyce and Martin Peters being our other scorers in a 6-3 win.

GRASSHOPPERS ZURICH (Switzerland)

Sportplatz Hardturm

1 - 0 (Redknapp)

8 June 1967

A day of non-stop rain had a dampening effect on the attendance, only 2,000 or so being present for the kick-off.

 

Among the changes in our side was the senior debut of Trevor Brooking, who did well and came near to scoring on three occasions.

 

Apart from this there was little to comment upon, but the Hammers got a victory they deserved through a late goal by Harry Redknapp.

LUGANO (Switzerland)

Stadio Cornaredo

4 - 1 (Sissons, Dear, Hurst, Brabrook)

8 June 1967

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An attendance of 5,000 saw us win after conceding an early “own goal”. We were one in arrears until near the interval when John Sissons drove the ball home from outside the penalty-box, but almost immediately afterwards gained the lead when Billy Bonds crossed for Brian Dear to convert from close in.

The Swiss made several changes for the second half and from thence onwards were hardly in the picture. Geoff Hurst netted our third and Brabrook made the final score 4-1 before leaving the field with a pulled muscle in the closing minutes.

It was an excellent Hammers' display against the club who were only a point away from winning the Swiss League championship last season.

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Augsburg Youth Tournament - Germany

12th - 15th May

Death

Burnett

Knowles

Bovington

Brown

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Carr

Sealey

Grumart

 

Standen

Burkett

Charles

Bovington

Brown

Moore

Brabrook

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

 

Zamalek

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Egyptian Nightmare

66_11_30 Zamalem v. WHU Friendly white 02 66_11_30 Zamalem v. WHU Friendly white 01

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67_06_08 Grasshoppers v. WHU

Ferguson

Bonds

Kitchener

Peters

Bovington

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Bennett

 

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

66_08_15 Hillingdon Borough v. WHU

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

67_04_19 Dagenham v. WHU

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Standen, Burnett, Charles, Peters, Moore, Bovington, Brabrook, Boyce, Byrne, Hurst, Sissons

 

Mackleworth, Burnett, Burkett, Boyce, Brown, Moore, Redknapp, Bloomfield, Byrne, Hurst, Peters

 

Standen

Charles

Burkett

Bovington

Moore

Peters

Brabrook

Boyce

Byrne

Hurst

Sissons

 

Mackleworth

Presland

Burkett

Dawkins

Bickles

Howe

Redknapp

Bennett

Hartley

Dear

Sealey

 

Dickie

Burnett

Bovington

Dawkins

Andrew

Peters

Sealey

Boyce

Bennett

Hurst

Brabrook

 

Dickie

Burkett

Kitchener

Dawkins

Heffer

Moore

Brabrook

Boyce

Bennett

Hurst

Sissons

 

Standen

Burkett

Kitchener

Peters

Heffer

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Bennett

Hurst

Sissons

 

Grotier

Lampard

Hutcher

Miller

Brown

Howe

Sealey

Dawkins

Hartley

Brooking

Eadie

 

Ferguson, Bonds, Charles, Peters, Heffer, Moore, Brabrook, Boyce, Dear, Hurst, Sissons

 

Ferguson, Bonds, Charles, Peters, Heffer, Moore, Brabrook, Boyce, Dear, Hurst, Sissons

66_08_06 Kaiserslautern v. WHU 67_05_12 Augsburg Tournament

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

Rosenaustadion Augsburg

HAJUK SPLIT (Yugoslavia)

Group Game

? - ?

13 May 1967

BAYER LEVERKUSEN (Germany)

Group Game

? - ?

14 May 1967

BC AUGSBURG

Group Game

? - ?

15 May 1967

Play-Off Game

? - ?

15 May 1967

Play-Off match with one of the following teams from the other Group matches - Inter Milan, First Vienna, Nurnberg or Schwaben Augsburg

Mackleworth

Presland

Howe

Dawkins

Bickles

Bovington

Redknapp

Hartley

Minor

Dear

Sealey

TILBURY

67_03_01 Tilbury v. WHU Friendly

Dickie

Glozier

Tuck

Miller

Bragger

James

Eadie

Heffer

Hartley

Barrett

Walker

Chadfields

? - ?

1 March 1967

Image Courtesy of Nigel Turner

Season 1966-67 1965-66 Friendlies 1967-68 Friendlies

We fulfilled an invitation to visit the Gay Meadow Ground on April 5th to meet Shrewsbury Town in a friendly game, and were very well received by the Shropshire club's officials and supporters. Martin Peters (8 mins) and Peter Bennett (38 mins) scored in the first half. Soon after the interval the Town side hit the bar and had a shot kicked off the line; however, they eventually gained their reward with a 58th-minute counter from George Boardman. Bobby Moore then made it 3-1, and after Colin Macklewonn had saved a penalty Moore netted his second counter to leave the final score at 4-1.

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

67_04_19 Real Madrid v. WHU Astrodome

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Our visit to Boothferry Road to play Hull City drew the largest attendance for any of the three " friendlies," 22,651 being present to see us gain a 4-1 victory over another club that is challenging for Second Division honours.

We opened strongly to take a 2-0 lead, Geoff Hurst being the scorer on each occasion. His first came in the sixth minute by converting Harry Redknapp's pass, and the second was a spot-kick eight minutes before half-time. A penalty at the other end enabled Chilton to reduce the Tigers' arrears, but the Hammers staged a storming finish to be comfortable winners before another appreciative audience. With ten minutes to go Johnny Sissons put us further ahead and three minutes from the end Hurst rounded off a fine evening by completing his hat-trick.

Hull City:

McKechnie, Greenwood, Butkr. Jarvis, Milner, Simpkin, Henderson, Wagstaff, Chilton, Wilkinson, Young.

We visited the Highfield Road ground on 3rd March for a match in which the Sir Winston Churchill Trophy was at stake ; this was put up by a Coventry City director last season for competition between the Sky Blues and invited opposition, the first challengers having been Futham in 1966.

On this occasion the game fluctuated considerably before ending in a 3-3 draw. The home side netted twice in the space of 30 seconds through Ian Gibson and Ernie Machin to lead after ten minutes play. However, a 40-yard run by Peter Brabrook on the half-hour ended with him scoring, and he netted two minutes after the interval for the equaliser. A deflected shot from Geoff Hurst put us ahead with a little over half-an-hour to go, but 20 minutes from time Machin levelled it again.

The holders of the trophy were settled by each player taking a penalty, the Hammers netting nine to their hosts" seven to keep it for one year. The attendance of 18,524 was a good one and most appreciative, and after the match our party was excellency entertained by a club which we may well meet in Division One next season.

Coventry City:

Glazier (Clamp), Bruck (Tudor), Hill, Farmer. Curtis, Lewis, Rees, Machin, Gould, Gibson, Clements.

67_03_01 Cambridge United Youth v. WHU 67_03_03 Coventry City v. WHU Invitation Cup Final

Standen

Burnett

Burkett

Bovington

Bickles

Charles

Sealey

Bennett

Dear

Boyce

Brabrook

Standen

Charles

Burkett

Dawkins

Brown

Bovington

Redknapp (Sealey)

Bennett

Byrne

Boyce (Dear)

Sissons

Standen

Charles

Lampard

Brooking

Bickles

Howe

Sealey

Bennett

Dear

Sissons

Eadie