A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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USA Summer Tour

BRENTFORD

The tournament in Italy brought the hardest opposition of the summer, and feelings ran very high at times during the week it took to complete. Certainly it was regarded as of considerable prestige by the Italian clubs, which included Fiorentina and Casale F.B.C. in addition to the four that we met also competing in the other group was C.S.A.K. Sofia (Bulgaria).

 

A win and two drawn games took us into the Semi-Final, and it is interesting to note that until this third game we had not conceded a goal in eleven matches! But this progress was not made without difficulty - both on and ott the held! - and it was as well that reason eventually prevailed to restore a more cordial atmosphere among the participants.

The semi-final v Juventus was also goalless at full-time, but our stamina told in the end and the Hammers gained a merited 3-1 victory.

The Final again brought us in opposition to Lanerossi, who we had met in the preliminary group. It promised to be an even contest, and was decided by an " own goal" twelve minutes after the start The Italians then went back on the defensive and although we had much more of the exchanges " the wall" held out to the final whistle.

 

 

Griffin Park

0 - 1

27 July 1968

Ferguson

Charles J.

Howe

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Dear (Redknapp)

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

Rare Single Sheet Programme

DARTFORD

Watling Street

3 - 0

27 July 1968

Grotier

Morgan

Glozier

Bovington

Cushley

Millar

Holland

Lindsay

Hartley

Cross

Llewelyn

CRYSTAL PALACE

National Recreation Centre

4 - 2 (Hurst 2, Dear, Redknapp)

29 July 1968

BARNET (Reserves)

Underhill

2 - 3

30 July 1968

Fourteen players made the trip to Germany for a pre-season tour, accompanied by Ron Greenwood, Albert Walker, physiotherapist Rob Jenkins and director Mr. Will Cearns.

BV CLOPPENBURG (Germany)

Cloppenburg

8 - 1 (Brooking 2, Dear 2, Sissons 2, Hurst, Peters)

31 July 1968

Ferguson

Bonds (Heffer)

Howe (Charles)

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce (Brooking)

Dear

Hurst

Sissons

The first game was against an amateur combination at Cloppenburg, and was preceded on the Tuesday evening by a civic reception at the Dorfkrug, which is in the museum village; the meal was a typical peasant repast which is also part of the tourist attraction of this area. The players had a light training session on Wednesday morning, and attracted a 5,000 attendance for the evening kick-off. The Hammers took a little while to settle down to the combination of a light ball and bumpy pitch, and for the first 25 minutes Cloppenburg held their own; in fact they got a merited equaliser and nearly snatched the lead. But two more goals reflected our overall superiority and we were well worth the 3-1 interval lead.

For the second half Heffer, Charles and Brooking took over from Bonds, Howe and Boyce. The after-the-interval exchanges rather resembled those of the first 45 minutes, and early on Ferguson made two fine saves, one from a penalty. But it was obvious that the homesters were tiring, and with the score at 4-1 the Hammers piled it on with a further quartet in a ten-minute blitz. This was what the 5,000 attendance had come to see, and they gave the Hammers a great ovation at the end of the 8-1 victory.

 

In direct contrast to the English weather at the time we were in the middle of a heat-wave, and brilliant sunshine kept the temperature touching the 80-degree mark throughout the tour. We left for Berlin on the Thursday afternoon, and arrived there around 5 p.m. There was a tremendous reception for the Hammers at Templehof Airport and it was evident that they were looking forward to seeing the team described in their press as " None play so fair as West Ham."

HERTHA BSC (Germany)

Olympic Stadium

2 - 0 (Redknapp, Moore)

3 August 1968

Ferguson

Bonds

Howe

Peters

Stephenson

Moore (Brooking)

Redknapp

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Sissons

With the thermometer hitting the high spots and holidays still on, the attendance in the Olympic Stadium was down to 18,000. They looked lost in the 80,000 capacity bowl (all seated), but the British contingent gave plenty of support and Union Jacks were much in evidence.

In general we dominated the afternoon's proceedings, and with a two-goal interval lead cruised home in the second half. Bobby Moore hit the upright six minutes after the start before Harry Redknapp put us ahead five minutes later, and Moore got the second with a 40-yard drive in the 43rd minute which the 'keeper reached but could not hold. Altogether we created a couple of dozen or more real chance that could have led to further success, and the eventual 2-0 margin did not represent our superiority.

B.S.C. Hertha were disappointed with themselves, for although they had lost by 2-4 to Dinamo Bucharest a week earlier they obviously expected to do better on this occasion. They included four of nine new signings, among them Brungs (second-highest scorer in the Bundesliga last season with Nurnberg F.C.) and Austrian national goalkeeper Freydl (who they replaced at half-time). But against a fine Hammers' performance they were rendered very inept and we could appreciate their disappointment.

HITCHIN TOWN (Reserves)

Top Field

2 - 3

3 August 1968

68_07_27 Brentford v. WHU Friendly 68_07_27 Dartford v. WHU Friendly 68_07_29 Crystal Palace v. WHU Friendly 68_07_29 Crystal Palace v. WHU Photo

Ferguson

Bonds

Howe

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Brooking

SORRY NO IMAGE

68_08_03 Hertha BSC v. WHU Friendly 68_08_03 Hertha BSC v. WHU Friendly back

ASHFORD TOWN (Reserves)

Essella Park

4 - 0

6 August 1968

HARWICH AND PARKESTON : Inauguration of Floodlights

68_10_16 Harwich & Parkeston OL 68_10_16 Harwich & Parkeston OL back

Royal Oak Ground

? - ?

16 October 1968

MARGATE : Almer Hall Benefit Match

68_11_11 Margate v. WHU Hall

Hartsdown Park

6 - 6 (Peters 5, Boyce)

11 November 1968

BARNET

TILBURY

Away

? - ?

22 November 1968

Chadfields

? - ?

26 November 1968

SORRY NO OTHER DETAILS

SORRY NO IMAGE

69_04_00 Zambia & Malawi Tour 69_04_00 Zambia & Malawi Tour inside 69_05_02 International Cup Soccer 69_05_02 Wolves v. WHU Int Soccer Cup

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Home game

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore

3 - 2 (Bennett 2, Best)

2 May 1969

Kansas City

2 - 4 (Brooking, [og])

7 May 1969

KILMARNOCK (Scotland)

Seattle

1 - 2 (Boyce)

9 May 1969

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Exhibition Match

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore

3 - 4 (Bonds, Hurst, Moore)

15 May 1969

DUNDEE UNITED (Scotland) : Home game

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore

6 - 1 (Brooking 2, Boyce, Hurst, Moore, Peters)

17 May 1969

69_05_25 WHU v. Dundee United

ASTON VILLA

Atlanta

2 - 2 (Hartley, Hurst)

19 May 1969

DUNDEE UNITED (Scotland)

Dallas

3 - 1 (Hurst 2, Brooking)

21 May 1969

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

DUNDEE UNITED (Scotland) Exhibition Match

Portland

8 - 2 (Bennett 2, Hurst 2, Peters 2, Howe, Redknapp)

25 May 1969

ASTON VILLA : Home game

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore

2 - 0 (Peters 2)

27 May 1969

KILMARNOCK (Scotland) : Home game

Memorial Stadium, Baltimore

4 - 1 (Bennett, Boyce, Hartley, Lindsay)

30 May 1969

SOUTHAMPTON : Exhibition Match

Bermuda

2 - 4 (Best, Hartley)

1 June 1969

69_05_30 Kilmarnock v. WHU Int Soccer Cup 69_06_07 Umberto Caligaris Tournament inside SLUG Programme

3 - 0 (Clements 2, Llewelyn

24 May 1969

Upton Park

4 - 1

11 November 1968

LONDON BOYS v. LIVERPOOL BOYS

Inter-City Schools Match

ESSEX BOYS v. LANCASHIRE BOYS

Inter-County Schools Match

Upton Park

11 January 1969

Image courtesy of Paul Ford

The Hammers went to Hartsdown Park to play Margate in the Testimonial Match for Almer Hall, who recently completed 20 years of service as manager (and formerly player-manager) of the Southern League club. It was our contribution to a very special occasion for an ex-Hammer who has earned considerable respect in the Kent resort for his loyalty and success with a happy club.

The match ended in a 6-6 draw, which provided wonderful entertainment for the attendance of around 5,500

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce (Hartley)

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

22 Games in Two Youth Tours

Zambia, Malawi, Switzerland, France, Italy . .

it was quite an itinerary for our Youth Section this summer; and although some went to Africa and others to Europe, there were a few who came back from the heat of the Dark Continent and then departed three days later for another sunny three weeks across the Channel.

 

Twenty-two matches in all ... and the overall record was :

won 14         drew 6        lost 2        goals  44-15

IN  AFRICA

The visit to Africa started on the evening of Cup Final Day, the following players leaving London Airport for the flight to Lusaka:

Stephen Aylott, Dave Bedford, Phillip Bonetti, Tony Carr, Clive Charles, Joe Durrell, Malcolm Filby. Stephen Gill, Peter Grotier, Pat Holland, Carl Humphreys, Peter Keary, Steven Knowles, John McDowell, Keith Pointer, Terry Scales.

 

The officials with these 16 players were Wally St. Pier, John Lyall, Bill Lansdowne and Albert Walker.

The tour was made at the invitation of the Zambia and Malawi F.A.'s with the co-operation of Messrs. Rothmans, the tobacco company. Accommodation was mainly in private houses, and our hosts filled in the days between the nine exhibition games with a series of visits to places of interest.

Among these were Hillcrest Falls, the Chobi Game Reserve, the Zambezi River, the Kariba Dam, a sugar estate and a copper mine. These added to an unforgettable and memorable experience.

Three of the matches we played were for the Peter Stuyvesant Trophy, presented by Rothmans. The trophy was decided on a three-match aggregate basis against Zambia Schools Select, and we ended as victors by an 8-4 margin. The first two Trophy games were won by scores of 3-I and 2-0. This gave us an apparently unassailable margin, but the Schools side did much belter in the third match, and were leading 3-2 until we netted a 45-yarder four minutes from time.

Clever ball-play is a feature of the play out there, but comments in the local press emphasised that teamwork often gave us the edge. Incidentally, the opposition included eight players from the Zambian squad for the World Cup, "Schools" being something of a misnomer.

As will be seen from the list, the players in our party were under-19's and included a couple of amateurs. They certainly created a very good impression, and our officials were full of praise for the wonderful manner in which our party was catered for.

 

SOUTHERN PROVINCE SCHOOLS

 

 

 

 

YOUNG KABWE

 

 

 

 

ZAMBIA SCHOOLS

 

 

 

 

ZAMBIA SCHOOLS

Livingstone

3 - 0 (Bedford, Humphreys, [og])

1 May 1969

WESTERN PROVINCE SCHOOLS

 

 

 

 

ZAMBIA SCHOOLS

 

 

 

 

YOUNG ZAMBIA

Kabwe

4 - 3 (Charles C., Gill, Holland, Keary)

3 May 1969

Lustaka

3 - 1 (Charles C., Humphreys, o.g.)

4 May 1969

Kitwe

2 - 0 (Gill 2)

10 May 1969

Luanshya

1 - 2 (Pointer)

10 May 1969

Ndola

3 - 3 (Gill 2, Knowles [pen])

11 May 1969

Mufulira

3 - 2 (Gill 2, Durrell)

14 May 1969

Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre

1 - 0 (Durrell)

17 May 1969

Kamuzu Stadium, Blantyre

4 - 1 (Gill 2, Carr, Humphreys)

18 May 1969

Ferguson

Bonds

Howe

Bennett

Stephenson

Cushley

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Best

Sissons.

 

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles

Bennett

Stephenson

Cushley

Redknapp (Brooking)

Boyce

Lindsay

Best

Sissons (Hartley)

 

Ferguson

Heffer

Charles (Howe)

Bennett

Stephenson

Cushley

Boyce

Bonds

Hartley (Redknapp)

Brooking

Sissons.

 

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce,

Best (Brooking)

Hurst

Sissons.

 

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Lindsay

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Sissons

 

 

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Hartley (Lindsay)

Ferguson

Bonds

Howe

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Lindsay

Brooking

Hurst

Hartley (Boyce)

 

Ferguson

Heffer

Charles

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Bennett (Brooking)

Hurst

Howe

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Brooking

Hurst

Howe

Ferguson

Bonds

Charles

Boyce

Stephenson

Cushley (Hartley)

Redknapp

Lindsay (Welch)

Brooking

Bennett

Howe

Ferguson, Bonds, Charles, Boyce, Stephenson, Cushley, Redknapp, Lindsay, Best (Hartley), Bennett, Brooking

 

TROPHY CHECK

John Lyall and Eddie Chapman check over the Trophies won by the Youth Section during their summer tours.

 

They include:

Peter Stuyvesant Trophy won in Zambia

 

Martini Trophy retained in Geneva

 

Runners-up Trophy at the Umberto Caligaris Tournament in Monferrato and individual awards to players

68_08_03 Hitchin v. WHU Friendly

Image courtesy of Mark Waight

SLUG Programme

North American Soccer League (NASL)

International Cup Soccer  

United States of America : May 1969

SLUG Programme

Zambia / Malawi Youth Tour

April - May 1969

SLUG Programme

13th Umberto Caligaris Tournament

7 - 15 June 1969

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

SLUG Programme

Tour of Germany

July 1968

CLAPTON (Youngsters & Trialists)

Old Spotted Dog Ground

1 - 0

30 July 1968

CHARLTON ATHLETIC COLTS (Youngsters & Trialists)

Away

1 - 4

6 August 1968

Highly unlikely a programme was issued

Highly unlikely a programme was issed

CANVEY ISLAND (Youngsters & Trialists)

Park Lane, Leigh Beck

1 - 1

6 August 1968

ROMFORD JUNIORS (Youngsters & Trialists)

Away

2 - 1

6 August 1968

Highly unlikely a programme was issed

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

USA Player Itinerary

Players USA Itinerary

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

69_05_19 Aston Villa v. WHU Int Soccer Cup

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

SLUG Programme

Martini Youth Tournament (Geneva)

24 - 25 May 1969

ETOILE CAROUGE (Switzerland)

SLUG Programme

Exhibition Matches

27 May - 5 June 1969

ANNECY (France)

 

 

 

REUTI (Switzerland)

 

 

 

NEUHAUSEN (Switzerland)

 

 

 

DERTHONA (Italy)

1 - 1 (Llewelyn)

11 June 1969

INTERNAZIONALE (Italy)

 

 

TORINO (Italy)

 

 

LANEROSSI VICENZA (Italy)

 

 

JUVENTUS TORINO (Italy)

 

 

LANEROSSI VICENZA (Italy)

Although our Youth Section visited Zurich and Geneva last year, we took the opportunity to send another party there during the summer as the first part of a comprehensive tour.

 

Having won the Martini Tournament organised by CS. Chenois Geneva in 1968, we were invited to defend the title on this occasion. This was. as usual, during the Whitsun week-end, so we reversed the order this time and went to Zurich after playing m Geneva.

 

The age-limit in the Martini Tournament is 20, but for the tournament in Italy it was 21. 'therefore some players were not available lor all the games, and in fact it was not until the party reached Italy that Trevor Brooking and Jimmy Lindsay joined the squad (after returning with the seniors from USA).

 

The full list of those participating was ;

 

Stephen Aylott, Trevor Brooking, Tony Carr, Tim Clements, Roger Cross, Stephen Death, Stephen Gill, Bob Glozier, Peter Grotier, Pat Holland, Peter Keary, Frank Lampard, Stephen Lay. Jimmy Lindsay, Dave Llewelyn. John McDowell. Keith Miller, Stuart Morgan, John Sutton.

Accompanying the party were Eddie Chapman, John Lyail and physiotherapist Dave Gladstone ; Eddie returned after the first two games in Italy, as pressure of work in preparation for this season did not permit him a longer stay.

 

Two wins and two drawn games (in which we did not concede a goal) enabled us to retain the Martini Trophy.

 

Victories over a brace of Swiss clubs and a goalless draw with C.D. Sabadell of Spain put us at the head of our four-team group. Our opposition in the Final was French side Olympique Lyonnais, who headed Group 2 in which the other three clubs were Fiorentina (Italy), Tatran Presov (Czechoslovakia) and Servette (Switzerland).

 

The final also brought no goals to either side, but as we had the better record in our group we were awarded the trophy in accordance with rules.

 

2 - 0 (Carr, Llewelyn

24 May 1969

0 - 0

25 May 1969

0 - 0

25 May 1969

1 - 0 (Glozier)

27 May 1969

7 - 0 (Cross 3, Carr, Clements, Holland, Llewelyn)

29 May 1969

0 - 0

31 May 1969

1 - 0 (Keary)

5 June 1969

Before moving to Zurich we went into the Savoy Alps one evening to play Annecy, a First Amateur League side in France, winning a close game by the only goal. Then came five days in Zurich during which we had two more exhibition games before crossing the Italian Alps to Milan and our hotel at Casale Monferrato.

 

An exhibition game preceded the main objective of our journey to Italy — the 13th Umberto Caligaris Tourney.

The Hammers' ended their summer tour with a final flight and match not on the original itinerary, this being a visit to Bermuda to play a thitd "exhibition" match - against Southampton.

We lost 2-4 after leading until twelve minutes from time. We had done enough to win, but as it was the Saints' first game of their tour they had "steam" to spare to make a late rally.

2 - 0 (Brooking, Clements)

8 June 1969

0 - 1

15 June 1969

GRASSHOPPER (Switzerland)

C.D. SABADELL (Spain)

OLYMPIQUE LYONNALS (France)

Season 1968-69 1967-68 Friendlies 1969-70 Friendlies

1968-69 Friendlies

SCHOOLS F.A. of MALAWI XI

Image courtesy of Mark Waight

Grotier

Morgan

Keary

Bovington

Cushley

Miller

Holland

Bennett

Cross

Llewelyn (Pointer)

Hartley

MALAWI NATIONAL LEAGUE XI

BATA SPORTS : Annual Charity Match

Bata Sports Ground, East Tilbury

12 - 1 (Ferguson 3, Bonds 2, Moore 2, Dear, Hurst, Redknapp, [og] (1 goalscorer missing)

7 August 1968

Bata Sports (A) 68-69 Friendly

Ferguson

Bonds

Howe

Peters

Stephenson

Moore

Redknapp

Boyce

Dear

Hurst

Brooking

 

SORRY NO IMAGE

0 - 0

9 June 1969

3 - 1 (Brooking 2, [og])

13 June 1969

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

English Schools' FA : 5th Annual Festival of Soccer 1969

Worthing Town FC

? - ?

13 April 1969

The English Schools' Football Association series of football matches played around the country between 9th - 16th April 1969.

 

West Ham United sent along a Youth XI to oppose a Festival XI played at Worthing Town Football Club

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

Image courtesy of Simon Lord

Line-up unknown

Line-up unknown

ENGLAND v. BELGIUM

International Youth Tournament 1969 : Qualifying Round (1st leg)

Upton Park

1 - 0

11 March 1969

Essex Boys goalkeepr Simon Thorosian confirms the match was postponed due to a waterlooged pitch.

Bobby Moore exchanging pennamts with BVC captain Bernd Niehe

ENGLAND

 

Lyndon Hughes

Tony Towers

Bob Latchford

Dave Thomas

Stephen Bowtell

Keith Eccleshare

Ian Hamilton

Stuart Metcalfe

Neil Rioch

Michael Saile

Robert Stokes

West Ham United were invited to the NASL's International Cup competition, in which teams from the U.K. participated under the names of NASL clubs. The Hammers participated in the tournament under the guise of the Baltimore Bays and were based in Baltimore which became their HOME venue. One Programme was issued to cover all 5 matches played in Baltimore.

Aston Villa played as the Atlanta Chiefs, Dundee United as the Dallas Tornado, Wolverhampton Wanderers as the Kansas City Spurs and Kilmarnock as the St. Louis Stars.

68_07_29 Crystal Palace v. WHU

Line-up Unknown

MOORE Booby v. BV Cloppenburg (Germany) 68_08_06 Ashford Town v. WHU 68_08_06 Canvey Island v. WHU 68_11_26 Tilbury v. WHU

Line-up Unknown

Line-up Unknown

69_04_13 Festival of Soccer 1969 USA Player Itinerary 2 69_05_02 WHU v. Wolves in Baltimore 69_05_09 Kilmarnock v. WHU 69_05_17 WHU v. Dundee Int Soccer Cup 69_05_21 Dundee United v. WHU Int Soccer Cup 69_05_27 WHU v. Aston Villa 69_05_17 Malawi National XI (joint programme) 69_06_07 Umberto Caligaris Tournament Trophy check 69_05_30 WHU v. Kilmarnock in Baltimore 69_05_27 Aston Villa v. WHU 69_05_14 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur in Baltimore 68_11_11 London Boys v. Liverpool Boys 69_01_11 Essex Boys v. Lancashire Boys 69_03_11 England v. Belgium Youth 69_05_15 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur

MATCH POSTPONED

30 minutes before kick-off Waterlogged Pitch :

ESSEX BOYS

 

Simon Thorosian (Southend)

Derek Rainbird (Barking

John Brickell (Barking)

Anthony Marchant (Barking)

David Miller (Colchester)

Kevin Lock (Newham)

Terence Durrant (Newham)

Alan Taylor (Barking)

Peter Whitwood (Thurrock)

Barry Cramphorn (Redbridge)

Paul Gregory (Havering)

 

Reserves:

David Suckling (Thurrock)

Brian Harris (Waltham Forest)

Stephen Pacheco (Colchester)

Raymond Isaac (Barking)

LANCASHIRE BOYS

 

Michael Finn (Manchester)

Raymond Pritchard (Kirby)

Raymond Abram (Southport)

Michael Cryer (Burnley)

John Metcalfe (Lancaster & Morcambe)

Michael Buckley (Manchester)

John Caslin (Liverpool)

Paul Smith (Manchester)

Henry Stringer (Manchester)

David O’Neill (Blackburn)

Ronald Goodlass (Liverpool)

 

Reserves:

Graham Moseley (Stretford)

Paul Johnstone (Liverpool)

Trevor Gorton (Burnley)

Peter Fletcher (Manchester)