A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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theyflysohigh logo 73_11_17 Wolverhampton v. WHU Travel Ticket

1973-74 Football League : First Division

Three down, three up

At the AGM of the Football League it was decided by a majority vote to amend the rulings regarding promotion and relegation between the First and Second Divisions. This is intended to create more interest throughout the season, and means that three clubs will be relegated and promoted at the end.

Like some other clubs the Hammers had mixed opinions on the subject, but must abide by the majority decision which equally affects all those in membership of the upper sections. It may, of course, ensure that one or more clubs are "doomed" earlier in the campaign, but will certainly extend anxiety to several others who are on the fringe of the bottom three places.

There will be no guarantee that (as in the old days) 36 points will probably ensure safety!

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Value Added Tax came into operation on the 1st April 1973, but was not added to the admission prices for the balance of last season - the cost being borne out of gate income.

However, it was obvious that for this season it would be nesessary to increase charges in order to meet the demands of V.A.T.

BRISTOL ROVERS : Watney Invitation Cup (First Round)

PRATT Reg Watney Cup

Watney Invitation Cup

Eastville

1 - 1 (MacDougall) Lost 4-5 on penalties

11th August 1973

Att: 19,974

Ferguson

McDowell (Lock)

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Ayris (Tyler)

Holland

MacDougall

Brooking

Robson

Manager: Ron Greenwood

73_08_11 Bristol Rovers v. WHU Watney Cup

9th July 1973 BORN THIS DAY : JAMES WALKER (2004-2009) Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

 

22nd July 1973 ON THIS DAY : GEOFF PIKE signs apprentice forms

 

4th August 1973 BORN THIS DAY : DAVID TERRIER (1997) Verdun, France

21st August 1973 ON THIS DAY : ALAN WOOLER signs from READING on a free transfer

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League First Division

 

73_08_25 WHU v. Newcastle United 73_08_27 WHU v. Ipswich Town Day Debut signed

IPSWICH TOWN : Football League First Division

 

NORWICH CITY : Football League First Division

 

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Football League First Division

 

73_09_01 Norwich City v. WHU 73_09_04 QPR v. WHU

MERVYN DAY makes his Hammers debut against Ipswich Town at Upton Park

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League First Division

 

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Football League First Division

 

73_09_08 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur 73_09_10 WHU v. QPR

MANCHESTER UNITED : Football League First Division

 

LEICESTER CITY : Football League First Division

 

73_09_15 Manchester United v. WHU 73_09_22 WHU v. Leicester City

20th September 1973 ON THIS DAY : KEITH COLEMAN signs from SUNDERLAND for £20,000

STOKE CITY : Football League First Division

 

BURNLEY : Football League First Division

 

73_09_29 Stoke City v. WHU 73_10_06 WHU v. Burnley

29th September 1973 BORN THIS DAY : HUGO PORFIRIO (1997-1998) Lisbon, Portugal

LIVERPOOL : Football League Cup (Second Round)

 

EVERTON : Football League First Division

 

73_10_08 WHU v. Liverpool 73_10_13 Everton v. WHU

KEITH COLEMAN makes his Hammers debut against BURNLEY at Upton Park

16th October 1973 BORN THIS DAY : DAVID UNSWORTH (1997-1998) Preston, Lancashire

COVENTRY CITY : Football League First Division

 

DERBY COUNTY : Football League First Division

 

73_10_20 Coventry City v. WHU 73_10_27 WHU v. Derby County

23rd October 1973 BORN THIS DAY : CHRISTIAN DAILLY (2001- 2008) Dundee, Scotland

LIVERPOOL : Football League Cup (Second Round Replay)

 

LEEDS UNITED : Football League First Division

 

73_10_29 Liverpool v. WHU 73_11_03 Leeds United v. WHU

SHEFFIELD UNITED : Football League First Division

 

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

 

2nd November 1973 ON THIS DAY : PETER GROTIER signs on loan to CARDIFF CITY

73_11_10 WHU v. Sheffield United 73_11_17 Wolverhampton v. WHU

INTERNATIONAL NEWS : 14th November 1973

BOBBY MOORE wins his 108th ENGLAND cap against ITALY an International Friendly at Wembley 0-1

BERTIE LUTTON wins his 4th NORTHERN IRELAND cap against PORTUGAL a World Cup Qualifier in Lisbon 1-0

ARSENAL : Football League First Division

 

LIVERPOOL : Football League First Division

 

73_11_24 WHU v. Arsenal 73_12_01 Liverpool v. WHU McGiven

BOBBY GOULD makes his Hammers debut against Arsenal at Upton Park

MANCHESTER CITY : Football League First Division

 

29th November 1973 ON THIS DAY : MICK McGIVEN sign on loan from SUNDERLAND for one month.

 

30th Novembner 1973 ON THIS DAY : DUDLEY TYLER joins HEREFORD UNITED for £13,000

MICK McGIVEN makes his Hammers debut against Liverpool at Anfield

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football League First Division

 

73_12_08 WHU v. Manchester City 73_12_15 Birmingham City v. WHU

5th December 1973 BORN THIS DAY : DANNY WILLIAMSON (1994-1997) West Ham, London

 

7th December 1973 ON THIS DAY : TED MacDOUGALL joins NORWICH CITY for £145,000

GRAHAM PADDON makes his Hammers debut against Manchester City at Upton Park

12th December 1973 BORN THIS DAY : GARY BREEN (2002-2003) Hendon, Middlesex

 

13th December 1973 BORN THIS DAY : SCOTT MEAN (1998) Crawley, Sussex

STOKE CITY : Football League First Division

 

CHELSEA : Football League First Division

 

73_12_22 WHU v. Stoke City 73_12_26 Chelsea v. WHU

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League First Division

 

73_12_29 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU

ALAN WOOLER makes his Hammers debut against Stoke City at Upton Park

24th December 1973 ON THIS DAY :

MICK McGIVEN Initial one month loan period to SUNDERLAND is made permanent and signs for £30,000

28th December 1973 BORN THIS DAY : MARK WATSON (1996)  Birmingham, West Midlands

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

73_08_27 WHU v. Ipswich Town 73_09_01 Norwich City v. WHU 73_09_08 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur 73_09_10 WHU v. QPR 73_09_15 Manchester United v. WHU 73_09_22 WHU v. Leicester City Complimentary 73_10_06 WHU v. Burnley Complimentary 73_10_20 Coventry City v. WHU 73_11_10 WHU v. Sheffield United Complimentary 73_11_17 Wolverhampton v. WHU 73_11_24 WHU v. Arsenal Complimentary 73_12_08 WHU v. Manchester City Complimentary 73_12_22 WHU v. Stoke City Complimentary

Ferguson

Lampard

Charles C.

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Best (Holland)

Lutton

MacDougall

Brooking

Robson

Day

Lampard

Lock

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Best

Holland

MacDougall

Brooking

Robson

Ferguson

Lampard

Lock

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Best

Holland

MacDougall

Brooking

Robson

Ferguson

Lampard

Lock

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Best

Holland

Ayris

Brooking

Robson

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Best

Lock

MacDougall (Holland)

Brooking

Robson

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Tyler

Lock

Lutton

Brooking

Robson

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Tyler (Lutton)

Holland

MacDougall

Brooking

Robson

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Tyler

Lock

MacDougall (Coker)

Brooking

Robson

Ferguson

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Tyler

Lock

MacDougall

Brooking

Robson

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Bonds

McDowell

Moore

Lutton (Lock)

Holland

MacDougall

Brooking

Robson

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Coleman

Taylor T.

Lock (Holland)

Ayris

Best

MacDougall

Brooking

Robson

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Ayris

Best

MacDougall

Brooking

Robson

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Tyler

McDowell

Best

Brooking

Robson (Lock)

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Tyler

McDowell

Best

Brooking

Lock

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Tyler

McDowell

Best

Brooking

Lock (Holland)

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Tyler

McDowell

Best

Brooking

MacDougall

Ferguson

Coleman

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Tyler

McDowell

Robson

Brooking

MacDougall

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Best

McDowell

MacDougall

Brooking

Robson

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Gould

McDowell

MacDougall

Brooking

Robson

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Robson)

25th August 1973

Att: 28,169

Upton Park

3 - 3 (Best, Bonds, Brooking)

27th August 1973

Att: 23,335

Carrow Road

2 - 2 (Best, Robson)

1st September 1973

Att: 25,378

Loftus Road

0 - 0

4th September 1973

Att: 28,360

Upton Park

0 - 1

8th September 1973

Att: 30,888

Upton Park

2 - 3 (Bonds, Robson)

10th September 1973

Att: 26,042

Old Trafford

1 - 3 (Bonds)

15th September 1973

Att: 44,757

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Robson)

22nd September 1973

Att: 23,567

Victoria Ground

0 - 2

29th September 1973

Att: 16,397

Upton Park

0 - 1

6th October 1973

Att: 23,604

Upton Park

2 - 2 (MacDougall, Robson)

8th October 1973

Att: 25,840

Goodison Park

0 - 1

13th Octoberr 1973

Att: 34,708

Highfield Road

1 - 0 (McDowell)

20th October 1973

Att: 21,141

Upton Park

0 - 0

27th October 1973

Att: 31,237

Anfield

0 - 1

29th October 1973

Att:26,002

Elland Road

1 - 4 (MacDougall)

3rd November 1973

Att: 35,869

Upton Park

2 - 2 (Bonds, Brooking)

10th November 1973

Att: 21,245

Molineux

0 - 0

17th November 1973

Att: 19,587

Upton Park

1 - 3 (Bonds)

24th November 1973

Att: 28,287

Anfield

0 - 1

1st December 1973

Att: 34,857

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Brooking, Doyle [og])

8th December 1973

Att: 20,790

St Andrews

1 - 3 (Gould)

15th December 1973

Att: 23,767

Upton Park

0 - 2

22nd December 1973

Att: 16,513

Stamford Bridge

4 - 2 (Best 2, Gould, Lampard)

26th December 1973

Att: 26,982

White Hart Lane

0 - 2

29th December 1973

Att: 33,176

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

McGiven

Paddon

Gould

Coleman (Holland)

Best

Day

Coleman

Lampard

McDowell

Taylor T.

Moore

McGiven

Paddon

Gould

Brooking

Best

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

McGiven

Ayris (Wooler)

Paddon

Gould

Coleman

Best

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Moore

Ayris

Paddon

Gould

Coleman

Best

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

McGiven

Moore

Ayris

Paddon

Gould

Brooking (Coleman)

Best

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Bonds

McGiven

Moore

Gould

McDowell

MacDougall

Brooking

Holland

73_12_15 Birmingham City v. WHU

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

73_08_11 Bristol Rovers v. WHU Watney

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

Bristol Rovers:

Eadie, jacobs, Parsons, Green, Taylor, Prince, Stephens, Rudge (Fearnley), Warboys, Bannister, Dobson

 

73_12_01 Liverpool v. WHU

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

73_09_04 QPR v. WHU

Image courtesy of Richard Miller