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1974-75 Friendlies

Departing for Norway

 

The travelling party left London on Monday 22nd July. Their headquarters were at the Royal Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger, the matches being played in three coastal towns.

The opening game was against Norway's First Division champions - Viking of Stavanger. The Scandinavians scored a goal in each half to gain a deserved victory, although we were pressing for the equaliser when the opposition netted their second counter. The second fixture took place at Kristiansund, some fifty miles north of Stavnger against the Second Division club Start, who appear likely to be promoted next season. This was a much easier task, and we should have bee more than one ahead at the interval. However, the Hammers had a most convincing second-half to end 5-0 in front. For the final match of the tour we again met First Division opposition, the hosts being Vard F.C. at Haugesund (about 100 miles south-east of Stavanger). A single goal decided the issue in our favor. The party returned to London on Friday 26th July.

Departing for Norway

Keith Coleman, John McDowell, Kevin Lock, Mervyn Day, Tommy Taylor, Bobby Ferguson, Mick McGiven, Geoff Pike, Pat Holland, Bobby Gould, Graham Paddon, Frank Lampard, Clyde Best

VIKING (Norway)

Stavanger Stadion

0 - 2

25 July 1974

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Holland

Taylor

McGiven

McDowell (Lock)

Paddon

Gould (Ayris)

Brooking

Best

74_07_25 Viking v. WHU Friendly

START (Norway)

Kristiansund

5 - 0 (Best 3, Gould, McDowell)

29 July 1974

Day (Ferguson), Coleman, Lampard, Bonds, Taylor, McGiven, McDowell (Pike), Paddon, Gould, Brooking, Best

SORRY NO IMAGE

VARD F.C. (Norway)

Haugesund

1 - 0 (McDowell)

1 August 1974

Day, Coleman, Lampard, Bonds, Taylor, McGiven, McDowell, Paddon, Gould, Brooking, Best (Ayris)

SORRY NO IMAGE

MAIDSTONE UNITED

74_08_03 Maidstone United v. WHU Friendly

London Road

0 - 1

3 August 1974

Grotier

Smith

Domfe

Pike

White

Lock

Hill

Curbishley

Orhan

Proudlove

Brown

LEYTONSTONE

74_08_06 Leytonstone v. WHU Friendly

Granleigh

1 - 2 (Orhan)

6 August 1974

Ferguson

Smith

Domfe

Pike

White

Lock

Ayris

Curbishley

Orhan

Brown

Proudlove

ILFORD

Newbury Park

0 - 0

9 August 1974

Grotier

Smith

Domfe

Pike

White

Lock (Tuddenham)

Ayris (Hill)

Curbishley

Brown

Orhan

Brush (Egbuniwe)

HARLOW

Harlow Sportscentre

0 - 1

12 August 1974

 

Ferguson

Fraser

Domfe

Pook D.

White

Stott

Brown

Lynch (Hill)

Orhan

Curbishley

Pike

BISHOP'S STORTFORD : Centenary Match

74_11_05 Bishops Stortford v. WHU Centenary Match

Woodside Park

1 - 1 (Best)

5 November 1974

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Peter Reeves Testimonial

The Valley

1 - 0 (Brooking)

12 November 1974

74_11_12 Charlton Athletic v. WHU Reeves

MILLWALL : Billy Neil Testimonial

74_12_03 Millwall v. WHU Neil 74_12_12 Epping Town v. WHU Friendly 75_04_24 Thames TV v. House of Commons

EPPING TOWN : Opening of Floodlights

Stonards Hill

3 - 2 (Best, Taylor, Wooler)

12 December 1974

The Den

4 - 3 (Taylor A. 2, Brooking, Robson K.)

3 December 1974

75_05_09 Norwich City v. WHU Stringer 74_12_12 Epping Town v. WHU back 75_05_05 WHU Teams St Pier Test

WALLY ST. PIER TESTIMONIAL

4 West Ham United Teams

NORWICH CITY : Dave Stringer Testimonial

SLUG Programme

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

TOP TEN XI v. ALL STAR POLICE XI

Upton Park

( ? )

24 April 1975

Upton Park

5 May 1975

1964 F.A. Cup Winners v. 1975 F.A. Cup Winners

1963 F.A. Youth Cup Winners v. 1975 F.A. Youth Cup Winners

Carrow Road

1 - 1 (Lampard)

9 May 1975

75_05_09 Norwich City v. WHU Stringer Test

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Best

Brooking

Robson K.

 

 

ISRAEL SELECT XI : Exhibition Match

National Stadium, Tel Aviv

2 - 2  (Taylor A., Lock)

???? May 1975

We went to Israel a few days after the F.A. Cup Final, and were originally due to play an exhibition match (here against fellow-finalists Fulham. However, the Cottagers were unable to make (he trip, so we played one game against a Selected XI, mostly members of the current national team.

Ernie Gregory was our official-in-charge on this occasion, but Billy Bonds was unable to go owing to injury. The party stayed in Tel Aviv for eight days, and our F.A. Cup win ensured that the national stadium would be filled to its 22,000 capacity.

An exciting game ended in a 2-2 draw, the home side equalising with virtually the last kick of the match. Our scorers were Alan Taylor and Kevin Lock.

Day, McDowell, Lampard, Holland, Taylor T., Lock, Taylor A., Paddon, Jennings, Brooking, Robson K.

SLUG Programme

Youth Tournament Urach, West Germany

STUTTGART KICKERS (West Germany)

Second Group 1 - 1

SPANDAUER SV (West Germany)

Second Group 4 - 0

The Youth Section won the Tournament which took place in Urach, West Germany, from May 17-19 (Whitsun). Urach is situated near Stuttgart, and FC Urarch 1954 stages an annual tournament which was won last year by Vardar Skopje of Yugoslavia.

The holders competed again this season, but with four points were only able to finish second in their group to Schweinfurt 05 (five pts.); MSV Duisburg and SSV Reutlingen were the other competitors in that section.

Our first result in the second group was a 1-1 draw v Stuttgart Kickers, but we then defeated Spandauer SV by 4-0 and Rot-Weiss Ludenscheid by 1-0 to total five points in these three matches of 20 minutes each way.

The 40-minutes-each-way Final v Schweinfurt 05 was pretty even until the interval, when we were one goal up. However, we outpaced the West Germans in the second half and gained an easy 5-0 margin to win the trophy.

ROT-WEISS LUDENSCHEID (West Germany)

Second Group 1 - 0

SCHWEINFURT 05 (West Germany)

Final 5 - 0

3 - 1 (Cross 2, Howe)  (Pike)

0 - 0

Wally St. Pier had a Testimonial Match two days after the 1975 F.A. Cup Final, and there was an attendance of 25,074 at Upton Park for that special occasion.

Two matches were played between four teams of Past and Present Hammers. In the first of these the F.A. Youth Cup winning side of 1963 defeated the F.A. Youth Cup Finalists by 3-0, and the second ended in a goalless draw between the F.A. Cup Winners of 1964 and the F.A. Cup Winners of 1975.

Wally St Pier Testimonial Wally St Pier Testimonial 03 Wally St Pier Testimonial 02

Vetrans of the 1964 and 1965 Wembley Finals XI's

Back row: Peter Brabrook, Jack Burkett, Ken Brown, Martin Peters, John Bond, Bobby Moore, Jim Standen

Front row: Geoff Hurst, Johnny Byrne, Eddie Bovington, Ron Boyce

Alan Taylor - scorer of two goals in the 1975 FA Cup Fnal is rather overshadowed by heavyweight "Budgie Byrne"

74_08_12 Harlow Town v. WHU 74_08_12 Ilford v. WHU 74_08_12 Ilford v. WHU Inside

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Day (Ferguson)

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Best

Brooking

Robson K.

 

Playing Subs: Coker, Wooler, Ayris

 

Ferguson

Tuddenham

Domfe

Holland

Martin

Wooler

Taylor A.

Curbishley

Olney

Orhan

Best

Season 1974-75 1973-74 Friendlies 1975-76 Friendlies 74_12_03 Millwall v. WHU Neil Test

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

SLUG Programme

Norwegian Pre-Season Tour

As part of the pre-season preparations, our First Team squad visited Norway to play three matches and continue the training schedule which commenced on July 15. The travelling party was Clyde Best, Billy Bonds, Trevor Brooking, Keith Coleman, Mervyn Day, Bobby Ferguson, Bobby Gould, Pat Holland, Frank Lampard, Kevin Lock. John McDowell, Mick McGiven, Graham Paddon, Geoff Pike and Tommy Taylor, together with Mr. W. F. Cearns (Director), Ron Greenwood, John Lyall and Rob Jenkins.

Headquarters were at the Royal Atlantic Hotel, Stavanger, the matches being played in three coastal towns.

The opening game on the Thursday after our arrival, was against Norway's First Division champions — Viking of Stavanger. The Scandinavians scored a goal in each half to gain a deserved victory, although we were pressing for the equaliser when the opposition netted their second counter.

Monday's fixture was against Start, a Second Division club which appears likely to be promoted next season. This was a much easier task, and we should have been more than one ahead at the interval. However, the Hammers had a most convincing second-hall' to end 5-0 in front. This took place at Kristiansund, some fifty miles north of Stavanger. On the following Thursday we again met First Division opposition in the concluding fixture, the hosts being Vard F.C. at Haugesund (about 100 miles south-east of Stavanger). A single goal decided the issue in our favour.

1963 Youth Team:

Mackleworth (Grotier), Glozier, Kitchener, Heffer, Charles J., Howe, Redknapp, Lindsay, Britt, Cross, Hartley

 

1975 Youth Team:

Danson, Smith C., Tuddenham, Fraser, Martin, Domfe, Hill, Creasey, Sharpe, Pike, Brush

 

 

 

1964 FA Winners:

Standen (Dickie), Bond, Burkett (Kirkup), Bovington, Brown, Moore, Brabrook (Sealey), Boyce, Byrne (Dear), Hurst, Peters

 

1975 FA Winners:

Day, McDowell, Lampard, Gould, Taylor T., Lock, Jennings, Paddon, Taylor, Brooking, Holland

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Gould

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Holland