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1975-76 Football League : First Division

Manager: John Lyall

DERBY COUNTY : F.A. Charity Shield

75_08_09 Derby County v. WHU Charity Shield 75_08_16 Stoke City v. WHU 75_08_19 Liverpool v. WHU

STOKE CITY : Football League First Division

LIVERPOOL : Football League First Division

BURNLEY : Football League First Division

75_08_23 WHU v. Burnley 75_08_25 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur 75_08_30 QPR v. WHU

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League First Division

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Football League First Division

FIORENTINA (Italy) : Anglo-Italian Cup (Final 1st Leg)

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Holland (Jennings)

Brooking

Robson

The Stadio Communale

0 - 1

3 September 1975

Att: 35,000

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From the begining of this season a "call board" system will be in use to indicate substitutes, the Football League distributed a uniform set for the use of each of its 92 clubs. This system was adopted in last year's World Cup finals, and was accepted as being the best manner of notifying the referee and players which player is to be called off and substituted. It will obviate the necessity of hand-signals and other means of attracting attention, which have created difficulties since the substitute rule was introduced for League games at the start of the 1965-66 season - ten years ago !

Anglo-Italian Cup

The Hammers were nominated as England's representatives in the Anglo-Italian Cup, which is competed for by the F.A. Cup Winners and their Italian counterparts. The Football League Cup Winners have previously competed for this, but the Football Association has been decided that as from now the F.A. Cup winners will participate.

The first leg of the Anglo-Italian Cup Winners Cup Final was played in Florence, and ended with the Hammers facing a one-goal deficit for the second leg which will be played at Upton Park on December 10.

 

The 35,000 attendance at the Stadio Communale saw some good football in a game that was played in a very sporting spirit. The Italians scored their goal from a speculative shot by Guerini at 25 yards range in the 19th minute, and deserved their advantage on the overall exchanges. They created more scoring chances, breaking out from behind the ball to penetrative counter-attacks that gave our defence a fair amount of work. The opposing rearguard was pretty solid, and our players had a close insight into tactics which we are likely to again meet in European competition. Billy Bonds made his initial First XI appearance of the season following his lengthy lay-off through injury. and we are pleased to report that he came through well.

75_11_01 Birmingham City v. WHU

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

75_09_24 Bristol City v. WHU FLC 2R replay 02

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

Wembley Stadium

0 - 2

9 August 1975

Att: 59,000

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Jennings (Coleman)

Brooking

Gould (Robson)

Victoria Ground

2 - 1 (Gould, Taylor A.)

16 August 1975

Att: 24,237

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Gould

Brooking

Robson

Anfield

2 - 2 (Taylor A. 2)

19 August 1975

Att: 40,564

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Gould (Jennings)

Brooking

Robson

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Taylor A. 2, Paddon)

23 August 1975

Att: 28,048

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Jennings (Ayris)

Brooking

Robson

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Robson)

25 August 1975

Att: 36,567

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Robson

Loftus Road

1 - 1 (Jennings)

30 August 1975

Att: 28,408

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Robson

MANCHESTER CITY : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Lampard)

6 September 1975

Att: 29,752

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A. (Bonds)

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Robson

75_09_06 WHU v. Manchester City 75_09_09 WHU v. Bristol City FLC 2

BRISTOL CITY : Football League Cup (Second Round)

Upton Park

0 - 0

9 September 1975

Att: 19,837

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Holland (Ayris)

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Robson

LEICESTER CITY : Football League First Division

Filbert Street

3 - 3 (Bonds, Holland, Lampard)

13 September 1975

Att: 21,413

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Holland

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Robson

75_09_13 Leicester City v. WHU 75_09_17 Reipas Lahden v. WHU ECWC cover

REIPAS LAHDEN (Finland) : European Cup Winners Cup (First Round 1st leg)

Olympia Stadion, Helsinki

2 - 2 (Bonds, Brooking)

17 September 1975

Att: 4,587

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Holland

Paddon

Taylor A.

Brooking

Robson (Jennings)

SHEFFIELD UNITED : Football League First Division

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Best, Taylor T.)

20 September 1975

Att: 28,744

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A (Best)

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Holland

75_09_20 WHU v. Sheffield United

BRISTOL CITY : Football League Cup (Second Round Replay)

Ashton Gate

3 - 1 (Best, Brooking, Taylor A.)

24 September 1975

Att: 19,634

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Best

Brooking

Holland

75_09_24 Bristol City v. WHU FLC2 Replay 75_09_27 Wolverhampton Wanderers v. WHU

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division

Molineux

1 - 0 (Paddon)

27 September 1975

Att: 18,455

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Best

Brooking

Holland

REIPAS LAHDEN (Finland) : European Cup Winners Cup (First Round 2nd leg)

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Holland, Jennings, Robson)

1 October 1975

Att: 24,131

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A. (Jennings)

Paddon

Robson

Brooking

75_10_01 WHU v. Reipas Lahden ECWC 1R 2L 75_10_04 WHU v. Everton

EVERTON : Football League First Division

Upton Park

0 - 1

4 October 1975

Att: 31,985

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Robson

Paddon

Best (Taylor A.)

Brooking

Holland

DARLINGTON : Football League Cup (Third Round)

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Bonds, Paddon, Robson)

8 October 1975

Att: 19,844

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor  (Jennings)

Robson

Paddon

Best

Taylor A.

Holland

75_10_08 WHU v. Darlington FLC 3 75_10_11 WHU v. Newcastle United

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League First Division

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Curbishley, Taylor A.)

11 October 1975

Att: 30,828

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Coleman

Taylor A.

Paddon

Best

Curbishley

Holland

MIDDLESBROUGH : Football League First Division

Ayresome Park

0 - 3

19 October 1975

Att: 25,831

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Coleman

Taylor A.

Paddon

Best

Brooking

Holland

75_10_18 Middlesbrough v. WHU 75_10_22 Ararat Erevan v. WHU ECWC2

ARARAT EREVAN (U.S.S.R) : European Cup Winners Cup (Second Round 1st leg)

Hrazdan Stadium

1 - 1 (Taylor A.)

22 October 1975

Att: 66,662

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Coleman

Taylor A.

Paddon

Gould

Holland

Robson

75_10_25 WHU v. Manchester United

MANCHESTER UNITED : Football League First Division

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Gould, Taylor A.)

25 October 1975

Att: 38,528

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Coleman

Taylor A.

Paddon

Gould

Brooking

Robson

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football League First Division

St Andrews

5 - 1 (Taylor A. 2, Brooking, Lampard, Pendrey [og])

1 November 1975

Att: 28,474

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Coleman

Taylor A.

Paddon

Holland

Brooking

Robson

75_11_01 Birmingham City v. WHU 75_11_05 WHU v. Ararat Erevan ECWC 2R 2L

ARARAT EREVAN (U.S.S.R) : European Cup Winners Cup (Second Round 1st leg)

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Paddon, Robson, Taylor A.)

5 November 1975

Att: 30,399

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Coleman

Taylor A.

Paddon

Holland

Brooking

COVENTRY CITY : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Robson)

8 November 1975

Att: 29,501

Day

McDowell

Lock

Bonds (Gould)

Taylor T.

Coleman

Taylor A.

Paddon

Holland

Brooking

Robson

75_11_08 WHU v. Coventry City 75_11_12 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU FLC 4

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League Cup (Fourth Round)

White Hart Lane

0 - 0

12 November 1975

Att: 49,125

Day

McDowell

Lock

Bonds

Taylor T.

Coleman

Taylor A.

Paddon

Holland

Brooking

Robson

DERBY COUNTY : Football League First Division

Baseball Ground

1 - 2 (Brooking)

15 November 1975

Att: 31,172

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Lock (Ayris)

Taylor T.

Coleman

Taylor A.

Gould (Ayris)

Holland

Brooking

Robson

75_11_15 Derby County v. WHU 75_11_22 WHU v.Middlesbrough

MIDDLESBROUGH : Football League First Division

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Holland, Jennings)

22 November 1975

Att: 26,944

Day

McDowell

Lock

Holland

Taylor T.

Coleman

Taylor A.

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Robson

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League Cup (Fourth Round Replay)

Upton Park

0 - 2

24 November 1975

Att: 38,443

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Holland

Brooking (Jennings)

Robson

75_11_24 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur FLC 4 Replay

ARSENAL : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Taylor A.)

29 November 1975

Att: 31,012

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Coleman

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Holland

Jennings

Robson

75_11_29 WHU v. Arsenal

NORWICH CITY : Football League First Division

Carrow Road

0 - 1

6 December 1975

Att: 26,581

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Coleman

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Holland

Brooking

Robson

75_12_06 Norwich City v. WHU 75_12_10 WHU v. AC Fiorentina Anglo Cup

FIORENTINA (Italy) : Anglo-Italian Cup (Final 2nd Leg)

Upton Park

0 - 1

10 December 1975

Att: 14,699

Day

McDowell (Coleman)

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Ayris (Curbishley)

BURNLEY : Football League First Division

Turf Moor

0 - 2

13 December 1975

Att: 14,942

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Curbishley (Ayris)

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Jennings

75_12_13 Burnley v. WHU 75_12_20 WHU v. Stoke City

STOKE CITY : Football League First Division

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Jennings 3)

20 December 1975

Att: 21,135

Day

Coleman

Lampard

McDowell

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Holland

Jennings

Robson

ASTON VILLA : Football League First Division

Villa Park

1 - 4 (Jennings)

26 December 1975

Att: 51,250

Day

Coleman

Lampard

McDowell

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Holland

Jennings

Robson

75_12_26 Aston Villa v. WHU 75_12_27 WHU v. Ipswich Town

IPSWICH TOWN : Football League First Division

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Taylor T. [pen])

27 December 1975

Att: 33,052

Day

Coleman (Curbishley)

McDowell

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Brooking

Jennings

Robson

SECOND-HALF

Returning to Wembley for the annual Charity Shield game, West Ham lost 2-0 to League Champions Derby County. In the league Alan Taylor scored five goals in the first three games, with the Hammers going on an unbeaten run of nine games. There had been a remarkable comeback at Leicester City, after losing 3–0 at half-time, West Ham scored three second-half goals to level the score at 3-3.

Progress was made in the League Cup with victories over Bristol City and Darlington. The European campaign began with a 5-2 aggregate win against Finnish part timers Lahden Reipas in the European Cup Winners’ Cup. A gruelling trip to Russia came next, where the Hammers drew 1-1 with Ararat Yerevan; on their return they beat Manchester United 2-1 and won 5-1 at Birmingham City. The home leg with Ararat saw West Ham sweep into the last eight by winning 3-1 with a scintillating display of attacking football. A setback came when following a replay Tottenham beat West Ham 2-0 in the League Cup.

December was a poor month with four defeats, and morale was low when Liverpool won 2-0 at Upton Park in the FA Cup. There were no wins in February as the Hammers slid down the table to eighteenth. Europe beckoned again in March and after losing 4-2 to Den Haag in Holland the home leg brought a 3-1 win, the Hammers progressing by virtue of the away-goal rule. After a 6-1 defeat at Arsenal the Hammers travelled to Eintracht Frankfurt where they lost 2-1 in the semi-final. Their league form had lacked commitment but the Hammers rose to the occasion in the home leg and two goals from Trevor Brooking sent the Germans home, beaten 3-1.

The league season ended with the Hammers finishing eighteenth, without a win in 16 league matches. The Cup Winners’ Cup final saw West Ham travel to Brussels where they would meet the Belgian side Anderlecht. It was a marvellous match full of skill and passion, but two late goals from Anderlecht gave them a 4–2 victory.

29 July 1975

ALVIN MARTIN signs profesional forms

There were 59,000 fans inside Wembley Stadium for the Charity Shield between FA Cup holders West Ham and League champions Derby County. The intense heat took its toll upon the physical reserves of the players, with the Rams adapting to the conditions slightly the better. First-half goals from Kevin Hector and Roy McFarland were enough to see Dave Mackay's side edge out the Hammers.

The opening day of the season saw West Ham travel to the Victoria Ground to play Stoke City in Division One. The Potters hit the bar early on but were lucky at the other end when a back pass from Denis Smith bounced off the post. In the 25th minute Pat Holland split the home defence and Bobby Gould converted the centre. A minute before half-time it was 2-0 to the visitors as Smith knocked the ball past his own goalkeeper Peter Shilton, although Hammers striker Alan Taylor claimed he got the vital touch. The second half was uneventful until a minute from time, when Stoke reduced the arrears through Ian Moores. This well-deserved victory proved to be the start of a run of nine undefeated league games.

The Hammers built on an opening day victory at Stoke City to continue their unbeaten start to the 1975/76 campaign with a 2-2 draw at Anfield. It looked for a while that the Hammers would be taking both points back to London when a double from Alan Taylor overturned an early deficit given to them by Ian Callaghan's opener. But Liverpool hit back nine minutes from time through John Toshack to ensure the game would end 2-2.

20 August 1975

SHAUN NEWTON (2005-2007) Born this day Camberwell, London

 

Newton began his career at the Valley as a 16-year-old trainee and made his debut aged just 17. He went on to make over 250 appearances for the London outfit. His consistent performances as a youngster earned him three England U-21 caps. In 2001 he left the Addicks to join Wolves on a four-year contract for a fee of £850,000, plus a possible further £300,000 depending on appearances. A speedy winger, Newton made himself an instant hit with the Molineux faithful, scoring on his debut against Portsmouth. He played an important role in earning them promotion in 2003, but couldn't save them from going straight back down a year later. In March 2005 he left Wolves to sign for West Ham for an initial fee of £10,000 and was quickly nicknamed 10K by the fans in reference to his fee, which later rose to £125,000. Made his Hammers debut against Reading at the Madejski Stadium in a 1-3 defeat 12th March 2005. Newton became an integral part of Alan Pardew's side as they reached the Barclays Premiership through the play-offs. In July 2006, his career was derailed when he was banned for seven months, backdated to 20th May 2006, after testing positive for cocaine following West Ham’s FA Cup semi-final victory over Middlesbroug in April 2006. He remained with the club during his ban, but only made five further appearances. He joined Leicester City on loan in March 2007 until the end of the season, a move made permanent in the close season.

West Ham made it two wins from their first three fixtures of the season with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Burnley at the Boleyn Ground. The Hammers did not have it all their own way, but just about managed to prevail and collect both points. They were helped by a double by Alan Taylor, which was added to by a Graham Paddon goal, the victory put them sixth in the league table.

FA Cup holders West Ham United were undefeated after seven league games and sat second in the First Division table when bottom club Sheffield United visited the Boleyn Ground. The winless Blades made it difficult for West Ham, but Tommy Taylor scored in the 71st minute to calm home nerves. That was followed up with a late goal from substitute Clyde Best which kept West Ham second and sent the vast majority of the 28,744 crowd home happy.

19 November 1975

 

TREVOR BROOKING 8th ENGLAND cap

PORTUGAL European Championship Qualifier Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon 1-1

1 December 1975

BOBBY GOULD joins WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS for £30,000

 

A great-hearted competitor whose signing from Bristol City coincided with a big uplift of team-spirit at Upton Park, culminating in the 1975 F.A. Cup Final triumph. Made his initial debut for the Hammers in the Home fixture against his former club Arsenal on the 24 November 1973 in a 1-3 defeat. A much-travelled striker, his list of clubs makes interesting reading, Coventry City, Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, Bristol City, Hammers, Wolves again, Bristol Rovers (who he later managed), Hereford United, Chelsea, Wimbledon, Aldershot. Then manger of Coventry City, but went back in charge of Bristol Rovers, and in 1992 was manager of West Bromwich Albion. His greatest managerial success came with the 1988 Cup Final victory over Liverpool while in charge at Wimbledon. He parted company with the Plough Lane club in the summer of 1990. Later appointed manager of the Welsh national side. Gould is now a regular radio presenter and pundit.

16 December 1975

KABA DIAWARA (2000-01) Born this day Toulon, France

 

Paris St Germain striker Kaba Diawara joined the Hammers on loan for the 2000-01 campaign after Blackburn Rovers released him from his loan spell at Ewood Park. Making his West Ham debut against Coventry City as an 84th minute substitute in a 3-0 victory at Highfield Road on the 23rd September 2000. Kaba made his first full start against Leeds United in a 1-0 victory at Elland Road 18th November 2000. The former Bordeaux, Rennes and Marseille striker was signed after an injury crisis had hit the Hammers forward line. Diawara, who had previously played in the Premiership with Arsenal while on loan from Bordeaux, had been at Blackburn, but jumped at the opportunity of proving himself in the top flight. Kaba’s loan spell lasted only the one campaign, with much of the time on the treatment table. Despite being a striker, he never scored a league goal for any of his English clubs. Return to France with Paris St Germain who again loaned him out, this time to Racing de Ferrol of Spain and then French club Nice. Over the next five years Kaba’s clubs included Al-Gharrafa and Al-Kharityath (Qatar), Ajaccio (France), Gaziantepspor and Ankaragucu (Turkey) and Alki Larnaca (Cyprus) before finally returning to France with Arles-Avignon.

Stoke City were the visitors for a Division One game which attracted 21,135 spectators to the Boleyn Ground. Having won at the Victoria Ground in August, the Hammers were looking to do the double. On 28 minutes West Ham went in front as centre forward Billy Jennings headed into the top corner. The Potters were leveljust six minutes later as centre-half Alan Bloor headed past Meryn Day. Within two minutes Jennings scored again following a pass from Keith Robson before completing a hat-trick on 61 minutes by heading home a cross from Keith Coleman.xt here ...

GOULD Bobby GOULD Bobby & Steve 75_08_09 Derby County v. WHU Charity Shield 75_08_16 Stoke City v. WHU 75_08_30 QPR v. WHU 75_09_17 Reipas Lahden v. WHU ECWC 02 75_09_27 Wolverhampton v. WHU 01 75_10_01 WHU v. Lahden Reipas 75_10_08 WHU v. Darlington FLC 75_10_18 Middlesbrough v. WHU 01 75_10_22 Ararat Erevan v. WHU ECWC 75_11_08 WHU v. Coventry City 75_11_12 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU FLC 75_11_15 Derby County v. WHU (MILLER) 75_12_06 Norwich City v. WHU Richard Miller 75_12_10 WHU v. Fiorentina (dated 26 Nov) 75_12_13 Burnley v. WHU 75_12_26 Aston Villa v. WHU 75_12_27 WHU v. Ipswich Town MARTIN Alvin NEWTON Shaun 489 BROOKING Trevor - England DIAWARA Kaba

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

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