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1975-76 Friendlies

START (Norway)

75_07_31 Lillestrom v. WHU 75_08_07 Os Idrettsplass v. WHU 75_07_31 Lillestrom v. WHU back

A team of our under-19 players met the England Youth squad in a trial match at Upton Park last Tuesday week. It was an interesting game, and the Hammers did well to win by the only goal, scored by Derek Fraser during (he first half. Alvin Martin and Alan Curbishley have both participated in England squad training this season, and we hope they will be in the final selection for the U.E.F.A. Youth Tournament qualifying matches v Wales, which take place on 11 Feb. (at Ninian Park) and March 3 (Old Trafford).

Unfortunately, the attendance for the match here was under 1,000. In this respect we also regret that it was necessary to make a charge of five-pence for the official programme; this is the responsibility of the home club, although it is an F.A. fixture, and with sales at a low figure, the economics made it impracticable to charge less.

Kristiansand

2 - 1 (Jennings, McDowell)

30 July 1975

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

LILLESTROM SPORTSKLUBB (Norway)

Arasen Stadion

4 - 1 (Paddon 2, Holland, Jennings)

31 July 1975

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock (Coleman)

Taylor A.

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Gould

AALESUNDS FK (Norway)

Kramyra Stadion

5 - 1 (Gould 2, Paddon, Taylor A. Taylor T.)

5 August 1975

Ferguson

Domfe

Murphy

Fraser

Martin

McGiven

Ayris

Curbishley

Orhan

Pike

Robson

 

 

Day, McDowell, Lampard, Holland, Taylor T., Lock, Taylor A. (Brush), Paddon, Jennings (Coleman), Brooking, Gould

From the results point of view our pre-season tour to Norway was extremely successful, as we won all four games and scored thirteen goals against four by the opposition.

The following players and officials were in the Hammers' party which left London on Tuesday 29 July. Trevor Brooking, Paul Brush, Keith Cole-man, Mervyn Day, Bobby Gould, Pat Holland, Billy Jennings, Frank Lampard (capt), Kevin Lock, John McDowell, Graham Paddon, Alan Taylor, Tommy Taylor, W. F. Cearns (Director), B. R. Cearns (Director), Ron Greenwood (Manager), John Lyall (Team Manager), Rob Jenkins (Physiotherapist) and Albert Walker.

We met opposition from both the First and Second Divisions of the Norwegian League, and in general gave impressive displays that earned some good write-ups in the press. The reception accorded us was first-rate, and we thank the Norwegian clubs and officials.

The party flew back to London on the Friday after the last game, and stayed in London that night before going to Wembley for the Charity Shield match.

OS IDRETTSPLASS (Norway)

Os

2 - 1 (Jennings 2)

7 August 1975

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Holland

Taylor T.

Lock

Taylor A.

Paddon

Jennings

Brooking

Gould

 

MAIDSTONE UNITED

Athletic Ground

2 - 0 (Fraser, Robson)

2 August 1975

75_08_02 Maidstone United v. WHU

BEXLEY UNITED

Park View Road

0 - 1

7 August 1975

Ferguson,

Domfe

Murphy

Fraser

Martin

McGiven

Pike

Curbishley

Robson

Hurlock

Wallace

 

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THAME UNITED

Windmill Road Stadium

5 - 0 (Curbishley 2, Brush, Hurlock, Pike)

9 August 1975

Danson, Creasey, Murphy, Fraser, Martin, Domfe, Hurlock, Pike (Wallace), Brush ,Curbishley, Hoskins (Lansdowne)

 

 

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Ferguson

Davy

Coleman

Fraser

Martin

Domfe

Ayris

Curbishley

Jennings

Reed

Robson

 

DAGENHAM

Victoria Road

1 - 3 (Fraser)

12 August 1975

75_08_12 Dagenham v. WHU 75_08_12 Dagenham v. WHU back

Danson

Domfe

Murphy

Fraser

Martin

McGiven

Ayris

Curbishley

Orhan

Pike

Rhind-Tutt (Brush)

 

 

MILTON KEYNES CITY

Manor Fields

0 - 0

14 August 1975

75_09_11 East Ham United v. WHU

EAST HAM UNITED : Fund Raiser

Manorway

2 -1 (Best, Coker)

11 September 1975

TRING TOWN : Opening of Lights

Pendley Sports Centre

1 - 1 (Gould)

9 October 1975

75_10_09 Tring Town v. WHU OL

ORIENT : Peter Allen Testimonial

Leyton Stadium

0 - 0

27 October 1975

75_10_27 Orient v. WHU Allen

ENGLAND YOUTH XI : England Youth Trial

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Fraser)

18 November 1975

75_11_18 WHU v. England Youth XI 75_11_18 WHU v. England Youth XI back

Danson

Davy

Brush

Fraser

Martin

Domfe

Orhan

Hurlock

Curbishley

Pike

Lansdowne

ROMFORD : Dave Bickles / Robin Chandler Testimonial

Brooklands

2 - 2 (Paddon, Gould)

18 November 1975

75_11_18 Romford v. WHU Bickles

EAST HAM UNITED : Proceeds to East Ham United & Frank Lampard:

Terence McMillan Stadium

8 - 7 (Taylor 3, Day 2, Greaves 2, Brooking)

15 February 1976

Att: 4,250

76_02_15 East Ham United v. WHU 76_02_15 East Ham United v. WHU inside

CHELSEA : Harry Medhurst / Dickie Spence Testimonial

Stamford Bridge

0 - 1

23 March 1976

76_03_23 Chelsea v. WHU Medhurst Test

MORECAMBE

Christie Park

9 - 1 (Paddon 4, Bonds 2, Taylor A, Robson, Brooking)

22 April 1976

76_04_22 Morecambe v. WHU 76_04_22 Morecambe v. WHU back

BURY TOWN : Centenary Match

Ram Meadow

2 - 2 (Orhan, Taylor A.)

28 April 1976

76_04_28 Bury v. WHU

Ferguson

McDowell

Wooler

McGiven

Coleman

Paddon

Holland

Jennings

Taylor A.

Gould

Robson

Day

McDowell

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

McGiven

Ayris

Curbishley

Taylor A.

Pike

Robson

 

Day

Coleman

Lampard

Bonds

Taylor T.

McGiven

Holland

Paddon

Taylor A.

Brooking

Robson

The sports ground at the junction of East Ham's Manor Way and the Barking By-Pass (now Newham Way) is well-known to most residents of our Borough. It has many associations with the past, being the former home of Beckton Cricket Club (now defunct); the elders among us will recall the high standing of that team in pre-war years, and also that at one time the ground had a quoits court in one corner (a game calling upon considerable skill and strength of the arm to throw the heavy " horseshoes ").

In recent years the main sporting activity there has been soccer, although last season's heavy rains made the ground unplayable for long periods. But despite many difficulties East Ham United has moved up the ladder in various competitions, and they are now established members of the new London Spartan League.

In order to give them tangible assistance we are fielding a strong XI against the "other" United at Beckton

75_08_07 Bexley United v. WHU

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

75_08_14 Milton Keynes City v. WHU 75_08_14 Milton Keynes City v. WHU Inside

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Day

Davy

Domfe

Hurlock

Martin

McGiven

Ayris

Brush

Pike

Taylor A.

Orhan

Ferguson

Coleman

Wooler

Fraser

Martin

McGiven

Ayris

Curbishley

Coker

Best

Orhan

Hammers: Trevor Brooking, Jimmy Greaves, Alan Taylor, Ron Boyce, Harry Redknapp, Graham Paddon, Alan Sealey, Frank Lampard, Jack Burkett

Front row: Mervyn Day, Peter Brabrook

Season 1975-76 1974-75 Friendlies 1976-77 Friendlies SLUG Programme

Youth Tournament Urach, West Germany

(15th - 17th May 1976)

CHIO WALDORF MANNHEIM (West Germany)

Group match: (20mins each way)

1 - 0 (Horner)

AARHHUS (Denmark)

3rd/4th Play-off: lost pen decider

1 - 1 (Brush)

Our Youth Team had the unusual experience of finishing fourth place in a Youth Tournament... although they were undefeated on full-time scores in the Whitsun series. We were defending the title which was won during the Whitsun period of 1975 at Urech in West Germany. FC Urach 1954 were able to again attract an international entry, and the competition was at a high level.

 

The first match in our four-team Group was played on the Saturday afternoon against Rot-Weiss Ludenschid, and we  defeated this West German club by 1-0; Ray Horner was our scorer. We had two matches on Sunday afternoon. The first ended as a goalless draw against another German club – Chio Waldhof-Mannheim. The second was also  drawn, Paul Brush equalising the goal netted by MKS Pogon of Poland.

 

We were Group runners-up with four points, and played-ff with Aarhus of Denmark for third-fourth places in the Tournament. Paul Brush was also our scorer on the occasion, but the Danes eventually won the penalty-decider.

 

Wally St.Pier, Bill Lansdowne (physiotherapist) were the officials in our party. The playing-squad was: Terry Anderson, Alan Boyling, Ian Broadbridge, Paul Brush, Pat Creasy, Alan Curbishley, David Danson, Ray Horner, Terry Hurlock, Billy Lansdowne, Alvin Martin, Lou Murphy, Danny O’Connell, Gary Sproul.

MKS POGON (Poland)

ROT-WEISS LUDENSCHEID (West Germany)

Group Match

0 - 0

Group Match

1 - 1 (Brush)

Lineup unknown

Lineup unknown

Lansdowne (Day)

Burkett

Lampard

Boyce

Sealey

Brabrook

Redknapp

Greaves

Brooking

Paddon

Taylor A.