A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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theyflysohigh logo 80_03_08 WHU v. Aston Villa FAC 6 Special 79_12_29 Oldham Athletic v. WHU Post

1979-80 Football League Division II

80_01_26 Orient v. WHU FAC 4 80_02_02 Sunderland v. WHU Post

SUNDERLAND : Football League Division II

ORIENT : F.A.Cup (Fourth Round)

80_01_05 WBA v. WHU FAC 3 80_01_08 WHU v. WBA FAC 3 Replay

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : F.A. Cup (Third Round)

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : F.A. Cup (Third Round Replay)

80_01_12 WHU v. Watford

WATFORD : Football League Division II

80_01_19 WHU v. Preston North End 80_02_09 WHU v. QPR

PRESTON NORTH END : Football League Division II

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Football League Division II

ORIENT : Football League Division II

80_01_01 Orient v. WHU 80_02_16 WHU v. Swansea City FAC 5 80_02_19 Burnley v. WHU

BURNLEY : Football League Division II

SWANSEA CITY : F.A. Cup (Fifth Round)

80_02_23 WHU v. Leicester City 80_03_01 Luton Town v. WHU

LUTON TOWN : Football League Division II

LEICESTER CITY : Football League Division II

80_03_08 WHU v. Aston Villa FAC 6 80_03_11 WHU v. Notts County

NOTTS COUNTY : Football League Division II

ASTON VILLA : F.A. Cup (Sixth Round)

80_03_15 Newcastle United v. WHU 80_03_22 WHU v. Fulham

FULHAM : Football League Division II

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League Division II

80_03_29 Swansea City v. WHU 80_04_01 Cambridge United v. WHU

CAMBRIDGE UNITED : Football League Division II

SWANSEA CITY : Football League Division II

80_04_05 WHU v. Orient 80_04_07 Birmingham City v. WHU

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football League Division II

ORIENT : Football League Division II

80_04_12 WHU v. Everton FAC Semi 80_04_16 WHU v. Everton FAC Semi Replay

EVERTON : F.A. Cup (Semi-Final Replay)

EVERTON : F.A. Cup (Semi-Final)

80_04_19 Cardiff City v. WHU 80_04_22 WHU v. Birmingham City

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football League Division II

CARDIFF CITY : Football League Division II

80_04_26 WHU v. Shrewsbury Town 80_04_29 Oldham Athletic v. WHU Supplement

OLDHAM ATHLETIC : Football League Division II

Boundary Park

0 - 0

29 April 1980

Att: 8,214

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Allen

Neighbour

Pike (Morgan)

Cross

Brooking

Stewart

The original 29 December 1979 Postponed programme was re-issued with a new Supplement page dated 29 April 1980.

SHREWSBURY TOWN : Football League Division II

80_05_03 Bristol Rovers v. WHU 80_05_05 WHU v. Charlton Athletic

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Football League Division II

BRISTOL ROVERS : Football League Division II

80_05_10 Arsenal v. WHU FA Cup Final 80_05_12 Sunderland v. WHU

SUNDERLAND : Football League Division II

ARSENAL : F.A. Cup (Final)

1978-99 First XI 1980-81 First XI Season 1979-80 80_02_09 WHU v. QPR

OLDHAM ATHLETIC : Football League Division II

79_12_29 Oldham Athletic v. WHU Post

Boundary Park

18 March 1980

 

The original date for the match at Boundary was 29 December 1979 which was subsequently Postponed and arranged for 18 March.

 

The Boundary Park club had printed a supplement which was inserted into the original programme.

 

Due to adverse weather conditions, this game was also postponed.

 

 

Brisbane Road

4 - 0 (Pearson 2, Devonshire, Pike)

1 January 1980

Att: 23,883

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Pike

Brooking

Neighbour

The Hammers made the short trip to Brisbane Road to face neighbours Orient in a Second Division clash. The 23,883 attendance was almost double the previous best for Orient that season, with the visiting support making the difference. The home line-up contained three former Hammers with Tommy Taylor as captain, goalkeeper Mervyn Day and centre forward Billy Jennings. The conditions were precarious but the Hammers responded better, as Stuart Pearson scored twice and another from Alan Devonshire gave West Ham a commanding lead at half-time. Geoff Pike scored an excellent goal in the second half to give a 4-0 victory which moved the Hammers up to seventh in the table.

80_03_18 Oldham Athletic v. WHU Supplement

The Hawthornes

1 - 1 (Pearson)

5 January 1980

Att: 23,883

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Pike

Brooking

Neighbour

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Brooking, Pike)

8 January 1980

Att: 30,689

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Pike

Brooking

Neighbour

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Bonds)

12 January 1980

Att: 23,553

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Pike

Brooking

Neighbour

14 January 1980

CLIVE CLARKE (2005-6) Born this day Dublin, Republic of Ireland

 

Clarke joined Stoke City as a trainee in 1996, making his first-team debut three years later. Quick and comfortable on the ball, Clive was an immediate hit at the Victoria Ground and went on to captain the side. A left-sided player who can also play in the centre of defence or midfield, Clarke made 259 appearances and scored 10 goals in his time at Stoke. The County Wicklow-born defender won his first full cap for the Republic of Ireland against Jamaica in June 2004. West Ham completed the signing of the Stoke captain for £275,000 on 31 July 2005. Making his Hammers bow against Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium in the Carling Cup 0-1 defeat 26 October 2005. Having made just three competitive appearances for the Club following his move - two in the Premiership against  Arsenal (away) and Portsmouth (home), and one in the Carling Cup away at Bolton Wanderers. The Republic of Ireland international was unfortunate to find Paul Konchesky in such impressive and consistent form throughout the season. Clive headed to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light in search of regular first team football along with £600,000 as part of the deal with brought Northern Ireland international George McCartney to Upton Park on 8 August 2006.

18 January 1980

ROBERT GREEN (2006-2012) Born this day Chertsey

 

England international goalkeeper signed from Norwich City on the eve of the new 2006-07 campaign in a deal that could eventually rise to £2million. The 26-year-old, who has agreed a four-year contract at Upton Park, became Alan Pardew's seventh summer signing - and yet another talented young English star to be added to the squad. After making his first-team debut for the Canaries in a 0-0 derby draw with Ipswich Town as a 19-year-old in April 1999, the Chertsey-born keeper went on to make almost 250 league and cup appearances for the club. He was an influential figure as Norwich won promotion to the Premiership in 2004, and was rewarded for his performances in the top flight with a call-up to the full England squad - becoming only the sixth Norwich player in history to wear the Three Lions when he appeared as a substitute against Colombia in the United States in June 2005. Since then, he has remained a regular member of the full England squad, and was set to travel to the World Cup finals in Germany this summer as a possible number two behind Paul Robinson. However, disaster struck when Robert suffered a ruptured groin minutes after appearing as a substitute in a B international against Belarus at the end of May, ruling him out of the tournament. Green signed a four-year deal with West Ham where he teamed up with former Norwich City striker, Dean Ashton who had been sold to the Hammers in January 2006. Made his Hammers debut against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane 21st October 2006 in a 0-1 reverse. At the end of the 2007-08 campaign he had played in every match and was named the West Ham Hammer of the Year with the Irons finishing in a respectable 10th place in the Premiership. Green was sent off for the first time in his club career against Blackpool on 21 February 2012. West Ham, without a recognised goalkeeper on the bench, were forced to play the remainder of the second-half with midfielder Henri Lansbury between the posts. They eventually won 4–1. West Ham later won an appeal against the red card leaving Green available to play in their next game. He played 42 of West Ham's 46 game 2011–12 Championship season playing in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium which the Hammers won 2-1, sealing their immediate return to the Premier League. In June 2012, having failed to agree new terms with West Ham at the end of his contract, Green's departed for Queens Park Rangers on 1 July 2012.

Three days after playing out a 1-1 draw with the same opposition at the Hawthorns, West Ham secured their progress in the FA Cup with victory over West Bromwich Albion at the Boleyn Ground. The home side earned the tag of 'Giant killers' as goals from Geoff Pike and Trevor Brooking knocked their First Division opponents out of the completion. The Hammers, who were in the Second Division at the time, would go onto surprise everyone in the county as they beat Leyton Orient, Swansea City, Aston Villa and Everton after a replay to reach the FA Cup final. Arsenal stood between the east Londoners and the famous cup but they weren't to be denied as Brooking stooped low to head home the only goal of the game and win, what remains, the Hammers' last FA Cup.

Upton Park

2- 0 (Allen, Stewart [pen])

19 January 1980

Att: 17,603

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Bonds (Banton)

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Pike

Stewart

Neighbour

Brisbane Road

3 - 2 (Stewart 2 [1 pen], Gray [og])

26 January 1980

Att: 21,521

Parkes

Brush

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Pike

Stewart

Neighbour

Roker Park

2 February 1980

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Pearson, Hazell [og])

9 February 1980

Att: 26,037

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Allen, Cross)

16 February 1980

Att: 30,497

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Martin

Devonshire

Neighbour

Pearson (Allen)

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Turf Moor

1 - 0 (Devonshire)

19 February 1980

Att: 9,030

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Neighbour

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Cross, Holland, Pike)

23 February 1980

Att: 27,762

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Holland

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Kenilworth Road

1 - 1 (Stewart)

1 March 1980

Att: 20,040

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Holland (Pearson)

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Stewart [pen])

8 March 1980

Att: 36,393

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Pike)

11 March 1980

Att: 24,894

Parkes

Lampard (Holland)

Brush

Stewart

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Pike

St James' Park

0 - 0

15 March 1980

Att: 25,474

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Pike (Holland)

Upton Park

2 - 3 (Devonshire, Stewart [pen])

22 March 1980

Att: 30,030

Parkes

Lampard

Brush (Pike)

Stewart

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Holland

Vetch Field

1 - 2 (devonshire)

29 March 1980

Att: 13,455

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen (Cross)

Pearson

Pike

Brooking

Holland

Abbey Ground

0 - 2

1 April 1980

Att: 8,863

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Stewart

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Holland

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Brooking, Gray [og])

5 April 1980

Att: 22,066

Parkes

Lampard (Pike)

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Stewart

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Holland

St Andrews

0 - 0

7 April 1980

Att: 28,377

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Holland

Villa Park

1 - 1 (Pearson)

12 April 1980

Att: 47,685

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson (Pike)

Cross

Brooking

Holland

Elland Road

2 - 1 (Devonshire, Lampard)

16 April 1980

Att: 40,720

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Bonds

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Ninian Park

1 - 0 (Stewart)

19 April 1980

Att: 12,051

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Bonds

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Martin)

22 April 1980

Att: 36,167

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen (Pike)

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Stewart

Upton Park

1 - 3 (Brooking)

26 April 1980

Att: 19,765

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Martin

Neighbour

Allen

Pearson

Cross (Morgan)

Brooking

Pike

Eastville

2 - 0 (Cross, Devonshire)

3 May 1980

Att: 9,824

Parkes

Lampard

Stewart

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Morgan

Cross

Pike

Neighbour

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Cross, Morgan, Pike, Stewart [pen])

5 May 1980

Att: 19,314

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Banton

Neighbour

Pike

Cross (Lampard)

Brooking

Morgan

Wembley Stadium

1 - 0 (Brooking)

10 May 1980

Att: 100,000

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Pearson

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Roker Park

0 - 2

12 May 1980

Att: 47,129

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Neighbour

Pearson (Holland)

Cross

Brooking

Pike

MATCH POSTPONED

Bad Weather Conditions : rearranged for 12 May 1980

The London Derby with Queens Park Rangers attracted an attendance of 26,037 to the Boleyn Ground. There was a blow after 35 minutes when a shot from Allen deflected off Paul Goddard to give Rangers the lead. The Hammers equalized just three minutes later when Stuart Pearson slipped home a pass from Geoff Pike. Trevor Brooking was at his inventive best and laid on three chances for David Cross who came close to scoring. It was Cross who played a part in the Hammers' winner when he put over a cross which Hazell headed into his own net. The 2-1 victory kept the Hammers in the promotion hunt but at the season's end they finished in seventh place. The disappointment of not getting promoted was softened by the winning of the FA Cup.

An all Division Two affair ended in a Hammers victory with David Cross and substitute Paul Allen netting the goals that secured progress to the sixth round.

MATCH POSTPONED

Bad Weather Conditions : rearranged for 29 April 1980

Supplement inserted inside the original dated programme

7 April 1980

CARL FLETCHER (2004) Born this day Surrey Heath, Camberley

 

Another of the Welsh contingent to arrive at Upton Park under Alan Pardew. Fletch joined from Bournemouth for £275,000 on 31 August 2004, where he had previously worked with Hammers first-team coach Peter Grant. He began his career with the Cherries in 1997 and went on to make 192 League appearances at Dean Court, captaining them to promotion in 2002. The Wales international made his Hammers debut in the Coca-Cola Championship against Sheffield United in a 2-1 victory at Bramall Lane 11 September 2004. Comfortable as a midfielder or in the centre of defence, Carl was a versatile member of Alan Pardew’s squad who came into the side to such memorable effect in the Play-off semi-final second leg victory over Ipswich Town at Portman Road. Unable to gain a first-team spot in the newly promoted side, Fletch was loaned out to Watford in September 2005 for a month. Upon his return from Vicarage Road in October 2005, he made 12 league appearances for West Ham. On 13th May 2006, Fletcher was drafted into the West Ham team to face Liverpool in the FA Cup Final due to the suspension of Hayden Mullins. Despite ending on the losing side, he still contributed to one of the best FA Cup finals of modern times. The FA Cup final proved to be his last competitive match for the Hammers, however, as he signed for Crystal Palace in that summer, for £400,000. With the appointment of Neil Warnock at Palace he found his first-team opportunities limited, he was loaned out first to Nottingham Forest and then signing on a month-long emergency loan deal with Plymouth Argyle in February 2009. A string of commanding performances led to the loan being extended. Following his release from Selhurst Park in May 2009; Fletcher signed a two-year contract with Plymouth. He retired from playing at the end of the 2011-12 season in order to focus on management. Appointed caretaker manager at Plymouth Argyle on 19 September 2011 which was made permanent a month later. He was sacked on 1 January 2013 after a run of poor results. Resumed his playing career in October 2013 when he joined Conference Premier side Barnet where he made six appearances before being release in January 2014. He was appointed youth team manager at Bournemouth in January 2014.

In a hard-fought contest there were a penalty, three bookings and a sending-off to recount. 47,685 were present to see the two "outsiders" in the betting odds participate in the better of the two Semi-Finals staged that afternoon. Brian Kidd netted from the penalty-spot three minutes before the interval, but midway through the second half Stuart Pearson equalised for the Ham¬mers. The game ended at 1-1, so the replay was arranged to take place at Elland Road on the following Wednesday (April 16).

14 April 1980

GRANT McCANN (2000-2003) Born this day Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Versatile left-footed midfielder who made his first team debut for the Hammers as a substitute in the final minute of the final match against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium in Glenn Roeder's solitary match as 'Caretaker' Manager 19 May 2001. The Northern Ireland Under-21 international had impressed with his loan spells at Notts County and then Cheltenham Town. His last first team action came in the horrific 1-7 defeat at Blackburn Rovers October 2001, when he came on as a half-time substitute and cruelly sliced a clearance into his own net to gift Rovers their fourth goal. However, things took a turn for the better later in the season, when he made his full international debut for Northern Ireland. Served his Academy apprenticeship at Cheltenham on loan in October 2002, which was made permanent 28 January 2003 when he signed for £50,000. Later played for Barnsley, Scunthorpe, Peterborough United and Lingfield. On 26 February 2015, Linfield confirmed that McCann's contract had been terminated with immediate effect, facilitating his return to Peterborough in a coaching capacity until at least the end of the 2014–15 season. On 16 May 2016, McCann was appointed Peterborough United manager on a four-year contract. On 27 June 2018 he joined Doncaster Rovers as their new manager.

The semi-final replay with Everton was staged at Elland Road, Leeds and was another tremendous tussle between a couple of evenly-matched sides. It was fitting that it should not only go to extra-time but also that it was eventually decided at a moment when another replay looked very much on the cards. The goals were fit to grace any match and although Alan Devonshire broke the deadlock after 94 minutes, Everton's Bob Latchford had every reason to look back upon his equaliser as one of the best he has ever scored in the 113th minute. Just as it looked to be another replay a cross from Trevor Brooking in the 118th minute found Lampard who scored a dramatic diving header for the winner. It was no disgrace to Everton  as the Hammers made the vital step to Wembley. The Toffee’s fought well, but eventually succumbed to a team which showed tremendous spirit.

Fresh from reaching the FA Cup final three days earlier, West Ham prevailed again when they returned to league action against Cardiff. Ray Stewart, who scored two penalties in the reverse fixture between the side earlier in the season, scored the only goal of the game as the Hammers earned three points. The defender scored 14 goals during the season, three of which came against the Bluebirds, as West Ham finished the season in seventh.

5 May 1980

YOSSI BENAYOUN (2005-2007 and (2012) Born this day Dimona, Israel

 

West Ham manager Alan Pardew completed the signing of Racing Santander midfielder Yossi Benayoun in July 2005. The 25-year-old Israeli international signed a four-year deal with the Hammers after completing his £2.5million switch to the Barclays Premiership new boys. Benayoun started with career with Hapoel Beer Sheva, after two years at the Ajax Academy. He moved on to Maccabi Haifa, where he became a real star of the Israeli league making 130 appearances and scoring 55 goals. In 2002, Benayoun moved to Racing de Santander in Spain. After 101 appearances and 21 goals Santander opted to cash in on Benayoun by selling him to his agents for 3.5m Euros. Benayoun rejected a 5m Euro move to CSKA Moscow, preferring to move to England or remain in Spain. This sparked a great deal of interest in the player from leading English clubs, but newly promoted West Ham United emerged with the signature of the Israel captain, signing in July 2005 for £2.5m and a four-year contract. Made his Premiership debut for the Hammers against Blackburn Rovers at Upton Park 13 August 2005 in a 3-1 victory on the opening day of the season. Under manager Alan Pardew, Benayoun flourished, producing skilful performances and goals. He also scored a last minute goal that stoppedtheir bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur qualifying for the Champions League in the infamous food poisoning match. Benayoun played in the 125th FA Cup Final against European Champions Liverpool. In 63 League appearances for the Hammers he scored 8 goals. Benayoun moved to Liverpool under controversial circuumstances. Yossi had verbally agreed a new five-year deal with West Ham in May 2007, only to go back on the agreement in a bid to move to the Merseyside club. The controversy was heightened on 10th July 2007 when Benayoun’s agent had agreed a deal with Liverpool which meant that the player was taking a lower pay than the £50,000 a week offered by the Hammers. Yossi signed for the Reds on 12 July 2007 for a reported fee of £5m. On 31 August 2012, Benayoun returned to West Ham United on loan for the 2012–13 season, becoming their eleventh signing of the transfer window. He sustained an injury playing against Newcastle United in November and pulled a ligament after returning to training. He played no further games for West Ham and returned to Chelsea in December 2012.

Just five days; before the FA Cup final with Arsenal at Wembley, West Ham welcomed the Second Division's bottom club Charlton Athletic to the Boleyn Ground. In an amazing start, the hosts went ahead after 15 seconds when Geoff Pike headed home a cross from Trevor Brooking. After 12 minutes, Nicky Morgan made it 2-0 and ten minutes later David Cross put the result beyond doubt with a simple tap-in. Just before the interval Morgan was tripped in the area and Ray Stewart stepped up to convert the spot-kick. Former West Ham player Derek Hales netted a consolation after the break, but it ended 4-1.

Second Division West Ham were at Wembley to face top¬flight Arsenal in the FA Cup final. The game came to life in the 13th minute when Stuart Pearson shot and Trevor Brooking stooped low to steer a header past Pat Jennings and into the net. Billy Bonds and Alvin Martin then stood firm in the defence, while Alan Devonshire and Brooking led a series of dangerous counter-attacks for John Lyall's underdogs. Arsenal became frustrated as time ran out and it showed when Paul Allen - then the youngest-ever FA Cup finalist - was cynically brought down by Willie Young when clean through on goal. It mattered not as the Hammers held on fairly comfortably to lift their third FA Cup.

30 June 1980

GAVIN HOLLIGAN (1999) Born this day Lambeth, London

 

This young striker was plying his football trade for non-league Kingstonian when the Hammers snapped him up for a £100,000 fee on 25 November 1998. Holligan was one of the hottest properties in non-league football at the time, Redknapp beat the chasing pack to the youngsters signature and he moved to Upton Park once Kingstonian's plucky FA Cup challenge flounded at Leyton Orient. Hit successive hat-tricks for the youth side before he was dramatically put on the bench against Liverpool by the injury-hit Hammers' boss and came agonisingly close to marking his one and only appearance with a Roy of the Rovers-style winner at Anfield, a  2-2 draw resulted on the 20 February 1999. Gavin failed to make the breakthrough at Upton Park and also struggled to make an impression during loan spells with Division Three sides Leyton Orient in September 1999 and Exeter City in October 2000. Accepted a free transfer when Wycombe Wanderers offered him a one-year deal in August 2001.

13 May 1980

TREVOR BROOKING 34th ENGLAND cap

ARGENTINA (sub) International Friendly Wembley Stadium, London 3-1

 

 

17 May 1980

TREVOR BROOKING 35th ENGLAND cap

WALES Home Championship The Racecourse, Wrexham 1-4

 

 

20 May 1980

TREVOR BROOKING 36th ENGLAND cap

NORTHERN IRELAND Home Championship Wembley Stadium, London 1-1

 

ALAN DEVONSHIRE 19th Hammer to make his ENGLAND debut in the same match

 

 

24 May 1980

TREVOR BROOKING 37th ENGLAND cap

SCOTLAND Home Championship at Hampden Park, Glasgow  2-0

 

 

31 May 1980

FRANK LAMPARD Snr. and ALAN DEVONSHIRE both win their 2nd ENGLAND caps

AUSTRALIA International Friendly Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 2-1

TREVOR BROOKING

ENGLAND

 

12 June 1980

38th ENGLAND cap BELGIUM European Championship Finals (Group 2)  Stadio Comunale, Turin 1-1

 

 

17 June 1980

39th ENGLAND cap SPAIN European Championship Finals (Group 2) Stadio San Paolo, Naples 2-1

 

Trevor Brooking netted for England as they defeated Spain in the group stage of Euro 1980 on this dayin 1980. Brooking's 19th minute opener - his third goal for the Three Lions in his 39th appearance - paved the way for England's only victory of the tournament.

UEFA_Euro_1980

17 June 1980

PADDY RUSH

 

Boleyn Ground groundsman died this day aged 71. Paddy was a well know figure who had worked at Upton Park for 35 years, usually on duty around the players’ tunnel on match days

8 July 1980

ROBBIE KEANE (2011) Born this day Dublin, Ireland

 

Keane began his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring twice on his first-team debut aged 17. The following season he was the club's leading goalscorer and scored his first international goal for the Republic of Ireland. He changed club frequently between 1999 and 2002, breaking transfer fee records, but his brief spells at Inter Milan and Leeds United were unexceptional. He joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2002 and played there for seven-and-a-half years over two spells and amassed 306 appearances across all competitions, scoring 122 goals. Keane moved to Liverpool in July 2008 but he spent only six months at the club before returning to Tottenham, where he was made first team captain. In January 2010, he moved on loan to Scottish Premier League side Celtic for the rest of the season. On 30 January 2011 West Ham announced that the Republic of Ireland striker had joined the Hammers on an initial six-month basis. He made his debut on 2 February in a 3–1 victory over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road, scoring his first goal in the process. West Ham had an option to extend the deal by two years if they avoided relegation from the Premier League. However, in May 2011 West Ham were relegated and Keane with 2 goals from five starts and another five as substitute he returned to Tottenham. Later joined Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer (MLS)

9 July 1980

KEITH McPHERSON signs apprentice

20 July 1980

GAVIN WILLIAMS (2005) Born this day Merthyr Tydfill, Wales

 

Williams started his career as a YTS player at Hereford United having previously trained with Cardiff City. Made his first team debut at the age of 17. Having played 121 games and scoring 27 goals he moved to Hereford’s rivals Yeovil Town for the 2002-03 season. At Huish Park he was an integral part in the squad which in that season gained promotion to the football league for the first time. It wasn’t long before the Hammers decided to swoop for him, purchasing him in December 2004 for £250,000. Gavin made his Hammers debut on the Boxing Day 2004, coming on as a substitute against Nottingham Forest in a 3-2 win. He made a further ten appearances in West Ham colours, as they gained promotion to the Premiership scoring his only goal against Leeds United on the way. By November 2005 he was loaned out to Ipswich Town after struggling to gain a first-team place. The loan spell was a success and the deal was made permanent in January 2006 for a fee of £300,000.

80_01_01 Orient v. WHU 80_01_05 WBA v. WHU FAC3 80_01_08 WHU v. WBA FAC3 Replay 80_01_19 WHU v. Preston North End 80_01_26 Orient v. WHU FAC 4 - 01 80_02_16 WHU v. Swansea City FAC 5 80_02_23 WHU v. Leicester City 80_03_01 Luton Town v. WHU 80_03_08 WHU v. Aston Villa FAC 6 80_03_15 Newcastle United v. WHU 80_03_22 WHU v. Fulham 80_03_29 Swansea City v. WHU 80_04_01 Cambridge United v. WHU 80_04_12 WHU v. Everton FAC Semi-Final Vn2 80_04_16 WHU v. Everton FAC Semi-Final Replay 80_04_19 Cardiff City v. WHU 79_12_26 WHU v. Birmingham City

Ticket dated from postponed fixture

80_05_03 Bristol Rovers v. WHU 80_05_10 WHU v. Arsenal FA Cup Final