A Pictorial History

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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1980-81 Football League Division II

80_08_09 Liverpool v. WHU Charity Shield 80_08_16 WHU v. Luton Town 80_08_19 Bristol City v. WHU 80_08_23 Preston North End v. WHU 80_08_26 Burnley v. WHU FLC2 80_08_30 WHU v. Notts County 80_09_02 WHU v. Burnley FLC2 80_09_06 Chelsea v. WHU 80_09_13 WHU v. Shrewsbury Town 80_09_17 Castilla v. WHU TS 02 80_09_17 Castilla v. WHU TS 01 80_09_20 WHU v. Watford 80_09_23 Charlton Athletic FLC3 80_09_27 Cambridge United v. WHU 80_10_01 WHU v. Castilla ECWC 80_10_04 Newcastle United v. WHU 80_10_07 WHU v. Cardiff City 80_10_11 WHU v. Blackburn Rovers 80_10_18 Oldham Athletic v. WHU 80_10_22 WHU v. Politehnica Timisoara 80_10_25 WHU v. Bolton Wanderers 80_10_28 WHU v. Barnsley FLC4 80_11_01 Bristol Rovers v. WHU 80_11_05 Politehnica v. WHU 80_11_08 WHU v. Grimsby Town 80_11_11 WHU v. Bristol City 80_11_15 Luton Town v. WHU 80_11_22 WHU v. Swansea City 80_11_29 Wrexham v. WHU 80_12_02 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur FLC5 80_12_06 WHU v. Sheffield Wednesday 80_12_13 Blackburn Rovers v. WHU

DERBY COUNTY : Football League Division II

WREXHAM : Football League Division II

80_12_20 WHU v. Derby County 80_12_26 QPR v. WHU 80_12_27 WHU v. Orient 81_02_14 WHU v. Chelsea

LIVERPOOL : Football Association Charity Shield

PAUL GODDARD makes his Hammers debut against LUTON TOWN at Upton Park

DAVID CROSS scores a hat-trick in the ECWC game played behind closed doors, official attendance of 262

LUTON TOWN : Football League Division II

Manager: John Lyall

BRISTOL CITY : Football League Division II

PRESTON NORTH END : Football League Division II

BURNLEY : Football League Cup (Second Round ~ 1st Leg)

NOTTS COUNTY : Football League Division II

BURNLEY : Football League Cup (Second Round ~ 2nd leg)

CHELSEA : Football League Division II

SHREWSBURY TOWN : Football League Division II

CASTILLA C. de F. : European Cup Winners Cup (First Round ~ 1st leg)

CASTILLA C. de F. : European Cup Winners Cup (First Round ~ 2nd leg)

WATFORD : Football League Division II

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Football League Cup (Third Round)

CAMBRIDGE UNITED : Football League Division II

CARDIFF CITY : Football League Division II

BLACKBURN ROVERS : Football League Division II

OLDHAM ATHLETIC : Football League Division II

POLITEHNICA TIMISOARA : European Cup Winners Cup (Second Round ~ 1st leg)

BOLTON WANDERERS : Football League Division II

BARNSLEY : Football League Cup (Fourth Round)

BRISTOL ROVERS : Football League Division II

POLITEHNICA TIMISOARA : European Cup Winners Cup (Second Round ~ 2nd leg)

GRIMSBY TOWN : Football League Division II

BRISTOL City : Football League Division II

LUTON TOWN : Football League Division II

SWANSEA CITY : Football League Division II

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League Cup (Fifth Round)

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : Football League Division II

BLACKBURN ROVERS : Football League Division II

DERBY COUNTY : Football League Division II

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Football League Division II

ORIENT : Football League Division II

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

80_11_01 Bristol Rovers v. WHU

Image courtesy of Richard Miller

Warning Note

The Football League has sent warning notices to clubs over tough action to be taken by referees this season. A memo to managers and directors gives due intention of the hard-line approach to be adopted by referees.

Players can now expect to be shown the yellow card by referees if they fail to retire the correct ten-yard distance or otherwise encroach at the taking of a free-kick. The League says this law must be strictly enforced, and referees should leave players in no doubt that they intend to do so.

After a narrow 1-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Charity Shield at Wembley the Hammers were disappointed to lose the opening league game at home to Luton Town. With Brooking providing the service, strikers Goddard and Cross began scoring freely as the Hammers went on an unbeaten league run of 15 games. In that period both Burnley and Charlton were beaten in the League Cup.

In Europe the Spanish side Castilla were beaten 6-4 on aggregate, but there were crowd disturbances during the first leg in Spain and West Ham had to play the home leg behind closed doors. There were defeats at Luton and Derby County but the team were still top of the league.

The Hammers marched into the League Cup semi-final after victories over Barnsley and Tottenham Hotspur, and in the Cup Winners’ Cup they knocked out the Romanian side Poli Timisoara on a 4-1 aggregate. Despite the shock of a 3-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers on Boxing Day, the Hammers were still on course for promotion.

In the FA Cup after two draws with Wrexham the Welsh side finally won 1-0 in the second replay. But in the league there was no stopping the Hammers, with Brooking and Devonshire brilliant in midfield. At home the team were formidable, beating Preston 5-0 and Chelsea 4-0. Leading 2-0 at Coventry City in the League Cup semi-final first leg, the Hammers collapsed to lose 3-2. But there was late drama in the second leg as Jimmy Neighbour scored a late goal to put the Hammers through on a 4-3 aggregate. West Ham contested the League Cup Final with Liverpool and after a 1-1 draw at Wembley it was the Reds who took the cup after winning 2-1 in the replay at Villa Park.

The Russian side Dinamo Tbilisi put on a great show at Upton Park, winning 4-1 in the Cup Winners Cup; the Hammers restored some pride in winning 1-0 in the away leg but bowed out on a 4-2 aggregate score. The team had not lost a league game since Boxing Day and after the 2-0 win at Bristol Rovers in April they were promoted. Five more games were won and West Ham were declared Second Division Champions with a record 66 points.

5 August 1980

WAYNE BRIDGE (2011) Born this day Southampton

 

Wayne Bridge had a loan spell with the Hammers in the 2010-11 season. Born in Southampton, his career began with his hometown club, where he

picked up an FA Cup runners-up medal in 2003. He earned a £7m move to Chelsea that same summer, and the highlight of his first season at Stamford

Bridge  was the winning goal in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Arsenal. The next year brought a Premier League winners medal with it,

but he would go on to lose his place in the side and joined Fulham on loan before signing for Manchester City in January 2009. Again a regular at first, he

was moved out of the team by the 2010-11 campaign and played 15 Barclays Premier League games for West Ham on loan. Following further loans at

Sunderland and Brighton. In June 2013, Bridge signed a one-year contract with Reading. On 6 May 2014 he was released after 12 games in his only

season for the club, subsequently retiring from professional football.

6 August 1980

DANNY COLLINS (2012) Born this day Chester

 

Collins joined his home town side Chester City making his league debut on Boxing Day 2001 and going on to record 71 games over three seasons for

the Seals. It was after a successful spell on loan at Vauxhall Motors that his career started to take off, having been converted from an unconvincing forward

into a composed central defender. Joined Sunderland in October 2004 and went on to win the ‘Black Cats’ Fans’ Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009. The Welsh international signed for Stoke City in September 2009 for £2.75 million rising to £3.5m, but didn’t command a regular place in the Potters starting

XI and made only 50 appearances over three seasons. Collins joined West Ham United on loan until the end of the 2011–12 season on 9 March 2012.

He made his West Ham debut on 10 March in a 1–1 home draw against Doncaster Rovers coming on as a 80th minute substitute for Kevin Nolan.

On 17 March Collins scored on his full debut for the "Hammers" in a 1–1 draw against Leeds United. After his loan period had ended the Chester born

defender joined Football League Championship side Nottingham Forest on 25 July 2012 for an undisclosed fee.

12 August 1980

 

PAUL GODDARD “Sarge” signs from QUEENS PARK RANGERS for club record £800,000 fee

Wembley Stadium

0 - 1

9 August 1980

Att: 100,000

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Allen

Holland

Cross

Brooking

Pike (Morgan)

Upton Park

1 - 2 (Stewart [pen])

16 August 1980

Att: 28,033

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard (Lampard)

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Ashton Gate

1 - 1 (Cross)

19 August 1980

Att: 14,001

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Deepdale

0 - 0

23 August 1980

Att: 9,306

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Stewart

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Turf Moor

2 - 0 (Cross, Goddard)

26 August 1980

Att: 6,818

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

4 - 0 (Goddard 2, Cross, Stewart [pen])

30 August 1980

Att: 21,769

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

4 - 0 (Goddard, Pike, Stewart [pen], Wood [og])

2 September 1980

Att: 15,216

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland (Allen)

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Stamford Bridge

1 - 0 (Wilkins [og])

6 September 1980

Att: 32,669

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Cross, Goddard, King [og])

13 September 1980

Att: 22,339

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Neighbour (Morgan)

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

1 - 3 (Cross)

17 September 1980

Att: 40,000

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire (Brush)

Morgan (Barnes)

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Barnes, Brooking, Cross)

20 September 1980

Att: 24,288

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Barnes

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

The Valley

2 - 1 (Cross 2)

23 Septembert 1980

Att: 17,884

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Barnes

Goddard

Cross

Brush

Pike

Abbey Stadium

2 - 1 (Cross, Goddard)

27 September 1980

Att: 8,591

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

5 - 1 (Cross 3, Goddard, Pike)

1 October 1980

Att: 262

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland (Brush)

Goddard (Morgan)

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Neighbour)

7 October 1980

Att: 20,402

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Morgan

Cross

Neighbour

Pike

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Cross2)

11 October 1980

Att: 32,402

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goodard

Cross

Neighbour

Pike

Boundary Park

0 - 0

18 October 1980

Att: 8,444

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire (Barnes)

Holland

Morgan

Cross

Neighbour

Pike

Upton Park

4 - 0 (Bonds, Cross, Goddard, Stewart [pen])

22 October 1980

Att: 27,157

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard (Morgan)

Cross

Neighbour

Pike

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Pike, Walsh [og])

25 October 1980

Att: 25,277

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard (Allen)

Brush

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Neighbour

Pike

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Cross, Martin)

28 October 1980

Att: 21,548

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Neighbour

Pike

Eastville

1 - 0 (Goddard)

1 November 1980

Att: 6,353

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire (Brush)

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Neighbour

Pike

Stadionul 1 Mai

0 - 1

5 November 1980

Att: 25,000

Parkes

Stewart (Brush)

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Allen

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Neighbour (Brooking)

Pike

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Cross 2)

8 November 1980

Att: 25,468

Parkes

Brush

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Neighbour

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

5 - 0 (Goddard 2, Brooking, Cross, Martin)

11 November 1980

Att: 25,210

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Kenilworth Road

2 - 3 (Brooking 2)

15 November 1980

Att: 17,031

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Cross, Goddard)

22 November 1980

Att: 27,376

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire (Neighbour)

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Baseball GRound

0 - 2

26 November 1980

Att: 18,446

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Racecourse Ground

2 - 2 (Devonshire, Goddard)

29 November 1980

Att: 8,941

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Cross)

2 December 1980

Att: 36,003

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Brooking, Holland)

6 December 1980

Att: 30,480

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Ewood Park

0 - 0

13 December 1980

Att: 13,279

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Brooking, Cross, Goddard)

20 December 1980

Att: 24,671

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross

Brooking

Pike

Loftus Road

0 - 3

26 December 1980

Att: 23,811

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Cross (Neighbour)

Brooking

Pike

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Allen, Holland)

27 December 1980

Att: 34,408

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard (Allen)

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard

Morgan

Brooking

Pike

FA Cup winners West Ham kicked-off the Division Two season with a home game against Luton Town. Paul Goddard made his debut after signing from Queens Park Rangers, but had to go off after suffering a bruised tendon. The Hammers were on top in the first half but failed to score. However, John Lyall's side took the lead on 56 minutes when Ray Stewart converted a penalty. Luton bounced back with two penalties scored by David Moss and held on to win 2-1. The result was an opening day shock but this would be the only home league defeat of the season as the Hammers romped to the title and promotion back to the top flight.

John Lyall's Hammers grabbed their first win of the season with a 2-0 win at Turf Moor in the League Cup 2nd Round 1st leg tie. Goals courtesy of David Cross and new signing Paul Goodard.

Third Division Burnley were always facing an uphill struggle in this second-leg tie. Trailing 2-0 from the first-leg the Clarets were defeated 4-0 with goals from Paul Goddard, Geoff Pike and a Ray Stewart penalty plus an Ian Wood own goal which put the Hammers through to the Third Round 6-0 on aggregate. Of the 12 goals scored so far this season, four had been scored by new boy Paul Goddard who was justifying the £800,000 John Lyall had paid for him.

An own goal helped John Lyall's West Ham United beat London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a historic season for the club. Graham Wilkins put through his own net to set the Hammers on their way to a sixth game without defeat. The Irons lost just four games in the league on their way to winning the Division two title by 13 points ahead of second placed Notts County. The club also reached the final of the League Cup but lost in a replay to Liverpool 2-1 after a 1-1 draw had been played out.

The Hammers travelled to Europe for their First Round (first-leg tie) against Castillo of Spain. After an absence of four years from European competition it proved to be a baptism of fire in the impressive Bernabeu Stadium of Real Madrid, the parent club of the Hammers opponents. David Cross gave his side a half-time lead as they completely dominated the early ploy but three goals in an 11 minute spell midway through the second period sent the Spanish majority of the 40,000 crowd delirious. Inspite of a pre-match open letter from Billy Bonds to all the travelling supporters begging everyone to behave, a minority section of Hammers fans created havoc at different times around the ground both before and during me match and even managed to bring play to a halt on one occasion. UEFA threatened the Club, despite all the precautions they had taken in selling tickers to only those fans travelling with bone fide agents, that there would be repercussions as they began an inquiry. All at Upton Park held their breath whilst the decision was taken whether or not the Hammers would be thrown out of the competition. As it turned out they weren't but were fined £7,500 and forced to play the home-leg of the tie behind closed doors at Upton Park.

BOBBY BARNES makes his Hammers debut against Casilla at the Bernabeu Stadium

18 September 1980

 

ILAN ARAUJO DALL’LGNA (2010) born this day Curitiba, Brazil

 

The quick, elusive attacker had spent five-and-a-half seasons across the English Channel in France, during which time he developed a reputation for scoring both regularly and spectacularly for both Saint-Etienne and the club that originally brought him to Europe in summer 2004, FC Sochaux-Montbeliard. Ilan did not have to leave his homeland to receive international recognition, however, making three appearances for Brazil at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup in France. The Brazilian forward signed as a free transfer on a six-month contract on 1 February 2010 from French club AS Saint-Etienne. Having arrived as a second-half substitute, Ilan found the net on his West Ham United debut, scoring in the 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Burnley 6 February 2010.

Made a total of 11 appearances and scoring 4 goals. At the end of his contract the club announced that they would release him and Mido as they were both surplus to requirements. Ilan was allowed to leave at the end of his contract. Later joined Brizilian side Sport Club Internacional.

19 September 1980

 

Rioting after the match against Castilla, UEFA orders the return leg at Upton Park to be played behind closed doors.

A crowd of 24,288 turned out at the Boleyn Ground to watch the FA Cup holders take on Watford in the Second Division. Forward Malcolm Poskett gave the visiting Hornets the lead after 25 minutes and they held this advantage until half-time. On 53 minutes David Cross equalised only for Watford to regain the lead through Kenny Jackett two minutes later. On 67 minutes a fine solo run from Bobby Barnes ended with himscoring the Hammers’ second equaliseron his first team debut. Then, to the delight of the home faithful, Trevor Broooking was on hand to grab thewinning goal in the final minute.

The Hammers took the short trip across the Thames to the Valley for a Third Round League Cup-tie, It was left to David Cross, who scored twice, to put the Hammers in the last 16 with a 2-1 victory before a crowd of nearly 18,000

This was a busy time for John Lyall and his players as they were playing two games a week due to their European Cup Winners Cup campaign. West Ham secured a 2-1 away win on this date in the calendar against Cambridge United with goals from David Cross and Paul Goddard. The victory kept Hammers in second place in the table, just two points behind Blackburn Rovers

West Ham entertained Castilla of Spain for the First Round, second-leg tie and after extra-time won by 5-1 (for a 6-4 aggregate) behind closed doors at Upton Park under UEFA instructions. The crowd of just 262 invited representatives of the two teams, officials and Press led to an eerie atmosphere the likes of which had never before been witnessed in a European competition at that time

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League Division II

St James' Park

0 - 0

4 October 1980

Att: 24,866

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Holland

Goddard (Brush)

Cross

Neighbour

Pike

West Ham made the long trip to Newcastle United after their mid-week exploits in the ‘closed doors’ extra time victory over Castilla, the goalless finish against ‘The Geordies’ ensured Hammers unbeaten run continued in the League.

A second home win within the space of four days, this time against Blackburn Rovers extended John Lyall team's unbeaten run to 10 League games. The win over previous leaders Rovers was courtesy of two David Cross goals which pushed the Hammers into top spot for the First time that season.

13 October 1980

SCOTT PARKER (2007-2011) Born this day Lambeth, London

 

Completed a £7m transfer from Newcastle United to West Ham United on 6 June 2007. The former Charlton Athletic, Norwich City and Chelsea midfielder

was already a full England international when he joined the Hammers and expectations were high that Parker would help the Hammers to kick on following

their dramatic escape from relegation the previous season. Unfortunately, Parker suffered an injury during pre-season and did not make his debut until late September, only to suffer another injury on his comeback and be ruled out until late November. From then on, 'Scotty' became a true fans' favourite due to

his never-say-die attitude, outstanding tackling and the odd spectacular goal. Parker's form saw him win the Hammer of the Year award in three consecutive years between 2009 and 2011, while his play undoubtedly played a massive part in West Ham beating the drop in 2010. Despite his best efforts, the

Hammers were relegated in 2011 and Parker was sold to Tottenham Hotspur for a reported £5.5m in August of the same year.

The Hammers continued their march in Europe with a 4-0 victory over Romanian side Politechnic Timisoara in this Second Round first-leg tie. Goals from Billy Bonds, Paul Goddard and a Ray Stewart penalty, in a six-minute spell, gave the Hammers a comfortable lead inside of 30 minutes before a 27,157 delighted home crowd. With seven minutes left Cross added a fourth to send the Romanians back home ruefully thinking what might have happened if missing England stalwart Trevor Brooking had been playing.

The Hammers were on an unbeaten run of eleven league games when they entertained Bolton Wanderers at the Boleyn Ground. Without the services of Trevor Brooking and Frank Lampard, West Ham were on top in the first half and they took the lead just before the interval through an own goal. Two minutes into the second-half Jimmy Neighbour's cross was rifled home by Geoff Pike for his first goal of the campaign. Seven minutes from time the visitors pulled one goal back despite protests that Phil Parkes had been fouled. The Hammers won 2-1 and went on to become Second Division champions having only lost four league games.

A David Cross double fired West Ham United to a 2-1 Division Two victory against Grimsby Town at the Boleyn Ground. Striker Cross headed in crosses from Paul Brush and Trevor Brooking after 15 and 55 minutes respectively, with John Stone netting the Mariners' equaliser with a minute remaining. The Hammers prevailed against a team which had scored just six league goals all season, despite looking drained following a midweek European Cup Winners' Cup trip to Romania. There, they had been beaten 1-0 by Poli Timisoara in a second round second-leg tie, but advanced 4-1 on aggregate. The striker's brace ensured an eleventh consecutive home win for the Hammers.

18 November 1980

LUKE CHADWICK (2004) Born this day Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

 

Highly-rated former Manchester United midfielder who arrived at the Club on a free transfer on 2 August 2004, having made 39 appearances for the Reds.

A teenage prodigy when he first broke through into the first-team at Old Trafford in September 1999. Chadwick saw his progression slowed by a succession

of untimely injuries and during his last two seasons dropped down the pecking order at United. Luke spent most of the 2002-03 campaign helping Alan Pardew’s Reading to a First Division Play-off place. The then 23-year-old spent 2003 on a similar extended loan deal at Burnley, finishing the campaign as

third top scorer at Turf Moor. Returning to Old Trafford, Luke found his chances of first-team football was severely restricted by the emergence of Darren Fletcher and Ronaldo, and jumped at the chance to link up with Alan Pardew again at Upton Park. An exciting winger, who can operate on either flank and brought much needed balance to the Hammers midfield. Luke made his Hammers debut in a 1-0 victory against Reading in the Coca-Cola Championship at Upton Park 10 August 2004. Loan out to Stoke City at the start of the 2005-06 campaign before signing for the Potters on 6 January 2006 for £100,000.

Later played for Norwich City, MK Dons, Cambridge United and Soham Town Rangers.

19 November 1980

 

TREVOR BROOKING 40th ENGLAND cap

SWITZERLAND World Cup Qualifier Wembley Stadium, London 2-1

The Division Two leaders  travelled to Wrexham for an entertaining 2-2 draw played out in front of 8,941 spectators at the Racecourse Ground. Alan Devonshire opened the scoring with a wonder goal after 20 minutes as he ran from the halfway line, evading three tackles to slip the ball past Davies. Wrexham equalised after 35 minutes when Les Cartwright scored with an overhead kick from the edge of the area. Six minutes after the interval West Ham were back in front when Alvin Martin put Paul Goddard away to score. With 23 minutes to go. however. Ian Edwards headed the equaliser to earn a share of the spoils. John Lyall's side went on to win the title, while Wrexham ended the season in 16th place.

Over 36,000 fans packed into the Boleyn ground for West Ham's 98th meeting with Spurs. The game was also relayed around cinemas in the North London area such was the demand for tickets. The Hammers were the underdogs here against a spurs team containing their Argentinian stars Ardiles and Villa as well as Hoddle and future hammer Chris Hughton. David Cross sealed the win in the 81st minute to take West Ham into the Semi-final where they would meet Coventry City. Tottenham would go on to win the F.A Cup that season beating Man City after a replay.

4 December 1980

ADAM NEWTON (1999-2000) Born this day, Grays, Essex

 

Pacy right-sided player who shot to fame when he won the “Man of the Match” award for his scintillating display in Hammers’ 1999 FA Youth Cup Final win

over Coventry City. An England Under-21 international. Adam spent loan spells at Portsmouth and Notts County before he stepped up to make his Hammers bow as a 76th minute substitute against Coventry City at Highfield Road in a 0-1 reverse 25th September 1999. In the time honoured tradition of the Academy, the budding star was put out on loan as part of his “apprenticeship” to First Division Portsmouth in July 1999 and after one start and two sub appearances returned to Upton Park. Further loans to Notts County and Orient followed. Adam was released by the Hammers at the end of the 2001-02 season and.

After rejecting a contract with Orient he joined Peterborough United on a free transfer in May 2002 and went on to play 249 games in all competitions in his

six seasons at London Road. Newton joined League Two side Brentford on a one-year contract 1 July 2008 and helped the Bees win the League Two title.

On 28 May 2009, Newton signed a two-year contract with Luton Town and made a total of 67 appearances over two seasons at Kenilworth Road.

On 27 June 2011, Newton signed for Conference South side Woking. Despite being a regular starter he decided to retire on his playing career at the

end of the 2015–16 season.

Leaders West Ham welcomed Derby County to the Boleyn Ground for this Second Division clash. Two minutes before the interval, Derby grabbed the lead when future West Harn striker Dave Swindlehurst converted a penalty. The Hammers' response was immediate when seconds before the break David Cross scored his 22nd goal of the season. With 16 minutes left, Trevor Brooking put in a low centre which Paul Goddard turned home. Five minutes from time Brooking sped through the gap and scored with a superb left footer to make the final score 3-1 and maintain West Ham's position in top spot.

 

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