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Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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Upton Park

1 - 2 (Stewart [pen])

28 August 1982

Att: 24,796

1982-83 Football League : First Division

NOTTS COUNTY : Football League First Division

Meadow Lane

2 - 1 (Dickens, Hunt [og])

18 December 1982

Att: 8,457

82_08_28 WHU v. Nottingham Clark debut

NOTTINGHAM FOREST : Football League First Division

Debut programme signed by Sandy Clark

82_08_31 Luton Town v. WHU 82_09_04 Sunderland v. WHU 82_09_07 WHU v. Ipswich Town 82_09_11 WHU v. Birmingham City 82_09_18 WBA v. WHU

ALEXANDER CLARK makes his Hammers debut against NOTTINGHAM FOREST at Upton Park

LUTON TOWN : Football League First Division

8th September 1982 BORN THIS DAY : SEBASTIEN CAROLE (Loan 2004) Pontoise, France

SUNDERLAND : Football League First Division

IPSWICH TOWN : Football League First Division

BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football League First Division

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : Football League First Division

82_09_25 WHU v. Manchester City

MANCHESTER CITY : Football League First Division

82_10_02 Arsenal v. WHU

ARSENAL : Football League First Division

82_10_06 Stoke City v. WHU MC2

STOKE CITY : Milk Cup (Second Round 1st leg)

82_10_16 Southampton v. WHU 82_10_09 WHU v. Liverpool

LIVERPOOL : Football League First Division

SOUTHAMPTON : Football League First Division

82_10_23 Brighton v. WHU

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION: Football League First Division

82_10_26 WHU v. Stoke City MC2

STOKE CITY : Milk Cup (Second Round 2nd leg)

82_10_30 WHU v. Manchester United

MANCHESTER UNITED : Football League First Division

82_11_10 Lincoln City v. WHU MC3 82_11_06 Stoke City v. WHU

STOKE CITY : Football League First Division

LINCOLN CITY : Milk Cup (Third Round)

82_11_27 WHU v. Everton 82_11_13 WHU v. Norwich City

NORWICH CITY : Football League First Division

82_11_20 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Football League First Division

EVERTON : Football League First Division

82_11_29 WHU v. Lincoln City MC3R

LINCOLN CITY : Milk Cup (Third Round Replay)

82_12_04 Aston Villa v. WHU

ASTON VILLA : Football League First Division

82_12_07 Notts County v. WHU MC4 82_12_11 WHU v. Coventry City

COVENTRY CITY : Football League First Division

82_12_18 Notts County v. WHU

NOTTS COUNTY : Milk Cup (Fourth Round)

JOE GALLAGHER makes his Hammers debut against COVENTRY CITY at Upton Park

82_12_21 WHU v. Notts County MC4R 82_12_27 WHU v. Swansea City

NOTTS COUNTY : Milk Cup (Fourth Round Replay)

SWANSEA CITY : Football League First Division

ALAN DICKENS makes his Hammers debut against NOTTS COUNTY at Meadow Lane

82_12_29 Watford v. WHU

WATFORD : Football League First Division

Manager: John Lyall

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

82_08_28 WHU v. Nottingham Forest 82_09_07 WHu v. Ipswich Town 82_09_11 WHU v. Birmingham City 82_09_25 WHU v. Manchester City 82_10_06 Stoke City v. WHU Milk 82_10_09 WHU v. Liverpool 82_10_16 Southampton v. WHU 82_10_26 WHU v. Stoke City Milk Cup 82_11_10 Lincoln City v. WHU Milk Cup 82_11_13 WHU v. Norwich City 82_11_20 Tottenham v. WHU 82_12_11 WHU v. Coventry City 82_10_23 Brighton v. WHU

Striker Sandy Clark was signed from Airdrie to replace the departed David Cross, who had gone to Manchester City. After an opening day defeat against Nottingham Forest the Hammers hit a purple patch with five successive wins, Sandy Clark scoring five goals. Included in the run was a 5–0 home thrashing of Birmingham City and a decent 3–2 win at Arsenal. Stoke City were beaten in the League Cup but the Potters got their revenge days later, winning 5–2 in the league game. Third Division Lincoln City were the next opponents in the League Cup and after a replay they were beaten 2–1 at the Boleyn Ground. The fourth-round League Cup tie saw a thrilling 3–3 draw at Notts County where Van Der Elst scored a hat-trick; back at the Boleyn the Hammers won 3–0 in the replay.

On New Year’s Day 17-year-old Tony Cottee made his debut against Tottenham and scored the first goal in the 3–0 victory. An early exit from the FA Cup was made in the 2–0 defeat at Manchester United. Following on was four defeats, three in the league and a 2–1 loss in the League Cup at Liverpool.

With just one win in February and March the Hammers were plunging down the table. Sandy Clark was sold to Glasgow Rangers and Dave Swindlehurst was bought from Derby County. A revival began when Swindlehurst scored on his home debut in a 2–1 win over Watford. Trevor Brooking had been absent all season with a groin injury and 18-year-old Alan Dickens was drafted into the side and scored twice in the 5–1 victory at Swansea. Three straight wins in April saw hopes of a European place, but 2–0 defeats at both Manchester City and Everton put paid to that. Tony Cottee scored twice at Coventry as the Hammers won 4–2 on the final day of the season to finish in eighth place.

2 August 1982

 

ALAN DICKENS signs professional forms

9 August 1982

 

DAVID CROSS joins Manchester City for £135,000

 

Manchester City got a cut-price bargain when they signed West Ham striker David Cross for £135,000. Cross, 31, a free agent after his contract expired at the end of last season, was valued at £300,000 by West Ham. Hard-up City's best offer for him was £150,000 - but the Football League tribunal decided in Manchester yesterday that they could buy him for £15,000 less. Hammers manager John Lyall said : " We had a fair hearing and have to accept the verdict, but there was certainly a big difference in valuation."

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Kenilworth Road

2 - 0 (Bonds, Goddard)

31 August 1982

Att: 13,403

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Neighbour (Morgan)

31 August 1982

 

TONY COTTEE signs professional forms

Roker Park

0 - 1

4 September 1982

Att: 19,239

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Lampard)

7 September 1982

Att: 21,963

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

7 September 1982

 

BILLY BONDS passes BOBBY MOORE’S appearance record for the club

 

It was "Presentation Night" at Upton Park against Ipswich Town as Billy Bonds set a new club record by making 545th League appearance for the Hammers. Hammers' Chairman Mr. Leonard Cearns, presented the skipper with items of cut-glass as a memento of the occasion, as both teams lined-up to cheer him onto the field.

8 September 1982

 

SEBASTIEN CAROLE (2003-04) Born Pontoise, France

 

21 year-old midfielder who could play on either the right or left side. Joined the Hammers on loan from French club Monaco until the end of the season. Sebastien has impressive technical ability but was unable to break into Monaco’s highly-successful first-team. Carole came up through the French club’s youth system, signing professional forms in 2001making 20 senior appearances for the club scoring five goals. Made his one and only appearance from the substitute bench, coming on late in the game against Crewe Alexandra 17 March 2004 at Upton Park 4-2. Returned to Monaco after his loan period 3 June 2004.

Upton Park

5 - 0 (Clark, Goddard, Martin, Stewart [pen], Van der Elst

11 September 1982

Att: 18,754

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

The Hawthorns

2 - 1 (Clark, Van der Elst)

18 September 1982

Att: 15,204

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Upton Park

4 - 1 (Clark 2, Goddard, Van der Elst)

25 September 1982

Att: 23,833

Parkes

Stewart (Orr)

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Highbury

3 - 2 (Goddard, Martin, Vander Elst)

2 October 1982

Att: 30,487

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst (Orr)

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

MILK CUP

 

After a 22-years' history, the Football League Cup has been superseded by the Milk Cup sponsored by the National Dairy Council. Stoke City are the opposition the Hammers faced in the new competition. However, in general, the format of the tournament follows that of its predecessor, with entry restricted to the 92 members of the Football League. Thus, the First Round ties were played between the 1981-82 members of the Third and Fourth Division, plus eight from Division II in the lower half of last season's table. These ties were played on a two-leg lome-and-away basis, and the Second Round is on the same system. The third, Fourth and Fifth Rounds are single-ties (with replays as necessary), and the Semi-Finals will be decided over two legs as before. The Final will take place at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 26 March.

Victoria Ground

1 - 1 (Stewart [pen])

6 October 1982

Att: 18,079

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Orr

Martin

Devonshire

Neighbour

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

7 October 1982

 

JERMAIN DEFOE (2001-2004) Born this day Becton, London

 

A Football League appeals committee ordered Hammers to pay Charlton Athletic up to £1.65m in compensation for teenage striker Defoe. But that's only if he makes 40 senior outings and wins an England cap. The first installment is £400,000. Defoe made his Hammers bow as a 77th minute substitute against Second Division Walsall at the Bescot Stadium in the Worthington Cup 19th September 2000, scoring the only goal of the game 7 minutes after coming onto the field of play. Manager Harry Redknapp loaned out his young goalscoring machine to AFC Bournemouth to gain more experience, which paid off for the teenager who managed to equal the goalscoring feat of scoring in ten consecutive games. With the sacking of Redknapp at the tail-end of the 2000-01 campaign new manager Glenn Roeder promoted him to the First Team squad for the following season. Defoe finished as top scorer in the 2001-02 season despite being used primary as a substitute as the Hammers finished in seventh place in the Premiership. He scored a further 11 goals in 42 league and cup appearances in the 2002-03 season but was unable to prevent them being relegated. Less than 24 hours after the club had been condemned to the First Division, Defoe made a written request for a transfer. Defoe begain the 2003-04 campagin but a refusal to sign a new contract and disciplinary problems, including three sending offs, led to West Ham accepting an to join London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 2nd February 2004. An initial fee of £6m was agreed, rising to £7m depending on “specific performance criteria”.

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Clarke, Martin, Pike)

9 October 1982

Att: 32,500

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds (Orr)

Martin

Devonshire

Neighbour

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

13 October 1982

ALAN DEVONSHIRE 5th ENGLAND cap

WEST GERMANY International Friendly Wembley Stadium, London 1-2

The Dell

0 - 3

16 October 1982

Att: 19,840

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Goldstone Ground

1 - 3 (Devonshire)

23 October 1982

Att: 20,493

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Upton Park

2 - 1 (Clarke, Goddard)

26 October 1982

Att: 18,270

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike (Neighbour)

Upton Park

3 - 1 (Goddard, Pike, Stewart [pen])

30 October 1982

Att: 31,684

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

4 November 1982

 

NEIL MELLOR (2003-04) Born this day Sheffield, Yorkshire

 

Son of former Manchester City and Norwich City star winger Ian Mellor. Mellor progressed through the ranks at Anfield scoring 20 goals from the reserve team. A big, strong, competitive striker, who was exceptional in the air and worked extremely hard for his team-mates. Described by Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier as a “goal-machine”. The striker joined the Hammers on a year’s loan deal from Liverpool on 7 August 2003 and made his Hammers bow two days later under new manager Glenn Roeder in the opening fixture 3-1 victory against Preston North End at Deepdale. Neil only goals for the Hammers came in the 3–0 win over Crystal Palace at the end of September, but an injury hit spell at Upton Park plus playing under three different managers (Glenn Roeder, Trevor Brooking and Alan Pardew) as well as being forced to play out of position, proved unsettling. Mellor curtailed his loan period at the Boleyn and returned to Anfield in March 2004 where he hit 10 goals in just four games for the reserves. In August 2006 he signed for Preston North End on a three-year contract. Injuries plagued his time at Deepdale and on 2 July 2010 he signed on a year-long loan with Sheffield Wednesday making 33 league appearances and scoring 13 goals. Returning to Preston he scored on the opening day of the 2011-12 season and by December of that season he picked up a knee injury which ultimately ended his playing days, on the 9 May 2012 after a combined total 130 league games and 38 goals at Deepdale he announced his retirement.

Victoria Ground

2 - 5 (Pike, Stewart [pen])

6 November 1982

Att: 17,510

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst (Orr)

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Sincil Bank

1 - 1 (Goddard)

10 November 1982

Att: 13,899

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Orr (Van der Elst)

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Clark)

13 November 1982

Att: 22,463

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

17 November 1982

ALVIN MARTIN 5th ENGLAND cap

GREECE a European Championship Qualifier National Kaftanzogleio Stadium, Thessalonica

West Ham dispatched a Midlands' club for the second week in succession as they emerged from the Hawthorns with all three points in 1982. Seven days earlier Birmingham were played off the park as the Hammers romped to an impressive 5-0 home win. While the visitors didn't reach the heights of that performance, they still did enough to beat the Baggies, with goals from Francois Van der Elst and Alexander Clark doing the damage.

 

Former Hammer John Bond brought his Manchester City side to the Boleyn Ground for a First Division fixture. A rarity occurred early on as Alex Williams saved a Ray Stewart penalty, but West Ham would not be held for long. Sandy Clark opened the scoring on 33 minutes with a tremendous header before doubling his tally moments later. Paul Goddard added a third just after half-time before Bond's son Kevin and Asa Hartford were sent-off for City. The nine men actually managed to score through Phil Boyer, but Francois van der Elst added a fourth to complete a comfortable home win.

7 October 1982

 

GREG CAMPBELL and WARREN DONALD both sign professional contract

West Ham United recorded an excellent win over a strong Liverpool side on this day 31 years ago as they moved up to second place in the table. Alvin Martin opened the scoring after 36 minutes and Geoff Pike doubled the lead three minutes after half-time. Graeme Souness pulled one back with 13 minutes left before Sandy Clark struck with nine minutes left to ensure a brilliant win. The Hammers eventually went onto finish eighth whilst the Reds ended the season as Champions.

West Ham moved up to second in the Division One table after an excellent win over title contenders Manchester United at the Boleyn Ground on this day in 1982. Ray Stewart scored a penalty with Paul Goddard and Geoff Pike each grabbing a goal too in front of 31,684 people. The Hammers couldn't maintain their fine early season form however, eventually finishing eighth whilst the Red Devils finished third in the league.

White Hart Lane

1 - 2 (Van der Elst)

20 November 1982

Att: 41,960

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Neighbour

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Bonds, Stevens [og])

27 November 1982

Att: 21,424

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Devonshire (Morgan)

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

27 November 1982

 

DAVID BELLION (2005-2006) Born this day Sevres, France

 

Signed for Hammers on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United on 17 August 2005. A highly rated French forward, Bellion first arrived in English football with Sunderland in July 2001 having spent a prolific two-year spell with French side Cannes. After two productive years on Wearside, Bellion attracted the attention of Sir Alex Ferguson who paid £2 million to take him to Old Trafford in July 2003. The 22-year-old has shown plenty of promise during his time with Manchester United, but unable to hold down a regular place in the first-team, he was delighted to join Alan Pardew's new generation of Premiership stars at Upton Park. Bellion made his Hammers debut 20 September 2005 as a 65th minute substitute in the 4-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. However his first team opportunities were limited and having made just a handful of appearances for the Hammers he left on 9 January 2006 to sign on loan with French side Nice for the rest of the campaign.

Upton Park

2 - 1 aet (Clark, Stewart)

29 November 1982

Att: 13,686

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Bonds

Martin

Neighbour (Barnes)

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Programme dated 23 November

Villa Park

0 - 1

4 December 1982

Att: 24,658

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Orr

Martin

Brush

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Meadow Lane

3 - 3 (Van der Elst 3)

7 December 1982

Att: 7,525

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Orr

Martin

Devonshire (Brush)

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

The League Cup fourth round saw the Hammers travel to Meadow Lane to play Notts County. After an uneventful first half, the second turned out to be a thriller. Within eight minutes of the restart. County were leading 2-0 and seemingly in control. Then, Belgium international Francois Van Der Elst took over and grabbed a dramatic hat trick which made it 3-2 with five minutes left. In an exciting finish, Hunt equalised for the home side to force a replay at the Boleyn Ground.

Upton Park

0 - 3

11 December 1982

Att: 19,321

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Orr

Gallagher

Devonshire (Morgan)

Van der Elst

Goddard

Brush

Allen

Pike

6 December 1982

 

JOE GALLAGHER signs on a free transfer from WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

15 December 1982

 

ALVIN MARTIN 6th ENGLAND cap

LUXEMBOURG European Championship Qualifier Wembley Stadium, London 9-0

 

FRANCOIS VAN Der ELST 5th BELGIUM cap

SCOTLAND European Cup Qualifier Stade du Heysel, Brussels 3-2 (39 caps)

Parkes

Lampard

Brush

Orr

Gallagher

Dickens

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Upton Park

3 - 0 (Allen, Clark, Stewart [pen])

21 December 1982

Att: 13,140

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Orr

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Upton Park

3 - 2 (Goddard, Stewart [pen], Van der Elst)

27 December 1982

Att: 23,843

Parkes

Stewart

Brush

Orr

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

There was plenty of Christmas cheer at the Boleyn Ground as the Hammers moved into fourth place in the table with an entertaining triumph against Swansea. Once again it was Ray Stewart who made absolutely no mistake from the spot - one of 76 successful penalties during his time with the Hammers. The foreign flair of Francois Van der Elst brought him a goal and there was also one for Paul Goddard in a good home win for West Ham.

Vicarage Road

1 - 2 (Stewart [pen])

29 December 1982

Att: 24,870

Parkes

Stewart

Lampard

Gallagher

Martin

Devonshire

Van der Elst

Goddard

Clark

Allen

Pike

Rule Change:

Goalkeeper law, paragraph 5(a) of Law 12. If when playing as a goalkeeper and within his own penalty-area from the moment the ball came under his control, he takes more than four steps, without releasing the ball into play and, having released it he touches the ball again before it has been touched or played by another player, he shall be penalised by the award of an indirect free-kick.