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Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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1984-85 Friendlies

Our Under-19 squad departed on Thursday evening (May 16) to participate in the Youth Tournament at Deventer, Netherlands; an overnight trip from Sheerness to Vlissingen was followed by a coach journey to the Eastern Netherlands, with the return journey due to commence on the morning (May 20).

 

This is the fifth occasion in successive years that we have been guests of the Deventer club. Whatever the outcome, we can be certain that the welcome to our players and officials was as cordial as on past occasions. The Dutch club's organisers are really nice people to know.

 

 

The players packed their bags after the final First Division game against Liverpool on the 20 May and flew off to Japan to complete in the eighth Kirin Cup tournament held in Tokyo from 26 May to 6 June 1985. The tournament was founded in 1978  and organised by the Kirin Brewery Company.

The Hammers faced stern opposition in the Japan and Uruguay National sides, Santos (Brazil), Malaysia and Japanese champions Yomiuri. The format for the tournament saw each team playing each other in a single group, with the top two placed teams played off in a Final.

Santos defeated West Ham 2-1, Malaysia 8-1, Japan 4-1, Yomiuri 4-0 and drew with Uruguay 1-1 to top the group, with Uruguay in second place. In the Final Santos continued their good form to defeat Uruguay 4-2 with two goals each from Mirandinha and Ze Sergio to win the 1985 Kirin Cup.

 

West Ham United results:

 

May 26 v. Santos (Brazil) in Shimizu City. 1-2 (Goddard)

 

May 28 v. Japanese National Team in Okayama. 2-2 (Potts, Swindlehurst)

 

May 30 v. Malaysia in Tokyo. 9-2 (Swindlehurst 4, Cottee, Martin, Pike, Whitton, [og])

 

June 2 v. Yomiuri  (Japanese  League Champions) in Sapporo. 0-0

 

June 4 v. Uruguay National Team in Nagoya. 1-1 (Swindlehurst)

 

 

 

The match in France against FC Bordeaux was covered by "L'Equipe". It was natural that the reporter should be more interested in the prospects of the French champions, and after the home club's 2-0 victory his article was headed: "Les Girondins sont prets". Freely translated it inferred that the leading French club was ready for another strong challenge, and this was substantiated by their early successes in the 1984-5 season.

 

Mention was made of early near-successes by Paul Goddard (7 mins.) and Tony Cottee (13 mins.), and later comments included that the English were always pleasing to watch, but evidently less advanced in their preparation than their hosts which was understandable as the French season commenced a week before ours.

WOKINGHAM TOWN

84_08_01 Wokingham Town v. WHU

Town Ground

4 - 3 (Campbell 2, Goddard, McPherson)

1 August 1984

Parkes (Vaughan)

Potts

Parris

Hilton

McPherson

Gale

Donald

Goddard

Campbell

Allen

Barnes

 

DAGENHAM

Victoria Road

1 - 0 (Lampard)

2 August 1984

McAlister

Stewart

Lampard

Walford

Martin

Allen (Barnes)

Matthews (Keen)

Cottee

Whitton

Dickens

Pike

84_08_02 Dagenham v. WHU

BRENTFORD

Griffin Park

0 - 1

4 August 1984

McAlister

Stewart

Walford

Allen

Martin

Gale

Dickens

Cottee

Whitton (Hilton)

Goddard

Pike (Donald)

 

 

84_08_04 Brentford v. WHU 84_08_04 Viking Sports v. WHU

VIKING SPORTS

Avenue Park

7 - 0 (Campbell 3, McMenemy 2, Matthews, Skinner)

4 August 1984

Vaughan

Spiers

Parris (Pye)

Keen (Ince)

McPherson

Timson

Potts (McMenemy)

Parr

Campbell (Mayes)

Matthews

Skinner

 

 

 

GIRONDINS BORDEAUX (France)

Bordeaux

0 - 2

8 August 1984

McAlister

Stewart

Walford

Allen

Martin

Gale

Whitton

Cottee (Barnes)

Goddard

Dickens (Donald)

Pike

SLUG Programme

Continental Tour

8th - 14th August 1984

RAINHAM

Deri Park

2 - 0 (Campbell [pen], McPherson)

4 August 1984

Lake

Spiers (Keen)

Parris

McPherson

Bonds

Potts

Orr

Skinner

Parr

Campbell

Matthews (McMenemy)

 

 

 

 

 

SORRY NO IMAGE

84_08_11 Barking v. WHU 84_08_14 Clapton v. WHU Friendly

BARKING

Mayesbrook Park

2 - 0 (Dolan, McMenemy)

11 August 1984

Lake

Spiers

Parris

Bonds (Timson)

McPherson

Orr

Parr

Skinner

Keen

Dolan

McMenemy (Ince)

84_08_14 Werder Bremen v. WHU Friendly 85_08_12 Blau-Weiss Lohne v. WHU Friendly

BLAU-WEISS LOHNE (West Germany)

On the following Tuesday we had much stronger opposition - Werder Bremen of the Bundesliga. There was an enforced change in our line-up due to an injury sustained by Paul Allen. Three goals were scored before the interval; Steve Whitton netted ours, but the Germans got the other two. The second half was pretty even, but we had little luck - hitting the woodwork a couple of times. However, it was a reasonable performance by the Hammers, and again an opportunity for experiment against an unknown quantity.

Stadion Zeitung

4 - 0 (Cottee 2, Goddard, Whitton)

12 August 1984

McAlister

Stewart

Walford

Allen

Martin

Gale

Whitton (Campbell)

Cottee (Barnes)

Goddard

Dickens (Hilton)

Pike

SV WERDER BREMEN (West Germany)

Weser Stadion

1 - 2 (Whitton)

14 August 1984

McAlister

Stewart

Walford

Hilton

Martin

Gale

Whitton

Cottee (Barnes)

Goddard

Dickens

Pike

 

CLAPTON : Lee Rackett Memorial Trophy

Old Spotted Dog Ground

3 - 3 (Orr 2, McMenemy)  lost 6-7 on pens

14 August 1984

Lake

Parr

Spiers

Keen

McPherson

Timson

Skinner (Mayes)

Orr

McMenemy

Dolan

Ince

TILBURY

Tilbury

2 - 1 (Campbell, Dolan)

16 August 1984

Vaughan

Spiers

Lampard (Attwood)

Donald

McPherson

Potts

Keen

Orr (Mayes)

McMenemy (Dolan)

Campbell

Parr

SORRY NO IMAGE

BURY

Gigg Lane

3 - 1 (Goddard 2, Hilton)

17 August 1984

Parkes (McAlister)

Stewart

Walford

Hilton

Martin

Gale

Whitton

Cottee (Swindlehurst)

Goddard

Dickens

Pike

84_08_17 Bury v. WHU 84_08_20 Southend United v. WHU

SOUTHEND UNITED

Roots Hall

6 - 0 (Whitton 2, Goddard 2, Cottee, Swindlehurst)

20 August 1984

McAlister

Stewart

Walford

Hilton (Allen)

Martin

Gale

Whitton

Cottee

Goddard (Swindlehurst)

Dickens

Pike

 

EAST HAM UNITED

Manorway Ground

3 - 1

21 August 1984

84_08_21 East Ham United v. WHU Friendly 85_01_26 Crystal Palace v. WHU

CRYSTAL PALACE

Selhurst Park

2 - 1 (Dickens, Cottee)

26 January 1985

SLUG Programme

17th Deventria Youth Tournament : Netherlands

17 - 19 May 1985

ODENDE BK (Denmark)

17 May 1985

3 - 0 (Campbell, Keen, Donald)

V.V. RODA (Netherlands) 

17 May 1985

1 - 0 (Keen [pen])

DAVENTRIA (Netherlands)

17 May 1985

2 - 1 (Keen, og)

SC HEERENVEEN (Netherlands)

18 May 1985

3 - 0 (Keen, Ince, Parr)

UNIVERSIDAD DEPORTIRO (Chile)

18 May 1985

1 - 0 (Donald)

STUTTGART (West Germany) Final

19 May 1985

1 - 1 (Spiers) Lost 4 - 5 penalties

SLUG Programme

Kirin Emperor's Cup : Japan

26 May - 6 June 1985

85 Kirin Cup - Japan 01 85 Kirin Cup - Japan 03 85 Kirin Cup - Japan 04

McAlister

Orr

Brush

Allen (Donald)

Martin (Potts)

Walford

Barnes

Goddard

Cottee

Dickens

Pike

Faced with the prospect of three successive Saturdays without a first team competitive match, we were able to arrange at somewhat short notice a friendly v Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last Saturday after the Glaziers had been somewhat surprisingly dismissed from the FA Cup by Millwall.

Both clubs fielded Xls of senior squad strength; so overall it was a worthwhile enterprise despite the sparse attendance. Alan Dickens opened the scoring after Bobby Barnes created the opening; then the homesters levelled the count before Tony Cottee made it 2-1 after being put in the clear by Paul Goddard. That ended the goals, although the second half could have produced additions had some good opportunities at both ends been accepted.

Unfortunately we sustained a couple more casualties. Alvin Martin had nose damage which necessitated him being replaced after half-an-hour's play by Steven Potts; then Paul Allen alsodid not come out for the second half, Warren Donald being the substitute.

85_01_26 Crystal Palace v. WHU Ticket

The Hammers' fifth visit to Deventer, Holland was a nearly-complete success. The team reached the Final for the fourth time in four years (having previously been twice winners) and would have completed a hat-trick of victories but for a penalty-kick play-off.

 

The five preliminary matches were in the harder of the two Groups; only one goal was conceded, the results being: Odense (Denmark) 3-0; V.V. Roda (Holland) 1-0; Daventria (Holland) 2-1; S.C. Heerenveen (Holland) 3-0; Universidad Deportivo (Chile) 1-0. Coincidentally, the half-time score in each game was one-nil in favour of the Hammers.

 

The meeting with the South American team was considered to be the virtual final, the Chileans having won all four of their games with a goal count of 7-1. Although the margin was confined to 1-0, the London side rarely appeared likely to sustain their first defeat.

 

Warren Donald scored an opportunist goal for that win against the professional students' team, to follow one in the opening fixture. Kevin Keen netted in the first half of the opening quartet of matches; the remainder were made up of one each from Greg Cambell, Paul Ince, Andy Parr and an own goal. A series of injuries left the Hammers with three players out of action in the concluding stages — Dean Crumpton and Robert Mayes were definitely out, and Eamonn Dolan had not fully recovered from a late-season incapacity.

 

Six 25-minutes each way matches in two days was a strenous schedule for a 16-player squad; seven played in every match (including substitionsl; Barry Attwood, skipper Andy Parr. Alan Spiers, Campbell, Keen, Paul McMenemy and Potts. Second-string goalkeeper Lee Bracey took over from Trevor Lake in one game. Mark Pye came on as a sub on four occasions and also played in the play-off, and David Walker had a successful conclusion after missing the two opening ties.

 

The final against Stuttgart of West Germany was a test of stamina for both Xl's. Another first-halt goal (by Spiers) set up the English side for a likely victory, but the Germans equalised from virtually their only chance of the 50 minutes. Then they held out to earn extra-time of 20 minutes, followed by a penalty shoot-out with the scores at one-all.

 

The German 'keeper saved Hammers' fourth attempt of their five, and successfully hit the net everytime to win 5-4 on spot-kicks. Apart from that, the honours were definitely in the Londoners' favour.

 

Team-manager Tony Carr, assistants Stan Burke and Jimmy Frith, plus physio Dave Gladstone all contributed to a very good performance.

 

Lake T., Spiers, Crumpton, Parr, Attwood, Potts, Keen, Donald, Campbell (McMenemy), Ince, Lake R. (Pye)

 

Lake T., Spiers, Crumpton, Parr (Pye), Attwood, Potts, Keen, Donald, Campbell, Ince (McMenemy), Lake R.

 

 

Bracey, Spiers, Crumpton, Parr, Attwood, Potts, Keen, Donald (Pye), McMenemy, Walker, Lake R. (Campbell)

Lake T., Spiers, Crumpton (Dolan), Parr, Attwood, Potts, Keen, McMenemy, Campbell (Walker), Ince, Lake R.

 

Lake T., Spiers, Walker, Parr, Attwood, Potts, Keen, Donald, Campbell (McMenemy), Ince, Lake R. (Pye)

Lake T., Walker, Spiers, Parr, Attwood, Potts, Keen, Donald, Campbell, Ince, Pye (McMenemy)

SANTOS (Brazil)

Shimizu City

26 May 1985

1 - 2 (Goddard)

JAPAN National Team (Japan)

Okayama

28 May 1985

2 - 2 (Potts, Swindlehurst)

MALAYSIAN National Team (Malaysia)

Tokyo

30 May 1985

9 - 2 (Swindlehurst 4, Cottee, Martin, Pike, Whitton, og)

YOMIURI (Japanese Champions)

Sapporo

2 June 1985

0 - 0

URUGUAY National Team (Uruguay)

Nagoya

4 June 1985

1 - 1 (Swindlehurst)

84_08_20 Southend United v. WHU Ticket

Parkes, Potts, Stewart, Gale, Martin, Orr, Barnes, Goddard, Cottee, Parris, Pike

Playing subs: Pike, Swindlehurst

Parkes, Potts, Stewart, Gale, Martin, Orr, Whitton, Goddard, Swindlehurst, Parris, Pike

Playing sub: Cottee

Season 1984-85 1983-84 Friendlies 1985-86 Friendlies

Our pre-season friendly engagements took us to various parts of England, plus visits to France and West Germany during the month of August.

On the opening day of the month we played the Town side at Wokingham. Goalkeeper Phil Parkes played in the first half of the game, but subsequently missed several remaining games due to injury. After sharing four first half goals we ended as 4-3 winners, our scorers being Greg Campbell (2), Paul Goddard and Keith McPherson.

On the following evening we made the short trip down the District Line to Dagenham, where we were entertained by the local club which is now competing in the Gola League (formerly the Alliance Premier League). There were many Hammers' fans among the near 1,500 attendance, as a result of which the Special Fund for the Orthopaedic Fund at Oldchurch Hospital gratefully benefited. The Daggers expressed their thanks for us fielding an XI which contained ten with League experience; the homesters defended valiantly, but went under by 0-1 when Frank Lampard scored from 30 yards with ten minutes remaining on the clock.

Two days later we met Brentford at Griffin Park. We could well have been three up at half-time, but missed some good chances. A misplaced back-pass gave Keith Cassells the opportunity to score for the Bees and it sufficed to bring them victory.

On the same afternoon we played at Greenford, Middlesex against Viking Sports of the Hellenic League. The Hammers notched an easy win by seven clear goals. Greg Campbell netted a hat-trick; Paul McMenemy went on at half-time and scored twice; David Matthews and Keith McPherson got one apiece.

From those players who did not make the cross-Channel journey we selected an XI to play "down the A13" at Deri Park, Rainham in Essex. After a goalless first half we gained a two-nil advantage before the end; Greg Campbell convened a penalty and Keith McPherson scored the other goal.

On Saturday 11 August we fielded a team against Isthmian Leaguers Barking at Mayesbrook Park. Billy Bonds was a casualty after half-an-hour's play, when he broke his nose during a goalmouth melee following a corner-kick; we hope he will be fit for today's matches. Eamonn Dolan scored in the tenth minute, and five minutes later Paul McMenemy made it 2-0; that ended the scoring.

Our seniors travelled to West Germany that weekend, and on Sunday 12 August played an amateur side at Lohne. We won easily by 4-0, the scorers being Tony Cottee (2), Paul Goddard and Steve Whitton. The weather conditions were extremely hot.

We met local rivals Clapton of the Isthmian League at the Spotted Dog Ground. This was for the Lee Racket! Memorial Trophy, and as the game ended in a three-all draw a penalty-kick decider was necessary. The Tons won that by 7-6. In the preceding 90 minutes Paul McMenemy and Neil Orr put us two up by half-time. The homesters drew level, and again equalised after Orr had scored his second.

 

A team of mainly reserve strength played against Isthmian Leaguers Tilbury at their ground on August 16. After a goalless first half the homesters went into a one-goal lead, but we replied through Greg Campbell and Eamonn Dolan (a second-half substitute) to win by 2-1.

Our seniors travelled north to Gigg Lane, Bury on Friday 17 August. The fixture against the Shakers was arranged as part of the deal when we signed Paul Hilton from the Lancashire club last season. An interesting duel ended in our winning by 3-1; Paul celebrated his re-appearance at his former club by scoring one for us - Paul Goddard netted the other two.

 

84-08_14 Werder Bremen v. WHU

Parkes, Stewart, Potts, Gale, Martin, Orr, Whitton, Goddard (Cottee), Swindlehurst, Keen (Barnes), Pike

Parkes, Potts, Stewart, Gale, Martin, Orr, Whitton, Goddard (Cottee), Swindlehurst, Donald (Parris), Pike