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1987-88 Friendlies

86_07_28 Servette v. WHU

SERVETTE (Switzerland)

87_07_16 FC Haka v. WHU 87_07_18 GBK v. WHU 87_07_18 GBK v. WHU 36 page 87_07_18 GBK v. WHU 36 page inside

VALKEAKOSKI HAKA (Finland)

Tehtaan Kentta

0 - 0

16 July 1987

GBK KOKKOLA (Finland) Kokkola Cup

Common 4 page Blue issue:

The Central Ground

2 - 0 (Cottee, Stewart [pen])

18 July 1987

The much rarer 36 page Coloured issue

HOUNSLOW TOWN

87_07_21 Saffron Walden v. WHU

Denbigh Road

3 - 3 (Brady, King, Slater)

18 July 1987

SORRY NO IMAGE

SAFFRON WALDEN

Catons Lane

4 - 1 (Dolan 2, Livett 2)

21 July 1987

SLUG Programme

Zeeuwsch Vlaanderen Tournament : Netherlands

22 - 23 July 1987

87_07_22 Zeeuwsch Vlaanderen Tournament

SPARTA PRAGUE (Czechoslovakia)

PSV EINDHOVEN (Netherlands)

87_07_23 East Ham United v. WHU 87_07_25 Faversham Town v. WHU

EAST HAM UNITED

Savage Gardens

9 - 1 (Slater 3, Harwood 2, Strain 2, Dolan, Potts)

23 July 1987

FAVERSHAM TOWN

Salter's Lane

3 - 1 (Dolan, Rose, Slater)

25 July 1987

LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY

Parc de Sports

1 - 3 (Cottee)

28 July 1987

Att: 4,500

Baldock Road

4 - 4 (Dolan, Hilton, Slater, Strain)

29 July 1987

87_07_29 Letchworth Garden City v. WHU 87_07_30 Thanet United v. WHU

THANET UNITED

Hartsdown Park

6 - 1 (Dolan 3, Harwood, Hilton, Slater)

30 July 1987

LEYTON ORIENT : Kevin Godfrey Testimonial

Brisbane Road

2 - 1 (McAvennie)

1 August 1987

Att: 2,155

87_08_01 Leyton Orient v. WHU Godfrey 87_08_01 Chatteris Town v. WHU

CHATTERIS TOWN

West Street

3 - 4 (Slater 2, Strain)

1 August 1987

ROYSTON TOWN

Garden Walk

7 - 0 (Livett 2, Dolan, Hilton, Ince, Strain)

4 August 1987

87_08_04 Royston Town v. WHU 87_08_07 Plymouth Argyle v. WHU Hodges Test

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE : Kevin Hodges Testimonial

Home Park

3 - 3 (McAvennie 2, Orr)

7 August 1987

TERRY VENABLES XI : Eddie Chapman Testimonial

Upton Park

4 - 3 (Cotte 2, McAvennie 2)

9 August 1987

87_08_09 WHU v. International XI Chapman 87_08_11 Hertford Town v. WHU

HERTFORD TOWN

Hertingfordbury Park

5 - 1 (Ince 3, Dolan, Hilton)

11 August 1987

MARLOW

Oak Tree Road

7 - 1 (Dolan 5, Slater 2)

18 August 1987

87_08_18 Marlow v. WHU 87_10_20 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU Galvin 88_05_10 WHU v. Dinamo Zagreb Pike Test

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Tony Galvin Testimonial

White Hart Lane

2 - 2 (Brazil, Dolan)

20 October 1987

Att: 7,500

DINAMO ZAGREB (Yugoslavia) : Geoff Pike Testimonial

Upton Park

1 - 4 (Goddard)

10 May 1988

Parkes

Potts

Strain

Hilton

Walford

Keen

Bonds

Ince

Livett

Dolan

Slater

 

McAlister

Stewart (Potts)

McQueen (Ince)

Walford

Martin

Devonshire (Keen)

Ward

McAvennie

Parris

Cottee

Robson

McAlister

Stewart

McQueen

Walford (Potts)

Martin

Dickens

Ward

McAvennie

Parris

Cottee

Robson

Bracey

Bond

Strain

Livett

Orr

O'Brien

Rose

Brady

King

Slater

Harwood

 

Reeves

Potts

Strain

Bonds

Orr

Rose

Livett

Kelly

Dolan

Slater

Harwood

 

McAlister, Stewart, Parris (McQueen), Walford (Strodder), Martin, Devonshire (Brady), Ward, McAvennie, Dickens, Cottee, Robson

 

 

BVV Stadium

0 - 4

22 July 1987

Att: 1,500

McAlister, Stewart, Parris, Strodder (Walford), Martin, Devonshire (Keen), Ward, McAvennie, Dickens, Cottee, Brady

BVV Stadium

0 - 4

23 July 1987

Att: 4,500

Reeves

Potts

Strain

Bonds

Orr

King

Ince

Livett

Dolan

Slater

Harwood

 

Playing subs: O'Brien, Pearson, Kelly

 

Bracey

Potts

Strain

Bonds

Orr

Rose

Kelly P.

Dolan

Slater

Livett

Harwood

 

McAlister

Stewart

Parris (McQueen)

Strodder

Martin (Potts)

Brady

Ward

McAvennie

Dickens (Ince)

Cottee

Robson

Reeves

Walford

Strain

Hilton

Orr Rose

Livett

Keen

Dolan

Slater

Harwood

 

Bracey

Potts

Strain

Hilton

Orr

Rose

Bonds

Livett

Harwood

Dolan

Slater

 

Playing sub: Kelly

 

McAlister

Stewart

Parris (McQueen)

Strodder

Walford

Brady

Ward

McAvennie

Dickens (Ince)

Cottee

Robson

 

 

Reeves

Potts

Strain

Bonds

Hilton

Keen

Rose

Livett

Dolan

Kelly

Slater

 

Playing sub: King

Sorry No Line-up

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McAlister

Potts

McQueen

Strodder

Martin

Orr

Devonshire

McAvennie

Dickens

Robson

Ward

 

Playing sub: Parris

 

McAlister (Parkes)

Stewart

McQueen

Orr

Strodder

Devonshire

Ward

McAvennie

Parris

Cottee

Robson

Parkes

Potts

Bonds

Hilton

Strain

Ince

Livett

Parris

Keen

Dolan

Slater

McAlister (Parkes)

Stewart (Strain)

Parris

Strodder

Hilton

Brady (Livett)

Keen

Dickens (Slater)

Ince (Manuel)

Cottee (Dolan)

Brazil

 

McAlister (Parkes)

Potts

Dicks

Pike

Hilton

Gale

Ward

Parris

Dickens

Cottee

Robson

 

Playing subs:

Lampard, Ince, Strodder, Goddard, Cross, Keen

 

87_07_21 Saffron Walden v. WHU Vn2

Image courtesy of Nigel Turner

Two cover versions exist for this game

Hammers returned from a pre-scason tournament in Holland with two 4-0 hidings behind them — but John Lyall saw no reason to be despondent. The defeats came at the hands of crack European outfits PSV Eindhoven of Holland and top Czechs Sparta Prague. First of the two matches was against eventual winners of the competition, Sparta, who went into the interval with a slender one goal advantage. But West Ham found the going difficult in the second half despite the addition of Irish ace Liam Brady, who replaced Alan Devonshire soon after the break. It was a similar story the following day when Hammers met the Dutch club who also held a 1-0 lead with 45 minutes gone, But Lyall's men had found themselves at an extra disadvantage after just 25 minutes when Devonshire limped off the field with a twisted hamstring. Said the Upton Park supremo: "We knew it would be a tournament which would stretch us to our limits. Sparta had eight or nine current internationals in their squad and Eindhoven had 11. "It's important the lads are stretched so much in pre-season matches so they know the task ahead of them when the season begins. "I'd prefer us to play teams like Sparta and PSV in preseason than win four or five games 3-1." Hammers were forced to travel to Europe without goalkeeper Phil Parkes and defender Tony Gale who were both recovering from injury. Parkes had still not recovered from the elbow infection which kept him out of the final nine games of last season while Gale was sidelined with an achilles tendon problem. Young 'keeper Lee Bracey was included in the squad as cover for Tom McAlister.

The Hammers were pleased to accede to the request of near-neighbours Leyton Orient to provide the opposition at Kevin Godfrey's Testimonial match on August 1. Kevin has given ten years of very loyal service to the O's, and deserved an attendance of more than the 2,155 which turned out on a fine Saturday afternoon. Perhaps the counter-attraction of the F.A. Charity Shield match and other events on TV was partially responsible.

With a fortnight to go before the opening League games it was apparent that neither XI was at peak-fitness, but there were some good moves and overall it was reasonably entertaining.

The O's netted on the stroke of half-time to take an interval lead, and for the opening quarter-hour of the second half threatened to add to that margin. However, we struck back to score twice in the space of four minutes; both goals were netted by Frank McAvennie (69, 73 mins.), the second from a great through pass by Liam Brady after a move that began in our own penalty-area. The 2-1 margin remained in our favour at the final whistle.

 

The second half appearance of Trevor Brooking playing against his old team mates adequately compensated for the non-appearance of Gary Linekar and Pele. The International XI took the lead after seven minutes when Brighton's Steve Penney provided Wimbledon's John Fashanu with an easy tap-in. A minute later Hammers were back on level terms when Tony Cottee hammered home following a vintage Alan Devonshire run.

Mark Ward nearly added a second six minutes later when he rapped the bar with a blistering shot, but it was England skipper Bryan Robson who split the sides at half-time with a header which was a carbon copy of his effort 24 hours earlier against the World XI at Wembley.

Billy Bonds replaced QPR's Terry Fcnwick to team up with Liam Brady for the second half and on the hour Trevor Brooking and Kevin Keen also found themselves playing against their club mates having replaced Ray Houghton and Paul McGrath.

Bryan Robson kept up his ritual of not completing matches at Upton Park as he left the pitch to be replaced by younger brother Mark. Two goals by the hard working Frank McAvennie made it 3-2 to the Hammers before Brady pulled one back for the International XI with a superb curler which left Phil Parkes totally flat-footed.

Brady and Brooking were by this time running the show to the joy of the 11,976 crowd and Brooking's every move was applauded as the maestro showed that despite his advancing years, he still retains a full catologue of deft flicks, deceiving body swerves and enchanting passes.

Just as the game looked set for a 3-3 draw. Cottee popped up to make it 4-3 to the Hammers to seal a fine afternoon for the long-serving Eddie Chapman.

International XI:

Beasant, Fenwick (Bonds), Donaghy, McClelland, McGrath (Keen), Houghton, (Brooking), Robson B (Robson M.), Brady, Fashanu, Blissett (Slater), Penney

 

87_08_09 WHU v. International XI Chapman TS

Hammers came back from a two-goal interval deficit to earn a draw in the White Hart Lane testimonial for former Spurs striker Tony Galvin.

It looked like being yet another unhappy visit to Spurs' ground for West Ham when ex-Hammer Paul Allen and Steve Archibald, "guesting" from Barcelona for his old club, put the home side two up.

But in a second half in heavy rain, Hammers got back on terms with goals from their own "guest" Alan Brazil and Eamonn Dolan, who subbed for Tony Cottee during the second period. Hammers also used Spurs' Billy Manuel as a second-half sub.

The Reserves rounded off their nine match programme in impressive style with a 5-1 victory at Hertford. Paul Ince netted a hat-trick in this game and played very well. He opened the scoring then Hertford replied with an equaliser direct from a corner.

But we regained the lead, once more through Ince, by the interval. After the break Paul Hilton made it 3-1 to the Hammers with a forceful header before Ince completed his hat-trick. Eamonn Dolan wrapped up the scoreline when he met a chip from Steve Potts to head home.

 

 

The pre-season routine for our senior squad included five matches on the Continent. They flew to Helsinki on 15 July and then by road to Tampere for the opening fixture against the Finnish League champions Haka on the following day.

A variety of reasons precluded Liam Brady, Tony Gale, Paul Hilton, Neil Orr, Phil Parkes and Gary Strodder being in the Hammers' group, but enabled us to give some younger pros further experience of foreign conditions.

A goalless draw was a satisfactory pipe-opener, as the home team had the advantage of being in full-training.

 

A lengthy coach journey on the following day to Kokkola (some 300 miles north of Helsinki as the crow flies) was followed by the second game on July 18. This was against the GBK club, who provided opposition of an enthusiastic but less skilful nature. A penalty conversion by Ray Stewart and an excellent goal by Tony Cottee put the Hammers two ahead at the interval. We also hit the woodwork three or four times, which enabled the homesters to keep the final count at two-nil.

 

On the following day (Sunday) came a flight home via Helsinki, and a one-day preparation for departure to Holland on Tuesday 21 July.

After a week-end at home, the squad departed on Monday 27 July for Switzerland to play against F.C. Servette at the Pare des Sports in Geneva.

This was the second time we have met, as the Swiss club played in a floodlight friendly at Upton Parkin April 1954. The Hammers were the winners that night by 5-1. On this occasion it was the Swiss club who made most of the running. They went two up before half-time, and although conceding a goal in the 70th minute replied with another counter to end as 3-1 winners; Tony Cottee was our scorer. Alvin Martin went off after sustaining an injury during the first quarter-hour, and we made a couple of late substitutions to enable Paul Ince and Tommy McQueen a brief run-out.

The 4,500 fans enjoyed the game which provided them with a change from the current Swiss League schedule.

We made a lengthy journey to Home Park, Plymouth on Friday 7 August for the seventh match of our pre-season preparation.

This was one of the better games, particularly as our three goals were all good ones. Frank McAvennie got a couple and Neil Orr's came from a tremendous volley from outside the box. We took a first half lead, but Argyle equalised before the interval. The Hammers made it 3-1 and were set for victory, but the homesters put in a late rally and drew level again to force a 3-3 draw.

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