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Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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HEWETT SCHOOL (USA)

 

 

STING IL (USA)

 

 

KOSICE FC (Slovakia)

 

 

EC VITOIRA (Brazil)

 

1997-98 Friendlies

CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Simon Webster Testimonial

West Ham wrapped up their pre-season campaign with a 1-1 draw against the Addicts in Simon Webster’s benefit match. Simon’s career was cut short at the beginning of last season after a vain battle against injury throughout most of his Hammers career. He had made nearly 200 appearances for Charlton before his move south of the river to Upton Park in July 1994. However, an innocuous challenge with Julian Dicks in pre-season training resulted in the former Spurs, Huddersfield and Sheffield United defender suffering a broken leg.

Two years of rehabilitation looked to have proved worthwhile ehen Simon made a comeback at the end of the 1995-96 season, making five substitute appearances, but a further setback forced him to retire in the summer of 1996 at the age of 32.

A crowd of over 9,000 were at The Valley to pay tribute to Simon, who appeared for the final 10 minutes of a closely-fought contest. Clive Mendonca opened the scoring for Charlton early on, but the scores were level before the end of the first half, when man of the match Manny Omoyinmi, hit West Ham’s reply following a mazy run. The Hammers also included Norwegian Under-21 defender Steinar Nilsen as  a trialist and immediately made his mark with robust challenges that forced former Hammer Mattie Holmes and scorer Clive Mendonca out of the game.

Eighteen players and four officials travelled to Minnesota in the USA arriving on Saturday 12th July to represent West Ham United in the prestigious under-19 America Cup competition.

The tournament, with age groups from under-11 tounder-19, is America's biggest soccer event, attracting over 800 teams to its different categories which included several ladies' sections. Sponsored by Umbra, the tournament was officially opened on Sunday 13th July by the legendary Brazilian World Cup star Pele who attended a special welcoming invitation dinner that evening. Amongst the invited officials were the Hammers representatives Peter Storrie, our Managing Director; Tony Carr, Youth Manager; his assistant Peter Brabrook and Josh Collins, the squad's physiotherapist.

The Hammers players included: Neil Finn, Alex O'Reilly, Jason Moore, Joe Keith, Anthony Henry, Chris Coyne, David Partridge, Andrew Wells, Lee Boylan, Craig Etnerington, Lee Hodges, Grant McCann, Manny Omoyinmi, Danny Bartley, Danny Fernley, Gary Alexander, Ryan Briggs and Robert Miller.

 

As one of the four seeded teams we, along with EC Vitoria (Brazil), FC Kocice (Slovakia) and the Canadian Select XI, were guaranteed to reach the semi-final stages of the tourney but each of the seeded sides still had to play each other in the opening group matches and we recorded some fine wins. In the semi-final against FC Kocice we controlled the proceedings but were unable to kill off the opposition. The tie was therefore decided on a sudden death basis and a fifth minute goal from Danny Bartley put our youngsters into the final.

During the competition our headquarters had been the University of Minnesota campus where its tranquillity had been shattered one night with a 3am tornado warning which resulted in our party spending the rest of the night in a storm basement. The night before the final the peace and quiet, as well as the sleep of everyone, was further disturbed by a 4am fire alarm which meant our whole group spending another hour in the car park before the all-clearcould be given. Ourtask against the South Americans from Sao Paulo was expected to be a tough one as they had shown the variety of their brilliant skills in winning all their previous games without conceding a goal in their progressto the final and was then made no easier by the absence of the injured Lee Hodges and Manny Omoyinmi. Despite a valiant performance the Brazilians eased home by two clear goals. Nevertheless Tony Carr's after match comments summed up the usefulness and benefits obtained from the tiring yet rewarding trip when he said: "It was a great experience for our youngsters particularly against such outstanding players as the Brazilians and we can be proud of the way they played and conducted themselves both on off the field."

SLUG Programme

USA Youth Tournament

13 - 19 July 1997

20 July 1997

5 - 0

21 July 1997

4 - 0

21 July 1997

1 - 0

22 July 1997

0 - 2

97_07_13 Dallas Cup

PURFLEET

97_07_15 Purfleet v. WHU

Ship Lane

4 - 0 (Lampard 2, Hartson, Kitson)

15 July 1997

97_07_16 Maidenhead United v. WHU Friendly 97_07_19 Clyde v. WHU

MAIDENHEAD UNITED

York Road

3 - 1 (Lazaridis 2, Oparaku)

16 July 1997

CLYDE (Scotland)

Broadwood Stadium

2 - 0 (Hughes, Hartson)

19 July 1997

Milk Cup Finalists

SLUG Programme

Milk Cup - Northern Ireland

(21st - 25th July 1997)

97_07_21 Milk Cup

DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC (Scotland)

East End Park

2 - 2 (Hughes, Hartson)

23 July 1997

97_07_23 Dunfermline Athletic v. WHU

BILLERICAY TOWN

New Lodge

2 - 3 (Wells, Bartley)

24 July 1997

97_07_24 Billericay Town v. WHU 97_07_23 Dunfermline Athletic v. WHU TS

ST JOHNSTONE (Scotland)

McDiamid Park

1 - 0 (Hartson)

25 July 1997

97_07_25 St Johnstone v.WHU 97_07_25 St Johnstone v.WHU TS

CHELMSFORD CITY

The Stadium New Writtle Street

1 - 0

28 July 1997

97_07_28 Chelmsford City v. WHU 97_07_30 Brondby IF v. WHU

BRONDBY IF (Denmark)

Opvisningskamp

1 - 2 (Pedersen)

30 July 1997

ASHFORD TOWN

Homelands Stadium

? - ?

31 July 1997

97_07_31 Ashford Town v. WHU 97_08_02 WHU v. QPR Potts Test

QUEENS PARK RANGERS : Steve Potts Testimonial

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Bishop, Lomas)

2 August 1997

97_08_04 Charlton Athletic v. WHU Webster Test

The Valley

1 - 1 (Omoyinmi)

4 August 1997

DORCHESTER TOWN

The Avenue Stadium

? - ?

1 September 1997

97_09_01 Dorchester Town v. WHU 97_10_08 AFC Bournemouth v. WHU Friendly

AFC BOURNEMOUTH

Dean Court

1 - 1 (Berkovic)

8 October 1997

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE : Steve Conner Testimonial

Victoria Road

2 - 0 (Tentoni, Abou)

12 November 1997

97_11_12 Dagenham v. WHU Conner Test 97_11_12 Dagenham v. WHU Conner Team sheet

IPSWICH TOWN : Simon Milton Testimonial

Portman Road

2 - 2 (Hudson, Garcia)

7 April 1998

98_04_07 Ipswich Town v. WHU Milton Test SLUG Programme

Torneo di Calcio - Memorial Claudio Sassi : Italy

10 - 13 April 1998

98_04_13 Italy Tournament 03 98_04_13 Italy Tournament 01

BOLOGNA (Italy)

 

 

 

 

SERVETTE (Switzerland)

 

 

 

 

SPILAMBERT (Italy)

 

12 April 1998

9 - 0 (Brayley 3, Byrne 2, Cooper, Birch, Clark, Garcia)

 

10 April 1998

3 - 1 (Cole 2, Byrne)

11 April 1998

3 - 1 (Byrne, Garcia 2)

 

12 April 1998

1 - 0 (Briggs)

Richards, Cooper, Birch, Forbe, Uddin, Taylor, Hudson, Cole, Byrne, Carrick, Garcia

Richards, Cooper, Birch, Forbe, Uddin, Howell, Briggs, Cole, Byrne, Carrick, Garcia

Richards, Cooper, Birch, Briggs, Taylor, Howell, Hudson, Clark, Byrne, Carrick, Brayley

Playing sub: Garcia

Richards, Cooper, Birch, Forbes, Uddin, Taylor, Briggs, Cole, Byrne, Carrick, Garcia

98_05_17 WHU Academy v. West Austalia

WEST AUSTRALIA : Qantas Challenge

98_05_17 WHU Academy v. West Austalia 02

Dorrien Gardens, Perth

4 - 2 (Garcia, Lazaridis, McDarby, Morgan)

17 May 1998

SLUG Programme

Other Matches Played at the Boleyn Ground

97_10_30 England v. Holland

ENGLAND v. NETHERLANDS :

Women's International World Cup Qualifier

Upton Park

1 - 0

30 October 1997

Boumniji

Williamson

Philson

Potts

Ferdinand

Terrier

Berkovic

Lomas

Hartson

Dowie

Hughes

 

Playing subs:

Rowland, Rieper, Lampard, Kitson

West Ham United fielded both an Under-14 and Under-16 teams in the competition

 

Under-14 team beat Middlesborough in the final

Miklosko (Forrest)

Potts

Hughes

Rieper

Ferdinand

Tore Pedersen (trialist)

Lampard

Lomas

Dowie

Berkovic

Williamson

 

Playing subs:

Terrier, Lazaridis, Rowland

Skjedestad

Rowland

Iroha

Potts

Bakke

Bishop

Dowie

Abou

Tentoni

Mean

Skjeldesind

Miklosko (Forrest)

Potts

Hughes

Coyne

Rieper

Rowland

Ferdinand

Bishop

Williamson

Berkovic

Dowie

 

Playing subs:

Forrest, Terrier,

Lazaridis, Lomas,

Lampard

Forrest (Miklosko)

Lazardis

Hughes (Rowland)

Steinar Nilsen (trialist)

Coyne

Terrier

Lomas (Bishop)

Lampard

Hartson

Williamson

Omoyinmi

Sealey

Impey

Rowland

Coyne

Partridge

Bishop

Omoyinmi

Hartson

Devine (trialist)

Moore

Hodges

 

Playing subs:

Angus, Newton, Keith

Forrest

Impey

Mean

Potts

Pearce

Lomas

Berkovic

Lampard

Hartson

Abou

Berthe

 

Playing subs:

Sinclair, McCann, Hodges, Henry, Garcia, Hudson, Omoyinmi, Moncur

13 April 1998

2 - 1 (Cooper, Byrne)

Boumijel

Williamson

Philson

Potts

Ferdinand

Terrier

Lampard

Berkovic

Kitson

Hartson

Moncur

 

Playing subs: ??

Forrest

Lazaridis

Hughes

Lomas

Ferdinand

Terrier

Lampard

Moncur

Kitson

Dowie

Williamson

 

Playing subs: ??

Weaver

McFarlane

Terrier

Beiersdorfer (Philson)

Ferdinand

Nava (Potts)

Lomas (Rowland)

Bishop (Garcia)

Kitson (Carrick)

Hartson (Dowie)

Lampard (Hudson)

Fernandez

Oparaku (Newton)

Amsalem (Philson)

Rieper

Nava (Beiersdorfer)

Terrier

Williamson

Potts (Byrne)

Dowie

Lazaridis (Gray)

Rowland

97_08_02 WHU v. QPR Potts 97_08_04 Charlton Athletic v. WHU Webster

John Lester U14 Player of the Tournament award

HEFFER Paul NI Milk Cup award

Paul Heffer West Ham United manager

with the Most Successful Team award

LESTER John NI Milk Cup Season 1997-98 1996-97 Friendlies 1998-99 Friendlies

Just when Stan Lazaridis thought his gruelling globe-trotting season was over, the Aussie flyer found himself pulling on his boots one more time upon his return Down Under. Alongside rookie Hammers Chris and Jamie Coyne and Richard Garcia, Stan-the-Man turned out for a West Ham United Select XI against Western Australia in the Qantas Challenge at Dorrien Gardens, Perth.

And just seven days after drawing down the curtain on his Premiership campaign, the Aussie international didn't disappoint the 2,000 crowd by hitting a classy equaliser for the Hammers midway through the first half. A couple of minutes later, Garcia put the claret-and-blues 2-1 in front before Scott Halpin's second goal for the State side made it all square going into the break. But after local hero Lazaridis retired for a marathon autographing session, second-half goals from Carl McDarby and Trim Morgan gave Hammers a thrilling 4-2 win.

MOTHERWELL (Scotland) Semi-Final

 

 

 

 

BOLOGNA (Italy) Final

 

Richards, Cooper, Birch, Forbes, Uddin, Taylor, Briggs, Cole, Byrne, Carrick, Garcia

Our Under 16s were invited to compete in the prestigious Ferrari Cup played in Modena, near Milan in Italy. Team-coach Peter Brabrook was justly proud of the achievement of his side as they battled through to beat tournament favourites Bologna. This was the first time an English club has won the tournament, which has been going for 12 years. Liverpool competed last year and came nowhere. We came through despite the poor state of the pitches and some very inconsistent refereeing. There were times when the players were upset about some of the decisions, but they didn't react and kept their discipline. The overall standard of the tournament was very high and provided a good test for the boys. A crowd of over 4,000 watched the Final and we were well supported. Apart from some of the parents who travelled over with us, the Motherwell and Servette lads wanted the Hammers to win and cheered us on.

Under-17 Trophy winners Italy