A Pictorial History

FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES

WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved

theyflysohigh logo

GEORGIA Under-17 (Georgia) Group Match

 

 

DC UNITED (USA) Group Match

 

 

ANNANDALE UNITED (USA) Group Match

 

 

DC UNITED (USA) Final

 

AZ ALKMAAR (Netherlands)

 

 

RED BULL SALZBURG (Austria)

 

 

DE GRAAFSCHAP (Netherlands)

 

 

BOTAFOGO FR (Brazil) Semi-Final

 

 

FC KOPENHAGEN (Denmark) 3rd/4th Play-off

 

09_07_09 WHU v. Tottenham Ticket 2 09_07_18 Cambridge United TS 09_07_24 Thurrock v. WHU TS 09_07_18 Bad Waltersdorf stand

SVL FLAVIA SOLVA (Austria)

09_07_15 SVL Flavia Solva 09_07_15 SVL Flavia Solva TS 09_07_15 SVL Flavia Solva picture

Roman Stadium

1 - 1 (Collison [pen])

15 July 2009

Stech (Kurucz)

Faubert (Collins)

Ilunga (Gabbidon)

Spence

N'Gala

Grasser (Dyer)

Lee

Collison (Payne)

Savio (Stanislas)

Edgar

Hines

09_07_15 SVL Flavia Solva poster 09_07_15 SVL Flavia Solva Ticket

Match Poster

SV WERDER BREMEN (Germany)

Thermenstadion, Bad Waltersdorf

18 July 2009

No official programme was issued

PIRATE PROGRAMME

09_07_18 SV Werder Bremen 09_07_18 SV Werder Bremen Ticket1 09_07_18 SV Werder Bremen Ticket2 09_07_18 SV Werder Bremen poster 09_07_18 Werder Bremen Pitch

MATCH CALLED OFF

Torrential downpours

No official programme was issued

PIRATE PROGRAMME

West Ham's Friendly game with German side Werder Bremen has fallen victim to the wet weather in Austria the game was cancelled because of torrential downpours. Following six days of non-stop sunshine, heavy thunderstorms hit eastern Austria on Saturday morning, rendering the pitch in Bad Waltersdorf unplayable and leaving the two clubs with no option but to call the game off.

BURSASPOR (Turkey)

Thermenarena, Bad Radkersburg

1 - 1 (Dyer)

22 July 2009

Green (Stech)

Faubert

Collins (N'Gala)

Upson (Lee)

Ilunga

Collison (Gasser)

Jimenez (Spence)

Boa Morte (Edgar)

Dyer (Payne)

Stanislas (Nsereko)

Cole (Hines)

09_07_22 Bursapor 09_07_22 Bursaspor Ticket 09_07_22 Bursaspor Picture 09_07_22 Bursaspor Poster 09_07_22 Bursaspor Teamsheet 09_07_22 WHU Teamsheet

No official programme was issued

PIRATE PROGRAMME

Bursaspor and West Ham United

Teamsheets

ND MURA 05 (Slovenia)

09_07_23 Mura 05 Poster 09_07_23 Mura 05 v. WHU 09_07_23 Mura 05 v. WHU TS 09_07_23 SNK Mura Stadium

Fazanerija Stadium, Murska Sobota

0 - 0

23 July 2009

No official programme was issued

 PIRATE PROGRAMME

Green (Kurucz)

Spence

N'Gala

Gabbidon (Tomkins)

Grasser (Collins)

Nsereko (Noble)

Lee (Jimenez)

Payne (Parker)

Stanislas

Hines (Cole)

09_07_23 Mura Ticket

Austrian Training Camp images and souvenirs courtesy of Paul and Graham Sturton

Barclays Asia Trophy

09_07_29 Asia Trophy 09_07_29 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur Beijing

The Hammers took part in the four-team Barclays Asia Trophy in Beijing, China as part of the club's pre-season preperations. The prestigious event is organised by the Premier League, the Beijing Football Association (BFA) and Barclays. West Ham United will play Tottenham Hotspur with the winners playing in the Final against either

 

Hull City and Beijing Guoan who play each other in the other tie. A third-place play-off will be between the two losing sides from the opening matches.

 

The Barclays Asia Trophy is one of the headline events at the inauguaral 2009 Beijing Football International Festival. Now an established part of teh Premier League's fixture calendar, the Barclays Asia Trophy has been staged in some of Asia's major cities - Kuala Lumpar, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Barclays Asia Trophy

Workers' Stadium

0 - 1

29 July 2009

Green

Faubert

Upson

Collins

Ilunga

Boa Morte (Noble)

Dyer (Parker)

Collison (Spector)

Jimenez (Hines)

Stanislas (Nsereko)

Cole

Hammers beaten in Beijing

West Ham United went down to a single Jermain Defoe goal in the opening match of the Barclays Asia Trophy at the Workers Stadium in Beijing. Defoe struck in the 75th minute on a hot and humid night to secure his side a place in the final of the pre-season tournament. The Hammers had several half-chances of their own but could not offer a serious threat to their London rivals' goal.

 Gianfranco Zola sent his men out in a 4-3-3 formation that that included new signing Luis Jimenez in central midfield role. Carlton Cole was tasked with leading the line up front with support from Junior Stanislas and Luis Boa Morte on the flanks. Spurs were showing off a new signing of their own with Kyle Naughton starting on the right of midfield. In a London derby played 5,000 miles from home, it was the team from the north of the capital that came out of the blocks stronger. Within the first minute a cross from Naughton had to be palmed over the crossbar by Robert Green and then, moments later, captain Luka Modric dragged a shot wide of the post from 25 yards. West Ham fought back, though, and had their first chance six minutes later when Jimenez floated in a free-kick that saw James Collins rose to flick a header goalwards. His effort would surely have caused Carlo Cudicini in the Spurs goal some problems had it fallen either side of him rather than straight at him. The Hammers suffered a blow six minutes later when Luis Boa Morte had to be stretchered off after catching his knee on the turf. The Portuguese was taken to hospital for his injury to be assessed. Mark Noble came on to replace him. Tottenham came within a lick of paint away from taking the lead when Jamie O'Hara picked up a loose pass by Noble before feeding Roman Pavlyuchenko. The Russian struck a curling right-footed shot first time only to see it hit the inside of the post. Only a last-ditch tackle from Collins prevented the Russian from drilling home the rebound. O'Hara was next to threaten Green's goal when he curled a shot inches wide and Pavlyuchenko followed suit when he blasted a good opening from the edge of the box high and wide. After surviving a host of early attacks, West Ham gradually grew in confidence with Cole using his strength and power to valiantly lead the line. Indeed, it was the England striker who won the free-kick that led to his side's final chance of the half. Jimenez whipped it in from 40 yards out and, once more, Collins met the ball, but could only direct his header wide.

Zola sought to add some extra bite to his midfield at the interval with the introduction of Hammer of the Year Scott Parker, who came on in place of Dyer. Harry Redknapp made Tottenham's first change by bringing on Robbie Keane for Pavlyuchenko. Spurs had another good opening six minutes later when a clever flicked through ball by Keane presented Defoe with a clear sight of goal, but the former Hammer could only place his volley high over the crossbar. Just before the hour mark, Noble and O'Hara were both then booked after a tangleing off the ball. West Ham United in their new home kit then had their best chance of the game when a clever one-two involving Jimenez and Cole saw the Chilean find some space in the area. With the angle tight, the loan signing frim Inter Milan, did well to get a shot in that deflected off Tom Huddlestone and over the bar. Zola introduced Savio in place of Stanislas as he sought to win the game outright and avoid the lottery of a penalty shoot-out and his Tottenham counterpart followed suit with Aaron Lennon coming on for Naughton. With 18 mtnutes left Green was called into serious action for the first time as Modric raced into the area and forced the England stopper to save with his legs. At the other end, a superb run by Collison ended with the Welshman shooting straight at Cudicini. Tottenham took the lead 15 minutes from the end when Defoe broke the offside tap to race onto a through ball. Faubert did his best to get near to close him down, but the striker finished low past Green. Jonathan Spector and Zavon Hines were introduced in place of Jimenez and Collison with ten minutes to go as West Ham desperately tried to get back on level terms. They had a half-chance when Faubert, who had been moved into midfield, crossed for Cole, but the 25-year-old could only find the stand behind Cudicini's goal. Spurs' final change saw Jake Livermore come on for Palacious as West Ham gave it their all but ultimately could not find a way past the stubborn Spurs back line.

Zola's side will now play Beijing Guoan on Fnday morning in the third/fourthplace play-off, after they lost on penalties to Hull City in the other semi-final.

09_07_09 WHU v. Tottenham Ticket

BEIJING GUOAN : Barclays Asia Trophy (Third / Fourth Play-off)

09_08_01 Guoan v. WHU

Worker's Stadium

2 - 0 (Gabbidon, Hines)

31 July 2009

Green

Spector

Tomkins

Gabbidon (Tomkins)

Ilunga (N'Gala)

Dyer (Nsereko)

Noble (Spence)

Parker (Payne)

Collison (Stanislas)

Jimenez (Hines)

Cole

Danny Gabbidon and Zavon Hines struck to ensure West Ham United secured third place at the Barclays Asia Trophy with a 2-0 win over Beijing Guoan. Gabbidon rose highest to meet Mark Noble's comer ten minutes from time before substitute Hines added a second at the death to give a much-improved West Ham a deserved victory at the Workers Stadium. Gianfranco Zola made five changes to the team that narrowly lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals on Wednesday. Jonathan Spector, James Tomkins, Noble and Scott Parker, who was handed the captain's armband, all made their first starts of the pre-season, while Gabbidon came back into the starting XI. Beijing, who sit top of the Chinese Super League, had already sent a squad of 13 players away for their Sunday Chinese Super League game in Chonqing, and named an entirely new side for the match from the one beaten by Hull City in the semi-finals.

After a couple of long-range efforts from Beijing in the opening five minutes, the visitors began to stamp their authority on the game. A neat passing move involving Herita Ilunga, Parker and Dyer saw the latter try to flick a ball on for Ilunga to chase. The covering defender could only bring the DR Congo left-back down and Luis Jimenez came close to registering his first goal for his new club with a powerful, curling free-kick that Zhang Sipeng held at the second attempt. Once West Ham had found their feet, Beijing rarely troubled Robert Green in the West Ham goal and only had two real chances in the opening half. The first, a half-chance that Paulo Vogt blasted over, fell on 20 minutes, while the second was a low drive from Wang Ke that Green got down quickly to gather. After several marginal offside decisions went against them, West Ham thought they had taken the lead four minutes before half time when Dyer slotted the ball inside the far post from Collisoris pass. However, once more the referee's assistant's flag was raised to deny the visitors.

Hammers finish on a high

SSC NAPOLI (Italy)

09_08_08 WHU v. SSC Napoli

Upton Park

0 - 1

8 August 2009

Att: 21,364

Green

Faubert (Spector)

Tomkins (Collins)

Upson (Gabbidon)

Ilunga

Noble

Parker

Collison (Hines)

Jimenez (Stanislas)

Dyer (Nsereko)

Cole

West Ham United went down to a single goal defeat as Napoli lifted the Bobby Moore Cup. Italy international Fabio Quagliarella's brilliant header with 12 minutes remaining sealed the win for the visitors, who were reduced to ten men late on. On the day the new Sir Trevor Brooking Stand was opened, West Ham were punished for not converting several clear-cut chances, but will go into the season with optimism after a spirited performance. Captain Matthew Upson led the teams out and once they were lined up, guests of honour Sir Trevor Brooking and Stephanie Moore were introduced to the players. A minute of applause was also held in memory of Sir Bobby Robson, with the 1,200-strong travelling supporters joining the home fans to create a crescendo of noise. In the glorious sunshine in east London, Napoli set about continuing their impressive pre-season form, which has seen them win three and draw one of their warm-up games. After just 48 seconds Ezequiel Lavezzi showed a statement of intent with a shot that flew over the crossbar that would no doubt have impressed the watching England head coach Fabio Capello. Five minutes later another forceful break saw Quagliarella break down the left touchline before turning James Tomkins and driving a shot that crashed into the back of fellow forward Lavezzi. West Ham began to show their attacking intent as the front-three of Jimenez, Kieron Dyer and Carlton Cole started to link up with some short, sharp passing. Dyer won a free-kick on the left. Jimenez took it, and his drilled ball across the six-yard box was just inches away from being converting by Tomkins' outstretched leg.

After finishing the first half on top, the Hammers started the second in the same vein. Mark Noble was the first to come close as his spectacular effort from the edge of the area was just off target before substitute James Collins, on for Tomkins at half-time, hit a free-kick high and wide. Parker had an even better chance minutes later when he rounded Morgan De Sanctis to give himself a clear sight of goal from the angle. Sadly, the West Ham No.8 lost his footing just at the crucial moment and the chance went begging. Napoli took the lead with 12 minutes remaining when a hopeful ball into the box from right wing-back Maggio was met expertly by Quagliarella, who twisted his neck to loop the ball over the stranded Green.

The match provided an entertaining spectacle for the 21,364 inside the Boleyn Ground and their attendance helped raise £42,728 for the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

09_07_29 Asia Trophy Scarf 09_08_05 Bishops Stortford v. WHU 09_07_24 Thurrock v. WHU 09_07_31 Kingstonian v. WHU 09_07_31 Kingstonian v. WHU TS 09_10_27 Arka Gdynia 09_11_16 Norwich City v. WHU 10_04_27 International Amateur Soccer 10_05_05 Academy All-Stars v. WHU 10_05_05 Academy All-Stars v. WHU TS 09_07_12 Grays Athletic v. WHU

GRAYS ATHLETIC

The New Rec

2 - 1 (Hines, Montano)

12 July 2009

THURROCK

Ship Lane

3 - 2 (Huke, Nouble, Wearen)

24 July 2009

CAMBRIDGE UNITED

09_07_18 Cambridge United

Abbey Stadium

1 - 1 (Abdulla)

18 July 2009

Kurucz (Stech)

Faubert (Spence)

N'Gala (Eyjolfsson)

Collins (Gabbidon)

Fry (Ilunga)

Grasser (Lee)

Payne (Okus)

Dyer (Collison)

Wearen (Stanislas)

Edgar (Hall)

Hines (Montano)

Beijing made two changes at the break with Victor coming on up front and Li Tixiang entering the fray in midfield. In the warm and sticky conditions the Hammers toiled after the break but once again forced themselves onto their opponents and enjoyed much of the ball in the opening exchanges. With Dyer getting forward in support of Cole, West Ham carried the far greater threat, although they did have to survive a minor scare when Wang looped a long-range volley narrowly over the bar seven minutes after the re-start. Five minutes later and another promising burst forward by Dyer won West Ham a comer as they sought to turn the screw on their hosts. Guoan's cause was not helped by an injury to Park, who was replaced by Lang Zheng, while captain Sui and Wang went off for Kou and Sun Kaj. Zola made his first change with Bondz NGala coming at left back for Herita Ilunga. Understandably, the rhythm of the game suffered slightly as a result of the changes, but West Ham continued to have the better of the possession with Dyer and Collison on either flank looking particularly threatening. The Londoners' move of the match came on 69 minutes when Noble's ball forward was flicked into Dyer's path by Cole. The winger returned the favour by laying the ball back into the England forward's path, only for the striker to be denied the opening goal by a last-ditch tackle. Junior Stanislas was introduced in place of Collison to add yet more pace to West Ham's attack and the England Under-20 international almost made his mark from Noble's pass, but his shot is deflected wide. Zola then made two further changes with Zavon Hines and Josh Payne coming on for Jimenez and Parker. Zola's side finally got their reward ten minutes from the end as Gabbidon muscled himself away from his marker to meet Noble's flighted comer and direct a header past Sipeng. Having missed 18 months through injury, the Wales defender's goal was met with a huge outpouring of celebration from his team-mates. It was a fitting way to mark the former Hammer of the Year's return to action. Savio and Jordan Spence were the final changes for West Ham in place of the superb Dyer and industrious Noble, but it was another substitute, Hines, who was to have the final say. The Jamaican, who had already seen a snap-shot saved by the goalkeeper, raced onto a through-ball and finished neatly with his left foot through Sipeng's legs. After the frustration of losing to Tottenham Hotspur in Wednesday's semi-final, West Ham's performance, particularly in the second half, will have given Zola and the fans who have travelled over from the UK real optimism ahead of the start of the Barclays Premier League season on 15 August.

Loveday

Brookes

Fry

Eyjolfsson

Davenport

Barrett

Quashie

Montano

Bezziccheri

Okus

Abdulla

TIPTREE UNITED

Chapel Road

2 -2 (Moncur, Sanchez)

22 July 2009

Mehmet (Larkins), Smith (Turgot), Sanchez, McNaughton, Lampe (Craig), Brown (Driver), Moncur, Werndly (Purdy), Wearen (Vose), Subuola (Powell), Hunt (Fanimo)

NO PROGRAMME ISSUED

Loveday (Mehmet)

Brookes (Wearen)

Davenport

Eyjolfsson

Fry

Montano

Barrett

Quashie

Zola (Bezzichieri)

Huke (Abdulla)

Nouble

KINGSTONIAN

Kingsmeadow

3 - 0 (Nouble 2, Fry)

31 July 2009

Street (Plazzi)

Brookes (Barrett)

Eyjolfsson (Abdulla)

Fry

Brown

Grasser (Zola)

Lee (Kearns)

Quashie

Edgar

Nouble (Bezzicheri)

Montano

BISHOP'S STORTFORD

Woodside Park

0 - 1

5 August 2009

Kurucz

Spence

Eyjolfsson (Brookes)

N'Gala

Fry (Zola)

Lee (Kearns)

Quashie (Grasser)

Payne

Hines

Nouble (Edgar)

Nsereko (Magos)

09_08_14 Doetinchem Tournament 09_08_15 Voetbalvereniging v. WHU

Gemeentelijk Sportpark

West Ham United Squad in Doetinchem

Peter Loveday, Callum Driver, Jordan Brown, Jack Lampe, Sergio Sanchez, George Moncur, Nick Barrett, Eion Waeren, Christian Montano, Conor Okus, Ahmed Abdulla, Robert Hall, Deniz Mehmet, Paco Craig, Jack Werndly, Danny Subuola, Danny Purdy, Miles Smith

International Under-14 Tournament

ARKA GDYNIA (Poland) : 80th Anniversary Match

Stadion GOSiR

2 - 2 (Daprela, Dixon)

27 October 2009

Stech

Brookes

Brown

N'Gala

Daprela

Quashie

Grasser

Wearen

Kearns

Nouble

Dixon

West Ham United took a Reserve squad to Poland for a friendly against Arka Gdynia. The high-profile game in Eastern Pomerania attracted a crowd of around 5,000 which was screened live on Polish TV. The match marked a double anniversary for Arka this year. It is 80 years since the club were formed, while it also 30 years since they lifted the Polish Cup for the one and only time. West Ham United agreed to play in the match having forged a relationship with the club after youth-team player Filip Modelski left Arka to join West Ham United. Terry Dixon was hailed by West Ham reserve boss Alex Dyer after the striker scored his first goal for the club. Swiss full-back Fabio Daprela was also on target as the Hammers went two goals up. But it was the impact made by 19-year-old Dixon, who has been given a chance to resurrect his career at Upton Park after suffering a serious knee injury while on Tottenham's books, that impressed his manager. Dyer said: "Terry did very well. He played for an hour and took his goal very well, so I was pleased. "His football was very controlled and it was nice to see him play for so long." Dixon struck from eight yards to give West Ham a ninth-minute lead before Daprela pounced from close-range on the hour mark. With both sides making a host of substitutions, the hosts - who developed a relationship with West Ham when young full back Filip Modelski switched clubs two years ago - hit back to level in the final stages

NORWICH CITY RESERVES

Carrow Road

1 - 2 (Werndly)

16 November 2009

Kurucz (Stech)

Brookes

Zola (Smith)

Barrett

Eyjolfsson

Lampe

Kearns (Purdy)

Grasser

Dixon (Werndly)

McNaughton

Edgar

ACADEMY ALL-STARS v. WEST HAM UNITED (Tony Carr Testimonial)

Washington D.C.

 

10_05_14 Soccer Sevens - Hong Kong

Upton Park

5 - 1 (Montano 2, Diamante, Sears, Zola)

5 May 2010

Premier Cup 2010

Warwick University

 

2009-10 Friendlies

SLUG Programme

Barclays Asia Trophy - Beijing

29 - 31 July 2009

SLUG Programme

Pre-Season Tour (Austria)

15 - 23 July 2009

SLUG Programme

Bobby Moore Cup

SLUG Programme

44e Iinternatonaal A-Jeugdtoernooi v.v. Doetinchem

14 - 16 August 2009

1 - 4 (Abdulla)

14 August 2009

1 - 0 (Hall)

14 August 2009

2 -1 (Abdulla, Purdy)

14 August 2009

0 - 3

15 August 2009

0 - 2

16 August 2009

SLUG Programme

Wim Kuijper Internationaal Jeugo Voetbaltoernooi

15 - 16 August 2009

BAYER 04 LEVERKUSEN (Germany)

 

AJAX (Netherlands)

 

LOKOMOTIV MOSCOW (Russia)

 

vv VORDEN (Netherlands)

 

AUSTRIA WIEN (Austria) Semi-Final

 

AJAX (Netherlands) 5th/6th Play-off

 

0 - 2

0 - 1

1 - 2

9 - 0

2 - 1

2 - 3

SLUG Programme

International Amateur Soccer Tournament : Tiffany Trophy

(27 March - 2 April 2010)

West Ham United have been invited to take part in the International Amateur Soccer Tournament - The Challenge for the Tiffany Trophy Cup in Washington DC between 27 March and 4 April.

The Under-17 competition will also feature leading Mexican side Pachuca CF, Major League Soccer club DC United and Northern Capital Soccer League team Annandale United. A host of leading clubs from around the world have also been invited to take part.

On April 2, 2010 West Ham United FC Academy of England defeated D.C. United Academy in the 9th round of a penalty kick shootout in the Championship of the Fourth International Amateur Soccer Tournament - The Challenge for the Tiffany Trophy Cup for teams of boys age 17 in Washington, DC. The score was tied at 2-2 after 90 minutes of regulation time and 4 minutes of injury time needed for substitutions for an injured player on each team. The match continued with two ten-minute extra periods.  After the first extra period, D.C. United Academy led 3-2, but, in the second extra period, West Ham United FC Academy tied the match at 3-3.  After nine rounds of penalty kicks, where the second West Ham penalty kick bounced off the left post and back onto the field and the fifth and ninth D.C. United penalty kicks were stopped by the West Ham goal keeper, the entire West Ham United FC Academy swarmed in a celebratory pile on top of teammate Jake Young whose kick won the Tournament. West Ham was undefeated in the Tournament.  West Ham United FC Academy took home to Boleyn Ground, London the prestigious Tiffany Trophy Cup, the largest crystal trophy cup made by Tiffany & Co.

SLUG Programme

NIKE Premier Cup 2010

(7 - 10 April 2010)

SLUG Programme

The HKFC IP Global International Soccer7s

(14 - 16 May 2010)

Tiffany Cup Winners USA 02

2 - 1 (Powells, Tombides)

2 - 0 (Tombides, Vose)

3 - 3 aet (Won on Penalties)

4 - 2

Green

Spector

Daprela

Gabbidon

Tomkins

Parker

Noble

Boa Morte

Franco

Diamanti

Stanislas

 

Playing subs:

Kurucz, Faubert, Kovac, Da Costa, Lee, Brown, Montano, Zola, Di Canio, Sears, Spence

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES (USA) Behind Closed Doors

Upton Park

0 - 2

8 March 2010

Kurucz, N'Gala, Daprela, Gabbidon, Da Costa, Spence, Dyer, Payne, Ilan, Mido, Edgar

 

Playing Subs: Moncur, Sanchez, Zola A., Dixon, Lee, Brookes

SORRY NO COMPETITION DETAILS

SORRY NO COMPETITION DETAILS

Season 2009-10 2008-09 Friendlies 2010-11 Friendlies 09_07_23 Mura v. WHU Pirate edition

2nd Pirate edition courtesy of John Northcutt

Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley