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500. Roger CROSS ... (1968 - 1969)

Part 2 : 500. Roger Cross to 518. Alan Wooler

492 CROSS Roger 493 LINDSAY Jimmy

493. Jimmy LINDSAY ... (1968 - 1970)

Born: East Ham 20/10/1948

Signed: Apprentce

Date: 1 July 1964

Debut: BURNLEY

Upton Park 26 August 1968

Transferred: BRENTFORD

Date: 12 March 1970

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Appearances: 5/2 (gls 1) Cup: 1 (gls 0)

Born: Hamilton, Scotland 12/07/1949

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Born: Lewisham, London 26/01/1948

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Born: Stratford, London 18/10/1950

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Date: March 1968

Debut: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

19 April 1969 White Hart Lane

Transferred: LINCOLN CITY

Date: August 1974

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Centre-forward Cross played schools football with East Ham and Essex before signing apprentice forms for West Ham on1 July 1964. He was top reserve goal scorer for the Hammers on two consecutive seasons, before making his first-team debut as a substitute for John Sissons against Burnley at Upton Park 26 August 1968 in a 5-0 thrashing of the Turf Moor outfit. In October of the same year he had joined Leyton Orient on a two-month loan spell. After making just 8 appearances in the claret and blue shirt and scoring a single goal he was forced to drop into the lower echelons of the League with Brentford to find regular first team soccer. The Bees’ signed him for £12,000 on 12 March 1970. He later went on a merry-go-round of London clubs and played for Fulham, who signed him for £30,000 scoring ten goals in 46 league and cup appearances for the west London club. He had a second spell at Griffin Park, and took his Bee's tally to 228 appearances and 79 goals. He then joined Millwall for £8,000. In 1977, Cross moved to the United States to play for the Seattle Sounders of the North American Soccer League. Later to become coach at Queens Park Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur and in February 1998 teamed up with his former team-mates Harry Redknapp and Frank Lampard to became first team coach at Upton Park. In 1979, he became youth team manager at Millwall. After a period on the coaching staff at Queens Park Rangers, he moved to Spurs, where he later became assistant manager to Gerry Francis. He rejoined West Ham as reserve team coach in the summer of 2001 later going on to become chief scout.

A scheming midfield motivator, plucked from Scottish junior football where he had gained considerable respect playing for Glasgow Boys. Signed professional forms in the summer of 1966, he won a Scottish Youth cap the following year and made his First Division appearance as substitute v. Burnley at Turf Moor on the 8th October 1968 in a game which West Ham lost 1-3. Transferred to Watford in 1971, Jimmy later went on to play for Colchester United, Hereford United and Shrewsbury Town.

A scheming midfield motivator, plucked from Scottish junior football where he had gained considerable respect playing for Glasgow Boys. Signed professional forms in the summer of 1966, he won a Scottish Youth cap the following year and made his First Division appearance as substitute v. Burnley at Turf Moor on the 8th October 1968 in a game which West Ham lost 1-3. Transferred to Watford in 1971, Jimmy later went on to play for Colchester United, Hereford United and Shrewsbury Town.

494. Keith MILLER ... (1968 - 1970)

A tough-tackling wing-half signed from Walthamstow Avenue, his first-team opportunities were extremely limited. First appearance in the senior side when coming on as a substitute for John Sissons against Ipswich Town at Portman Road on the 23rd November 1968 in a 2-2 draw. It was not until his move to Third Division Bournemouth that he was guaranteed regular League football.

495. Peter GROTIER ... (1969 - 1973)

Born: Poplar, London 13/09/1950

Signed: Apprentice

Date: April 1969

Debut: ARSENAL

28th April 1969 Upton Park

Transferred: LEYTON ORIENT 1984

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Appearances: 227/18 (gls 23) Cup: 51/8 (gls 9)

Born: Elmswell, Suffolk 10/09/1949

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Date: June 1967

Debut: MANCHESTER CITY

30th April 1969 Maine Road

Transferred: READING November 1969

Fee: £20,000

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Born: Somerset, Bermuda 24/02/1951

Signed: SOMERSET FC (Bermuda)

Date: March 1969

Debut: ARSENAL

Upton Park 25th August 1969

Transferred: TAMPA BAY ROWDIES (USA)

Appearances: 178/8 (gls 47) Cup: 32 (gls 11)

Born: Stockbridge, Yorks 31/07/1944

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Born: East Ham, London 20/02/1940

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Born: Cardiff, Wales 09/08/1949

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Born: Hornchurch, Essex 26/09/1951

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Born: Wapping, London 08/01/1953

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The Stratford born goalkeeper made his Hammers debut in the 0-1 defeat by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on the 19 April 1969. Mainly used as an understudy to Bobby Ferguson, a strong contender for the No.1 green jersey he amassed 54 appearances in five seasons. So great was the impression this capable goalkeeper made when he transferred on loan to Lincoln City that the Imps fans whipped round to raise the £16,666 necessary for his permanent transfer! he had earlier been loaned to Cardiff City before moving to Sincil Bank. As reserve-team coach at Grimsby Town he made a sensational return between the sticks when he turned out for the Mariners' home F.A. Cup-tie against Watford in 1986 - at the age of 36. He also had a spell as caretaker manager.

496. Pat HOLLAND ... (1969 - 1981)

Signed apprentice forms in September 1967, and full professional in April 1969, which was also when he played his initial game against Arsenal at Upton Park in a 1-2 defeat on the 21st April. The unsung hero of Upton Park. A 90-minute grafter who never gave less than 100% effort and whom fate was not particularly kind. Patsy sustained the injury which ended his career in typical fashion-going in where it hurts and scoring a vital promotion goal in the process. That happened on 17 January 1981 against Notts County at Meadow Lane and although he made a comeback in the reserves he couldn't win back his First XI place. Given a free transfer in 1984, he joined up with near-neighbours Orient in a player-coach capacity and enjoyed a fond farewell to Upton Park during his Testimonial match with Tottenham Hotspur. Patsy was later appointed Reserve Team coach at Queens Park Rangers and later coach to Tottenham under El Tel. Honours: F.A. Cup Winners medal 1975, European Cup Winners' Cup Runners-up medal 1976.

497. Stephen DEATH ... (1969)

Vastly-talented goalkeeper, who was never really given a chance at the Boleyn due to the fine handling of Bobby Ferguson. Stephen was limited to just the one appearance for the First team in the concluding game against Manchester City at Maine Road in a 1-1 draw on the 30th April 1969. It cost Reading their then - record fee of £20,000 to secure his transfer to Elm Park. One of the smallest 'keepers in the League, he went on to make over 450 appearances for the Berkshire club, where he had a Testimonial match in 1979.

498. Clyde BEST ... (1969 - 1976)

A great striker, but didn't quite realise his full potential. Deceptively fast for his size, he possessed a lethal shot and fearsome heading ability. Signed pro in April 1969 and made his League bow against Arsenal at Upton Park in a 1-1 draw on the 25th August of the same year. A full Bermudan international, he later played in the North American Soccer League for Tampa Bay Rowdies and Portland Timbers after transferring from the Hammers to the Florida - based club in February 1976; also had a spell with Feyenoord in the Dutch First Division during 1977-78 before returning to Portland. After his playing days were over he decided to stay and live in America, where he became a successful businessman running his own cleaning company.

499. Peter EUSTACE ... (1970 - 1972)

Bought from Sheffield Wednesday for a then Hammers' record fee of £90,000 to replace Martin Peters, he never quite succeeded. Signed for West Ham on the 5th January 1970, making his debut against Wednesday at Hillsborough 5 days later in a 3-2 victory. A brilliant, creative wing-half on the verge of full international honours with Wednesday, he could not reproduce the same form at West Ham and was allowed to rejoin the Hillsborough club at a reduced fee after only two years at Upton Park (part of which he spent on loan to Rotherham United and his former club). Appointed to the position of Team Manager at Hillsborough in October 1988. Later managed Leyton Orient.

500. Jimmy GREAVES ... (1970 - 1971)

Already a living legend when he arrived at Upton Park as a £54,000 make-weight in the deal that took Martin Peters to Tottenham Hotspur, Jimmy was, quite simply, the greatest goalscorer in the world. The fact that he had performed his finest feats and was past his best when he came to West Ham didn’t really matter; it was almost enough for many fans just to see him in a claret-and-blue shirt. He characteristically kept up his record of scoring on every debut by giving Manchester City a double dose of the old Greaves' magic when making his first appearance for Hammers at Maine Road in March 1970. West Ham won 5-1 that day, typical of the effect Jimmy had on new team-mates. Although his performances the next season fell short of the standard he had set earlier with Chelsea, A.C. Milan and Spurs, one can't help feeling, with the benefit of hindsight, that he retired too soon. He then carved out a new career as a television personality, and teamed up with Ian St. John to present the popular "Saint and Greavsie" football review on Saturdays.

Former Cardiff Boys star, who attracted the attention of the Welsh Under-23 selectors with his prolific goalscoring exploits in Hammers' reserve side. Made his debut in good company (albeit as substitute for Peter Eustace) along with Jimmy Greaves in Hammers 5-1 thrashing of Manchester City at Maine Road on the 21st March 1970. Despite his success in the Reserve side he was unable to win a regular place in the First Team pool and was reluctantly allowed to join ex-Hammer Noel Cantwell at Peterborough United (then manager at London Road). Welsh Under-23 cap v. Scotland (1972).

501. David LLEWELLYN ... (1969 - 1971)

502. Johnny AYRIS ... (1970 - 1976)

Brilliant wing forward prospect who didn't quite fulfil early promise after experiencing injury problems. Signed as a full professional in October 1970 and made his League debut against Burnley on the 3rd October 1970 in a 3-1 victory at Upton Park. He was selected for the England Youth team seven times in 1971. Given a free transfer at the end of the 1976-77 season, he first joined Wimbledon and then went on trial to Brentford. He later became a sports instructor at South Woodham Ferries Sports Centre.

503. Tommy TAYLOR ... (1970 - 1979)

Born: Plaistow, London 18/09/1943

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Date: October 1970

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Upton Park 17 October 1970

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Date: January 1971

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Born: East Ham, London 07/09/1951

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Born: Sunderland 11/11/1945

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Second spell: 40 (gls 24) Cup: 2 (gls 2)

Born: Stepney, London 15/03/1953

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Born: Lagos, Nigeria 19/05/1954

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His arrival from near-neighbours Orient in October 1970 for a hefty fee plus Peter Bennett as part of the deal, solved a long-standing defensive problem for Hammers. Tommy had caught the attention of a number of clubs in his auspicious  start with the Brisbane Road outfit, during which time he helped "O's" to promotion from Division Three and also captained the England Youth team. Tommy made his Hammers debut in the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at Upton Park in a 2-2 draw on the 17th October 1970. He was on the verge of full international recognition after winning no less than 13 Under-23 honours whilst with Hammers, albeit some of which were permissible under the ruling that allowed over-age players in the team. An integral member of the side which brought Cup success to Upton Park in the mid-Seventies, he returned to his former club in the summer of 1979 after losing his place to Alvin Martin. Later became youth coach for Charlton Athletic, also spent two years coaching in New Zealand before returning to this country with newly elected to the League Maidstone United for the 1989-90 campaign.

Brian DEAR ... (1970 - 1971) Second Debut

"Stag" rejoined his former colleagues after a short spell at Millwall in October 1970, but only added a further four appearances to his previous total before being given a free transfer at the end of that campaign.

504. John McDOWELL ... (1970 - 1979)

Versatile, talented defender. Made his League debut against Blackpool on the 31st October 1970, and was subsequently picked 12 times for the England Under-23 side, after gaining a Youth cap. John had ten years as a First-Teamer, but missed the entire 1976-77 season through injury. Honours: F.A. Cup Winners medal 1975, European Cup Winners' Cup Runners-up medal 1976. Transferred to Norwich City in 1979, where he joined up with ex-Hammers John Bond and Ken Brown - then bossing the City outfit.

505. Bryan ROBSON ... (1971 - 1974)

Better known as "Pop" to the fans, this prolific goalscorer was first signed from Newcastle United for a then record fee of £120,000 in February 1971. Made a scoring debut against Nottingham Forest on the 24th February 1971 in a 2-0 victory. Topped the Hammers' scoring charts in 1972-73 with 28 First Division goals before returning to his native North-East with Sunderland in 1974.

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506. Joe DURRELL ... (1971 - 1972)

Diminutive, nippy winger who always showed up well on his rare First Team appearances. Replacing Johnny Ayris, he made his League debut in the 2-1 victory over Stoke City at Upton Park on the 25th September 1971. First team appearances were limited to a total of half-a-dozen owing to competition for places. Joe was released in order to provide him with a greater opportunity of playing senior-grade football and was transferred to Bristol City before the start of the 1973-74 campaign. He later played for Cardiff City and Gillingham before going out of the League.

507. Adewunmi COKER ... (1971 - 1973)

Better known to his team-mates as "Ade". This brilliant Nigerian striker whose first appearance for Hammers caused a sensation. A late selection against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on 30th October 1971, he stunned the Glaziers with his close-ball skills and sent the fans into raptures, scoring a goal and being largely instrumental in a 3-0 victory. English winters were not conductive to his style, however, and he never fully recaptured the same scintillating form, gradually falling into obscurity after playing in the North American Soccer League for Boston Minutemen and being loaned to Lincoln City.

508. Kevin LOCK ... (1972 - 1978)

Born: Salisbury, Wiltshire 21/09/1944

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Born: Inverness, Scotland 08/01/1947

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Signed apprentice in the summer of 1969. Kevin made his Hammers debut as substitute for David Llewellyn in the match against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on 29th February 1972 which ended in a 0-3 defeat. A first-class defender, given the unenviable task of filling Bobby Moore's number six shirt after the Hammers' skipper had taken the road to Craven Cottage, he did surprisingly well. Indeed, Kevin took the opportunity to show how well he had learned from the old maestro in the unique 1975 Cup Final confrontation, making a major contribution to West Ham's victory. Hammers then made a £60,000 profit when he joined Fulham, having paid out no more than the statutory signing-on fee in 1969. Four England Under-23 caps. Moved to Southend United to become Youth team coach.

509. Clive CHARLES ... (1972 - 1973)

Younger brother of the more famous Hammer John, Charles junior was a most accomplished full-back and a valued member of the Upton Park playing staff in the early seventies. Making his debut against Coventry City at Highfield Road in a 1-1 draw on the 21st March 1972. Clive was never able to call a First-team place his own owing to the fine form of Frank Lampard and John McDowell. The signing of Keith Coleman from Sunderland limited his prospects even further and he subsequently transferred to Cardiff City in 1974 playing 77 games and scoring 2 goals for the Bluebirds, before his contract was purchased by the Portland Timbers of the North American Soccer League. Besides the Timbers, who he played with for four seasons (1978-81), Charles' NASL experience also included stints with the Montreal Olympics and Pittsburgh Spirit. He was a three-time NASL All-Star and was selected to the all-time NASL Team by the legendary Pele. Charles ended his pro career in 1982 with the Los Angeles Lazers of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Named the third head coach in University of Portland men’s soccer history prior to the 1986 season. Became the university’s director of soccer and took over as head coach of the Pilot women’s soccer program in 1989. Later Became the Head Coach of the USA Under-23 national team between 1993 and 2000.

510. Dudley TYLER ... (1972 - 1973)

Signed for £25,000, a record at the time for a non-League player, largely on the strength of his performance against Hammers for Southern League Hereford United during their historic F.A. Cup run of 1971-72. His rise to stardom was even more remarkable, taking into account a "hole in the heart" operation while he was still a junior player. Made his Hammers debut in the opening fixture against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns which ended in a 0-0 draw on the 12th August 1972. Dud's brief sojourn at the Boleyn was made memorable despite the shortness of his stay. His return to Edgar Street and his former club was sweetened when they celebrated their newly-won League status with a thrilling F.A. Cup victory over West Ham in 1973-74 (after a draw at Upton Park). He retired from the game after sustaining an ankle injury in 1977.

511. Bertie LUTTON ... (1973 - 1974)

Despite his brief sojourn at Upton Park, this midfield man holds the unique distinction of being the first West Ham United player to be capped at full international level by Northern Ireland. Signed from Brighton & Hove Albion after proving his ability on a month's loan from the Seasiders, Bertie made his Hammers' debut against Norwich City at Carrow Road on the 10th February 1973 which resulted in a 1-0 victory. He began his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he won the first two of his six appearances for his country. Four caps (including three substitutions) in 1974 while with Hammers.

512. Ted MacDOUGALL ... (1973)

Born: Chelmsford, Essex 26/06/1955

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Born: Washington, County Durham 24/05/1951

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Big-money signing, who never settled at Upton Park. Made his Hammers debut in the 0-0 draw with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on the 10th March 1973. Signed from Manchester United to cure a goalscoring problem, he had previously seen service with Liverpool, York City and Bournemouth (where he had been under the managership of ex-Hammer John Bond). Rejoined his former boss at Norwich City, after being a West Ham Player for just 10 months, and then went on to Southampton, Bournemouth and Blackpool.

513. Mervyn DAY ... (1973 - 1979)

Mervyn made his Hammers debut in the 3-3 draw with Ipswich Town at Upton Park on the 27th August 1973. Such was the impact this brilliant custodian made on breaking into West Ham's First XI that he prompted the normally reticent Ron Greenwood to declare: "This is the England goalkeeper for the next ten years." Alas, Mervyn never quite lived up to that heady expectation and his sad departure from Upton Park was not helped by media exposure, which seemed to blow up any little mistake out of all proportion. While with the Hammers Mervyn gained England Under-23 caps (4), F.A. Cup Winners medal 1975, European Cup Winners' Cup Runners-up medal 1976. Also recipient of P.F.A. "Young Player of the Year" award in '75. It cost Orient a cool £100,000 to take him to Brisbane Road, where he performed with distinction. After a short spell with Aston Villa he went to Leeds United and helped them to the Second Division Championship in the 1989-90 campaign. After the arrival of John Lukic from Arsenal, Mervyn stayed on as  part of the coaching set-up at Elland Road. Later became player-manager of Carlisle United before taking up a coaching role with Alan Curbishley at Charlton Athletic. In December 2006 Curbishley was appointed West Ham manager and Mervyn joined him as his assistant at Upton Park.

514. Keith COLEMAN ... (1973 - 1977)

A solid competent full-back signed from Sunderland for £20,000 after a period on loan from the Roker club. Made his Hammers debut in the 0-1 defeat by Burnley at Upton Park on the 6th October 1973. Had to be content to share the full-back berths with John McDowell and Frank Lampard, often deputing when either were injured. Won European Cup Winners Cup runners-up medal in 1976, and later signed a two year contract with K.V. Mechelen of the Belgian Second Division in July 1977; also had a spell at Darlington in 1979.

515. Bobby GOULD ... (1973 - 1975)

A great-hearted competitor whose signing from Bristol City coincided with a big uplift of team-spirit at Upton Park, culminating in the 1975 F.A. Cup Final triumph. Made his initial debut for the Hammers in the Home fixture against his former club Arsenal on the 24th November 1973 in a 1-3 defeat. A much-travelled striker, his list of clubs makes interesting reading, Coventry City, Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, Bristol City, Hammers, Wolves again, Bristol Rovers (who he later managed), Hereford United, Chelsea, Wimbledon, Aldershot. Then manger of Coventry City, but went back in charge of Bristol Rovers, and in 1992 was manager of West Bromwich Albion. His greatest managerial success came with the 1988 Cup Final victory over Liverpool while in charge at Wimbledon. He parted company with the Plough Lane club in the summer of 1990. Later appointed manager of the Welsh national side.

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Born: Poole, Dorset 17/08/1953

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515. Bobby GOULD ... (1973 - 1975)

A great-hearted competitor whose signing from Bristol City coincided with a big uplift of team-spirit at Upton Park, culminating in the 1975 F.A. Cup Final triumph. Made his initial debut for the Hammers in the Home fixture against his former club Arsenal on the 24th November 1973 in a 1-3 defeat. A much-travelled striker, his list of clubs makes interesting reading, Coventry City, Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Bromwich Albion, Bristol City, Hammers, Wolves again, Bristol Rovers (who he later managed), Hereford United, Chelsea, Wimbledon, Aldershot. Then manger of Coventry City, but went back in charge of Bristol Rovers, and in 1992 was manager of West Bromwich Albion. His greatest managerial success came with the 1988 Cup Final victory over Liverpool while in charge at Wimbledon. He parted company with the Plough Lane club in the summer of 1990. Later appointed manager of the Welsh national side.

516. Mick McGIVEN ... (1973 - 1977)

Nicknamed "Capper" by the fans this popular Geordie helped to shore up the Hammers' rearguard when Bobby Moore departed from Upton Park. Signed from Sunderland for £20,000 after a period on loan from the Wearsiders, with whom he had 107 League games. He had the toughest possible debut baptism against Liverpool in a 0-1 defeat at Anfield on the 1st December 1973, but came through with flying colours. A vital member of the senior coaching staff from 1977 until January 1990 when his was clearly disillusioned with the new regime under Lou Macari. Chelsea under manager Bobby Campbell were quick to snap up his services. Later he teamed up again with John Lyall at Ipswich Town, helping them to Premier League status.

517. Graham PADDON ... (1973 - 1976)

Signed from Norwich City as part of an exchange deal that resulted in Ted MacDougall going in the opposite direction, this fine midfield man was a great success at Upton Park. Made his First Team debut in the home fixture against Manchester City 8th December 1973 which ended 2-1 in Hammers favour. Originally bought from Coventry City for £25,000 by the Canaries, he was valued at £170,000 in the transaction which took him to Upton Park. Winner of an F.A. Cup Winners medal in 1975, and a European Cup Winners' Cup Runners-up medal the following year, he returned to Carrow Road to play out the remainder of his career with Norwich City. Appointed Youth Team coach at Fratton Park Portsmouth.

518. Alan WOOLER ... (1973 - 1975)

Alan attended Eggars Grammar School, Hants and Yeovil Grammar. During this period he played for Somerset Schools (under-15 and under-19). He was also associate schoolboy forms for Manchester United. Wooler also played for Alton Town and Weymouth as an amateur in the Southern League. Signed for Fourth Division side Reading, making his debut for the Biscuitmen in December 1971, and ended the 1971-72 campaign with 24 appearances as a defender. Signed by Hammers from Reading on 21st August 1973 on a free transfer and made his Hammers debut, coming on as substitute for Johnny Ayris against Stoke City at Upton Park on the 22nd December 1973, which ended in a 0-2 defeat and was given the unenviable task of taking over Bobby Moore's number six shirt at the Boleyn; he proved to be a willing deputy. After a spell with Boston Minutemen in the North American Soccer League in 1974, he moved to Aldershot and made over 200 League Appearances for the Hampshire club.

498 BEST Clyde 497 DEATH Stephen 496 HOLLAND Pat HOLLAND Pat BLUE 505 ROBSON Bryan 1971 506 DURRELL Joe 507 COKER Ade 511 LUTTON Bertie 518 WOOLER Alan 517 PADDON Graham 516 McGIVEN Mick 515 GOULD Bobby Autographs : Ted Fenton Autographs : John Lyall 465 DEAR Brian Best Clyde & Steve 495 GROTIER Peter COKER Adewunmi to Steve