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On This Day

in History


A One Day Football Sale

Presented by Dave Alexander of Football Wanted

Monday 30th March at 9:00am

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When Great Britain declared war on Germany on 4th August 1914, it had a negative effect on association football; in some countries competitions were suspended and players signed up to fight. However, the Football League continued with the 1914-15 season. Most football players were professionals and were tied to clubs through one-year renewable contracts. Players could only join the armed forces if the clubs agreed to cancel their contracts.


On 6 September 1914, author Arthur Conan Doyle made a direct appeal for footballers to volunteer for service. Many players heeded the calls, and a special Football Battalion was formed, as part of the Middlesex Regiment. The regiment was led by Frank Buckley, who later estimated that over 500 of the battalion's original 600 men had died. There were over 5,000 men playing professional football in Great Britain in 1914, and of those, 2,000 had joined the military services.


‘theyflysohigh’ highlights the plight of eight players associated with the Hammers who gave their lives while serving their country.




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A Castle on Green Street

Part One : 1904-1966

A Castle on Green Street

Tony Hogg is pleased to announce that his alternative history on West Ham United's 112 year tenure at the Boleyn Ground is finally ready to be printed.


Tony has crossed the t’s and dotted the i’s. His script has been proof-read and has just gone through the design stage.


His eagerly awaited publication will be out in the New Year.


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"But back to the harsh realities of post-war Britain and the East End in particular, where, in not too distant Hornchurch, there had been a bus strike on VE Day.


Rationing, which would continue into the 50s, meant there were shortages of almost everything, especially anything which began with ‘B’, like beer, bacon, bananas and bread.


Ironically, Winston Churchill, who had won the war in most minds, proceeded to lose the election in a landslide to Labour’s Clement Attlee.


At the microcosm which was the Boleyn Ground, beerless, but not cheerless, life went on."

A couple of extracts from the book:

"So the final shots were about to be played out of this, West Ham’s most successful, unsuccessful season of all time.


It was the most exhilarating, exasperating, frustrating and downright infuriating in the club’s rich history.

With just two matches to go, the season fizzled out in anticlimax, with disappointing defeats at Stoke (1-0) and Leicester (2-1, Byrne). The team failed to better their points total of the previous campaign.


There would be no silverware for the West Ham players to hold aloft and parade through the teeming, banner bedecked streets of East London this year.


But there would be gold for a chosen three of their number, called to do battle on a higher stage, where immortality awaited them."




Matchday in History

Matchday Tribute to Harry Kinsell

West Ham United


West Bromwich Albion

Hammers' Trophy Cabinet


Southern Junior Floodlight Cup Final


1930 - 2018

'theyflysohigh' is sad to hear that Vic has passed away after a short illness.


A full a fitting tribute to our former striker will be prepare over the coming week.

Vic Keeble

'On This Day'





First-ever Football League match

'On This Day'





This is the start of a mammoth project to identify and record EVERY non First Team player back to 1895.


Starting with the letter "A".


Various other "Letters" in this Who's Who of Reserves and Youth players have been uploaded but as yet are not in a structured format and will be subject to change.


Bear with me this is going to take sometime to complete.

Reserves & Youth         (click the PIcture Link above)

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1January 5, 1957ReadingFA Youth Cup - 4th RoundElm Park 4-2

2January 5, 1957ReadingFA Youth Cup - 4th RoundElm Park 4-2


3August 24, 1957Newbury TownMetropolitan LeagueTown Ground 2-1


4August 26, 1957Bexleyheath & WellingTed Fenton TrophyPark View Road 6-3


5October 23, 1957AldershotSouthern Junior Floodlit Cup - 1st RdRecreation Ground 3-1


6November 6, 1957Luton TownFA Youth Cup - 1st RoundUpton Park 7-0

7November 6, 1957Luton TownFA Youth Cup - 1st RoundUpton Park 7-0


8November 20, 1957Norwich CityFA Youth Cup - 2nd RoundCarrow Road 2-1


9November 28, 1957Charlton AthleticLondon Mid-Week LegaueThe Valley 1-0


10February 22, 1958MillwallSouth East Counties LeagueUpton Park 10-0


11April 22, 1958ArsenalSouthern Junior Floodlit Cup - FinalUpton Park  5-1


12August 30, 1958Cardiff CityFootball CombinationNinian Park 4-2


13December 20, 1958Eastbourne UnitedFA Youth Cup - 3rd RoundPrinces Park 6-0


14December 27, 1958Charlton AthleticFootball CombinationUpton Park 3-1


15May 9, 1959Ruti (Switzerland)Youth Team TourRuti 3-2


16September 26, 1960Charlton AthleticLeague CupUpton Park 3-264thMoore fired a fine low drive first time from dead centre of the goal


17December 17, 1960Wolverhampton WanderersFirst DivisionUpton Park 5-049thMoore slid cleverly past Slater & Clamp, dribbled wide of Sidebottom to score a fine goal


18April 26, 1961Rainham TownFriendlyDeri Park 6-1

19April 26, 1961Rainham TownFriendlyDeri Park 6-1


20December 18, 1961Wolverhampton WanderersFirst DivisionUpton Park 4-2 4thMoore intercepted a Flowers clearance & hit the ball high into the net from the edge of the area


21December 18, 1961Wolverhampton WanderersFirst DivisionUpton Park 4-2 28thMoore coolly netted from 5 yards after Musgrove had back healed a Woosnam pass


22February 3, 1962ChelseaFirst DivisionStamford Bridge 1-034thBobby hit it first time with his right foot from outside the penalty-box, and Peter Bonetti watched helplessly as it sailed into the far top corner


23November 3, 1962Bolton WanderersFirst DivisionUpton Park 1-245thMoore headed Hammers level from John Bond's perfect free-kick


24November 13, 1962FinchleyFriendlySummers Lane 4-2


25December 1, 1962West Bromwich AlbionFirst DivisionUpton Park 2-252ndMoore headed a great goal to convert a free-kick by Ron Boyce


26April 22, 1963Nottingham ForestFirst DivisionUpton Park 4-179thMoore surged upfield to tap in a Sealey cross wide of Peter Grummitt


27April 24, 1963Northampton TownFootball CombinationUpton Park 8-0


28May 20, 1963Bata SportsFriendlyBata Sports Field, East Tilbury 8-2

29May 20, 1963Bata SportsFriendlyBata Sports Field, East Tilbury 8-2


30November 6, 1963Ashford TownFriendlyEssella Park Ground 7-1


31November 30, 1963FulhamFirst DivisionUpton Park 1-171stMacedo was unsighted when Moore equalised after Keetch had headed away a Byrne corner


32August 7, 1964FK AustriaFriendlyPrater Stadium 3-0


33March 27, 1964Stoke CityFirst DivisionUpton Park 4-14thMoore heads in Bond's free-kick


34September 7, 1964Wolverhampton WanderersFirst DivisionUpton Park 5-047thMoore crashed home the 4th goal from 30 yards


35November 3, 1965Rotherham UnitedLeague CupMillmoor 2-123rdMoore curled an unstoppable free-kick which dipped in under the bar


36January 5, 1966PolandEngland FriendlyGoodison Park 1-174thCohen charged upfield, shaking off two challenges en route chipped the ball into the middle & saw Moore head it down over the line for the match-saver


37March 9, 1966West Bromwich AlbionLeague CupUpton Park 2-172ndBobby Moore's volley from near the touch-line was a true "bolt from the blue" to provide the equaliser


38May 11, 1966Ex-Hammers XIJohn Bond TestimonialUpton Park 7-4


39 June 29, 1966NorwayEngland FriendlyUllevaal Stadion, Oslo 6-140th Moore got on the score sheet with a right foot 25 yard drive


40August 29, 1966ArsenalFirst DivisionUpton Park 2-234ththey (Arsenal) were shaken by Bobby Moore's wonderful 40 yard shot which put us back in the reckoning


41December 27, 1966BlackpoolFirst DivisionUpton Park 4-080thMoore fired in from 30 yards, a candidate for goal of the season


42April 5, 1967Shrewbury TownFriendlyGay Meadow 4-160thMoore scored with a left footed shot from the edge of the penalty area


43April 5, 1967Shrewbury TownFriendlyGay Meadow 4-173rdMoore scored Hammers 4th goal with a brilliant flick into the net past keeper Boswell


44May 15, 1967Select XIKen Brown TestimonialUpton Park 5-9


45August 5, 1967Borussia RheineFriendlyJahn Stadium 8-238thMoore chipped the ball nonchantly home from fully 40 yards for Hammers 3rd goal


46August 29, 1967BurnleyFirst DivisionTurf Moor 3-310thMoore took a perfect pass from Peters & crashed the ball past Thompson from just inside the area


47September 9,1967SunderlandFirst DivisionRoker Park 5-176thMoore scored with a 30 yard bullet


48September 23, 1967FulhamFirst DivisionCraven Cottage 3-039thMoore forcefully headed home a centre from Redknapp


49October 25, 1967Eastbourne UnitedFriendlyPrinces Park 4-2


50February 3, 1968FulhamFirst DivisionUpton Park 7-249thAn unmarked Moore headed home a cross from John Sissons from 6 yards


51August 3, 1968BSC HerthaFriendlyOlympic Stadium 2-0


52August 7, 1968Bata SportsFriendlyBata Sports Field, East Tilbury 2-1

53August 7, 1968Bata SportsFriendlyBata Sports Field, East Tilbury 2-1


54October 19, 1968SunderlandFirst DivisionUpton Park 8-026thMoore thundered home a glorious free-kick


55November 2, 1968Queens Park RangersFirst DivisionUpton Park 4-330thMoore scored with a spectacular 20 yarder


56May 14, 1969Tottenham HotspurAmerican TourBaltimore 3-4


57May 17, 1969Dundee UnitedAmerican TourBaltimore 6-1


58September 5, 1970EvertonFirst DivisionUpton Park 1-267thMoore scored with a cracking drive from 30 yards


59November 14, 1970Wolverhampton WanderersFirst DivisionUpton Park 3-352ndMoore thumped a spectacular 25 yard volley to give West Ham the lead


60September 25, 1971Stoke CityFirst DivisionUpton Park 2-179thMoore's shot hit Denis Smith's foot & curved over Gordon Banks for the winner


61August 19, 1972Leicester CityFirst DivisionUpton Park 5-217thMoore's shot from 18 yards was deflected en route to beat Peter Shilton


62September 9, 1972ChelseaFirst DivisionStamford Bridge 3-123rdMoore scored a superb goal from 30 yards


63October 21, 1972Manchester CityFirst DivisionMaine Road 3-470thMoore beat both Book & Booth to head home a cross from Ayris


64May 21, 1961Hong KongFA TourHong Kong 4-2


65September 21, 1960Vejle (Denmanrk)Under-23Maine Road 5-1 56th a scoring debut with England’s fourth goal a shot from 20 yards.


66February 8, 1961Wales Under-23Goodison Park 2-0 63rda 25 yard free kick, quickly taken by Moore struck Wales’ centre-half Mel Nurse, and finished in the net

January 5, 1957

January 5, 1957

August 24, 1957

August 26, 1957

October 23, 1957

November 6, 1957

November 6, 1957

November 20, 1957

November 28, 1957

February 22, 1958

April 22, 1958



Newbury Town

Bexleyheath & Welling


Luton Town

Luton Town

Norwich City

Charlton Athletic














FA Youth Cup - 4th Round

FA Youth Cup - 4th Round

Metropolitan League

Ted Fenton Trophy

Southern Junior Floodlit Cup - 1st Rd

FA Youth Cup - 1st Round

FA Youth Cup - 1st Round

FA Youth Cup - 2nd Round

London Mid-Week Legaue

South East Counties League

Southern Junior Floodlit Cup - Final

Elm Park

Elm Park

Town Ground

Park View Road

Recreation Ground

Upton Park

Upton Park

Carrow Road

The Valley

Upton Park

Upton Park












74th minute : Cohen charged upfield, shaking off two challenges en route chipped the ball into the middle & saw Moore head it down over the line for the match-saver