History[ edit ] East to west alignment[ edit ] The London, Tilbury and Southend Railway direct line from Bow to Barking was constructed east to west through the middle of the Parish of West Ham in Before this, trains took a longer route via Stratford and Forest Gate to the north. The new line opened with stations initially at Bromley, Plaistow and East Ham.
The repair yard of the Castle Shipping Line was a very near neighbour and their work team, initially known as the Castle Swiftswould informally merge with the Thames Ironworks own team. The team played on a strictly amateur basis for at least, with a team featuring a number of works employees.
Thomas Freeman was a ships fireman and Walter Parks, a clerk. Other employees included William Chapman, George Sage and Fred Chamberlain, as well as apprentice riveter Charlie Dovewho was West ham have a great influence on the club's future at a later date.
They turned professional in upon entering the Southern League Second Division, and were promoted to the First Division at the first attempt. They comfortably fended off the challenge of local rivals Fulham in a relegation play-off, 5—1 in late April and retained their First Division status.
Hills, who had been an Oxford University " Blue ," but changed the following season by adopting the sky blue shirts and white shorts combination worn through to Following growing disputes over the running and financing of the club, in June Thames Ironworks F.
Because of the original "works team" roots and links still represented upon the club badgethey are still known as "the Irons" or "the Hammers" amongst fans and the media.
West Ham's first game in their new home West ham against fierce rivals Millwall themselves an Ironworks team, albeit for a rival company drawing a crowd of 10, and with West Ham running out 3—0 winners,  and as the Daily Mirror wrote on 2 September"Favoured by the weather turning fine after heavy rains of the morning, West Ham United began their season most auspiciously yesterday evening; when they beat Millwall by 3 goals to 0 on their new enclosure at Upton Park.
Their opponents were Bolton Wanderers. This was also known as the White Horse Finalso named because an estimatedpeople came to see the match; spilling out on to the pitch, which had to be cleared prior to kick-off, by "Billie," a giant white horse actually grey being ridden by PC George Scorey.
The Cup Final match itself ended 2—0 to Bolton.
The team enjoyed mixed success in Division 1 but retained their status for ten years and reached the FA Cup semi-final in Following relegation, King had mental health problems.
He appeared drunk at a board meeting and soon after committed suicide. The club spent most of the next 30 years in this division, first under Paynter and then later under the leadership of former player Ted Fenton. Fenton succeeded in getting the club once again promoted to the top level of English football in With the considerable input of player Malcolm AllisonFenton helped develop both the initial batch of future West Ham stars and West Ham's approach to the game.
The team was led by the young Bobby Moore. Also included on the statue is Everton 's Ray Wilson. They reached the final by defeating Everton in the semi-final. West Ham were promoted to Division One inand finished in the top ten of the first division for the next three seasons before achieving their highest-ever league finish of third in —86; a group of players which came to be known as The Boys of However, they suffered relegation again inwhich resulted in Lyall's sacking.
Lyall left West Ham after 34 years service. Now back in the top flight, Bonds saw West Ham through one of their most controversial seasons. With the club planning to introduce a bond schemethere was crowd unrest. West Ham finished last and were relegated back to Division Two after only one season.
With Trevor Morley and Clive Allen scoring 40 goals, they guaranteed themselves second place on the last day of the season with a 2—0 home win against Cambridge Unitedand with it promotion to the Premier League.
Shortly after arriving at the club, however, he became unhappy, citing homesickness from his native Oxford as the reason. Bonds in particular found this attitude hard to understand compared to his own committed, never-say-die approach; providing for Bonds' further evidence of the decay in the modern game and modern player.
With rumours of his old club AFC Bournemouth being prepared to offer him a position,  the West Ham board and their managing director, Peter Storriemade a controversial move.
The board were anxious not to lose Redknapp's services and offered Bonds a place away from the day-to-day affairs of the club—on the West Ham board. This would have allowed them to appoint Redknapp as manager.
Bonds refused the post offered and walked away from the club. We're sad that Bill is going, and it's a big blow but it's time to move on and we have appointed a great manager.
Always willing to enter the transfer market, Redknapp bought in the winter transfer window John Hartson and Paul Kitson who added the impetus needed at the season's end.FA Cup: Wigan West Ham highlights. League One leaders Wigan caused an FA Cup upset by beating Premier League side West Ham, who had Arthur .
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