Tag: West Ham United

Video of the Day: West Ham United vs Arsenal, April 1973

This weekend at The Boleyn Ground, West Ham United take on Arsenal in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off. This match marks the beginning of an important few days for West Ham, who also finally play their FA Cup quarter-final replay match against Manchester United next week in two matches that will go a long way toward deciding the fate of the club’s season. Dropping two points at home against Crystal Palace last weekend has put them on something of a back foot with regard to grabbing a Champions League place, but they can get back on track by picking up...

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Video of the Day: The Big Match – Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United, December 1969

Tottenham Hotspur make the short trip to Upton Park this evening for the last time, to play West Ham United in a Premier League match of critical importance at the top of the table. This morning, though, we’re going all the way back to the end of the 1960s for a match between the two clubs that featured on ITV’s weekend highlights show, The Big Match. It’s December 1969, the Saturday before Christmas, and host/commentator Brian Moore is bemoaning the effect of Christmas shopping on attendances, as mid-table Spurs play host to a West Ham United team that has...

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Video of the Day: West Ham United vs Manchester United, October 1982

By 1982, West Ham United were back as an established First Division football club. Relegated from the top flight for the first time in two decades in 1978, the club had responded by winning the FA Cup against Arsenal from the Second Division in 1980 and then getting promoted back as Second Division champions whilst reaching the final of the League Cup before losing to Liverpool after a replay the following year. Getting promoted back wouldn’t cause the club any significant problems on the pitch, either. In their first season back the team finished in ninth place, and would...

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Sunday Night At The Football Palladium 4: West Ham United vs Everton, October 1975

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. It’s time to empty our collective heads for an hour, sit back, and enjoy some Sunday night football from a bygone era. As most – if not all – of you will be plenty aware by now, West Ham United will be leaving the Boleyn Ground at the end of this season for the Olympic Stadium, so tonight we’re going back a full four decades to October 1975, to a time when the club was the holder of the FA Cup. This is an episode of London Weekend Television’s The Big Match, so it...

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Going, Going, Gone – The Bell Tolls For The Boleyn Ground

The “Sold” sign went up at The Boleyn Ground yesterday, a point of no return in West Ham United’s enduringly controversial plans to leave The Boleyn Ground, the club’s home for the last one hundred and ten years, for the newer pastures of the Olympic Stadium in nearby Stratford. Yet whilst this was an announcement that was expected by most, there has been a solemn atmosphere amongst the club’s supporters over the last couple of days or so, and the feeling that, of all the people that are likely to benefit the most as a result of this move,...

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