Tuesday, April 12, 2011

English Leagues the 70s: West Ham Fulham FA Cup 1974 1975

3 May 1975
Wembley Stadium, London

Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Pat Partridge

 The Hammers won only thirteen of their forty‑two League games during the 1974‑5 season, while Fulham averaged exactly one point per match in the Second Division. Yet, such is the fickleness of Cup fortune that, against all the odds, two moderate sides fought their way to the Final.
It was a Final abounding in personalities. Alec Stock and Ron Greenwood had already tasted Cup success at Wembley as managers and Fulham could boast two ex‑England captains in Mullery and Moore.

Fulham looked to be the better side in a dull first half, with the ball rarely in either penalty‑area except when defenders passed nervously back to their goalkeepers. Lacey went close with powerful headers from Conway's corner kick and Mullery's free‑kick. At the other end Brooking's cracking volley from thirty‑five yards soared high over the bar.
West Ham slowly but surely increased the pressure after the interval, and made the vital breakthrough on the hour. Mellor parried Jennings' awkwardly swerving shot and the rebound was gratefully slammed home from six yards by Alan Taylor.
West Ham scored an almost identical goal four minutes later. Mellor failed to make a clean catch from Paddon's hard shot and Taylor again put the ball in.
In a most sporting Final, intelligently refereed by Pat Partridge, neither trainer set foot on the pitch.

West Ham United : Day, McDowell, Taylor T, Lock, Lampard, Bonds, Paddon, Brooking, Jennings, Taylor A, Holland
Fulham : McFaul, Clark, Kennedy, McDermott, Howard, Moncur, Smith(Gibb), Cassidy, Macdonald, Tudor, Hibbitt

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Frank Lampard Sr.
A one-club man, first as a player, then as coach and, until the summer of 2001, as assistant manager, Frank Lampard signed professional forms at West Ham United in September 1965, the right-footed left back gradually establishing himself in The Hammers first X1. His commitment to the cause and his forward forays endeared him to the home supporters, while Lampard's work down his side's left flank also impressed the England manager, Sir Alf Ramsey, who picked the defender for the under-23 side four times during the 1971-72 season.
Already 23 years old when handed his first cap for England, one year later his debut for the senior side came in a Wembley friendly with Yugoslavia. However, for the next eight years, the defender looked likely to remain a one-cap wonder' as successive managers of the international side overlooked him. But then, in May 1980, his one-time club manager, Ron Greenwood, named him as England's no.3 for an away fixture with Australia. A memorable game for the experienced full-back, a few weeks before his international recall Frank Lampard had danced a jig of delight after heading the goal that took the Hammers to the 1980 F.A.Cup Final.
Wembley then proving to be a happy hunting ground for the second time in five years for John Lyall's team. Four seasons earlier, Frank Lampard had started every game as Lyall's men finished runners-up in the 1975-76 European Cup-Winners Cup competition.
The brother-in-law of his former team mate and ex West Ham boss, Harry Redknapp, and the uncle of the Liverpool and England midfielder, Jamie Redknapp, as a long-serving player at Upton Park, Frank Lampard racked up more than 600 first-team appearances for West Ham United before looking on from the touchline as his son and namesake, Frank Lampard Junior, emulated his achievements by winning a regular place in West Ham's first-team and playing for England. (www.tobn.co.uk)



  1. first link (part 2) is not working :(

    cheers from Malapane Valley in Poland, great job dude ^^

  2. hola amigo el primer link parte 2 no funciona, MUCHAS GRACIAS

  3. Something weird about that part, it's on my file manager but with 0 uploads, much under the other parts.... reupload that thursday late afternoon

  4. ok ready for upload , will be for friday morning

  5. OK REUPLOADED : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2IJD36BW same name but link apparent

  6. Good afternoon!

    Great work from you, thanks very much.
    Just one thing, the password in part n. 2 doesn't work... it would be great if you can fix it.
    Thaks again

  7. Julio, the link for part 2 is working but you need to use the password twb22.blogspot.com

    Twb22, thank you again for all of your hard work with these uploads. The English football from the 1970s and early 1980s in particular brings back a lot of happy memories!

    Do you happen to have the 1970 League Cup Final (Man City v WBA), either of the England v Wales games from the 1974 World Cup Qualifiers or England v Argentina from 1974 please?