1920-21 Football League : Division II

Manager: Syd King

The Hammers would once again rely on Syd Puddefoot to score the goals and he was on target in the opening game with Hull City and then scored three goals in home and away victories over Wolverhampton Wanderers. October was a poor month, with only one win in six matches, this being a 1-0 success at Coventry City. The goals flowed in November, however, with nine goals netted in two home games. Sheffield Wednesday were beaten 4-0, with Puddefoot scoring all four goals and netting two more in the 5-0 defeat of Stockport County. In this game Alf Leafe was also on target with a hat-trick. The team seemed to play well in alternate months, as there were no wins in December but on New Year’s Day Coventry City were thrashed 7-0 at the Boleyn, with Puddefoot claiming four goals.

A week later the Hammers were knocked out of the FA Cup after losing 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday. In the league the side were still inconsistent; four wins, which included a Puddefoot hat-trick against Leeds, were followed by three defeats with no goals being scored. The season continued in a similar vein with the side relying too much on Puddefoot scoring. The campaign ended with a respectable fifth-place finish, some ten points behind champions Birmingham City.


LAWS of the GAME:

Rule change: Players cannot now be "Off-side" from a "thrown-in"



HULL CITY : Football League Division II


20_08_08 WHU v. Hull City

Upton Park 1 - 1 (Puddefoot) 28 August 1920 Att: 26,000

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Cumming Shea Puddefoot Simmons Young


JIM SIMMONS makes his Hammers debut against HULL CITY at Upton Park



WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Football League Division II


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Molineux 2 - 1 (Puddefoot 2) 30 August 1920 Att: 20,000

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Cumming Shea Puddefoot Simmons Young


HULL CITY : Football League Division II


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Boothferry Park 1 - 2 (Simmons) 4 September 1920 Att: 12,000

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Cumming Shea Puddefoot Simmons Young



WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Football League Division II


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Upton Park 1 - 0 (Puddefoot) 6 September 1920 Att: 15,000

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Simmons Shea Puddefoot Crowther Young



CROWTHER George

GEORGE CROWTHER makes his Hammers debut against WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS at Upton Park



FULHAM : Football League Division II

20_09_11 Fulham v. WHU

Craven Cottage 0 - 0 11 September 1920 Att: 30,000

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Simmons Shea Puddefoot Crowther Bradshaw


THE YORKSHIRE POST

Monday, September 13, 1920


Fulham v. WHU 1920


FULHAM : Football League Division II


20_09_18 WHU v. Fulham

Upton Park

2 - 0 (Kay, Puddefoot)

18 September 1920 Att: 20,000

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Simmons Shea Puddefoot Crowther Young



CARDIFF CITY : Football League Division II


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Ninian Park

0 - 0

25 September 1920 Att: 30,000

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Simmons Shea Puddefoot Watson Young



WATSON Vic

Victor Watson

VICTOR WATSON makes his Hammers debut against CARDIFF CITY at Ninian Park



CARDIFF CITY : Football League Division II


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Upton Park

2 - 0 (Kay, Puddefoot) 18 September 1920 Att: 20,000

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Simmons Shea Puddefoot Watson Young



COVENTRY CITY : Football League Division II


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Highfield Road

1 - 0 (Watson) 4 October 1920 Att: 8,000

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Simmons Shea Puddefoot Watson Young



LEICESTER CITY : Football League Division II


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Filbert Street

0 - 1 9 October 1920 Att: 17,000

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Simmons Shea Puddefoot Watson Young



CLAPTON ORIENT : London Challenge Cup (First Round)


20_11_20 WHU v. Clapton Orient LCC 1

Upton Park

0 - 1 11 October 1920 Att:

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Smithurst Shea Puddefoot Butcher Young



LEICESTER CITY : Football League Division II


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Upton Park

0 - 1 16 October 1920 Att: 25,000

Hufton Cope Burton Tresadern Kay McCrae Smithurst Shea Puddefoot Butcher Young



BLACKPOOL : Football League Division II


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Bloomfield Road

0 - 1 23 October 1920 Att: 10,000

Hufton Cope Lee Tresadern Kay McCrae Cumming Bailey Puddefoot Shea Young



BLACKPOOL : Football League Division II


20_10_30 WHU v. Blackpool

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Puddefoot) 30 October 1920 Att: 20,000

Hufton Lane Cope Tresadern Kay McCrae Cumming Shea Puddefoot Bailey Young



SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : Football League Division II


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Hillsborough

1 - 0 (Puddefoot) 6 November 1920 Att: 30,000

Hufton Lane Cope Tresadern Burton McCrae Carter Shea Puddefoot Bailey Young



SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : Football League Division II


20_11_13 WHU v. Sheffield Wednesday

Upton Park

4 - 0 (Puddefoot 4 [1 pen]) 13 November 1920 Att: 20,000

Hufton Lane Cope Allen Burton McCrae Carter Shea Puddefoot Bailey Young



20_11_13 Puddefoot cartoon


STOCKPORT COUNTY : Football League Division II


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Edgeley Park 0 - 2 20 November 1920 Att: 9,000

Hufton Lane Cope Allen Burton Tresadern Carter Shea Puddefoot Bailey Young



STOCKPORT COUNTY : Football League Division II

20_11_27 WHU v. Stockport County

Upton Park

5 - 0 (Leafe 3, Puddefoot 2) 27 November 1920 Att: 20,000

Hufton Lane Cope Allen Kay Tresadern Carter Simmons Puddefoot Leafe Young



STOKE CITY : Football League Division II


20_12_04 Stoke City v. WHU

Image courtesy of Richard Miller


Victoria Ground

0 - 1 4 December 1920 Att: 10,000

Hufton Lane Cope Allen Kay Tresadern Carter Simmons Puddefoot Leafe Young


THE YORKSHIRE POST

Monday, December 6, 1920


Stoke CIty v. WHU


STOKE CITY : Football League Division II


20_12_11 WHU v. Stoke City

Upton Park

1 - 0 (Puddefoot) 11 December 1920 Att: 18,000

Hufton Cope Lane Allen Kay Tresadern Carter Bailey Puddefoot Leafe Young



BIRMINGHAM : Football League Division II


20_12_25 WHU v. Birmingham

Upton Park

1 - 1 (Bishop) 25 December 1920 Att: 23,000

Hufton Lane Cope Allen Kay Tresadern Carter Simmons Puddefoot Bishop Young


SYD BISHOP makes his Hammers debut against BIRMINGHAM at Upton Park



BIRMINGHAM : Football League Division II


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St Andrews

1 - 2 (Puddefoot) 27 December 1920 Att: 65,000

Hufton Burton Cope Allen Kay Tresadern Simmons Bishop Puddefoot Leafe Young



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