1930-31 Football League : First division

ASTON VILLA : Football League First Division


31_01_03 WHU v. Aston Villa 01

Upton Park 5 - 5 (Gibbins 2, Barrett, Harris, Yews) 3 January 1931 Att: 18,810


Dixon Earl England Collins Barrett Cadwell Yews Earle Gibbins James Harris


ERNEST ENGLAND makes his Hammers debut against ASTON VILLA at Upton Park


CHELSEA : FA Cup (Third Round)


31_01_10 WHU v. Chelsea FAC3 01

Upton Park 1 - 3 (Gibbins) 10 January 1930 Att: 21,000


Dixon Earl Wade Collins Barrett Cadwell Yews Earle Gibbins James Ruffell


CHELSEA : Football League First Division


31_01_17 Chelsea v. WHU

Stamford Bridge 1 - 2 (Gibbins) 17 January 1931 Att: 40,011


Dixon Earl Wade Collins Barrett Norris Yews Earle Gibbins James Ruffell


Image courtesy of Chas Sturton


NEWCASTLE UNITED : Football League First Division


31_01_26 WHU v. Newcastle United 01

Upton Park 3 - 2 (Earle, Gibbins, James) 26 January 1931 Att: 9,090


Hufton Earl England Collins Barrett Norris Yews Earle Gibbins James Ruffell


West Ham United's saw off Newcastle United in a five-goal thriller at teh Boleyn Ground. The Hammers were seventh in the table when the Magpies came to town, and they rose a place with this victory. Stanley Earte, Wilf James and Vivian Gibbins were all on target as the home crowd went home happy. However, West Ham would only win two more games all season as they slipped down the table to finish in 18th position.


SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY : Football League First Division


31_01_31 Sheffield Wednesday v. WHU

Hillsborough 3 - 5 (James, Watson, Yews) 31 January 1931 Att: 16,796


Dixon Earl Wade Collins Barrett Cadwell Yews Earle Watson James Ruffell


Image courtesy of Andrew Conway


GRIMSBY TOWN : Football League First Division


31_02_07 WHU v. Grimsby Town Version 02

Upton Park 3 - 4 (Ruffell 3) 7 February 1931 Att: 15,559


Dixon Earl England Norris Barrett Cadwell Yews Gibbins Watson James Ruffell


MANCHESTER UNITED : Football League First Division


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Old Trafford 0 - 1 14 February 1931 Att: 9,745


Hufton Goodacre Wade Collins Barrett Musgrave Yews Earle Watson James Ruffell


REG GOODACRE and JOE MUSGRAVE both make their Hammers debut against MANCHESTER UNITED at OLD TRAFFORD


BLACKBURN ROVERS : Football League First Division


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Ewood Park 0 - 1 21 February 1931 Att: 9,680


Dixon Earl Wade Collins St Pier Cadwell Yews Earle Watson James Ruffell


ARSENAL : Football League First Division


31_02_28 WHU v. Arsenal Version 02

Upton Park 2 - 4 (Earle, Watson) 28 February 1931 Att: 30,361


Dixon Earl Wade Collins Barrett Cadwell Yews Earle Watson James Ruffell


SHEFFIELD UNITED : Football League First Division


31_03_07 Sheffield United v. WHU

Bramall Lane 2 - 1 (Ruffell, Yews) 7 March 1931 Att: 13,315


Dixon Earl Wade Collins Barrett Musgrave Yews Earle Watson James Ruffell


BIRMINGHAM CITY : Football League First Division


31_03_16 WHU v. Birmingham City 01

Upton Park 1 - 2 (Watson) 16 March 1931 Att: 8,521


Dixon Wade England Collins Barrett Musgrave Yews Earle Watson James Ruffell


LEEDS UNITED : Football League First Division


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Elland Road 0 - 3 21 March 1931 Att: 11,611


Dixon Goodacre England Collins Barrett Musgrave Yews Earle Watson James Ruffell


DERBY COUNTY : Football League First Division


31_03_28 WHU v. Derby County 01

Upton Park 0 - 1 28 March 1931 Att: 16,658


Hufton Goodacre Fryatt Collins Barrett Cadwell Yews Earle Gibbins Watson Ruffell


ARTHUR FRYATT makes his Hammers debut against DERBY COUNTY at Upton Park


BOLTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division


31_03_28 WHU v. Derby County 01

Upton Park 1 - 4 (Wood) 3 April 1931 Att: 19,116


Hufton Goodacre Earl Collins Barrett Cadwell Wood Earle Watson James Ruffell


LEICESTER CITY : Football League First Division


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Filbert Street 1 - 1 (Gamble) 4 April 1931 Att: 13,808


Hufton Goodacre Earl Collins Barrett Cadwell Yews Earle Gamble Pollard Ruffell


FREDERICK GAMBLE makes his Hammers debut against LEICESTER CITY AT Filbert Street


BOLTON WANDERERS : Football League First Division


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Burnden Park 2 - 4 (Barrett, Gamble) 6 April 1931 Att: 20,229


Hufton Goodacre Earl Collins Barrett Cadwell Wood Pollard Gamble James Harris


BLACKPOOL : Football League First Division


31_04_11 WHU v. Blackpool 01

Upton Park 3 - 2 (Gibbins, Musgrave, Ruffell) 11 April 1931 Att: 15,514


Hufton Earl Wade Collins Barrett Norris Yews Earle Gibbins Musgrave Ruffell


MANCHESTER CITY : Football League First Division


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Maine Road 1 - 1 (Gibbins) 18 April 1931 Att: 13,737


Hufton Earl Wade Collins Barrett Norris Yews Pollard Gibbins Musgrave Ruffell


284 JAMES Wilf - Wales

22 April 1931

WILF JAMES third Hammer to represent WALES

NORTHERN IRELAND Home Championship Racecourse Ground, Wrexham 3-2


SUNDERLAND : Football League First Division


31_04_25 WHU v. Sunderland 01

Upton Park 0 - 3 25 April 1931 Att: 10,118


Dixon Earl Wade Collins Barrett Norris Yews Pollard Gibbins Musgrave Ruffell


LIVERPOOL : Football League First Division


31_05_02 Liverpool v. WHU

Anfield 0 - 2 2 May 1931 Att: 14,523


Hufton Earl Wade Collins Barrett Norris Wood Earle Watson James Ruffell


Image courtesy of Andrew Conway



1930-31


PETCHEY George

24 June 1931

GEORGE PETCHEY (1952-53) Born this day Whitechapel, London


Given only two Second Division outings during his time at Upton Park in the inside-right position, his initial appearance being made against Hull City in a 0-0 draw at Upton Park on the 1 September 1952, and the other against Birmingham City five days later, also at the Boleyn. He went on to make over 250 appearances for Queens Park Rangers as a wing-half. Transferred to Crystal Palace in May 1960, he made a further 153 senior showings for the Glaziers and was an ever-present as Palace won promotion to Division Three in 1961. Also helped them into Second Division in 1964, before injury ended his career in 1965. He then won further fame as manager of Leyton Orient and Millwall, after cutting his teeth in management as Bert Head's assistant. In 1986 he was helping to run Brighton's junior teams and went on to be the Youth Development Officer at the Goldstone Ground.



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