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Memories of West Ham

The great Liam Brady, the young Paul Ince and Frank McAvennie and Tony Cottee up front not an easy game, but Pompey even though we had a few injuries pulled off a great 2-1 victory after being a goal behind, our saviour being Kevin Dillon who scored both of our goals.

We also got a point at Upton Park that year when I think Terry 'Casualty Ward' Connor got our equaliser.

Two seasons later I remember they came to Fratton and beat us 1-0 when Leroy Rosenior scored the winner. I think we lost 1-2 at Upton Park and Martin Kuhl scored for us. I loved that man, what a winner he was, in a poor team.

Then fast forward to 1992, Fratton Park, and we are live on the television, in those days we never won if we were on the box and struggled to even score, we are doing well and then Andy Awford and the Legend have a major misunderstanding which results in Clive Allen poaching the winner as only he could, and also that week the Ice Man was sold to Derby, put me on suicide watch I cant believe it!!

Hope this evokes some memories.

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Date:Tuesday October 23 2007

Time: 10:37PM

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brilliant Owenspompey - exactly the kind of thing the 'previous encounters' idea is looking for!
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23/10/2007 22:40:00

Owens - took me back a bit, some great memories - 'Martin Khul' not heard his name in a while, he really was a diamond in a sack of coal wasn't he? Also from a West Ham point of view Frank McAvennie and Tony Cottee up front together were awesome I also feel sorry for Frank as Cottee went on to bigger things, but he in my opinion, was what, initially at least, made Cottee tick
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24/10/2007 07:27:00

What I remember the match for was been 16, falling down the stairs before the match, begging my mum to let me go still and having to listen the game on the radio with my toenail completely removed!
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24/10/2007 07:42:00

Glad i brought back some memories, West Ham versus Pompey is usually a good game, and i think recently we have done well against them. I just hope that we keep up the good work on Saturday. I agree the Cottee/McAvennie partnership was very good and really produced a lot of goals for the Hammers.
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24/10/2007 08:20:00

Watching Argentine wonderkid Mascherano jog right in front of my seat while the game was raging on without him. What the hell?
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24/10/2007 10:43:00

Owens we certainly did have some injuries. If I remember Malcolm Shotton was at centre half. Otherwise my memories of Hammers games are really dowm to Testimonial games - Jimmy Dickinson and Albert McCann to name two.
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24/10/2007 12:33:00

i was at the match in 87-88 when we got our first win of the season against West Ham in the old division one. If my memory serves me right Kevin Dillon scored? must have been the end of August 87. the good old days.
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24/10/2007 12:33:00

Yep Dave, Malcolm Shotton was at Centre Half after the debacle of Paul Mariner at the back, i think that Barry Horne hads to cover at Full Back as Hardyman and Sandford were both unavailable. What a panic buy Shotton was, we were really struggling to get Blakey back from injury and poor Billy Gilbert was trying to defend on his own at times.
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24/10/2007 13:27:00

i think the only game ive seen us play against west ham - acutally being there - was gordon neaes testimonial a few years back, when the late les sealey played in goal for west ham. that must have been in the late 90s or early in the 2000's? what was that defender called we had, anthony fenton? he was one of two brothers that man city has i think - he played in this match.
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24/10/2007 16:19:00

Anthony Fenton was signed by Alan Ball from Man City, he played for us as a substitute at Portman Road, and then Pulis let him go and he vanished off the face of the earth.
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24/10/2007 17:02:00

he was meant to be 'the next big thing, wasnt he... he did have a brother that played for city too didnt he?
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24/10/2007 22:59:00

Showing my age, but I remember Clyde Best, Hammers' centre-forward in the 60's and early 70's, one of the first black players in the country. Also, a young kid called Ade (pronounced Adie) Coker who scored on his debut v Palace. Like everyone, I loved the Moore, Peters, Hurst side that our very own Harry graced.
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