1984–85 West Ham United F.C. season

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West Ham United
1984–85 season
Chairman Len Cearns
Manager John Lyall
Stadium Boleyn Ground
First Division First Division 16th
FA Cup Sixth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Tony Cottee (17)
All:
Tony Cottee (24)

Season summary[edit]

This was West Ham's fourth season in the First Division since their return in season 1980-81. The club were managed by John Lyall and the team captain was Billy Bonds.

The season started well for West Ham and by the fifth game they were in second place in the league. They maintained moderate form and by the end of 1984 were in 12th place. However their form slumped considerably in 1985 and although at no time did not occupy the relegation places in the bottom three of the league, they spent several weeks just one place above. Two wins in the last three games saw them rise to 16th but only two points above a relegation place. Tony Cottee was the top scorer with 24 goals in all competitions. The next highest scorer was Paul Goddard with 14. Cottee also made the most appearance; 49 in all competitions. The season also saw the debut of future long-term player, Steve Potts and the last game for West Ham by club legend, Frank Lampard.[1][2]

Leading scorer, Tony Cottee
Club captain, Billy Bonds

First Division[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Everton 42 28 6 8 88 43 +45 90
2 Liverpool 42 22 11 9 68 35 +33 77
3 Tottenham Hotspur 42 23 8 11 78 51 +27 77
4 Manchester United 42 22 10 10 77 47 +30 76
5 Southampton 42 19 11 12 56 47 +9 68
6 Chelsea 42 18 12 12 63 48 +15 66
7 Arsenal 42 19 9 14 61 49 +12 66
8 Sheffield Wednesday 42 17 14 11 58 45 +13 65
9 Nottingham Forest 42 19 7 16 56 48 +8 64
10 Aston Villa 42 15 11 16 60 60 +0 56
11 Watford 42 14 13 15 81 71 +10 55
12 West Bromwich Albion 42 16 7 19 58 62 −4 55
13 Luton Town 42 15 9 18 57 61 −4 54
14 Newcastle United 42 13 13 16 55 70 −15 52
15 Leicester City 42 15 6 21 65 73 −8 51
16 West Ham United 42 13 12 17 51 68 −17 51
17 Ipswich Town 42 13 11 18 46 57 −11 50
18 Coventry City 42 15 5 22 47 64 −17 50
19 Queens Park Rangers 42 13 11 18 53 72 −19 50
20 Norwich City 42 13 10 19 46 64 −18 49
21 Sunderland 42 10 10 22 40 62 −22 40
22 Stoke City 42 3 8 31 24 91 −67 17

Results[edit]

West Ham United's score comes first[2]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
25 August 1984 Ipswich Town H 0-0 19,032
27 August 1984 Liverpool A 0-3 32,633
1 September 1984 Southampton A 3-2 18,448 Goddard (2) Dickens
4 September 1984 Coventry City H 3-1 14,949 Stewart (2 pens), Cottee
8 September 1984 Watford H 2-0 20,277 Barnes, Sinnott (og)
15 September 1984 Chelsea A 0-3 32,411
22 September 1984 Nottingham Forest H 0-0 17,434
29 September 1984 Newcastle United A 1-1 29,966 Allen
6 October 1984 Leicester City H 3-1 15,306 Stewart, Cottee, Bonds
13 October 1984 Manchester United A 1-5 47,599 Goddard
20 October 1984 Stoke City A 4-2 10,054 Martin, Goddard, Cottee, Berry (og)
27 October 1984 Arsenal H 3-1 33,218 Goodard, Cottee, Pike
3 November 1984 Aston Villa A 0-0 15,709
10 November 1984 Everton H 0-1 24,089
17 November 1984 Sunderland H 1-0 15,204 Cottee
24 November 1984 Luton Town A 2-2 10,789 Martin, Whitton
1 December 1984 West Bromwich Albion H 0-2 15,572
8 December 1984 Norwich City A 0-1 13,485
15 December 1984 Sheffield Wednesday H 0-0 14,896
22 December 1984 Southampton H 2-3 14,221 Cottee (2)
26 December 1984 Tottenham Hotspur A 2-2 37,187 Cottee, Goddard
29 December 1984 Coventry City A 2-1 10,732 Cottee (2)
1 January 1985 Queens Park Rangers H 1-3 20,857 Brush
2 February 1985 Newcastle United H 1-1 17,807 Allen
23 February 1985 Aston Villa H 1-2 14,855 Goddard
2 March 1985 Arsenal A 1-2 25,818 Cottee
15 March 1985 Manchester United H 2-2 16,674 Cottee, Duxbury (og)
23 March 1985 Leicester City A 0-1 11,375
30 March 1985 Nottingham Forest A 2-1 13,560 Goddard, Cottee
2 April 1985 Watford A 0-5 17,839
6 April 1985 Tottenham Hotspur H 1-1 24,435 Dickens
8 April 1985 Queens Park Rangers A 2-4 16,085 Cottee (2)
13 April 1985 Chelsea H 1-1 19,003 Cottee
20 April 1985 Sunderland A 1-0 15,622 Goddard
27 April 1985 Luton Town H 0-0 17,303
4 May 1985 West Bromwich Albion A 1-5 8,834 Stewart
6 May 1985 Norwich City H 1-0 16,233 Barnes
8 May 1985 Everton A 0-3 32,606
11 May 1985 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-2 24,314 Cottee
14 May 1985 Stoke City H 5-1 13,362 Stewart, Bonds (2), Pike, Hilton
17 May 1985 Ipswich Town A 1-0 19,278 Cottee
20 May 1985 Liverpool H 0-3 22,369

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1984-85 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 5 January 1985 Port Vale H 4-1 11,452 Dickens, Goddard (3)
R4 4 February 1985 Norwich City H 2-1 20,098 Stewart, Pike
R5 4 March 1985 Wimbledon A 1-1 13,500 Cottee
R5 Replay 6 March 1985 Wimbledon H 5-1 20,258 Allen, Cottee (3), Dickens
R6 9 March 1985 Manchester United A 2-4 46,769 Allen, Hogg (og)

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 First Leg 25 September 1984 Bristol City A 2-2 15,894 Walford, Cotttee
R2 Second Leg 9 October 1984 Bristol City H 6-1 (won 8-3 on agg) 11,376 Walford, Whitton, Cottee (2), Goddard (2)
R3 31 October 1984 Manchester City A 0-0 20,510
R3 Replay 6 November 1984 Manchester City H 1-2 17,462 Whitton

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England MF Paul Allen
England MF Bobby Barnes
England DF Billy Bonds (captain)
England FW Greg Campbell
England FW Tony Cottee
England MF Alan Devonshire
England MF Alan Dickens
England DF Tony Gale
England FW Paul Goddard
England DF Paul Hilton
England DF Frank Lampard
England DF Alvin Martin
No. Position Player
Scotland GK Tom McAlister
England DF Keith McPherson
Scotland DF Neil Orr
England GK Phil Parkes
England MF George Parris
England MF Geoff Pike
England DF Steve Potts
Scotland DF Ray Stewart
England FW Dave Swindlehurst
England DF Steve Walford
England FW Steve Whitton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stone, Simon (8 September 2013). "Comment: Frank Lampard is English football's marvel". ITV.Com. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics - 1st Division 1984-85". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 3 March 2014.