1994–95 West Ham United F.C. season

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West Ham United
1994–95 season
ChairmanTerry Brown
ManagerHarry Redknapp
StadiumBoleyn Ground
Premiership14th
FA CupFourth round
League CupFourth round
Top goalscorerLeague: Cottee (13)
All: Cottee (15)
Highest home attendance24,783 vs Manchester United
(14 May 1995, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance13,553 vs Walsall
(5 Oct 1994, League Cup)
Average home league attendance20,118

During the 1994–95 English football season, West Ham United F.C. competed in the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

Before the season started, the West Ham board of directors heard speculation that assistant manager Harry Redknapp was about to be offered his old job as Bournemouth manager. They reacted by dismissing manager Billy Bonds and promoting Redknapp to the manager's seat. Redknapp then earned the instant admiration of the Upton Park faithful by signing Don Hutchison and re-signing striker Tony Cottee, who returned to the club after six years at Everton. Redknapp also strengthened the squad over the next months by bringing in Julian Dicks, Les Sealey and Stan Lazaridis.

The Hammers spent much of the season battling against relegation, but a good run of form during the final month pulled them up to a secure 14th-place finish.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
12 Arsenal 42 13 12 17 52 49 +3 51
13 Sheffield Wednesday 42 13 12 17 49 57 −8 51
14 West Ham United 42 13 11 18 44 48 −4 50
15 Everton 42 11 17 14 44 51 −7 50 Qualification for the Cup Winners' Cup first round[a]
16 Coventry City 42 12 14 16 44 62 −18 50
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Notes:
  1. ^ Everton qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as FA Cup winners.
Results summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
42 13 11 18 44 48  −4 50 9 6 6 28 19  +9 4 5 12 16 29  −13

Source: Statto

Results by round
Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142
GroundHAAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAAHHAHAHHAHAHAAHAAAHAHHAHH
ResultDLLLDWLWWLWLLWLLLDWDLWLLLWDLLWLDDWDWDWDLWD
Position131819211917191513141214141417171819171818161619201920202019191819182017181615161314
Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Results[edit]

West Ham United's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 August 1994 Leeds United H 0-0 18,610
24 August 1994 Manchester City A 0-3 19,150
27 August 1994 Norwich City A 0-1 19,110
31 August 1994 Newcastle United H 1-3 17,375 Hutchison (pen)
10 September 1994 Liverpool A 0-0 30,907
17 September 1994 Aston Villa H 1-0 18,326 Cottee
25 September 1994 Arsenal H 0-2 18,495
2 October 1994 Chelsea A 2-1 18,696 Allen, Moncur
8 October 1994 Crystal Palace H 1-0 16,959 Hutchison
15 October 1994 Manchester United A 0-1 43,795
22 October 1994 Southampton H 2-0 18,853 Rush, Allen
29 October 1994 Tottenham Hotspur A 1-3 26,271 Rush
1 November 1994 Everton A 0-1 28,353
5 November 1994 Leicester City H 1-0 18,780 Dicks (pen)
19 November 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 0-1 25,300
26 November 1994 Coventry City H 0-1 17,251
4 December 1994 Queens Park Rangers A 1-2 12,780 Boere
10 December 1994 Leeds United A 2-2 28,987 Boere (2)
17 December 1994 Manchester City H 3-0 17,286 Cottee (3)
26 December 1994 Ipswich Town H 1-1 20,562 Cottee
28 December 1994 Wimbledon A 0-1 11,212
31 December 1994 Nottingham Forest H 3-1 20,664 Holmes, Hughes, Cottee
2 January 1995 Blackburn Rovers A 2-4 25,503 Cottee, Dicks
14 January 1995 Tottenham Hotspur H 1-2 24,578 Boere
23 January 1995 Sheffield Wednesday H 0-2 14,554
4 February 1995 Leicester City A 2-1 20,375 Cottee, Dicks (pen)
13 February 1995 Everton H 2-2 21,081 Cottee (2)
18 February 1995 Coventry City A 0-2 17,563
25 February 1995 Chelsea H 1-2 21,500 Hutchison
5 March 1995 Arsenal A 1-0 36,295 Hutchison
8 March 1995 Newcastle United A 0-2 34,595
11 March 1995 Norwich City H 2-2 21,464 Cottee (2)
15 March 1995 Southampton A 1-1 15,178 Hutchison
18 March 1995 Aston Villa A 2-0 28,682 Moncur, Hutchison
8 April 1995 Nottingham Forest A 1-1 28,361 Dicks
13 April 1995 Wimbledon H 3-0 21,804 Boere, Dicks (pen), Cottee
17 April 1995 Ipswich Town A 1-1 18,882 Boere
30 April 1995 Blackburn Rovers H 2-0 24,202 Hutchison, Rieper
3 May 1995 Queens Park Rangers H 0-0 22,923
6 May 1995 Crystal Palace A 0-1 18,224
10 May 1995 Liverpool H 3-0 22,446 Hutchison (2), Holmes
14 May 1995 Manchester United H 1-1 24,783 Hughes

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 7 January 1995 Wycombe Wanderers A 2-0 9,007 Brown, Cottee
R4 28 January 1995 Queens Park Rangers A 0-1 17,694

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 20 September 1994 Walsall A 1-2 5,994 Ntamark (own goal)
R2 2nd Leg 5 October 1994 Walsall H 2-0 (won 3-2 on agg) 13,553 Hutchison, Moncur
R3 26 October 1994 Chelsea H 1-0 18,815 Hutchison
R4 30 November 1994 Bolton Wanderers H 1-3 18,190 Cottee

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Czech Republic GK Luděk Mikloško
2 England DF Tim Breacker
3 England DF Julian Dicks (captain)
4 England DF Steve Potts (vice-captain)
5 England DF Alvin Martin
6 England MF Martin Allen
7 England MF Ian Bishop
8 Denmark DF Marc Rieper
9 England FW Trevor Morley
10 England MF John Moncur
11 England MF Matty Holmes
12 Northern Ireland DF Keith Rowland
14 England MF Matthew Rush
No. Position Player
15 England DF Kenny Brown
16 Germany FW Dieter Eckstein (on loan from Schalke)
17 Northern Ireland MF Michael Hughes (on loan from Strasbourg)
18 England DF Simon Webster
20 England MF Danny Williamson
21 United States GK Ian Feuer
22 England DF Adrian Whitbread
23 England MF Dale Gordon
24 England MF Paul Mitchell
25 Netherlands FW Jeroen Boere
26 England MF Don Hutchison[3]
27 England FW Tony Cottee
30 England GK Les Sealey

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
3 England DF David Burrows (to Everton)
8 England MF Peter Butler (to Notts County)
16 England FW Lee Chapman (to Ipswich Town)
No. Position Player
17 England FW Steve Jones (to Bournemouth)
19 England FW Mike Marsh (to Coventry City)
28 Republic of Ireland MF Matt Holland[4] (to Bournemouth)

Reserve 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 DF Jamie Victory
England MF Scott Canham
No. Position Player
England FW Lee Hodges
England FW Mark Watson

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos Name From Fee
22 June 1994 MF Joey Beauchamp Oxford United £1,000,000
24 June 1994 MF John Moncur Swindon Town £900,000
17 August 1994 DF Adrian Whitbread Swindon Town £500,000
30 August 1994 MF Don Hutchison Liverpool £1,500,000
7 September 1994 FW Tony Cottee Everton Transfer
28 November 1994 GK Les Sealey Blackpool Free transfer
6 May 1995 FW Mark Watson Sutton United Signed
13 May 1995 DF Marc Rieper Brøndby £1,100,000

Out[edit]

Date Pos Name To Fee
31 May 1994 DF Tony Gale Wealdstone Free transfer
18 August 1994 MF Joey Beauchamp Swindon Town £850,000
6 September 1994 DF David Burrows Everton Transfer
4 October 1994 MF Peter Butler Notts County £350,000
21 October 1994 FW Steve Jones Bournemouth £150,000
30 December 1994 FW Mike Marsh Coventry City £450,000
19 January 1995 FW Lee Chapman Ipswich Town £70,000
25 April 1995 MF Matt Holland Bournemouth Free transfer
Transfers in: Decrease £5,000,000
Transfers out: Increase £1,870,000
Total spending: Decrease £3,130,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 March 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1994-1995/faprem/westham.htm
  3. ^ Hutchison was born in Gateshead, England, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally.
  4. ^ Holland was born in Bury, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally.