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Former Hammer offers his services to Moyes

Former Hammer Stuart Slater has jokingly offered his services to David Moyes

Posting a video of himself on Twitter Slater said, “I hear West Ham are looking for a striker!”

“Hello everyone, Stuart Slater here, been asked if I can manage to do the Madonna challenge, after a few minutes not too bad, sign me up Mosysie!”

Slater joined the Hammers as an apprentice in 1986 quickly becoming a star of the youth team. He made his first appearance for West Ham, still an apprentice, when he came on as a substitute for Ray Stewart in the Division One home game against Derby County in October 1987.

He was offered a professional contract in April 1988 just after his seventeenth birthday and made a second appearance in the 1987–88 season when he came on as a substitute in the home game against Coventry City in the same month.

Slater netted 18 goals during 179 appearances for West Ham. He turned down the offer of a new contract and left the club in August 1992 for Celtic for £1.5m

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

9 comments on “Former Hammer offers his services to Moyes

  1. No goals in 51 games, sounds like a Hammers striker.

  2. Scored 11 goals in 141 appearances!

  3. Slater got a few for us.I saw him score v Middlesboro in a 2-0 win at Upton Park .Reason I remember is Justin Fashanu was introduced to us at half time as our new striker.Also if memory serves Lou Macari was manager.

  4. Stuart Slater scored some great goals for West Ham including one of the best strikes I have seen. I was at Upton Park on 18th October 1989 for an evening match against Sunderland. We won 5-0 and Slater scored an amazing volley for the second goal. The goals can be found on You Tube and they are all good: a precise strike from *Mad Dog” Allen, a goal from an impossible angle from Kevin Keen and two from the late Eamon Dolan. I can still remember the joy he showed on scoring that night. As for Stuart Slater, he was a very talented player.

  5. Slater was a great player, for a while. Though to be fair, the goals dried up when he was converted to a winger.

  6. What a player, liked this geezer as he played for us and Celtic … What shirts he wearing?

  7. Hi, in answer to your question the shirt was made by Bukta and our sponsor at the time was BAC windows. These often appear on ebay but may be one of the shirts that have been remade as a retro issue.

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