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Video: The Big Match West Ham v Liverpool 1978

ITV’s Big Match Cameras were on hand to witness the last game of the 1977/78 season with commentator Brian Moore.

In the 1977–78 season West Ham United were relegated from the First Division after twenty years in the top flight since their promotion in 1958. Despite winning six of their last nine league matches, they paid the price for a terrible start to the season that had seen them win just one of their first twelve games, and were relegated when they lost their last match to Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Aston Villa  The Hammers finished one point behind Queens Park Rangers and went down to the Second Division alongside Newcastle United and Leicester City.

West Ham Team Bobby Ferguson, Billy Bonds, Frank Lampard, Alvin Martin, Tommy Taylor, Bill Green, Alan Curbishley, Pat Holland, David Cross, Trevor Brooking, Pop Robson

The last game of the season  29th April 1978 in front of a Boleyn Ground crowd of 37,448 was lost 2-0 to Liverpool sealing their fate.

Video courtesy of Nigel Kahn’s collection

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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