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Video: West Ham United 1987/1988 Season review

West Ham supporter Robert Banks and author of a number of Hammers book including An Irrational Hatred of Luton has uploaded the 1987/1988 review to Youtube this week.

Manager John Lyall waited until three quarters of the season had passed before bringing any new signings to the club. Even so, the two players he did eventually bring in, Julian Dicks and Leroy Rosenior, would play a major part in helping the club to just avoid relegation for the second season running.

Alan Dickens had to play most of the season as a striker as Frank McAvennie had signed for Celtic without a replacement being found until Rosenior’s arrival. West Ham finally finished in 16th place in the First Division.

Midfielder Stewart Robson was voted club player of the year, though Tony Cottee was once again top goalscorer with 13 in the league and 15 in all competitions. However, Cottee would be sold to Everton for a national record £2.2 million by the start of the following season, leaving manager Lyall with a big gap to fill in the forward positions as he had lost his two highest goalscorers within a year of each other.

Review of West Ham United’s 1987-88 season Part 1 featuring games: West Ham 0 QPR 3 (15/08/87) West Ham 2 Norwich City 0 (29/8/87) Portsmouth 2 West Ham 1 (31/8/87) West Ham 1 Liverpool 1 (5/9/87) West Ham 0 Tottenham 1 (19/9/87) Arsenal 1 West Ham 0 (26/9/87) West Ham 1 Derby County 1 (3/10/87)

Review of West Ham United’s 1987-88 season Part 2 featuring games: West Ham 2 Barnsley 5 (aet) 6/10/87 West Ham 1 Charlton 1 10/10/87 West Ham 1 Manchester United 1 25/10/87 West Ham 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1 7/11/87 West Ham 1 Millwall 2 10/11/87 West Ham 3 Nottingham Forest 2 21/11/87&

Review of West Ham United’s 1987-88 season Part 3 featuring games: West Ham 2 Southampton 1 5/12/87 Chelsea 1 West Ham 1 12/12/87 West Ham 2 Newcastle 1 19/12/87 West Ham 1 Wimbledon 2 26/12/87 Tottenham 2 West Ham 1 28/12/87 West Ham 1 Luton 1 2/1/88 West Ham 2 Charlton 0 9/1/88

Review of West Ham United’s 1987-88 season Part 4 featuring games: Liverpool 0 West Ham 0 – 6/2/88 West Ham 0 Oxford United 1 – 5/3/88 West Ham 1 Watford 0 – 19/3/88 West Ham 0 Everton 0 – 4/4/88 West Ham 0 Arsenal 1 – 12/4/88 West Ham 1 Coventry City 1 – 23/4/88 West Ham 4 Chelsea 1 – 2/5/88
Tom McAlister save of the season competition

Thanks Rob!

His books can be found at:

An Irrational Hatred of Everything: West Ham 2003-2018 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/178590404…

The Legacy of Barry Green: West Ham 2000-2003 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0952964120/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_etGJEb2E8J6C4

West Ham Till I die: West Ham 1995-2000 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0952964112/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_muGJEbN731VS9

An Irrational Hatred of Luton: West Ham 1975-1995 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0952964104/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_zsGJEbNKMQVR4

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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