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Video: West Ham United – 1991-1992 – Mid season review

West Ham supporter Robert Banks, author of a number of Hammers book including An Irrational Hatred of Luton has uploaded the 1991/1992 mid season review to Youtube this week.

The 1991–92 season was West Ham’s first season back in the First Division following promotion, ending a two-year absence from the top flight.

However, their return to the First Division lasted just one season and they were relegated in bottom place, missing out on a place in the new FA Premier League, which would be created for the 1992-93 season. Their chances of survival were not helped by the fact that key players Trevor Morley and Julian Dicks missed large stretches of the season due to injury and off-field issues, such as the infamous Bond Scheme, which exacerbated the club’s poor league form.

The few bright spots of the season came in the final stages – after relegation was confirmed – in the shape of a 1-0 win over Manchester United which effectively ended the opposition’s title hopes, and then came a 3-0 demolition of eighth-placed Nottingham Forest in which striker Frank McAvennie ended his second spell at Upton Park by scoring a hat-trick. The season could have ended very differently for the Hammers had they been able to show such fine form on a more regular basis.

 

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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