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West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby Cockneyboy311 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:26 pm

...is Vic Watson. With over 300 goals. This will never be beaten will it? I can't see anybody getting near Geoff Hurst in 2nd spot either (252 goals i think). Maybe even old Tony Cottee down in 5th (160 odd) might be a stretch too far.

I suppose the main issue is that players don't play for clubs for that amount of time generally anymore. Unless it's Madrid, Barca, Man Utd etc. If old Vic was banging them in for us now all the top top clubs would be sniffing about and we'd inevitably lose him.

Will we ever see a player in C&B get anywhere near those numbers? I'm guessing we wont.
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby Georgee Paris on Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:32 pm

Possibly it might happen in the next hundred years
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby Up the Junction on Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:36 pm

And to think poor old Vic still couldn't get in the England team. (Well, most of the time.)

Some guy called Dixie Dean had a bit to do with that.
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby bobd_uk on Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:45 pm

Can't see it being beaten. You'd need someone to score 30 goals a season consistently for 10 years - anyone who did that for 1-2 years for us would most likely be snapped up by someone bigger.
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby steveyrockstar on Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:58 pm

more worried about someone beating Carlton's all-time Prem goalscoring record for us!
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby chelmsfordhammer91 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:20 pm

Our best chance is someone who supports the club and come through the youth system with little incentive to leave (assuming they are happy on the best wage we can offer). Basically a striker version of noble who can score that many per season on average.
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby spod on Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:26 pm

300 appearances is a rarity.
Incredible scoring record, Vic Watson. Ought to have statues of players like him.
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby claretandblue82 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:12 pm

We would need to sign someone like Ronaldo or Messi and keep them at the club for 10 or more years to have any chance of breaking that record. It will never happen!
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby DasNutNock on Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:20 pm

Impossible. Will never be bettered.
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby fjthegrey on Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:30 pm

Football started in 1992. Our record goalscorer doesn't even have 100.
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby Up the Junction on Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:44 pm

spod wrote:Incredible scoring record, Vic Watson. Ought to have statues of players like him.

That rings bells, I thought...

http://www.kumb.com/story.php?id=124502

Vic's stats, from the above article... I highly doubt anyone in claret and blue will ever match his 29/30 season.

Victor Martin Watson, Hammers legend: playing stats

1920/21: Played 9, Gls 2 (all league). West Ham finish 5th in Division Two.
1921/22: P40, Gls 13 (12 league, 1 cup). West Ham finish 4th in Division Two.
1922/23: P50, Gls 27 (22 league, 5 cup). West Ham finish 2nd in Division Two and reach the FA Cup Final (Losing 2-0 to Division One Bolton).
1923/24: P11, Gls 3 (all league). West Ham finish 13th in Division One.
1924/25: P47, Gls 23 (22 league, 1 cup). West Ham finish 13th in Division One.
1925/26: P47, Gls 23 (22 league, 1 cup). West Ham finish 18th in Division One.
1926/27: P45, Gls 37 (34 league, 3 cup). West Ham finish 6th in Division One.
1927/28: P35, Gls 16 (all league). West Ham finish 17th in Division One.
1928/29: P39, Gls 30 (29 league, 1 cup). West Ham finish 17th in Division One and reach the FA Cup quarter finals (losing 3-2 to Portsmouth).
1929/30: P44, Gls 50 (42 league, 8 cup). West Ham finish 7th in Division One and reach the FA Cup quarter finals (losing 3-0 to Arsenal).
1930/31: P18, Gls 14 (all league). West Ham finish 18th in Division One.
1931/32: P40, Gls 25 (23 league, 2 cup). West Ham finish 22nd in Division One.
1932/33: P41, Gls 28 (24 league, 4 cup). West Ham finish 20th in Division Two and reach the FA Cup semi finals (losing 2-1 to Everton).
1933/34: P32, Gls 29 (26 league, 3 cup). West Ham finish 7th in Division Two.
1934/35: P15, Gls 9 (all league). West Ham finish 3rd in Division Two.
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby HammerMan2004 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:55 pm

Damn. When you break it down in seasons you realise just how good he was. :crest:
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby Monkeybubbles on Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:43 pm

If we had kept Carlton for another couple of seasons I think he might have done it.
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby cockney hammer on Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:13 pm

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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby BondsoBob on Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:08 pm

As I always say about everything 'Never say never'. Who knows what's going to happen in the future ?
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby last.caress on Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:04 pm

If we're ever sold to the sort of people who can truly put us into that top tier of football clubs then, maybe. Maybe. As mentioned above, it's only that level of club who retain players of the requisite ability for the requisite amount of time. My gut feeling is that that won't happen in my lifetime but, then again, these things can happen bloody fast can't they? I bet the third tier of English football doesn't feel all that far away to more than a few Citeh fans.
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby Kialos on Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:43 pm

I had such high hopes for Jonathan Calleri too :cry:
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby fjthegrey on Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:48 pm

Realistically, we'd have to acquire the player at a very young age, probably not much older than 21-22. They'd have to be very close to world class for the majority of their career with us. And we'd have to keep hold of them in the face of most teams bigger than us, in Europe, being interested.

I don't think it'd happen even if we got a Man City level of investment.
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby mushy on Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:59 pm

Up the Junction wrote:And to think poor old Vic still couldn't get in the England team. (Well, most of the time.)

Some guy called Dixie Dean had a bit to do with that.

Dixie Dean got 350 odd goals for Everton in 12 seasons!
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Re: West Ham all time record goalscorer

Postby Kialos on Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:00 pm

On a serious note, I do think it's good that records like Vic's are likely to remain for all time. It shows this club does have a history. Without the past we have nothing. :crest:
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