40 years without a (proper) trophy.

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40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby BondsoBob on Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:41 pm

So, now that this season is drizzling out in a damp squib it will be at least 40 years since West Ham have won a proper trophy.
I was at that cup final against Arsenal in 1980 ( and Fulham in '75, and Preston in '64).
If someone had told me then that the next 40 years were going to be potless I would have laughed my bollox off.
Are there any others who were around at that time who thought the same, or was I just spoilt by the preceding 17 years ?
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby chigwells finest on Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:44 pm

just be grateful that you've witnessed some glory
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby BondsoBob on Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:45 pm

chigwells finest wrote:just be grateful that you've witnessed some glory


I truly am. :thup:
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby arlhe on Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:48 pm

To be honest I didn't think we'd ever be relegated. 1978 was quite a shock. The good times returned for a number of years but after the second relegation I haven', expected to win a thing.

In 1980 I didn't really think that far ahead but if I'd been asked the question I would have expected to win a cup or two....
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby BondsoBob on Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:54 pm

arlhe wrote:To be honest I didn't think we'd ever be relegated. 1978 was quite a shock. The good times returned for a number of years but after the second relegation I haven', expected to win a thing.

In 1980 I didn't really think that far ahead but if I'd been asked the question I would have expected to win a cup or two....


No, mate On reflection I don't think I would have been thinking that far ahead either. I'm actually quite surprised to still be here. :wink:
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby vietnammer on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:00 pm

Ran it pretty close in 2006 though
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby Robbie on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:00 pm

As youngster I watched the 1980 cup final and thought it would always be like this (along with the league cup final the following season). :lol:
I am grateful for that dim and distant memory.

Oh and 2006 bloody near killed me.
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby Cuenca 'ammer on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:03 pm

was coaching at the fields.

Geordie mate was keeping me updated by text.

it was I think 3-3 on pens and I didn't hear any more from him


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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby James P on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:03 pm

My earliest memories are from 1988ish when I was six years old. I remember watching the Official History of West Ham United VHS and doing the maths and thinking we were well due a trophy shortly.

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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby S-H on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:04 pm

vietnammer wrote:Ran it pretty close in 2006 though


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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:06 pm

Next time one of you pipes up about how much you want Liverpool to win the league:

CARRAGHER: I would still be strangling Lionel Scaloni now if I had been a West Ham player. Oh my God! He tried to be like a nice professional. ‘I’ll kick the ball out, someone is injured’. But he kicks it out right next to where he was! Why didn’t he smash it up the pitch? It’s the last minute! As if we were going to give it back! We did give it back but I was actually closing him down. I told them we were going to throw it to them but the ball was going right to their feet and I was going to close him down.
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby BondsoBob on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:07 pm

vietnammer wrote:Ran it pretty close in 2006 though

Even when we were 2-0 up, and then 3-2 up with a couple of minutes to go, I still knew we were going to f@@k that one up. Headbanger
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby Robbie on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:08 pm

DasNutNock wrote:Next time one of you pipes up about how much you want Liverpool to win the league:

CARRAGHER: I would still be strangling Lionel Scaloni now if I had been a West Ham player. Oh my God! He tried to be like a nice professional. ‘I’ll kick the ball out, someone is injured’. But he kicks it out right next to where he was! Why didn’t he smash it up the pitch? It’s the last minute! As if we were going to give it back! We did give it back but I was actually closing him down. I told them we were going to throw it to them but the ball was going right to their feet and I was going to close him down.


Please don't.....
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby sicknote on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:09 pm

It’s why some of us old grumpy twats get so disillusioned when the club or players don’t take the only two chances we have of silverware’s and glory seriously as we have had the fortune of being there seeing it and done it,

We have only the two cups to make us have a day out and a memory forever yet systematically our club seems to **** that off for a chance to get 3 points the following game

If I’d have known that after the mid 80’s I’d have bailed out a long time ago

It’s the hope that kills you

Metz was heaven

Cardiff as others have said nearly killed me
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby stu1 on Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:51 pm

As someone who has never seen us lift a trophy, it wouldn’t surprise me if I never do.

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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby Puff Daddy on Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:19 pm

We won that Euro egg cup thing in the late 90's when Redknapp was manager. Can't remember what it was called now
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby brothernero on Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:22 pm

stu1 wrote:As someone who has never seen us lift a trophy, it wouldn’t surprise me if I never do.

:thdn:



Yep, same here. I guess for many of us the Inertoto Cup will have to do. :|
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby Samba on Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:04 pm

BondsoBob wrote:If someone had told me then that the next 40 years were going to be potless I would have laughed my bollox off.
Are there any others who were around at that time who thought the same, or was I just spoilt by the preceding 17 years ?

Definitely count me in, Bob. I've said it quite a few times on here, I wouldn't have believed someone if they had said it to me.
40 years; how the f**k did that happen..not that I think that we've got a god-given right to be regularly winning a cup. It was winning it in the 60's, 70's & 80's that set up an expectation, I suppose.
It seriously took me about 10 years to get over 2006...
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby One Peter Butler on Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:28 pm

The Wimbledon game this year was a major nail in the coffin of my ever fading love for this club.

I don’t think the trophy drought will end under this manager that is for sure, or indeed this board.

When you add in the crap ground and no atmosphere, it seems like it could actually take a further 40 years......
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Re: 40 years without a (proper) trophy.

Postby fmgod on Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:35 pm

We won the Inter-toto, probably the 5th most successful side in Europe in the last 25 years :lol:
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