theyflysohigh : Steve Marsh

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Who's Who : First XI Pen Pictures and Autographs ...

You would have thought that compiling a list of players to have pulled on the Claret 'n Blue for the Hammers since the formation of the club as West Ham United in 1900 was an easy one, just sit down and start copying from the numerous record books.


But when you get down to the nitty-gritty of comparing such publications that's when the anomalies bubble to the surface, and even then it's not clear-cut. Take the year 1911 for instance, two players with the same sounding surname, "REDWARD" and "REDWOOD". George Redwood gets a paragraph or two, but the descendents of F.E. Redward probably don't even realise their great Granddad played a small part in West Ham's history he's simply not mentioned. Under each of the Managerial picture links below I've recorded the "pen pictures" for each player to have made a First Team debut for that manager.

King Paynter Early Years Fenton

1900 - 1902

Syd King

1902 - 1932

Charlie Paynter

1932 - 1950

Ted Fenton

1950 - 1961

Greenwood Lyall Macari Bonds

Ron Greenwood

1961 - 1974

John Lyall

1974 - 1989

Lou Macari

1989 - 1990

Billy Bonds

1990 - 1994

Redknapp Roeder Brooking Pardew

Harry Redknapp

1994 - 2001

Glenn Roeder

2001 - 2003

Trevor Brooking


Alan Pardew

2003 - 2006

Curbishley Zola

Alan Curbishley

2006 - 2008

Gianfranco Zola

2008 - 2010

Avram Grant

2010 - 2011


Sam Allardyce

2011 - 2015

Please choose a Manager to view Player Pen Pictures and Autographs