Six decades of Cardiff City v West Ham United matches

Last updated : 06 December 2018 By Michael Morris

60s. Who is this player?

Played in a Cup Final for London, a full back who often played centre forward for his country, transferred from West Ham early in this decade for a record fee and also played five times for his country in another sport, making his debut against Scotland.

70s. Another player to identify.

He didn’t play many games for City, but one of them was against West Ham during this decade. He started off at a club about fifteen miles from his birthplace in London, before going into glasswork. His next club were in Beds and then it was on to City – he died last month after suffering from Lewy body dementia in the country he emigrated to.

80s. Something a bit different with this one. I make it that there are ten people who played First Division football in England in this picture, one of whom played for City against West Ham in this decade, who is he and see how many of the other ten you can get.

90s. Only gate available for three London clubs, including West Ham.

00s. Another player to identify.

Signed from a team that play in purple (not mauve!) in 2001, he was sent off twice in his first three matches for West Ham, but prospered to play another 160 times plus for them without scoring a single goal. He left the field in tears on his final appearance for the Hammers made the day before he returned to his homeland for whom he won nearly fifty caps.

10s. Which member of the last West Ham squad to play against us had his first experience of football management in a Second Round FA Cup tie on Saturday?

West Ham answers.

60s. Noel Cantwell was in the London side that reached the Final of the old Inter Cities Fairs Cup in 1958.  In November 1960 he was transferred from West Ham for what was a record fee at the time for a full back, however he scored fourteen times for the Republic of Ireland in a fourteen year international career which often saw him selected at centre forward. He also played cricket for Ireland with his one first class game coming on his debut when Scotland were the opposition.

70s.Roger Hoy started his career at Spurs, moving on to Palace and Luton before an injury ravaged spell with City, he moved to Australia and went into the clergy – he was 71 when he died on November 9.

80s. The picture is of the Tulsa Roughnecks squad from 1979 and the ex City player is Wayne Hughes who is fifth from the right in the back row. Also in the photo are Alan Hinton (on the left of the back row), Alan Woodward is fourth from the left, Colin Boulton is to Hughes’ left, Terry Hennessey is on the right of the back row and Sammy Chapman is next to him. Steve Earle is second from the left in the front row, Terry Darracott is the player with the ball at his feet, Rodger Davies is second from the right and David Nish is next to him.

90s. Tony Gale played for Fulham, West Ham and Palace during a twenty one year playing career.

00s. Tomas Repka.

10s. Goalkeeping coach Jussi Jääskeläinen was given joint managerial duties, along with Graham Barrow and Carl Darlington, by Wrexham in the 0-0 draw with Newport following speculation linking Sam Ricketts with Shrewsbury.