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Born: Scotland (1874)

Signed: 1897 (Reading)

Position: Inside Forward

Appearances: 38

Goals: 16

Left: 1899

Internation Caps:


Jimmy Reid originally came from Scotland. He joined the Thames Iron Works and played his first game in September 1897. That season the team won the London League, losing only one game, against Brentford in April, 1898. Reid played in the team that won the the Southern League Division 2 title in 1898-99. Reid scored 9 goals in 13 games. The following season saw Reid playing in only 2 games. Thames Iron Works struggled without Reid and finished second from bottom that season.

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Peebles born inside forward Jimmy Reid started playing with local junior club Peebles Rovers in 1908 and after trials with Partick Thistle and Chelsea he joined Second Division Lincoln City early in 1910, making his Football League debut at West Bromwich Albion that April. He was a first team regular in 1910-11 playing over 30 matches and by the time he joined Airdrieonians in 1912 he’d scored 3 goals in 37 appearances.

At Airdrie he made an immediate impression as he finished as the top scorer in the Scottish Football League Division One in the 1912-13 and 1913-14 seasons. He played for the club for the next 15 years, becoming club captain and winning the 1924 Scottish Cup beating Hibernian 2-0 in the Final before joining Clydebank in October 1927.

He won 3 caps for Scotland, the first coming before World War One against Wales at Parkhead in February 1914, the second against the same opponents exactly 6 years later at Ninian Park, and finally in March 1924 in a 2-0 win over Ireland at Parkhead. He also played in an unofficial Victory International in May 1919 in a 4-3 defeat to England at Hampden Park.

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It's getting on for 49 years since West Ham were sent tumbling out of the FA Cup by Blackpool, on a cold January day.

Bobby Moore, Jimmy Greaves and Brian Dear were all suspended by a furious Ron Greenwood as a result of a pre-match drink-up at Jack London's Blackpool club the night before West Ham were thrashed 4-0 by the Seasiders, bottom of the First Division and on their way to relegation.

Sadly not much has changed in the intervening 40 years since when West Ham have lost no less than THIRTY times to lower league opposition in the two domestic Cups - most recently to League One's Oxford United last night.

So join us now as we take a look back at each and every occasion on which the Hammers have been humiliated by lower league opposition in the last forty years, which we kick off with that defeat at Blackpool (who whilst not technically lower league opposition, qualify for inclusion on the loose premise that they started all this in the modern era).

1971: Blackpool 4 West Ham Utd 0 (FA Cup)

Moore, Greaves and Best go out on the piss the night before the game. Young Tony Green takes advantage and scores two in the opening half. West Ham capitulate after the break as Craven and Mowbray add further goals. 'Pool manager Stokoe will win the Cup within three years as manager of Sunderland. Highlights.

1972: Stockport 2 West Ham Utd 1 (FA Cup)

Long before Iain Dowie's infamous 1996 own goal, West Ham were dumped out of the League Cup by fourth division Hatters on an equally memorable (for them, at least) night. Clyde Best's goal restored parity after the home side had taken an early lead through Russell but a penalty on the stroke of half time - conceded by John McDowell - gives Town a famous victory.

1973: Hull City 1 West Ham Utd 0 (FA Cup)

Minnows Hull are simply too-much for Ron Greenwood's Hammers in a thick Humberside fog. The game's only goal comes on the half-hour mark when a dodgy Bobby Moore back pass lets the home side in (Houghton scoring the winner).

1974: Hereford 2 West Ham Utd 1 (FA Cup)

Hammers fans feared the worst when United fail to beat the league newcomers at the Boleyn (in Bobby Moore's last game for the club). The replay starts well when Clyde Best opens the scoring but West Ham are pegged back two minutes later by Naylor's penalty. With 16 minutes left to play Jones smashed home the winner Ronnie Radford, scorer of possibly the most famous FA Cup goal of all plays for the home side.

1974: Fulham 2 West Ham Utd 1 (League Cup)

West Ham have the last laugh at the end of the season when they gain revenge against the second division side at Wembley in the other Cup competition. But it's Fulham's night in the League Cup when goals from Mullery and Slough are took much for the Hammers, who had led through Trevor Brooking's first half striker.

1978: West Ham Utd 1 Swindon Town 2 (League Cup)

Third Division Swindon become the first of two lower-league sides to triumph over John Lyall's side this season. Swindon take a shock 2-0 lead before David Cross misses from the penalty spot. Robson's late effort is scant consolation for such an embarrassing reversal.

1979: Newport 2 West Ham Utd 1 (FA Cup)

The Welsh minnows move the fixture to the evening which adds to the atmosphere. Pop Robson's scorcher cancels out Goddard's opener but Mervyn Day's fluff allows Woods to nod home the winner with just nine minutes of time remaining.

1982: Watford 2 West Ham Utd 0 (FA Cup)

Not the biggest shock on the list given that Watford are flying high at the top of Division Two at the time. But second half goals from Armstrong and Callaghan are enough to condemn Lyall's Hammers - featuring new signing Frankie Van Der Elst - to defeat in this fourth round tie at Vicarage Road.

1987: West Ham Utd 2 Barnsley 5 (Littlewoods Cup)

Another two-legged affair in which West Ham appear to have the advantage having drawn 0-0 at Oakwell in the first leg. But the wheels come off at the Boleyn despite West Ham leading 2-0 at half time. Barsnley take the game to extra time after pulling it back to 2-2 then three goals in eight extra time minutes leave John Lyall's side facing another embarrassing Cup exit.

1990: Torquay 1 West Ham Utd 0 (FA Cup)

It's the week before Lou Macari faces gambling accusations and all Hell breaks loose at West Ham. Teenager Paul Hirons comes off the bench to score the only goal of the game for fourth division Torquay in the mud and rain.

1992: West Ham Utd 2 Sunderland 3 (FA Cup)

The hard work appears to have been done as West Ham secure a 1-1 draw at second division Sunderland (Mike Small). But Bonds' team blow the chance of making the quarter finals after going 2-0 down early on in the replay. Having given their all to pull it back to 2-2 (Allen x2) United have little left in the tank and Rush grabs a late winner for the Rokerites.

1992: Crewe Alexandra 2 West Ham Utd 0 (Coca Cola Cup)

This two-legged affair ends in misery for the Hammers who fail to make the most of home advantage in the first leg. A 0-0 draw at the Boleyn - in which Alex were the better side - is followed by a 2-0 defeat at Gresty Road as Naylor and Lunt score late on.

1993: Barnsley 4 West Ham Utd 1 (FA Cup)

Two down at the break, Billy Bonds' shell-shocked side pull one back from the penalty spot through Ian Bishop. But instead of sparking a revival, West Ham concede two more last on - Craig Rammell completing a hat-trick - and are sent tumbling out of the Cup.

1994: Luton 3 West Ham Utd 2 (FA Cup)

A semi-final against Chelsea awaits the winners but West Ham are undone by second division Town. Martin Allen's opener is wiped out by Scott Oakes who puts Luton 2-1 up two minutes into the second half. Ian Bishop restores parity on the hour mark but Oakes takes advantage of a Steve Potts slip to win the game. Highlights here.

1996: Grimsby Town 3 West Ham Utd 0 (FA Cup)

Harry Redknapp's side were distinctly second best when they were heavily beaten at Blundell Park thanks to goals from Childs, Woods and Forrester. Grimsby's top goalscorer is missing through injury but they still record their first win over top-flight opposition for the first time in 60 years.

1996: Stockport 2 West Ham Utd 1 (Coca Cola Cup)

Julian Dicks puts West Ham ahead before Iain Dowie scores the own goal of the century with a flying header a minute later. A sense of foreboding grips the travelling faithful before Brett Angel scores what proves to be the winner. Despite having an hour left to play West Ham go close only once when Bishop hits the woodwork.

1997: West Ham Utd 0 Wrexham 1 (FA Cup)

Harry Redknapp's West Ham look clueless in front of goal. The Welsh Division Two side sense blood and Russell's 90th minute winner leaves the hosts no time to respond.

1998: Northampton Town 2 West Ham Utd 0 (Worthington Cup)

A 2-0 defeat in the first leg of this two-legged affair isn't the end of the world for West Ham who have the second leg at the Boleyn to make amends. Despite creating 27 shots at goal the Hammers fail to score until the 90th minute and go out 2-1 on aggregate.

1999: Swansea 1 West Ham Utd 0 (FA Cup)

Julian Dicks' late equaliser at the Boleyn earns West Ham a replay. The Irons, in the throes of selling John Hartson to Wimbledon look inept up front and Fulham reject Thomas scores the game's only goal on the half hour mark.

2001: Reading 0 West Ham Utd 0 (Reading win 6-5 on penalties) (League Cup)

Most minds are on other things on September 11th 2001. West Ham were 4-3 up in the shootout but Defoe hits the post to give the hosts a lifeline. Scott Minto misses the next spot kick and the home side proceed to the next round when Viveash converts the 12th penalty of the shoootout.

2002: West Ham Utd 0 Oldham 1 (League Cup)

Carlo Corazzin scores the only goal of the game for the second division visitors three minutes ahead of the half time break. Glenn Roeder's West Ham create a host of chances but fail to convert a single one and leave the field to a rousing chorus of boos.

2006: Chesterfield 2 West Ham Utd 1 (Carling Cup)

Alan Pardew was just a month away from the sack when he took his side to League One Chesterfield. In the midst of a dreadful run of form, West Ham went ahead through Marlon Harewood inside five minutes but Colin Larkin equalised shortly after the break. Caleb Folan's 86th minute winner leaves United no time to respond.

2008: Watford 1 West Ham Utd 0 (Carling Cup)

Gianfranco Zola can do little to prevent his under-par side falling to defeat at Championship Watford in only his second game in charge. Hayden Mullins' 70th minute own goal in enough to send West Ham spiralling out of the competition.

2011: West Ham Utd 1 Aldershot Town 2 (Carling Cup)

Despite Junior Stanislas' early goal putting West Ham ahead debutant Callum McNaughton's red card for a professional foul leaves the Hammers a man short. Late goals from Luke Guttridge and Danny Hylton wins the game for the League Two outfit.

2012: Sheffield Wednesday 1 West Ham Utd 0 (FA Cup)

Chris O'Grady's goal three minutes from time is enough to condemn Sam Allardyce's squad to a third round exit at Hillsborough. West Ham had hit the post and missed a penalty (Baldock) before O'Grady scored.

2014: Nottingham Forest 5 West Ham Utd 0 (FA Cup)

One of the greatest humiliations in West Ham's recent history. Sam Alladryce, who had no time for the Cups during his stint at West Ham sent out a team of mostly green youngsters and Academy players who were utterly humiliated by the Championship side's far more experienced pros.

2014: West Ham Utd 1 Sheffield Utd: SUFC win 5-4 on penalties (Capital One Cup)

Of all the clubs to go out to. With the wounds of the Tevez affair still raw and relevant, West Ham left ehir fans utterly embarrassed after going out of the League Cup on penalties to the Blades, who were playing in the third tier of English football at the time.

2018: Wigan Athletic 2 West Ham Utd 0 (FA Cup)

Will Grieg was definitely on fire on this cold January evening as his brace sent the Hammers spinning out of the FA Cup's fourth round at the DW Stadium. West Ham were no match for Athletic, who were playing in League One at the time of this embarrassing defeat.

2019: AFC Wimbledon 4 West Ham Utd 2 (FA Cup)

Yet again it was a team playing two divisions below Premier League West Ham who were take take their scalp in the 2018/19 season's FA Cup competition. The Dons, who were a non-league team a decade earlier roared into a 3-0 lead before West Ham gave their fans a glimmer of hope by reducing the deficit to 3-2. But a late goal from Toby Siddick was enough to leave West Ham with yet more egg on their faces.

2019: Oxford Utd 4 West Ham Utd 0 (Carabao Cup)

The most recent and quite possibly the most embarrassing defeat of them all not even one of the best gambling sites in the UK could have foreseen this one!

Goalless at half time, Manuel Pellegrini's squad - the most expensive ever assembled at West Ham - capitulated in the second half conceding four goals against Karl Robinson's Oxford, a mid-table League One team who had rested several first team players.

* This article was first published in 2012 under the title '40 years of hurt'. It's safe to say West Ham's lot hasn't improved much since!

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Jimmy Reid: 'We don't only build ships. We build men'

I'm pretty sure that (nearly) all of us will forgive trade union leader, Jimmy Reid, who died this week aged 78, for the implicit sexism of the above wonderful comment.

I was hobbling along (dodgy Achilles heal) Wanstead flats on Thursday morning listening via headphones to "Today" on Radio 4 and was simply bowled over by this marvellous clip (only 3 minutes) of an interview with Jimmy from 2007.

Enjoy on playback here (not sure how long it will be available?).

Hat tip picture and a surprisingly interesting and even sympathetic story on Jimmy from the Torygraph.

The 16 Players With the Most Powerful Shots in the History of Football

​ Having a powerful shot is a useful tool in football, no matter what the era. Whether you're a goalkeeper or a defender, it is simply inadvisable to get in the way of one of these players as they line up a shot from outside the area.

Here are the 16 players with the most powerful shots in the history of football.

​​ The Brazilian centre back, who recently retired from the game after a successful career where he played for the likes of Chelsea, AC Milan and PSG, often showed off his ferocious right foot when taking a long range free kick.

15. Obafemi Martins

The former Nigerian international striker never quite fulfilled his full potential despite spells with Inter Milan and Newcastle United, but one thing he did excel in was his phenomenal shooting power, as shown perfectly in this strike against Tottenham Hotspur.

14. John Arne Riise

The Norwegian left back, who just played in the Indian Super League for Chennaiyin FC, did not let his defensive role prevent him from showing off his mighty left foot. His shots were so powerful that he once broke Alan Smith's leg during a spicy derby between Liverpool and Manchester United.

13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan was always going to be on a list that brings together the most powerful footballers in the world. The Swedish enigma has made a career of scoring great goals and many of them come about as a result of his incredible shooting range.

12. Paul Scholes

​​ One of the most decorated footballers in the history of the Premier League, Paul Scholes is revered for his incredible passing, vision and knowledge of the game, but it was his vigorous shot which got him the goals for Manchester United.

11. Aleksandar Kolarov

The left back position is a popular one when it comes to powerful shooting ability (and we still have a big one to go) and Kolarov is another who falls into that category. The Manchester City and Serbia man is often unstoppable when he gets full power behind one of his strikes.

10. Ronald Koeman

One from the old days, current Everton manager Ronald Koeman could strike a ball better than anyone and he remains the highest goalscoring defender in the history of football. One of his most powerful goals came in the European Cup final in 1992 at Wembley, where his free kick proved to be the only goal of the game.

9. Steven Reid

An unlikely entry but a thunderous right foot nonetheless, former Blackburn Rovers and West Bromwich Albion man Steven Reid is best remembered for a 189 km/h strike whilst playing for Rovers. The versatile Republic of Ireland international couldn't have hit it any better.

8. David Luiz

A more polished version of compatriot Alex, the Chelsea defender has established himself as one of the best defenders in the league following his return to the Premier League this season. Luiz's shot is a thing of beauty and there aren't too many keepers than can stop his strikes.

Adriano broke onto the scene when he lashed in an unbeatable free kick for Inter Milan during a friendly game against none other than Real Madrid. Although his career never reached the heights that it really should have, the former Brazilian striker seemed to have rocket launchers for feet.

6. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

The Dutch striker had a reputation for being able to strike the ball at such an extreme speed and power that it often seemed that goalkeepers would avoid saving his shots. Hasselbaink, who featured for the likes of Chelsea, Leeds United and the Dutch national side, will go down as a legend of the game.

5. Paul Pogba

The world's most expensive footballer of all time has a thunderous shot when he wants and if he can get it on target, the ball more often than not finds its way to the back of the net. The French midfielder has yet to fully show his power for Manchester United, but fans at Juventus have fond memories of some of his best strikes.

Realtively unknown outside of Germany where his prowess has been on display for Hertha Berlin, Ronny is yet another left footed Brazilian whose powerful shots are a thing of beauty. The midfielder - who can also fill in at left back - is the younger brother of Monchengladbach star Raffael.

3. Tony Yeboah

One of the most explosive footballers to ever grace the Premier League, Tony Yeboah had the entire division in awe of his outrageous strikes. The Ghanaian striker spent just two years with Leeds United but it was enough for him to record some of the best goals in the club's history.

2. Roberto Carlos

The legendary Brazilian full back consistently delivered the goods for both Real Madrid and the Selecao during his years at the top, but it was his unstoppable efforts from pretty much anywhere on the pitch which has given him cult status.

Brazilian? Check. Left footed? Check. Hulk fits the stereotype that a large group of these players fall into but he is undoubtedly the master of them all. Now in China with Shanghai SIPG, the Brazilian international has made a career out of almost breaking the net with his insane strikes.

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Paisley, Renfrewshire born right back Jimmy Crapnell was only 5 feet 5 inches tall, small for a defender, and began his club career with Cambuslang Rangers, moving to Airdrieonians in October 1926. The diminutive newcomer made his Scottish League debut on 20th November, 1926, as Airdrie drew 2-2 with St. Mirren at Broomfield Park. From then, he was not marked “absent” from a first-team fixture until 26th October, 1929, and he only missed out that day as he was Scotland’s travelling reserve for the international against Wales in Cardiff. That amazing run set a new club record for consecutive appearances (132), which was not surpassed for almost 40 years. Crapnell scored just one goal for The Diamonds, that from a penalty kick in November, 1931, when he was skipper of the side. He captained the team for four straight seasons between 1929 and 1933.

He had a “reputation for tenacity” and won most of his international honours with Airdrieonians, being awarded nine Scotland caps between April 1929 and his final appearance for Scotland which came in a 4-0 win over Ireland at Windsor Park, Belfast, in September 1932, when he was Scotland’s captain. His debut international, against England at Hampden Park in the April 1929 encounter in front of 110,000 spectators, when Alex Cheyne’s corner kick goal gave birth to “the Hampden swirl”, brought this high praise from “Waverley” in the Daily Record: “Crapnell was the boss the Airdrieonian was a little General.”

Crapnell captained Scotland in four of those appearances, being first made captain in a 2-0 win over France in Colombes in May 1930. He is the most capped player in Airdrie history. Crapnell also represented The Scottish League five times between October 1929 and November 1932, he also shares the highest number of Scottish League appearances while an Airdrie player with Jimmy Reid.

Motherwell signed Crapnell from Airdrie in January 1933 for a fee of £2,000 and he helped Motherwell reach the 1933 Scottish Cup Final, but they lost 1-0 to Celtic. He retired in 1934 to try a career in insurance after 37 appearances for The Steelmen. After a brief comeback in the Motherwell reserve team, he again retired. Crapnell then became a football manager after the Second World War, being in charge of Alloa Athletic and then St Johnstone.

Should WHU pay £22m for Sima?

Yes, 100%!

No way!

GSB must act

Even though The Irons are firmly in the running for a European berth this season, interest from United is rather worrying as, despite their lack of silverware success in recent seasons, they are still a hard team to turn down given their illustrious history and the club’s stature in the game.

West Ham’s owners, GSB, cannot afford to sit back and watch another team come in for their mooted top transfer target, so they must now act to secure David Moyes a new striker.

It may only be the teen’s first full season in senior football but he’s proven that he has enormous potential, having bagged 19 goals in all competitions this term, via Transfermarkt.

Primarily playing as a right-winger, the Prague sensation can also play through the middle and has drawn lofty comparisons to that of Thierry Henry, who started his career in the same role before being transformed into one of the Premier League’s greatest-ever strikers by Arsene Wenger.

The 6 foot 2 attacker has earned many a glowing endorsement over the last six months or so.

Former Bayern Munich and Rangers star Brian Laudrup, who too played in a similar position, told the Daily Mail (via GlasgowLive): “Sima, in particular, is a wonderful player. He is only 19 years of age, but is very good in the air and can take players on. He’s quick and is scoring for fun in the Czech league.”

Whilst Chelsea advisor, and ex-goalkeeper, Petr Cech believes “there aren’t many players like this in Europe.” And that should have David Gold and David Sullivan eager to act upon their interest as soon as possible.

We know too well about the success stories of Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal, so there should be absolutely no worries over sanctioning a move for a young striker lighting up a division like the Czech top-flight.

If GSB rest on their laurels, then they would well be made to pay with two of their European-chasing rivals in contention for Sima too. They must look to pay that £22m sooner rather than later.

‘An attack on Leeds & West Ham’: Gary Neville delivers brutal message on Sky yesterday

Gary Neville told Sky Sports that the recently botched European Super League plan was an ‘attack on Leeds, West Ham, Everton and Newcastle’.

Aside from Newcastle, all those teams are sitting in the top half of the Premier League table, with West Ham and Everton hoping for a Champions League finish.

Stop Trying To ‘FIX’ Football

And whilst that is out of the picture for Leeds, they have shown from their progression under Marcelo Bielsa, that it won’t be too long before they are back in Europe again.

But those from Leeds, Newcastle, Everton and West Ham will appreciate Neville’s latest attack on the ESL.

“It was an attack on Leeds United, it was an attack on Everton, it was an attack on West Ham and on Newcastle,” said Neville. “Some of the greatest clubs in the history of English football.

“But then I look at Jimmy (Floyd Hasselbaink). What about Ajax? PSV? Feyenoord? These unbelievable clubs.

“They were just left. Left with the pennies whilst the rich just went away and took £300 million every year for 23 years and created their own league.

“Honestly, the scariest thing is that these people are regrouping back at base. They are not going away. This is their second attempt in the last 18 months.”

If Newcastle can move on from Mike Ashley then they can join the likes of West Ham and Everton in trying to push for Europe during these coming seasons.

And the more these sleeping giants push at the door of the so-called top-six, who haven’t finished as a top-six in a few years, then it will put to bed a lot of rubbish that has been dreamt about.

But until then, the recently attempted plan from those trying to fill their pockets has hit them flush on the face.

Jimmy Harrison

Local boy Harrison actually made his City debut as a centre-forward, and scored in a league game at Fulham in September 1946, but reverted back to his more tried-and-tasted full-back role thereafter.

He started his career with Wellington Victoria before moving to Leicester but the start of his Foxes career was thwarted by the war. He guested for a number of clubs after serving the forces abroad before featuring in 92 post-war games for the club.

He was an early example of an attacking full-back, using his pace and strength to surge forward from defence a number of times, and was also used as his was in his league debut as an attacker.

But his time at the club was perhaps remembered most by the fans for marrying the chairman's daughter of the time, something which brought rumours of favouritism at the club. At this time, Aston Villa stepped in to sign him but he couldn't pin down a regular starting role at Villa Park, something which saw him move on again to Coventry City before he finished his career more locally with Corby Town and Hinckley Athletic.

Watch the video: Winston Reid winning goal - West Ham 3-2 Manchester United, 5102016 (June 2022).


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