LEGEND: Billy Bonds took over the West Ham captaincy permanently when Bobby…

LEGEND: Bryan 'Pop' Robson had two succesful spells at West Ham. In February 1971 he signed from Sunderland and was the top division's leading scorer with 28 goals as West Ham finished sixth in 1972-73. He joined Sunderland in July 1974 but returned to West Ham in October 1976. Staying for another three seasons, Pop increased his stats to 104 goals in 254 appearances for the Irons in all competitions by June 1979, when he rejoined Sunderland

The day ‘pop’ Robson took on the league and won

LEGEND: Bryan 'Pop' Robson had two succesful spells at West Ham. In February 1971 he signed from Sunderland and was the top division's leading scorer with 28 goals as West Ham finished sixth in 1972-73. He joined Sunderland in July 1974 but returned to West Ham in October 1976. Staying for another three seasons, Pop increased his stats to 104 goals in 254 appearances for the Irons in all competitions by June 1979, when he rejoined Sunderland

Programme for the 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup final at Wembley between TSV Munich 1860 and West Ham United

Programme for the 1965 European Cup Winners' Cup final at Wembley between TSV Munich 1860 and West Ham United

Manager John Lyall and captain Billy Bonds lead out the remaining West Ham players to face Arsenal in the 1980 FA Cup final at Wembley

Pictures of West Ham Players Phil Parkes

Phil Parkes: West Ham Utd - I believe he kept goal for West Ham in the 1980 FA Cup Final, where Trevor Brooking beat Jennings with the one goal that won the game for the Hammers.

LEGEND: Julian Dicks spent 11 of his 14 seasons as a professional footballer at West Ham, spread over two periods. In 315 first-team appearances in all competitions 'The Terminator' scored 64 goals, mostly blasted from the penalty spot. Having lost his battle to a knee injury Dicks retired from playing in 1999

Eric Cantona of Manchester United separates teammate Julian Dicks from Roy Keane of West Ham during Manchester United's FA Premiership match against West Ham at Upton Park in London.

The signings of Paolo Di Canio and Marc Vivien Foe in January 1999 were perhaps the best bit of business Harry Redknapp or any of his predecessors in the West Ham hotseat had ever done. West Ham ended 1998-99 in fifth place, qualifying for the Intertoto Cup

The signings of Paolo Di Canio and Marc Vivien Foe in January 1999 were perhaps the best bit of business Harry Redknapp or any of his predecessors in the West Ham hotseat had ever done. West Ham ended in fifth place, qualifying for the Intertoto Cup

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