1982 September 7:
Billy Bonds beat Bobby Moore's appearance record when he played his 545th League game for Hammers against Ipswich Town.

1983 October 25:
Our biggest-ever win - a 10-0 battering of Bury in the League Cup at Upton Park.

1984 March 27:
Death of Club President Reg Pratt. May 14 - Trevor Brooking played his last game for the Hammers against Everton at Upton Park. It was his 528th appearance for the Club. Billy Bonds made his 700th League appearance as a substitute against Watford.

Our youth team won the South East Counties (Div. 1) championship for the first time.

Hammers achieved highest-ever top flight finish - third place in Canon League Division One behind champions Liverpool and runners-up Everton. The strike partnership of Tony Cottee and Frank McAvennie netted a total of 54 league and cup goals between them and the Hammers came as close as they have ever been to winning the League title.

Hammers recorded their 1,000th League victory with a 1-0 win at Millwall.

A 5-1 defeat in the last game at Liverpool condemned Hammers to relegation and preceded the sacking of John Lyall, who had given 34 years' service to the Club as office junior, player, coach and manager. Lou Macari, from Swindon Town, became Hammers' sixth manager.

1990 February 20:
Lou Macari resigned and Billy Bonds, the youth team coach, appointed as new manager. Martin Cearns succeeded his father, Len, as Chairman. Hammers were defeated in the semi-finals of the League Cup for the third time - on this occasion by Oldham Athletic, 6-3 on aggregate after losing the first leg away 6-0. March 17 - the first-ever 'live' big screen beamback at Upton Park features the Leeds United away game. Hammers set a new club record of 19 consecutive matches without defeat.

More semi-final heartbreak - this time in the FA Cup when we were beaten 4-0 by Nottingham Forest at Villa Park. Defender Tony Gale was very harshly sent off with the match still goalless. November - Peter Storrie appointed as the Club's first Managing Director. The controversial and ill-fated Bond Scheme was launched to raise money needed to help fund the redevelopment of Upton Park to comply with findings of the Taylor Report.