On this day - 19 March


Name: John Dick
Date of Birth: 19 March 1930
Clubs: Crittall Athletic, West Ham United, Brentford
National team: Scotland (one cap, no goals)

Glaswegian inside left John Dick enjoyed a prolific career at the Boleyn Ground, having signed for the club from amateur side Crittall Athletic whilst on national service in 1953.

He was to remain with the Hammers for nine years, playing 351 games for the club in total and scoring 166 goals - a tally that leaves him joint-third on the club's all-time list of goalscorers.

Dick became the first Hammers player to be capped by Scotland when he appeared in a match against England at Wembley in 1959.

He moved on to Brentford in 1962, where he continued to knock goals in at a rapid rate, with his 72-game Bees spell yielding 45 goals.

John hung up his boots in 1965 and later worked for the Inner London Education Authority. He passed away in September 2000, aged 70.

Classic match

Manchester United 0-3 West Ham United
Division One
19 March 1927

West Ham United enjoyed a very fruitful trip to Old Trafford on this day 86 years ago when they rattled in three goals without reply - a scoreline that remains their best away to Manchester United.

It was a second thumping victory of the campaign over the Red Devils for West Ham, after they had won by an even bigger margin - 4-0 - at the Boleyn Ground earlier in the season.

The first victory came with the Hammers 14th in the top flight table, but they had improved to take up a fourth-place position by the time they scored their fifth, sixth and seventh goals of the campaign against the Red Devils.

Vic Watson, who would score a remarkable 326 goals in 505 games for the club, was on target with two in this game, while W Joseph Johnson notched the other.

The Hammers would win only two of their subsequent nine fixtures in the 1926/27 season, but still finished in sixth - their best showing at that time in the club's history.

Complete record - 19 March

1921 West Ham United 2-1 Barnsley (Division Two)
1927 Manchester United 0-3 West Ham United (Division One)
1938 West Ham United 2-1 Nottingham Forest (Division Two)
1949 West Ham United 2-0 Queens Park Rangers (Division Two)
1955 West Ham United 2-1 Middlesbrough (Division Two)
1956 West Ham United 3-2 Bury (Division Two)
1960 West Ham United 2-1 Blackburn Rovers (Division One)
1966 Blackpool 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1983 West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City (Division One)
1986 Aston Villa 2-1 West Ham United (Division One)
1988 West Ham United 1-0 Watford (Division One)
1994 West Ham United 2-4 Newcastle United (Premier League)
2011 Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 West Ham United (Premier League)

Played 14, Won 8, Drawn 2, Lost 4, Scored 23, Conceded 18