West Ham posted a tweet remembering the historic day back in 1980 when the club won the FA Cup final at Wembley, however a lot of fans have replied to the post with a very mixed response, with some wondering when they will see the club lift a trophy again.
The Hammers were in the Second Division at the time and therefore were the underdogs in this FA Cup final as they faced English giants and holders Arsenal. But it clearly didn’t scare them as they held their own and eventually took the lead thanks to a header from Sir Trevor-Brooking in the last 15 minutes, via West Ham United.
Brooking was a true legend at in East London, playing for them from 1966-1984 and making 528 appearances, scoring 88 goals, via Soccerbase, and the goal at Wembley was arguably his most important.
He also received the Hammer of the Year award five times whilst playing for the club, per West Ham United, and even played a part after he hung his boots up when he returned for a short stint as manager back in April 2003 after manager Glenn Roeder had fallen seriously ill. Brooking wasn’t able to stop the inevitable relegation, but picked up seven points out of the nine available.
He then returned on a temporary basis in August of the same year and guided the team to seven wins and just one defeat in eleven matches in all competitions.
However this FA Cup forty years ago was the last piece of silverware the club has won, via Transfermarkt, so it is understandable as to why some fans wonder if they will ever see the club lift a trophy again.
Here is what fans had to say following the tweet:
Forty years since that wonderful day at Wembley 🏆
🎶 One nil to the Cockney boys 🎶 pic.twitter.com/dMkYp4Zju3
— West Ham United (@WestHam) May 10, 2020
Remember that day, will it ever happen again
— Paul Palmer (@PPalmer1961) May 10, 2020
— SoExotic (@IamSoExotic) May 10, 2020
It would be nice IF the hammers COULD get back to Wembley and win next season’s FA CUP AND League Title on the same Day. COYI
— peter23174 (@peter23174) May 10, 2020
Day of the century
— Paul McLean (@PaulMcL66874576) May 10, 2020
Also 4 years since you ruined this football club!
— Charlie Levy ⚒ (@CharlieLevy92) May 10, 2020
When I loved football
— Walking Terrible (@WalkingTerrible) May 10, 2020
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