Christopher Carrick: West Ham United

Christopher Carrick: West Ham United

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Born: Stockton (8th May, 1882)

Signed: 1904

Position: Inside Right

Appearances: 26

Goals: 7

Left: 1905 (Queens Park Rangers)

Internation Caps:


Christopher Carrick played his early football in Teesside. After losing top goalscorers Charlie Satterthwaite and William Kirby in 1904, Syd King signed several forwards, including Carrick, Charlie Simmons, Jack Fletcher, to partner Billy Bridgeman up front for West Ham. Carrick was described by one journalist as "a parcel of strength and muscle... a sturdy little winger who is quick off the mark and has the rare gift of taking chances". By the end of the season West Ham had scored 48 goals in 34 league games. Carrick got six of these goals, which was a good return as he only played in 18 games. This included a hat-trick in a game against Luton. At the end of the season Carrick was transferred to Spurs. In March, 1906, Carrick was involved in an off the pitch incident that resulted in his being suspended. Carrick never played for Spurs again. He moved to Reading and later had spells at Bradford City and Glentoran. Carrick retired to Middlesbrough where he died, aged 44, in 1927.

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Historical Football Kits

In the early 1890s, the Canning Town and West Ham area of East London was awash with football clubs. In 1895, Arnold Hills, Chairman and Managing Director of the Thames Ironworks & Shipbuilding Company decided to form a works team to be called Thames Ironworks FC. Hills was himself a prominent player, having played for Oxford University in the FA Cup final of 1877 and won an England cap two years later. The club initially played in Harrovian blue, latterly with a union flag on the left breast. Research by Grant Hole has brought evidence to light that in 1895, the club took over Castle Swifts FC, the works side of the Castle Mail Packet Company. Thames Ironworks acquired a set of blue and white kits from the Swifts and wore these for the first time in the second half of a rain-soaked game against Novocastrians in November 1897. "Castle blue" shirts, white knickers and vermillion socks became the team's colours until 1900 (the colours of the Castle Mail Packet Shipping Co).

There is a story that in the summer of 1899 Bill Dove, a sprinter of national repute who was involved in coaching the Ironworks team, was challenged to a race with four Aston Villa players at a fair in Birmingham. Dove won but the Villa men could not pay the wager so one of them pinched a set of claret and blue shirts from his club (he was responsible for doing the laundry) to settle the bet. There is, however, no evidence that the team ever wore their new shirts.

In June 1900, the club was formally wound up. The Ironworks had become a company owned by shareholders who were not prepared to fund the team. For every share sold in the new company to the public, Arnold Hill bought one too. The club was allowed to continue playing at the Ironworks sports ground for a generous rent and Arnold Hills became the president of the new West Ham United, who signed professional players. A set of light blue shirts were obrtained, claret stripes were added to the shorts, claret being the commercial colour of the Ironworks, and the old vermilion socks were replaced by black ones. The next season a claret hoop was added to the shirt, which became known as the "Union Jack" strip and in 1903 the now familiar claret shirts with light blue sleeves were adopted. The team continued to be known as the "red, white and blues" for some time. In 1904, the club moved to the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park, which would be their home for more than a century.

West Ham retain their connection to the older club through their badge (a pair of crossed riveting hammers) and their nickname (The Hammers). The new club took over Ironworks' place in the Southern League and steadily built a reputation. In 1919 West Ham were elected to Division Two when the League was expanded after World War One. In 1923 the Hammers won promotion to the First Division and appeared in the first Wembley FA Cup Final where they lost 0-2 to Bolton. This match is probably the first in which the famous crossed hammers appeared. Nine years later, the club was relegated back to Division Two where they stayed for the next 26 years.

At the start of the 1924-25 season the Hammers started the season wearing jerseys with the colours reversed (normally their change strip) but the experiment was not a success and by late November they were back in their regular claret jerseys with blue sleeves.

From 1950 the crossed hammer badge was worn regularly, usually embroidered in claret on a light blue patch but with several variations until it was retired in 1966. (A good example is the 1958 version, embroidered onto a shield-shaped patch and in which the rivetting hammers have a different shape.)

In 1954-55 West Ham played a number of European sides in friendlies under floodlights, wearing shirts made from shiny, rayon material.

In 1958 The Hammers won the Second Division championship in the season that the young Bobby Moore made his debut. Three years later Ron Greenwood became manager and West Ham's golden age began. In 1964 they won the FA Cup for the first time, beating Preston North End 3-2. A year later they were back at Wembley in the European Cup Winners' Cup final, defeating TSV Munich 1860 2-0. The crests worn in these important matches added Boleyn Castle, a local landmark, to the crossed hammers.

In 1966 the Hammers lost in the League Cup final but the club will always be remembered for providing three key members of England's victorious World Cup winning side, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst and Bobby Moore. During this period the team wore their classic claret and blue shirts with plain white shorts and socks although alternative socks (claret with light blue tops from 1967-68 and then, from 1970-71, plain light blue) were used when playing teams in white stockings. This was perhaps the earliest example of alternates being used regularly when socks clashed in the Football League.

The simple crossed hammers badge was retired in 1967 and a new official crest was designed but was not immediately added to the team shirts.

It would be eight years before West Ham won more silverware, winning the FA Cup by beating Fulham (now captained by Bobby Moore) in 1975. The redesigned badge appeared in the final and during the 1975-76 season that followed. A year later they reached the European Cup Winners' Cup final for the second time but lost to Anderlecht. The club unveiled a prototype of their new yoked strip, designed by Admiral, in this match.

In 1978 West Ham were relegated and while in Division Two they won the FA Cup for the third time, beating hot favourites Arsenal in the final. A year later they were back in Division One having won the Second Division title.

Adidas took over as West Ham's kit supplier for their first season back in the top division and their new strips featured the redesigned crest in full. This was dropped in 1983 in favour of a simple crossed hammer design but it was reinstated in 1985. In 1987 the colours were changed from gold on blue to light blue on claret.

In 1986 West Ham achieved their highest ever League placing, third in the First Division behind Liverpool and Everton. Between 1989 and 1993 West Ham were relegated twice and promoted twice, finally enjoying a settled period in the Premier league that lasted until 2003 when once again they were relegated.

The club celebrated its centenary in 1995 and a commemorative crest was introduced which, in the fashion of the time, placed the entire device inside a second shield. Yet another version appeared in 1997 with a heavy gold outline.

Two years later, a digital version of the club crest was introduced and the letters F.C. were dropped from the supporting scroll.

On 17 May 2010, West Ham and Newham Borough Council submitted a plan to take over the Olympic Stadium following the 2012 Olympic Games. A rival bid from Tottenham Hotspur was rejected but the future of West Ham's plan was thrown into doubt by an objection from Leyton Orient, whose ground is less than a mile from the new stadium.

In 2011, the Hammers were relegated to the Championship, throwing further doubt on the viability of the proposed move. A quick return to the top flight would be necessary if the club were to attract crowds sufficiently large for a ground with a planned capacity of 60,000.

In October 2011, negotiations over the Olympic Stadium collapsed after an anonymous complaint to the European Commission was made, alleging that a £40m loan from Newham Council broke EU rules on state aid. Both Spurs and Leyton Orient had also given notice that they would appeal against a decision to dismiss their original objections giving rise to fears that legal action could rumble on through the courts for years to come. As a result the London Legacy Development Corporation published a new bidding process, based on a 99-year lease rather than outright sale and West Ham renewed their interest. They also returned to the Premier League at the first time of asking and in March 2013 the club signed the lease on the Olympic Stadium after the government agreed to contribute an extra £25m towards the cost of conversion.

To mark their last season at the Boleyn Ground (also known as Upton Park) in 2015-16, the club commissioned Umbro to supply a specially made strip based on the historical version worn when West Ham moved into the ground in 1904 complete with a commemorative crest, which would be retired at the end of the season.

During the 2014-15 season the board had organised a consultation exercise with supporters to establish whether there was support for redesigning the club crest to mark the move to the Olympic Stadium in 2016. Almost 10,000 fans took part, making this the largest exercise of its kind undertaken by Premier League club. 70% voted in favour of change and in the second phase, 56% voted in favour of the new design shown on the left: this incorporated several traditional elements and for the first time included "London," reinforcing the club's identity with the capital. The loss of the Boleyn Castle emphasised that a fresh start was being made.

2020 marked 125 years since the old Thames Ironworks team being wound up and relaunched as Wes Ham United. Never one to miss an anniversary, the club introduced a spacial crest for the 2020-21 season.

Chris Smalling is the only United player called up for England. Drinkwater replaces Carrick.

Only one that deserves it tbf, remember when we used to make up the backbone of the England side lol?

With Shaw Jones Rooney and Young all fit we still would

I remember seeing people already thinking about Stones as well.

I'm actually happy about this.

The less games Carrick has to play for England the less chance he has of getting injured.

If we're being honest, the way our bad luck as been for the past few years Iɽ rather none of our players play in the international games. We almost always end up with some number of injuries.

Which won't matter anyway because I don't see him being a United player for long.. At a stretch Mourinho keeps him for one more season as a stop gap for a box to box mid. (hopefully fosu mensah gets a nod)

Wait, we DON'T want Carrick to get injured? Ah, ok

To be fair Jones, Rooney and Shaw would be there if they weren't injured.

Sidenote Is Jones actually dead?

Probably head-butted the ground too many times, it was only a matter of time tbf.

Only reason Jones ever gets a call up is because he plays for us. If he was a West Ham/Newcastle player he wouldn't get anywhere near the England team.

It does tell you however, that Spurs have done an excellent job with English players with guys like Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Dele Alli and Harry Kane all making the cut!

Alli, Kane, and Walker are the only ones that will be there at the Euros. Walker really shouldn't be either but England has no right backs. Clyne will start over him though.

Don't think I can remember a more average England squad topped off by a bang average England manager.

We have some good players (Clyne, Smalling, Hart, Butland, Alli, Dier, Barkley, Sterling, Sturridge, Kane) but you're right that the rest are fairly average.

Even some of the ones I mentioned can be heavily criticised for large parts of their game but hopefully they develop properly for the future.


The word ham derives from the Old English hamm and refers specifically to a cut of meat from the hog's hind legs. China takes credit for curing the first pork leg back in 4900 B.C. Enthusiasm for ham spread throughout ancient Europe with the Romans, who likely learned of the practice while trading with the Chinese. A surprisingly workable recipe for ham with figs survived from the second century when it commanded attention on ancient banquet tables. The Gauls produced precursors to the contemporary world's renowned Bayonne, Black Forest, and Westphalian hams.

Christopher Columbus carried eight pigs on board with him when he left Spain for an unsuccessful search for the New World, but explorer Hernando de Soto's 13 pigs became the breeding stock for the United States' pork industry when he landed on the coast of Florida in 1539. Within just a few years, his passel of hogs grew to 700.

By the 17th century, most colonial farmers raised pigs. The long shelf-life of salt pork and bacon made both staples in early American kitchens. The expression "high on the hog" seems to have developed from the literal position of the ham on the upper half of the pig (as opposed to the belly, shanks, and trotters) and came to connote a luxurious lifestyle of dining on the best cuts of meat.

Christopher Carrick: West Ham United - History

Dodge City had the reputation as the toughest town and a hell on the frontier, but actually it was not that bad. From roughly 1875 until 1885, Dodge City was in the midst of a business boom thanks to the wagon road economy and the cattle industry. For a town that was the defacto capital of a wide area of southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, it needed law and order. There were many people walking the streets of Dodge City with money in their pockets. Dodge City could not afford to be as violent and reckless as its reputation It therefore hired some of the most respected and courageous lawmen to ever holster a gun.

Second version of the 'Dodge City Peace Commission' photograph. This version doesn't have W. F. Petillon in it -- he has been painted out. Courtesy: Kansas State Historical Society

     On June 17, 1872, the first business (George M. Hoover's and John McDonald's) to locate on the site five-miles west of the Ft. Dodge military reservation opened as a bar in a tent. This was in response to the prohibition of liquor at Fort Dodge. Other businesses soon followed and the Town Company completed its formal organization as 'Buffalo City' on August 15, 1872. The name was changed to Dodge City in October as the US Post Office already had a Buffalo, KS.

     Ford County was not yet organized and did not have a sheriff until June of 1873. Likewise, Dodge City was not incorporated until November 2, 1875. For the first year, there was no government or law enforcement. It was this period that much happened to help give Dodge it reputation as a very wild and dangerous place.

Third version of 'Dodge City Peace Commission' photograph. On back row, far right, lawman William Tilghman's head has been placed on W.F. Petillon's body. All rights reserved, FCHS.

     The first recorded killing in Dodge City was in September 1872, when an African-American man named Black Jack was shot for no reason by a gambler known as Denver. Shortly after that, Jack Reynolds was killed by a railroad track layer. In that first year, approximately fifteen men were killed in Dodge City, all being buried up on historical Boot Hill. Eventually, Boot Hill were have some 30 graves, including one female, Alice Chambers.

     By early 1873, the local merchants were concerned about the violence and hired Billy Brook as a private lawman, but when he proved ineffective, a vigilance committee was formed. They managed to rid the town of some of the worst offenders, but soon they became the main source of violence. For example, on March 13, Tom Sherman, who ran a saloon, chased a man out of his dance hall and shot him. He then walked over to the man, who was writhing in pain, and said, "I'd better shoot him again, hadn't I boys?" He aimed his revolver at the man's head and pulled the trigger point blank.

William B. 'Bat' Masterson, Ford County Sheriff and Dodge City citizen. All rights reserved, FCHS.

     The violence climaxed on June 3, 1873, when two committee members killed William Taylor, the servant of Col. Richard Dodge, commanding officer of Fort Dodge. Col. Dodge was so outraged that wired the Governor of Kansas, and got special permission to arrest the guilty. Troops entered the town the next day and arrested Bill Hicks who was later convicted. On June 5th, troops entered again and arrested five of the worst vigilantes, including Tom Sherman.

     That very day a sheriff, Charlie Bassett, was appointed. This appointed also resulted in two political factions being formed: those who wanted a wide-open town with gambling, saloons and prostitution, commonly know the The Gang, and those who wanted a town of law and order. Bassett was elected November 11, 1873 and reelected on November 5, 1875. William B. 'Bat' Masterson was elected sheriff on November 9, 1877, since the state constitution would not allow Bassett to run for a third term.

     The dispute between lawmen Mysterious Dave Mather and Tom Nixon is an example of just how fine the line was between good and bad in early Dodge City. Both had been assistant marshals. Mather ambushed Nixon and shot him dead, claiming self-defense. Although witnesses said Nixon never drew, Mather was acquitted.

Rio Ferdinand

Place of birth: London

Citizenship: England

Former International: England

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2006/07 Season Review

After two Premier League titles in as many seasons, Chelsea were searching for third successive top-flight crown for the first time in their history. Jose Mourinho enhanced his squad with the captures of AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko and Germany international Michael Ballack.

Ashley Cole also moved to Stamford Bridge in a deal that involved William Gallas going in the opposite direction to Arsenal, whose manager Arsene Wenger was celebrating his 10th year in charge. The milestone was greeted in new surroundings, as the Gunners moved to the state-of-the-art Emirates Stadium.

Two home Premier League draws followed the testimonial of retiring playmaker Dennis Bergkamp, but Arsenal soon settled and pushed back up into the top four.

Five-star start for Man United

Fellow London club West Ham United recruited Argentina stars Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano in the summer transfer window, but it was former Hammer and new Manchester United star Michael Carrick who offered the supply line for Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney as the Red Devils set the early pace.

Four goals in the opening 15 minutes in their 5-1 rout of Fulham on the opening weekend meant United topped the table with four wins from as many matches at the start of the season.

Bolton sustain top-four push

A brief blip allowed early surprise package Portsmouth to reach the summit following a 1-0 victory over Charlton Athletic in September. With Sol Campbell and Niko Kranjcar in their ranks after summer moves, Pompey picked up 13 points from a possible 15 to go top.

Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso scored a goal of the season contender in September, netting from inside his own half, after goalkeeper Steve Harper slipped, in a 2-0 triumph over Newcastle United.

Bolton Wanderers mounted an early challenge for the top spots after an impressive start, but they were beaten by Premier League leaders Man Utd at the end of October, with Wayne Rooney hitting a hat-trick as the visitors claimed a 4-0 victory at the Reebok Stadium.

Bolton did sustain their top-four push for the rest of 2006 though, with Nicolas Anelka enjoying a fine start to his debut campaign with the Trotters.

He scored a 25-yard screamer in a 3-1 win over former side Arsenal in November and the Trotters remained fourth at the turn of the year. United led the way, closely followed by Chelsea in second.

Man Utd, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson in his 20th year at the helm, continued their relentless title charge and opened up a nine-point gap at the top of the table after winning all their matches in February.

Crouch scores ‘perfect’ hat-trick

They went 1-0 down in their last match of the month at Fulham but, after Ryan Giggs's superb leveller, Ronaldo picked up the ball from inside his own half, jinked through the opposition defence and scored a late winner.

By this point, Liverpool and Arsenal had established themselves in the top four, despite being off the title pace, and the Merseyside club won 4-1 when the two sides met at Anfield on 31 March. Peter Crouch settled the match with a 'perfect' hat-trick: right foot, left foot and header.

The two sides stayed in the UEFA Champions League spots for the remainder of the campaign, and Liverpool reached the competition's final in May 2007. It was a repeat of the 2005 final against AC Milan, although this time the Italian team prevailed 2-1.

On the same day as Liverpool's win over Arsenal, a new Premier League attendance record was set when 76,098 spectators watched United earn a 4-1 comeback victory over Blackburn Rovers.

Chelsea chase but United stay strong

The following month, Chelsea closed in on United after a run of nine successive wins, but a exciting comeback victory at Everton gave them a five-point advantage going into the final three matches of the season.

After Alan Stubbs' free-kick and Manuel Fernandes' powerful strike put the Toffees 2-0 up, United pulled it back to 2-2 and late goals from former Everton striker Wayne Rooney and Chris Eagles sealed a 4-2 win.

Chelsea then went on to draw 1-1 at Arsenal and United won the Premier League with two matches to spare.

Tevez inspires Hammers survival

The relegation battle also came to a gripping conclusion. Under new manager Alan Curbishley, West Ham United, who were 10 points adrift of safety following a 4-3 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur on 4 March, won seven of their final nine matches to beat the drop.

Striker Tevez was a catalyst in that remarkable run. He scored seven goals in the last 10 Premier League matches, including the final-day winner against champions Man Utd at Old Trafford.

That result meant Sheffield United, who were three points above the relegation zone before the start of play, directly competed for survival with Wigan Athletic as the sides met at Brammall Lane.

After Paul Scharner's opener for Wigan and a brave equaliser from Jon Stead, it fell to David Unsworth, who had joined the Latics from the Sheffield club in January, to score the decisive second-half penalty to win the match for the visitors and consign the Blades to relegation.

Sheff Utd went down alongside Watford, who immediately returned to the second tier, and Charlton Athletic, whose seven-year stay in the Premier League came to an end.

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Published: 11:21 BST, 19 August 2013 | Updated: 11:21 BST, 19 August 2013

A football hooligan who organised a clash between Millwall and West Ham fans on the day of an FA Cup match has been jailed for 12 months.

Shaun Sheridan, a member of West Ham's notorious 'Inter City Firm', plotted mass violence in a series of text messages to his rivals.

Sheridan, 43, targeted the third round tie match between Dagenham and Redbridge and Millwall in the belief that there would be fewer police.

In the dock: Sherdian (left) and Flexon (right) were tried at the Old Bailey

But his plan was thwarted after officers turned out in force armed with camcorders to film them gathering at a nearby pub.

Sheridan pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit violent disorder at the Old Bailey last month.

Judge Anthony Morris QC told him: 'This case is about organised football hooliganism. You were helping to organise a large number of West Ham supporters to go to Dagenham to fight Millwall supporters.

'Organised football hooliganism is about taking pride in that violence. It is also about the subverting of public order.

'The planning of such violence brings shame upon clubs and the game of football and discourages bona fide supporters from attending matches and bringing their children to them.

'Such behaviour has to be met with severe sentences.'

Sheridan originally stood trial at the Old Bailey alongside the former owner of Grays Athletic Andy Swallow, 53, Shane Flexon, 26, and Millwall fan Aidan Andrews, 41.

Swallow, Andrews and Flexon were cleared of conspiracy to commit violent disorder after the case collapsed. Flexon admitted using threatening and abusive words or behaviour on the day of the match and was sentenced to a 12 month community order with 120 hours' unpaid work.

History of violence: West Ham and Millwall fans have clashed on a number of occasions

The prosecution had claimed the group tried to arrange a brawl in Dagenham and Redbridge for the third round FA Cup tie on January 7 last year.

Fans gathered at the Eastbrook pub and there were minor scuffles at the bar and near to the ground.

Swallow, a record producer who has handled acts like Craig David, Disclosure and Miss Dynamite, insisted he had been in the bar co-incidentally and had left the match to see Grays play.

When he was arrested police found a photograph of a group of men in front of a large banner reading 'ICF 30 years undefeated' - referring to the Inter City Firm. Sheridan also featured on a photograph on his own phone clenching his fist in front of a similar banner.

The Inter City Firm - so called because they used Inter City trains to travel to and from matches - became notorious for hooliganism in the 70s and 80s.

In recent years it has become rarer for violence to take place at football grounds because of police tactics and intelligence.

Prosecutor James Lofthouse said: 'It is commonplace for the leaders of rival groups to communicate before games to try and arrange a venue for a fight.'

Police found 150 text messages relating to the plot on Sheridan's phone after his arrest. The day before the match Sheridan texted his friends to say: 'They are defo coming'.

Police presence: Officers were on hand to film events which took place near a pub in Dagenham

Flexon replied: 'Yeah, cheeky c****, lol', while Swallow messaged: 'So what? So are we.'

After the match he texted Andrews to say: 'The mighty Millwall got run - at least you showed. Top boy.'

Sheridan later messaged his friends: 'Delete all, I'm about to get nicked.'

Swallow, Andrews and Sheridan had all denied conspiring to commit violent disorder. Both Sheridan and Flexon were handed football banning orders while Sheridan is prohibited from going within a mile of any match featuring West Ham and Millwall for seven years, while Flexon is banned for five years.

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