Fielding skills of West Ham No 1
Sunday 16 February 1997
A. West Ham United fielded seven players whose name began with the letter B in the 1964 FA Cup final, but the same 11 players had competed in every round of the Cup, including a replay against Leyton Orient, which must be some sort of a record in itself. This was in the days before substitutions were allowed.
A note about Jim Standen. As far as I can recall, Jim Standen was the first goalkeeper regularly to display the figure 1 on his jersey in the Football League. Other goalies wore plain green attire and it was considered very "continental" at the time for him to have a numbered jersey.
The following season, 1965, Jim won a European Cup- Winners' Cup medal when West Ham defeated Munich 1860 2-0 at Wembley. He also came on as a substitute fielder (in the covers) when England played South Africa at Lord's. - V A McLaren, Sheffield
Q. Whatever happened to Peter Shilton shortly after he played his 1,000th League match at Leyton Orient recently? I note his name no longer appears on Orient's teamsheet. - D H Donovan, Schull, Co Cork
Q. In December, Norwich City lost to West Bromwich Albion 5-1. Despite this, they actually rose one place in the table. Has any other team made progress up the table on the back of such a thrashing? - Malcolm Debbage, Peterborough
If you know the answers to any of these questions or have a sporting question of your own, write to Q&A, Sports Desk, Independent on Sunday, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5DL. Fax: 0171-293 2894
Latest in Sport
Mario Balotelli to Liverpool: Best memes as Twitter reacts to imminent £16m transfer
Manchester United transfer news: Louis van Gaal joins Arsenal and Chelsea in the race for Sami Khedira
Sami Khedira to Arsenal? Arsene Wenger reveals Gunners are still in the market for defensive midfielder
Mario Balotelli to Liverpool: Risky business to think Balotelli can replace Luis Suarez
Malky Mackay texts: Harry Redknapp defends former Cardiff City manger - 'he hasn't raped anyone and he is not a paedophile'
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 4 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 5 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
£45000 per annum + pension,medical: Ashdown Group: A successful & reputable gl...
£40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare,25 days: Ashdown Group: An est...
£35000 per annum + £5k bonus, car: Ashdown Group: A successful business that h...
£40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A large and well established business is look...