West Ham fans share fond memories of obscure away day on Twitter


If you know West Ham Twitter, you’ll know VinnyWHUFC for posting daily highlights of games from our past that took place on that day.

On Sunday it was the turn of an obscure away day that you may not remember, but some fans do as they shared their fond memories of it.

For those of you that don’t recall the match, it came against Coventry and we went into it needing three points to virtually secure our Premier League survival for the 1996/1997 campaign under Harry Redknapp.

Thousands of Hammers packed into the Highfield Road away end, and other parts of the stadium, to watch a 3-1 comeback victory thanks to a John Hartson double and single goal from a fresh-faced Rio Ferdinand.

Survival that season would spark a run of three consecutive top-half finishes which included our highest-ever in the Premier League (5th).

We haven’t had many away days like that in recently, have we?…

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