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?…
@j22oph one of my favourite away games in our first season as season ticket holders together!
— Adam Cox (@that_island) March 22, 2020
Beautiful day, we are staying up say we are staying up…
— jamie mansfield (@jamie100580) March 22, 2020
Absolutely huge game this. This was Redknapp’s West Ham turning a corner, banishing any remaining fears of relegation and being on the way to becoming a very good side for a few years. Great day out
— SfH (@simonfromharlow) March 22, 2020
That game was a big turning point and the beginning of a very decent team.
— Jamie (@Jamieonthisday) March 22, 2020
Loved Highfield road. Great boozer ten minutes walk away and we won they on a regular basis
— ⚒Snowy⚒ (@snowym1722) March 22, 2020
Now that was a Great day out we still talk about it now to be fair it was a tough but exciting season that year ⚒⚒
— EdCowan ⚒⚒ (@edclairecowan) March 22, 2020
Sat in the home end for this….tickets available on the day. Remember the ticket office manager came out to say – can all West Ham fans please leave….hundreds all start talking with faux Brummie accents
— Guy Dowsett (@guy_dowsett) March 22, 2020
Great memories from this game, could only get in the Coventry end, but got put with the Hammer’s fans after Hartson’s first goal 🙂
— Ashley Jewell (@AshleyHammer10) March 22, 2020