As the Super League collapses before it has even begun, we’ve taken a nostalgic trip back to the last time the footballing landscape changed entirely. 

Back in 1992/93 West Ham were left behind in the Football League First Division as the Premier League enjoyed its inaugural season above them. 

The Hammers, managed by club legend Billy Bonds, contained the likes of Julian Dicks, Alvin Martin and Steve Potts kickstarted their campaign with a trip to Oakwell to face Barnsley. 

Striker Clive Allen scored the only goal of the day as the Irons came past the Yorkshire club, the first of 16 goals in the season for the five cap England man. 

West Ham went on to finish as runners-up behind Newcastle United in the newly formed second-tier, earning promotion to the top-flight at the first time of asking. 


As football as we know it seemingly went to the brink this week, let’s all remember why we fell in love with football in the first place.