What a lovely way to spend Easter Monday to honour and pay respects to the West Ham captain Mark Noble. The Easter sunshine also came out to show homage.
Mark Noble joined the club as a 13 year old schoolboy and has now amassed some 350 first team appearances – no wonder he is affectionately known as ‘Mr West Ham’
It was great to see many formers Hammers players featuring in a West Ham United All-Stars squad lining up against the current West Ham United team (although Dimitri Payet was on international duty).
Paolo Di Canio, Teddy Sherringham, Carlton Cole, Craig Bellamy, Scott Parker, Stewart Downing, Dean Ashton, Trevor Sinclair, Julian Dicks and Ludek Miklosko showed they were still useful with the ball.
Memorable moments were
– Adrian dribbling all the way up the field to score a goal (with Michail Antonio dealing with those who were in Adrian’s path!)
– Dean Ashton’s overhead kick wonder goal
– Guard of honour for Mark Noble at the beginning and the end of the game
– Deserved standing ovation from the 35,000 Hammers crowd
Here are some photos from the memorable afternoon: