Mark's Guard Of Honour

Mark’s Guard Of Honour

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:

PRTC guests line-up outside the box!

PRTC guests line-up outside the box!

Mark Noble interview on Big Screen

Mark Noble interview on Big Screen

Mark Noble acknowledges the standing ovation

Mark Noble acknowledges the standing ovation



Sam At West Ham Dinner

Our guests all had a hugely enjoyable night at the West Ham United Player Awards Dinner held at the Grosvenor Hotel on Park Lane.

West Ham Group

The event, hosted by TV personality – Ben Sheppard – was very entertaining, and it was great to be ‘rubbing shoulders’ with David Gold, David Sullivan, Karen Brady, Big Sam and the first team squad.

The auctioneer, Jonny Gould, had everyone in stitches as he cleverly managed to extract cash with the subtle use of personal guilt, setting-up strong competitive battles, and down-right cheekiness.  He even managed to secure £10,000 from Andy Carroll – his prize being to play a game of FIFA on the big screen at Upton Park with up to 50 friends!

There were a number of awards which included Hammer of the Year and Player’s Player of the Year – both of which were deservedly picked up by Mark Noble.  It was perhaps not surprising to see first choice goalie, Adrian, take the Save of the Season award!

It was lovely to see Sir Trevor Brooking pick up the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

West Ham dinner ticketOur guests particularly liked having their pictures taken with the players.

Trevor Brooking_May 2014 It was a great personal privilege to meet the legendary Sir Trevor Brooking