Mark Noble breaks Geoff Hurst’s West Ham record

NoblegoldMark Noble has set a new West Ham record for the largest ever attendance of a Hammers testimonial match. Speaking on WHUFC.com the club captain confirmed the match has sold out on the 28th March to a full house of 35,000.

Nobes said: “I am extremely proud to announce and have to admit that I am blown away that tickets for my Testimonial has now sold out – that is something special. When we first announced it I thought I would be lucky to get 20,000 with the amount of money that the fans have to spend during a season, but when I think about the support that our fans show, nothing surprises me.6MarkNoble“I am grateful and humbled by it and I just want to make the day special for everybody. I have got some great names playing and can announce that Gianfranco Zola wants to play some part! He called me and I was over the moon to speak with him. He asked about the Testimonial and I said I would love him to be there.I have also spoken to Glen Johnson and Paul Konchesky recently and he wants to play which is great because they were in the Academy.”

The record is currently held by West Ham world cup hero Geoff Hurst who  had an attendance of 29,250 23rd on November 1971.

Billy Bonds managed an attendance of 21,081 in December 1978  for his first testimonial while Julian Dicks pulled in a crowd of 14,224 in August,2000. Trevor Brooking’s Testimonial in October 1977 was third most attended game with 23,220 attending.

In recent times, Tony Carr’s testimonial attracted a crowd of 13,000 in May 2010.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

9 comments on “Mark Noble breaks Geoff Hurst’s West Ham record

  1. A great servant of West Ham, and having a great season. ( despite being much maligned by a minority who like to sound alternative: you get some in every crowd )

  2. Bet Redknapp,Curbs & Pards are delighted that what they ‘may’ have said to him privately he has mentioned in the press.Big mouth fool!

  3. He is on the wind up TY.
    He’s a cowardly northern **** . Who should come and face us outside on civvy and exchange our views face to face , he should bring his mates keys lawro and all the other brain dead c##ts , winner takes all . How I detest this poor excuse and classless embarrassment of a person ! I mean wart hog,

    No mention of mooro v Celtic, I remember a packed house , and I mean packed packed?
    And everyone was standing almost . Paydays were covered up in them days, cash at the turnstiles ! And all that. The true numbers will never be known to Joe public .
    Mooro wasn’t on the wages of today , good money but not on par with the wealth of players today who couldn’t lace his boots .

  4. Just read it Alan happy, what a sneak of a man to try and cause trouble between west ham supporters and ex players and managers ! What a low life . Typical northern scumbag grass!!!! Low life !!!! Classless !!! But the best thing is we are getting to him now and he is hurting big time . The chants should be , who,s the grass chewing gum .LOW LIFE. Dung beetle creating shtie for fellow pro,s who have spoken up for him . How low can you get.
    VERY!!!!!! Definetly shown his true colours !!! SCUM.

  5. What an amazing genuine young guy Mark Noble is he has only ever brought credit to both himself and the club, so this success is so richly deserved, really pleased for Mark.

    The Dinosaur Allardyce, I would never boo any opposition manager, but give him any applause No Way! I once stayed in the same Hotel as the team on an away match, and was on the same floor, I went down in the lift just before the team set off with Fat Sam and said All The Best Sam, not one word response and he looked at me as if I was dirt on his shoes, that summed him up for me, anyway he is the past Thank Goodness!

  6. Now after 3…”uck off Sam Alladyce, uck off Sam Alladyce”

  7. Although I’d love the whole stadium to abuse Fat Sam – I’d prefer nothing, No clapping, No booing – nothing. He is playing a game with the press as he always has done to get them on his side. He is taking the pressure off his players and away from the match itself. The negative chanting has never done us any good against Ince, Lampard, Defoe etc. We should keep the place positive, ignore fatty and urge the team on to slaughter the inferior opposition. We’d all get a lot of satisfaction if we can push them towards relegation.

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