Those that follow ‘London Shoes’ will be fully aware that I am a biiiiiiig fan & a season ticket holder of “West Ham United FC”.
Therefore I was extremely chuffed to unexpectedly receive a letter in the post the other day, from long serving club captain Mark Noble, inviting me to a special event entitled an “Evening with Pellegrini & Noble” held at the teams London Stadium ground where a specifically selected number of supporters will spend the evening with club Manager ‘Manuel Pellegrini’ and club captain ‘Mark Noble’.
The event was held at the club Chairmen’s prestigious, and I have to say, very impressive ‘Great Briton Lounge’ – at no cost at all to me, and with a free ‘cheeky’ beer thrown in as well 🍺😲 all of which is very strange, as I didn’t even know that they knew me personally 😜😉
So, off I trotted last night to the London Stadium in Stratford-E15, to venture into parts of the ‘Hammers’ stadium that I’ve never been near before, and am likely to never set foot in again (eg the posh parts for the extremely wealthy 💷🍾🥂)
Anyway – I am pleased to report that it was an extremely enjoyable and humorous evening, that was compared brilliantly by the comical ex club legend ‘Alvin Martin’ 😄🎤
For the first half of the evening the audience were entertained by the club manager ‘Manuel Pellegrini’ and club captain Mark Noble (eg ‘Nobes’) – and then after an interval it was a Q&A session with ‘Nobes’ and ex-player, young Jack Collinson, whose career was tragically cut short by a horrific injury, but who is still involved with the club as a youth coach. 🗣🎤
The ‘vibe’ of the event was a really good and certainly provided me with an opportunity to see how the ‘other half’ live when attending home games – no flat beer-no queuing at the bar-no dodgy pies-& no mile long queue for the bogs for these folks matey 🚽🚶♂️🚶♂️🚶♂️🚶♂️
I also got the chance to have an exclusive view of the new claret & blue ‘carpet’ that has this week, been laid to cover the running track encircling the pitch…….and it looks really good.
So – all in all, an entertaining one-off memorable experience for ‘London Shoes’, and one that was a little bit different from the norm. 😉
Sorry the photos are a bit grainy, but I thought that the ‘London Shoes’ footie fans out there may enjoy seeing them. 🏃♂️⚽️🥅