Boys of '86 set for Boleyn return

West Ham United's record-setting Boys of '86 squad will be back at the Boleyn Ground for the visit of Newcastle United
West Ham United will continue to bid a fond farewell to the Boleyn Ground with the second themed match of the season for the visit of Newcastle United on Monday 14 September.

The Hammers will honour the Boys of ’86 – the squad of players who achieved the Club’s best-ever league finish of third in the old Division One exactly 30 years ago.

The likes of Tony Cottee, Frank McAvennie, Ray Stewart, Alan Devonshire, Alan Dickens and Mark Ward will all be back at the Boleyn for the Barclays Premier League clash with the Magpies - for which a VERY LIMITED number of tickets remain available to buy here.

The Boys of '86 thrashed Monday's visitors 8-1 in April 1986, with Alvin Martin scoring a hat-trick past three different goalkeepers! Send your own memories of that famous season to [email protected] and the best will be included in Monday's Official Programme.

To get you in the mood for what promises to be a memorable evening of nostalgia, we will be building up to the big game – which will be screened live in the UK by Sky Sports and across the world – with a host of features across our digital and social media platforms.

Hammer Time – The popular Hammer Time panel show will see Boys of ’86 captain Alvin Martin joined by long-serving Daily Mirror reporter and West Ham fan Steve Stammers, who was in the Press Box throughout that unforgettable campaign.

Interviews – Broadcaster and programme columnist Ian ‘Moose’ Abrahams has interviewed many of the Boys of ’86 over recent seasons, and we will be bringing you the best of those interviews on West Ham TV and each and every day between now and 14 September.

Highlights and Goals – We will be broadcasting highlights and goals from our favourite Boys of ’86 matches throughout the week leading up to the visit of Newcastle United, including the day Alvin Martin scored a unique hat-trick past three different Magpies goalkeepers!

Competition – We want you to be involved, too! Follow us on Twitter @whufc_official and submit photos of your favourite Boys of ’86 memorabilia – programmes, ticket stubs, shirts or signed photos, for example – using the hashtag #MyBoysof86 and the best entries will win a special prize!

Star Guests – The Boys of ’86 will be back at the Boleyn Ground on the night itself and will be presented to the crowd. West Ham TV will be there to cover this fantastic occasion, so make sure you log-in or subscribe now – completely free of charge!

Programme – Monday’s 100-page Official Programme for the visit of Newcastle United will feature exclusive interviews, photos and much more Boys of ’86 themed content, along with all the latest news from West Ham United. You can order online here now, or pick up a copy in or around the Boleyn Ground on matchday, priced £3.50.

Social Media - We want you to get involved on the night too, so please pull on your original or retro kit from the best league season in West Ham United history and send us a photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #Boysof86.