Preview - Mark Noble Testimonial

All the essential information ahead of Monday's game

The background

West Ham United supporters and legends alike will gather at the Boleyn Ground on Monday afternoon to honour Mark Noble.
The Hammers skipper is hosting his Testimonial game in front of a sell-out 35,000 crowd, as this year’s team take on an All-Stars selection.
A 2pm Bank Holiday Monday kick-off promises to be an occasion to remember as many Club legends feature at the Boleyn Ground one last time before the Hammers say goodbye to their historic home of 112 years.
Noble, who made his first team debut nearly 12 years ago, has been rewarded for his loyal service to the Club with the last Testimonial match in E13.

The history

358 appearances, 12 years and one Club – there can be no doubting that Mark Noble deserves this Testimonial game.

Ever since making his debut in a League Cup tie against Southend United back in 2004, his commitment to the claret and blue cause has been evident.
Two promotions, two relegations, one FA Cup final and a host of memories later, he has arrived at this occasion.
Still just arriving in his Hammers’ prime at 28, there promises to be much more to come too.

Team news

Slaven Bilic is without the likes of Dimitri Payet, Darren Randolph, Enner Valencia and Cheikhou Kouyate on international duty, but will still have a very strong first team squad to choose from.
Meanwhile, Hammers fans are set for a real treat from the All-Stars, with a stellar cast of legends set to appear.
Paolo Di Canio is back at the Boleyn Ground, as is Rio Ferdinand and three time Hammer of the Year Scott Parker.
With names such as Ludek Miklosko, Trevor Sinclair and Bobby Zamora also due to play, fans will be given the chance to recall a host of memories.

The game

  • Kick-off is at 2pm, with Andre Marriner the man in the middle.
  • The beneficiary charities from the day are the DT38 Foundation, Help for Heroes and Richard House Children's Hospice.
  • The two sets of teams will give Mark a guard of honour before kick-off, with Billy Bonds and Sir Trevor Brooking the honoury managers of the legends.
  • After the 90 minutes, a penalty shootout will take place, regardless of the score to round off the afternoon’s entertainment.
  • If you can’t make it to the game, it is being broadcast live on BT Sport Europe. 

Ticketing, travel and other info

  • Tickets for this match have SOLD OUT.
  • Supporters should note that tubes will not be serving Upton Park station on Monday. Click here for travel advice.
  • A wet and windy morning is expected in east London, although the sun is expected to break out by kick-off. Temperatures will reach 11C (52F).
  • You can follow the game on our digital channels, and make sure you get involved in the conversation on social using the hashtag #MN16.