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Millwall celebrate Dockers Day

Millwall FC and the MSC celebrate Dockers Day this Saturday, 27th February before we take on Hartlepool.

A host of former Lions favorites from the promotion-winning 1984/5 squad will be back at The Den and such was the success of last year's Dockers Day that the start of this one has been brought forward to enable Lions fans to meet the stars.

The likes of Paul Sansome, Alan McLeary, Dave Martin, Dave Cusack, Steve Lovell, Kevin Bremner, Dean Neal, John Neal, Nicky Chatterton, Lindsay Smith, Anton Otulakowski, Paul Hinshlewood, Steve Lowndes, John Fashanu and Les Briley have all been invited to the big day.
Proceedings will get underway by the Blue Bus at 1.30pm.

This will be the clubs 4th annual Dockers Day and the event has gone from strength to strength.

The first in 2007 was attended by the 1957 Lions team that knocked FA Cup holders Newcastle United out of the competition that year. Stan Anslow, John Shepherd, Ray Brand, Bill Lloyd, Denis Pacey and John Smith were there and The Port of London Authority presented a commemorative trophy to the dockers.
Representatives from the Museum in Docklands and the Island Trust also attended the event.

The following year the team which went on a record 59 unbeaten home run were honored. On the first day of the 1964/5 season. Millwall drew 2-2 with Torquay United - and embarked on an incredible record-breaking run lasting three years and five months the club celebrated that superb achievement with some of the men that made it all possible - Micky Brown, Lawrie Leslie, Barry Kitchener, manager Billy Gray, George Jacks, Tommy Wilson, Ken Jones, Jimmy Whitehouse, Bobby Hunt, Hugh Curran, Dougie Baker, Ray Gough, John Richardson, Dave Armstrong, Billy Neil, Barry Rowan, Joe Broadfoot, Alan Welsh and John Leedham were all at the 2008 Dockers Day.

Last year the unique day saw the promotion winning side of 1975-76 led by revolutionary manager Gordon Jago, over from America attend, along with a host of former dockers.
Terry Brisley, Barry Kitchener, Alan Dorney, Jon Moore, John Seasman, Phil Walker, Terry Shanahan, Nicky Johns, Dave Donaldson and Tony Hazel were members of the squad at the event. It was also a chance to remember players Barry Salvage and Ray Goddard, who had sadly passed away and their families were invited along.
Dockers` Day co-founder Chris Bethell said 'It is an important day and serves as a reunion for the players coming back to their former employer'. The day was made by the tales and knowledge of the former dockers, who were presented with commemorative medals, being passed on to the younger generation.

Lets hope the formers Dockers have a great day at The Den on Saturday.




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Date:Tuesday February 23 2010

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