Vital Football

Latest Millwall FC News

Millwall celebrate Dockers Day

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.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:CRoS
Date:Tuesday February 23 2010
Time: 10:18AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Millwall Articles

Harris Has Webster Issues

Manager Neil Harris has confirmed that Byron Webster is a doubt for this weekend's League One Play Off Final against Barnsley.

Match Day Officials v Barnsley (29/5/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the League 1 Play Off Final against Barnsley this Saturday.

Young Duo Sign Millwall Extensions

Youngster Jamie Philpot and Kyron Farrell have both penned new contracts at Millwall.

Morison - We've Given Ourselves A Chance

Striker Steve Morison has said that Millwall have achieved nothing yet other than giving ourselves a chance of promotion back to the Championship at the first time...

Archived Millwall Online Articles

Millwall Online articles from
As featured on NewsNow: Real Madrid news
Real Madrid News 24/7  

Site Journalists

Mamalion
Editor email
Profile
CRoS
Editor email
Profile
Site Staff
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Bradford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Archer5%
Edwards0%
Webster29%
Beevers1%
J Martin1%
Taylor0%
Abdou7%
Thompson29%
Ferguson1%
Gregory12%
Morison15%
Sub - Williams0%
Sub - Craig0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Millwall Results (view all)

Millwall Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WarksWall150
2.mamalion121
3.HAPPYLION117
4.PurleyLion115
5.Wippa112
6.ParisWall108
7.midway lion103
8.FireWall101
9.whiskylion90
10.dublinlion85