Match and Travel Information for England's International friendly versus Austral
Match and Travel Information for England's International friendly versus Australia at Upton Park, Wednesday 12th February 2003
Wednesday 12th February 2003, 8pm
The Boleyn Ground, West Ham United FC
The Match Officials (all from Spain)
Referee: Manuel Enrique MEJUTO GONZALEZ
Assistants: Oscar David MARTINEZ SAMANIEGO and Carmelo MIRAMON MORENO
4th Official: David PUGH - England
England - WHUFC Home
Australia - WHUFC Visitors
England: Red shirt, white shorts, red socks
Australia: Green shirt, yellow shorts, green socks
Trevor Brooking CBE is one of the true greats in West Ham United's "Hall of Fame". He played in 528 League matches in an 18-year period with the Hammers and won the FA Cup with them in 1975 and 1980 (when his header beat Arsenal). He is now a Non-Executive Director of the Club.
He was capped 47 times for England between 1974 and 1982, scoring five goals. He played in the 1980 European Championship and the 1982 World Cup. He had also represented England at Schoolboy, Youth and Under-23 levels.
Tony Gale was a top-class central defender who featured in almost 600 League matches, mostly for Fulham and West Ham United. He also played briefly for Blackburn Rovers and Crystal Palace. He won promotion to the First Division with the Hammers in 1991 and played in the side that contested an FA Cup semi-final with Nottingham Forest in the same year. He won England caps at Youth and Under-21 levels.
Craig Johnston was born in South Africa and spent his early years in Australia. But he was still capped twice for England Under-21s! He made his name as a goalscoring midfielder with Middlesbrough in the late 1970s before switching to Anfield. He was an integral part of a Liverpool team that dominated English football in the next decade, picking up five League Championship medals and also winning the FA Cup and European Cup.
Alan Parry has been one of the top TV commentators on football in the last few years, particularly for ITV. Less well known is the fact that he is a Director of Wycombe Wanderers, the Second Division club that reached the FA Cup semi-finals in romantic fashion in 2001.
How to get there
There are NO car parks near to the ground and all surrounding streets are always heavily congested so please travel by Public Transport to the match.
Please be aware that, due to NO SERVICES running on the CENTRAL LINE and WATERLOO & CITY LINE, supporters travelling by public transport are advised to plan their journey prior to departure and allow plenty of time to get to the ground.
The nearest Underground Station is Upton Park on the District Line.It is about 1/3 mile away.
Numbers 58,104 and 330 run along Green Street and numbers 5,58 and 147 run along Barking Road.
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY
Be aware that Green Street is closed to traffic for 40 minutes after the match.