David Lindsay : West Ham United

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Born: Scotland

Signed: 1906 (Hearts)

Position: Outside Right

Appearances: 50

Goals: 4

Left: 1908

Internation Caps:

Died: Unknown

David Lindsay played his early football for St Mirren and Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish League. He won an international cap for Scotland against Northern Ireland on 21st March, 1903. However they lost 2-0 and he never played for his country again. Lindsay joined West Ham United in 1906. He only missed one game that season and although he only scored four goals he made lots of chances for fellow strikers Harry Stapley (22) Lionel Watson (12), and Billy Grassam (10). Lindsay only played in 13 games in 1907-08 and left the club at the end of the season.


David Lindsay : West Ham United - History

Mansfield Town 3 - 0 West Ham United

Wednesday February 26th 1969

Scorers: Dudley Roberts 22, Ray Keeley 37, Nick Sharkey 49

Pop Stars Lulu and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees married, The Beatles gave their final public performance from the roof of Apple records in London, The gritty French political thriller 'Z', starring Jean-Louis Trintingnant opened at cinemas, The second series of 'Callan' starring Edward Woodward was on ITV and Amen Corner were top of the charts with '(If Paradise Is) Half As Nice'

Mansfield Town should have started the 1968/69 season in the Fourth Division after manager, Tommy Eggleston?s rebuilding of the team largely backfired. Only an illegal payments scandal at Peterborough save the Field Mill club when the Posh were given a points deduction that ensured their relegation and Mansfield?s unlikely reprieve.

As a player, Eggleston was on the fringes of Derby?s 1946 cup winning side before moving into coaching in the 50s at Sheffield Wednesday, where he first teamed up with Harry Catterick. Eggleston followed Catterick to Everton to be on the coaching staff while that club won the title in 1963 and the cup three years later. The following year Eggleston took the next step, arriving at Field Mill for his first management appointment and set about completely rebuilding the team.

The club paid £7,000 for the veteran, Johnny Quigley, whose goal took Nottingham Forest to the 1959 cup final on the way to winning the trophy. Keeper, Dave Hollins started the decade in the top flight at Newcastle and went on to be capped by Wales. Nick Sharkey was playing his Football down the road from Hollins at Sunderland, helping the Rokerites into the top flight before also playing at the highest level for Leicester. Bob Ledger started out at Huddersfield, scoring in their famous 6-7 defeat to Charlton in a game they led 5-1 with twenty-eight minutes to play, but it was after a long career at Oldham that he joined Eggleston?s experienced side. The last member of his former top flight quintet was Jimmy Goodfellow who was a member of the Leicester side that lost the 1965 League cup final. Sandy Pate, Mick Hopkinson and Dudley Roberts were all signed from lower division rivals while Eggleston also found a promising youngster, Stuart Boam in his reserve team.

The season started well with three wins in their first four games before a dreadful run of just one victory in twelve games from September to November saw the club plummet into a relegation battle yet again. A First round cup tie with Northern League Tow Law Town was the last thing the doctor ordered on the back of that form. Mansfield had been humiliated by the same opponents in the First Round twelve months earlier. This time around the Sta gs took revenge and moved on to beat divisional rivals Rotherham in a Second Round replay before pulling off a surprise victory over Second Division Sheffield United in round three. The potential banana skin of Fourth Division Southend was overcome in round four, though only after the Stags had fallen a goal behind before turning the game in their favour in a tie Eggleston had to admit they were lucky to win. Finally, the fifth round draw gave them the pay day of a game against high flying First Division West Ham. They went into the tie lying outside the relegation zone only on goal average.

Ever since 1966, The Hammers were often informally referred to as the World Cup winners, having provided England with Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters for the greatest day in English Football history. The East Londoners had never seen such a good side in claret and blue as they lifted the FA cup for the first time in 1964 and followed that with success in the 1965 European cup winner?s cup. Aside from the World cup trio there was duel trophy winner, Ronnie Boyce, John Sissons from the ?64 side, Bobby Howe, who was part of the West Ham side that lost the 1966 League cup final and former Scottish national goalkeeper, Bobby Ferguson, who journeyed south after winning the title in his homeland with Kilmarnock. Hammer?s manager Ron Greenwood combined this experience with the promising youth of players like Trevor Brooking, Billy Bonds and Harry Redknapp and in the early stages of the season they threatened a title bid before more consistent sides left them behind.

Five times the Hammers prepared to make the trip to the East Midlands and five times they got word back to say the game was off. When they did finally board the bus they did so on the back of a run of not having won in the league in seven games, dropping them down to seventh in the process. Their poor form was diluted a little by the two cup wins over Second Division clubs that earned them the trip to Field Mill.

The postponements, midweek ki ck off and the snow still lying on the streets of the Nottinghamshire mill town all served to make up the minds of a fair number of West Ham fans who chose not to make the journey, some having already made at least one wasted journey for the five postponements. Liverpool manager, Bill Shankly wasn?t so easily put off, the Scotsman taking his seat among the 21,000 crowd to see what his side could face in the quarter finals if they got the better of Leicester in their all First Division fifth round tie, which was also falling foul of the weather, to the point it was now scheduled for the coming weekend when the other quarter finals would be played.

The pitch had been heavily rolled and equally heavily sanded to make it as playable as possible and while in a terrible state by modern standards, it was no worse than some First Division pitches the Hammers found themselves playing on although the worsening condition on the pitches over winter might have been a factor in their current poor league form.

In the first fifteen minutes West Ham seemed to cope okay with the conditions. They started well and Harry Redknapp should have given them an early lead when put through on goal, only to fire wildly off target, sending the ball sailing out of the tiny ground in the process. Minutes later it was Geoff Hurst?s turn as he burst through but also blazed wide with the goal at his mercy. Their early rhythm was disturbed when Jim Lindsay went down clutching his ankle in the thirteenth minute and had to be replaced by Boyce. More noticeable was the way the pitch was starting to cut up really badly underfoot. West Ham?s passing game began to suffer as a result while Mansfield?s more direct approach started to pay dividends.

With twenty-two minutes gone, West Ham?s wasteful start was punished in excellent fashion as Goodfellow, Ledger and Sharkey combined well to carve the First Division defe nce apart and lay on a perfect ball for Dudley Roberts to tap home from close range.

Disjointed and a goal down, the last thing West Ham needed was a dose of dodgy keeper but the usually sound Ferguson gifted Mansfield the opportunity to double their lead seven minutes before the break. Goodfellow?s cross was easily too close to the big Scot who inexplicably elected to punch clear rather than take the sensible option of catch and kill the ball. Ferguson?s punch wasn?t good enough but still had to be finished in fantastic style by a snap left foot volley from Ray Kelley.

West Ham?s urgency to get something back before the break increased and their best chance came to Brooking who burst through a pack of Mansfield boots, being stopped only by a last gasp challenge as he was about to lash a drive at Hollin?s goal. It served as a good warning that the team of this calibre are not dead at two goals down, a sentiment echoed by Liverpool?s Shankly at half time as he tipped the Hammers to turn the tie around in the second half.

Surprisingly it was Mansfield who started the second half on the front foot, forcing two corners, the second of which was cleared before Boam sent Mansfield back on the attack with Sharkey. He beat Stephenson to the challenge but the ball burst free to the advancing keeper. Yet again Ferguson offered the Stags a gift, diving almost over, rather than on top of the ball. Sharkey was rewarded for his anticipation, snatching the loose ball and stroking it home to signal wild scenes of celebration.

The body language of the West Ham players spoke volumes and showed they knew they were a beaten team and while they continued to work hard to at least restore some pride, it was Mansfield who should actually have gone on and increased their lead. Penalty appeals were waved away when Stephenson appeared to have felled Roberts while Ferguson redeemed himself with an excellent sprawling save to deny Sharkey his second goal. Several other half chances also came and went in front of a delirious home crowd. Bobby Moore came closest to finding some consolation when his header beat Hollins but clipped the bar while Bonds summed up the visitor?s frustrations with a nasty foul on Hopkinson.

The scene to sum up the entire evening was that of a flushed and muddied Bobby Moore running for the tunnel at the final whistle. A world champion and former Footballer of the year and a true star of the English game surrounded by youngsters but all of them running past him as if he were an unknown Third Division player, the object of their attentions were the men who two hours before had mostly been just that.

Tommy Eggleston was quick to put the result into perspective saying ?I knew we were going to win once we got the second. We?re so desperate for [league] points, I won?t be able to take time off for the Leicester vs Liverpool match on Saturday.?

Ron Greenwood left the silence of the West Ham dressing room and placed no blame on his keeper ?You can?t grumble if you miss chances as we did in the first half. We didn?t play badly so Mansfield must have played very well indeed.? Greenwood?s side ended the season in eighth place in the First Division.

Keeper, Dave Hollins would later say ?I spoke with one of their [West Ham] players years later and he confessed that they didn?t fancy it even before they got off the bus. That was part of it. We had an excellent tactician in Tommy Eggleston and we were all surprised when he told our striker, Neil Sharkey to mark Bobby Moore. It was a masterstroke because everything West Ham did came from Moore and Neil gave him no time.? [image below- Eggleston's heroes quickly become a favourite for press calls in the days after the victory.]

Bill Shankley?s journey proved to be for nothing when his Liverpool team lost their tie against Leicester in a replay, meaning it was the Foxes who would make the short trip to face the Stags a week after the other semi-finalists had been decided. Mansfield already knew they would face cup holders West Bromwich Albion should they pull off another shock, much to the disappointment of Dave Hollins whose brother, John was in the Chelsea side Albion knocked out the previous weekend.

Tommy Eggleston exclaimed after the West Ham game that Mansfield could be the first team to go to Wembley from the Third Division and while much of this might have been just the excitement of the evening, they certainly gave Leicester a scare.

Their opponents fielded a young Peter Shilton in goal and he showed the calibre of keeper he was to become with a flawless display on what the journalist, Geoffrey Green described as glutinous swamp. At the other end the game was won when Hollins was left to regret not having worn a cap when he lost a cross in the sun and Rodney Fern headed the only goal. Mansfield?s cup run was over, having become only the fourth side in history to knock out teams from five different divisions.

Tommy Eggleston now faced the prospect of getting his team through a punishing eighteen league games in three months to save their status. The Stags were in the drop zone with four games remaining but had the insurance that most of their rivals had completed their league programme already. They needed to win one game but instead found a turn of form to win three and finish the season in fifteenth, three points above the drop.

Despite another close shave with relegation, Mansfield kept faith in Eggleston, though his team stayed gloriously inconsistent, steering clear of any real relegation dangers and ending with a solid top half finish while again forging another good cup run that ended with a defeat by the mighty Leeds. A lucrative deal in Greece saw Eggleston leave that year before he took a complete change of direction by becoming a physio, teaming up with Bobby Robson?s Ipswich side that won the cup in 1978. He retired from the game in the late 80s, passing away in 2004.

In the same way that most of the team was assembled by Eggleston in 1967/8 they departed just as quickly after he left in 1970. Keeper Dave Hollins had already gone by then, having been loaned to Nottingham Forest when their own first choice keeper was injured. He later went on to become a painter and decorator.

John Quigley had been expected to replace Eggleston as manager but when he didn?t get the job he was let go, moving on to coaching in the Middle East during the early 70s. He later returned and continued to coach in Nottingham and like Eggleston, also passed away in 2004.

Neil Sharkey, Bob Ledger and Mick Hopkinson all also let the club in 1970 with Sharkey going to Hartlepool before later setting up a car show room with Colin Todd. After a further career as a fruit machine retailer both he and Ledger, who moved into non-league Football, passed away in 2015.

Stuart Boam was establishing himself as a player destined for bigger things and in 1971 Middlesbrough came in with £50,000 for his services, which served them well throughout the 70s in the top flight. Boam later returned to Field Mill for an unsuccessful spell as manager in 1981.

Dudley Roberts remained a favourite until 1974 when he left for Scunthorpe but it was Sandy Pate who would achieve the highest status of the men who sank West Ham, sticking with the club through relegation to the Fourth Division, promotion back to the Third and then being the only member of the ?69 team still at the club for the greatest season in their history when Mansfield won promotion to Division Two in 1977. Today the Scotsman has a bar at the ground named in his honour.


Farewell Boleyn - From the Terraces

I will always remember my first game at the Boleyn Ground when the Hammers played a friendly against Slovan Bratislava back in February 1970.


I was only 12 at the time and went with my friend Kevin Gray who was 13. We were chauffeured by Kevin’s mum.


When we arrived we were in the old West Stand, and were duly ushered down to the front (as was the way in those days).


We had arranged to meet Kevin’s mum at half time at the top of the steps, for tea and cake.


The half time whistle was promptly blown, and off we went in search of Kevin’s mum to tell her all about the game so far. Not that she would have been remotely interested!


After what seemed an age she did not show at the steps, so we extended our search criteria, to no avail. By this time the teams were coming back out for the second half.


It would seem that our wandering aimlessly, had been spotted by two local policeman. “Are you lost?” they said. We recounted out conversation with Kevin’s mum. “You better come with us” they said.


We followed them into the ‘players lounge’. “Wait here until someone comes for you”.


If I recall, there was a lift in the vicinity of where we were, and people were coming and going frequently.


Being young and nosey we started to explore the immediate vicinity and we managed to get a great view of the remainder of the game.


At full time the score was 1-1 and Clyde Best scored. We returned to the players lounge door with our programs in hand, and managed to get lots of autographs.


Sadly the one I can remember getting was Dave Sexton’s. Although Alf Ramsey was also there.


After a while all the activity died down. We were then waiting to be collected by Kevin’s mum. We were not expecting a warm reunion!


A guy then appeared “come with me” he said. We drew a deep breath and followed him. He opened a door, “in you go”.


Well would you believe it. There sat in front of us was Ron Greenwood in his magnificent office with all the banners and cups behind him, along with Kevin’s mum.


“What have you two been up to?” He then proceeded to give us a right rollicking, that’s before Kevin’s mum joined in.


We shook his hand, promised to behave and returned home.


Sadly I only have a replica program to remind me of that day. This was given to me by Kevin Gray, one day, when he was a guest on my sport’s show on a local radio station in 2011.


Adam Armstrong's Blackburn Rovers future: West Ham board backing David Moyes in striker pursuit

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West Ham links take a twist

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y that the Hammers have switched their attentions from Josh King to other transfer targets, although did not disclose details of who David Moyes has lined up instead.

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West Ham made a loan offer with an obligation to buy this summer, but Montpellier refused and only want to sell Laborde, with the asking price reported to be £16m.

Moyes is seeking a new option upfront after the sale of Haller, with Armstrong among the options which have been looked at. by Moyes to fill the void left in the Hammers squad.

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West Ham United v Burnley - All you need to know

West Ham United return to Premier League action after a 15-day break with the visit of Burnley to London Stadium on Saturday.

Amazingly, the Hammers will be contesting their first Saturday 3pm kick-off since losing 1-0 at Arsenal in their final game before the first COVID-19 enforced lockdown back in March 2020.

Since that defeat, however, the Irons have adapted superbly to their schedule, collecting 38 points from 26 top-flight games since that defeat in north London. More recently, West Ham have lost just four of their last 19 matches in all competitions, and go into the weekend unbeaten in four.

One of those four defeats came at the hands of Burnley, who won 1-0 at London Stadium back in July, and the Clarets have been resurgent themselves in recent weeks, winning four of their last eight matches in all competitions, including Premier League victories over Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United.

As everyone knows, England is now under national lockdown due to the ongoing pandemic, meaning the game will be played without supporters present. However, the match will be shown live in the UK by Amazon Prime Sport and across the world by the Premier League’s international broadcast partners, meaning our fans will be able to follow the action, safely, from home.

Team news

West Ham United manager David Moyes could welcome back Łukasz Fabiański after the goalkeeper missed the previous two games with an injury picked up during the pre-match warm-up at Everton on New Year's Day.

Right-back Ryan Fredericks is available again after undergoing a period of self-isolation following a positive COVID-19 test, but Fabián Balbuena remains in isolation after coming into close contact with someone who had tested positive.

Centre-back Issa Diop should also be available after missing Monday's Emirates FA Cup third-round win at Stockport County, but Arthur Masuaku remains sidelined after undergoing surgery to remedy a long-standing knee injury for another two months.

The opposition – Burnley

Satuday's game marks Burnley’s second in the Premier League following the takeover of the club by American businessman Alan Pace.

The former Wall Street banker’s ALK Capital Investment Group reportedly spent around £170m to take an 84% controlling stake in the Clarets, completing the deal on New Year’s Eve.

“This marks a new era for Burnley as we become stewards of this historic football club and build on the impressive work that Mike Garlick, Sean Dyche and everyone at Burnley has done to make it a financially stable, established Premier League club that is a cornerstone of the local community,” said Pace.

“With a rich heritage, a brilliant academy, and a passionate fanbase, this club has solid foundations to build upon.

“This is the start of an exciting journey for the entire Clarets family.”

The new owner, who previously served as CEO of MLS club Real Salt Lake, replaces lifelong Burnley fan Mike Garlick as the club’s chairman and largest shareholder, ending eight years at the helm, although Garlick and fellow former shareholder John Banaszkiewicz will remain at Turf Moor as directors.

Garlick’s tenure – the first three of which he shared with co-chairman Banaszkiewicz – saw Burnley twice win promotion to the Premier League, qualify for Europe through a seventh-place finish in 2017/18, and the development of the club’s multi-million pound Barnfield Training Centre.

However, a perceived lack of investment in the playing squad in recent seasons has seen some sections of the fanbase express their frustration, while long-serving manager Sean Dyche has publicly spoken about the ‘main difficulty’ in signing new players being the club’s financial position.

Pace intimated that situation will change while backing Dyche, who has been manager at Turf Moor since 2012, to lead the club forward into his new era.

How will they play?

Burnley’s playing style is no mystery to anyone. The Clarets employ a rigid 4-4-2 formation under Sean Dyche and try to get the ball forward to their two big, strong, physical centre-forwards as often as possible.

No team plays more long balls or completes less of its passes in the Premier League than Burnley, but historically Dyche’s side has turned that direct style into goals from both open play and resulting set pieces.

Under the former Chesterfield defender, Burnley have also traditionally had a strong defensive record, and the visitors have kept a creditable six clean sheets this season.

Previous meetings

West Ham United and Burnley meet in the Premier League for the 13th time on Saturdayafternoon in what is the Hammers’ first Saturday 3pm kick-off at London Stadium since hosting Southampton on 29 February in their final home game before the first COVID-19 national lockdown.

The Hammers have won six of the previous 12 fixtures between the two clubs, with the Clarets winning five and just one draw.

Burnley have actually outscored West Ham 19-18 and kept four clean sheets to the Irons’ two in those 12 matches, but the Hammers have been awarded four penalties to the Clarets’ zero, converting three of them.

Sean Dyche’s men did the Premier League double over West Ham last season, winning 3-0 at Turf Moor in November 2019 and 1-0 here in July, and have won the last three top-flight meetings between the two clubs.

West Ham’s biggest Premier League win over Burnley was back on 28 November 2009, when Gianfranco Zola’s side secured a 5-3 win at the Boleyn Ground, while the Hammers also won 3-1 at Turf Moor in October 2014 and 4-2 at London Stadium in November 2018.

David Moyes has faced Burnley on nine occasions in his long managerial career, winning two, drawing one and losing six. The Scot has yet to beat Dyche as a manager, drawing two and losing four of the six direct meetings between the two, so hopefully he will get off the mark this weekend!

By the numbers

10 Amazingly, ten West Ham United goals in a row against Burnley between February 1964 and April 1966 were scored by five different players whose surnames began with the letter ‘B’! Johnny Byrne (pictured boarding a train to Burnley with Bobby Moore) got the streak underway by scoring the Hammers’ second and third goals in the 3-2 FA Cup sixth-round win over the Clarets at the Boleyn Ground on 29 February 1964. The England forward then scored in a 3-1 First Division defeat at Turf Moor three days later, before adding another goal when he added to Ronnie Boyce’s strike in a 3-2 top-flight defeat at Turf Moor in September 1963, and another alongside goals from Boyce and John Bond in a 3-2 win at the Boleyn Ground in January 1965. Martin Britt became the fourth ‘B’ to score when he got the consolation in a 3-1 First Division loss in Lancashire in November 1965, before winger Peter Brabrook became the fifth with West Ham’s goal in a 1-1 draw in Upton Park on 2 April 1966.

5 West Ham United’s biggest-ever win over Burnley occurred on 26 August 1968, when Trevor Brooking and Geoff Hurst each scored twice and Martin Peters got the other goal in a 5-0 First Division victory at the Boleyn Ground. The game also marked the fifth consecutive game against Burnley in which Peters had scored. The FIFA World Cup winner had previously netted twice in a 3-2 home win in March 1967, once each in a 4-2 home win and 3-3 away draw in August 1967 and twice more in a 3-1 FA Cup third-round win at Turf Moor in January 1968! In all, the Hammers have scored five goals in a single game against Burnley on three occasions.

11 Sir Geoff Hurst has scored more goals against Burnley than any other West Ham United player in the Club’s history. Hurst faced the Clarets on 18 occasions and scored eleven goals, the first of which came in a 1-1 First Division draw at the Boleyn Ground on 22 October 1962 and the last three of which were a hat-trick netted in a 3-1 top-flight win in Upton Park on 3 October 1970.

2017 Declan Rice (pictured) made his West Ham United debut as a late substitute in a 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley at Turf Moor on 21 May 2017. Then aged 18 years and 127 days, Rice replaced Edimilson Fernandes in the first minute of added time, becoming the 15th of the 16 players to make their Hammers bow against the Clarets. The other 15 were Herman Conway and Richard Walker, Bill Roberts, Peter Brabrook, Trevor Brooking, Roger Cross, Jimmy Lindsay, Johnny Ayris, Keith Coleman, Benni McCarthy, Mido, Ilan, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Pelly Ruddock and Xande Silva.

1983 West Ham United’s 1964 FA Cup-winning right-back John Bond was appointed as Burnley manager in June 1983, becoming the first and only former Hammer to manage the Clarets, 19 years after helping the Irons defeat Burnley on their way to Wembley. Burnley had been relegated to the Third Division but, after leading the Lancashire club to 12th place, he departed in August 1984.

Match officials

Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Assistant Referees: Ian Hussin and Daniel Robathan
Fourth Official: Tim Robinson
VAR: Simon Hooper
Assistant VAR: Simon Long

A member of the Manchester Football Association, 35-year-old Chris Kavanagh is in his fourth season as a Select Group referee.

Born in Manchester in 1985, Kavanagh was 13 when he began his refereeing career, moving up through the non-league pyramid to the National League in 2012, aged 27.

Kavanagh was promoted to the Football League in 2014 before refereeing his first Premier League fixture between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton in April 2017.

In all, Kavanagh has refereed nearly 250 senior matches, including 60 Premier League games, four friendly internationals and the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier between Moldova and Albania.

Kavanagh’s first West Ham United appointment was the FA Cup fourth-round defeat at Wigan Athletic in January 2018. Since then, he has taken charge of nine Premier League fixtures featuring the Hammers, with the most recent being the 3-0 defeat at Chelsea on 21 December last year.

He has also officiated Burnley on ten occasions, kicking-off with a 3-1 Championship win at Brentford in January 2016. He has also refereed the visitors once previously this season, in a 1-0 home Premier League victory over Sheffield United on 29 December.


Burnley v West Ham United - All You Need To Know

West Ham United enter the final month of the 2020/21 Premier League season with a potential top-six finish still in their own hands.

The Hammers will travel to Burnley for their 34th of 38 top-flight fixtures on Monday evening at 8.15pm, by which time they will know how rivals Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Everton have got on in their respective fixtures.

The Irons head to Turf Moor seeking to bounce back after suffering consecutive Premier League defeats for just the second time this season, 3-2 at Newcastle United and 1-0 at home to Chelsea, and looking to complete their sixth 'double' of the campaign, having beaten Burnley 1-0 at London Stadium in January.

Ongoing COVID restrictions mean Monday's game will be played without supporters present. However, the match will be shown live in the UK by Sky Sports and across the world by the Premier League’s international broadcast partners, meaning our fans will be able to follow the action, safely, from home.

Supporters will also be able to follow the game here on whufc.com and on our official App, but our social media platforms will be silent as we support the football-wide boycott in the fight against online discriminatory abuse.

Team news

West Ham United manager David Moyes was confirming nothing in his pre-match press conference on Friday. However, Michail Antonio (hamstring), Aaron Cresswell (leg), Arthur Masuaku (knee) and Declan Rice (knee) are all edging closer to returning to action.

Centre-backs Craig Dawson and Fabián Balbuena are also available after a one-match ban and rescinded red card respectively.

The opposition – Burnley

Burnley moved up to 14th in the Premier League table after thrashing Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 at Molineux last weekend - their highest position since the opening weekend of the season.

But while the Clarets' 2020/21 campaign has been something of a struggle, the club's future will make for intriguing viewing.

In January, Burnley was taken over by US consortium ALK Capital, led by new chairman Alan Pace, ending the stewardship of long-time owner and local businessman Mike Garlick.

It remains to be seen if funds will be made available for manager Sean Dyche to spend in the summer, but now it appears Burnley will be a Premier League club for a sixth consecutive season, the purse strings may be loosened.

Whatever happens, the Clarets will also want to keep hold of their best players, including ten-goal striker Chris Wood, who bagged a hat-trick at Wolves, centre-backs James Tarkowski and Ben Mee, England goalkeeper Nick Pope and home-grown winger Dwight McNeil.

How will they play?

Burnley’s playing style is no mystery to anyone. The Clarets employ a rigid 4-4-2 formation under Sean Dyche and try to get the ball forward to their two big, strong, physical centre-forwards as often as possible.

No team plays more long balls or completes less of its passes in the Premier League than Burnley. Historically, Dyche’s side has turned that direct style into goals from both open play and resulting set pieces, but the Clarets have scored just 30 goals in their 33 matches.

Under the former Chesterfield defender, Burnley have also traditionally had a strong defensive record, and Monday's hosts have kept a creditable ten clean sheets this season.

Previous meetings

West Ham United and Burnley meet in the Premier League for the 14th time on Monday evening.

The Hammers have won seven of the previous 13 fixtures between the two clubs, with the Clarets winning five and just one draw.

Both teams have scored 19 goals in those 13 matches, while Burnley have kept four clean sheets to West Ham's three.

Sean Dyche’s men did the Premier League double over West Ham last season, winning 3-0 at Turf Moor in November 2019 and 1-0 at London Stadium in July, but the Hammers can complete their own double this term after winning 1-0 in east London in January this year.

West Ham’s biggest Premier League win over Burnley was back on 28 November 2009, when Gianfranco Zola’s side secured a 5-3 win at the Boleyn Ground, while the Hammers also won 3-1 at Turf Moor in October 2014 and 4-2 at London Stadium in November 2018.

David Moyes has faced Burnley on ten occasions in his long managerial career, winning three , drawing one and losing six. West Ham's win in January marked his first managerial victory over Dyche.

By the numbers

10 Amazingly, ten West Ham United goals in a row against Burnley between February 1964 and April 1966 were scored by five different players whose surnames began with the letter ‘B’! Johnny Byrne got the streak underway by scoring the Hammers’ second and third goals in the 3-2 FA Cup sixth-round win over the Clarets at the Boleyn Ground on 29 February 1964. The England forward then scored in a 3-1 First Division defeat at Turf Moor three days later, before adding another goal when he added to Ronnie Boyce’s strike in a 3-2 top-flight defeat at Turf Moor in September 1963, and another alongside goals from Boyce and John Bond in a 3-2 win at the Boleyn Ground in January 1965. Martin Britt became the fourth ‘B’ to score when he got the consolation in a 3-1 First Division loss in Lancashire in November 1965, before winger Peter Brabrook became the fifth with West Ham’s goal in a 1-1 draw in Upton Park on 2 April 1966.

5 West Ham United’s biggest-ever win over Burnley occurred on 26 August 1968, when Trevor Brooking and Geoff Hurst each scored twice and Martin Peters got the other goal in a 5-0 First Division victory at the Boleyn Ground. The game also marked the fifth consecutive game against Burnley in which Peters had scored. The FIFA World Cup winner had previously netted twice in a 3-2 home win in March 1967, once each in a 4-2 home win and 3-3 away draw in August 1967 and twice more in a 3-1 FA Cup third-round win at Turf Moor in January 1968! In all, the Hammers have scored five goals in a single game against Burnley on three occasions.

11 Sir Geoff Hurst has scored more goals against Burnley than any other West Ham United player in the Club’s history. Hurst faced the Clarets on 18 occasions and scored eleven goals, the first of which came in a 1-1 First Division draw at the Boleyn Ground on 22 October 1962 and the last three of which were a hat-trick netted in a 3-1 top-flight win in Upton Park on 3 October 1970.

2017 Declan Rice (pictured) made his West Ham United debut as a late substitute in a 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley at Turf Moor on 21 May 2017. Then aged 18 years and 127 days, Rice replaced Edimilson Fernandes in the first minute of added time, becoming the 15th of the 16 players to make their Hammers bow against the Clarets. The other 15 were Herman Conway and Richard Walker, Bill Roberts, Peter Brabrook, Trevor Brooking, Roger Cross, Jimmy Lindsay, Johnny Ayris, Keith Coleman, Benni McCarthy, Mido, Ilan, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Pelly Ruddock and Xande Silva.

1983 West Ham United’s 1964 FA Cup-winning right-back John Bond was appointed as Burnley manager in June 1983, becoming the first and only former Hammer to manage the Clarets, 19 years after helping the Irons defeat Burnley on their way to Wembley. Burnley had been relegated to the Third Division but, after leading the Lancashire club to 12th place, he departed in August 1984.

Match officials

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn
Fourth Official: Martin Atkinson
VAR: Stuart Attwell
Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes

Born in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester in October 1978, Anthony Taylor has been a member of the Select Group of Referees since 2010.

Taylor started refereeing in the Northern Premier League from 2002 to 2004 before quickly working his way up through the National League and EFL to reach the Premier League in February 2010.

He refereed the EFL Cup final between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in 2015 – the same year he was promoted to the FIFA List.

He later took charge of the 2015 FA Community Shield, 2017 and 2020 FA Cup finals between Arsenal and Chelsea and the 2018 Championship Play-Off final between Fulham and Aston Villa.

The 42-year-old will officiate West Ham United for the second time this season, having previously refereed the 1-1 draw with Manchester City at London Stadium in October.

In all, Taylor has taken charge of West Ham fixtures on 27 occasions since May 2011.


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Liga Matcher Vunna av Millwall Lika Vunna av West Ham Mål av Millwall Mål av West Ham
Football League 24 5 11 8 23 33
FA Cup 2 1 0 1 3 5
Football League Cup 1 0 0 1 1 3
Full Members Cup 1 1 0 0 2 1
Delsumma 28 7 11 10 29 42
Southern Floodlight Cup 1 0 0 1 1 3
Southern Football League 32 15 8 9 46 32
Western Football League 14 8 3 3 23 13
London League 6 2 2 2 11 12
London Challenge Cup 6 3 0 3 8 12
Southern Professional Charity Cup 2 1 0 1 8 3
London PFA Charity Fund 10 2 3 5 15 23
Totalt 99 38 27 34 141 140

Denna tabell innehåller endast konkurrerande förstalagsspel, exklusive alla försäsongsmatcher, vänskap, inställda matcher, vittnesmål och spel som spelats under första och andra världskriget. [ 90 ] [ 91 ] [ nb 2 ]

Datum Resultat Segrare Liga Arena Publik Noter
9 december 1899 1–2 Millwall Athletic FA Cup Memorial Grounds 15𧄀
23 december 1899 0–2 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League Memorial Grounds 8𧄀 Avbruten efter 69 minuter på grund av dimma.
28 april 1900 0–1 Thames Ironworks Southern Football League Athletic Grounds 9𧄀 Återstående 21 minuter av den tidigare avbrutna matchen.
8 september 1900 3–1 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League Athletic Grounds 11𧄀
21 mars 1901 1–0 West Ham United Southern Football League Memorial Grounds 9𧄀
9 september 1901 4–0 West Ham United London League Memorial Grounds 5𧄀
26 oktober 1901 0–2 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League Memorial Grounds
26 december 1901 1–5 West Ham United London League North Greenwich 6𧄀
8 februari 1902 1–1 Oavgjort Southern Football League North Greenwich 10𧄀
5 april 1902 0–1 Millwall Athletic Western Football League Memorial Grounds 5𧄀
9 april 1902 2–1 West Ham United Southern Professional Charity Cup Memorial Grounds 2𧄀
26 april 1902 1–0 Millwall Athletic Western Football League North Greenwich 5𧄀
8 november 1902 0–3 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League Memorial Grounds 10𧄀
29 november 1902 2–2 Oavgjort London League North Greenwich 3𧄀
24 november 1902 2–1 Millwall Athletic Western Football League North Greenwich 200 Lägsta publiksiffran någonsin
5 januari 1903 2–2 Oavgjort London League Memorial Grounds 1𧋴
9 mars 1903 1–1 Oavgjort Western Football League Memorial Grounds 2𧄀
2 april 1903 1–7 Millwall Athletic Southern Professional Charity Cup Memorial Grounds 1𧋴 Semifinal, största segerresultatet.
25 april 1903 2–1 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League North Greenwich 8𧄀
5 september 1903 4–2 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League North Greenwich 15𧄀
5 oktober 1903 0–3 Millwall Athletic London League Memorial Grounds 6𧄀
2 januari 1904 0–1 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League Memorial Grounds 9𧄀
29 februari 1904 4–0 Millwall Athletic London League North Greenwich 6𧄀 Millwall med 12 matcher utan förlust (deras längsta svit). Flest segrar i rad (6).
1 september 1904 3–0 West Ham United Southern Football League Upton Park 12𧄀 Första mötet på Upton Park. [ 92 ]
17 september 1904 1–1 Oavgjort Southern Football League North Greenwich 10𧄀
20 mars 1905 4–3 West Ham United Western Football League Upton Park 4𧄀
24 april 1905 4–0 Millwall Athletic Western Football League North Greenwich 4𧄀
9 september 1905 1–0 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League North Greenwich 13𧄀
25 december 1905 0–0 Oavgjort Western Football League North Greenwich 10𧄀
6 januari 1906 1–0 West Ham United Southern Football League Upton Park 8𧄀
16 april 1906 0–1 Millwall Athletic Western Football League Upton Park 9𧄀 Första Millwallsegern på Upton Park.
17 september 1906 1–0 West Ham United Western Football League Upton Park 10𧄀
13 oktober 1906 1–1 Oavgjort Southern Football League North Greenwich 15𧄀
19 november 1906 0–3 West Ham United Western Football League North Greenwich 2𧄀
16 februari 1907 0–1 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League Upton Park 17𧄀
9 september 1907 3–0 Millwall Athletic Western Football League North Greenwich 3𧄀
16 september 1907 1–1 Oavgjort Western Football League Upton Park 3𧄀
26 oktober 1907 1–0 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League North Greenwich 15𧄀
22 februari 1908 0–2 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League Upton Park 16𧄀
7 september 1908 0–2 Millwall Athletic Western Football League Upton Park 5𧄀
14 september 1908 3–1 Millwall Athletic Western Football League North Greenwich 3𧄀
7 november 1908 1–0 West Ham United Southern Football League Upton Park 16𧄀
13 mars 1909 1–0 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League North Greenwich 10𧄀
26 april 1909 5–1 West Ham United London PFA Charity Fund Upton Park 1𧋴 Alf Twigg gjorde sitt tionde derbymål för Millwall, vilket var rekord.
20 september 1909 1–0 West Ham United London Challenge Cup Upton Park 5𧄀
13 november 1909 0–0 Oavgjort Southern Football League North Greenwich 10𧄀
26 mars 1910 1–2 Millwall Athletic Southern Football League Upton Park 12𧄀
24 september 1910 0–2 West Ham United Southern Football League North Greenwich 10𧄀
28 januari 1911 2–2 Oavgjort Southern Football League Upton Park 12𧄀 Första matchen efter att Millwall flyttat från östra till sydöstra London.
4 november 1911 2–1 West Ham United Southern Football League Upton Park 23𧄀
9 mars 1912 5–1 Millwall Southern Football League The Den 28𧊐 Första mötet med West Ham på The Den. [ 25 ]
22 september 1912 6–2 West Ham United London Challenge Cup Upton Park 7𧄀
30 november 1912 1–1 Oavgjort Southern Football League Upton Park 15𧄀
5 april 1913 1–3 West Ham United Southern Football League The Den 30𧄀 Första West Hamsegern på The Den. [ 93 ]
1 september 1913 1–1 Oavgjort Southern Football League The Den 10𧄀
22 september 1913 0–1 Millwall London Challenge Cup Upton Park 5𧄀
14 april 1914 3–2 West Ham United Southern Football League Upton Park 15𧄀
17 oktober 1914 2–1 Millwall Southern Football League The Den 20𧄀
9 november 1914 0–1 Millwall London Challenge Cup Upton Park 3𧄀 Semifinal
20 februari 1915 1–1 Oavgjort Southern Football League Upton Park 12𧄀
20 oktober 1919 3–3 Oavgjort London PFA Charity Fund The Den 6𧄀
14 april 1920 3–1 West Ham United London PFA Charity Fund Upton Park 8𧄀
15 november 1920 0–1 West Ham United London PFA Charity Fund The Den 5𧄀
8 oktober 1923 2–0 Millwall London PFA Charity Fund The Den 7𧍘
5 november 1923 2–1 Millwall London Challenge Cup The Den 5𧄀
13 oktober 1924 3–1 West Ham United London PFA Charity Fund Upton Park 6𧋴
25 oktober 1926 2–2 Oavgjort London PFA Charity Fund Upton Park 4𧄀
22 november 1926 1–1 Oavgjort London PFA Charity Fund Upton Park 3𧋴
10 oktober 1927 5–1 Millwall London PFA Charity Fund The Den 6𧋴
8 oktober 1928 5–1 West Ham United London PFA Charity Fund Upton Park 5𧄀
25 november 1929 2–4 West Ham United London Challenge Cup The Den 6𧄀 Semifinal
15 februari 1930 4–1 West Ham United FA Cup Upton Park 24𧄀
17 september 1932 3–0 West Ham United Football League Second Division Upton Park 35𧄀 Första matchen i Football League mellan lagen. [ 32 ]
31 januari 1933 1–0 Millwall Football League Second Division The Den 8𧄀
21 oktober 1933 2–2 Oavgjort Football League Second Division The Den 35𧄀 Högsta publiksiffra under en derbymatch hos Millwall.
3 mars 1934 1–1 Oavgjort Football League Second Division Upton Park 28𧄀
27 december 1938 0–0 Oavgjort Football League Second Division Upton Park 42𧇈 Högsta publiksiffra under en derbymatch. [ 33 ]
27 mars 1939 0–2 West Ham United Football League Second Division The Den 10𧄀
21 september 1946 3–1 West Ham United Football League Second Division Upton Park 30𧊐
25 januari 1947 0–0 Oavgjort Football League Second Division The Den 22𧅒
25 augusti 1947 1–1 Oavgjort Football League Second Division Upton Park 25𧄀
1 september 1947 1–1 Oavgjort Football League Second Division The Den 15𧐮
13 oktober 1959 3–1 West Ham United Southern Floodlight Cup Upton Park 8𧇺
7 oktober 1978 3–0 West Ham United Football League Second Division Upton Park 22𧇒 West Ham med 10 matcher utan förlust (deras längst svit)
14 maj 1979 2–1 Millwall Football League Second Division The Den 11𧒕
10 november 1987 1–2 Millwall Full Members Cup Upton Park 11𧉑
3 december 1988 0–1 West Ham United Football League First Division The Den 20𧅩 Första mötet mellan lagen i högsta divisionen av engelsk fotboll. [ 59 ]
22 april 1989 3–0 West Ham United Football League First Division Upton Park 16𧍛 Med denna seger säkrade West Ham den enda dubbeln i Football League.
10 november 1990 1–1 Oavgjort Football League Second Division The Den 20𧍏
24 februari 1991 3–1 West Ham United Football League Second Division Upton Park 20𧋷
15 november 1992 2–1 Millwall Football League First Division The Den 12𧊽 Sista mötet mellan lagen på The Old Den.
28 mars 1993 2–2 Oavgjort Football League First Division Upton Park 15𧏓
28 september 2003 1–1 Oavgjort Football League First Division Upton Park 31𧍲
21 mars 2004 4–1 Millwall Football League First Division The Den 14𧄷 Första mötet på The New Den, även största segermarginalen i Football League mellan lagen.
21 november 2004 1–0 Millwall Football League Championship The Den 15𧄙
16 april 2005 1–1 Oavgjort Football League Championship Upton Park 28𧇝
25 augusti 2009 3–1 AET West Ham United Football League Cup Upton Park 24𧋬 Noterbar för Upploppet vid Upton Park 2009. [ 94 ]
17 september 2011 0–0 Oavgjort Football League Championship The Den 16𧅎
4 februari 2012 2–1 West Ham United Football League Championship Upton Park 27𧐆


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Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen 5 May 1957) is a Swazi-English actor, screenwriter, director and perfumier. He came to public attention in 1987 for playing Withnail in the film Withnail and I, and achieved recognition as John Seward in the 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula. More recently he played Dr. Zander Rice in the 2017 superhero film Logan. He is also known for his role as Izembaro in the sixth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Early life

Grant was born Richard Grant Esterhuysen in Mbabane, Swaziland. His father, Henrik Esterhuysen, was head of education for the British government administration in the British Protectorate of Swaziland. His father had English and Dutch/Afrikaner ancestry and his mother was of English and German descent.

As a boy, Grant went to primary school at St Mark's, a local government school in Mbabane that had only recently become racially integrated. When Grant was ten years old, he witnessed his mother commit adultery on the back seat of a car with his father's best friend, which subsequently led to his parents' divorce. This event inspired Grant to keep a daily diary, which he has continued to do ever since. Grant wears a watch on each wrist, one given to him by his dying father, permanently set on Swaziland time. He is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Swaziland.

Grant attended secondary school at Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (UWCSA), an independent school just outside Mbabane, where he was a day scholar. Grant studied English and drama at the University of Cape Town. He adopted his stage name when he moved to Britain as an adult and registered with Equity.

Career

Grant was a member of the Space Theatre Company in Cape Town before moving to London in 1982. He later stated, "I grew up in Swaziland when it was mired in a 1960s sensibility. The kind of English spoken where I grew up was a period English sound and when I came to England people said, 'how strange'. Charles Sturridge, who directed Brideshead Revisited for TV, said, 'you speak English like someone from the 1950s'."

Grant's first film role was the perpetually inebriated title character in Withnail and I, which has established a large cult following. Following this film, Grant started appearing in Hollywood films, quickly establishing himself as a powerful character actor in a wide array of films, from blockbuster studio movies to small independent projects. Over the past twenty years, Grant has had strong supporting roles in the films Henry & June, L.A. Story, The Player, The Age of Innocence, The Portrait of a Lady, Spice World, Gosford Park, Bright Young Things, and Penelope.

While filming L.A. Story with Steve Martin, the pair communicated by fax in what became for both an hilarious dialogue: "I kept these faxes, which grew to a stack more than 2in thick, because they entertained me, and because I thought they were valuable aesthetic chunks from a screeching mind, a stream-of-consciousness faucet spewing sentences – sometimes a mile long – none of it rewritten, and bearing just the right amount of acid and alkaline."

In 1995, Grant starred as the titular character in Peter Capaldi's short film Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life. The film won the 1995 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

Grant has twice portrayed the Doctor from Doctor Who, both outside the main continuity. In the comedy sketch Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death, he portrayed a version of the Tenth Doctor, referred to as the Quite Handsome Doctor. He also voiced a version of the Ninth Doctor for the BBC original animated webcast Scream of the Shalka. The latter had intended to be the official Ninth Doctor prior to the revival of the TV series. In August, 2012, the BBC announced that Grant would join the cast of Doctor Who for "The Snowmen", in which he plays a villain, Dr. Walter Simeon. He appeared again in the following episode, "The Bells of Saint John" as the Great Intelligence, one of the Second Doctor's most infamous villains and, prior to "The Snowmen" (played by Ian McKellen), was last seen in The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear. Grant reprises the role in the series 7 finale, "The Name of the Doctor".

Grant as The Voice for 2+2+2 at Heavy Entertainment, London. On 1 December 2006, Grant turned real life investigator when, with the help of BBC Newsnight, he exposed a $98 million scam to sell a bogus AIDS cure.

Grant appeared as "The Voice" in 2+2+2 at American Nights at The King's Head Theatre, from 3 to 29 July 2007, and in 2008 co-starred in the London-based comedy Filth and Wisdom.

On 22 November 2007, he gave a keynote speech at North London Collegiate School in north London as part of their Performing Arts Centre Opening Festival, and presented the 2008 Laurence Olivier Awards.

In 2008, he made his musical theatre debut with Opera Australia, playing the role of Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, a role he reprised in 2017 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

In 2009. he played Alain Reille in Yasmina Reza's one-act play God of Carnage at the Theatre Royal, Bath: and subsequently at Cheltenham, Canterbury, Richmond, Brighton and Milton Keynes.

In 2010 he made his only appearance in a music video, when short lived Bristol band The Chemists hired him to appear in their video for "This City" the band split the same year. This appearance also followed up his previous involvement with the band the year before, in which he spoke the lyrics to "This City" to background music, as part of the intro and outro tracks on their only album Theories of Dr. Lovelock.

Grant has written an autobiography and a novel called By Design that is set in Hollywood.

Richard E. Grant was a mentor on the British Airways Great Britons Programme.

In March 2013 Grant starred as intelligence analyst Brian Jones in David Morley's drama The Iraq Dossier, with Peter Firth, Anton Lesser, David Caves, and Lindsay Duncan. It recounted the story of how British Ministry of Defence Intelligence expert Jones had tried to warn that his government's September Dossier on Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction was inaccurate.

On 9 May 2015 Grant gave a reading at VE Day 70: A Party to Remember in Horse Guards Parade, London.

In 2016 joined the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 6 as Izembaro.

In 2017, he starred as the main antagonist of Logan, in which he gained positive critical reception for his performance.

Wah-Wah

Grant wrote and directed the 2005 film Wah-Wah, loosely based on his own childhood experiences. A screenwriter recommended he write a screenplay, after reading Grant's memoirs of his Withnail and I experience.

The film took him over seven years to complete, and starred Nicholas Hoult in the lead role, with Gabriel Byrne, Miranda Richardson, Julie Walters and Emily Watson.

Grant kept a diary of the experience, later published as a book (The Wah-Wah Diaries). The book received positive reviews from critics, many of whom were impressed by the honesty of the tale, especially in regard to his difficult relationship with the "inexperienced" producer Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar.

Grant stated in subsequent interviews that she was a "control freak out of control", and that he would "never see her again as long as [he] live[s]."In a BBC interview, he again mentioned his "disastrous" relationship with Mention-Schaar. He related that he had received only five emails from her in the last two months of pre-production, and that she rarely turned up on the set at all. She failed to obtain clearance firstly for song rights, and secondly to actually film in Swaziland. For the last infraction Grant was eventually forced to meet with the King of Swaziland to seek clemency.

During an interview with an Australian chat show, he mentioned that Wah-Wah was not released in France, and as a result, his producer did not make money out of it.

Personal life

Grant married voice coach Joan Washington in 1986 and has one daughter with her (Olivia) and a stepson (Tom).

Grant is a teetotaller. He is intolerant to alcohol, having no enzymes in the blood to metabolise it. If he does drink alcohol, he can keep it down for 10 minutes and is then violently sick for 24 hours afterward. After casting him as the alcoholic Withnail, director Bruce Robinson made Grant drink a bottle of champagne and half a bottle of vodka during the course of a night so that he had experience of the sensation.

He also appeared on BBC1's show Saturday Kitchen on 14 July 2007, where he stated he detests dairy products, while his favourite food is giant prawns on a bed of rice. In October 2008, he told The Times that he is an atheist. He is an avid follower of West Ham United, and appeared on Sky Sports' Soccer AM to show his support for the team on the morning of the 2006 FA Cup Final.

In April 2014, Grant launched his new unisex perfume, JACK, exclusively at Liberty of Regent Street. Anya Hindmarch is credited with the conception, Lyn Harris of Miller-Harris helped him create the scent and Perry Haydn Taylor's Big Fish consultancy created the website.


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