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London Lunch with A Legend

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JW Marriott Grosvenor House London

86-90 Park Lane

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W1K 7TN

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Join us on Friday 3rd December at the stunning Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane for a day to remember: Lunch with a Legend.

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Following last time’s hugely successful Lunch with the England Managers, our guests this year are three iconic former Premier League stars. Extravagantly talented French icon David Ginola will be joined by goal machine Les Ferdinand, and Arsenal legend Ray Parlour, with the players sure to have great tales to tell from their days playing at the pinnacle of English football.

On the day, following a superb lunch, our guests will join SKY Sports host Pete Graves on the podium for a lengthy discussion of their careers and the trials, triumphs and tribulations of their time playing at the pinnacle of the beautiful game!

Sit back in the luxury of the Grosvenor and soak up the atmosphere with a complimentary bar, memorabilia auction and plenty of festive cheer. It promises to be a superb day, and a great way to treat colleagues and clients in the run-up to Christmas.

Silver Package Inclusions;

  • Reserved places within the Ballroom at The Grosvenor House Hotel
  • Three Course Lunch
  • Complimentary Beers, Wines and Soft Drinks
  • Entertaining Interview with our our special guests & Pete Graves
  • Event Hosted by Pete Graves (Sky Sports)
  • Top Comedian
  • Memorabilia Auction

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David Ginola: One of the most extravagantly gifted players to play in the Premier League, on his day David was unstoppable with the ability to beat players in the tightest of situations. In a club career spanning 18 season he played over 600 matches and scored over a hundred goals, with a further 17 appearances for France with 3 goals. He arrived in the Premier League after joining Newcastle Utd from PSG in 1995, forming a fantastic squad which included the likes of Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Faustino Asprilla, Peter Beardsley and Keith Gillespie. The side were agonisingly pipped to the title by Alex Ferguson’s Man Utd during his first season despite being 10 points clear in January, but revenge was served the following October when a rampant Magpies side thrashed Utd 5-0 with Ginola netting a beauty. He and Les Ferdinand then linked up again at Spurs, where he became something of an icon to the fans, winning the League Cup in 1999. Since retiring from football David has remained very much part of the game, regularly appearing as a pundit and even running a campaign for the FIFA Presidency in 2015!

Les Ferdinand: One of the Premier League’s most prolific strikers, Les currently lies 10th in the all-time list of goal-scorers, with 149 goals to his name, one behind Michael Owen. In all competitions he netted over 200 times at senior level, with an average just under a goal every two games. Les played for a total of 6 different Premier League clubs, but his most prolific years were spent at his beloved QPR, Newcastle Utd and Spurs. Loved wherever he played, he is particularly fondly remembered by the Toon Army, where his two season spell was filled with goals, scoring an amazing 50 times in just 84 matches for the club. He played on 17 occasions for England, scoring 5 times, and was part of both the Euro ’96 and World Cup ’98 squads – he would surely have won many more in other eras but was battling against Alan Shearer as a classic no.9. Since early 2015, Les has been Director of Football at QPR, where he continues to serve his first senior club with distinction.

Ray Parlour: Famously dubbed the ‘Romford Pele’ by Marc Overmars, Ray rose through the ranks and broke into the Arsenal side in January 1992, remaining at Highbury for 12 years; he made a total of 466 appearances for the London club. Highlights during his career include a stunning hat-trick at Werder Bremen, another treble against Newcastle as well as scoring in the 2002 FA Cup final versus Chelsea. Parlour won the Double twice with Arsenal, firstly in 1998 and again in 2002 before he left the club on a high note in the summer of 2004 after winning his third title as part of the team dubbed ‘The Invincibles’. In all, in a trophy laden career at Highbury he won an incredible three League titles, four FA Cups, a League Cup and a European Cup Winners’ Cup. After leaving Arsenal, Ray signed for Middlesbrough in 2004, where he played over 60 games in 2 years before a move to Hull City in 2007 where he helped the Tigers avoid relegation from The Championship. Ray now works as a pundit for the likes of Sky Sports and Talk Sport.

Pete Graves: A passionate Newcastle United fan, Pete has enjoyed a swift rise through the broadcasting ranks to become one of the most recognisable faces on Sky Sports. After leaving university, Pete started his broadcasting career with the hospital radio show Radio Tyneside, before working in the local Metro Radio, and then ITV Tyneside as a sports reporter. Since 2009 he has worked at Sky Sports, mainly as a presenter, where his passion for football and knowledge of the game are amongst his greatest assets. Over the past few years Pete has become a great asset as a regular host of our sporting lunch and dinner events, and we are delighted to have him as always!

Grosvenor House Hotel: Amongst London’s finest, the 5* Grosvenor House Hotel is located on Park Lane, one of the capital’s most prestigious addresses. The Grosvenor House Hotel was built in the 1920s and opened in 1929 on the site of Grosvenor House, the former London residence of the Dukes of Westminster, whose family name is Grosvenor. Over the years the Hotel has hosted some of the capital’s largest and most unique events; since the 1930s, the Great Room has hosted the world’s oldest charitable ball, the Royal Caledonian Ball, and many big TV Awards ceremonies including the Royal Television Society and the Broadcast Awards. Between 2004 and 2008 a massive renovation project restored the ‘Grand Dame of Park Lane’ to her former glory; the magnificent Ballroom will be the setting for our event, and guests will enjoy the catering and service for which the Hotel is rightly renowned. We are thrilled to be hosting our event in such a salubrious and historic venue.

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