West Ham 3-0 Southampton: Protests, marches and three valuable points - Saturday at London Stadium

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I was in a hurry. Citadines aparthotels have apartments and studios and have many sites in places visitors want to stay - they are a good benchmark. Many of the apartments are found in the Kensington and the fringes of the City Of London. A desire to exert pressure on the board was obvious. I spent four hours with various groups of supporters before the match to assess the mood around the troubled London club. Quite where the planned protests will go from here remains unclear.

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The famous double decker London red buses are everywhere. We provide detailed information on how to use London's public transport, including detailed fare information. Police followed the march to the stadium and although it seemed they were wary at the outset, by the end they were posing for pictures. They chanted about wanting to 'sack the board', which was especially loud as the march snaked through an underpass. They proclaimed they were 'West Ham till I die', 'Stratford's not very nice these weren't the actual words , I want to go home' and another song about Gold and Sullivan, demanding to know what happened to the money it was envisaged would be generated by the stadium move.

The whole thing took about an hour and involved a minute stop outside the hospitality entrance at the stadium, near which was a solid police and security presence. The only person isolated for special treatment was a fan who bore a passing resemblance to Harry Potter.

Together, these fans groups would make a very loud voice. Apart, it is difficult to establish exactly what it is they want - still less whether it is achievable. It was their 13th win, only four of which have been by more than a single goal. The scoreline equals their biggest victory at the ground.

A concern expressed in private by a senior figure at West Ham before the match was that unless the atmosphere at the stadium improves, it will continue to have a negative impact on results and the Hammers might end up "doing a Sunderland". Despite Friday's win at Derby, the Black Cats are still facing a second successive relegation. Sunderland have collected a total of 26 points at the Stadium of Light over the past two seasons, putting them bottom of the home form league table last season and second from bottom in the Championship this time around.

But at the end of Saturday's match in London, the tannoy announcer thanked West Ham's '12th man' for their part in the victory. In stark contrast to the pitch invasions and venomous abuse being directed at Sullivan and Gold three weeks ago, the home fans in a 56, crowd were a wholly positive influence on their team, something acknowledged afterwards by Moyes.

I hope we can give the supporters more of what we did today. If the stadium stays the way it was today we will have a great chance. Quite where the planned protests will go from here remains unclear. But one thing seems certain - when West Ham win, the team at least still has the backing of the fans.

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