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Two seasons ago, our second visit to the London Stadium saw us beat West Ham United 3-0 with Ashley Barnes opening the scoring and Chris Wood bagging a brace.

It was a day of interruptions with pitch invasions after all three goals one of which saw Mark Noble get involved with one of the fans. We also saw a corner flag planted on the centre spot. With protests then turning towards the owners, I was told at the time that the game was close to being abandoned but we got through it and claimed the three points needed to get us into the Europa League qualifiers.

Matters at West Ham have not been resolved; they’ve not come close to being resolved and there have been two protests recently before home games as well as the black balloon protests which are now taking place at all away games.

It is estimated that around 2,000 took part in the first protest in January ahead of their 1-1 draw against Everton but for the second of them a week and a half ago it is believed the numbers increased to around 8,500.

Hammers United, and independent supporter group who can now boast over 12,000 members are organising the protests and have confirmed that the next one will be before their game against us on 18th April. As yet, no details have been released but they have said this will be the next mass protest at which they hope to mobilise even more supporters than previously.

Their protests run deep and it follows the move from the Boleyn Ground to the London Stadium. Their desire is to force David Gold, David Sullivan and Karren Brady out of the club.

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