London Sports Business Internship Blog #5: West Ham United vs Sunderland

4.49pm. Holborn station. The Jezabels ‘Hurt Me’
On Saturday I made my way out to Plaistow deep in the heart of the east end of London and West Ham territory.
Pre game pints in Plaistow

Pre game pints in Plaistow

Pints!

Pints!

I met up with a few of my former music industry colleagues at The Lord Stanley Pub in Plaistow just a short walk from Upton Park where we had a good chat about our time working in the music biz.
At 2pm it was time to finish the pints and walk to the Boleyn to soak up the pre game action. We walked down Green St, past the Boleyn Pub famous from the film, Green St Hooligans and walked into the East stand where we were sitting today. This was my 6th trip to see the Hammers live at Upton Park but first time sitting in the East Stand so it was well worth the 60 quid for tickets.
Walking to the Boleyn Ground

Walking to the Boleyn Ground

West Ham

West Ham

Hammers

Hammers

It was great to watch the game with my mate Hugh, who had previously played professionally so getting his insights into the way or more so poor way West Ham played was quite insightful.
Outside the ground

Outside the ground

Hammers sign

Hammers sign

The match ended in a bore draw 0-0 with the Hammers really needing something special soon to pull them out of the relegation battle. 14 points from 17 matches is beyond pathetic and with all the injuries it is starting to feel like 2010/11 again.
We walked back to Plaistow station to go our separate ways but it was another great day out at the football in London.
Here are some pics from the day
View

View

West Ham HT

West Ham HT

Hammers gate

Hammers gate

Pitch view

Pitch view

Ticket and program

Ticket and program

Hammers

Hammers

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