Karren Brady has unsurprisingly backed proposals to take Premier League games abroad.
And she claims that Premier League clubs could be playing a round of three league games abroad within the next three years.
ClaretandHugh makes no excuse for opposing a plan which takes the game further away from the supporters than ever.
But writing in the downmarket Sun – where she has a weekly column – the Hammers vice chairman seems all for it.
Brady revealed that discussions have taken place about what she said was a “six-season period” in which “each club would play a maximum of three ‘home games’ abroad”.
She said that the clubs had agreed the matches would not include what would be regarded as “traditional local derbies” – such as West Ham against Spurs. Taking such games abroad has “been ruled out”, she stated.
She added: “I have to say I do like the idea of the recent proposal to play a full round of Premier League games at international venues across the world.
However, she added quickly: “But there is clearly some work to be done, particularly around the emotiveness of our own supporters and how this would affect them.
“Plus the impact of ticket prices – season-ticket holders would get one less game. The proposal is that across any six-season period each club would play a maximum of three ‘home games’ abroad.”
It will be interesting to see exactly how she and the other Premier League club officials deal with that one.
We won’t be holding our breath that we’ll come out of it very well!