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DIY relegation kit – do the Irons survive?

Squeaky bum time doesn’t enter into it – this is a time when every single nerve end is screaming at us so I inevitably have to look at the relegation scrap.

This time I have given it a twist by awarding the absolute minimum number of points I believe those from 18th  position upwards to as far as Newcastle will get over the the rest of the season.

These are just my own beliefs but if you are even halfway interested in working it out for yourself take a shot!

WBA are down as far as I’m concerned so here we go with the rest of them and if there’s anyone out there who can give me the missing Southampton fixture I’d appreciate it.


Arsenal away       No points

Spurs home          No points

Hammers away   No points

Burnley home      1 point

Liverpool away    0 ponts

Palace home          1 point

Swansea                  1 point

TOTAL 30               relegated


West Ham away     1 point

Arsenal away           0 points

Chelsea home          0 points

Leicester away         0 point

B’mouth home         1 point

Everton away           0 points

Man City home        0 points

  • One game to be re-arranged which even giving maximum three points leaves them on 33 and relegated

TOTAL  30 points


Saints           home      1 point

Chelsea away               0 points

Stoke home                  3 points

Arsenal away               0 points

Man City  home           0 points

Leicester away             0 points

Everton home              1 point

Manchester United home to be re-arranged 0 points

TOTAL 35 points


Liverpool home          0 points

Bournemouth away   1 point

Brighton home            3 points

Watford home              1 point

Leicester home              1 point

Stoke away                      3 points

WBA away                       3 points

TOTAL 42 points

Swansea to finish on 42 points

Huddersfield to finish on 34 points

Newcastle to finish on 41 points






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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

19 comments on “DIY relegation kit – do the Irons survive?

  1. Missing fixture for the saints is swansea away.

  2. What I am taking from that is, if we lose at home to Southampton, given other results might vary a little, we are very likely to be going down.

  3. Would agree with most of your results Hugh, the only fly in the ointment is what influence Mark Hughes has with the Southampton team.

  4. Sadly cannot see us surviving, something has been fundamentally wrong with our club for a long time now.
    I have been a supporter for over 50 years and a current season ticket holder, but I cannot sadly see where our next win will come from, makes me feel physically sick at the thought of relegation, but I see it WBA, WHU, and Huddersfield,
    Please make me swallow my words! COYI

  5. Thanks for that Hugh. An interesting exercise. I am worried about a Saints new manager effect, because I can’t really see us doing much better than your estimate & I will be surprised if both Saints & Stoke get less than 35.Hoping that the three week break will see the Hammers come back with more grit & some steel in the defence. If that happens we could secure safety by our own efforts, but I have a feeling we will be depending on those two being worse than us. Maybe Huddersfield could yet help us out . But overall you are right- the rear ends are squeaking. Oh for a season without this torture!!

  6. West Ham United :
    Saints …. home …. 1pt
    Chelsea …. away …. 0pt
    Stoke …. home …. 3pt
    Arsenal …. away …. 1pt
    Man City… home …. 0pt
    Leicester … away …. 1pt
    Everton …. home …. 3pt. Total : 39 pts

    We will have Masuaku back and possibly Andy Carroll for last two games . + Adrian in goal

    • Did say I was awarding absolute minimum Kev 🙂

      • Yeh , I know Hugh ; I am giving absolute Maximum .

      • Hugh you don’t t stand for bad language which is great but will you be doing anything about the constant abuse and disrespect from e20 and Kevin if you have difference views to them I.e if your anti board ..sorry I have to bring this up but my young lad has read some of the comments and he ask me why its happening especially the one were e20 said he enjoyed watching the west ham fans fight each other ..you can imagine me trying to explain this to him ..again sorry to bother you with this but this is why I’m not posting so much …and I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way ..it wouldn’t be very Interesting if everyone had the same views ..regards kip

        • I hve been away as I explained after the loss of my wife. I will be watching very closely from here on in Hammrkip

          • Oh god I’m so sorry Hugh ..I had no idea …don’t worry its really not important.. I’m so sorry for your loss ..

        • I don’t recall abusing or disrespecting any one particular person Kip…. apart from the idiots that ran on to the pitch. Can you tell me which articles?

  7. Forgot the Man Utd game ; 0 pt .

  8. Patience is the key factor In the remaining games? That is with the team and the surporters ! First the team must not go “gung ho” leaving the defence to cope with which quite clearly situations this season have proved a nightmare! I don’t need to tell the coaching team how to perform? But the last 3 game’s we’ve shipped in 11 goals ,so something in defending needs sorting out? We need to smother games and hit on the break as we did in Moyes early games when he took over ? All this attack attack is suicidal, we need 1 up front like he played Antonio a few time’s, crowd or pack the midfield playing 5 at the back worked with Masuaku playing wing back not Antonio just playing on the left wing , we got bore draws with the Spuds and Arsenal and nearly got result against Man city with his early formations that way? Now the fans ? We have to be patient with this “Not the west ham way of playing ” attitude dig in and surport the team try and suffer a bit of Shiite football if it means premier survival? And then take up all our other issues later ! Keep the faith C.O.Y.I

  9. This is no time to be negative to talk about giving up or even contemplate going down. This a time where every iron should stand proud shoulder to shoulder support our team and yes support our board. We are the West Ham UNITED family and we must stand UNITED .
    Every true hammer should be at the London Stadium for the match with Southampton standing UNITED ,singing UNITED, chanting UNITED willing our team UNITED to victory over a really poor Southampton side. We will win if we stand together and when we win we will find a UNITED will to survive. We need to all stand together and that includes our Board of directors so do not listen to calls to stay away. Be at the London Stadium in the DIRECTORS BOX standing proud and UNITED with all the true Hammers

  10. If we can’t beat Saints and Stoke at home then we deserve relegation.

  11. You have stoke down for 1 pt v palace.

    Then you have palace down for 3pts v stoke.

    How does that work ?😂

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