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EFL Statement is good news for Hammers

The EFL have released a Statement to decide how positions will be decided in the Championship, League is cancelled.

The statement says resuming the 2019/20 season with the existing format remains the most appropriate course of action from a sporting integrity perspective, but the EFL Board accepts there are circumstances that may lead to curtailment (as has been demonstrated with League Two) or a situation subsequently transpires whereby the season is unable to conclude.

They state that in the event of an early curtailment:

Final divisional placings should be determined on unweighted points per game

Promotion and relegation should be retained.

Play-Offs should be played in all circumstances but should not be extended (beyond four teams).

The EFL statement creates precedence for the Premier League to follow and would be good news for the Hammers as the same method would allow West Ham to finish in 16th position in the table safe from relegation on goal difference.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “EFL Statement is good news for Hammers

  1. This is excellent news, Sean. Thanks for passing it on. Weighted points meant relegation. If the season is resumed I think we’ll be fine. If it isn’t, we’re fine too. Very relieved.

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