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Exclusive: Irons decide relegation model they will accept

CandH Exclusive

West Ham are ready to vote on one of two relegation models at Thursday’s meeting and having accepted that ‘no relegation’ is not on the agenda!

But there is a firm belief the best way of the Hammers ensuring they remain in the Premier League us by playing the matches in front of them despite the first three being particularly tough.

Were the season to be stopped for any reason after the matches against Wolves, Spurs and Chelsea the reality is we could be in the bottom three.

But club insiders have told ClaretandHugh that a decision on how relegation is sorted out in the event of a stoppage has to be agreed “one way or another on Thursday.”

And it seems that the club – regardless of the matches we face – believe the points per game basis is the fairest and the one likely to carry the vote.

Our source told us exclusively on the ‘phone: “We can’t keep putting this off. We believe on the balance of games we have left, and assuming all matches are completed, we will be in the Premier League next season.

“Should there be another stoppage we are confident that we can get enough points on the board to maintain or improve our current position so the points per game option tools the best one.”


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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