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French method would save Hammers

The French model of using Points Per Game (PPG) to decide final league positions would save West Ham from relegation but only on goal difference.

Yesterday PSG were declared champions of Ligue 1 with Amiens and Toulouse relegated to be replaced by  Lorient and Lens from Ligue 2.

There would be changes to the current Premier League table if a PPG method is used, with Sheffield United leapfrogging Wolves into sixth, while Arsenal and Spurs would switch places into eighth and ninth respectively.

The rest of the table should remain the same, with Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich dropping down into the Championship. Aston Villa and Bournemouth‘s placings could present legal challenges, however, as the former have played a game fewer and the latter would finish with the same PPG as West Ham and Watford separated only on goal difference.

Second place would usually ensure qualification to next season’s Champions League, but with City banned for two years by UEFA and yet to successfully appeal the decision with CAS, Leicester City, Chelsea and Man United would take the other three spots.

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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

5 comments on “French method would save Hammers

  1. If they attempt to double together anything other than a cancellation to the season my season ticket will wing it’s way to the rubbish bin never to be renewed.

    I won’t be party to a made up result from a morally bankrupt. Premier League.

  2. Cobble not double!

  3. If the season cannot be decided the way it should be.ie:at the clubs own grounds with spectators then it should be scrapped.
    I personally don’t want the ppg method or any other method come to that.I don’t want the remaining games played behind closed doors or neutral venues neither.

  4. A ridiculous way to decide the final table. You really think Bournemouth will just sit back and accept a relegation on goal difference from a season which hasn’t seen each team play the all the others the same number of times?

    While I still don’t agree with it, a PPG method in combination with “strength of opponent played” would be more “fair” to decide goal difference positions (if not the rest of the League). This would not unduly punish teams that have played say, City, Liverpool and Leicester twice each versus a team that has played them only once each.

  5. Void the season exceptional circumstances tough **** rule applies…

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