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Hammers’ £50m Friday game

West Ham and Watford will face each other next Friday at the London Stadium with a win for either side worth around £50m for staying in the Premier League. Both clubs are on 34 points and a win and 37 points would all but guarantee safety for the victor.

The bottom club in the Premier League receives £93.7m for coming last so survival in the top flight is worth a minimum of £93.7m even if relegated in 20th place the following season.

Clubs who are relegated received 55% of the £79.4m equal share in their first season in the Championship worth £43.7m

Of course, £50m is just the Premier League TV money and doesn’t account for the drop in ticket sales, sponsor deals and other associated income from being in the richest league in the world.

While a loss for West Ham on Friday wouldn’t mean instant relegation it could go down to the wire with another £50m game against Aston Villa on Sunday 26th July on the last day of the season in the Hammers last chance saloon.


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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

6 comments on “Hammers’ £50m Friday game

  1. Who’s to say we won’t get anything from the Man Utd game ! . Can’t discount that possibility.

  2. Biggest game of the season by far.
    The battle lines have been drawn. The time for our boys in Claret and Blue to play the game of their lives.
    Today’s results have muddied the waters.

  3. After that Bournemouth win our next game against Watford has become another Must Win Game .

    • The way the games right now are playing out i wouldnt be surprised if we lost to Watford and beat Utd away.Lets hope we get a Var decision like Villa did today which is comical and lets hope the Utd Goalie sends us a present when they have the game in their hands.

  4. It is still in our hands. If we play well take our chances as we did saturday we will be fine.and I think we will be but wont be easy. Need to show commitment desire and a touch of the old West Ham dare I say it class. If we do will stay up.

  5. Well today went well then. Come on be fair we could not hope to rely on others being worse than us fo much longer. No panic they still have work to do to catch us
    We are in the driving seat as they say. Only West Ham can throw our advantage away. If we dont and I dont think we will we are safe. Play as they did against Norwich we will be fine .ours to lose. Dont think we will.

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