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Hammers and 10 others clubs set to end restart hopes

West Ham will be among the expected 10 clubs or even more who will derail the Premier League’s hopes of restarting the Premier League programme.

Key to the offer which would go to government from the League is that games are played on neutral grounds within tightly controlled geographical boundaries allowing full quarantine in grounds and hotels.

The alternative would see players travelling all over the country from as far south as Southampton to as far north as Newcastle putting the entire nation at much higher risk of further spreading of  coronavirus.

So the chairman will tomorrow will be handed a wickedly double edged sword which on the one hand gives them football back but with a loss of home advantage which in our case affects the games against Watford and Villa.

And it has been made clear to ClaretandHugh by a senior Hammers insider the club won’t be voting in favour declaring simply: “We want to play our games at the London Stadium. Full stop.”

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It’s likely, that unless they and the other bottom six plus Sheffield United and European challenging clubs have a big change of mind, there is no chance of getting a vote through and thus the entire PL House of Cards proposal will collapse.


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11 comments on “Hammers and 10 others clubs set to end restart hopes

  1. We just can’t keep going on with this farce.
    Hopefully they will come to the right decision tomorrow and call the season null and void

  2. its to early there’s more important things to worry about and think about the players they need protecting like everyone else they have family

  3. Have to agree.Surely common sense will prevail and the season is finished.Our best chance against relegation was always 5 home games left and it would be ridiculous to throw that away to please the PL .Follow Holland,France and Belgium and bull and void it.

    • Strange times as we are in now, and then to think of restarting the season behind closed doors, with no fans on neutral grounds is bizarre, absurd, the season is finished. What they should be discussing is whether to re-start/resume only if and when it is totally safe to do so, be it at a later date under ‘normal’ conditions, even if that means pushing next season back, or void this season altogether and prepare for the start of the next season, again when safe to do so.

  4. Since I live across the pond (barring a visit here and there and that one time in Columbus, Ohio) all matches I have to watch on TV. So, for us to follow – TV is a must for us OLAS supporters.

    With that said, should they play the matches behind closed doors, piped in sound n all, I’ll probably not bother. What would I be watching? A match to solely benefit the TV companies. Full Stop. The players won’t want to be there. The refs will be gassed by half-time. I’ll not be pausing to see if I can see my uncle when the camera passes his way. Will I stand in my living room, arms in the air, as the last refrain of Bubbles rings?

    It’ll be an illusion. Fake.

    And I’ll be wondering – is it worth the risk. Well, no I won’t…’cause it isn’t. But we’ll see the cleanest corner flags ever.

    • Well said expat being an expat in spain myself, if it’s going to be finished it needs to be finished properly including everybody. start at the beginning,the fans that’s what the games about. If we didn’t support the game as we do with tv subscription, season tickets,wearing the shirts with sponsors there would be no football as we know it .

  5. At long last we appear to be coming to the conclusion that was clearly the right one from the start. Thousands of people are dying – still hundreds each day – and yet all the PL can se is money. They just don’t get it that we have all been suffering, and football has to do what is right, not see itself as the most important issue to be given special treatment!

  6. Agree with all above null and void and let’s get the vaccine first

  7. The Government should step in and call a halt to the season Regardless of any result which comes out of today’s PL meeting . Common sense surely Dictates the season should be declared null & void .

  8. Restart the season in September. Finish October . The new season will just be the 2021 season. Have a summer of 2 months . This will also help with the WC season fixtures the following year when the WC is played 21 Nov – Dec 18.

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