West Ham’s support of the top six clubs in the TV cash row that is threatening to destabilise the Premier League is starting to crumble.
Any defection by the Hammers would come as a big blow to the clubs wanting wanting a bigger slice of overseas television rights.
The Irons have always been considered as one of a handful clubs outside the so called elite group who would agree a compromise which allows TV money from abroad to be part-distributed on the basis of league finishing positions.
And after Wednesday’s summit meeting was adjourned with no decision the Hammers made it clear to ClaretandHugh their support was becoming increaingsly marginal.
A top insider told us: “We are very marginal in our support and as ever the Big 6 threatening a break away into a European Super League if they don’t get their way.
Perhaps the change of heart is because the penny’s dropped and there is a realisation that a top ten finish is beyond Bilic this season?
I think the change is more because when you look at the change the whole top 10 get slightly more and the Chairmen look at the numbers thinking with the right manager they should be in the top 10 most seasons ? I may be wrong s just a guess, personally I would oppose it though it is a case of greed from those that benefit the most in already lopsided system.