Hammers can pick up Sam’s exit payment today


Creepy Allardyce

By Sean Whetstone

CandH Associate Editor

Earlier this week the Premier League confirmed its merit money payments of £1.2m for every place each club finishes in the table, rising to £24m for the champions.

That represents a 60% rise on last season. Facility fees of £750,000 will be paid to a club for every live TV appearance, with a minimum payment of £7.5m.

This means the Hammers would receive an extra £9.6m for finishing in 12th place as we stand today. However, we need a win to guarantee 12th place with Swansea, Sunderland, Villa and Hull all capable of leapfrogging us today if we lose.

Sunderland play Swansea so only one of them can go above us  and Hull need goal difference to overcome us but a heavy defeat against Man City could  easily make that happen within only four goals difference between us.

If results go against us today we could drop three places and finish 15th at worst picking up £6m extra but that means losing out on £3.6m of merit payments that would fund Sam Allardyce’s exit package if  required next week.

Come on you Irons!

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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!

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  • jaybs says:

    Going to be a thought match, difference us a lot ending up 15th, whatever Sam gets Will be too much, he gas had enough out of us, quite sufficient for his standard!

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