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Hammers could be denied promotion

West Ham could be denied promotion to division one of Premier League 2 if the season is declared null and void with all results expunged. There will be no more U23 fixtures this season after the competition was abandoned on Friday.  West Ham is top of division two on 46 points after 19 games while Manchester United in second on43 points after 18 games.

West Brom are a long way behind in 3rd spot with 34 points after 16 matches.

Usually, the top two teams are promoted to division one with relegation of the bottom two of falling down to division two.

A Premier League statement read: “Premier League Shareholders today unanimously agreed to curtail the 2019/20 Academy Games Programme,” 

“This decision, which is independent of any discussions regarding the resumption of the 2019/20 campaign for first-team football, has been taken to give Academy staff and their players an element of clarity at this challenging time.

“The curtailment will include all Under 9 to Under 16 games as well as the Under 18 and Under 23 competitions. The methodology for determining the final league standings and outcomes for the season will be decided at a future date.

“Additionally, it is intended that any fixtures for the 2020/21 Academy season will not commence any earlier than would usually be expected. The decision has been made with the support of the EFL, which oversees the programme for Category Three and Category Four Clubs (Under-9 to Under-18).”

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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

3 comments on “Hammers could be denied promotion

  1. Funny they can null and void the under 23 sides etc but not the premier league-wonder why that is ? if playing is not suitable for them neither is it for the senior teams.

    • Not only that they have null and voided other youth football, basically the younger you are the greater your odds of survival, so their ridiculous stance in trying to finish a season for people at higher risk of death makes no sense at all. What they should do if they are insistent on continuing football is experiment with the kids instead of the adults because it is statistically safer to do so! No though I definitely do not approve of any such experiments just null and void all sporting leagues where appropriate until we have a vaccine that makes sport safe.

  2. fair point mojen

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