Hammers deny ‘implausible’ claims

A report that West Ham may face playing two London derbies from their last nine fixtures on a neutral ground has been emphatically denied .

The Premier League was reported have drawn up a list of ‘high risk’ games and that we could be meeting a planned home game against Chelsea and another away at Spurs on neutral grounds.

TheĀ Times claim there are 12 ‘high risk’ matches that discussions are being held over, including the Merseyside derby. This is based on a perceived fear that crowds will gather outside.

However, a Hammers insider talking to ClaretandHugh on the phone said: “Nothing of that nature has been discussed at all and it would be implausible at this stage anyway.

“Why on earth would we want that scenario when none of the other relegation threatened clubs appear on this supposed list. It’s just not true.”

Meanwhile – as reported here earlier -it’s also been revealed that every one of the 92 games will be shown on live TV with the BBC getting four of the game.


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon