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Hammers move towards safety

What a difference a week makes!

A week ago it was difficult to see where West Ham’s next point was coming from and now we have four  from four games.Confidence is high again.

West Ham are now four points clear of the relegation zone in 16th position, actually equivalent of five points if you count the big goal difference we have to our advantage.

The bottom four teams have carried on their self destruction path helping West Ham even further and while it is too early to get complacent, the writing very much seems on the wall  for the bottom four to fight out the three relegation places.

Norwich City seem all but down a full ten points behind West Ham and would have to win most of their remaining games which looks unlikely as they haven’t won a game since February.

Bournemouth seems destined for relegation also with five defeats on the bounce and also haven’t won since February.

They have Spurs and Man City next followed by Everton, Leicester City and Southampton and it difficult to see how Eddie Howe will get out of his poor run.

Villa too seem in trouble with only two points from five games with their win coming in January against fellow strugglers Watford.

The Hornets  have managed just one point from four games since football restarted, their last win also coming in February when they bizarrely beat Premier League champions Liverpool 3-0.

Watford face Norwich, Newcastle, West Ham, Man City and Arsenal and might just be able to avoid relegation by finishing 17th place but they must beat Norwich to have a chance.

I don’t want to jinx us but I think we will finish 16th place or above with our run in against Burnley, Norwich City, Watford , Manchester United and Aston Villa.  I also think we will at least hit that magic 40 point mark!

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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

6 comments on “Hammers move towards safety

  1. I honestly think we are safe now.Might sound a bit over optimistic but i cannot honestly see Where Villa, and Bournemouth are going to get the 5 points (inc goal Diff) to catch us looking at their fixtures.The more likely scenario is Watford will scrap it out with those 2 to survive.

    • If both Norwich and us win our midweek fixtures we are effectively home and hosed. We could be ten points ahead of the Canaries and seven ahead of Watford (worth 8 GD).
      Big ask I know, but still hopeful of a successful outcome before our final two fixtures.

  2. Not safe yet. we have to play Villa and Watford still. So if we lose they will gain 3 points on us and reduce the cap to 1 point.

    Thinks look better indeed , but we are by no means safe.A long way to go. Villa were actually a lot better then Liverpool just did-int take their chances. Liverpool looked poor.

    Honestly look how quickly things changed for us when we beat Chelsea. That could easily happen to another team.

    • Confidence James.If we cannot beat Watford and Villa at home Norwich away plus Burnley on Wednesday we do not deserve to stay up.The team is confident now and i honestly think we will take the points necessary against these 3 and Norwich.No good beating Chelsea to then slip up against teams below us and we do have the momentum as the bottom 4 cannot find a point for love nor money at the moment so its the right time to put them to the sword.

  3. My big fear is the continued leaking of goals that continually come from the Cresswell flank and Moyes continuing to play Nobel. Both are our weakest link. Why will he not play Johnson for Cresswell and Wilshere for Nobel???

  4. Don’t count your chickens … I’ve been a West Ham fan both boy & man . The last thing we ever need is to get cocky . Been there smelt & felt it . It’s up to us win points and not expect others to drop theirs . Not over till the fat lady sings .

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