Hammers top Premier League table

Believe it or not, within the Premier League there is another league. A league which any team can win, a truly level playing field in which any side – no matter the wage budget, the stadium or the resources – can come out on top. The Fair Play League.

Of course, nobody takes any real interest in it – but nevertheless the Fair Play League serves an important purpose. Teams may not actively try to “win it”, but nobody wants to come bottom either.

The Fair Play Table endures, now run by the Premier League, with it’s own unique system of separating out the good guys from the bad, those that play fair to those that play rough.¬†West Ham currently top the Premier League fair play league!

The UEFA Fair Play League puts England in third place. The top three countries who finish in the UEFA Fair Play league get a space in the Europa league. As it stands if the season were to finish today West Ham would qualify for Europe through the fair play route for topping the Premier League table.




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 top Premier League table

  1. Don’t the Fairplay League winners get put into the Europa League , or has that way in finished now ?

  2. Yes but England need to be in the top three of the UEFA Respect Fair Play league. Last season England were 5th place in the UEFA leagur.

  3. Actually England are in third at the beginning of January so it is a route to Europe as it stands.

  4. Sooner get in through winning games like Sunday’s with today’s results a win would put us back amongst it.

  5. no send offs would be helping our position in this league. Let’s face it – most matches we are already playing with ten so the refs are reluctant to send us down to nine.

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