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Whacky PL blog puts Hammers on top

DGA football journalist named Michael Cox has written an  ESPN  blog in Australia explaining how the Premier League would look were a knockout competition?

He asks: ‘What if the Premier League was played like the World Cup?

To demonstrate the random effect of tournament football, he mocks up a knockout tournament featuring this season’s current top 16 Premier League sides, replicating the classic structure of World Cup tournament of four groups of four, followed by a knockout stage.

He puts West Ham in Group B  together with Spurs, West Brom and Southampton

GROUP B results

Spurs: 7 points | West Ham: 4 | West Brom: 3 | Saints: 1

Southampton 0-2 Tottenham
West Ham 1-1 West Brom
West Brom 1-1 Tottenham
West Ham 2-1 Southampton
West Brom 0-0 Southampton
Tottenham 4-1 West Ham

West Ham come second in the group and are drawn against Arsenal in the quarter finals


Arsenal 0-2 West Ham


Manchester City 1-2 West Ham


Liverpool 0-3 West Ham

So there you go, West Ham are crowned Championships of the Premier League if it was played as a knock out tournament. What makes this article even more remarkable is the journalist is not a bias West Ham fan. He supports non league Kingstonian FC.

You can read Michael’s full article here



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

One comment on “Whacky PL blog puts Hammers on top

  1. Not surprised! We are good at winning world cups 😉

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