Lack of attacking play could cost Irons Europa

SongyYesterday West Ham picked up just one yellow card courtesy of Alex Song while Everton picked up two. On face of it that it appeared good news for our European hopes as each yellow card counts as minus one point from that week’s totals in the Premier League Fair Play table.

What is less well known is a further 10 points are available for teams displaying attacking play. Despite losing two nil to Sunderland yesterday media reports claim Everton attacked relentlessly.  West Ham attacking play was less  obvious and that could cost us dear when Premier League officials tally up the scores for West Ham and Everton over the past two games.

West Ham are 10 points ahead of Everton in the fair play table published on the 5th May based on 34 games to the end of May. Just 4 games of scoring remain for West Ham to finish above Everton with two of them already played. West Ham picked up 3 yellow cards in our previous game against Burnley last weekend (Noble, Downing and Valencia) while Everton (Coleman) picked up just one in their 3-2 loss to Aston Villa on 2nd May.  Liverpool lead the table but are almost guaranteed to qualify for Europe under their league position so the Europa would be awarded to second place should Liverpool top the 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 “Lack of attacking play could cost Irons Europa

  1. If its based on attacking play i guess we have been scoring minus every away match since christmas.Attacking play & hippohead dont sit well together.Its a bit like asking a vampire to donate blood.

  2. ahah.. Let me open a little funny parenthesis here just to write what Di Canio said some minutes ago about the Fair Play table “Now I understand why some players are afraid to play with competitive spirit this year… ” It was a joke, but even his way to underline the team’s attitude thanks to the wonderful work the Genius has done … lol

  3. So now we find out that NCS is xucking us with hie defensive football,
    He is determined to leave us with nothing left
    No football ability
    No youth system
    No Europe football
    No pride no spirt
    NO MANAGER ( with a bit of luck)

  4. Ahah… Come on bubs, you can’t have everything in life… Think positive, now we know everything about long balls, cunning subs, youth development and “respect the point” philosophy… Lol 😉


  5. Matte I have got used to getting everything and then I became a hammers fan and knew I would except only picking up a trophy every 10 years or so,but I always was entertained win or loose,
    It’s not much to ask for just a bit of entertainment,
    NCS go go go

    • Ahahh… If sam is the manager it’s not much to ask… It’s simply Impossible… Lol we have the same dream… 😉


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