Relegation rivals in huge games tonight as Irons look on


By Hughie Southon

West Ham will know exactly what’s required tomorrow evening when Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United arrive following games tonight which see four relegation candidates involved in crucial games.

The Hammers are currently sitting in 14th place ahead of games which see Bournemouth at home to Brighton, manager-less Leicester entertaining midlands neighbours Villa and Leeds at home to Forest.

For us to avert a slide we want Bournemouth beaten in the south coast derby and  Leicester and Leeds to take no more than a point each although a point for Forest at Elland Road would see us slip to 15th if other results work out as we would like.

Confused? Me too, as my maths has never been the greatest and I’m sure someone will sort me out of I have got this wrong.

It’s all well and good saying our fate is in our own hands but I wouldn’t mind a big gamble on the fact that the vast majority of Irons fans, players, manager and directors will be watching these games like hawks.

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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!"

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