Top ten finish now out of reach

slaven1A top ten finish for West Ham now appears to be out of the reach for the Hammers with inferior goal difference compared to West Brom, Southampton and Bournemouth now all on 45 points.

The Irons are currently on 42 points in twelfth place in the Premier League table and are six goals behind the Cherries, twelve behind the Saints and thirteen behind the Baggies. The Hammers would need to beat Burnley away at least six-nil and hope that Bournemouth lose one nil to grab the tenth place, both of which seems unlikely.

Each league place is worth £2m this year but West Ham is more likely to finish between 11th and 16th place in the Premier League this season after achieving seventh place last season.

Leicester City are one place and one point above the Hammers with two games left to play. Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace are also breathing down West Ham’s neck just one point and one place behind the Irons on a better goal difference.

If scores don’t go our way next weekend Watford and Stoke can also jump above us while Burnley would leap frog us if they beat us. The Worst case scenario is we finish a lowly disappointing sixteenth place om 42 points just one place above Swansea who just just survived relegation.


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

5 comments on “Top ten finish now out of reach

  1. In a funny way it may prove to be a blessing in disguise, lets see what happens over the summer if it leads to the changes that will take us to the next level then it could be a good thing COYI !!!

  2. Actually agree, sometimes from adversity and all that…. I can only imagine what Gold and Sullivan must have been thinking watching the appreciation lap to a handful of fans.

  3. If we finish 16th instead of 10th that’s effectively £12m lost in winnings… representing either a good player OR the difference between a “£20m” striker and a “real” quality striker (£32m)…. another way to look at it is it could have saved each season ticket holder around £240 off of their ticket…. (£40 per league place)!!!!

    • represents the uplift income from being at the OS to being at the Boleyn.
      I reckon some of the early results at home would of been different at the Boleyn therefore if we do end up 15/16 any extra income the OS brought in is wiped out by our league placing income drop.

  4. It would be a false position if we sneaked into top ten. Would not be deserved. Can’t really see them turning up against Burnley, and can’t see Burnley NOT turning up.

    Where is this week’s bulletin on AC. He’s not ready, but should be ok for the next game!

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