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West Ham could lose 16 fixtures next season

If West Ham is relegated to the Championship the start date of next season is less clear with a restart date to conclude this season yet to be confirmed.

With twenty-four clubs, the Championship usually starts one week before the Premier League and was scheduled to restart on Saturday 1st August but this will no longer happen.

Although no restart date has yet been set the EFL say they still hope they can also restart in June although they are likely to be some way behind the Premier League who have resumed contact training.

There is talk of a radical plan that the Championship could be split into two regional divisions next season which a promotion place up for grabs for the two clubs that top them.

A Southern league could see West Ham play against Norwich, Aston Villa, Birmingham, Brentford, Bristol City, Charlton, Fulham, Luton, Millwall, QPR and Reading.

With twelve teams in each regional league, West Ham would play just 22 fixtures in that scenario with just eleven home games at the London stadium.

The second and third place in each regional league could play each other in play-offs to decide the third Premier League promotion place.


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 “West Ham could lose 16 fixtures next season

  1. So if EFL haven’t finished when the Prem is ready to start again, there could be no promotions, so no relegation either?

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