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West Ham set Premier League crunch meeting

Premier League chairman Gary Hoffman will insist on a “spirit of compromise” on today’s videoconference with all twenty member clubs.

West Ham will be represented by Karren Brady and David Gold.

While it is not certain that a vote will be held on how the competition will return today, the key details – like testing and stadiums – will again be discussed in the hope of coming closer to consensus ahead of Uefa’s 25 May cut-off point for solutions. Extending players contracts beyond 30th June could be voted on today.

The division is growing amongst Premier League clubs all motivated by self-interest with top clubs labelling those against neutral grounds Project Sabotage.

Up to eight clubs have declared their opposition to the use of neutral grounds. The remaining twelve clubs have repeated to them that it is simply non-negotiable since this is the only way the government and police have said that football is coming back. They claim it is the only way safety requirements can be met.

This is where the Premier League hopes to strike some sort of compromise at the meeting today.

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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 “West Ham set Premier League crunch meeting

  1. How about a compromise to cancel the season and declare it null&void . Or is that vote not on the table ?, when it should be , obviously . There are always financial solutions if there is the will to do it .

    • Problem with that solution is no-one is relegated and EFL have threatened leagl action while the FA has special powers to block no releagtions

      • What a mess , Sean . No decision will make every club happy . These are extraordinary times and extraordinary measures and compromises must be agreed upon . I just feel restarting the season would be a bad decision .
        Keep safe .

  2. Were I a player and was made to play against my own judgement, then caught Covid 19, I would take everybody to court. So it seems someone is going to court for something. It just depends on the outcome of the vote, what it’ll be for.

  3. How about this senario:
    The bottom six in the Premier League play the Top six in the Championship over 3 days, 2 games on Friday, 2 Saturday and 2 Sunday ( Which ever weekend is decided )
    NORWICH v LEEDS
    VILLA v WBA
    BOURNEMOUTH v FULHAM
    WATFORD v BRENTFORD
    WEST HAM v FOREST
    BRIGHTON v PRESTON
    This is based on the present positions and all to be played at Wembley.
    It will be like the old days when each League played Test Matches to decide Promotion and Relegation.

    The 6 winners go into the Premiership and the 6 losers to the Championship, then at least the Teams who win will have earned their places in the Premiership.

    All prize money to be given as per present positions and give Liverpool the Championship.

    This could be replicated over the other Leagues too.

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