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West Ham’s European Dream: A Bridge Too Far?

West Ham’s European adventure seems to be hitting a rough patch. The Newcastle defeat was a major blow, and now they find themselves in a five-horse race for the final European spot in the Premier League.

Here’s why I’m worried about the Hammers’ chances:

Brutal Schedule: Even with a Europa League win, our

European dreams fading ?

path is far from easy. Bayer Leverkusen are no slouches and are overwhelming favourites for the tie , and the fight for a top-seven finish presents a daunting challenge.

Points Mountain to Climb: West Ham needs at least 12 points, which translates to four wins, from their remaining eight games. That’s a tall order considering they face Spurs, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City.

Rivals Breathing Down our Necks: Every team we are competing with has at least one game in hand, putting us at a significant disadvantage.

Goal Difference Deficit: Newcastle, our biggest competitor, boasts a superior goal difference (+12) which could be the deciding factor if they end up tied on points.

There is a glimmer of hope, however. Winnable games against Wolves, Fulham, Palace, and Luton offer a chance to claw back points. But with such a brutal remaining fixture list, it feels like West Ham might be asking for too much.

Maybe a deep European run is a more realistic target. But even that seems like a stretch considering the competition.

West Ham fans, we might have to brace ourselves for a season without European football. The dream of a historic fourth consecutive campaign seems to be fading fast.

 

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