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Will we escape if season resumes? Here’s a points tally

Nothing in the world is ever certain but uncertainty as we all know and that’s never been better demonstrated than in the current circumstances.

Nobody ever though it would come to this so quickly but let’s assume for just one moment the season does restart –  and were I able to bet I’d probably have a couple of bob on it doing so – where do we really believe the Hammers will end up – PL or Championship?

With far too much time on my hands -like all – I have been playing the “how many points” game and have come to the conclusion – being as fair minded as possible – that we will indeed beat the drop.

In the form we were showing before the break, and with nine games left, which on the face of it are as good as we might expect, I would be hopeful but have tried to be as realistic as possible in my allocations

So here’s my points per game. I look forward to seeing yours.

Wolves (h) 1

Spurs   (1)

Chelsea (h) 1

N’castle (a) 1

Burnley (h) 1

Norwich (a) 3

Watford (h) 3

Man Utd (a) 0

A Villa (h)     3

Were that to be the case we would finish up with 41 points …and I reckon that’s enough.

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6 comments on “Will we escape if season resumes? Here’s a points tally

  1. For me it’s impossible to tell, under normal circumstances it would be 50/50 based on Moyes pre-seasons with other clubs. Everton had a history of slow starts. The West Ham players under Pellegrini and Bilic were shown not too push themselves and slip into comfort zones of fitness so with an extended break what will they be like ? That’s under relatively normal conditions in this case the lottery is how will all the other clubs players have fared ?

  2. That might have been the case pre-lockdown. Now, any momentum we might have had has been lost. Any advantage we might have had in playing a Wolves side in between their Europa Cup ties and a Spurs team without Kane has gone. Other relegation candidates like Bournemouth will get players back from injury and be much stronger as a result.

    In addition, we currently have at least five players with coronavirus and training has been completelly disrupted. One might argue that this affects all teams equally but it certainly draws a line under any notions of current form and likely direction of travel. In effect, it will be like the start of a new season. All bets are off.

  3. I appreciate the amount of time we all have on our hands so fine to speculate on the potential outcomes should the season restart this year.
    Having said that it will be like a new season, injuries and fitness, scheduling and suspension will make it unpredictable to say the least. It wouldn’t surprise me to see west ham string some wins together or fall hopelessly off a cliff.
    Either way relegation seems unlikely…. IMHO

  4. Well it was an unknown with 9 games left before the season ground to a halt and its an even bigger unknown now with players isolated all up & down the table . If the season should restart ( which I doubt ) there is no way of knowing which teams will get off to a good start .
    No harm in going for a favorable prediction though , Hugh .
    I find myself agreeing with Rik Hammond .

  5. All things considered it is optimistic to think that we would only lose one of our last 9 games … i think we will survive too but we will scrape through , this is Westham were talking about … when did we ever make life easy for ourselves lol

  6. This is a bit too ambitious. I see us losing to Wolves, a healthy Chelsea and also Burnley. Sadly we’ll have lost the bit of momentum we had before this break. And I just don’t think this team has the mentality under Moyes to hit the ground running.

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