Wednesday, February 16, 2011

West Ham - A Good Bet for Relegation

There isn't much West Ham related news today. Ladbrokes have an interesting, if depressing, assessment of West Ham's chances of avoiding the drop. Looking at the teams fighting relegation they tip West Ham as a good bet.

They argue that although West Ham possibly have the strongest squad of the relegation contenders they also face the toughest run-in, with away games against Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City and home games against Man Utd and Liverpool.

They argue that West Ham currently represent the best value if you want a punt on teams to go down.


At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Paul said...

Good to have you back Keir. No doubt something pretty impressive is going to have to happen if we are to stay up, but it's still very close at the bottom of the table. It's been the case for a while now that if any of the teams near the bottom get back to back wins they jump up a few places but we, and as far as I know the others, have not been able to do that.

I think all three bottom places, certainly second and third from bottom, will be decided on the last day of the season.

At 6:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had a tenner on us to go down since before xmas. I can't even remember which gutless performance (they've all merged into one now) was the one that finally sent me to the bookies.
Nevertheless, nice to have you back Mr Clarke.

At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, welcome back.
What did Otis sing,"You don't miss your water 'til your well has run dry"
At the risk of sounding like a turncoat,relegation doesn't fill me with dread.
Having actively followed my beloved Hammers since 1961 my pleasure has been in the quality of the football if not usually the results.
Last Summer I made the hard decision not to renew my season ticket as I realised that I'd probably only come away from the ground three times all season thinking that I'd enjoyed myself.
That said I've been to a few games this year and the only ones I've really enjoyed (apart from the freak result against Man. U,)have been the Cup games against Championship sides.I was at the Hawthorns on Saturday which was the worst first half and best second half I've seen in years.
I regard WBA as an honorary Championship side so if this NPower Championship football....bring it on!
I don't care about the finances of Messrs Gold and Sullivan and their Sky money.
I just want to enjoy my trips to the Boleyn while I still can

John V P

At 12:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've been a championship side for a few seasons now and been lucky to escape relegation. Nothing is any different this time around, maybe we'll get away with it again, maybe we won't, but rest assured if we get lucky again we'll be in the same boat this time next year.

At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep I have thought for a long time we are certs to go down, looking at the run in of fixtures it is hard to see where we are going to pick up enough points to survive, like John I stopped being a season ticket holder 2 seasons ago. we have been lucky the last few seasons its very depressing.
I hate to be so negative about the Hammers but what else is their.
Hope Maybe!!! Yer right
Bob The Hammer

At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The run-in isn't easy,but home fixtures against Stoke,Villa,Blackburn and Sunderland,and the away fixture to Wigan are all winnable fixtures. As for Man U and Liverpool,neither have set the world alight away from hone,apart from Liverpool's win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are not the force they once were, and we have beaten Spurs this season already. Even Man City have been inconsistent against bottom half sides,and as for Bolton,with a decent front line now amd with Hitz back,maybe it won't be the same old,same old at the Reebok.

You have to bear in mind that ,whilst the gap is only 3 points,we still have every chance,provided we make the most of the winnable fixtures. From Blackbool on down,nobody to date has proven themselves capable of picking up points easily and despite this season being another miserable one for many reasons,all is not lost just yet.


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