WHO Poll
Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
9%
  
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
10%
  
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
31%
  
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
24%
  
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons
26%
  



WHUDeano 9:14 Tue Apr 6
Will we or won't we....
Given the football world seem to be willing us towards 4th place, with 8 games to go I thought it would be interesting to see what the WHO world predicted....no debate, no explanation, just copy and paste with your answers I'll go first:

1) Champions League(2-4th): No

2) Europa League (5-7th): Yes

3) Final position: 7th

4) Reason for prediction: B&C

*Options for 4:

A) Moyes and the boys are taking us to Barcelona, Madrid, Munich, Turin etc etc

B) Injuries will hold us back but we'll still go on a piss up to Sofia, Seville & Budapest

C) Injuries will eventually kill the dream & the board should have properly backed Moyes in January

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joyo 10:24 Thu Apr 8
Re: Will we or won't we....
Feed Me.... No only 5 teams in CL if that happens we go into Europa league, but if spuds win league Cup and Southampton FA Cup then 4th doesn't get European football... Highly unlikely l know, but this is West Ham!!!!
We'll finish 4th and City with do us a favour by winning everything

Feed Me Chicken 9:59 Thu Apr 8
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Apologies of this has been answered before but i have a working question IF we do finish 4th.........

Liverpool/Chelsea win CL and don’t finish in top 4 and the gooners win the Europa, can we have 6 teams in CL next season or are we going to suffer what happened to spurs that time?

grasshopper 9:28 Thu Apr 8
Re: Will we or won't we....
Unlikely with Bowen up front for the rest of the season.

Slim Shady 9:26 Thu Apr 8
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Glen, I don’t think it matters this season. We can have 5 teams in the CL

fraser 7:31 Thu Apr 8
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Straight into group stage apparently.. We won't finish 4th

Gaffer58 7:29 Thu Apr 8
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We’ll finish 4th, have to play some obscure Eastern European team in a qualifying game, lose it to away goals and have to play in the Europa league every other Thursday and basically bugger up our league form, it’s 5he West Ham way.

Glenn Roeder 6:19 Thu Apr 8
Re: Will we or won't we....
If we somehow manage to finish 4th will we need either Man City or a foreign team to win it if Chelsea or Liverpool finish out side the top 4?

C) Injuries will eventually kill the dream & the board should have properly backed Moyes in January - more to the point will they back Moyes in the summer regardless of where we finish?

epsom 5:22 Thu Apr 8
Re: Will we or won't we....
nychammer

Average earnings over the last few years for english teams qualifying for champions league is £75M. Large part is the coefficient which we would not be eligible for.

The difference in premier league earnings by position is about £2M per place. £33M for 4th.

If the club finish 4th in PL and qualify for last 32 of Champions league its worth around £50M, with wins and TV rights in the CL on top of this.

https://www.planetfootball.com/quick-reads/how-much-liverpool-chelsea-man-city-spurs-have-earned-from-the-19-20-cl/

Mike Oxsaw 3:45 Thu Apr 8
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nychammer 3:29 Thu Apr 8

I think it's about a million per position in the league (one of the more knowledgeable posters mentioned it a while back).

The issue facing the board is one of cash flow - they need to buy players up front, but money from European games comes in once the finances are worked out (and games are, hopefully won).

They probably need an additional "float" of 100 million just to drag the squad up to the lowest viable level for European football.

nychammer 3:41 Thu Apr 8
Re: Will we or won't we....
Then again in the Antonio news looks likely we won’t have the fire power for top 4 this year. If only we had a squad (sigh)

nychammer 3:29 Thu Apr 8
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“ I'm sure GSB are burning the midnight oil to try to ensure we miss out on Europe. The Champions League would mean that we need to buy a squad and move heaven and earth to a sign Lingard”

Yes but how much more do we get for finishing 4th and qualifying for CL instead of lower mid table? Isn’t that substantial in itself?

goose 3:02 Thu Apr 8
Re: Will we or won't we....
No Rice for a month or so.
Likely no Antonio again this season.

Massive opportunity pissed up the wall by the owners (again).

Tomshardware 11:14 Thu Apr 8
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We always seem to finish 7th in a 'good' season.

Pedro 12:19 Thu Apr 8
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Will do well to finish 6th but that’s more to do with the quality of the teams around us.

Gut view is

4th Leicester
5th Liverpool
6th West Ham

LeroysBoots 12:06 Thu Apr 8
Re: Will we or won't we....
WBA, Brighton, Burnley, Newcastle, Southampton & Everton

6 wins

Problem Child 9:29 Wed Apr 7
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You’re on drugs mate.

LeroysBoots 9:12 Wed Apr 7
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3rd

4th Liverpool

Chelsea to miss out, Leicester to capitulate

We will win 6 of our last 8 games

joyo 8:35 Wed Apr 7
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Isn't it wonderful that we can discuss a possibility we could finish in a champions league position....the added bonus for me how much this is pissing off the doom and gloom merchants

Mike Oxsaw 5:14 Wed Apr 7
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Media pundit (and UEFA) heads will explode if one or more of Liverpool, Tottenham or Chelsea fail to qualify for Europe.

I expect that words in the fight ear-holes have already been had.

ChillTheKeel 5:09 Wed Apr 7
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I'd have given us a decent shout before Rice got injured. It's not impossible though.

Mike Oxsaw 4:59 Wed Apr 7
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A Covid outbreak at the club would be very convenient for them, just before the Chelsea game...

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