Earlier this week we published an article that questioned whether the decision to play our last ever game at the Boleyn Ground on a weeknight rather than a weekend was the biggest injustice to our season – you can read that here.
But we think we may have found an ever bigger injustice to what is already a historic season, but could have also been the club’s most successful in its history.
We all know how much we’ve been robbed of refereeing decisions over the past few months.
The penalty that never was at Old Trafford, the penalty that should’ve been a free-kick at Chelsea, Kouyate’s red card for a fair tackle against Palace, Lanzini’s offside goal against Arsenal that was onside… the list goes on and on and on and on.
It has cost us points. Points that perhaps wouldn’t have meant a great deal had we been competing in mid-table.
Instead, these incompetent decisions from referees this season may have in-fact cost us a place in the Champions League next season.
We’re currently eight points off fourth place with four games to play, but had referees done their jobs properly we’d actually be second and eight points clear of fifth – just one win away from mathematically securing our place in the biggest club competition in the world.
Instead, we’re now hoping teams above us drop points while we cling on to a place in the top six.
Have a look at the league table below – this really is the biggest injustice to West Ham’s historic season. And how much has it cost us in potential income?