Hammers Flying High In Fair Play League

AFTER their fine start to the Premier League season, West Ham United have also performed well in the Barclays Premiership Fair Play League.

The results take into account all games played up to and including the end of September.

In the Barclays Premiership Fair Play League the Hammers currently lie in fifth place with an average score of 8.42. This League is calculated on the behaviour of the Hammers players on the pitch and takes into account everything from red and yellow cards to players' behaviour towards officials and opponents.

Hammers are fairing even better in the Supporter Behaviour League though, currently occupying second place with an average score of 9.50. This League is based on reports complied by Match Delegates on the behaviour of West Ham United supporters at matches.

West Ham United Managing Director Paul Aldridge said: "This is a great achievement on the part of both the players and supporters of West Ham United.

"The support the team has received from Hammers fans this season, both at home and away has been magnificent and the Club would like to thank all its fans for their tremendous performance so far.

"As many supporters will know, the Club has been the subject of reduced allocations for some away matches because of our supporters persistently standing during games.

"The Club would like to thank fans for their continued efforts to help eradicate this problem.

"Now with the inclusion of the Access Control System and comprehensive CCTV coverage throughout the Boleyn Ground we are making every effort to stamp out persistent standing inside Upton Park.

"However, West Ham United will continue to be monitored throughout the season by the Premier League and local authorities, and hopefully we can build on our recent progress both on and off the pitch."