West Ham United: The Benefits of Relegation

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West Ham United: The Benefits of Relegation
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Last week, West Ham threw away any chance of salvation in a demoralizing defeat to Wigan at DW Stadium.

The Hammers went ahead 2-0 in the first half of the game before losing 3-2 when Charles N'Zogbia scored in the last minute of stoppage time. It was a performance typical of the West Ham season and an appropriate ending.

Beginning in August of 2011, West Ham will take the field at Upton Park as a Championship side, not an EPL team. This fate is both a blessing and a curse.

Here are six reasons why it might ultimately be best for the Hammers play a handful of seasons in the Football League.

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