Paul Robinson has told West Ham and the other bottom five clubs to “suck it up and get on with it” as the Premier League meets today to vote on the neutral venues’ proposal.
The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, urged the Premier League to be brave in its decision as it is nearly impossible to keep all teams happy.
The Premier League has warned it’s 20 clubs against voting down the neutral venues’ proposal that would see the remaining fixtures played in 8-10 non-affiliated stadiums.
The bottom six – Villa, Watford, Bournemouth, Brighton, Norwich and the Hammers have opposed the suggestion as they believe to lose home advantage undermines the integrity of the competition.
Although the relegation-threatened sides are vocally against the idea, Robinson insists the clubs will fall in line if the governing body rules it so.
“Of course teams will always be unhappy because their stadium was not used but you cannot keep everybody happy,” he told Football Insider.
“Unfortunately, they have just got to suck it up and get on with it.
“The league needs to be brave enough, when the time is right, to make a decision.
“Everyone needs to toe the line and get on with that decision – whatever it may be. Everybody has to play by the rules.”
As revealed by Sky Sports, every Premier League side, bar Southampton, Chelsea and Wolves have a higher points average at home this season.
The neutral venue proposal would see The Irons lose home advantage for games against Wolves, Aston Villa, Watford, Burnley and Chelsea.
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