talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan uses Bristol City in rant against West Ham

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Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has used Bristol City‘s name to make a point against West Ham United and their survival bid.

The Hammers beat Cypriot side AEK Larnaca 2-0 in the first leg of their UEFA Europa Conference League Round of 16 tie, thanks to a brace from Michail Antonio. David Moyes’ side are involved in a relegation battle at the moment, but have performed well on the continental stage.

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Jordan however believes that survival is the most important to the London side, and that despite the desire for a trophy, remaining in the Premier League should be the priority. Out of all the 24 clubs that Jordan could have chosen that West Ham could play next year if relegated to the Championship, he used the Robins, as a way of making West Ham’s prospects next season sound less glamourless.

“Winning this particular league isn’t going to satisfy West Ham fans if they get relegated,” said Jordan on talkSPORT on Thursday afternoon.

“It shouldn’t be an either or, they shouldn’t be in the situation where they are. The idea that David (Moyes) is now putting up that you constantly have to look at our European achievements are some sort of solace.

“Surely to god the cream in being in the Premier League is far more. I know they want a trophy, I know trophies mean something but is that gonna be a consolation when you’re playing Bristol City away then?”

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Last year, Jordan criticised the business model that the Robins previously used and said they shouldn't be cut any slack for any Financial Fair play punishments. He claimed that City should have not banked on things happening such as player sales or cup runs, and touched upon a wage to turnover ratio. The club themselves are confident that they will avoid any punishments and are in the parameters that will please the EFL.

The 55-year-old revealed in December 2021 that he threw a cup of coffee towards City's financial backer Steve Lansdown and branded him a 'cheat' after feeling incensed in a match between Crystal Palace and Bristol City in 2008. Jamie McCombe struck late against the Eagles when Jordan was chairman, and it was something that also angered Neil Warnock.

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