On the final day of the season when all looked lost for West Ham they completed an amazing survival.
Wigan, Blackpool and Birmingham were all docked 10 points as crowds rushed onto the pitches in their games to celebrate supposed survival in the League - all were shocked by this loss of points and would be appealing.
Trevor Brooking, speaking on behalf of the FA, made it clear there was no room for an appeal. 'The deduction of ten points for these teams is the least they could have expected. If they are unable to control their fans they must take the consequences.'
West Ham fans who had just witnessed their team lose the final game of the season were ecstatic at this surprise news. Several were due to win millions after having laid bets today that West Ham would not go down. Karren Brady, one of the lucky ones, said the Hammers could now buy any footballer in the world.
'Never say die' one fan remarked. 'Trev turned in a header at the last moment to win us our deserved place in the Premier league.'