By Dan Plumley

20th Oct, 2022 | 4:10pm

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Dan Plumley has insisted that West Ham United would gain a financial benefit from being part of a new Premier League documentary proposed.

The Finance Expert admitted that the pros outweighed the cons with the cost-benefit set to be high for clubs, with only minimal risks involved at the London Stadium and elsewhere.

David Moyes raised concerns after being questioned on a similar documentary to Formula One’s Drive to Survive on Netflix which has done so well in years gone by.

“You balance the risk up with that side of things in terms of when you let the cameras in,” he exclusively told West Ham Zone.

“Whatever the risks are, you’re looking at the windfall at the other side of that. I think there is that little bit of a risk, but we also know that these documentaries will also be checked and watered down in many ways, so you’ll get some snippets of the really interesting stuff, but you’re not going to get everything.

“If you look at the rewards, you’d say most clubs will be on board as it’s a relatively good reward for relatively low risk, in those ways you’re talking money and exposure, so if the deal is signed at league level, you will anticipate a proportion of that would be distributed to each club which is the financial benefit and the wider exposure is you’re part of that documentary and your club is in the spotlight of millions of people who will watch it.

“Cost-benefit, risk and rewards – the pros likely outweigh the cons.”

Moyes may have his concerns but others at the club will be rubbing their fingers together.

GSBK have never turned away from a new windfall and likely wouldn’t turn their noses up at this one either, with the chance to go global in the documentary.

The success of Amazon documentaries following the likes of Leeds, Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester City has been through the roof in recent years.

Could a league-wide one blow them out of the window? It’s likely.