Wednesday, March 18

Anarchy in the UK

West Ham got it spot on in the club statement: "As a club we will strongly resist any attempts to prolong this matter through the courts both to protect our interests and those of the wider game. There is a lot more at stake than the finances of West Ham United and we will do all we can to stop this matter ending in a form of legal anarchy."

Surely any money owed to the players should come from Sheffield United's pay-out? The Guardian has a list of 20 players who might claim today. Does anyone think that the likes of Alan Quinn, Christian Nade and Nick Montgomery would have had lengthy careers in the Premier League? Will handsome Paddy Kenny be sueing over lost image rights?

And now good old Ken Bates, the most popular chairman in football, wants his cut as Sheffield United paid less for players signed from Leeds after relegation. And we all know where he can stick both his blue flag and his white one…

3 comments:

Matt said...

To be fair to Bates, which I don't really like to be, but he is going after Sheff Utd for the money, not us - as arguably the players will have to. It could all get very awkward for the Blades

Matt said...

After talking to my legal team, I am also suing West ham, for these reasons: 1 - Everyone else is, and I don't want to be left out. 2 - if we had been relegated our season tickets would have been cheaper. 3 - Attendances in the Championship would have been lower, so it would have been easier to get a seat in Ken's. 4 - And there would have been shorter queues at the Tube, so I would not have had to spend so much time in the pub after games. 5 - I have been deprived of seeing West Ham players of the quality of David Noble, Sebastian Carole, Daryl Powell, Robbie Stockdale, Andy Melville, Adam Nowland, Gavin Williams, Neil Mellor, Youssef Sofiane, Rufus Brevett, Kevin Horlock, Malky Mackay, Trent McClenahan, Moses Ashikodi, Wayne Quinn, Luke Chadwick, Matthew Kilgallon...all of whom played for us last time we were relegated.

In total, I reckon I am probably entitled to about £200. Plus say £80 for the stress of having to watch Rebrov, and another £20 for Marc Bircham's haircut. Call it £300 then...

Pete May said...

Yes, we could have been watching Christian Dailly captaining the side in League One were it not for Tevezgate, so I'm going to sue too. And I hear Nigel is as well, on the grounds that he couldn't afford Anvil's Eastern European tour through paying Premiership prices...