Star West Ham Man Unhappy

Last updated : 25 July 2007 By Editor


"We [West Ham] have always been seen as the second favourite club of many other people, but we are certainly not now with Sheffield United, and others.

"Hopefully, we will see the back of it very shortly. Tevez will go. There was never any real belief that he and Mascherano would stay, anyway.

"The way the deal was structured was a joke — the intention was always to move the players on. It was bad, and maybe the club were lucky to get away with a fine. Arguably a financial penalty was better from a Premier League point of view than deducting a team two or three points. It's such a twisted and tortuous tale and I feel sorry for the fans."