Sunday, February 18, 2007


Eggie gets shirty

Two articles - maybe Eggie got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?

c+p sky sports

West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson is considering legal action as the club waits to see whether they will be docked points.

Argentine duo Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez joined The Hammers in August in a deal which initially raised hopes of UEFA Champions League football, but could now threaten the club's Premiership status.

They were brought to the Premiership by businessman Kia Joorabchian and his investment company MSI, who own the rights to the duo.

However, West Ham could be penalised if they are found guilty of breaching Premier League regulations, which prevent the signing of players owned by a third party who could have the 'ability materially to influence a club's policies or the performance of its teams'.

West Ham are now anxiously waiting to discover their fate but new owner Eggert Magnusson may decide to launch a lawsuit if the club is hit by a points deduction, as the deal transpired under the regime of former chairman Terence Brown.

"We are awaiting developments before we talk about lawsuits and suing," a spokesman told The Daily Express.

In the 1990s the Football Association accepted Sir Alan Sugar's argument that Tottenham's 12-point penalty for irregular loan payments should be wiped out because they occurred during the reign of previous owners.


c+p theworldgame

West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson has criticised former manager Alan Pardew and claimed there had been a growing rift in the Upton Park dressing room.

Pardew was sacked as Hammers boss in December after a series of bad results and was replaced days later by Alan Curbishley who left The Valley last northern summer after almost 15 years in charge of Charlton.

The pair will come face to face next weekend with both sides desperate for points in a relegation battle at The Valley.

Magnusson told the News of the World: "There was no purpose to talk about it publicly at the time."

"But the key factor was something was just not right in the dressing room."

"Tension had been building between the players and the manager for a while."

"There was a cancer we had to cut off."

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