Friday, April 27, 2007


Fine not points likely

Maybe Dave will put more credence in the Times :)

West Ham United are likely to be found guilty and fined when an FA Premier League inquiry announces its verdict today on charges that they acted improperly and withheld vital documentation in the transfers of Carlos Tévez and Javier Mascherano.

The club vigorously defended charges during a hearing in London that lasted just a few hours yesterday and are likely to escape a points deduction.

Jim Sturman, QC, argued before a three-man independent panel that the club were not influenced by Kia Joorabchian, the businessman who owned the rights of the Argentina players, and could have moved them on when he wanted. The club, however, failed to provide relevant documentation for the transfers in August

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