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Magnusson calls for third-party ban

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West Ham's chairman appears to none too happy over the drawn-out Tevez saga.

He wants third-party ownership to be banned from football altogether, while the Premier League is also reviewing the issue.

However, other national associations are more tolerant towards it.

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posted Aug 9, 2007

Don't you love the fact that fans of the biggest rule-benders in English football suddenly think they are justified in vilifying us?

Are you scared that we're on the road to bigger and better things?

Of course, if your lot had beaten us at home on the last day of the season then there would be no arguments, would there? ;)

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posted Aug 9, 2007

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Star, I'm sure you make some very pertinent points there.

Unfortunately, I fell asleep about 3 sentences into your barely-literate post and only woke up just now when my cigarette stub fetched me a particularly vicious burn just between my knuckles.

Will read your post again in about an hour to guarantee a good night's sleep. Better than Horlicks, you are. Keep up the good work. <laugh>

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posted Aug 10, 2007

So timeisrelative, you can play a player under an illegal contract but somehow they are eligible - it certainly is the stance that PFA are taking. Interesting point you make there. Not. It is for that reason I have criticised the PFA but you are clearly to dumb to understand or maybe you do and you think that going back to the simplistic approach the Hammers and the PFA have taken you think most people of average intelligence (not you) don't see through it. You don't belong to the PFA by any chance do you? Let me spell it out to you - every team that Tevez and Mascherano was offered to went nowhere near the contract because they thought the contract was dodgy and so it proved. So therefore they didn't go for it. Had they known they wouldn't get penalised by the PFA because they are gutless Man United would have bitten their hand off. I stated he was ineligible because although OFFICIALLY eligible he shouldn't have been declared that because he was bound by an illegal contract and his registration should have been rescinded which would have made him ineligible. Get it now???

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posted Aug 10, 2007

When will Tevez actually join Man U?
This is dragging on.
I thought it was sorted.

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posted Aug 10, 2007

West Ham have backed down. United paid 10 million for Tevez services for 2 years, WHU got 2 mill. Also if it were a loan freom WHU, then he wouldn't be able to play against WHU, this is not the case. Finally WHU wouldn't receive a penny of the propsed additional fee for United to buy the player outright. I think you're leaving in a dream world if you beleive that WHU are receiving the bulk of the fee.

The Howard thing was perhaps not in the spirit of the rules, without actually breaking them. It's not like we were caught doing something wrong then escaped with a smack on the wrists, as well as having literally the most dubious goal allowed I've ever seen. If this were Italy i'd have assumed corruption were at the heart of it.

West Ham stink, I hope they go down and then go bust on the back of paying Neill 70k/week.

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posted Aug 10, 2007

oh charlie.west ham go down dont think so armchair boy incidently are you sure mummy and daddy know your on here.As for goals mr popular remember when carrol got lobbed against spurs and the linesman did the usual cold trafford blind man trick

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posted Aug 10, 2007

bettsy - Are you stalking me?

I don't think the Roy Carroll 'goal' is in the same league frankly. Linesman, was miles away and bottled it on that occassion. Your 'goal' was offside, and didn't cross the line, and it was a hell of a lot more important, what's more the linesman was in line with the goal, it seems dodgy.

My mum lives in Portugal, and my dad in N. Yorks, so they probably don't know, no.

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posted Aug 10, 2007

stalking you no!
if memory serves me correctly charlie the 2 pts spurs were cheated out of kept them out of europe so i would say it was very important.listen charlie i dont know who you support and frankley i dont care, you at times make some really valid points but what is really annoying is the way you constantly attack west ham,if all you are going to do is write spiteful childish sh.t then you must expect to be villified i am not the only west ham fan you annoy,

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posted Aug 11, 2007

I think the whole tevez saga was just about using a premiership club west ham, for letting tevez display his skills which of course he did for whufc, obviously, but in the end, he just wanted to much too quick as any greedy player does. It wasn't about third party transfers or anything like that it was more about kia jorabchian and tevez lining their pockets. If tevez did have a three year contract with the hammers, then why oh why did we let him go on a free, more importantly why on earth did the premier league not make man u pay west ham the normal fee for a signed player.

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posted Aug 11, 2007

Bettsy - In fairness I'm most angry at the PL. I got angry with WHU fans over their pompous attitude on the Tevez saga. In fairness your chairman seems to have just wanted the whole thing to go away from watching his comments on Footie Focus, and I think his hardline "our player" stance was as a result of PL pressure. Still I think you got away with a fast one.

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