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Tuesday, September 5

West Ham

I know we covered this last week but it just is so ridiculous their unveiling needs a mention.

Striker Tevez justified his move to Upton Park. He said: "First and foremost West Ham were very interested in our services and made us a firm offer and the chance to play in the Premier League which were important factors in why we chose to come to West Ham." Mascherano insisted: "It was a boyhood dream of ours to come to England. You want to go where you are going to be most wanted."

Pardew stated "These are two guys on the world stage who have come to us in a manner which is undisclosed and has some mystery around it." Meanwhile the Daily Mail reported that this Joorabchian fella is a business failure with precarious finances

I think this whole thing will blow up and could spell the end for West Ham. I doubt he has a sound financial base to buy West Ham. Therefore, he brings in two world class players to woo the supporters and prempt any opposition to his bid. He then buys the club presumably with a web of holding companies blurring a clear picture of his finances. Bang a year later he sells Tevez and Maschareno for a nice little profit, takes the money (the terms of the contracts are not disclosed, methinks the sports agency retains any profit on subsequent sales whilst West Ham gets use of players) and saddles the club with his debt involved in buying club or more likely one of the holding companies involved goes bankrupt and WestHam is taken over by creditors / lose their ground.


  • I was angry last week when I read Gill saying that Mascherano did not interest United (which you know can't be true). That was until I read allegations over the weekend that any deal for both players had to involve a clause saying they must play in every game.
    Will be interesting to keep an eye on that one. Especially with Tevez as West Ham have some other decent strikers.

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 2:20 PM  

  • Does this mean they can skip training and tell Pardew to f%$k off? Didn't much care for him before but now respect even less. This can only hurt his career.

    If he were a real man he'd walk away rather than put on a smile and tell the supporters to rejoice.

    By Blogger Chris P, at 3:00 PM  

  • Blue Horseshoe loves West Hame United.

    By Blogger Glazer Shmazer, at 3:03 PM  

  • That "we must play" clause could be tabloid rubbish of course but, after the events of last week, nothing seems impossible with this deal does it?

    I'd be reluctant to slam Pardew about this until I knew it were true though.

    I actually respect the guy. He took terrible stick from West Ham fans(not the best bunch to receive it from either) when West Ham were shit in The Championship a few years ago but stuck in there and has built a very decent team.

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 4:23 PM  

  • No doubt these young lads Tevez and Mascherano were tempted to West Ham for the opportunity to learn at the slippers of an old pro like RediTed. If they can keep up with his pace and hear his instructions above the squeak of his Zimmer Frame, they'll be able to draw on that experience all through their careers. And when at the end of the season they're ready to move on, they'll be able to buy out their contacts with their White City winnings(RediTed's commission deducted of course).

    Pardew does look a decent sort of chap. If this is as shady as it seems, there's always going to be a vacancy for someone with his record. When the hammer of shame comes down and these two are sold on to Chelsea next season, he can walk. You really think the mafiosi consulted him?

    By Blogger gooner71, at 5:27 PM  

  • No, I think he's putting on a good face for the media. To John's point maybe the have to play clause is total rubbish. If that is the case though, no manager could assert his authority. If it really is the case, he should leave on principle.

    By Blogger Chris P, at 6:39 PM  

  • This is still mindblowing - i just posted my Chelsea conspiracy theory in the other post but now see there is more to it. I like Pardew, he has done well at a club where he was one game from the sack. This is wrong though and this financier shouldnt be allowed to runa club, 3 dates of birth???? West Ham are crazy to sell to this guy and clearly these lads are here for one year only -

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 10:36 AM  

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