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Legal action imminent?

Filed: Friday, 4th May 2007
By: Matthew O'Greel

Wigan, Sheffield United, Fulham and Charlton have confirmed they are seeking legal advice with view to suing the Premier League for not docking points from West Ham.

A statement released on behalf of the four clubs tonight confirmed that they are seeking advice with view to legal action, although an announcement on that will not be made until next Monday.

"You should understand we are separately in the process of obtaining legal advice arising out of the terms of the decision," the statement read.

"You can expect to hear from us in relation to this in the early part of next week. In the meantime, all our rights in that respect are reserved."

The statement - no doubt delivered in a thinly veiled attempt to unsettle the Hammers ahead of tomorrow's must-win match against Bolton - follows comments from both Wigan and Sheffield United slamming the League for refusing to dock points from the Hammers for infringing league rules with regard to third party ownership.

Wigan's Dave Whelan has called for United to be docked 10 POINTS, whilst Sheffield United' Kevin McCabe confirmed earlier that the Blades 'have some excellent and reputable lawyers who have been looking at this matter for a week'.

The Premier League have also taken legal advice and, according to rumours, have been informed that their position is unassailable.

West Ham United Chairman Eggert Magnusson has refused to comment until the current season - which reaches its climax next Sunday - has finished.

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by Hammer1980
09:28AM 5th May 2007
''Although we should have been docked points, the fact is we weren't. If Whelan and his bitter allies have a problem they should take it up with the league, not WHU. We've been given our punishment already, TOO BAD IF THEY DONT LIKE IT!''

by Murph
09:14PM 4th May 2007
''They are whinning because they need a way to stay up. If we keep our form I think that it will be Wigan or Fullham going down, and they are freaking out because of it. we've got to shut down Bolton tomorrow. COME ON YOU IRONS!''

by Miki
08:38PM 4th May 2007
''Enjoy the championship, Whelan - you deserve it for such sour grapes. I find the whole thing digusting. Arsenal should sue us too for ruining their unbeaten record at the Em - life is so unfair!''

by Ray Mills
07:24PM 4th May 2007
''This is rather sad, football should be played on the field, not the courtroom. Sore losers.''

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