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Filed: Thursday, 10th May 2007
By: Matthew O'Greel


Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan has asked the Premier League to provide documentary evidence confirming that West Ham United's earlier agreement with Kia Joorabchian has been terminated.

Gobshite Whelan - who was told by the League yesterday morning that there was no chance of any proposed legal action bieng successful - responded by calling on the league to prove that Tevez's contract was now satisfactory.

In a letter to the League - also (unsurprisingly) leaked to the press - he said:

"Could I remind you of the meeting, which you requested, held at the Wigan Athletic training ground on 1st May 2007, between yourself, our Chief Executive, Brenda Spencer, our Manager, Paul Jewell, and myself at which you clearly stated that the West Ham Chief Executive looked you square in the eye and told you blatant lies regarding the contracts of the Argentinian players. Are you being told lies again?

"In your e-mail of 8th May 2007 sent to all Premier League clubs, you state that assurances were received in a satisfactory form from West Ham.

"Surely the contract can only be terminated by both parties? Could we see concrete evidence, i.e. written confirmation that this contract had been cancelled by both parties and furthermore, was this termination completed before Saturday the 28th April 2007, the day West Ham played Tevez at the JJB Stadium?

"We await an urgent reply."

Meanwhile Sheffield United Chairman McCabe has promised that his club will take legal action should they be relegated on Sunday afternoon, whilst Middlesbrough's chief executive Keith Lamb - whose club were docked three points by the Premier League for failing to fulfil a fixture some years ago - added somewhat unsportingly that he would 'be smiling on Sunday if West Ham are relegated'.

The Premier League's Richard Scudamore has said yesterday morning:

"The Premier League were always very confident that their rules have been adhered to in terms of how the commission was convened and how the whole issue was resolved.

"That commission have decided on the punishment. West Ham pleaded guilty to the charges and the commission. There is no doubt that in terms of the process the rules have been followed and that is the end of the matter."





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by Gabers
12:46PM 10th May 2007
''Three new enemy clubs! I wish nothing but hatred upon all three for eternity!''

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