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Quashie's parting shot

Filed: Thursday, 26th November 2009
By: Staff Writer

Nigel Quashie has accused West Ham of treating him unfairly.

The midfielder joined MK Dons on loan earlier this week but still couldn't resist taking a swipe at the club that has paid him in excess of 1million in wages for each of the last three seasons - during which he has made a total of eight appearances.

"I want to enjoy my football somewhere where I feel wanted by the boss - and by someone who knows how to handle players and get the best out of people," he told the Milton Keynes Citizen.

"The situation at West Ham is that I came back in the summer, got fit, played in their pre-season matches but then ended up with the kids every day. But I was playing quite well in the reserves and the reserve team manager was happy with me.

"Gianluca Nani, the director of football, was also happy with me and the DVDs were passed along to the first team. They could see I was playing well, yet I was told to remain back at home and pick up my wages.

"It hurts because I am telling the utmost truth and I've done nothing wrong. I was treated very unfairly."

Quashie, who has joined the Dons on loan for the next six weeks admitted that the step down in class would be new ground for him, whilst adding that his main aim is getting some much-missed match practise under his belt.

"My general plan is to get fit and start enjoying playing once again because I don't enjoy just sitting at home," he added. "I just need to try and get a few games under my belt and I want to be as professional as I can.

"I want to be respectable to the other players at the football club. I haven't played at this level of football before but it is something I have to accept at this moment."

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by Steve Page
01:43PM 28th Nov 2009
''To be fair to the guy, I think he's got a point. It must be baffling to be continually overlooked, and although he's been paid handsomely for doing so, I'm sure that there are many footballers who would rather be playing every week than sitting each game out. Not the greatest player ever, by a long chalk, but he seems like an honest pro and I wish him well.''

by gjf
08:49AM 28th Nov 2009
''He was never good enough to play at this level in the first place, a mediocre Championship player at best!''

by g portugal
09:41AM 27th Nov 2009
''From a wages point of view obviously he can't have any complaints picking up 1mil a year for doing nothing, but he's got a point about the way the club have dealt with moving him on. Not great, as was the case with Bowyer.''

06:41PM 26th Nov 2009
''Maybe if you weren't a useless footballer you would get a chance at West Ham. Another inspired signing by Curbs! The fact that he couldn't even get a game at Wolves and Brum last year shows he wasn't good enough, never was in my opinion and 5 million quid of wasted money by Curbs (transfer fee and wages). Get him gone!''

by hibs
04:57PM 26th Nov 2009
''What another Eggy terrible buy, the reason he was not in the first team was because he is just not Premier League class. Still 1m a season, not bad for sitting at home playing your PS3...''

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