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Upson tight-lipped on future

Filed: Sunday, 20th December 2009
By: Staff Writer

Matthew Upson has refused to be drawn on his immediate future following a string of rumours suggesting he is about to leave West Ham United.

The current club captain, whose contract expires in July 2010 has refused to sign a new deal leadding to a flurry of speculation suggesting he is set to leave the club in next month's transfer window.

When asked about the rumours by the BBC's Jonathan Pierce following this afternoon's 1-1 draw with Chelsea, Upson, who is 31 next April, refused to either confirm or deny rumours of an imminent departure, saying:

"That's a difficult question because there's so many thangs that are outside of my contol and things that may happen.

All I've got to focus on is the next game, getting myself right and being in the best form I can and hoping we pick up some points for West Ham."

The England defender, who made a welcome return to action against Chelsea earlier today also criticised the decision to award a penalty against him for a suppposed foul on xxx in today's game.

I got the ball cleanly so I'm very disappointed with the linesman's decision really," he said. "I think it was the one that swayed the referee to give the penalty."

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by Michael Brennan
03:01PM 22nd Dec 2009
''According to the official site Upson signed a 4.5 year deal in Jan 2007.That makes his contract expiry 2011.''

by g portugal
01:16PM 21st Dec 2009
''Using Upson to finance bringing in new players would be one of the dumbest moves ever made in professional sport. I don't care if we brought in a striker who could get us 15 goals between now and May with the fee from Upson's sale. What difference would it make if we were to concede 2 to 3 goals a game after Upson's departure?

Selling Upson would mean one thing and one thing only : RELEGATION, likely followed by administration. If Upson is sold then you can expect others to go as it would be clear that the owners are just sucking as much cash out of the club before plunging it into administration.

Upson is the first domino which is why from a supporters' point of view he cannot be sold. If he is sold, it is well and truly goodnight. And time for supporters of the club, and especially season ticket holders, to file a class action lawsuit against the owners. The incompetent vermin who own this club must be held accountable, including to the law.''

by chuffster
09:59AM 21st Dec 2009
''A disappointly vague response!

p.s- there's so many thangs that are outside of my contol, is he suddenly a jive talker? :P''

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