Paintsil Refused Entry to UK
According to Kumb John Paintsil has been refused re-entry into the UK because he did not have his work permit documents with him when returning from international duty. It is hoped that he will be able to sort this out before the Portsmouth game as Tyrone Mears is injured.
The Takeover Panel yesterday rebuked West Ham for not informing the London Stock Exchange that they had been in talks with Eggert Magnusson about a takeover. The Times reports that West Ham have turned down an offer of £60 million. West Ham were quick to issue a statement today confirming the Magnusson bid.
Alan Pardew has admitted for the first time that West Ham's refusal to listen to Arsenal's inquiry on the last day of the transfer window about Reo-Coker may have annoyed the West Ham captain,
"I’m not saying that it has not affected him.There was an inquiry. He stayed. Any club in the country would be interested in him. I am hoping we move forward enough to fulfil the ambitions he has for himself. We all want to win trophies. Unfortunately, if you don’t see a chance of that, you move on."
Pardew's comments could well be in response to the lies that were published in the press claiming that Reo-Coker threw away his captain's armband after being substituted in West Ham's last match.