West Ham's Carroll & Anton in Trouble
According to the Daily Mail West Ham goalkeeper Roy Carroll is battling drinking and gambling problems. They quote Alan Pardew as saying,
"We are aware that Roy has problems and we are fully supporting him in any way we can," Pardew said.
"He has gone about tackling the issues in the right way and is seeking expert help to sort him out. I understand he will leave the clinic today (Wednesday) and will be back in training with us on Thursday."
Anton Ferdinand will appear before magistrates in Redbridge on Friday relating to an alleged incident outside Faces nightclub in Ilford, east London, on October 2. Anton's agents have issued the following statement,
"We confirm that Anton Ferdinand, the West Ham and England under-21 international, has today been charged with assault. Anton looks forward to having the opportunity to explain in court the incident and nature of his actions on the night in question, October 2 2006.
He maintains his innocence and believes his actions were justified and that because of this he believes he has not done anything wrong."