Sunday, February 04, 2007

West Ham's Mascherano Troubles

Both The Sunday Mirror and The News of The World today attempt to continue the controversy over Mascherano's ownership.

The Sunday Mirror claim that Eggert Magnusson and the new West Ham owners are prepared to take legal action against Terrance Brown if the club are fined or deducted points over the deals that brought the Argentine stars to West Ham. However the article carries no direct quotes from Magnusson nor cites any sources for its story. File under: 'typical tabloid fabrication'.

The News of The World take a slightly different angle and claim that although until recently third party ownership of players was illegal the rules have recently been relaxed by both FIFA and and the Premier League.

They claim that Premiership chairman will now meet to discuss making the rule far clearer.

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