The West Ham Official Site today published the second part of an interview with West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson. The interview isn't exactly revealing, with Magnusson repeating his ambition to make West Ham one of the top six clubs in England (aren't we already?) and to build a new stadium.
What is perhaps of more immediate interest is that Magnusson repeated the promise that Curbishley will not be forced to sell players if West Ham are relegated,
"We are totally committed to further supporting Alan Curbishley in the transfer market and whatever happens this season we are in control of any dealings we do in the summer.
Of course, there are likely to be changes to what is already a large squad but we will not have to sell any players if we do not wish and are dedicated to investing in the strength of the squad."
Also it is good to see Magnusson single out Mark Noble for special praise,
"We're fully focused on developing young players, as Mark Noble has been an excellent example of this season. He is a product of our highly-respected Academy and an integral part of our plans to maintain our Premiership status.
If he wasn't in the team he'd be in the stands as a supporter and that is the spirit that makes West Ham United such a unique football club."