Fot the Attention of Henry Winter
Henry Winter of The Daily Telegraph apparently persuaded the FA Tribunal that West Ham would not have beaten Man Utd without Tevez. The arbitration panel seemed to accept that amazing clairvoyance on Winter's part and also ignore the fact that West Ham would have stayed up anyway without Tevez's goal.
Obviously Winter and the arbitration panel ignored the fact that West Ham picked up more points when Tevez wasn't playing for the team than when he was.
West Ham without Tevez:
P12 W4 D3 L5 Points per game: 1.25
West Ham with Tevez:
P26 W8 D2 L16 Points per game: 1
According to the BBC West Ham are planning to approach the Court of Arbitration for Sport about the tribunal's ruling. The BBC claim that West Ham can actually do this. By agreeing to the arbitration (in fact West Ham could do nothing but agree) West Ham are not able to appeal the decision in a court of law. CAS is not a court of law so West Ham are able to appeal the decision there.
The BBC say this move by West Ham is likely to delay the tribunal's compensation decision, which was probably going to be announced early next year.