West Ham Go To CAS
West Ham have issued a statement to confirm that they are drafting an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland in relation to the case involving the club and Sheffield United. The statement draws attention to the arbitration panel's conclusion that Carlos Tevez single handily saved West Ham from relegation.
"The club can confirm that while we respect the judgement of the FA arbitration panel, we do not accept that one player's contribution can be placed over that of the team as a whole nor used as the basis for judging the results of a 38-game season.
This ruling undermines the significant efforts of our entire playing squad and coaching staff over the duration of the 2006/07 Premier League season and does not take sufficient account of the performances of the other 19 clubs in the competition."