Thursday, March 18, 2010

West Ham Players Upset by Contract Breach

The Guardian are reporting that West Ham have stopped paying image rights payments to seven players. The paper says that Kieron Dyer, Matthew Upson, Robert Green and Scott Parker are believed to be among those who have received letters informing them that the payments will stop.

The Guardian claim that image rights often make up ten percent of a player's salary. So West Ham seem to have taken the very risky gamble of upsetting a number of key players by effectively cutting their wages in the midst of a relegation battle.

The players are obviously upset about this. The Guardian says that the legal and financial representatives of the players have contacted West Ham to contest the decision, which they claim breaches contractual obligations.


At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you read the full article it all seems pretty reasonable to me. cant wait to see how the tabloids report it!!

At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the timing is awefull. a loss at arsenal this weekend could put us back into the relegation zone. what the hell are they saying this now for? why cant they leave stuff like this to the end of the season when we know weather we are up or down. i'm really not taking to david sullivan and gold.

also, whilst doing a jedward and putting their names together i noticed you get either 'Gollivan' or 'SOLD'.

SOLD would be more apt as this is probably what will happen to any player with a smidgen of class at the club in the summer.

"BRING BACK BROWN!" teehehe, only kidding!

At 12:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like 7:55 said it seems pretty reasonable to me.
A 'smidgen of class' is about all we've had from our 'stars' this season and if they want to mess with the taxman why should our club (and ultimately us, the paying fans) have to foot the bill.
After recent performances i can't see us getting anything against the Arse anyway
I'm not a great fan of the new landlords but a leaner, meaner, WHU is beginning to appeal to me.


At 3:14 PM, Anonymous Matt G said...

I can see why the club have done this, and appreciate why they are doing it, but yet again, they have done this with all the pulicity, right before a important run of games!
This is what i do not understand, the new owners seem to be contstantly striving to be in the limelight at any cost..... doing things behind closed dorrs, and possibly at better times would be more appropriate.

At 5:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last time they did it before an important game (mind you this last couple of months which one hasn't been an important game?) they went out and won. SOLD are not masters of subtlety exactly but I also can't abide the guardian and they way they reported the Tevez fiasco ie blinkered and bigoted.



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