Hammer-Tastic XIIX: The full guide to the Tevez affair part 1
By Wes Evans
Saturday 27 Sep 2008 09:00:00
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Well, well, well... there's been a lot of worry and numbers thrown around over the Tevez saga in the last few days... but for the lazy among us it's been hard to keep up.

But worry not, lazy-arse. We at UptonSparks are here to help by giving you a blow-by-blow (very funny) account of what's been going on and how it could affect West Ham's chances in the future.

Sheffield United win tribunal

Sheffield United, or to give them their proper name: 'We can't seem to blam ourselves for blowing an 11 point lead before getting relegated' say they have won an independent arbitration decision to gain compensation after being relegated 'because West Ham gained an unfair advantage in fielding Tevez and Mascherano who were illegally registered'.

The sums being kicked around amount to £30m, or to put it playing terms: giving the Hammers a big chance of relegation should they have to sell half their squad.

West Ham prepare an appeal on the independant tribunal decision.

The decision explained

The BBC provides a full round up on what's been going on re the decision, but here are the key points:

- The panel who judged the case was made up of Lord Griffiths, a former President of the MCC, Robert Englehart QC, and Sir Anthony Colman, a former High Court Judge.

- The clubs were forced to go through the arbitration as it would have breached FA rules not to in these matters. They are also quicker than the courts, and away from the harsh media glare (sorry).

- The panel ruled in favour of Sheffield United, so hacve found "West Ham did breach a duty to Sheffield United and should pay damages in an amount sufficient to compensate Sheffield United for the losses it suffered as a result of that breach of duty."

-The compensation is yet to be decided, and a decision will probably come early next year, but could be up to £30m.

- The early chat is West Ham cannot appeal, as  Rule K5c states "the parties shall be deemed to have waived irrevocably any right to appeal, review or any recourse to a court of law" by taking arbitration.

But apparently West Ham could bypass this by going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, as it is tribunal and not a court of law.

-Oh, and Sheffield United are pretty unlikely to be re-instated into the Premier League. Obviously.

If you're interested in reading further, wait for part 2 coming very soon (it's probably already here if you look at the news grid.)

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