Hammer-Tastic XIIX: The full guide to the Tevez affair part 2
By Wes Evans
Saturday 27 Sep 2008 09:00:00
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Ok, onto part 2:

West Ham's right to appeal looks shaky

West Ham's decision to appeal to the Court for Arbitration of Sport seems to have fallen foul of official regulations, despite a belief the rules can be circumvented that let they entered into before independent arbitration.

CAS secretary general, Matthieu Reeb, told BBC Sport: "As things stand, CAS would not be able to hear this case.

"We would need agreement from Sheffield United and for Football Association rules to allow an appeal to CAS."

And given Sheffield United would be unlikely to enter into this agreement, unless it offered them the chance of making a lot more money from the case, the chance of appeal looks highly unlikely.

Sheffield United players want to sue Hammers

The saga just rumbles on and on, with the players that went down with the Blades (i.e., those players that weren't good enough to keep their own team up) think they deserve money to compensate for the bonuses they would have got had they stayed up.

Chris Farnell, of IPS Law, the Manchester-based sports law specialists, told the BBC: "I've been contacted by various players with a view to looking at this claim but at this stage I can say no more."

This could add a huge heap of cash to the problem, and could theoretically send West Ham spiralling down the leagues as they are forced to sell players to make up for the loss.

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