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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 May 2007, 16:34 GMT 17:34 UK
West Ham not to appeal over fine
Javier Mascherano (left) and Carlos Tevez
The double Argentine deal has proved costly for West Ham
West Ham have decided against an appeal over the 5.5m fine over the transfers of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano.

The Hammers were found guilty of acting improperly and withholding vital documentation over the duo's ownership.

The record fine has been criticised by four of the Upton Park outfit's relegation rivals who felt the club should have been deducted points.

Charlton, Fulham, Sheffield United and Wigan are now seeking advice about legal action against the outcome.

606: DEBATE

West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson said: "I think it is now time to draw a line under this matter.

"The fine imposed on us was very significant but we accept that mistakes were made and it is now time to move on."

West Ham need at least a point at Manchester united on Sunday to guarantee their Premiership survival.

But if they lose and Wigan beat Sheffield United then Hammers are almost certain to be relegated.

Magnusson added: "Our intention as a club is to be totally focused on Sunday's game.

"We know that our fate, like every other club, will be decided, where it should be, on the pitch."



Barclays Premier League Table
01 February 2010 22:00
    P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 23 38 54
2 Man Utd 24 36 53
3 Arsenal 24 32 49
4 Tottenham 24 20 42

5 Liverpool 24 16 41

6 Man City 22 14 41
7 Aston Villa 23 13 40
8 Birmingham 23 -1 34
9 Everton 23 -1 32
10 Blackburn 24 -15 28
11 Fulham 23 -2 27
12 Stoke 22 -7 26
13 Sunderland 23 -10 24
14 Wigan 22 -23 22
15 West Ham 23 -9 21
16 Bolton 22 -15 21
17 Wolverhampton 23 -21 21

18 Burnley 23 -23 20
19 Hull 23 -26 20
20 Portsmouth 22 -16 15

SEE ALSO
Clubs warned over Tevez legal bid
09 May 07 |  Premiership
Lamb baffled at Hammers ruling
09 May 07 |  Middlesbrough
West Ham to avoid big points loss
30 Mar 07 |  West Ham Utd
Argentines urged to quit West Ham
05 Oct 06 |  West Ham Utd
West Ham sign Tevez & Mascherano
31 Aug 06 |  West Ham Utd


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