Friday, 29 January 2010
Now Duxbury Has Gone - Is There No Justice?
This is outrageous, disgraceful, so bloody unfair. The Davids arrive with Karren Brady in tow and suddenly there's no room for Claret and Blue Legend Scott Duxbury. Has the new regime no sense of fairness, no sense of justice, no sense of loyalty? Don't they realise what Scott Duxbury has done for the club?
Look, if it wasn't for Duxbury, we would never have signed Tevez. Duxbury was the in house lawyer who perused the contract that brought the Argies to the club and confirmed that it complied with the rules. Now just imagine if we had never signed Tevez! Where would we be now? What if Duxbury had insisted that Tevez joined on a standard loan and not on the basis of a sexed up contract? We might have missed out on the Argentinian then, missed out on seeing a player, who wasn't quite good enough for Man Utd, make 22 starts for West Ham, scoring a total of 7 goals (a goals to game ratio that compares with Cole's and Harewood's records and unfavourably with Zamora's in a West Ham shirt!) Just imagine where we would be now if Mr Duxbury had not then given oral cuddles to Tevez's advisors, reassuring them that they retained control over their player after Curbishley so unreasonably told Tevez and IKEA that he decided who played for West Ham and when! Bloody hell, if not for Duxbury, we wouldn't have incurred a £6m fine in the first place, not to mention the subsequent £25m compensation payment to Sheffield United!
And imagine, for a moment, where we would be now if Duxbury had waited for judgement on whether further financial punishments were appropraite, BEFORE he agreed to pay the compensation to Sheffield United, admitting culpability in the process, so opening the door to other compensation claims. Some argue that the subsequent ruling, that no further penalties were appropriate, suggest that Duxbury jumped too soon and agreed to the compensation unnecessarily. What rubbish! This guy is a lawyer you know! He knows his stuff! Like he knew that Curbishley would lose his constructive dismissal case! Well, be fair, everybody makes a mistake every now and then don't they? Duxbury is only human!
And remember, Duxbury was on the Board in various capacities as Eggert, Turds and BG steered us towards bankruptcy. It was Duxbury, remember, who told us all that the club was in rude financial health even as the publication of the annual accounts were delayed not once, or twice, but thrice. And it was Duxbury, remember, who gave Ashton a bumper new contract and kept telling us that our star striker would be leading the line anytime soon. And it was Duxbury who promised no players would be leaving last January, just days before Bellyache departed, and Duxbury who told us no first team players would be sold just before Collins left for Villa, and Duxbury who declined a new contract for Green and Duxbury who endorsed the judgement of Nani in bringing Savio and Jimenez to the club and Duxbury who told us that Jimenez was the star we had all been craving and Duxbury who gave interviews to West Ham blogs, proving what a thoroughly open and honest and well intentioned guy he is!
Bloody Sullivan and Gold, how dare they allow Mr Scott Duxbury to walk out of the door? What the hell will I have to write about now?
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:54