A team of Cambridge Professors has discovered a new Law, a variant on the old Sod's Law. Leading Academic and Doctor of Probability Lee Vitout explained: "Sod's Law states that if something CAN go wrong, then it WILL go wrong. For example a piece of buttered toast dropped from a plate will always fall butter side down. However, our research has revealed the need for a sub law, the Law of Sod with knobs on. The new law, established following a ten year study of West Ham United Football Club states, "'Even if it CAN'T go wrong, it WILL go wrong'."
He continued: "How else can you explain sacking Harry Redknapp, who has since gone on to be one of the most successful English managers in the game, leading local rivals into the Champions League? And replacing him with Glenn Roeder?"
"How can you develop the core of the England national side through your youth team and still get relegated?"
"How can you be taken over by a billionaire and then find yourself on the brink of bankruptcy?"
"How can the signing of two great Argentinian players blow up in your face?"
"And how can you climb off the foot of the table, only for Birmingham to secure a draw against Manchester United with a last minute goal from Ian Bowyer, Fulham win away for the first time in God knows how long, Wigan equalise against Arsenal with an own goal when down to ten men, and Wolves win at Anfield?"
"That's not possible is it? That's not Sod's Law, that is West Ham's Law!"