West Ham To Issue FA With £10.5m Compensation Claim

Chris Wright

30th, November 2010

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By Chris Wright

The Sun have set about thawing everybody’s snow-bound cockles this chill winter’s morn, with a heart-warming tale of career-ending injury and resultant financial vengeance.

According to the red top, West Ham are ready to hand the FA a £10.5 million legal writ as the club chase compensation for the ankle injury that former Hammers striker Dean Ashton suffered on England duty that effectively ended his career a year or so ago at the depressingly young age of 26.

Ashton splintered his ankle during a training session ahead of England’s clash with Greece

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  1. Duncan Ferguson says:

    fa set a worrying precedent when they gave the kopites 500k when stevie got a boo-boo

  2. hollis says:

    Duncs is spot on. Ashton could’ve realistically gone on to be a West Ham legend, providing much needed goals that may have put West Ham firmly mid-table over the past few years. The potential lost revenue from league position payouts combined with the FA paying Liverpool an obscene amount for Stevie G missing a few months really makes West Ham look justified in asking for an insurance payout and contract termination penalty fee.

    Classless, but justified. As for the cynic’s view, I agree. West Ham could certainly use the cash, and it would be irresponsible to pass up the opportunity. Especially when there is also the opportunity to call the FA out on making a massive error in paying Liverpool.

  3. upper90magazine says:

    Interesting events…what is interesting is would West Ham be in the state they are now if they still had a fully fit Ashton?

    Have a read of…

    West Ham and the ‘Pack’: The race to avoid the Christmas Curse!

    http://upper90magazine.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/west-ham-and-the-pack-race-to-avoid-the-christmas-curse/

  4. […] million (£8 million in insurance, £2.5 million to cover Ashton’s contract termination fee) compensation claim, which they reportedly plan to issue to the FA over the course of the next few weeks. […]

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