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Thursday, 25 September 2008

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The conspiracy being hatched

Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe has claimed that an extraordinary arrangement was made between Manchester United and West Ham, which resulted in the Blades' relegation to the Championship in 2007.

United, says McCabe, agreed to let West Ham win at Old Trafford, on the understanding that they would be allowed to buy Carlos Tevez - then a West Ham player. As it turned out, Tevez scored the goal which gave West Ham a 1-0 win, and Sheffield were consigned to the lower leagues.

Sheffield maintained that, had Tevez not been playing for West Ham, then the Hammers, not the Blades, would have gone down - something that had dire financial consequences for McCabe's club.

Last week, a Tribunal, brought under the FA's Rule K, found in favour of the Yorkshire outfit, and ordered the Londoners to hand over £30million of damages.

Now though, McCabe wants another inquiry into, what he is calling, 'match-fixing shenanigans', and has threatened private legal action against both Sir Alex Ferguson and then-chairman of West Ham, Eggert Magnusson, who, he says, engineered the arrangement.

Sheffield United are currently in 15th place in the Championship, whilst West Ham are 6th in the Premiership.

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