But Hughes getting his money will mean yet another multi-million pound payout by Rangers, who spent more than £20m last month in an attempt to avoid relegation.
‘In addition to vast public and media awareness, the club has generated significant funds, with supporters digging deep time and time again as well to give generously to such a worthy cause.
For the past three years the logo of the Bobby Moore Fund, which raises funds for research into bowel cancer in memory of England and West Ham’s World Cup-winnng captain, has adorned the club’s boys’ and girls’ shirts.
But it was Birmingham’s second booking for Dann’s trip on Parker 20 yards out which led directly to West Ham’s opener.
Predictably, Lee Bowyer was the first player to go into referee Mike Dean’s book for taking away the legs of Diamanti.
During their arraignment, a federal judge granted a request that Phua and 77up his son, a co-defendant, stay with a Las Vegas doctor and poker enthusiast while awaiting an Aug.
“In fact, he stayed here.”
“He had access to an aircraft that can fly anywhere in the world,” Chesnoff said of Phua, who has an estimated worth of as much as $400 million.
Others, such as Dietmar Hamann, Keith Gillespie, Matthew Etherington and Michael Chopra became compulsive gamblers.
Hamann, who won the European Cup with Liverpool in 2005, once dropped £288,400 in a single sitting by spread betting on the number of runs scored in a cricket match.
Co-owner David Sullivan may feel the likeable Italian could be ‘too nice’ for the rigours of a relegation battle, but his players are clearly appreciative of their manager.
And when Carlton Cole headed his side’s second after the break, Zola got the vindication he had been hoping for.
Mido, making his first start, testing Joe Hart with a header before James Tomkins forced goalkeeper Hart into a save with a 25-yard drive.
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The FA have used their 150 years of history condensed into 150 seconds showreel, complete with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s excellent commentary, at successive anniversary functions.
Bizarrely, 1966 World Cup-winning manager Sir Alf Ramsey receives no mention although Sven Goran Eriksson is deemed worthy of a namecheck even in the brief timeframe.
His cross was a peach, as was Cole’s run to get ahead of Dann before heading home at the near post from inside the six-yard box.
Hughes is only looking to receive the £4.5m-plus left on his contract.
West Ham made their presence felt early on. Who says nice guys cannot be winners? The encouraging signs from the home side soon had McLeish barking the orders and the first response came from Cameron Jerome, who picked up a loose ball in the West Ham box before chipping it over Robert Green from a tight angle.
Commercial Director Barry Webber added: ‘A lot of hard work has gone into the completion of this Agreement and we are delighted to have stepped up our relationship with Alpari.
And any nerves were calmed in the 67th minute when Valon Behrami released Julien Faubert down the right.