Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Fair Play Ashton
Just thought we should club together and congratulate Dean Ashton on securing that five year contract paying £65,000 a week. I am sure he had absolutely no idea that he was still suffering problems with that ankle when he made his mark on the contract.
Suggestions that he was threatening to leave on a Bosman or buy himself out of his contract, if not offered a new deal (with Tottenham rumoured to be interested), are surely well wide of the mark. Why would Ashton put a gun to our head if he had suspicions that he might not fully recover from that injury? That would be dishonest. That would be taking advantage. That would be exploiting the fans who pay his salary!
Dean would never do that would he? Let's face it, we would all have done the same in his position anyway, so how can anybody complain?
Good on you Dean, well done my son. True, we may have to sell Parker or Cole in the summer to cover the cost of your wages, but that's hardly your concern. I mean, you support Manchester United don't you, so why should what happens to West Ham be any concern of yours?
So, on behalf of all West Ham fans Dean, I want you to know that we do not begrudge you the £13,520,000 you will earn over the next 4 years without kicking a ball. Nor do we resent the £3,380,000 you have already pocketed from that contract extension. You deserve every penny mate after making a total of 43 starts for the club. God bless you son.
Posted by Hammersfan at 18:44