McCarthy has no Hammers regrets


Benni McCarthy of West Ham United...... -------------------- Nicky Hayes / BPI Barclays Premier League West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers 21 August 2010 Javier Garcia +447887794393 info@backpageimages.com http://www.backpageimages.com

Hammers flop Benni McCarthy has no regrets that he joined West Ham.

Speaking to Four Four Two magazine McCarthy, who is now doing some coaching at Scottish club Hamilton, said: “No, I have no regrets.  West Ham is a great club with fantastic fans. I was going to join them from Porto in 2005. Everything had been agreed and I was even in London sitting at Upton Park, ready to sign for Alan Pardew. Porto just needed to fax confirmation. Instead they faxed they didn’t want to sell me.”

Purchased for £2.5m by Zola from Blackburn the Hammers eventually agreed to pay McCarthy off £1.5 million to terminate his contract. During his 16 months he made only 14 appearances, failed to score a single goal and was fined £200,000 for failing to lose weight.

On his departure Karren Brady used her newspaper column to dismiss him as a “big fat mistake” and said he had cost the club more than £5 million. She wrote that McCarthy had apologised and hugged her when he left and that she had “no hard feelings” – but also labelled him “a player devoted to filling his belly more than filling the net”. Asked about Brady’s comments, McCarthy said: “It makes me want to throw up. There’s the devil with a set of tits.”

Brady later rebuked “at least i’m supposed to have tits”


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “McCarthy has no Hammers regrets

  1. Well I would not have any regrets about West Ham if I got 1.5 million to go from a place of work where I did little but eat pies all day and get paid for it . . . in the real world where I work, if I was unable to perform I would be sacked, no money and a poor reference

    Footballers . . . another universe they live in!

  2. I thought the Devil with tits was BFS ?
    What’s the difference between him and many more that have turned up at our club pass there sell by date and just took the money,
    14 appearances in 18 months,how many has Demel,Carroll,O,Brien Nene made ?

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