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Sky Sports disputes Sullivan’s medical claim

davidsullivan_726Sky Sports claims that a medical can be completed after the 11pm transfer deadline day in direct contradiction in a statement released by the West Ham joint Chairman last night on the official website.

In a Sky Sports Transfer Q&A

Can a medical take place after 11pm (or midnight on Sept 1 in Spain)?

Yes, a medical can take place whenever a club wants it to.

Clearly clubs would want to get medicals done before signing off paperwork, otherwise it would be a risk, but they can take place after the deadline. A lot of deals are subject to a medical anyway. So long as the agreement is in place then medicals can take place at any time.

As long as paperwork is in, medicals can take place whenever the club chooses.

Yesterday Sullivan said, “Late last night Sporting Lisbon made contact to accept the original offer, but unfortunately it was just too late in the day, and we simply did not have enough time to put the player through a medical.”


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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

28 comments on “Sky Sports disputes Sullivan’s medical claim

  1. Is it any wonder that we have a growing uneasiness with those running the Club. This sounds like Transfer 101. I would also think that alarm bells should have been ringing if and when Bilic turned down Sanchez as he was comfortable with his midfield. It is never dull at West Ham.

  2. Can you contact Sully to explain to the fans why a player we desperately needed wasn’t signed then Sean ? If he has lied to us through the press then he should at least come clean about it.

  3. I said the other day 32 that once a deal is in place it can be finalised after the deadline ??
    He knows this , he’s our chief negotiator !!
    He’s a liar and this may just be what they have been pushing for to be driven out , it crosses a lot of T,s and dots on I,s. The money not spent is the money loaned , ready for clawback !
    Who knows , yes its speculation on my part but he’s a liar and so are his oppo,s!!!
    What a loss to the team ? Why wouldn’t you do the deal? Stinks 😈

    • Why would he wait to be ‘driven’ out? He co-owns the club so he couldn’t be any way.
      If he wanted to get out of the club he would just sell it.

      • Yes and get abused anyway for only moving there for the profit !
        Forced out is a different ball game in my book anyway ,
        And it takes as long as it takes to finalise a medical and I’m pretty sure international duty players get extra time to conclude and if the medical fails it doesn’t happen ! Obviously ? The medical should have been put in place regardless ? Its BS !!

  4. I don’t know all the transfer rules so I won’t call our chairman a liar. However, perhaps you can sign a player and have the medical the following day as Sky have said. What happens if that player fails the medical? can the transfer be cancelled? can a signed contract just be torn up?

  5. I thought you only got a two hour extention to conclude the deal, as in Danny Drinkwater to Chelsea, doesn’t leave much time to fly a player in and get a medical set up or am I getting this wrong

  6. Whatever the truth it aint going to have him playing for us Monday week & my beers taste too good to be bothered about it today.Give yourselves a day off lads 😁

  7. strange sporting president has said they never received a single bid for carvalho in window,think this is the likely truth and typical of past windows,Birmingham fans warned us of all this as they did the same there

  8. Out of the bad books then rads or in rehab 😂
    Just off myself with some pals , might as well slag em off down the pub than on here !🍺🍺

    • In the good books mate,just having a few beers watching T20 finals with a couple of other Irons fans & a Spud 😂
      Like i always said im totally indifferent to the owners & if Nick Nack has lied then he will look like a complete tosser but i aint going too lose any kip over it 🍺😃

  9. Seems to be unravelling for Sullivan-taking fans for mugs.

  10. Well that’s embarrassing.

  11. Don’t fall for it. Billic would’ve wanted players and board know a fitness test can be after deadline.

    They just insult us by thinking we’re thick enough to swallow their rubbish.

    Shows they just do not even care enough about the fans to make up a decent lie

    • There just painting bilic into a corner, he cant now come out and say I can’t compete using this lot.
      So many unacceptable things keep happening at our club and I’m sick of it!

  12. Jesus if this is all true Sullivan has not helped himself at all…. .received no bid for cav my god it gets worse

    • It’s not the first time a club has called us liars about players we’ve supposedly bid for and we’re kidding ourselves if we think it’s the last.

  13. Window closed, everyone. Move on.

    • Good idea Marko, I’m thinking Thames ironworks or Dagenham and Redbridge?

    • No way should we just move on. They are pocketing the money and will continue to do so until they’ve gone. We can’t make the money leave but I for one am not going to make it eastbound for them to ruin the club I love

  14. Markro – If we just move on, we accept the Sully BS and allow him to think he can continue to mug off the fans. No money spent, further £30m borrowed and watch the draw down numbers in the accounts. He is getting his money back and reducing his risk whilst the risk to us (of seeing our club continue to struggle due to lies and mis-management) grows. So let’s let the board know what we think of how they are developing our club and ask them to deliver on their promise not to stay where they’re not wanted. Sullivan, Gold and Brady, you’re not wanted, please move on.

  15. Now here is my theory. Assuming that it is the case that our boys and girl are pulling their money back. Could the talk last season about Red Bull taking over be closer to the truth than we were told ? Meaning our investors grab their money and then sit there and look for a profit from any sale. Leaving only the fans as the complete suckers, who have paid their money to watch crap. Not a nice thought at all. Please let these nasty thoughts just be that. They wouldn’t do anything like that. Help!

  16. Blimey the porkie pies are flying around today.

  17. I’d happily be the redbull hammers rather than this **** show.

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