BENNI McCarthy fined £200,000 for been too fat in Premier League

Published On: February 7, 2011, 5:18 am
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BENNI McCarthy has been fined almost £200,000 by West Ham for failing to meet fitness targets in his bizarre battle of the bulge.

But having finally slimmed down as Avram Grant finalised his 25-man Premier League squad for the second round of the season, he was left out because his slimming regime made him too slow.

Hammers boss, Grant believes the weight loss has slowed the former Blackburn striker down.

"He reached the targets but I think that affected his movement. He's a very good player and one of the best finishers in training that I have ever seen, and I have had some good players.

“But now we need players with movement and the advantage of being quick, and we have others,”Grant said.

McCarthy was challenged at the beginning of the season to lose 2.2lb in weight for five or six weeks or face a fine of one week's wages each time he failed.

The South African international earns £38,000 a week and appears to have been fined five times in his long-term weight battle.


-- mallorca (m) at 7-02-2011 09:00AM
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-- baby14life (f) at 7-02-2011 10:29AM
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ok..........
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-- vantheo (m) at 7-02-2011 12:28PM
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West ham....always harsh on their players. but the guy too like food

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-- sexyhenry (m) at 7-02-2011 03:24PM
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Quote from: WhoBdat on  7-02-2011 05:18AM
BENNI McCarthy has been fined almost £200,000 by West Ham for failing to meet fitness targets in his bizarre battle of the bulge.

But having finally slimmed down as Avram Grant finalised his 25-man Premier League squad for the second round of the season, he was left out because his slimming regime made him too slow.

Hammers boss, Grant believes the weight loss has slowed the former Blackburn striker down.

"He reached the targets but I think that affected his movement. He's a very good player and one of the best finishers in training that I have ever seen, and I have had some good players.

“But now we need players with movement and the advantage of being quick, and we have others,”Grant said.

McCarthy was challenged at the beginning of the season to lose 2.2lb in weight for five or six weeks or face a fine of one week's wages each time he failed.

The South African international earns £38,000 a week and appears to have been fined five times in his long-term weight battle.
dat na big lie i tell una
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-- Pepesy (f) at 7-02-2011 03:38PM
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Noted!
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-- simply4Christ (m) at 7-02-2011 04:23PM
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Don't care.
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-- Neglito (m) at 7-02-2011 06:30PM
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Dis world self, if u fat na problem, if u're thin dem go say u carry aids.
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-- sammy999 (m) at 7-02-2011 09:21PM
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Quote from: Neglito on  7-02-2011 06:30PM
Dis world self, if u fat na problem, if u're thin dem go say u carry aids.

which kind talk be that? how a footballer wey dem dey pay 38000 pounds weekly (money wey many people for uk no dey earn in a year) go fat when others dey hustle for gym and training to play good football and justify their income. well if you no know 38000 pounds is equivalent to 9.1 million naira.you go fat if you dey earn that kind money weekly?
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-- sammy999 (m) at 7-02-2011 09:31PM
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Quote from: vantheo on  7-02-2011 12:28PM
West ham....always harsh on their players. but the guy too like food

west ham are not really being harsh, he was given notice before hand and still yet no improvement besides things are not looking too good for west ham as they are loosing matches and still hovering around the relegation zone even avram grant is not safe. so its wrong when other players are working hard to uplift their dying team McCarthy is busy eating and still yet collecting wages with no work. its unfair
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-- interpo77 (m) at 7-02-2011 09:50PM
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well benni is no more getting younger  and the  west ham knew it b4 they get him signed the contract
if  u see their training last week, benni is trying all he casn to loose wait but he cant do more than what he is doing
but i know premier is always serious on their business ,
Benni put more interest nd gain ur shirt again
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-- interpo77 (m) at 7-02-2011 09:53PM
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Quote from: vantheo on  7-02-2011 12:28PM
West ham....always harsh on their players. but the guy too like food
harsh kwa,come on they re not harsh on any player just that they guy is not loosing wait and they need
to stay in 1  division so its very painfull shaa, just that
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-- dollar22 (m) at 8-02-2011 12:25AM
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please oga wich site you see the fake news
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-- simele (m) at 8-02-2011 09:04AM
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confirm lie
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-- mallorca (m) at 8-02-2011 10:30AM
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Quote from: Neglito on  7-02-2011 06:30PM
Dis world self, if u fat na problem, if u're thin dem go say u carry aids.
so which way?

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-- princedafe (m) at 8-02-2011 02:58PM
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wetin concern me for here
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-- ani4fun (f) at 8-02-2011 06:39PM
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  if nothing concern you wetin u dey do here
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-- Dikason32 (m) at 8-02-2011 08:52PM
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A good sports man need to have a good food schedule.
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-- mallorca (m) at 9-02-2011 01:07PM
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Quote from: Dikason32 on  8-02-2011 08:52PM
A good sports man need to have a good food schedule.
True talk

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