"He was a big fat mistake. Rather than the super scorer we hoped for, we acquired a super size, a player devoted to filling his belly more than filling the net. As time went by he grew bigger and bigger and although in time he made a great effort to slim down, he’d passed the waistline of no return."
-- West Ham vice chairman Karren Brady explains why the club parted with striker Benni McCarthy, who failed to score in 14 appearances. (The Irish Times)