Adam Pearson launches scathing criticism of Hull predecessor Paul Duffen

21 April 2010 07:59
"The safety valve of pragmatic realism was cut off and the club under Mr Duffen spent money it didn't have,'' wrote Pearson in his programme notes for Wednesday night's game against Aston Villa.

"This is not ambition or 'living the dream', it is in my personal view poor business sense. Just under £6 million spent on agents' fees in two years and the deal breakdown and size of agents' payments is abhorrent.

 Related ArticlesHull City 0 Aston Villa 2Premier League actionIain Dowie has sights on West HamBirmingham City v Hull City: match previewIain Dowie demands 'huge response' from HullStephen Hunt out for season"A wage bill of just under £40 million when the club turnover is £50 million in the Premier League! The maths didn't add up.

"In my personal opinion the decisions made by Mr Duffen at that point were extremely short-sighted."

Pearson, who was also previously chairman of Derby County, took over from Duffen at the KC Stadium in October 2009.

Source: Telegraph