David Sullivan and David Gold to stay away from St Andrew's for fear of jinxing West Ham

26 January 2011 12:38
David Sullivan and David Gold are staying away from St Andrew's tonight, for fear thatthey will jinx tonight's Carling Cup semi-final.

Stayaway: Sullivan (left) and Gold will not be returning to St Andrew's

Enlarge  West Ham's owners and managing director Karren Brady will be absent as Avram Grant seeks to lead the club to Wembley for the first time in 30 years.

'None of us will be going to the game,' said former Birmingham co-owner Sullivan, whose team won the first leg 2-1.

'If it wasn't on TV, we'd bethere.

'But I can't face getting back at 2am, feeling depressed if we've lost.

'I'll be partying at home with my kids, like most West Ham fans, if we go through.'

Under-pressure Birmingham boss Alex McLeish will be hailed a hero if he can guide his club to their first Wembley appearance in 15 years.

He said: 'If we get to Wembley, I am sure people will be walking about with their headsup rather than down.

'It will be a totally different approach to the insipid performance at Old Trafford.'

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