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West Ham turn to Groves as Grant is excused

September 13, 2010
By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent
West Ham's senior coach Paul Groves will take charge of the team for their Premier League game at Stoke on Saturday as Avram Grant has been excused for religious reasons.

Israeli Grant will observe Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, which is the most important in the Jewish religious calendar and Hammers co-owner David Sullivan is hugely sympathetic to his manager's religious predicament.

''In the world we live in one has to respect somebody's religion,'' Sullivan ...

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