Grant fails to smile or say anything

Last updated : 01 December 2007 By Paul Lagan
Avram Grant's ability to say as little as possible is beginning to develop into an art form.
After defeating West Ham United 1-0, Grant did say: "We played better against a team who only wanted to defend.
"We had 70 or 80 per cent of the match which was agressive and busy.
"We played our normal game in the second half and we won.
"Joe Cole played well but we knew it would be a tough match.
"We are on a fantastic run, playing quality football. I'm happy with this as I know it will not be the case all the time."
And with a non-comment to a question about Jose Mourinho, that was it - off he went.

Alan Curbishley was happy despite defeat: "I felt we would get a point," he said.
"And it would have been deserved. Defensivly we looked strong. There are a lot of positives but we dodn't have a good chance to test Cudicini. I felt we had a point taken away from us."
That was a reference to Joe Cole's 74 minute goal which, looked as if the former West Ham was in an offside position before lashing the ball home past Robert Green.
Curbishly said: "Carlton Cole felt he was fouled, and we lost a bit of concentration. And Joe Cole was just offside. But you just have to get on with it.
"But the game needed someone to do something special and Joe did it for them.
I came here with a plan to stop them dictating the game.
"But we had not enough upfront.
"They are a top four side, in the Champions League and have all their players fit and have a settled side.
So we did very well."
And with that, off went Curbishley.
Thanks, Alan.