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West Ham disappointed with keeper Green's comments

"I think it was unnecessary and perhaps a little bit naive in some respects," said Curbishley, regarding Green's comments.

"We rate Greeny highly and nobody has been pushing him more with (England coach) Fabio Capello than me.

"I've said on numerous occasions that perhaps he should dye his hair white and he might be noticed a bit more.

"At Ipswich (a pre-season friendly) he made two great saves and they went unnoticed because that's what he does.

"He's definitely one we rate highly and it was not needed. Perhaps in the cold light of day, he will see that as well."

Curbishley added that financial matters are handled by owner Eggert Magnuson and chief executive Scott Duxbury.

"Ever since I've been at the club, all the transfer negotiations, fees and contracts have been done by first Eggert Magnusson and now Scott Duxbury," he explained.

"He's the person to go and see - I just recommend," he told the Epping Forest Guardian."

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