West Ham musings by Pete May, author of Hammers in the Heart, West Ham:Irons in the Soul and Flying So High:West Ham's Cup Finals.
Wednesday, December 12
Today's Times reports that first-team coach Wally Downes has left the club "by mutual consent". All a little odd as he seemed to be forming a close (and vociferous!) bond with Sam Allardyce. He might have left for personal reasons, of course, but so far there is no confirmation of his departure on the club website.