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.
Saturday, June 30
Farewell Freddie Sears
So 13-year-old Freddie Sears has left the club "by mutual consent". Seen all his three goals against Blackburn, Wolves and Burnley. Always liked young Freddie, though he was too lightweight to make it in the PL. Perhaps his best game was skinning Ashley Cole for pace away to Chelsea in our classic relegation season. Sears needs to decide if he's a midfield player or striker, but could still make it in the Championship or league one. He's rumoured to be looking for a signing-on fee of double his pocket money and a win bonus of a packet of Skittles.