I have no regrets at leaving Hammers

Downing overheadStewart Downing declares he has no regrets about leaving the Hammers.

A drop into the Championship at Middlesbrough was his choice but said: If we are promoted it will be worth it.

He told the Telegraph: “I might do if we don’t get promoted, but no, not really. I’ve had no regrets up till now. We’re in a good position in the league and  could be in the semi-final of the cup.” (They play Everton tonight)

“The aim is to get promoted, but this is a great opportunity for us to reach a semi-final. By the end of the week we could be top of the Championship and looking forward to a semi-final.

“These are hard times on Teesside and, no disrespect to the Championship, but our fans want to see us taking on the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton again every week.

“Promotion would be good for the area financially; it would be massive if we get promoted. It would give the whole town a lift, I think.”


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

4 comments on “I have no regrets at leaving Hammers

  1. Stewart who?

  2. That’s funny … I have no regrets that he left either.

  3. Hope he is watching Lanzini and Payet to learn what talent is and he wants to hope he stays in the championship because he will struggle again with his mate in the premier but then again we could do with 6 easy points,at least now he can have a night out with his fat mate,and it’s cheap up there,

    • I’m sure with Downing it was about the money.If he had stayed I wonder where he would be in the pecking order even with our injuries? End of story for me.

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