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Congratulations and thanks on your 80th DG

GoldshirtWe have no hesitation in doing this earlier than we should – congratulations on your eightieth tomorrow DG!

And of course we have to say a huge “well done” on celebrating it by managing your first ever hole in one around the golf course in the grounds of your home.

We as a site and myself an individual have very good reason to bid our co chairman all the success in the world as he hits a wonderful landmark and we hope he has a brilliant day.

He has been a tremendous friend to us since we arrived on the Hammers scene three years ago and a good pal personally down the years.

He said: “It is an amazing feeling to be Joint-Chairman of my boyhood Club. When you turn 80 you can look back and remember a lot of things and I have certainly experienced the highs and lows. But I am now at the Club that I supported as a young boy and grew up just over the road to the Boleyn Ground.

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It is a dream come true! I will celebrate my birthday having dinner with my family and preparing for the big game on Saturday. The ideal present would be if we could come away with all three points!”

We thank you for all you have done for the club and have a great day DG – from all of us.

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9 comments on “Congratulations and thanks on your 80th DG

  1. wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment. I hope the daves realise this massive support and respect for the job they’ve done since taking on the crippled infrastructure left by the Icelandic fiasco.

    a heartfelt bear-hug of gratitude to the pair of them!

  2. Happy 80th tomorrow DG, we appreciate the great job you do as a chairman and ambassador for our club, congratulations !!

  3. From one old git to another….. happy birthday and many thanks. I never thought that I would see my club in its current position.

  4. Cheers David Gold,for all your hard work and money. You have done us proud.COYI

  5. Many congratulations David , you look much younger than your years .
    Importantly thank you for your personal investment in the club ( and WHU family ) that is West Ham United . I have supported the club since 1962 and went to my first game in 1967 . I was at the 1975 , 1980 and 2006 Cup Finals and the subsequent Championship Play off Finals and clearly was very proud of the Club at each – but I must say that when I sat in my 3 year Club London Seat for the first game ( NK Domzale ) at the London Stadium and some 57000 of us sang bubbles as the team came out – it was , I confess my proudest moment – West Ham have arrived on the World Stage – thanks to you David and David and Karren . You are , like us rank and file supporters , truly claret and blue through and through .
    Have a great day and once again thank you .

  6. Happy 80th Birthday, David. Thank you for turning Calamity West Ham to Champion West Ham. Top man! One of the true greats in football… and this is just the start!!
    Meanwhile keep those brilliant, witty, incisive tweets coming…some make me belly laugh; anyone taking you on had better watch out!
    Mastermind of the Prem and Twittersphere…
    Happy Hammers….

  7. Happy 80th. ( I hope I get there some day )
    You have been our game changer.
    Keep it up for many years to come.

  8. Hugh I see DG acknowledged and thanked your post – I hope he reads the posts / comments under that from us guys as I feel he ( and DS & KB ) get a hard time sometimes , particularly via Twitter and sometimes the press , but would hope they ALL see that the true Hammers are RIGHT BEHIND THEM . Thanks Brian

  9. Happy Birthday David have a wonderful day and Thank you for all you have done and will do for the club 🙂

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