Gold guarantees a calm evening

Gold3David Gold has guaranteed that there will be no crowd trouble tonight when West Ham face Chelsea.

He says a number of measures have been introduced since the troublesome EFL Cup night and adds that in his view the troubles were overblown in the first place by the media.

Gold told the Daily Star: “I can guarantee it won’t happen again, we have put into effect a number of processes. Let me say also I think its was over blown in the first place” 

The five point plan still in place is:

  • Create more distance between opposing fans to prevent missile throwing by widening segregation.
  • Remove risk groups from the stadium permanently with a zero-tolerance banning policy.
  • Build higher barriers and a ten-metre-wide area of segregation on the lower concourse walkway.
  • Segregate fans as they exit using a physical barrier either side of the away turnstiles.
  •  Issue a group of stewards with video cameras. Stewards currently have cameras on their armour but West Ham hope this will act as a clear and visible deterrent.

Although there was initial talk of two hundred supporters from both clubs receiving stadium bans from that night in October, thirty four bans were issued in total.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter