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David Gold embroiled in new Twitter row

A West Ham fan who recently watched the documentary film Iron Men messaged Hammers Chairman David Gold on Twitter to say: “Watching this now just makes me even more angry, you told a dream to convince us that it was the right move because you knew that otherwise, people would have been more passionate to stop the move, I never wanted the move and I know the majority didn’t, reply please!”

Gold took the bait and replied “Mr West Ham you don’t KNOW that the majority of West Ham fans didn’t want to leave Upton Park you are guessing. However, we do have 50,000 loyal season ticket holders and circa 50,000 fans on the waiting list. FACT. dg”

“I personally hated the thought of moving, but I embraced it, because I believed it was the right thing to do in the long-term best interest of the club. dg”

Supporter Martin Pedrick later joined the social media conversation saying: “The key in all of this debate is are we making progress & for me the answer is no. We still have too many issues with the ground. From our lofty position of finishing 7th, we are going backwards, partly due to the manager at the time but also the board with poor signings”

Gold replied:  “The manager has the final say on player recruitment. dg”


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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 MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, 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

11 comments on “David Gold embroiled in new Twitter row

  1. This endless moaning is a major embarrassment to West Ham and everyone associated with the club. The board have said they accept there are stadium issues, and they may have been over confident that we would do better on the pitch & in transfer windows. But nothing the board say will ever stop the moaner brigade. The little Spud trolls are no doubt lapping it up, lol. The press are wallowing in all the negativity caused by these so called ‘real fans’. Will the whining ever stop? I doubt it. Because whinging is what these people live for, and they’ll be whinging no matter who the board are, or what they do.

  2. It’s all getting very petty , at West Ham United . To be honest David needs to stay away from Twitter where the Twits go . Of course we needed to move ; Newham council refused expansion plans 10 or 12 years ago . There wasn’t a lot of expansion space anyway .
    Our Option was The Elizabeth Olympic Park and we went for it . 60,000 instead of 35.000
    And with ambition to grow ….. it hasn’t exactly worked out to plan but , neither did the Apollo Launches to the Moon . Not untill the 11th try . Now we are reaching for the stars ,,,,, and so will West Ham given patience and time . People have short memories and forget the Dave’s saved us from near Liquidation . They can’t keep all Thier promises but how do you sell something without the odd promise or two ? . It’s called Marketing and it’s something as Fans we know absolutely nothing about . Just be Grateful we can still support a Team in the Premiership and SHUT THE **** UP .

  3. I read someone moaning about ‘you promised us retractable seating’ you liars. What difference would that possibly make to your match experience? Retractable seating isn’t going to get you any closer. I really don’t understand some of these people.

  4. You would think an 80 year old man had a bit more common sense.. Got no sympathy for him or Sullivan its all there own doing…I liked them and was on board with what they said but like so many others I’ve had enough of there ineptitude to run a football club .. I think with the deal they got with the stadium has made them greedy in a way and that’s why the club has suffered.. They like west ham but they like money more ..

  5. What, so lying about retractable seating doesn’t matter because it wouldn’t make any difference anyway? What a heap of ****. Gold is on video lying about the fact that we wouldn’t move unless the seats were as close as UP. He’s either as thick as **** or lying.

    Sullivan lying about being a fan when he actually isn’t; go to 4,58


    Maybe that doesn’t matter either? Jesus, wake up.

    • to be fair retractable and close are not the same thing at all.

      fyi the seats are retractable, just not in an automatic fashion. hence the ridiculous cost of moving them. we could have had an automatic system which would have moved the seats to exactly where they end up now.

      that’s very different to wanting the seats nearer to the pitch. that could have been manual or automatic.

      and it’s not being picky. words mean something.

  6. I am amazed at those defending Gold and Sullivan. Yes this is a long term project but there is not one thing I can see that is currently aligned to achieving that long term vision we were sold and that is even before we get in to the player investment side of things where we’ve have been incredibly poor on the whole, and that can be laid very much at Sullivan’s door.

    • I know Every one has an opinion but when fans say they are happy with the job they are doing I just can’t believe what I’m hearing ..how are the doing a good job ?? Beggar’s belief

  7. If the manager has the final say on all transfers then the most important job you have to do is appoint a world class manager who can take us to the next level. From Birmingham to West Ham all your managers have been awful, no exceptions, if your not going to sell up at least appoint a managing director that can run our club and appoint the right manager for West Ham!

    • Who’s that, then? And how will you attract them?

      Now reconsider your answer in the context that the cost will be met by you personally. You will be signing the cheques.

      Welcome to the world of club ownership.

  8. we are less than two seasons into our home ( like it or lump it it is our home, we might not own it or like but it’s still our home). They lied about the retractable seating… West Ham didn’t pay for it & i doubt they were given a choice of what or how it was fitted.
    I agree that Brady should shut up & stick to talking about business in her twaddle in the sun.
    The Boleyn was holding us back, we were never going to progress staying there with only a 35,000 capacity & no room to expand. Newham weren’t ever going to give us planning for a new stadium when the OS would be sitting empty. Sugo tried to buy it & they weren’t allowed to. It’s costing spuds over £850m for their new stadium could we raise that?
    Did people really expect to be top 4 & playing in the CL now? Have a look at the table & see that half the clubs are still in danger of being sucked into a relegation dog fight. And how can we compete with the spending power of the top 4/5 clubs or even attract world class players or a top draw manager? Before Bilic was appointed we went for big names & they all turned us down. Can we go out & buy a back four who all cost £50m each? When big name players are mentioned fans moan that we are going after unrealistic targets & it’s all a smoke screen anyway. Everton have tried to buy success in the last two windows, that hasn’t worked out too well so far. The last trophy was 1981 & that was only the 2nd Div title.

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