DG: ‘Fans are smiling again after tough times’

gold-david-gold-west-ham-co-owner-july-2014_3179990David Gold has warned fans to not be unduly carried away by the Europa Cup qualifying victory over Lusians but declared: “You have to hand it to Diafra Sakho – goalscoring is an art whoever you score  against.”

The two co chairmen flew out to a well earned break in the south of France earlier today where more transfer business will almost certainly be on the agenda.

But before boarding his private jet, DG told ClaretandHugh exclusively: The opposition wasn’t strong but whatever team you are playing, putting the ball in the back of the net is hard and ‘Sak’ again showed his quality.

“You would expect good players to go past players of a certain level but good crosses and goals always count whatever the opposition.”

And he added: Had we been further into the summer training programme I think we would haver won by more but it was frustrating over the last 20 minutes not to score again when the opposition were clearly tiring.

“However, we have to be happy because the fans have smiles on their faces again. They have been through a difficult period. They have seen the club relegated and squeeze back into the Premier League.

We have now established ourselves and Sam Allardyce, players and owners all take credit for that although there’s not been an awful lot to get excited about.

“Now we are looking at a new era a new stadium, a new manager and a new way of playing. To see those smiles on faces was great.”


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12 comments on “DG: ‘Fans are smiling again after tough times’

  1. I like DG. He really gets it.

  2. No there wasnt much to get excited about,maybe now we will have something to be excited about with Slav back in town!

  3. You could have made made us a lot happier 2 years ago,
    We told you what would make us happy and you ignored us
    Now you know we were right

  4. Glad with whats happening.But simply put DG,you did this one,possibly two years too late.Fat Sham was never going to change,you knew that!

  5. I can clearly understand why they kept Allardyce last season from a business perspective,’Sam never gets relegated’ mantra.But they also knew this man was always going to revert back to type.They knew we would end up watching garbage again as soon as Allardyce had any excuse to use his tried,tested & diabolical way of playing football.This parting of the ways couldnt come soon enough for me.

    • The hippo is gone this is a new time at west ham,it really anoyes me that the fat bunt still gets a mention

  6. Well seeing as DG mentioned Allardyce in his piece i dont see how it isnt part of the debate.I couldnt stand him either but he is kind of to do with this whole piece & the change round from him to now imho.But i agree he was a bunt,lol

  7. Fat bunt? I thought everyone knew he’s a fat cun…….lol

    • It,s a bit strong that? But he,s a stupid fat hippo mutant with a personality and charisma like a peanus..

  8. Below decks,i would have planted the bugger below ground given the chance 😉

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