The image of David Gold out of his skull with excitement as Andy Carroll’s winner hits the net against Chelsea is clearly the picture of the day.
As explained in the accompanying story it tells us everything about his passion for the club.
And in an interview with Claretandhugh DG’s obsession with the club and everything assoiated with it came through like a laser light when we spoke to him exclusively earlier today.
He’d calmed down a little but not much and beamed: “It’s time to start believing. We had a good start last season but nothing like this.”
He’s not wrong. By the same time last season we had beaten Liverpool and Manchester City at home which represented the high points and managed 17 points .
This year of course it’s 20 points, those four amazing results, third place, and second highest scorers in the league with 22 goals.
All of this is so important to the co chairman and us all and he says: “It’s perfectly feasible our last season at this grand old ground could be our best – why not?
“We are ten games in and we can look at things more objectively. When we won at Arsenal on opening day I thought ‘That was very nice.’ Leicester and Bournemouth got me thinking and then came this amazing run – we can all start to believe.
“I now can’t see any reason to fear any team. I go everywhere believing we can win. It was so important that this was the season of seasons. We want to leave here having given the fans something to carry in their hearts forever.”
I asked him if he could truly believe what was happening and exactly how he felt and his answer was immediate: “I feel fantastic – utterly fantastic.
“I feel as the fans do. Out of my head with excitement. The whole thing is totally amazing. We are all that kid again who couldn’t wait for Saturday to come around.
“We are seeing a great side playing great football who could easily give this wonderful old place the send off of send offs. It’s fabulous.”