DG: “This win as good as anything we’ve seen”


BilhatDavid Gold declared the win over Liverpool as good and better than any he has seen for a very long time.

The Irons showed guts and skill aplenty as they went about scoring their first double over the Red in 51 years and Gold admitted: “It was a truly astonishing performance.”

Delivering his verdict on the game he said: “From the very first minute they were at it. The spirit within the squad is totally extraordinary.

“It’s hard to disagree with the manager’s assessment that they gave absolutely everything and it was pretty special to see Dimi Payet out there again. He is a player that thrills and gives the team a completely different dimension.

“There was something in the performance that was different – a feeling that we have become a different club, that we have weathered the bad times and that there are only good times on the way.

“I can’t disagree that this may have been our finest performance for a long time and these really are fantastic times to be a supporter of West Ham United.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • exsoulie says:

    For those who did not see the game,watch match of the day and watch class at a canter.I still cannot get Antonios goal out of my head,Collins-the diamond pele,Valencia-superb assist,comeback king Carrolls trademark header-power of the haircut.Adrian could have brought his kindle as he had a quite game.Payet dancing through liverpools midfield,so much i took from this game and so proud to be a hammer.

  • bubs says:

    Before coming to this great site I browsed most of the others and it was nothing to do with how good we were it was that Liverpool are so poor,
    Klopp sounds just like Marinio the weeks before they sacked him but his players gave lots of effort,but lost to a better team on the day AGAIN ,where we have brought class to our club the have brought expensive middle of the road players,
    Our manager had a game plan stuck to it and had players to fit every time he made a substitution,so his system kept working,
    Payet is the player we have been waiting so long to find Brooking and Di Canio rolled in one,
    Antonio bring energy and it is contagious plus he can finish and may be the player Carroll has been waiting for to build a great double act,
    Valencia and Lanzini ooze class on the ball Obiang and Kouate give us the bite and cover in the middle Mark was better but must cut out these Butch Wilkins cross balls,
    The defence looks great with Tomo no goals one side and Cressie on the other and the middle 2 are brilliant so strong replacing class with blood and guts,
    10 points behind the Gooners might be to far to reach but if we do the double over them we could surprise everyone
    2016 the year of the hammer bring on the cup

  • mooro66uk says:

    we have weathered the storm now we just keep on the same way as we were before all the injuries . look out all you doubters we are coming for ya.coyi x

  • Michael Miller says:

    Can we have a whip round to buy Slav a decent anorak!

  • canchaz says:

    To repeat my posting on another site, it amost seems we should swap Valencia, a class playmaker , with Antonio, obviously an, equally class goal poacher.
    Have to agree with the quality of our defence, which proved crucial when we did get on the back foot for a spell

  • firefigterx says:

    Have to agree with DG I think im in 7th heaven what a great and determined display! though I was a little worried at the start of the second half .. Id like to add No one has given Noble a deserved oat on the back. Think he had a great game (where are the knockers).
    Theve all gone quiet. COYI

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