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Directors appointment reason exposed

The Times appear to have hit on the reason why David Sullivan and David Gold have appointed four new directors this week.

The co-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold will now be able to take three close family members and a friend to matches after they joined the club’s board of directors.

The Premier League’s Covid-19 protocols allow up to ten directors to attend games, in addition to necessary match-day staff.

Before the pandemic they would regularly go to games in the directors box but Premier League protocols restrict access to directors, staff and players.

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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

14 comments on “Directors appointment reason exposed

  1. Using our club for their own personal gain again

  2. It’s all about getting around the rules all the time.
    They should just suck it up and stay indoors.
    That’s the point.

  3. This does help explain why suddenly the board structure has changed – while it may not be for personal gain it does seem unprofessional – and tying in with Dave’s post on the behavior of footballers , while fans can’t watch, dont worrry family we will find a loophole so that you can watch

  4. Well said Hugh!
    I’m sure anyone would bite their arm off if asked the same question for the same privilege of being able to go football on a Saturday instead of being couped up indoors like we are at the moment in these trying times 🙄

  5. I do not know the reason._But i dont believe this is it.we shall have to wait and see.

  6. So whilst the nation is expected to stay at home where possible and forego the things we all hold so dearly in the face of a rampant pandemic, Gold decides to make 2 of his ‘mates’ Directors of West Ham for the sole purpose of them being able to attend games?
    I know money’s tight but surely they can afford Sky/BT/Prime and watch from the comfort of their sofa, as the rest of us HAVE to do.
    Truly pathetic appointments, and an equally pathetic rationale for making them.


      • Sully did, you’re correct Hugh. But as much as I dislike him he at least had the justification that they were part of his family ‘bubble’.
        Sorry but I maintain my original stance, pathetic appointments if the reason you give for them are correct.

        • Charlie Cross is DG’s eldest mate and was part of one other allowed bubble and the boy Cunningham his son in law and thus ok. My criticism would be that it should have been reported on the official website. Surely that would be the correct way of doing it given it’s on the Companies House docs. When u think about it logically I spose, it’s the only reason for doing it isn’t it mate? However, in the probably unlikely event of a board decision being needed in the meantime, it means Gold won’t be outvoted by DS

    • And Sir Alex Ferguson? And Sir Gareth Southgate? And Mike Summerbee? Just stop showing these folk (who should know better) on the TV and taunting the rest of us into questioning why we bother.

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