Disappointed Gold: “Fatigue factor worse for WBA”


GoldDavid Gold has described the 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion as ” a bad day at the office” and has refused to make excuses for the performance.

Nor does he believe that the players can use “fatigue” as a reason for not performing better adding: “It was the same for both teams – in fact worse for Albion because they had to travel.”

He told ClaretandHugh: “It wasn’t our day but there’s no way I can or will make excuses for the display. Our worst performance of the season was probably against Southampton but this one was ¬†poor.

“We got the first goal and had a great start but then a team that is struggling at the wrong end of the table went up the other end and got an equaliser.

“This was a disappointing performance in a game we expected to win and one point from nine over the Christmas was also disappointing.

“We move on to the FA Cup and put it behind us.”

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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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  • Roman says:

    If you keep putting these unacceptable performances behind you then in my opinion you are settling for mediocrity.If we don’r beat Everton I would start asking questions.I would be asking of the manager why we only achieved 1 point in nine over Christmas? I would also ask why a successful start seems to be losing momentum? Then I would ask him if the opposition have worked out how we play with Andy Carroll up front? Why did he change the successful combination of Valencia & Sakho? Would Allardyce give an honest response anyway?

  • bubs says:

    Why wait till Everton ? DG is no fool we know he does not want to pay compensation to BS but we do not want are best season to disappear in to just a mother bad one,if you can see that the bad reasons are manager are dragging up to make excuses because he can’t or can’t be bothered to motivate this team then put him on garden leave to the end of the season and try someone else till the end of the season,will Song and Jenkinson want to stay if this carries on and will enyone with ability want to come.we all have bosses at work and have to follow instructions Mrs Brady apparently receives a modest wage to run this club maybe she should have a word in someone’s ear about how they shoul be carrying out there job,in the apprentice BS would be taken to task why heis not using the tools and personnel he has to produce the right results or would be told your fired.

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