Exclusive: DG – We will solve stadium issues

David-Gold-655775West Ham United’s joint chairman David Gold has told ClaretandHugh in an exclusive interview today the club will bring all its experience to bear on the London Stadium terracing issues which are harming our season and reputation.

And he has explained that “Karren Brady and her team” are working 24/7 with the stadium operators to bring order to the situation.

DG declared: “We are working non stop, and we will resolve these problens. The answers will be found – we are looking at absolutely everything and will bring our 25 years in football to bear on this.

“We will drive the solution. We will find the way through the segregation issue and the standing/sitting issue. We have the experience to do so and it will be done. I promise you.”

The club are also ready to talk about a police presence at the club with DG saying: “No stone will be left unturned. We are going to get this solved.”



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4 comments on “Exclusive: DG – We will solve stadium issues

  1. I understand that there were bound to be teething problems at the new stadium.. But for no-one to foresee the inevitable consequences of very little police presence, inadequate segregation , and poorly informed and inexperienced stewards is quite frankly a disgrace . Should they not have used their years of experience in the game to prevent this being an issue in the first place ?

  2. I have season tickets in the upper east stand. In the last 2 games fights have broken out between our own fans. The reason was because parents with young children didn’t like the swearing. I took my 2 grandchildren yesterday aged 9 and 12 and you just need to accept there will be swearing. I had been going with my dad to the chicken run since 1957 when I was 9. You just have to accept there will be swearing.

  3. In hindsight the plus two ST privilege has been abused and exploited to the detriment of many genuine supporters. Much of the reported in fighting may have been avoided, as when you turn up to your seat only to find out that some around you aren’t proper ” West Ham”. Many have been allowed to jump the queue and this is a dis grace!
    How some Hammers fans has brought along rival support fans as their plus two is treasonous in my eyes. Those that have knowingly done this should hang their heads in shame. I personally know of a Liverpool fan who’s cousin has purchased 4 of our season tickets so he and his mates can see LFC when they play us. How has this happened?

    Coupled with the fact that no designated family seating sections exist is frankly baffling.
    I’ve sat in the east stand , block 134,and ST lower, block 125 surrounded by a large number of families out for a day at the football, which is great, but because they’ve been allocated seats next to the designated away section, then the language used in the heat of the moment is industrial, obviously yesterday we took verbal pelters off WFC fans, were made to remain seated in the face of provocation, however the away support were allowed to stand and do whatever they wanted. Tensions were high and will probably continue until it’s the same rule for all.

    In time the stadium can become a great venue, a lot of common sense is required to rectify the glaring errors of ignoring that we aren’t theatre goers, we are fooy fans!

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