Gold: Best performance since I’ve been at the club


samgoldDavid Gold’s well known public support of Sam Allardyce looks to have been justified over the last 180 minutes.

And the the top performance against Liverpool yesterday drew a reaction from the co-chairman this morning (Sun).

Gold has always held firm against the tide of fan unrest against Allardyce but has stopped short of patting himself on the back

Gold had told ClaretandHugh – to much cynicism from readers-  a few weeks ago that he wanted the manager to adopt an ‘attack attack attack’ policy at Hull City and beyond.

And as the fans and neutrals were left in shock at the extent to which the manager has responded Gold has taken to Twitter to give his view on yesterday’s game.

He declared: “That was the best overall performance I have seen since I’ve been at the club and it looks sustainable dg”

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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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  • Owl says:

    Personally I credit Gold with having “Football” common sense and knowledge, something which most of our supporters used to be credited with having in the past.
    Unfortunately, media spin & the money that has come into the game has led to many a supporter up and down the country believing that success is an overnight thing…..for EVERY club and can be achieved almost instantly.
    Gold having hold of the purse strings and the clubs finances knows better &…… HEY presto the manager gets a decent transfer fund (finances permitting) and the football & results get better almost immediately!

    Surprised? I’m Not!

  • rugbyirons says:

    Not sacking sam because it would cost £3m is not the same as stating his well known public support for him.Just when and where did this happen then?

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    As originally one of Sam’s supporters, I am happy to see the last two performances but its way to early to judge. History has told that Sam has often tried attacking football when under similar pressure at previous clubs Newcastle and Blackburn but the first sign of things not going according to plan and its back to the negative version. I do hope this doesn’t prove to be a false dawn and Sam’s philosophy evolves because tactically he is very astute and if he can change to an attacking philosophy that works permanently, then everyone at the club and us supporters will be happy. I think the calls for him to be removed this season were not a knee jerk reaction from the fans but one resulting from 18+ months of watching rubbish football at premium prices. Lets hope the attacking Sam remains and we go from strength to strength, COYI !

  • baddowhammer says:

    Sick to death of people obsessing over sacking Sam,every comment yawn! LOOK AT THE TABLE support the team.C.O.Y.I.

    • Owl says:

      Here Here!!!

      As far as I’m concerned, you either support the club or foxtrot. Trying to read ANYTHING positive about the club is near impossible with so called “supporters” seeking to undermine this club at EVERY opportunity and looking for the worst even when there is only good news.

      • exsoulie says:

        I posted a “well done sam” comment on a website,after the palace game.I was suprised that i got replys from fans who thought that the result/performance had nothing to wirh sam.It seems ok to slag him off when we lose and play dire football,but when we win/play well its nothing to do with sam.

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