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Gold braves pouring rain to salute Irons fans

Gold arms up in airCo-chairman David Gold made a walk men half his age would have rejected as he strolled around the the Hawthorns at the end of the Irons’ 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

DG received an astonishing reception as he walked from his seat and – as the rain poured down – walked the entire circumference of the pitch before stopping in front of our supporters, applauding them and making the sign of the crossed Hammers.

It was an incredible display of passion from a man who has made the club his life and the fans could hardly have appreciated it more.

Among the supporters who witnessed DG’s walk of pride was ClaretandHugh’sΒ Sean Whetstone who said: “It was incredible. The moment was so special. It was incredibly moving.”

“Men of half his age wouldn’t have done that but if anybody has any doubt about his passion and love for the club they should have been here this afternoon.”

“What a man to have as our chairman – it was a fantastic moment I’ll always remember – what a remarkable bloke DG is.”

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

11 comments on “Gold braves pouring rain to salute Irons fans

  1. I’ve always rated DG, a Hammer through and through and a real gentleman as well πŸ™‚

  2. Yeah he seems a good man,but come on lads he hardly scaled bloody Everest,lol,I mean Wtf Sean??
    ‘It was incredible. The moment was so special. It was incredibly moving.’
    Are you sure you didn’t witness a miracle at Lourdes.Sounds like it.Did a man who ain’t walked for 60yrs just scale the pyrenees? πŸ˜€

  3. Nice touch from DG,excellent stuff but as Billy says let’s not go overboard.All the geezer did was walk across or around a bloody football pitch lol

  4. I think some are missing the point,
    Yes he never ran 3 marathons in a row,but he was not entering the Duke of Edinburgh awards he was showing the passion and sharing a great day with our great fans,
    He has brought this club back from the brink with his partner,
    Why the negative response I have no idea,
    I am with you Sean but the I am old,

  5. No one is missing the point,We are just joking.Maybe age is the common thread.Bunch of grumpy old men πŸ˜‰

  6. I think your missing the point Bubs.The lads wasn’t having a dig at Gold.Only joking about Seans Tabloid like way of expressing the moment like Gandhi or Mother Theresa had just blessed him πŸ˜‰

  7. Hands up lads I read it wrong,
    Just us old boy getting pised off with others telling us how we are wrong,
    First there’s no such thing as the Westham Way ( but now there is )
    Second how we were going to regret letting BFS leave ( but now we are not )
    How our academy was useless under Hippo ( but now they are brilliant )
    Hoe Brady and the 2 Daves were only in it for them selves ( now they are touched by God )
    Make the most of these days boys because us oldies have our memories,this could be a big year for all of you,
    Back to my wheelchair and tablets

    • It’s been a great season bubs,I was at The Hawthorns yesterday & it was a brilliant afternoon.This time last season I was so down in the dumps going to matches,especially the away games when we were useless for the last few months but now I can’t wait for the next match to come around.I don’t want the season to end,where as last season I wished it had ended in January haha.Don’t over do the tablets mate,I don’t want to read about some English geezer wheelchair racing round Valencia,haha πŸ˜‰

  8. Great day again yesterday Rad,
    Watched ot on MOTD this morning and listened live yesterday,we started slow again but class came through in the end,
    Then Defoe goes down untouched softly but Hippo moans about everything else and says he was unlucky,
    Newcastle should get 3 points against Villa then he will be under the cosh
    Just hope for people who love football that he goes back to where his sort of football should be played (Sunday pub football )
    Funny how WBA can play a 17 year old but our 19 – 20 year old are to young ?

  9. Not too young bubs but WBA are playing for nothing,they are on the beach,they could afford to play 12yr olds if they wanted.I have no problem with not blooding our youngsters at the moment,they will get plenty of game time if we qualify for the Europa League mate.For now though we need the big guns on the pitch to make sure we do actually qualify for the Europa League.Can’t see that many other teams in 5th fighting for placings would use it to try out youngsters for the fun of it.There time will come mate,but for me it ain’t now πŸ˜‰

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