Gold Exclusive: “We’ll respect fans view on badge”


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David Gold talks exclusively to Hugh Southon 

David Gold tonight sent out a message via ClaretandHugh that the club badge will not be changed unless “a big majority of the fans want it done.”

The co-chairman – in an exclusive interview with the site – made it clear that a full consultative process with the supporters would be put in place.

He said: “I know your site has been running a poll and there’s no problem with that.

“But if I ask whether fans are in favour of something without showing them the alternative I think we may realise what outcome we are going to get. They’ll vote for what they know.

“There’s no reason not to have a discussion about things. I love our badge. It’s one of the best in the country – I feel sorry for many clubs where the badges are pretty mundane. Ours is fantastic and if it stays as it is that’s fine

“But that’s no reason not to consider a change is it? Let’s have a look and if people don’t want it then we won’t do anything.

“If the vast majority of fans like it – and that’s the number one priority – and it allows us to widen our world wide appeal then there’s not a problem is there.

“If, as I continue to say. there’s widespread dislike, we’ll respect that and nothing will be done.”

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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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  • joescores19 says:

    Hello mate, been watching your blog for some time now and must say- you got the best updates, news etc. regarding our club. Well done!

    Reg. this topic.. I would also like to know what people think. I think that our badge is great, not sure about that castle.. Two crossed old fashioned hammers would look also great- but maybe it’s only me!

    Keep up the good work

  • jaybs says:

    The Castle is the Heart of Our Club! WEST HAM UNITED, it is part of our East End Heritage, we may be moving to a new stadium, but Never Forget our True Roots, THE EAST END!

  • joerudd85 says:

    Just like they did on ST prices, Fat Sam, the move to Stratford, hand the promises Sullivan made about the two signings straight after Zarate.

    Having worked for the David’s at Birmingham City where I hosted match day hospitality when I wasn’t at west ham I learnt a lot of what they had to say is pure junk, especially Sullivan. A

    They talk the talk, but never walk the walk.

    They will do whatever makes them money.

    I guarantee that they will sell us within moving to the Olympic Stadium. Probably to the owner of Westfields shopping group……

    Watch this space.

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