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Gold gripped by Boleyn’s “perfect storm”


David Gold has dubbed this amazing last season at the Boleyn as perhaps being in the grip of “a perfect storm.”

He said: “The win last night in the final seconds and everything else that has happened so far seems to be fate – it’s as though everything in the footballing stars is falling together to make this season perhaps one of the most incredible in our history – a perfect storm.”

And speaking exclusively to ClaretandHugh he added:  “Last night’s astonishing game of football came on the tenth anniversary of legendary boss Ron Greenwood’s passing whilst this campaign coincides with the 50th anniversary of England and West Ham’s amazing World Cup triumph.

“Everybody at the cub is embracing what is happening because these are very special games and can lead to an amazing seasonal climax. It seems as though we are heading to a remarkable destiny.

“Angelo Ogbonna’s incredible last gasp goal is the sort of thing you read about in football fiction and Michail’s strike reminded me of a day years ago when I attempted something similar in a competitive game and made a total hash of it.

“That was a very special goal. It showed amazing technique – two totally different goals but both quite magnificent. It was a night that will live forever in the memory of everybody who saw the game – it was totally astonishing.

“Now we head for a match which looks very winnable. We would have to be disappointed if we can’t reach the quarter finals against Blackburn given the squad we have here.”


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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

One comment on “Gold gripped by Boleyn’s “perfect storm”

  1. Bearing in mind our performance against teams where we are the favourites this season I would be weary of looking ahead too far. We need to earn the next win over the blackburn and I doubt they will be as willing to attack as Liverpool are. That being said it is a great opportunity that hopefully we can take and go all the way.

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