Gold hands Payet legendary status



David Gold believes Dimi Payet has already become a West Ham legend.

He doesn’t share the view that you need to be at a club for a certain length of time to inherit such status declaring: “If you do something legendary it will always be remembered.”

Speaking exlsuively to ClaretandHugh he said: “Dimi has given us so many such moments this season that it’s perfectly justifiable to call him a legend – I have no problem with that.

“Earlier in the season when he was in dazzling one on one form with defenders he was producing those moments and recently his free kicks have taken on the same status.

“Will they ever be forgotten? No, people will talk about them for many years and thus in my view the man can be described as a legend, icon, superstar – whatever you wish.

“I  certainly have no problem with the description – he has been the guiding light in taking us to a new level and I don’t think how long he has been at the club has anything to do with it.”

Gold added: “What’s fabulous too is that he is such a nice man with time for everybody. Some of those who inherit that sort of accolade get very up themselves – that will never happen with Payet.


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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

7 comments on “Gold hands Payet legendary status

  1. Thank goodness it takes more then one person to decide on these things,everyone has their own opinion and for myself it will always taken more then one season to take a player from Brilliant to Legend,
    But if others want to call him a legend that’s no problem with me,
    Why would we not appeal against the red card ?
    Who decides weather to appeal ?
    Is it because if some idiots decided it was a red he would miss the cup game ?

  2. Another Dave gaff IMO!!
    payet is in a class of his own with dead ball situations and its brilliant we have him on board , but I would like him to run more with the ball and take players on , lanzini IMO will become a god , he does it all and can take a free kick to ! Both fantastic players but need to be consistent over time , not 5 minutes ! When they produce like devo and brooking , then they will be hailed !! Until then I’m just enjoying the moment and may it continue for seasons to come ,
    It would be nice to give others in the team the same praise on a consistent platform and not fits and farts ! Spread it out a bit , they deserve it !!

  3. This is a very rare occasion that I disagree with David Gold. Payet is undenyably brilliant. But I believe he needs to do it over a considerable period of time to become a WHU legend. But he’s well on the way!

  4. I disagree also but we did all this the other day & it descended into chaos,lol.Gold has his opinion so fair enough.

  5. Agree with every word he says. I think there is a confusion in the minds of many over what the word means.

    1/ a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical – which suggests longevity and

    2/ celebrity, star, superstar, icon,

    As he says, Payet has produced some legendary moments. I think it valid to call him a legend but hey we won’t argue

  6. For me Carlos tevez is a West Ham legend also. Wasn’t with us long but produced some legendary moments in West Ham history.

  7. Guess you are right Hugh.Suppose it’s down to individuals ideas of legends as well.All have differing views 🙂

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