Gold: I don’t want to lose control of Irons’

gold-david-gold-west-ham-co-owner-july-2014_3179990David Gold has declared that he doesn’t want to give up ownership of West Ham with his co chairman David Sullivan all the while he has breath in his body.

Many believe that the move to Stratford could see the club become a magnet for rich investors – a view seemingly shared by former Arsenal star Ray Parlour.

Speaking to talkSport Parlour said; “I think down the line, a big hitter might come in and buy West Ham and suddenly that could put them in the same bracket and they’re going for that top four.”

Gold, however, insists that is very much a double-edged sword scenario and that he wants to remain in charge of the club with his long term business colleague Sullivan.

Speaking to ClaretandHugh he said: “To be in control of this great club has been my dream for many years but if someone really really really rich came along maybe we would have to move aside.

“But I think we would both want to continue playing a role in helping establish and stabilise the club.”


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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

14 comments on “Gold: I don’t want to lose control of Irons’

  1. I love DG be it his comments,his tweets or statements he obviously has a deep passion for our club that’s in his blood and I wouldn’t swap him for any of these corporate chinless wonders that own and run other clubs purely for business or ego purposes.
    He has his critics,especially the oh no it’s a PR disaster pr!cks,well in the immortal words of Spoonie anyone who doesn’t like and appreciate him are ******* **** who can go **** themselves with their own ******* ***** until they ******* burst the bunch of **** snivelling ******* *****!
    You’re right it’s better to get it off your chest lol

  2. Mmmmm…. fair point Lt. Q.

  3. Spot on Lt. Quickie 🙂 haha.. spoonie, I like that spice you bring!!

    If they should sell this club, I just hope we don’t end up with a board consisting of hollywood ****ers who doesn’t know **** about the game (like liverpool), or more important, this club and it’s history.

    I would like to think that the Daves consider other things than just the money on the table.

  4. They bailed the club out when we were in the **** but there detractors on WHTID stick the knife in again and again moaning about PR disasters, knocking a Twitter feed by the chairmans son, questioning there motives and judgement yet these idiot wannabe know alls and stats orientated ****ers profess there love for the club. The fact is we’d be ****ed without them so you self opinionated tossers have a think of where we would be without DG or DS and the money they pumped in while others stood idily by

  5. Spot on everyone and nice to see you’ve all joined the Spoonie revolution lol

    • Well I say well done Spoonie for speaking his mind ,that’s what forums are about not being shouted down by some delusional ****wits because he doesn’t conform to there high and mighty views

      • No revolution lads.Im just ****ed off of a minority of ****ers on sites who think they are a ****ing authority on everything to do with west ham.All this knowing what formation **** bilic will play,this ******** about Downing being invaluable to us,telling us who we should & shouldnt buy like they know coz they are ****ing experts.Love a bit of banter but not when the ****ing jokers ram their opinion down your throat not just say it in a conversational way.Theres three or four on another site who couldnt light a ****ing fire between them with petrol & a box of matches but they are footballing geniuses.Bunch of ********s get right up my hooter!

        • Don’t let em wind you up Spoonie just take the ****, from my experience that gets on there wick even more, they’ll never change they’ll still preach their stats, their formations best way to make a Dundee cake and talk about complete ********… 857 comments with only 350 about football says it all

        • Spoonie you’d be amazing over there they wouldn’t know what had hit them you might need another alias they’re always watching,mind you they’ve probably got a think tank to come up with the best username lol

          • Think tank? I doubt the higher powers would allow that Quick remember your not allowed to think, if you think you have opinions, if you have opinions they might fall outside what’s allowed

          • You’re right GW a think tank suggests that they’d get together and value others thoughts being that they’re high profile managers only they can be right lol

  6. The David’s have done a great job and the move to the Olympic Stadium will move the Club onto the next level, all the ‘London’ branding stuff is obviously targeted at making the Club attractive to big business and ordinary punters.

    The better the job they do the more attractive it will be for a potential new owner – it’s probably only a matter of time!

  7. Fans as owners will always be popular all the while things are going well Mr Gold. You and DS have built a big bank balance with fans and I hope you will keep topping it up. Well done to you both…

  8. Careful now, anymore hits and we’ll have to pay for the swear filter! Lol coyi

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