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Gold tells fans to give this player a big welcome

Downing overheadCo chairman David Gold has called on the Hammers faithful to give Stewart Downing a big welcome back when  Middlesborough arrive at the London Stadium tomorrow (Sat).

The former Hammer returned to his hometown club soon after Slaven Bilic’s arrival complaining the new boss hadn’t given him the vibes that he wanted him.

However, Gold said: “It’s football. It happens. I’m sure everybody will give him a big welcome because he was a fine player for us and he deserves that. But we are in a different place now and it’s time to sort things out.”

Gold is confident that the Hammers can put their awful start to the season and bad week behind them saying: “We have enough about us to beat them. We are a quality side and we need now to put everything behind us including the events of this week.

“As far as that is concerned, an inquiry will be held and we will judge our response on the strength of that.”

He went on: “But it’s all about tomorrow and it really is time to get our season underway.”

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4 comments on “Gold tells fans to give this player a big welcome

  1. He was ok but i never really took to him i must say.But i will still give him the clap 😀

  2. Sorry but little stewie didn’t want to play on the wing which is a bit of an issue for a winger, he didn’t want to stay and fight for his place because he knew Dimi was about 1000 times better and didn’t want to stay because the Slug wasnt in charge and his signing with Curtis no longer meant he was guaranteed a game.I’ll give it a miss with giving him a heroes welcome and just cheer on the ones that play in Claret and Blue sorry Dave 🙂

  3. Back to the exam question – Since when did Gold get to TELL fans anything??? He can ask or suggest, and we then choose. Good player Downing, in the Championship!

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