Gold: ‘There are no issues between the board and Slaven’


GoldDavid Gold has finally made the board’s position clear on Slaven Bilic!

A media storm has been whipped up over recent days which has included Jaap Stam, Tony Gale, Tony Gale and Danny Gabbidon along with the pros and antis on social media as the debate over the manager’s future is hyped beyond any normal limits.

The board has been slammed whilst others have come down against the boss, his tactics and all the rest of it, but finally Gold has stepped in to make things as clear as possible.

He said: “There is no issue between me and the board and Slaven, and I go to every board meeting, and in the board there have been no discussions over Slaven – he’s our manager we all like him, he’s a great guy.

“Me, personally, I like him very much. I think he’s very passionate and I love the passion. Would I like to be two or three places higher than we currently are, of course I would. Tell me a club apart from Chelsea who wouldn’t.

“There’s no issues. There never has been a new contract on the table. He still has the rest of this season and next season.

“He’s had a tough season, we accept that. He’s had stadium issues outside of his control. He’s had [the Dimitri] Payet issues which he dealt with to the best of his ability.

“He’s had injury issues – at one time we were second in the league for days lost and it wouldn’t surprise me if we were still in top three or four for clubs affected.

“We had a fantastic season last year where players over-performed.”

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  • Swanie says:

    No there is because i have read fans say there is.They categorically state there is.How can they be wrong?!?!?

  • Macca says:

    What do you expect from some fans.They are thick as pig sh#t.
    I have just been reading how because the owners are billionaires they should throw 100s of millions of pounds in to the next to summer windows.
    They must think they have this wealth in a suitcase under their bed.
    As i said thick as pig sh#t…

    • John says:

      I saw that Macca that beggars belief doesn’t it “if I owned the club and I was a billionaire I’d put in £100M because I’m a real fan” it is exactly for that reason they’re not billionaires!

      Same as this idea that someone owning a £99 kids seat should get £40 for it if the club sells it to an adult. Are these people real? Er you’d sell it every match and get a return of about 5,000% on it over the season.

      If brains were dynamite they’d not have enough to blow a hair out of place. Why would anyone object to getting 90% of face value for something you aren’t using.

  • Stan The Man says:

    Its pretty simple really isnt it we have absolutely no idea the true relationship between the owners and Slaven.
    My gut feeling is that they are just fine.But maybe a boring belief like that isnt what some want to hear as it isnt a starting point for another owner rant lo!
    As a fan to say that the owners dont trust him,want him out,they all dont get along.Well that is pure soeculation and fisher wife gossip lol

  • Stan The Man says:

    Macca most premier league club owners are billionaies but how many throw hundreds of millions at their football club during TWs.
    They might be billionaires but its only on paper in most cases and unless you are an Abramovich type owner they just cant do it.
    There are clubs below us with billionaire owners but it doesnt mean they can turn their club in to title​ contenders with lavish spending.

  • John says:

    We spend regularly 7th most of the premiership clubs. That’s where are. I have no problem with that. My guess is given more time in the new stadium that will gradually increase but will we ever spend more that City, Chelsea and ManU? No never of course not. Spuds and Arsenal? No again, we might close the gap a bit but we won’t spend more. So at best I’d say we might spend 6th highest. I really don’t care what we spend it’s the quality for me. A youth or two every couple of seasons would be nice too.

    The club is pretty much going the direction I want it to I really don’t understand all the *****ing.

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    I aint no financial wizard that goes without saying but isnt the long term goal to have a football club that generates it own profit to put towards a summer transfer kitty.
    Maybe i am being naive or dont get it but surely if owners were having to throw their own cash in each window then the club would be in a pretty p*ss poor situation.
    Anyway it always easy to spend others millions isnt it.
    Yep i insist that Gold & Sullivan put 10% of their total wealth in to this forthcoming summer window or im going to have a raging tantrum 😂😂

    • Macca says:

      Well of course the idea is that a business or football club is self sustaining or turns a profit.
      Its why it is a business.If the owners were forever dipping in their own pockets to fund the club then it would be on a pretty poor financial footing.
      As i said last night some fans are thick as pig sh#t.Shooting their mouths off when they havnt a clue.

  • John says:

    I read yesterday that the Spuds had posted their figures, and Sean might correct me here, but they turned over £200M and made a profit of £10M. Can you imagine the outrage from those same fans Macca if G&S dared to make a profit? There would be lynchings lmao.

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    Lol John,i domt get engrossed in the finances of the club,if other fans find it interesting then good luck to them.Just give me my 90 min fix of football and im happy.
    Whether Messi or Maiga is in our team its still the football i enjoy going to watch.
    If the likes of Nige want to go on a sustained campaign against the owners then good luck to them as well but i really just cant be arsed with it all 😁😁
    I always imagine Nige sneaking around the board room in the dead of night rumbling throw waste paper bins looking for his next scoop 😂😂😂

    • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

      Or maybe even rummaging not rumbling.See thats what happens when you think of nige going through bins,you get a crossover of rummaging and grumbling in to rumbling 😂😂

  • John says:

    This a private conversation or can anyone join in?
    You just did something truly amazing that I’ve never ever see before. You mentioned Messi and Maiga in the same sentence!

    Yeh you can imagine Nigel leaving a SAB meeting and locking himself in a toilet cubicle and coming out at 3am with a Mission Impossible torch pen and camera can’t you? 😂😂

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    Lol just talking to myself John,its the first sign of insanity isnt it.Must mean i will soon be ready for a tranfer to the cuckoo site 😂

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