Gold: “There has to be a response”

David-GoldDavid Gold insists the team can bounce back from the shocking events of West Brom with a top display against Spurs.

And he’s aware too that the climate among the fans can turn as quickly as a goal against the run of play.

He said: “There are plenty of reasons we can use for the defeat – injuries, too many games in the week and all the rest of it but at the end of it all we are out of the FA Cup and that is a massive disappointment.

“We really do need to see the team pick itself up and produce a top performance against Spurs – for the sake of us all ┬áthere has to be a response.

“Pride has been hurt and of course other events took place which are deeply disappointing so it’s important we have a big end to the troubles with a top performance.

“I think we can give a top account of ourselves. It’s Spurs so nobody will need any winding-up. We have everybody bar Andy Carroll fit and there can be no feeling sorry for ourselves.”


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8 comments on “Gold: “There has to be a response”

  1. What are you going to do do if we don’t respond, SACK SAM ?
    Are the players sick and tired of Nolan always being picked ahead of far more able players, has Sam lost the dressing room, we will find out this weekend, but if we get beaten up like last week then you know what will happen.
    We trust you will do the right thing either now or at the end of the season.
    Also very sorry David Sullivan was caught up in the fans frustration, bit like a spat in a relationship, you always take it out on your nearest and dearest, so the saying goes.
    It is all about SAM not you and David. COYI

  2. Yeah i really hope that the Davids appreciate 99% of us fans have nothing but admiration for them & what they have done for us.We could be in a helluva load of crap without them.I can think of little they have done that hasnt improved The Irons as a football club from the precarious position we were in.All we need now is for them to make another good judgement call & not renew a certain persons contract.Not sure we will see this response being called for against spurs but we can always hope.I have a horrible feeling this season is just going to drift now,ending in a midtable finish.What the Davids asked for if we finish 9th or 10th.But it had the chances of being so so much better.

  3. supported w ham for over 60yrs never seen these arguments before and all caused by sam if carroll wernt injured again we know the line up carrol nolan we could of had bony but no sam wanted carroll all he knows big lump up top hoof the ball to him he admits he doesnt like tippy tap football hes a dinosaur he has got to go or we will always be one of the also ran go sam your not good enough for our great club/

  4. I agree with all the above no good me just banging the same drum,hope 2 Daves bother to read this column,
    We need a result like last year but even if we don’t get the win let’s hope the players take it on theirselves to play good entertaining football because the opposition with there Young manager will,

  5. I always remember last season,at Home to Swansea.We beat them,with both Carroll and Nolan getting on the scoresheet.The following day Sam appeared on Goals On Sunday,and made the statement of seeing the Carroll/Nolan partnership at West Ham for a long time to come.If it wasn’t for Carroll continuously picking up injuries,that would be his prefered pairing. He has had plenty of digs at the fans,myself included, for expressing an opinion, NOT arguing,an opinion.This was televised on the Football League show,and what was mentioned by myself was i wanted to be entertained,not sit back on a 1-0 lead and invite the opposition to come at us.To this day,it still continues to happen under his leadership.I don’t go around hating people.I don’t hate Allardyce.What i do feel though,is his time is up as West Ham Manager . I thank him for getting us back up at the first attempt.He may have followed his orders from above. 18 months time,we move to a bigger stadium.Let’s now build a team,with a Manager who can move us onto the next level.

  6. @Bubs. They both read it regularly

  7. I dont hate the guy either,but i certainly hate how he conducts himself & represents West Ham.People may love him because he has take us to midtable as it will be.But for me there is more to it.He represents West Ham Footbal Club as well.I for one cringe when i see his comments & statements when with the media.If his trophy cabinet was full fair play if he is egotistical,Mourinho can be but delivers when he talks the talk.This egotistical manager we have has only cobwebs in his trophy cabinet.

  8. Seems such a shame that having found a winning combination and team structure and a terrific first half performance, using Downing, Song and the other newcomers Sam chose yet again to back his faithful old combination of Carroll and Nolan. I’ve seen the statistics about win ratios etc. but am just not convinced that they have any relevance to the way forward, especially if you also look instead at the lose ratios with and without Nolan. He is well past his best and frankly a liability without the combination with Carroll, who sadly is out yet again. Personally I think that Sam is actually a nice guy and perfectly knowledgable about the game. I just don’t see why he is fixated with Nolan. For my money Song is the perfect captain to lead us out at the OS with a new team style and manager.

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