Gold understands fans concerns

NoblegoldWest Ham co-chairman David Gold says he understands the fans’ reservations about leaving the Boleyn Ground, but is confident the supporters will soon create a special atmosphere at the Olympic Stadium.

He told Sky Sports News cameras: “I personally felt unsure about leaving this stadium because my life has revolved around this ground from the age of seven.

“So I’ve been reluctant but what I do know is that the memories of the North Bank, the Chicken Runand the Main Stand are still there but the stands have gone.

“It’s going to be difficult to leave but we’re taking our memories with us. And the fans will take the spirit and the emotion to the Olympic Stadium.

“I don’t subscribe to the notion that we’re leaving something behind that we can’t take with us.”



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Gold understands fans concerns

  1. Pretty much the way I see it.I will take my memories away with me & I still have great memories of standing in the North bank.Three sides of the ground are basically new in terms of age,history & memories taken from them.Its a bit like owning your grandparents house,knocking down 3 sides of it,rebuilding the house & then being all emotional & crying about the fact it used to be their home & their ghosts & memories of them still exist.It’s ******** really imho 😉

  2. With a new carpet every year as well Radai 😀
    In all serious me ol mucker I have the same view.It has been rebuilt on three sides now.It is not the place I remember as having my best memories about anymore.Sad to leave tomorrow,of course,but my memories are more of the old ground,the chicken run,North bank,South bank,all gone a fair few years now.I feel no emotional tie to the newish version of Upton Park.I have no reason to cry tomorrow,all the ghosts of the old players & memories went many years ago in my mind when the all seater came in.

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