Gold’s calm response to ticket price fury


gold-david-gold-west-ham-co-owner-july-2014_3179990Quite why Twitter brings out the worst in people with language to match is one of the most disturbing mysteries of the 21st century.

Disagreeing – it seems – is not sufficient for many. There simply have to be obscenities accompanied by accusation and sometimes near hatred.

One person who appears to have learned how to handle it is David Gold – the focus for much of that stuff down the years and who has the ability to come back with a calm one-liner.

Such is the case this morning after a furious outburst by one of his followers on the aforementioned social network operation.

He tweeted to Gold: “I’ve seen the last tickets for west ham juve game are priced at £166 quid f…..g ludicrous

The co-chairman calmly responded: The first tickets were available at £20.”

It is actually quite simple to ask a question – as of course many do – without the fury that too often goes with it and it’s a much better way of leading life!

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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!"

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  • MonkeysBellend says:

    I absolutely LOVE DG’s use of Twitter; he creases me up; he’s absolutely brilliant. Without being rude, he nails it every time; dismantling the ‘opposition’ with a truthful simplicity that goes to the very heart of the matter. SO funny to see.
    No wonder he became a big cheese….He’s just SO clever! I LOVE it! Indeed, I think, just like the 2 Davids have shown the world how to run a football club (They have completely transformed 2 now), DG’s tweets should be used as an example/teaching tool of how to use Twitter…
    I keep having t o pinch myself that these miracles taking place at WHU are really happening..But they ARE! Last season was unbelievable. Payet IS the toast of Europe! If it had been the old West Ham, we would have lost the last game at Upton Park – It’s what we did; always shooting ourselves in the foot…but no, instead a fairytale ending…Fortune’s NO LONGER always hiding, thanks to the 2 Davids…From them, all good things have flowed…After 45 odd years of suipporting WHU, this is a new era, new dawn…Happy Hammers!

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