Spurs & Orient prevented Irons from owning OS

goldWest Ham Chairman David Gold is speaking on a panel at the Leaders 15 event at Stamford Bridge today.

At The Sport Business Summit in London David Gold recalls his earliest memories bunking into Upton Park for free aged 7. ‘Karren Brady actually wants me to pay for those tickets.’ Gold told delegates.

Gold  speaking about Olympic Stadium move. Says he was initially against the switch like “80%” of fans.

‘We won the bid to purchase it. The government had to reneige on the sale deal and pursue a lease deal.’

Gold blames Spurs & Leyton Orient for preventing West Ham buying the Olympic Stadium outright. ‘Issues were raised by Spurs & Barry Hearn.’

Gold thinks more women will watch them play at the Olympic Stadium “as it’s next door to a shopping centre”

Gold also said how great the Olympic stadium is now with retractable seats

David Gold believes the club’s official twitter account will have ‘a million’ followers on Twitter in a year’s time. He also says ‘Way to become a millionaire is become a billionaire then own a football club – you quickly become a millionaire.’

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 “Spurs & Orient prevented Irons from owning OS

  1. He’s not wrong about the other halves – mine has already started planning for some shopping in Westfield while I’m at the games. As soon as my mate in the next seat can’t make it, she’ll be right there trying to see what all the OS fuss has been about.

  2. Tell me about it.My girlfriend has already decieded that instead of sitting at home some saturdays she can come with me & go shopping while im at the match.Absolute bloody nightmare,lol 😀

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