David Gold on Talksport today

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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby Aceface on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:48 pm

WestHamIFC wrote:Gold previously stated we could put 'building block' seats over the running track for football, and remove for athletics.

Have the OPLC now ruled this out? It's not clear from the statement.. :eh:


Pretty sure this would still be allowed. What seems to be changing is the ambiguity about the track - what seemed vague before is now looking more and more like a definite. Have a feeling Gold (like me) was thinking we could endure the track for a few years and then give it the boot
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby hammers1954 on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:48 pm

Yea Why Not wrote:Just on twitter....

DavidGoldWHU David Gold
“@magicsuitcase: were not competing because we have been buying crap players and been poorly managed for years!” For over 100 years DG


He ain't wrong there :lol:


You missed an important part of this Tweet that changes the context. In DG's response after the "For over 100 years" is a ?. Completely changes the meaning of his response.
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby Yea Why Not on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:52 pm

How about if I purposely deleted that '?' to take the message out of context?!
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby the pink palermo on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:07 pm

Doc H Ball wrote:I was pleased to hear you say that Brady is largely absent. Any news on Sullivan? He hasn't been quoted on anything since August as far as I can see, which is astounding given various events since then.


I think Sam has put the pair of them back in their cages by singing the Company line - he frequently refers to the debt etc himself to remind them he is aware of our current position .

Brady is working on Brand Brady - she's staked a huge amount of personal credability on the OS, and failure to land it would be embarassing for her .

The get out of jail card I expect the club to play now in terms of the OS will be a club organised poll asking if we want to move to Stratford with a running track .

This of course will be overwhelmingly rejected ...........and then the board will say " we had to listen to our fans ".

Can see it coming a mile off .
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby upton girlie on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:08 pm

For those that missed it:

http://www.talksport.co.uk/radio/listen-again/episode/54334
DG on from 11:19am.
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby cockney boy on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:11 pm

I think you are 100% right there PP
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby taffhammer on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:17 pm

Pop Robson wrote:So we can't re-develop the Boleyn Ground, did Gold say why ?

Unless they're thinking a new East Stand and 40,000 wouldn't be big enough.


He said it's because of the surrounding area and infastructure, Maybe Boris could stump up to upgrade the tube station and open up the c2c platforms, much like he did for the spuds.
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby Nacho Man on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:18 pm

the pink palermo wrote: The get out of jail card I expect the club to play now in terms of the OS will be a club organised poll asking if we want to move to Stratford with a running track .

This of course will be overwhelmingly rejected ...........and then the board will say " we had to listen to our fans ".

Can see it coming a mile off .



:thup: Would be very surprised if there is any other outcome
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby Pop Robson on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:25 pm

taffhammer wrote:He said it's because of the surrounding area and infastructure, Maybe Boris could stump up to upgrade the tube station and open up the c2c platforms, much like he did for the spuds.


Must be down to Boris as Red Ken passed the East Stand plans in 2005/6ish
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby WestHamIFC on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:26 pm

Pop Robson wrote:So we can't re-develop the Boleyn Ground, did Gold say why ?

Unless they're thinking a new East Stand and 40,000 wouldn't be big enough.



He's probably not sure how re-developing the East Stand would solve the current Transport problems?

In fact, logically that would make getting to and from the Boleyn even worse than it is today...
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby WestHamIFC on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:28 pm

taffhammer wrote:He said it's because of the surrounding area and infastructure, Maybe Boris could stump up to upgrade the tube station and open up the c2c platforms, much like he did for the spuds.



Good point. We should lobby Boris for this, or we can excuse him of favouritism... :thup:
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby the pink palermo on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:33 pm

The Council wants us out of our current location .

The cops would want us out .

The local residents will mainly want us out .

From the clubs persepctive it isn't about whether we could get planning permission , it's about whether there would be ongoing objections to use the facility more than 23 times per season .

Purely for football - it's fine .If your business plan is sweating the most expensive asset on as many days of the year as you can, you won't want to build a new stand that will have restictions on the number of events that can be held there .
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby maltab on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:47 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footba ... hiefs.html

Maybe the fact we would be playing second fiddle to athletics,has finally begun to sink in.I,m sure everytime a major track event takes place,and as a result,we have to move out isn,t the best situation for our club to be in.
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby Wembley1966 on Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:56 pm

Pocket Pardew wrote:Remember that these two boring self righteous idiots had their tongues well and truly up the rear of Barry Hearn a few weeks ago. I winder if they will be quick to slate West Ham again when DG is on with them. I suspect they will be very chummy again and agree with everything he says. I truly despise these two and switch the radio over when they are on.

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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby LeeWHU88 on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:31 pm

David Gold tweeted this a little while ago.

Disappointed in media reports on my talksport interview- all I said about the OS is that there are loads of issues to work through
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby topman on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:35 pm

Please will people stop going on about expanding Upton Park....THE COUNCIL HAVE SAID MANY MANY TIMES THEY WILL NOT ALLOW AN INCREASE IN CAPACITY Headbanger
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby tjr008 on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:45 pm

The council have always said that we can't redevelop the Boleyn, but the Mayor of London also said we would be moving into Stratford.

So things change.

I'm sure an offer could be made, especially with our well known solid working relationship with Newham.
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby Westbourne Bill on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:46 pm

Id have been expecting him to follow up "there are issues to be resolved" with something like "but we're very hopeful of doing that" but he didn't.

A little bit of hope for those who don't want to move to an athletics stadium.
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby mywhufc on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:47 pm

topman wrote:Please will people stop going on about expanding Upton Park....THE COUNCIL HAVE SAID MANY MANY TIMES THEY WILL NOT ALLOW AN INCREASE IN CAPACITY Headbanger

where and when have they said this
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Re: David Gold on Talksport today

Postby Luke (THFC) on Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:54 pm

The reason they do OK is called Joe Lewis. We don't have a Joe Lewis..

Not true. Joe Lewis is very much a silent partner in ENIC's running of the club.

Only once has money from ENIC gone directly into Spurs (a £15 million convertable bond underwritten by ENIC that allowed them to increase the level of their shareholding while paying way under market rate for the shares).

I think you'll find that your current owners have ploughed more of their personal wealth into West Ham than Joe Lewis has into Spurs.
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