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September's Blowing Bubbles - out now!


Filed: Wednesday, 14th September 2016
By: Staff Writer


West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has criticised supporters who have refused to sit down during the Hammers opening games at London Stadium.

In an exclusive interview with Blowing Bubbles Monthly the co-chairman urged the claret and blue faithful to show respect to other fans.

“I had one guy tweet me saying that he would rather remain at 57,000 as long as he could stand,” he told the monthly magazine.

“This is clearly a person that doesn’t understand what’s in the best interest of his football club. If he cares about his football club, he would realise that [having the largest stadium] in the London is more important than standing.”

Elsewhere in the popular publication, Team GB hockey star Susannah Townsend discussed all things Rio and West Ham. And while most Team GB athletes would have been hoping for a glimpse of Usain Bolt, Mo Farah or Jessica Ennis Hill in Rio, she had high hopes of bumping into Manuel Lanzini in the athletes’ village.

As for her memories of Upton Park, she continued: “I was about four or five when my dad took me to my first West Ham game. It was always special going to Upton Park. My whole childhood was there. Everyone has got memories of their matchday experience and it will always be a place that I’ll love.”

Meanwhile ex Hammer George Parris feels the spending of other clubs will make it difficult for West Ham to replicate their form and finish this campaign.

“Looking at the outlay of the other clubs this season and the players they’ve brought, it’s going to tough for us to get into the top seven or eight,” he wrote in his column.

In addition the KUMB Podcast's Bianca Westwood was delighted with the deadline day signing of Alvaro Arbeloa. Writing in her column, she wrote: “I think defensively we needed another body but he brings a wealth of experience with him. I think it was a brilliant signing and it just goes to show the kind of players we can attract now.”

The issues of supporters’ views from the East Stand and Michail Antonio playing at right back are covered by Blowing Bubbles’ writers, as is the debate over whether or not Darren Randolph should get a run in the team at the expense of Adrian.

The lives and careers of summer signings Andre Ayew, Jonathan Calleri and Arthur Masuaku are put under the claret and blue microscope, and the magazine has also carried out a full inquest into West Ham’s Europa League failings.

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