David Gold makes his feelings clear about West Ham fans after ‘tough times’ as the Hammers prepare to return to Premier League action this weekend.
What a time to be a West Ham fan. There is so much positivity surrounding the Hammers right now.
Angelo Ogbonna’s injury and the ridiculous UEFA fan ban are minor blots on a near spotless copybook for David Moyes and the boys this season.
Moyes has transformed the club, turning a West Ham side battling relegation into a genuine European outfit.
The negativity that had enveloped the Hammers has been dissipated and the world and its wife has been queuing up to praise West Ham.
Third in the Premier League, one match from a Carabao Cup semi-final and on the brink of the last 16 of the Europa League, this is one of the best West Ham sides for generations.
It is a stark contrast from the toxic atmosphere which was festering between supporters and the club’s owners David Sullivan, David Gold and vice-chairman Karren Brady.
With Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky now on board, he is the club’s second major stakeholder behind Sullivan.
Kretinsky’s immense wealth and access to vast sums of money for investment has given West Ham fans plenty to get excited about for the future.
Some supporters will never forgive Gold and Sullivan for what they feel were broken promises surrounding the move from their beloved Upton Park to the London Stadium.
But speaking to talkSPORT recently, Gold thanked ‘amazing’ West Ham fans for their loyalty through some tough times for the club.
David Gold makes his feelings clear about West Ham fans after ‘tough times’
And Gold says Hammers supporters are now being rewarded.
“It is great to see them back in stadiums after nearly a year without them,” Gold told talkSPORT.
“For years and years and years I was a West Ham fan. I know the feeling when things aren’t going well and I understand why they (the fans) get very disappointed when things aren’t going right.
“We have to battle on and battle on until you get things right. It culminated in a victory against Liverpool…
“So happy after a long, tough couple of seasons that we’ve had at the London Stadium, but it all came good (against Liverpool)…
“I want to thank them for sticking with us.
“It has been tough times and it is all coming together. It is now the West Ham family and I love them to pieces.
“I’m so pleased they have stuck with us, it is brilliant.”