David Gold was on Talk Bollocks, interviewed by Gray and Keys. The link is carried below, and it is well worth a listen! The first thing to say is the guy is so disarming. He really does come across as a decent bloke, damn him! Do I trust him. No. Do I like him? Darn it, yes!
There's some fascinating stuff in the interview. Loved the bit where Andy Gray asks what type of underwear Karren Brady favours and when Richard Keys enquires about her tea making ability and the quality of her Sunday roast. Or were Gray and Keys asking whether she is up for spit roasting?
On the less serious side, the suggestion that there are now some concerns about the proposed move to the Olympic Stadium is very interesting. It seems that the 99 year guarantee to keep the running track may have thrown a spanner in the works. Is Gold maneuvering to get the retractable seating installed free of charge? Possibly. But there was no categorical commitment to the move, which is a huge change on a few months ago.
Will we increase the capacity at the Boleyn then? Definitely not according to Gold. Why? Well apparently our failure to realise our potential as the "eighth best supported club in the country" is all down to the stadium and its location. According to Gold, it is not the stadium that's the problem but the surrounding area and its dreadful transport links! That's a bit odd given there is a tube station just up the road. Has Gold ever tried getting to White Hart lane on public transport? Bloody hell, is it any further to the Boleyn from Upton Park than it is to Stamford Bridge from Fulham Broadway? What Gold means is it takes him an age to drive his Rolls home because of the awful road network!
So, we're not staying at the Boleyn and we may not be moving to the OS. So where are we going? Does Gold fancy ground sharing at the new White Hart Lane or after the asset stripping is complete, are we going to put down jumpers for goal posts and play in Plashet Park?
What else did Gold cover? Avram is a lovely man and interviewed very well. Zola wasn't mentioned. Allardyce is a tactician and the fans are warming to him apparently. Gold loves tweeting and the fans will be consulted over the move away from the Boleyn - although the consultation will probably take the form of, "Do you want to move to a new stadium or would you prefer that the club be wound up?"
Fair dos to Talk Bollocks, the interview is well worth listening to, particularly when Gray says to Gold at the end, "And tell Karren I prefer thongs and Richard likes his tea with milk and four sugars"!
For the full interview, follow the link below: