David Gold delivers verdict on woeful West Ham display v Bournemouth
By Danny Wright
David Gold has generously rated West Ham’s woeful 3-2 loss to Bournemouth as a 6/10, despite seeing his side surrender an early lead and concede two penalties.
The Hammers chairman clearly had no issues with the referee’s performance, as he also gave him a decent rating, despite awarding the Cherries two penalties which they proceeded to miss.
Josh King scored a hat-trick to earn Eddie Howe’s side all three points which cancelled out goals by Michail Antonio and Andre Ayew.
Gold admitted that the Hammers weren’t at their best though despite the average rating and went on to say that the away support was brilliant throughout the game.
“On my way home. Bournemouth 3 West Ham 2 We were well below par today 6/10, referee 7/10, West Ham away fans were at their best 10/10,” said Gold on his official Twitter page.
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On my way home. Bournemouth 3 West Ham 2
We were well below par today 6/10 referee 7/10 West Ham away fans were at their best 10/10 dg
— David Gold (@davidgold) March 11, 2017
The 80-year-old is well known for keeping West Ham supporters updated through his social media presence.
He is the joint owner of the east London club alongside David Sullivan.
Saturday’s loss means that West Ham now have just one win in their last six league games.
A win would have seen them break into the top half of the table but instead they stay in 11th place but could see themselves slip further down the table with Burnley and Watford just two points behind them having played a game less.
Slaven Bilic’s welcome Leicester to the London Stadium in their next match and they will be hoping they can return to winning ways quickly if they are to attain a respectful league position this season.
In other West Ham news, Football Insider rates the performances of the players in the defeat to Bournemouth.