West Ham United joint chairman David Gold has come under fire with plenty of criticism recently for his comments on the youth players at the club.
Gold believes that the teenagers at the club do not have a chance of breaking into a first team set-up full of “seasoned internationals”.
This enraged West Ham fans who had been hoping to see the likes of Declan Rice and Domingos Quina handed opportunities in the first team.
Hammers fans argued that this completely undermined our youth team set-up and rather than backtracking, Gold continued to put forward his case.
Now David Gold appears to have relented a bit by tweeting that West Ham have the most talented bunch of teenagers in over a decade.
We think we have the best group of teenagers for over a decade. Time will tell. dg
— David Gold (@davidgold) May 29, 2017
However, West Ham fans believe that Gold is just continuing to dig his hole.
Here are a selection of the best responses to this tweet from the joint chairman.
@davidgold Just stop tweeting mate.
— ⚒ Sam Mansell ⚒ (@sam_mansell1988) May 29, 2017
@davidgold I'm confused cause we were told by you they have no chance breaking into the first team for a few seasons
— ⚒Olly⚒ (@oljay99) May 29, 2017
@davidgold Now we have talented youngsters because you don't want to spend any dough in the transfer market ?You are the weakest link Goodbye !!!
— Farehamhammer (@FarehamHammer) May 29, 2017
@davidgold You on wind up this morning?
— Sam Thomas Nicola (@st90nicola) May 29, 2017
@davidgold Shame they won't get a chance
@davidgold are they the same ones you said wouldn't break into first team for a few yrs ? Great confidence boost you have them
@davidgold Let's hope you don't ruin them by not giving them a chance
— ri (@RianBudden) May 29, 2017
@davidgold irrellevant if you dont play them
— chris lampett (@Lampett88) May 29, 2017
@davidgold Well maybe give Burke and Oxford a go then instead of being linked with more CBs
— John Petty (@E17_Hammer) May 29, 2017
@davidgold The difference is, in the past, all those teenagers were given a go. Lampard. Joe Cole. Carrick. Johnson. We need to give them PL experience
— Nathan Pisani (@nathanpisani01) May 29, 2017
— Mark Shurben-Browne (@MarkShurben) May 29, 2017