The club put on a special Q+A evening at the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday night to give a select number of season ticket holders the opportunity to grill Sam Allardyce, Kevin Nolan and David Gold about current affairs surrounding the club.

Of course, each of them were quizzed about club’s current position in the Premier League and whether we have what it takes to pull ourselves away from the relegation places, while David Gold and Sam Allardyce were specifically asked about what happened in the summer transfer window.

Our man Brad Pinard had the pleasure of being there and hearing what they had to say first hand. So in part three of three, here are David Gold’s best comments from the evening…

David Gold…

…on the season so far


…on the January transfer window

“I’d like to think that on day one of the window opening a deal will be done. But equally it could be the last day. You’ve already heard from Sam about  all that we tried to do all the way up to the last minute that the [summer] window closed, we were still trying to pursue top, top quality centre forwards. We’re talking about Romelu Lukaku, Demba Ba, to name but two.”


…on Kevin Nolan’s red card against Liverpool

“I came home early one afternoon, walked in to my study and looked out through the window down in to the swimming pool. And there in the swimming pool is my wife having sex with my best friend.True story. I thought at the time ‘My god, this is devastating, how can I be so unlucky?’ Five years later, I met the love of my life. If I don’t have the bad luck, I don’t have the good luck and, in a way, what we may be seeing now as bad luck by losing Kevin Nolan for three games, might in actual fact be good luck and suddenly find the win we need.”


…on Andy Carroll


…on Barry Hearn

“We have responded publicly out of dignity I guess”

“Barry has played a game of poker and he has been dealt a two, a seven and a four, all of different suits. We have two aces and two kings.”

“He has gone on a bit and got some good publicity for his business but it is enough now.”

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