From the Boardroom - David Gold

West Ham United Joint-Chairman David Gold pays tribute to Winston Reid and James Tomkins and wants to bring some silverware back to the Club

It is unbelievable what is happening to us at the moment. I don't think many people would have predicted we would go and beat Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.

It tells me that we have got a serious squad of players. At the start we said our aim was to finish in the top ten, but who knows what could happen now this season.

We brought in great players like Payet, Moses, Obiang, Ogbonna and it is hard to believe we would have this amount of success so early on in the season – especially after the home defeats against Leicester and Bournemouth.

But we then go and beat Liverpool, Newcastle and the Premier League leaders last weekend and now have three wins from the last three games.

We need to avoid any serious long-term injuries and if we manage to do that I think this could be a very special season.

Of course you need your best players to be on top of their game and there is no doubt that Winston Reid was one of the best players on the pitch against City.

He showed his desire to win and he was outstanding. I think if someone had driven a bus from the half-way line, he would have headed it away!

He is a top class central defender and we showed with his new long-term deal how much we wanted him to stay.

We are building a team and a squad that is good enough to compete when we move into the new Stadium next summer and Winston remains a key part of that.

I also want to highlight the performance from James Tomkins who was also magnificent and has showed his versatility this season producing outstanding displays at both right back and centre-half.

It certainly gives us options if a player gets injured during a game that James can easily fit into another position.

I know Slaven picked out Diafra Sakho for his superb display leading the attack and his work-rate throughout the game.

Sakho is a very unusual centre-forward in that most of the players who play in his position don't work as hard as what he does.

Diafra runs for the team and pulls defenders out of position. He never stopped with his work-rate and was rewarded with a goal as well.

I believe there is nothing stopping him scoring 20 goals this season. There are not many strikers outside the top four club who can do that, but if he stays fit, why can't he achieve that?

I know we are only six games into the season, but we have beaten three of the best teams in the Premier League and it does lay down a marker. Our expectations are sky high.

I feel this is the best squad of players in our time in charge of the Club and they are capable of taking us onto the next level.

We now switch our attentions to the Capital One Cup and a big game against Leicester on Tuesday night.

I look back at the history of being a West Ham United fan and some of our finest moments have come in the cup competitions.

We won the FA Cup back in 1964, 1975 and 1980 but that is a long time-ago and it would be a fitting way for us to finish our final ever season at the Boleyn Ground if we could win some major silverware.

It is disappointing that our new signings Michail Antonio and Nikica Jelavic are cup-tied but I am excited at the prospect of seeing Andy Carroll get some more game time under his belt.

He had a few minutes against Newcastle last week and Andy is looking as fit as I have ever seen him. He is raring to go.

We were very disappointed to lose against Leicester in the league, but they have continued their amazing form from the end of last season. If we manage to win there, we would have beaten a very good side.