From the Boardroom - David Gold

This has been another great week for the Club following the impressive performance against Southampton last weekend and the players are full of confidence as we prepare for another big home game.

We have won six of the last nine games and we are in great form at the moment. We have managed to get our season back on track at just the right time.

There is a feel-good factor around the training ground and the spirit is good, the results are good and what more could we ask for.

Hopefully we can make it back-to-back wins once again and get a victory over West Brom at London Stadium.

We know it is going to be a hard game as Tony Pulis has his team well organised and they manage to grind out results.

They are five points clear of us in the table, but this is a great chance for us to close the gap.

There were so many positives to take from the 3-1 win over Southampton last weekend.

I was so pleased to see Pedro Obiang get his first goal for the Club and he is a real talent.

His passing, tackling, energy is exceptional and he deserves his place in the team.

He has been unlucky not to score before last Saturday and it wouldn't surprise me if he now goes on a goalscoring run and scores a lot more for the Club. He is a regular in the team and is a fans’ favourite.


There is a feel-good factor around the training ground and the spirit is good, the results are good and what more could we ask for.

David Gold


It was another big day for Andy Carroll and he deserves all the headlines he is getting at the moment.

I've always been a big fan and he is such an important player for the team. He is in great form and his work-rate is fantastic.

He has a little niggle at the moment but we are managing it in the right way and he will be protected.

You cannot under-estimate what Andy brings to the team and it is not just his goalscoring but the other areas of the team he helps out.

He puts in everything for the team and shows incredible commitment.

I know Gareth Southgate is coming to the game and hopefully he will see the quality from Andy once again. I have no doubts that he deserves a recall to the England squad.

It is also another great opportunity for the likes of Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell to impress the new England manager and it is great that we have so many players being talked about for a place in the national squad.

I recognise the fans support on a weekly basis and once again they were fantastic down at Southampton last week.

I am so proud that we have fans who show such passion towards their football club and they play such a big role in helping us perform well.

I hope there will be another big atmosphere on Saturday and the players can get another victory under their belts before we head into a short break.

We are certainly looking up now and everything is coming together.

Enjoy the game on Saturday.