The West Ham co-chairman took to social media like he often does on the eve of a match.
Indeed, the Hammers chief was asked by a fan on Twitter whether the club have ordered their stars not to commit any tackles between now and the end of the season in order to ensure qualification for the Europa League by virtue of fair play.
Gold, however, insists the West Ham squad have simply been told to win, although he nevertheless remains optimistic of securing European football through the fair play league.
We have a very good chance of qualifying. dg https://t.co/ypr58KBI4c— David Gold (@davidgold) May 8, 2015
Meanwhile, Gold also provided a short fitness update ahead of West Ham's trip to Aston Villa later today.
However, after being corrected by a supporter, the West Ham co-chairman confirmed Oxford is away on international duty.
Yes your right. Sorry he's not in the squad. dg https://t.co/CfzFx9N4SB— David Gold (@davidgold) May 8, 2015
West Ham have been in poor form of late, although they beat Burnley 1-0 last weekend thanks to a penalty. And, should the Hammers qualify for Europe, plenty of their ills from this season will no doubt be forgiven.