David Gold hits out about problem West Ham issue and makes promise to fans

David Gold

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has been discussing a problem affecting his club's fans this season.

The Hammers are flying high in fifth place in the Premier League with very real hopes of Champions League qualification.

Indeed had it not been for the phantom penalty which denied Slaven Bilic's all three points against Chelsea last time out, West Ham  would already occupy fourth spot.

It has been a magnificent last ever season at the club's beloved Boleyn Ground home of 112 years so far.

Bilic has brought back the 'West Ham way' and the club is also on the verge of a trip to Wembley for the FA Cup semi-finals if they can beat Manchester United in the quarter-final replay next month.

Hammers fans have been in dreamland

But while Hammers fans are in dreamland watching their side play, actually getting tickets to see them is proving a painful experience.

Persistent problems with West Ham's online box office booking system has led to plenty of complaints from frustrated supporters on social media.

And many of them have been aimed at the club's co-owner Gold, who has responded on the issue and revealed there could be light at the end of the tunnel.

'I agree... it's terrible'

Replying to a series of tweets from fans criticising the website, Gold said: "I agree, our website is terrible and I'm told the new one will be great.

"Let's hope so."

Unprecedented demand

In fairness the club will be experiencing unprecedented demand for tickets given the fact it is the Farewell Boleyn season and they have an extra 20,000 supporters to cater for ahead of the move to the Olympic Stadium.

But West Ham is a multi-million pound business operation and fans have a right to expect better.

One thing is for sure with 60,000 of them set to pack out their new ground from the summer things will need to improve.

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