David Gold discusses his favourite Boleyn Ground memory as emotional farewell looms

David Gold

West Ham United co-owner David Gold has revealed his favourite memory of the Boleyn Ground as the club's emotional farewell to their home looms.

The Hammers will play their final two matches at their Upton Park home of 112 years when they entertain Swansea City and Manchester United back-to-back on Saturday and Tuesday.

The big move to the 60,000 seater Olympic Stadium takes place this summer with the Boleyn set to be bulldozed.

On the pitch this season the sixth-placed Hammers have done such an important season justice by securing their best ever Premier League return and mounting a serious challenge for the Champions League places.

Bilic has reinvigorated the East Londoners and with stars such as Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini, the Hammers are playing the 'West Ham way' once more.

Not only have the Irons officially enjoyed their best ever season in the Premier League era but they also have a positive goal difference for the first time since 1986.

Still all to play for in emotional games

And they have it all to play for going into what promises to be an emotional couple of matches, particularly the last ever when the Red Devils come to town on Tuesday night.

The thoughts of supporters, former and current players, staff and all associated with the East Londoners over the years will undoubtedly turn to their most cherished memories of the ground as the big farewell looms.

And Gold is no different having grown up supporting, playing for and then going on to own his beloved Hammers.

In a post on social networking site Twitter, Gold has revealed his favourite memory of the Boleyn.

"My personal favorite moment at Upton Park was scoring the winning goal for West Ham Boys against Portsmouth Boys," Gold said.

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