The pair have also managed the almost-mutiny of supporter towards the end of the season when a large poll of fans revealed that most felt Sam Allardyce's time was up. The astute pair responded by appointing Mr Popular Teddy Sheringham as new forwards coach and onwards we marched assured of a more attractive style of play for 2014-15.
But now, Sullivan, Gold and Gold's daughter have been sucked into a media campaign to destabilise West Ham at a key point in the transfer window and as we prepare for the new season. No informed fan could swallow that Sam is solely responsible for signing the injury-blighted Andy Carroll, and in either case there was very little to suggest he would have foot and ankle problems when he signed.
Given the most recent 'revelations' from the Mail - where a (totally) neutral tweet from Goldie's daughter has been blown up as evidence that Sam is about to be sent marching, surely it's time to put a lid on it until the pre-season business is done. We still need cover at full back and another striker or two and no doubt the media rumours wont encourage any ambitious top class players to join a club that appears to be in chaos.
Maybe less is more on this occasion.