Gold admits his initial doom and gloom could quickly subside if past examples are anything to go by.
"I feel dreadful right now but I've felt dreadful in my life before and what I've learned is that on the Sunday you can feel dreadful but by the time Wednesday comes, the adrenalin starts pumping and you want to fightback.
"I've got a feeling that will probably happen. I don't know whether it will but I can see myself later in the week wanting to bounce back just like after we were relegated under Barry Fry when we went down to the old Third Division.
"I woke up at six o'clock in the morning after a terrible night and a terrible journey home from Tranmere. I was up saying to my brother Ralph we should invest in Barry Fry - and in those days one million pounds was a load of money - and that we are going to win the league.
"That is how excited I was after the initial depression and maybe my disappointment will disappear over the next few days and I will come back for another try."