Mar 3, 2007

'ammers v Spuds

Right, lets look at the facts. Its West Ham United. It's at Upton Park. They are shit. They are going down. They can't even compete against Charlton or Watford. They have several players out injured. The game is live on Sky. When they play, they look like eleven players rather than one working team unit. Tevez still hasn't scored, and Davenport will probably play against us.

And then there's us. When we play them, we are likely to choke. Pretty much like a d├ębutante porn starlet would if she had to take Peter North into her mouth in her first scene.

As the excuse train pulls into the station early, the following passengers fail to appear on the platform:

Benoit Assou-Ekotto - surgery.
Steed Malbranque - out.
Danny Murphy - out, but makes no difference anyway.
Ledley King - still out.
Robbie Keane - suspended.

Pascal Chimbonda, Jermaine Jenas and Didier Zokora all fitness doubts.

As for West Ham United, they have Lucas Neil, Matthew Upson, James Collins back in full training. Reo-Coker is out (suspended) and Bowyer is back from injury.

So, likely squads:

West Ham (from): Green, Carroll, Neill, Pantsil, Collins, Ferdinand, Davenport, Upson, Dailly, McCartney, Konchesky, Newton, Benayoun, Quashie, Mullins, Etherington, Noble, Harewood, Tevez, Boa Morte, Zamora, Sheringham, Cole, Kepa.

Tottenham (from): Robinson, Cerny, Chimbonda, Lee, Stalteri, Dawson, Rocha, Gardner, Zokora, Tainio, Jenas, Ghaly, Huddlestone, Lennon, Defoe, Mido, Berbatov.

Now, I shouldn't be worried about this game. If you go on form. It's not so much whether we forget to turn up tomorrow, it's more so the case that WHU might decide to turn up. Hence the worry. They did so against both Arsenal and Man Utd. West Ham players seem to be able to pull out performances in live games and against bigger opposition. And as we all know, they love to beat us.

I can see it now. Tevez scores (giving him instant legend status) West Ham win, and Curbs mutters something about going on a run to earn their Prem survival. Though, to be fair, everyone should know by now that tomorrow wont make a difference to West Ham's position. Every one of their previous 10 games should have made a difference, but they fucked up every time.

Tomorrow, should...
'should' therefore be about pride. Both sets of players need to give something, 100%, and set out to match the passion the fans give at these games.

We need to dick 'em. I want some revenge for last season. That's not too much to ask for, is it? Last year at the Lane, we sang 'We're be there to send you down', except we were there to see our Champs League dream die and WHU went on to play in the FA Cup final. A year on, and we might actually send them down. Oh the irony. But my head says, shut the fuck up Spooky. And why? Well, simply put, Tottenham Hotspur struggles to give something back to their fans. We never seem to be able to claim gloating rights for anything. A win tomorrow would be wonderful. But in these situations, it never seems to happen. But thats no way to live, is it? So fuck it. Fuck logic and probable outcomes and guesstimates. Fuck my head, and I'm going with my heart.

I'm gonna go for a Spurs win. 3-1. Then at least West Ham have something to remember as they drop out of the Prem and back into the Championship, cementing their status as a yo-yo club once more. We (along with everyone else) helped to put them there. And finally, we can gloat.

COYS, etc.



Ham and Eggs said...

Beating Tottenham is what we do best :)

If theres no blood and thunder from us in the opening 10 minutes then I think Spurs will take the game to us, and I'll be worried about that.

ham and eggs said...

looks like you were right! LOL!

Paxton Yid said...

You were saying?

Incredible rollercoaster of a game. But whats the big deal? WH were down before this game. Our part was to make sure it hurts even more.