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Premier          Pl   W   D   L   For-Ag  Pts
Home             15   9   3   3   21- 11  30
Away             15   6   3   6   22- 21  21
Total (Prem)     30  15   6   9   43- 32  51
Football League
Home (Div 1)     33  17   7   9   65- 51  47
Away (Div 1)     33   9   9  15   45- 54  29
Total (Div 1)    66  26  16  24  110-105  76
Football League
Home (Div 2)     10   4   4   2   18- 13  12
Away (Div 2)     10   3   3   4   13- 12   9
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Total (Div 2)    20   7   7   6   31- 25  21
Total (Prem)     30  15   6   9   43- 32  51
Total (Div 1)    66  26  16  24  110-105  76
Total (Div 2)    20   7   7   6   31- 25  21
Grand Total     116  48  29  39  182-162 148

Last Six Premiership results:-

West Ham

West Ham   1-1   Man City
A. Villa   3-0   West Ham
West Ham   1-3   Bolton
Man Utd    3-0   West Ham
West Ham   1-3   Chelsea
Stoke      1-1   West Ham

Burnley    4-2   Spurs
Spurs      0-0   Man City
Stoke      1-2   Spurs
Spurs      0-1   Wigan
West Brom  1-1   Spurs
Spurs      3-1   Wolves

Pos          P  W  D  L  F-A  GD  Pts
 5 Spurs     5  2  2  1  6-4   2   8
20 West Ham  5  0  1  4  3-13 -10  1
Have West Ham changed their ways yet?

I wonder if West Ham have changed their ways now that the club has appointed Avram Grant as their manager? I mean some of their racist and offensive chants. Oh, you won't hear these in the stands, but have a crafty peep in the home concourses and local pubs and you might well hear the dulcet tones of "I'd rather be a Paki than a Jew", and singing "I've got a foreskin but have you?" I wonder if those loverly Hammers' fans were singing one or both of those last week, whilst their new manager was away observing Yom Kippur? Hmmmmmmm.

I wonder if West Ham have changed their losing ways? Spurs have won the last five matches between the two sides. We didn't really want to see them relegated last season, as they are usually worth six points, after all!

The Hammers haven't won a league game yet this season, and have managed just 4 league wins in this calendar year - all at home, to Birmingham, Hull, Sunderland and Wigan. Those last two wins in April were enough to keep them clear of the drop by 5 points. They still only mustered 35 points though.

I wonder if West Ham will cease to revile their most successful manager for years - Harry Redknapp? Of course they won't. They'll also give Defoe some stick, even though he won't be anywhere near the stadium for this one, as he still nurses his ankle - possibly for months yet too. It must be so frustrating for them loverly cockney spammers not to be able to openly abuse the team they love to hate and one of their former players in the way they do behind the scenes. It could - no, it will - lead to heightened tension in and around the Upton Park Stadium this week-end.

Not that Spurs, or their fans can afford to be complacent about this game. After all, West Ham did get their first point last week at Stoke, thanks to a close range goal after a corner by Spurs target Scott Parker. Mind you, we did get to see yet another fumble by Robert Green, who will suffer an almighty hail of abuse in front of the travelling fans. Did you know that in pre-season training the West Ham squad gave Green some abuse to prepare him for the season? Doesn't exactly replicate the voices of thousands though, does it?

Them loverly Hammers will even be gloating a bit, after their midweek Carling Cup success at Sunderland, and of course our demise in front of our own fans against the team that we really do hate.

West Ham snatched former Portsmouth loan striker Frederic Piquionne from Lyon this summer, and he scored their first goal at The Stadium of Light, while we were losing at home. Piquionne scored Portsmouth's first goal against us in the FA Cup semi-final last season. Another West Ham new boy - Nigerian Victor Obinna - also scored his first goal for his new club on Tuesday night. Don't worry, they've still got Carlton Cole too! One of West Ham's more exciting prospects might be Giovani Dos Santos's Mexican team-mate and winger Pablo Barrera.

In fairness, from what I saw of last Saturday lunch-time's game, West Ham did look as if they were getting some decent short passing football together so they might have a bit more form to go with that extra bit of desire there will be to beat Tottenham - and of course to try and climb off the bottom of the table. The early season fixtures haven't been kind to West Ham, with Man Utd and Chelssea amongst their early opponents. I remember a West Ham fan saying on a phone-in that his team would be pointless after the Tottenham game. Well, at least they have one on the board.

The Spurs team will bear no resemblance from the assembly that Harry Redknapp presented against Arsenal. Jake Livermore has already left for Ipswich on loan, and with Spurs out of the Carling Cup, he will be lucky to get another first team chance this season. Heurelho Gomes is not far from a return to fitness, but this week we'll probably see Cudicini back in the frame. Hopefully both Corluka and Kaboul will be fit. Whether Ledley plays this one, or waits till next Wednesday's Champions League game remains to be seen. The big guns such as Van Der Vaart and Peter Crouch must surely play on Saturday, with Bale of course rampant in midfield. Harry has loads of options despite the prolonged absence of Defoe, Dawson and Woodgate.

I am not blase about this one, but Spurs surely have enough in the locker to put the home side to the sword and bring three points back to The Lane. I'll go for a 2-1 win, and a bit of excitement for all.

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