Well it can’t be worse than last year, can it?! I am optimistic that we will get at least a point at Reading this afternoon. I can;t put my finger on why, but I just don’t think Reading are quite the same team as they were last season. I hope I am not being complacent. I got a phone call yesterday from a friend who had procured two tickets for the match and asked if I wanted to go. Very annoyingly I had already committed to going to help my friend Tracey Crouch, who is the Tory candidate in Chatham and Aylesford, to deliver 20,000 newspapers to her adoring electorate. I decided she’s lynch me if I let her down. So that guarantees that West Ham will deliver a convincing win! I don’t see many changes from last week’s team, apart from Dean Ashton starting and Lee Bowyer coming in to replace Kieron Dyer. Prediction? 0-2 to the Hammers. Brave man,aren’t I?