And I just can’t hide it… No doubt I shall be let down by one of the most boring West Ham performances in living memory, but who cares? I’m looking forward to hearing new Zola related chants, attacking play, lots of goals and an animated manager.
With no Ashton and no Bellamy I’d have thought the front two pick themselves. The more interesting dilemma for Zola is what to do about our right side. As I said a few days ago, I would play Neill in the centre, although it would be unfair on Davenport to drop him. Faubert at right back and Behrami on the right wing will be an interesting experiment. Will he play Boa Morte or Etherington? I imagine Boa Morte will get the nod. For once, I won’t mind, because I think it might just be the spur that he needs to show us what he can do. In fact, I’m going to predict that he will score today.
Roll on 3 o’clock.