I trust you will all be giving Craig Bellamy the welcome which he so richly deserves today. Odious little, er, small person.
We all need a lift today. Will we get it? I am not sure the omens are good. We have put in some dire performances against Man City in recent seasons and we are definitely overdue a win.
The win will depend in large part on Zola’s tactics. My own view is that he needs to give Savio a full debut and take a risk. Stick him up front, playing just behind Carlton Cole, or put him on the left of midfield with Jack Collison replacing the suspended Mark Noble in the middle.
Right, suppose I’d better get up now. I’m riddled with cold, have a sore throat and feel like the brown stuff warmed up. I ought not to be going to Upton Park today, but nothing would stop me being there to show Bellamy what I think of him. The trouble is, it will probably spur him on to score a hattrick…