I ought to be feeling a little bit guilty about Iain Dale being on the end of a two defeats at the hands of my other team (Everton) this week.
We know Iain is a Tory, and I gather this is not yet treatable on the NHS, but as Tories go he is not such a bad chap. So I feel a little sorry for him having to put up with Boris Johnson as the Tories mayoral candidate (and Iain has done a good job of trying to make Boris sound dynamic, but it is a losing battle) and also being a West Ham fan.
With Everton eliminating West Ham from the Carling Cup midweek and then defeating West Ham again in the league today, I ought perhaps to be rubbing his face in it. However, this might provoke Iain in to a referral to the opinion polls and the Tories strong position.
So after a promising start when they promised much, now West Ham are fading quickly and are starting to look desperate. Are West Ham to the Premiership what Gordon Brown is to Labour ?