Some of you may remember that Arsenal supporters on the Arseblog website got a bit hot under the collar with me last year when I expressed my hatred for their team.
Well, I'm writing this from deep inside enemy territory - yes I'm at the Emirates stadium to watch Arsenal play the Hammers. I wondered if I should wear a disguise. I've left my Julian Dicks shirt at home. Wimp.
It is a fantastic stadium. Big seats and lots of legroom which is great for 6'2 fat bastards like me. It feels very much like a US sports arena. I suspect it is very difficult to get a really good atmosphere going in here.
The bit I am sitting in is full of what I would call nouveau foot ball fans - remember the Fast Show sketch? Well it's a bit like that - full of Johnny Come Lately football fans. Very different to the clientele at Upton Park.
They just had Matt Lucas introducing the game on the video screens. And at Upton Park we get Billy from East Enders. That just about sums up the difference!
We won this game 3-2 last season and beat Arsenal at Upton Park earlier this season. A third win on the trot woud come in very handy indeed. Don't worry - political coverage will resume shortly!
UPDATE: Well, as you can imagine, my joy is unconfined. One Nil to the Cockney Boys!!!