It was in the late twenties when West Ham United fans began to sing, “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” after it was introduced to the East London side by the clubs early 20th Century manager, Charlie Paynter.
For nearly 100 years the away fans have had to suffer this annoying ditty.
Sunday 29 April 2018
West Ham United vs. Manchester City
Kick off 2:15 pm BST
Live on TV within the UK on Sky Sports
Man City travel to London at the weekend knowing they are one win away from equalling Chelsea’s record 30 victories in a single Premier League season.
The last time The Hammers beat City, in all competitions was three years ago, at the Boleyn Ground. On that occasion, Morgan Amalfitano and Diafra Sakho did the damage. David Silva netted on 77 minutes, but it was too late as United ran out victorious, 2-1.
Should City score two, the club will become the fourth fasted side to reach 100 goals in one season – 35 matches.
3 Things City Need To Do To Pop West Ham’s Bubble
Bubble burst number one
Former City stalwart, Pablo Zabaleta has been involved in more tackles this season than anyone at the club – 88. If he can be nullified, muted, call it what you will MCFC will be in good stead to cause their defence all sort of problems.
Burst bubble number two
David Moyes and his side are not mathematically safe, and so they will fight until their last breath in an effort to continue their impressive home record – three wins and three draws on the bounce. Their last home defeat was seven home fixtures ago, against Burnley, 3-0.
Moyes, the handsome chap has one or two nicknames…
When I was younger, my nickname was "The Pussy Destroyer". If you were wondering, this is why: pic.twitter.com/toGAHg5wJN
— David Moyes (@DavidWillyMoyes) November 2, 2013
(I prefer) Gollum will more than likely park the West Ham bus, then counter-attack if and when the opportunity rears its ugly head (did you see what I did there?).
Expect Sane, KDB and co. to exploit the West Ham loopholes.
Burst bubble number three
United have eight clean sheets while City has 16. MCFC score, on average 2.88 times per game while West Ham concedes, on average 1.85. Chances of netting per game – City 2.65 compared to United’s 0.91.
If the above statistics mean anything City could / should leave the London Stadium having burst every bubble in sight.
Come on City!