An Andy Carroll goal, like a number 37 bus, has to come along eventually! And when a number 37 does eventually show up, there's usually another two sniffing around its exhaust, competing with it to determine which will crawl to a stop last.
With Jarvis returning from injury, this really could be the day. Spurs are hopefully tired and traumatised after theit trip to Rome and AVB will be under the microscope with 'Arry returning to the Premiership. Allardyce loves these sorts of games, pitching his experience against the inflated reputation of a big name foreign coach.
How good is this Spurs team? Bale is brilliant, but Bale apart, they no longer scream class to me. Adebayor's sending off must help, and it is rare for West Ham to benefit from the rub of the green like that.
I'm not predicting victory, I wouldn't be that presumptious and would never deliberately provoke fate in that way, but IF Carroll scores, it could be game on. We need a point at least, to maintain the gap between ourselves and the teams at the bottom.