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West Ham director’s brilliant Spurs put down as old news is dragged up ahead of big clash

West Ham tackle bitter rivals Spurs within the Premier League on the London Stadium on Tuesday evening and our director’s had a dig.

There’s no love misplaced between West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur.

Both the Hammers and Spurs have lots to play for on the London Stadium with European locations up for grabs.

Tottenham want to safe a spot within the Champions League whereas West Ham are chasing European qualification for a fourth consecutive season.

Spurs chasing the Champions League with the tip of the season on the horizon. We’ve been right here earlier than after which some.

Nearly 18 years since notorious lasagne-gate

Believe it or not May seventh will mark 18 years because the notorious incident when Tottenham visited West Ham on the ultimate day of the season seeking to clinch the ultimate Champions League spot.

West Ham had been getting ready to play within the FA Cup remaining when Tottenham travelled to Upton Park again in 2006.

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Spurs solely wanted to match Arsenal’s consequence in opposition to Wigan as a way to clinch the ultimate Champions League spot at their rivals’ expense.

It was a tantalising risk, however catastrophe struck for Tottenham from an unlikely sauce.

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Tottenham’s pre-match meal prompted an outbreak of vomiting and nausea among the many gamers at their Canary Wharf lodge on the eve of the sport.

A sturdy West Ham efficiency coupled with the affect of the dodgy lasagne noticed Martin Jol’s Tottenham facet succumb to a expensive 2-1 defeat the subsequent day which noticed them miss out on the Champions League.

West Ham had been having a wonderful season – as they proved after they greater than performed their half placed on one of the vital memorable FA Cup finals in historical past every week later.

Incident massively overblown from Tottenham’s finish

So the win, at house, in opposition to a facet that solely completed a number of locations above them within the desk was not the massive shock many concerned in that Spurs group have made it out to be since.

Nobody extra so than Jermaine Jenas.

The TNT Sports pundit has been chatting with West Ham’s Mark Noble forward of the newest assembly of West Ham and Tottenham.

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Noble’s sensible Spurs put down

Jenas has been hamming up the incident but once more and making out as if that Spurs group had been in the identical bracket as Man United’s treble winners or Arsenal’s invincibles.

But West Ham director Noble delivered a superb Spurs put down because the outdated information was dragged up forward of the massive conflict.

And it’s price struggling Jenas’ cringeworthy recollection of occasions simply to see Noble destroy him with simply three phrases.

As Jenas rabbits on about West Ham placing in ‘the performance of the century’ in opposition to his mighty fifth-placed Spurs – who received a mammoth TWO extra video games than the Hammers that season – Noble merely responds: “What a shame.”

Well achieved Nobes you legend.

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