West Ham fans will love what’s being sung at the darts this year but Spurs supporters certainly won’t that’s for sure.
It’s the most wonderful time of year right now, not just because it is Christmas but the combination – Covid permitting – of festive football and the World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace.
Bitter rivals West Ham and Tottenham have both been hit by postponements.
Spurs have seen four games called off recently, three due to Covid and one because of snow.
West Ham’s game against Norwich at the London Stadium yesterday was cancelled. But Tottenham’s game against Liverpool today looks set to go ahead at the time of writing.
So for now West Ham fans can turn their attentions to the darts at Ally Pally. And Hammers supporters will love what is being sung at the darts this year but Spurs fans certainly won’t.
The football chant ending ‘get battered everywhere they go’ referring to losing heavily on a regular basis has been gleefully adopted by Tottenham’s rivals this season.
Fans of West Ham, Chelsea, Arsenal and a host of other clubs belt out the song mocking Tottenham throughout matches.
And now it is being sung relentlessly at the darts too.
West Ham fans will love what’s being sung at the darts this year but Spurs won’t
The song has replaced the Toure chant in terms of the most sung at the tournament this year giving plenty of ammunition to West Ham fans when it comes to ribbing Tottenham supporting friends and family.
On occasion too the West Ham version can be heard from sections of the crowd with Hammers fans singing ‘West Ham are MASSIVE everywhere they go’.
It’s all a bit of fun and the usual football tribalism.
But some Spurs fans have not taken too kindly to it. Tottenham supporters have claimed it shows their club is living rent free in the heads of the likes of West Ham, Chelsea and Arsenal.
But as one Spurs fan pointed out, some Tottenham fans don’t help themselves on occasion having lorded it over their rivals when the north Londoners were flying high.
There will be plenty of back and forth between West Ham and Tottenham fans this week.
The London rivals are due to face off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night.
West Ham have had the upper hand in recent games against Spurs.
But David Moyes’s side will be facing the unknown in many respects as Tottenham are now under a new manager in Antonio Conte and have barely played in recent weeks meaning they will either be refreshed and recharged or perhaps a little rusty.
One thing is certain the song cannot be sung about Moyes’s side.
West Ham are officially the most competitive team in Europe’s top five leagues over the last year having gone 42 games without losing by more than a single goal until the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in midweek.