This is not a mid-table nothing game. This is a big game.
It's a London derby. Between fierce rivals.
There's history: the 4-3 that seemed to consign us to relegation as early as March in '07, the 2-1 win that prevented Spurs and their dodgy tummies soiling the Champs League, the 3-2 that ended our road to Wembley having dispatched Man Utd along the way.
So what makes Monday so special?
Redknapp is returning to his old stomping ground. He's been back before but the blue of Pompey offers more protection than the white of Spurs.
Harry holds a fond place in Hammers' hearts but, let's face it, it's always nice 'welcoming back' an old friend.
On a practical level, a defeat would bring Spurs level on points. Luckily, that's not going to happen. Spurs could well score but Gomes has more difficulty keeping a clean sheet than a guy who chainsawed his own legs off before bed. 2-1, that'll do nicely.