It was a case of men against boys at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon as Tottenham hammered the Hammers 4-1 in the day's big London derby.
The terrorist attacks on Stade de France last Friday night left a handful of football fans dead and many more injured. But for the swift actions of French security forces, those numbers could have reached into the thousands.
James McCarthy should have been sent off. There you go, I've said it again.
This is our time. Or so I am being told by the co-Chairman of my wonderful football club. And I have to go along with such a bold statement, and agree, it really does feel as though something special is about to explode across the east of London.
This only being my fourth season as an Iron I can't comment on history, but rightly or wrongly West Ham United has been tarred by racism since the 1980s (and possibly before).
The shocking tackle that has sidelined Dimitri Payet for three months is bad enough for any hint of a sympathetic hearing for Everton to be strangled at birth.
West Ham's home record against Everton in recent years is little short of appalling.
West Ham marked Halloween with a horror show of their own at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon, going down 2-0 to newly-promoted Watford.
The benefits of goal-line technology were clear to see at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon when Kurt Zouma's effort failed to result in the awarding of a goal - despite at least 95 per cent of the ball having crossed the line.
There is, and will forever be no 'I' in 'team'.