It used to be Everton until we finally removed the hoodoo tag, before that it was Luton (and also Oldham), with a few years interspersed of (rationally) hating Sheffield United, but today its definitely Watford. Maybe its their insipid kit, or perhaps the more than slightly irritating Troy Deeney, but there can be no doubting that Watford are an annoying club.
My only fond memory of Watford was being at the game in 1986 when McAvennie and Cottee scored in a 2-0 win for the Hammers. Then again , we had Alvin Martin, Alan Devonshire and Mark Ward playing that day and were simply too classy for Watford.
Yesterday's game was a strange one as we ended our winning streak with a subdued performance that lacked the cutting edge we had found in previous weeks. Up front, Chicharito and Antonio has gilt edge chances to swing the game back in our favour but it was just one of those days.
Fabianski's tremendous performance was the highlight, which perhaps says it all as we didn't really get beyond third gear. The crossbar and post also added to the conspiracy as Michail Antonio's recent goalfest (!?!) came to an end.
In truth, Watford had sussed how to wreck our buzz and deserved to win, albeit with more than a little help from the referee who, apart from (correctly) not sending of Balbuena for the penalty challenge, did little to enhance our chances of salvaging something from a poor performance.
The best teams can still get results when they are off form. We are not there just yet.