Former West Ham and Manchester City midfielder Ian Bishop made over 400 appearances for the two clubs during a memorable career and is now relishing the chance to see them battle against each other for possibly the last ever time at the Boleyn Ground.
I am gutted that I will not be back in England this weekend for possibly the last ever game between my former clubs at the Boleyn Ground.
I live in America, but for once I would much rather be in England as we have got a blizzard here and they are expecting up to two foot of snow in Virginia over the weekend.
Hopefully the electricity will not go down and I will be able to watch the game!
I had such a great time at both clubs and it is always hard when I have to watch them play against each other.
The love that the fans have for both teams is the best in the country and I feel very fortunate that I was able to spent the majority of my career playing for both the Hammers and City.
I will never forget the day Manchester City won the title against West Ham back in May 2014 and I was fortunate enough to be there.
One of my biggest memories was seeing the West Ham fans stay behind after the game to applaud the City players and supporters and I had tears in my eyes seeing that gesture.
No other club would do that and and I genuinely believe the two sets of fans are very similar and have a lot of admiration for each other.
I couldn't be any happier for the two clubs this season and they are both enjoying a good run of form.
I was at the Etihad Stadium back in September and saw the Hammers come away with a 2-1 victory. I thought it was well deserved and they showed the quality they have in the team.
My former team-mate Slaven Bilic has done an amazing job this season and he has got the best out of his players.
I have managed to get back for a couple of games this season and was able to sit and have a chat with Slaven in his office after the recent victory over Southampton.
I am so happy for him and Julian Dicks and we still have a big laugh when we meet up. I had not seen Slaven for a number of years but the banter never goes away and it was great to be back with my former team-mates.
It will be a tough game against a Manchester City side who I believe will fight for the title with Arsenal.
If Aguero and Silva managed to stay fit, they have a massive chance of winning the league again.
My only concern for them is if Kompany remains injured for a long time as they are not the same team defensively when he is missing.
West Ham always stand a chance when Payet is playing and he is a special talent. I just hope he has a long future with the club and becomes an even bigger hero.
He has settled in straight away and the Premier League suits him.
I also have to say a special word about Mark Noble who has once again been fantastic for the club this season and has been such a loyal servant.
It is amazing to see the consistency from him at the heart of the midfield and it is such a rarity that one player stays at a football club for the length of their career.
I spent nine-years with the Hammers and didn't think many would follow me after that.
I didn't leave because I fell in love with the club and I think it is the same for Nobes. I just cannot believe he has not been called into the England squad.
He has invited me back for his testimonial and I would love the chance to step back out onto the famous pitch one last time.
I'm not sure how long I will last but it is something I am really looking forward to.
I will have to sit on the fence for the game on Saturday and will go for a 2-2 draw.
I think there will be plenty of goals and hopefully it will keep me well away from the snow !!