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Looking ahead to the 2019-20 season for West Ham United
Monday, 15th July 2019
by Staff Writer #3
''It was an excellent debut season at the club for Manuel Pellegrini last campaign. ..''


At last: all quiet on the East End front
Monday, 15th July 2019
by Paul Walker
''Itís probably fair to say that the dust has finally settled on a turbulent few months for the West Ham United Independent Supporters Association (WHUISA)...''


'Got £25m to spare, boss?' The wacky world of David Sullivan
Friday, 12th July 2019
by Paul Walker
''Its been a busy old week for our co-owner David Sullivan. And we all believed he was going to take a back seat this season!..''


The striker search: roles & attributes
Friday, 12th July 2019
by Madhammer
''With the sale of Marko Arnautovic and the very public pursuit of Maxi Gomez, naturally there has been a lot discussion about strikers and who West Ham should look to sign to lead the line next season...''


Huge season for Wilshere as both club and player need to start seeing results
Monday, 8th July 2019
by Staff Writer #3
''There have been countless players over the years who have had a dreadful run with injuries, either at West Ham or at other clubs. The likes of Abou Diaby, Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate immediately spring to mind, but the Hammers have their very own injury prone player in Jack Wilshere. ..''


Where do West Ham Women go from here?
Monday, 8th July 2019
by Paul Walker
''Wembley finalists, respectable mid-table WSL finish and starring roles in a BBC írealityí show, West Ham Women did the club proud last season...''


National supporters group backs Irons fans in Socios row
Saturday, 29th June 2019
by Paul Walker
''The opposition of West Ham fans to the clubís new controversial link-up with Socios could now be discussed at Premier League level...''


We are all West Ham, arenít we?
Tuesday, 11th June 2019
by Paul Walker
''OK, we have lift off. At last some green shoots of unity amongst the fansí groups outside the clubís Official Supporters Board...''


West Hamís never ending circle
Friday, 31st May 2019
by Paul Walker
''You must remember The Average White Band, back in the disco days, and Letís Go Round Again. It could easily be West Hamís theme song when it comes to handling their fans...''


'Save WHUISA' calls
Tuesday, 28th May 2019
by Paul Walker
''The new leadership of WHUISA are facing calls for the recent AGM to be re-run and -potentially - a no confidence vote...''


Game of Thrones: The good, the bad and the ugly
Wednesday, 22nd May 2019
by Last Caress
''After eight series and eight years of swashbuckling entertainment, hugely popular TV show Game of Thrones came to an end this week. KUMB's Music, Film & TV Forum has followed GoT's highs and lows since 2011, from where one of our most regular commentators has the final word.....''


Memories are made of this, dreams cost a little more
Tuesday, 21st May 2019
by Paul Walker
''Itís been a funny old few days. Memories of our illustrious past to warm the hearts of us old timers. The reality of what we will never achieve, underlined by the cruel humiliation of Watford just to rub it in...''


Time to engage
Tuesday, 14th May 2019
by Tross
''For decades, football had remained a sport with a pre-dominantly local, restricted audience, governed by the number of people who could enter the stadium. ..''


Letís not brush things under the carpet
Saturday, 11th May 2019
by Paul Walker
''West Ham are easy meat for the comedians now, arenít we? With England having all four finalists in Europeís top competitions... three from London...''


Watford v West Ham United
Saturday, 11th May 2019
by Preview Percy
''It's the last Preview Percy of the season. Before he ventures off into the sunshine in the company of Daisy the work experience girl with the beautiful smile, here's his look at Sunday's trip to Watford which contains a handy hint re what to do on 1st June........''


The decade ahead
Wednesday, 8th May 2019
by Rob Barlow
''West Hamís golden years; the 2020s? Unlikely. ..''


West Ham United v Southampton
Friday, 3rd May 2019
by Preview Percy
''If you were anywhere near Preview Percy's local, the Swan & Superinjunction, last weekend you may well have seen him a) smiling and b) actually buying a round, events so rare that they have never been known to occur on the same night. Here's his look at the visit of Southampton for the final home game of the season....... ..''


Pressing issues
Tuesday, 30th April 2019
by Paul Walker
''It could only be West Ham. We win superbly at our biggest rivals and the vast range of reactions from our fans just underlines what a bunch of mixed-up kids we really are...''


Andy Carroll: The last of a dying breed
Monday, 29th April 2019
by Nick Fretwell
''The Boleyn Ground, 1st September 2012. The maverick, the enigma that was Andy Carroll made his West Ham debut. The player that had signed for Liverpool from Newcastle for a massive £35million was now, just two years later, turning out for West Ham United. ..''


Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
Friday, 26th April 2019
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy has spent the last week checking to see when they altered the offside law. Apparently they haven't. Let's hope the officials for this weekend's visit to Tottenham Hotspur have worked that out.......''


Racism in football: Is it getting worse?
Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
by Gary Portugal
''Not as easy a question to answer as it seems at first. It is safe to say though, that the issue of racism in football is certainly getting more attention than in any recent season I can remember...''


Is this a bloodless coup?
Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
by Paul Walker
''Are we about to see a dramatic twist in the ongoing war of words between the clubís Official Supporters Board and WHUISA, the independent fansí group that declined to join Lady Bradyís brainchild last summer?..''


West Ham United v Leicester City
Friday, 19th April 2019
by Preview Percy
''Saturday's visit of Leicester will be 'Claret & Blue Day' at the Olympic Stadium. Trying hard not to get over-excited about the arrival of a new carpet is Preview Percy. By and large he succeeds........''


No more excuses
Thursday, 18th April 2019
by WestHamByTheSea
''The 'Running Round Tottenham' song is sadly indicative of a lot of bigotry that has always been around, but nowadays is steeped in absolutely nothing but utter cretinism. ..''


The power plays of player power
Tuesday, 16th April 2019
by Robert Barlow
''While the past few weeks has seen Manuel Pellegrini pondering whether to give Marko Arnautovic first team football, it has dawned on me that the type of situation West Ham are suffering from behind closed doors is one that has embedded itself into our dressing room before. ..''


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