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To offend or not to offend, that Is the question
Thursday, 26th February 2015
by Raedwulf
''"Man offended on behalf of someone else reports incident he didn't see or hear", wrote Staff. It sets up the expectation that the article is going to be wholly dismissive of the current kerfuffle about some idiotic chanting at White Hart Lane last Sunday. ..''


Do you know the way to shame Jose?
Thursday, 26th February 2015
by Paul Walker
''That master manipulator Jose Mourinho is at our place next week, hope everyone gives him a rousing welcome!..''


He ain't heavy, he's my brother
Tuesday, 24th February 2015
by Gordon Thrower
''Gordon Thrower, KUMB.com's Deputy Editor has a brother with Downs Syndrome. Here's what he had to think about the Harry Kane song - and resulting furore.....''


Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
Saturday, 21st February 2015
by Preview Percy
''It's been a grim old week whichever way you look at it. Here's Preview Percy, so don't expect the mood to lighten any..... ..''


Allardyce finally pulls a hand of aces
Friday, 20th February 2015
by Nicola Quayle
''It looks like the top four dream is finally over for West Ham. Despite being only six points off Southampton, getting ahead of the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, and Arsenal may be a step too far for Allardyce's men. But how good does it feel to even say that?..''


Who are ya? Not a racist
Friday, 20th February 2015
by Casey H. Moore
''Usually when incidents happen, such as the one that involved Chelsea and a black gentleman on a Paris tube station, supporters of other clubs come together to point the finger. ..''


Transfer madness of the current regime
Friday, 20th February 2015
by Matthew Kemp
''With West Ham on an incredible 38 points in 25 games, their best tally at this stage of a top-flight season since 1985-86 (48 points), when they finished third its smiles all round in the East End of London, or so you would think.!?..''


The long goodbye
Friday, 20th February 2015
by Paul Walker
''If this is the beginning of the long goodbye, then we know it has already been painful, abusive, lacking in class and dignity and with a touch of mob rule. ..''


West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United - FA Cup 5th Round
Friday, 13th February 2015
by Preview Percy
''Ah the magic of the FA Cup. Not even Preview Percy can ruin that. As usual he gives it a good go though.......''


Southampton v West Ham United
Tuesday, 10th February 2015
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy doesn't like to mention it but, for a while, he used to live not far from Southampton as a kid. Neither he nor the town benefited much from the experience and he made his way back to London as soon as he could. Their loss is, er, also our loss.... ..''


Mixed emotions over Morrison departure
Sunday, 8th February 2015
by Casey H. Moore
''Ravel Morrison is leaving West Ham United in the summer, having signed a pre-contract with Rome club, Lazio, ahead of last Monday's transfer deadline. I, for one, have mixed emotions about this...''


The Olympic Stadium: a fair poll?
Sunday, 8th February 2015
by Peter Caton
''Football fans are a conservative bunch. Most have their matchday routines Ė travel, drinking, eating and a favourite seat or spot on the terraces. It is understandable that talk of a new ground, however much it may promise future success for the team, will cause unease amongst some supporters. ..''


West Ham United v Manchester United
Saturday, 7th February 2015
by Preview Percy
''A cricketing blacksmith, a shopping channel table lamp, a pitch for an ITV sitcom and some dandruff. Welcome to the strange world of Preview Percy. Warning: article may contain some stuff about this weekend's match against Man Utd. But we wouldn't bank on it.......''


Was anyone reading the rules?
Friday, 6th February 2015
by Paul Walker
''So, here we are again, with our name tarnished by another brush with officialdom, this time world governing body, FIFA...''


15 cup finals: the hunt for Europe
Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
by Ian Harrison
''West Ham United have had a complete turnaround in their fortunes following last seasonís disappointment that even resulted in the clubís own fans voicing their displeasure on more than one occasion. ..''


The time travellerís strife...
Tuesday, 3rd February 2015
by Craig Climpson
''If a time traveller boarded his Delorean in May 2011, typed '2 February 2015' into the keypad and hit the 88mph required to fire up the flux capacitor in order to create a split in the space/time continuum (bear with me, I know where Iím going with this), heíd arrive at a time when West Ham United FC were sitting 8th in the Premier League and safely through to the fifth round of the FA Cup...''


Liverpool v West Ham United
Friday, 30th January 2015
by Preview Percy
''Liverpool. They're not one of Preview Percy's favourite clubs. But you probably worked that out for yourselves......''


Bristol City v West Ham United
Friday, 23rd January 2015
by Preview Percy
''Chimpanzees, sonic screwdrivers and the FIFA presidential election. It must be time for a visit to the Avram Grant Olympic Rest Home For The Bewildered where your host is, as ever, Preview Percy. Never mind......''


The strange path of an American Hammer.
Wednesday, 21st January 2015
by Casey H. Moore
''Many in the United States know the toil of supporting a shit sports team, the Philadelphia Phillies, the New York Knicks, or the Tampa Bay Bucs. ..''


Can West Ham qualify for Europe?
Tuesday, 20th January 2015
by Gursimran Hans
''With the recent 3-0 home victory over Hull City, our first league win since December 20th, talk on whether or not West Ham can still qualify for Europe has been re-ignited. We currently sit in 7th place on 36 points after just 22 games and are only four points off the Champions League. How long can the Hammers keep in the race for the European places?..''


West Ham United v Hull City
Saturday, 17th January 2015
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy is back after his rest home relocation. No deposit required.....''


The Olympic Stadium: making dreams or scheming schemes?
Monday, 12th January 2015
by Paul Turner
''When it has come to West Ham United's move to the Olympic stadium, I guess I have been a fence-sitter for most of the process. I could see the pros and cons but never felt totally one way or another on the issue to start with. ..''


Everton v West Ham United - FA Cup 3rd Round
Monday, 5th January 2015
by Preview Percy
''They're moving Preview Percy to a new home at the weekend. We can only hope he gets left behind in the move. In the meantime here's his look at the third round of the Cup. If you're a BT Sport exec you may want to skip this one.....''


Expectations and the West Ham fan
Monday, 5th January 2015
by Turgon
''With the FA Cup 3rd round tie against Everton coming up this week, itís a good time to reflect on what we Hammers fans expect from our club. ..''


West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion
Wednesday, 31st December 2014
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy takes a look at the first game of 2015. Contains the not nearly used enough word "poppycock" as well as a "Daft Fact Of The Week" that, unusually for him, is both daft AND a fact..... ..''


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