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Shooting the messenger
Tuesday, 22nd January 2013
by Paul Walker
''So Big Sam has been ‘done’ by the FA for misconduct, isn’t that a surprise? And once again they have shot the messenger rather than tried to tackle the real problem...''


West Ham United v Queens Park Rangers
Saturday, 19th January 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next up we entertain – weather permitting – Queens Park Rangers. Kick-off is 3pm and, whilst there are no engineering works planned for our bit of the District line, no doubt should one snowflake fall within 20 miles of the Boleyn the Tubes will go up the Swanee and chaos will abound. ..''


The Julian Dicks column: 16th January
Wednesday, 16th January 2013
by Julian Dicks
''West Ham United FC legend Julian Dicks is a columnist here on KUMB.com. Julian shares his thoughts with the readers of Knees up Mother Brown on a regular basis via his weekly column, the latest of which begins with his thoughts on 2013, the transfer window - and the mooted sale of James Tomkins.....''


Manchester Utd v West Ham Utd
Wednesday, 16th January 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next we go to Salford where we will be hosted by Salford Whingers FC for the FA Cup . Kick off is 8.05pm, the extra five minutes allowing the TV people to shoehorn another bloody car insurance ad in...''


Sunderland v West Ham United
Saturday, 12th January 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next up it’s the long trek up the various bits of road that constitute the A1 & A1 (M) to the daftly-named Stadium of Light where we will be hosted by Sunderland for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday. Hint: if it feels warm, sunny and just about everyone is wearing shorts and talking Portuguese, you may have programmed the wrong Stadium of Light into the satnav. Easily done...''


Fortress Upton Park - a vital cliché
Thursday, 10th January 2013
by Lucy Woolford
''Cast your eye back 12 months to January 2012, when West Ham United were kicking off the second half of their nPower Championship season...''


Away the lads... at a price
Wednesday, 9th January 2013
by Paul Walker
''Before I start this condemnation of Manchester United’s pricing policy for away fans... it is only fair to mention that it cost Manchester City fans £49 to watch their side draw 0-0 at the Boleyn in November...''


Matt Jarvis has Attitude
Tuesday, 8th January 2013
by Carl Bateson
''Matt Jarvis' recent interview with Attitude magazine has been a positive and constructive step for gay footballers in the English Premier League. Jarvis become only the third professional footballer to be on the cover of Attitude; David Beckham and Freddie Ljunberg having previously featured...''


Always believe in...
Monday, 7th January 2013
by Terry Land
''A year to the day before World Trade Centre bombings on September 11th, 2001 and most of Britain was queuing at petrol stations as fuel duty protests from a few north Wales farmers spread across the nation...''


West Ham United v Manchester United
Saturday, 5th January 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next up we play host to Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup. ..''


Welcome home, Joe, you have been missed
Friday, 4th January 2013
by Paul Walker
''Forgive me for being all misty-eyed for a moment, but one of the lost generation is coming home, and he couldn’t be more welcome in my eyes...''


2013 - We have a problem
Tuesday, 1st January 2013
by Paul Walker
''Way back in 1970, the Apollo 13 commander, James Lovell spawned the famous “Houston, we have a problem” when his spacecraft was hit by an explosion. Everybody got back to the States OK, but it was touch and go for a while...''


West Ham United v Norwich
Tuesday, 1st January 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next we play host to Norwich City for the first match at the Boleyn of 2013. Tubes have a reduced service, trains sort of depend on the company, with the exception of London Midland who won’t have enough staff to operate whatever level of service they want to advertise anyway. Check before you leave. ..''


Reading v West Ham United
Saturday, 29th December 2012
by Preview Percy
''Next up is a trip to Reading for a 3pm kick-off. There’s been a few hassles on the main line out of Paddington of late. At time of writing “normal service has been resumed” – which could mean anything. Check, as ever, before leaving...''


Wonders will never cease: Carlton is indestructable
Thursday, 27th December 2012
by Paul Walker
''Ok Carlton Cole, now is the time to go out and give Reading hell to justify all the fuss about your unjust red card against Everton last weekend...''


Consistency ruined
Thursday, 27th December 2012
by Paul Walker
''Anthony Taylor did his best to ruin my Christmas… Carlton Cole’s too… and the FA compounded the problem with their long-winded reaction to big Sam’s appeal against that shocking red card that probably cost us victory against Everton last weekend...''


The Julian Dicks column: Christmas Eve
Monday, 24th December 2012
by Julian Dicks
''It's with great pleasure that we welcome West Ham United FC legend Julian Dicks to KUMB.com. Julian shares his thoughts with the readers of Knees up Mother Brown on a regular basis via his KUMB column, the latest of which begins with JD's thoughts on football during the festive period.....''


West Ham United v Everton
Friday, 21st December 2012
by Preview Percy
''Next up we have Everton who visit the Boleyn for a 3pm kick-off on Saturday. Unless of course certain predictions in the Mayan calendar turn out to be true. In which case kick-off might be delayed a bit. TfL have declared a Christmas truce on engineering works on the tube so apart from a few bits of the DLR here and there your journey by tube should be plain sailing...''


Christmas Carrolls or tight Spenders?
Friday, 21st December 2012
by Jason Eves
''With Big Sam openly admitting we need a few fresh faces in the wake of the upcoming transfer window, January could make or break of our season...''


The difference a summer makes
Monday, 17th December 2012
by Bud Hedges
''The Olympics were great for London, but not so great for a born-and-bred Essex boy who suffered more than most. ..''


West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United
Saturday, 15th December 2012
by Preview Percy
''Next we visit The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion for a 4pm kick-off on Sunday. I can’t see any engineering work is due to take place on any of the normal routes up there but as ever check before you travel...''


West Ham United v Liverpool
Saturday, 8th December 2012
by Preview Percy
''Next we play host to Liverpool FC on Sunday when kick-off at the Boleyn is 4pm to accommodate the needs of digital satellite broadcasting type stuff. ..''


The Julian Dicks Column: 7th December
Friday, 7th December 2012
by Julian Dicks
''It's with great pleasure that we welcome West Ham United FC legend Julian Dicks to KUMB.com. Julian shares his thoughts with the readers of Knees up Mother Brown on a regular basis via his KUMB column, the latest of which begins with JD's thoughts on the Olympic Stadium.....''


Boris's strange call
Wednesday, 5th December 2012
by Laurence Everitt
''Earlier today we discovered that West Ham are preferred bidders for the Olympic Stadium. After numerous years, legal challenges and botched bidding processes, we are finally close to finding out what will become of our Olympic Stadium. All along West Ham have been in the ascendancy and it seems likely that they will be allowed to move in some time around 2016...''


A legacy for West Ham
Wednesday, 5th December 2012
by Graeme Howlett
''This is a momentous day in the history of West Ham United Football Club. ..''




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