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Viva Bobby Moore: Sir Trevor Brooking
Monday, 25th February 2013
by Chris Scull
''Trevor Brooking was a team mate of Bobby Moore's for a number of years. Talking to Chris Scull on the 20th anniversary of Bobby's death, he looks back at the life of his former captain and friend.....''


Viva Bobby Moore: David Gold
Sunday, 24th February 2013
by Chris Scull
''David Gold was just a supporter of West Ham when Bobby Moore's career was at its zenith. In an exclusive interview with KUMB.com, Gold tells Chris Scull what Moore means to him - and how he intends to ensure that Bobby's legacy is never forgotten.....''


Viva Bobby Moore: Brian Dear
Sunday, 24th February 2013
by Chris Scull
''Brian Dear grew up with Bobby Moore and played alongside him in West Ham's greatest ever triumph - the 1965 Cup Winners' Cup Final win over 1860 Munich...''


Viva Bobby Moore: Paul Walker
Sunday, 24th February 2013
by Paul Walker
''KUMB columnist Paul Walker was lucky enough to meet his hero, Bobby Moore, on three occasions.....''


West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday, 24th February 2013
by Preview Percy
''Hello are you still here? Itís so long since I had to write one of these Arsenal may have still been in with a chance of a trophy. Well perhaps not that long ago but itís still been an age...''


Viva Bobby Moore: Harry Redknapp
Friday, 22nd February 2013
by Chris Scull
''Harry Redknapp was manager of West Ham United from 1994-2001. He was also a close pal of Bobby Moore, whose friendship he recalled fondly when speaking with KUMB.com's Chris Scull.....''


Viva Bobby Moore: Jeremy Nicholas
Friday, 22nd February 2013
by Jeremy Nicholas
''Jeremy Nicholas has been West Ham United's match day announcer since 1998. Here he tells us what Bobby Moore meant to him.....''


Viva Bobby Moore: Jonathan Pearce
Thursday, 21st February 2013
by Chris Scull
''KUMB.com caught up with Match of the Day presenter Jonathan Pearce, a former colleague of Bobby Moore's at Capital Gold, for a chat about the former West Ham captain on the 20th anniversary of his passing. Firing the questions on behalf of Knees up Mother Brown was Chris Scull.....''


Viva Bobby Moore: Hugh Southon
Thursday, 21st February 2013
by Hugh Southon
''Hugh Southon knew and worked with Bobby Moore. Here he recalls our legendary skipper.....''


Is Big Sam the man?
Monday, 18th February 2013
by Jason Eves
''Sam Allardyce has occupied the West Ham hot seat for almost 21 months since his appointment in the summer of 2011. I believe itís fair to say we can give a fair assessment on how the future of West Ham (on the pitch anyway) is going to be under his tenure...''


Shooting ourselves in the foot
Monday, 18th February 2013
by Paul Walker
''So we have a pending relegation crisis, a managerial crisis and the return of the dark cloud that is the Sheffield United crisis. Forgive me, but havenít we been this way before?..''


Aston Villa v West Ham United
Friday, 8th February 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next up we go up the M1, M6 and down the A38(M) to Villa Park where our hosts will be Aston Villa. ..''


The curious case of Kevin Nolan
Friday, 8th February 2013
by Gursimran Hans
''It is the evening of 11th November 2012 and Kevin Nolanís fifth goal of the season against his former club, Newcastle United has secured a 1-0 win for the club he captains, West Ham. The win lifts United to sixth in the table with 18 points from the first 11 games of the season; a welcome start from the recently-promoted club...''


The Julian Dicks column: 2nd February
Saturday, 2nd February 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 the transfer window - and one very peculiar situation involving WBA's Peter Odemwingie.....''


Just Chamakh it in the net!
Friday, 1st February 2013
by Charlie Clayton
''A veteran shot-stopper, a defensive fortress and a powerful midfield. What's missing? Goals...''


West Ham United v Swansea City
Friday, 1st February 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next up we return to the green green grass of home where we play hosts to Swansea City. Kick-off is at the right-thinking personís preferred time of 3pm on Saturday. ..''


Fulham v West Ham United
Wednesday, 30th January 2013
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy has had a few computer problems of late. It's all working now though. Unfortunately.....''


January transfer madness
Monday, 28th January 2013
by Matthew Kemp
''So the transfer window circus continued on Thursday 24th January as Mo Diame confirms that he wants to stay at West Ham and Arsene Wenger echoes Big Sam's comments from the previous evening that they have not made an official approach for the midfielder...''


Arsenal v West Ham United
Wednesday, 23rd January 2013
by Preview Percy
''Is it Boxing Day already? Next up we visit the Emirates (sadly the stadium rather than the much warmer country) where our hosts for the match postponed from yuletide will be Arsenal in a 7.45pm kick-off. ..''


Carlton Cole - a love/hate relationship
Wednesday, 23rd January 2013
by Lucy Woolford
''Carlton Cole is in his seventh season at West Ham United, which makes him our second longest-serving player. With rumours of his exit surfacing again in this January transfer window, it got me thinking about our complicated relationship status with the misfiring striker...''


Why Asian fans don't watch live football
Wednesday, 23rd January 2013
by Saqib Khan
''A brief introduction: I am in my late thirties, was brought up in Ilford and have supported Liverpool - mainly from my sofa - since the early '80s because they were the glory team and my immigrant father (from Pakistan) followed no particular team. I went to watch football matches the moment I was on my own at university and past the age of being prevented to travel by a fearful mum, scared by the hooliganism she saw on TV at the time...''


Shooting the messenger
Tuesday, 22nd January 2013
by Paul Walker
''So Big Sam has been Ďdoneí by the FA for misconduct, isnít 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 Ė weather permitting Ė 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...''




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