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Can the Hammers do the double over Leicester?
Friday, 3rd April 2015
by Staff Writer #3
''Ending the season on a high would be a fitting climax to what has been an excellent season for West Ham who have looked assured of a top half finish. ..''


Leicester City v West Ham United
Friday, 3rd April 2015
by Preview Percy
''The one good thing about international breaks is that it means there's no Preview Percy. Which is why we actually look forward to England friendlies. Sort of. Here's his look at Leicester. Sort of...''


West Ham United v Sunderland
Friday, 20th March 2015
by Preview Percy
''Disappointing - adj Descriptive of the sort of feeling one gets when your attempts to watch a solar eclipse are thwarted by cloud cover. Also, descriptive of anything written by Preview Percy. Especially this.....''


What has happened to our production line of talent?
Friday, 20th March 2015
by Geoff Toates
''The history of West Ham United shows that until relatively recently we have a good record of producing a steady flow of players who have gone on to achieve great things in the game, albeit in all too many cases with clubs other than our own. ..''


When we were kings of Europe: a distant memory not forgotten
Friday, 20th March 2015
by Paul Walker
''It would have been very nice to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our greatest-ever achievement with a return to Europe...''


The FA: barking up the wrong tree
Saturday, 14th March 2015
by Nick Fretwell
''Four words. Well, not exactly. Sort of. One letter, two words, one letter and three asterisks. ..''


Arsenal v West Ham United
Friday, 13th March 2015
by Preview Percy
''What have asteroid strikes, inter-war British cinema and broken teacups all have in common? Nothing, obviously. You'd have to be mad to think so. Here's Preview Percy then.... ..''


Fade and die: the same old story
Tuesday, 10th March 2015
by Nick Fretwell
''Its late October, and West Ham have just produced another amazing performance to win their third consecutive game, and beat the current champions 2-1 at The Boleyn Ground. The win propels them to fourth in the table, just a solitary point behind their defeated opposition. ..''


Come in Big Sam, your time is up
Monday, 9th March 2015
by Geoff Toates
''I occasionally scan West Ham forums such as KUMB's, West Ham Online and, until it committed hari kari by asking for money to experience an advert-free website, Hammers Mad. ..''


West Ham United v Chelsea
Tuesday, 3rd March 2015
by Preview Percy
''What's the average age of a Grandmother on the Jeremy Kyle show and what's that got to do with Chelsea? Only Preview Percy could make a connection like that......''


What is the 'true' fan?
Monday, 2nd March 2015
by Raedwulf
''The one thing I've found surprising about all the recent column inches and online discussions is that nowhere have I seen any version of one of the common dismissals. "They're not true fans"; "they're not real fans"; "they're not proper fans"...''


There are no winners here
Monday, 2nd March 2015
by Paul Walker
''Shuffling away from the Boleyn on Saturday and heading for a mid-afternoon livener--the best thing about lunchtime kick-offs because the results and performance always seem to be rubbish--surely everyone was left with the feeling that the current situation at the club is doing no one any good...''


West Ham United v Crystal Palace
Friday, 27th February 2015
by Preview Percy
''We asked Preview Percy to look at this weekend's visit of Crystal Palace. This is what was left after the lawyers had looked at it.........''


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 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. ..''




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