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Stand up Sit down at the Olympic stadium
Sunday, 19th May 2013
by Paul Walker
''So the Olympic Stadium survey has been completed and shows vast support for West Ham’s move to Stratford. Surprised by the finding? No, neither was I...''


West Ham United v Reading
Saturday, 18th May 2013
by Preview Percy
''And so we arrive at the last game of the season a 4pm kick-off on Sunday where we will be saying a last farewell to Reading...''


Everton v West Ham United
Friday, 10th May 2013
by Preview Percy
''And as the season draws slowly to a close we find ourselves heading for our final away match where Everton will be our hosts for a 3pm kick off on Saturday, er Sunday, probably. Excellent...''


West Ham United v Newcastle United
Friday, 3rd May 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next we play host to Newcastle United in what will be a 3pm kick off on Saturday. Praise the good lord or something...''


The Carroll crossroads conumdrum
Thursday, 2nd May 2013
by Mr Preview Percy
''As Andy Carroll faces a decision about his future over the next few weeks, Preview Percy takes time out from, er, previewing to look at the possible options available to the player - and why he should turn two of them down......''


Manchester City v West Ham United
Friday, 26th April 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next up we have our second match against FA Cup Finalists in as many weeks as we visit the North West where our hosts will be Manchester City...''


How the Premier League works – and why Man Utd’s flappy keeper could be bad news for West Ham
Wednesday, 24th April 2013
by Terry Land
''Manchester United are one of the top clubs in the world. They’ve won 19 league titles, 11 FA Cups, lifted the European Cup three times and are currently running away with this season’s Premier League title...''


When the chips are down...
Wednesday, 24th April 2013
by Paul Walker
''Well, we are almost there. And no, I refuse to accept that we are totally safe from the drop until the mathematics really do add up...''


West Ham United v Wigan Athletic
Friday, 19th April 2013
by Preview Percy
''Blimey they’re keeping me busy this week. It’s two games in four days as we entertain Wigan Athletic in a traditional 3pm kick off at the Boleyn. Lovely...''


West Ham United v Manchester United
Tuesday, 16th April 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next we play host to Manchester United this Wednesday evening. Kick-off is the standard 7.45pm and, with it not being the weekend, there’ll be no engineering works to contend with. Just the usual machinations of rush hour on the tube network...''


Southampton v West Ham United
Friday, 12th April 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next we return to the sacred and holy time of 3pm on a Saturday where we are on the road once more down the M3 or, if you prefer, the London & South Western Railway (they're still going right?) to visit Southampton at St Mary’s. ..''


Liverpool v West Ham United
Friday, 5th April 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next up we pay a visit to Anfield where Liverpool will be our hosts. Kick-off is 1.30pm on Sunday which means we’ll be playing our second match in little over a week. Blimey. What will they think of next? ..''


So this is 'affordable football'?
Friday, 5th April 2013
by Richard Vann
''Richard Vann is a disabled season ticket holder who recently received a letter from West Ham United informing him that the cost of his season ticket will more than double next season.....''


The crippling cost of club membership
Sunday, 31st March 2013
by Eastbourne Hammer
''KUMB member Eastbourne Hammer, a Disabled Season Ticket holder has his say over the club's decision to raise the cost of disabled season tickets by more than 100 per cent...''


West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion
Friday, 29th March 2013
by Preview Percy
''After what seems to have been an interminable length of time, at last we have another match. This weekend we will entertain the good people of West Bromwich Albion at the Boleyn in a match that will kick-off at 3.00pm on Saturday. Hurrah. ..''


Talking points
Monday, 25th March 2013
by James Guill
''With some of the squad's recent performances, including the loss to Aston Villa on February 10th, some fans are concerned whether West Ham will be able to stave off relegation at the end of the season. ..''


It's time for change
Saturday, 23rd March 2013
by Jack Bowers
''‘Fortune’s always hiding, I've looked everywhere’. A quote from 'Bubbles' that’s seemed right for West Ham United; where is the fortune, the luck the progress? ..''


Stratford musings
Friday, 22nd March 2013
by Believer
''I am one of the many who would be happy to rebuild the Chicken Run and have a mid-40k capacity Boleyn Ground. It could be more than intimidating - like it still can be in its current guise. ..''


The Olympic Stadium and the fan paradox
Friday, 22nd March 2013
by Kit Robinson
''Well, the announcement of the move to the Olympic Stadium has been made - and the move is on. ..''


Are we just the new ‘bitters’?
Tuesday, 19th March 2013
by Paul Walker
''Recent events have left me wondering whether we have produced a generation of 30-something fans so deprived of success over the last three decades, that they have become bitter and twisted about everything and everybody...''


Addicted to drama?
Monday, 18th March 2013
by Tim Keen
''West Ham fans have an addiction to excitement. Just as the vast majority of fans want to be entertained, supporters of West Ham United are no different. However the West Ham fan’s addiction is not just to entertainment; we are also hooked on drama. ..''


Chelsea v West Ham United
Saturday, 16th March 2013
by Preview Percy
''Next up we visit Stamford Bridge where our hosts will be Chelsea. ..''


Ow gawd he's at it again!
Thursday, 7th March 2013
by Mr Preview Percy
''Preview Percy is at a loose end, what with there being no match this weekend. So to fill in the time until the bunion lady arrives he returns to a particular irritant of his. He still hasn't forgiven Barry Hearn for Snooker Loopy you know.... ..''


Our stadium
Monday, 4th March 2013
by Ross Clarke
''It’s the first day of the 2016-17 Premier League season and the West Ham United team walks onto the pitch at the Olympic Stadium for the first time...''


And we managed to upset Tony Pulis...
Monday, 4th March 2013
by Paul Walker
''Now that wasn’t too bad was it? A trip to the dreaded Britannia stadium and all it’s charms…and the best bit was upsetting one-eyed Tony Pulis...''




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