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West Ham Utd v Chelsea
Saturday, 1st December 2012
by Preview Percy
''Our next match sees the visit of Chelsea for a match that kicks off at the duvet-bothering time of 12.45pm, the match being covered by the beamy signal into space and back people. TfL have messed up again by forgetting to dig up the District Line and even the local proper trains seem to be behaving themselves this weekend...''


Mud sticks
Wednesday, 28th November 2012
by Paul Turner
''I have supported West Ham United all my life and can safely say I owe that fact to my Granddad, Toby. Born to a Jewish father and Irish mother in Whitechapel in 1916, he grew up in the east end for many years in what can broadly be described as not the best living conditions. ..''


Manchester Utd v West Ham Utd
Wednesday, 28th November 2012
by Preview Percy
''Next up is Manchester (United) away at Old Trafford. Kick-off is 8pm on Wednesday night, though if the weather causes delays on the Exeter by-pass expect the start to be delayed to give the home support to arrive. ..''


Race to the bottom
Wednesday, 28th November 2012
by Terry Land
''A couple of seasons ago an altercation broke out a few rows in front of my seat in the Bobby Moore Lower Stand at West Ham. The cheapest section of the ground, it is largely populated by shaven-headed, overweight, middle-aged men not dissimilar to myself, but on this occasion a mother had forsaken the Family Enclosure at the other end of the ground, turned up with a young son and was railing against the language around her...''


Safe standing: the business case
Tuesday, 27th November 2012
by Michael Brunskill
''It’s football's open secret, isn’t it? ..''


Our own worst enemy
Monday, 26th November 2012
by Kit Robinson
''So, another defeat at White Hart Lane and some more abusive chanting from West Ham fans. What is the effect of such behaviour upon the other West Ham fans, the performance of the team, the public perception of the club? Is there a financial knock on effect to the club and the fans because of this behaviour?..''


Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
Friday, 23rd November 2012
by Preview Percy
''Next we visit the less fortunate part of London where shellsuits and dandruff are still de rigeur amongst the home support as we pay a visit to White Hart Lane. ..''


The Julian Dicks Column: 23rd November
Friday, 23rd November 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 weekly column, the latest of which begins a review of the Stoke and Newcastle fixtures.....''


Bobby Moore and his secret cancer
Friday, 23rd November 2012
by Norman Giller
''NORMAN GILLER has published his 94th book, and it is all in a very worthy cause.....''


Claretballs
Thursday, 22nd November 2012
by Richard Johnson
''There is apparently a very real chance that by the time you read this, David Beckham could well be a West Ham player. Having officially announced his intention to quit his current club L.A Galaxy now that the MLS season is over, the media eruption regarding Beckham's future is already well under way. ..''


Big Sam’s bargain defence
Thursday, 22nd November 2012
by Jack Bowers
''Twelve games played, six goals conceded and five clean sheets. It’s not a start you would usually associate with the Hammers is it? ..''


West Ham United v Stoke City
Sunday, 18th November 2012
by Preview Percy
''Next we play host to Stoke City on Monday night. Kick-off for the benefit of space telly is 8pm, meaning the phrase “don’t wait up luv” is one that will be used quite a lot I imagine. As it’s a Monday we’ll be spared the spectre of the usual weekend engineering works, though rush-hour travel on the tubes is painful enough as it is...''


It's better to travel
Thursday, 15th November 2012
by Kit Robinson
''Newcastle United Football Club have an arrangement with local transport to get all fans to the ground for £10 a season. What would be the chances of such a system being implemented between West Ham United and Transport for London or maybe TFL and other or all London clubs?..''


Reflections
Tuesday, 13th November 2012
by Tom Kilbey
''Having taken a break from writing regularly, the last few weeks have given me a chance to reflect on where our team are. ..''


Gives us a smile, Sam
Tuesday, 13th November 2012
by Paul Walker
''Well, it‘s fair to say I hadn‘t really seen this coming. And I bet that goes for a large amount of Irons fans...''


The happiest Hammer
Monday, 12th November 2012
by Bud Hedges
''I don’t think there can be any West Ham fan who could be disappointed with West Ham United at the moment. Sixth in the league, the second best side in London according to the table and all this from a side who, only eight months ago, were capitulating near the top of the Championship table, leaving supporters questioning whether we could actually make it up this year. ..''


Newcastle United v West Ham United
Sunday, 11th November 2012
by Preview Percy
''Next we make the looooong trek north to Newcastle Upon Tyne for a match moved to Sunday due to the Magpies’ involvement in the poisoned chalice that is the Europa League. Kick-off is at 3pm and those of you who are staying up there on the Saturday night (or arriving early enough on the Sunday) might care to pay a visit to Eldon Square in the city centre where the people of Newcastle will be gathering from 10.30am to commemorate Remembrance Sunday...''


The Julian Dicks Column: 9th November
Saturday, 10th November 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 weekly column, the latest of which begins a review of last weekend's goalless draw against the reigning league champions.....''


West Ham United v Manchester City
Friday, 2nd November 2012
by Preview Percy
''Next up we entertain the current champions as Manchester City are the visitors to the Boleyn. ..''


Dangers of perception
Monday, 29th October 2012
by Paul Walker
''"Perception" is one of Sam Allardyce’s favourite words. He reckons he has suffered from an unfair perception about his style of play, and he's probably right.....''


Wigan Athletic v West Ham United
Saturday, 27th October 2012
by Preview Percy
''I am told that this is the most read preview column for miles around. Or one of them. Maybe. Every week I put in hours of research. Ok minutes of research. Probably. And all for the occasional packet of Werthers’ Originals which, I might add, are usually past their sell-by date having come from Ken Tucker’s sweetshop. So what happens? The editor gets his smiling mug in the matchday programme and there’s even a mention for his gormless short-arse side-kick. ..''


The Julian Dicks Column: 26th October
Friday, 26th October 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 weekly column, the latest of which begins with a preview of this weekend's big game.....''


The Julian Dicks Column: 19th October
Friday, 19th October 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 weekly column, the latest of which begins with a preview of this weekend's big game.....''


The next generation of fans
Friday, 19th October 2012
by Geoff Toates
''BBC Sport have just produced a survey which purports to show the cost of watching football on a match by match basis for each of the 92 clubs in the English game’s top four divisions. It isn’t a particularly scientific survey but, for me, it still raises an interesting question. Where will tomorrow’s fans come from? ..''


West Ham United v Southampton
Friday, 19th October 2012
by Preview Percy
''Our next fixture is a home match against Southampton who will be making the trek up the M3 for a 3pm kick-off at the Boleyn. ..''




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