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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 ChristmasÖ Carlton Coleís tooÖ and the FA compounded the problem with their long-winded reaction to big Samís 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 canít 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. ..''


Sympathy for the devil?
Wednesday, 5th December 2012
by The Sherriff
''West Ham United 3-1 Chelsea. Sympathy for Chelsea? Not one jot. Reap what you sow... and be careful what you wish for. ..''


Stamford Bridge to Upton ParkÖstick your blue flag!
Monday, 3rd December 2012
by Paul Walker
''The dust may have settled, all the talk is about Chelseaís madhouse, but I implore you all to remember the day we stuffed the most arrogant of European champions out of sight. Remember, remember the first of December...''


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
''Itís football's open secret, isnít 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 Samís bargain defence
Thursday, 22nd November 2012
by Jack Bowers
''Twelve games played, six goals conceded and five clean sheets. Itís 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 ďdonít wait up luvĒ is one that will be used quite a lot I imagine. As itís a Monday weíll be spared the spectre of the usual weekend engineering works, though rush-hour travel on the tubes is painful enough as it is...''




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