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Times they are aíchanging
Friday, 14th September 2012
by Paul Walker
''The Olympics are gone, consigned to a vivid memory of a triumph, a London one and in particular an east London triumph, as we all knew they would be...''


Norwich City v West Ham United
Friday, 14th September 2012
by Preview Percy
''Next up we pay a visit to Norfolk where our hosts will be Norwich City. Itís the third silly oíclock kick-off in a row, starting as it does at 12.45pm...''


The Julian Dicks Column: 13th September
Thursday, 13th September 2012
by Julian Dicks
''It's with great pleasure that we welcome West Ham United FC legend Julian Dicks to KUMB.com. Julian will be sharing his thoughts with us on a regular basis via his KUMB column, the latest of which begins with his reaction to yesterday's publication of the Hillsborough report.....''


Changing the board game
Thursday, 13th September 2012
by Jason Eves
''We say 'hello' to yet another new member of our team of writers as Jason Eves explains why all Hammers supporters should be feeling positive in the wake of the recent transfer window.....''


A bright future
Thursday, 13th September 2012
by Reece Bateman
''There is a feelgood factor at West Ham at the moment, one that not many fans can say they have felt for a good few seasons - and doesnít it make a pleasant change? ..''


A Noble gesture
Tuesday, 11th September 2012
by Jack Bowers
''West Hamís longest-serving player, Mark Noble, is in the last year of his contract and the West Ham hierarchy are very keen to sign him up on a long term deal...''


The new art of Tweeting a secret
Monday, 10th September 2012
by Craig Wood
''We live in a time where sports news is constantly available. We are no longer limited to a short round-up at the end of the news and dedicated sports channels now provide round the clock coverage of news from a huge variety of sports...''


A summer summary
Monday, 10th September 2012
by Robert Watson
''Here at KUMB.com we're always keen to give aspiring young writers the oportunity to share their thoughts with our readers. The latest to do just that is 16-year-old Robert Watson, who makes his site debut with a review of the recent transfer window.....''


More to come?
Thursday, 6th September 2012
by Reece Bateman
''So latest rumours suggest Andy Carroll is out until mid-October, at least. Terrible news for us fans after watching him make a huge impact on his debut against Fulham...''


The Julian Dicks Column: 6th September
Thursday, 6th September 2012
by Julian Dicks
''It's with great pleasure that we welcome West Ham United FC legend Julian Dicks to KUMB.com. Julian will be sharing his thoughts with us on a regular basis via his KUMB column, which kicks off today with a review of the opening weeks of the 2012/13 Premier League season.....''


Moving on up
Monday, 3rd September 2012
by Charlie Clayton
''It's been a while since West Ham United have been anything but poor and as much as it pains me to say that, deep down we all know it's true. ..''


Utilising the big man
Saturday, 1st September 2012
by Tom Kilbey
''Finally, the longest West Ham transfer saga since, well, Scott Parker last year, has concluded. Unlike last year, it ended in a success and I'm sure every West Ham fan was delighted to read the announcement late on Thursday night that Andy Carroll is finally a West Ham player...''


Andy Carroll - the perfect fit?
Friday, 31st August 2012
by Stuart Jones
''West Hamís longest running transfer saga of the summer finally reached a conclusion last night with Andy Carroll signing on a season's loan. It has been reported that the Hammers will pay £1million up front to Liverpool, the player's wages in full and there will be an option to buy at the end of the season...''


The future of West Ham United?
Friday, 31st August 2012
by Charlie Clayton
''14-year-old aspiring sports journalist Charlie Clayton is the latest writer to join our ever-expanding team of contributors. Young Charlie's KUMB.com debut examines the arrival of new signing Andy Carroll, and his potential importance to the team's future success.....''


West Ham United v Fulham
Friday, 31st August 2012
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy hates transfer windows. The constant stream of comings and goings means we keep returning his copy for updating. Last season his nurse told us off for giving him palpitations by telling him that Martin Peters had gone. We still havenít dared to risk telling him that it was Spurs that Peters went to. Hereís the mad oneís look at Saturdayís visit of Fulham to the Boleyn. Historical background to the fixture supplied by the ever-reliable John Northcutt... ..''


The same old mistakes
Thursday, 30th August 2012
by Dan Ordidge
''After the Swansea game I was left feeling confused, as I had previously written in my last article I genuinely thought we had a chance to at least come back through the border with a point...''


The midfield dilemma
Thursday, 30th August 2012
by Callum Hurley
''Admittedly, I'm not sure this is a problem that has plagued philosophers for centuries, nor will the answer win the next Nobel prize, but it's certainly an issue that needs addressing. In our current formation, we allow for three central midfielders, two wide men, and a target man as striker. So how do you pick three from a central midfield roster that is oozing with quality?..''


West Ham United v Crewe Alexandra
Tuesday, 28th August 2012
by Preview Percy
''Every year the inmates at the Avram Grant Rest Home for The Bewildered have an August Bank Holiday Beano to the seaside. This year they went to Clacton...''


Swansea v West Ham United
Friday, 24th August 2012
by Preview Percy
''We were going to ask Preview Percy to hold off writing this week's copy until the Matt Jarvis deal was done. However, when we arrived at the Avram Grant Rest Home for the Bewildered we were greeted by a dishevelled looking nurse who told us he was having his afternoon nap. We're not sure that was a real nurse's uniform you know. Here's what the old fool wrote before nodding off. Statistics from John Northcutt as ever.....''


Little boys, hard drugs and Sam Baldock
Thursday, 23rd August 2012
by Terry Land
''The received wisdom is many cocaine users spend their subsequent time (and money) attempting to recreate their first hit. That may or may not be true but Iím convinced nothing will ever match the excitement of my drug of choice Ė watching West Ham...''


Back in the big time
Wednesday, 22nd August 2012
by Dan Ordidge
''We're delighted to welcome new boy Dan Ordidge to our team of contributors. Please join us in extending a warm virtual welcome to Dan, who opens his KUMB account with a look back at the Villa game and ahead to this weekend's trip abroad.....''


Encouraging signs
Wednesday, 22nd August 2012
by Stuart Jones
''Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our newest recruit Stuart Jones. Stuart opens his KUMB account today by looking back at Saturday's impressive win against Aston Villa.....''


Why thereís reason to be a happy Hammer
Tuesday, 21st August 2012
by Tom Kilbey
''With usual hyperbole, the media are talking about our club being at a crucial crossroad. That our next year or two could determine our future, and we are in transition into a big club to challenge the best clubs in Europe (wince here). ..''


Ready to go?
Saturday, 18th August 2012
by Connor Geelan
''Please join us in welcoming another budding young writer to KUMB.com - Connor Geelan. Connor describes himself as "a 16-year-old avid supporter" and opens his account for KUMB by examining the current first team squad.....''


Building a fortress
Saturday, 18th August 2012
by Tom Kilbey
''Last season, our indifferent home form was heavily highlighted. ..''




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