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That Was The Season That Was 2013-14 - Part Four
Tuesday, 1st July 2014
by Gordon Thrower
''After a less than wonderful start to 2014, things needed to improve and fast. Gordon Thrower's look back at 2013/14 continues as he picks off another couple of months starting with February 2014. Howard Webb might want to give this one a miss......''


Time for a changing of the guard?
Monday, 30th June 2014
by Sean McGuire
''In a recent poll asking Hammers fans to vote for who they would like to see as the Irons' captain next season, current incumbent Kevin Nolan received only about eight per cent of the vote compared to (first place) Mark Noble who received around 79 per cent of the vote...''


Why was England’s world cup so miserable?
Sunday, 29th June 2014
by Elliot Pollard
''After a dire campaign on the World’s biggest stage it is only natural to search for reasons to explain England's demise. I have managed to address the areas I think are the cause of our week to forget in Brazil as follows.....''


The peril of signing World Cup stars
Saturday, 28th June 2014
by Paul Turner
''When a major international tournament is receiving wall-to-wall television, internet and print press coverage, the eyes of football fans descend upon players you may have heard of, signed on football manager, or just plain don’t know. ..''


That Was The Season That Was 2013-14 - Part Three
Sunday, 22nd June 2014
by Gordon Thrower
''The latest in Gordon Thrower's look back at last season covers the end of 2013 and the start of 2014. Yes it includes the mandatory win over Spurs but you may want to cover your eyes when we get to January. We did........''


Badge of convenience
Wednesday, 18th June 2014
by Paul Walker
''It’s getting serious now. We are going to get a new badge, somehow, some way, because that is clearly what our owners and board want...''


Favourite West Ham highlanders
Saturday, 14th June 2014
by Staff Writer #3
''At the moment, Scotland is hotter than a fried Mars bar wrapped in fried Oreos. ..''


That Was The Season That Was 2013-14 - Part Two
Friday, 13th June 2014
by Gordon Thrower
''Having got pre-season out of the way, in part two of our look back on the 2013-2014, Gordon Thrower covers the first three months of the season. Will Andy Carroll be making his first start of the season? Is Harry Redknapp's grasp of the truth even more tenuous than that of Joe Kinnear? The answers are "No" and "Probably". For further detail read on........''


That Was The Season That Was 2013-14 - Part One
Monday, 9th June 2014
by Gordon Thrower
''It's the time of year when we traditionally look back and utter those famous words "where the hell did those last 12 months go?" In part one of our annual trawl through the archives Gordon Thrower looks at all the happenings in pre-season. Expect to see stuff about Andy Carroll, transfer rumours and the strange bizarre world of Joe Kinnear..... ..''


Hammers in late call-up for World Cup squad
Monday, 9th June 2014
by David Meagher
''Hammers fans have undoubtedly noticed that, perhaps for the first time ever, we lack a single club representative at the World Cup 2014. ..''


Echoes: May
Friday, 6th June 2014
by Staff Writer
''Over the course of the past nine months, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett has been writing a weekly diary for Echo newspapers...''


Tenth: the magic number
Wednesday, 4th June 2014
by Andrew Griffin
''So what does it take to finish tenth in the Premier League?..''


Echoes: April
Wednesday, 4th June 2014
by Graeme Howlett
''Over the course of the past nine months, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett has been writing a weekly diary for Echo newspapers...''


A cohesive strategy? It's like the Addams family!
Tuesday, 3rd June 2014
by Mike Tricker
''David Sullivan bought Paulista. Brady blocked Lambert, Sam bought a load of dross and tried to get them all to sign for his favourite agent...''


Echoes: March
Tuesday, 3rd June 2014
by Graeme Howlett
''Over the course of the past nine months, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett has been writing a weekly diary for Echo newspapers...''


Communication is key
Monday, 2nd June 2014
by Rob Taylor
''"West Ham United are delighted to announce the signing of prolific Argentine forward Mauro Zarate" - and so the headline on the club's website revealed the news we the fans were already counting on. ..''


Echoes: February
Monday, 2nd June 2014
by Graeme Howlett
''Over the course of the past nine months, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett has been writing a weekly diary for Echo newspapers...''


Echoes: January
Thursday, 29th May 2014
by Graeme Howlett
''Over the course of the past nine months, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett has been writing a weekly diary for Echo newspapers...''


Echoes: December
Tuesday, 27th May 2014
by Graeme Howlett
''Over the course of the past nine months, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett has been writing a weekly diary for Echo newspapers...''


Echoes: November
Monday, 26th May 2014
by Graeme Howlett
''Over the course of the past nine months, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett has been writing a weekly diary for Echo newspapers...''


Echoes: October
Friday, 23rd May 2014
by Graeme Howlett
''Over the course of the past nine months, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett has been writing a weekly diary for Echo newspapers...''


Carlton Cole: Why are we all so underchuffed?
Friday, 23rd May 2014
by Sean McGuire
''At the time of writing it looks like we are reportedly very close to the signing of Mauro Zarate in order to “take pressure off Andy Carroll”...''


Echoes: September
Thursday, 22nd May 2014
by Graeme Howlett
''Over the course of the past nine months, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett has been writing a weekly diary for Echo newspapers. ..''


Big Sam is the man with the plan
Thursday, 22nd May 2014
by Chris Brown
''The board have decided to stick with Allardyce for the 2014/15 Premier League season - earlier than we expected, as the joint chairman were impressed with Sam’s 'detailed presentation on his vision for West Ham United'...''


Echoes: August
Wednesday, 21st May 2014
by Graeme Howlett
''Over the past nine months, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett has been writing a weekly diary for Echo newspapers. ..''




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