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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. ..''


Should Big Sam get the sack?
Monday, 19th May 2014
by Sean McGuire
''As a lifelong West Ham fan I have been glued to the internet the last week frothing at the mouth at the prospect of Allardyce's ego and backside being kicked to the curb...''


Expectation, expectation, expectation
Monday, 12th May 2014
by Nick Fretwell
''In the 20th century, West Ham United appointed only eight permanent managers. That's eight managers in over 100 years...''


The conflict within rages on
Sunday, 11th May 2014
by David Hautzig
''For the better part of my life, I haven't had that much trouble making important decisions. ..''


Come on Allardyce, entertain us!
Sunday, 11th May 2014
by Neil Newton
''In the recent home game against Tottenham, West Ham players showed what they are capable of. However, the flip side to this is that it highlighted what we have been lacking all season...''


Is Big Sam the bad guy?
Sunday, 11th May 2014
by Bill Jones
''On the back of a wave of (completely understandable) fan frustration, Big Sam states that he wants to stay in the job, and that he can understand the frustration of the fans. ..''


Tales of the expected
Saturday, 10th May 2014
by Paul Walker
''Nobody by now can have any doubt that the stories about Sam Allardyce’s likely exit from the club any time soon are as kosher as you can get in this crazy football industry...''


Manchester City v West Ham United
Saturday, 10th May 2014
by Preview Percy
''That's it. We don't have to visit Preview Percy again for three whole months.We assume you are all as relieved as we are.......''


West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday, 3rd May 2014
by Preview Percy
''We had so much fun waking Preview Percy up in the middle of the night last week that we thought we'd do it again. We'd like to apologise in advance to famous conductor Andre Previn for the torrent of tweets of complaint he's about to get from N17. By the way, we loved the Morecambe and Wise thing sir if you're reading this......''


When we were kings
Friday, 2nd May 2014
by Staff Writer
''On May 2nd 1964, West Ham United won the FA Cup for the first time by beating Preston North End at Wembley. 50 years on, seven KUMB members share their recollections of one of the most momentous days in the club's history.....''


Days of Cups and glory
Friday, 2nd May 2014
by Paul Walker
''The boys of ‘64 were my team. Ever football fan has one, the players that first made them fall in love with their club, the team they idolised and whose pictures covered their bedroom wall...''


Hokey-Cokey time
Tuesday, 29th April 2014
by Raedwulf
''With only two games to go, neither Cardiff nor Fulham (with their hideous goal difference) can pass us. The chances of Norwich winning their last two games, which is the only way they could, seem remote. ..''


Never mind the dressing room, Sam's lost the fans
Monday, 28th April 2014
by Chris Scull
''Oh man, I don't know any more. This season has been beyond painful. The football hasn't been great has it? Usually in a terrible season, we'll have a few shining lights that make it all seem worthwhile... ..''


West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United
Saturday, 26th April 2014
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy has asked us to point out to all the nice people who have asked that he won't actually be attending the kumb.com live awards show at the East Ham Working Men's Club on May 13th as it clashes with "Prune Night" at the Avram Grant Olympic Rest Home For The Bewidered. So you can buy your tickets without any worries on that score.... ..''


Support the supporters
Friday, 25th April 2014
by Paul Turner
''According to the Collins English Dictionary, a supporter is:..''


Who am I, Who are we?
Friday, 25th April 2014
by Mike Tricker
''First of all let me introduce myself. Born in Forest Gate I started going to the home of football in 1975 and had my first season ticket in 1978. I have had one ever since...''


The real West Ham way - if you can remember
Tuesday, 22nd April 2014
by Paul Walker
''It’s becoming something of a cliché now - the West Ham way - as if it doesn’t, or didn‘t exist. As if it is some dream from our past...''


A summer of change
Monday, 21st April 2014
by Jack Coddyfriend
''Hi, my name is Jack. I’m a 21st century kid, born in 2000...''


A real high, followed by a new low
Monday, 21st April 2014
by Gary Portugal
''It was quite stirring to see the response of supporters in the 38th minute of Saturday’s game vs. Palace. The response of BOTH sets of supporters. ..''


Lyall Out!
Friday, 18th April 2014
by Lyall Out
''KUMB member 'Lyall Out' remembers former manager John Lyall, eight years to the day since he died unexpectedly at the age of just 66.....''


West Ham United v Crystal Palace
Friday, 18th April 2014
by Preview Percy
''Whoever named it "Good" Friday clearly never had to visit Preview Percy over Easter. Unfortunately, we did...........''




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