Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Opinion

Blogs, random musings and general thoughts submitted by our readers since 1997.


Discover how you may reach out to hundreds of thousands of football fans across the globe by having your work published on KUMB.com. [further information]


Front up - and shut up
Tuesday, 3rd May 2011
by Paul Walker
''David Sullivan really should start doing his job. He should lead from the front at away games, front up when the going gets tough and learn to shut up...''


Make or break time for West Ham
Tuesday, 3rd May 2011
by Eddie Smith
''Sunday’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester City summed up West Ham’s season for me as the Hammers once again failed to pick up points – a scenario which leaves them rooted to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League title with just three league matches to go. ..''


The story of Billie the grey
Thursday, 28th April 2011
by Staff Writer
''88 years ago today West Ham faced Bolton in the first ever FA Cup Final staged at the new Wembley Stadium...''


The only way is ethics
Sunday, 24th April 2011
by Brian Evans
''Once again we arrive at matchday, the day of the week which matters more than any other to a football fan...''


Well done Scott, you deserve it
Saturday, 23rd April 2011
by Paul Walker
''Anybody who has witnessed Scott Parker carrying West Ham this season, and the way he has forced himself back into the England side, knows the Footballer of the Year award is fully merited...''


Chelsea v West Ham United - Match Preview
Friday, 22nd April 2011
by Preview Percy
''As an older gentleman Preview Percy was pleased to see a brass band at the Boleyn last weekend. That's about all he enjoyed though. He's equally grumpy about our chances this weekend. He probably thinks that this weather won't last either.......''


The same old story
Monday, 18th April 2011
by Matt Porter
''If ever a photograph could sum up a football club, there was something strangely amusing about seeing Manuel da Costa on crutches leaving court today having pleaded guilty to assault and, tragically for him I’m sure, having been ordered by the judge to stay away from the illustrious Faces Nightclub in Ilford...''


Not getting any easier, is it?
Sunday, 17th April 2011
by Paul Walker
''So it’s come to this. Five games left, two that Avram Grant does not believe we can win and three more that the rest of us doubt we can win...''


West Ham United v Aston Villa - Match Preview
Friday, 15th April 2011
by Preview Percy
''He was away last week at a birthday celebration - apparently some of his jokes are now nearly 100 years old. And so is he. He is Preview Percy. Sorry no refunds.......''


West Ham United v Manchester United - Match Preview
Friday, 1st April 2011
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy has taken time out from moaning about the cut in his winter fuel payments to give us his usual warped view of this weekend's opponents..... ..''


Consistency is key
Wednesday, 30th March 2011
by Kwame Boakye
''As I sat down with my pint to watch our recent draw with Tottenham at the Lane I was very comfortable in the fact that I knew exactly what the back four would be, I knew who’d be lining up in our midfield and I knew who would be leading the line...''


Scott Parker: our sympathies
Wednesday, 23rd March 2011
by Paul Walker
''I heard someone say after the Spurs game that Scott Parker looked like he was crying at the end of the match... now we know why...''


Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United: match preview
Friday, 18th March 2011
by Preview Percy
''He's grumpy at the best of times so you can imagine how bad Preview Percy has been all week after last weekend's shambles. Our man in the tartan blanket takes time out from giving the Meals On Wheels people a hard time to take a look at this weekend's visit to N17..... ..''


Insult to injury
Wednesday, 16th March 2011
by Gordon Thrower
''With the news that the FA have charged Avram Grant with "improper conduct" over his comments regarding Sunday's ref, Gordon Thrower wonders what the hell is going on with those who run the game. He's far from impressed, as you can imagine. Thankfully the FA have no jurisdiction here......''


Stoke, anger and frustration
Wednesday, 16th March 2011
by Steve Heighton
''I've been really angry and frustrated by a lot of recent decisions which seem to be moulding our future - and almost all of them are coming out against us...''


Sour grapes, of course, and without a drink to numb the pain
Monday, 14th March 2011
by Paul Walker
''You know what’s coming, you are going to be mugged, but you know there’s nothing you can do to stop it...''


Stoke City v West Ham United: match preview
Saturday, 12th March 2011
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy got very confused when he was told we were playing Stoke again this week. Actually he seems to be confused most of the time. With a possible trip to Wembley in the offing just don't tell him the twin towers have gone.......''


My Upton Park moment
Friday, 11th March 2011
by Kwame Boakye
''The impending move to the Olympic Stadium inevitably means we all must say a rather melancholic goodbye to Upton Park, the classy claret seats, the tower blocks looming over the East stand and the gallows humour of Green Street...''


Lessons in life
Wednesday, 9th March 2011
by Ian Sherman
''In my previous article, I discussed how being a fan of West Ham United has taught me lessons in how to live my life that I wouldn’t have learned by supporting a more successful team. It sounds like I’m obsessed but I get upset when people tell me that football is 'just a game'. Actually, I have been more than upset on occasion and almost flown into a rage, swear words pouring out of my mouth. I stand by my convictions though – it is more than just a game...''


West Ham Utd v Stoke City: match preview
Friday, 4th March 2011
by Preview Percy
''The old fool managed to upset some Liverpool supporters last week. So Preview Percy must be doing something right. Damned if we can spot it though. *warning - the following may contain Latin*.. ..''


The performance we have been waiting for
Monday, 28th February 2011
by Paul Walker
''At last, West Ham produced the kind of display that could change a few minds about what division we will be playing in next season...''


West Ham Utd v Liverpool: match preview
Saturday, 26th February 2011
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy's taken time out from giving the staff at his old folk's home a hard time over the lack of Werther's Originals to pen a few words about this weekend's fixture against Liverpool......''


The full-back's curse
Wednesday, 23rd February 2011
by Staff Writer
''With the news that the once-reliable Herita Ilunga is considering a loan move to the third-tier of English football with Sheffield Wednesday, we ask: 'just what is it with full-backs at West Ham?'..''


West Ham Utd v Burnley: match preview
Sunday, 20th February 2011
by Preview Percy
''We've had a few emails regarding the whereabouts of Preview Percy. We can reveal only that the old fool has been resting up this winter in a nursing home for the elderly and bewildered. We didn't tell the taxman or the Child Support Agency which one though......''


Where will the new fans come from?
Friday, 18th February 2011
by Matt Davies
''West Ham United’s move to the Olympic Stadium is not yet ‘rubber stamped’ and with Barry Hearns ready to challenge the move on behalf of Leyton Orient, the final decision could be a few weeks away. However this is just a delay and it is very unlikely to make any difference to the decision. So let us assume that we are moving in for the 2014/5 season. What does that mean?..''




prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 next