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Peterborough United v West Ham United
Friday, 10th February 2012
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy is rather regretting spending that winter fuel payment he got just before Christmas in the pub. He's having to make do by burning all those documents that nice Mr Redknapp brought round for his fire last week. There's enough there to keep him going for a few years. In the meantime here's his look at this weekend's visit to Peterborough. Stats courtesy of John Northcutt ..''


West Ham United v Millwall
Friday, 3rd February 2012
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy has given him every chance but his patience has finally snapped. Meanwhile, taking a break from writing angry letters to the head of Channel 4 regarding how poor he thinks the new host of "Countdown" is, he dropped us a few lines about this weekend's visit of Millwall. John Northcutt calmly follows with a few items of statistical interest... ..''


Forward thinking Sam
Friday, 3rd February 2012
by James May
''So that’s it, the curtain closes on another deadline day with West Ham once again being a major player in the dramatic last day of wheeling’s and dealings...''


Ipswich Town v West Ham United
Monday, 30th January 2012
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy's cough is so loud that the builders working next door to his care home have complained that they can't tell if their pneumatic drills are working properly. In between existing on a diet of Veno's, rum and his usual Werther's Originals he managed to put together a few words about this week's midweek visit to Suffolk. As usual John Northcutt provides the statistical background to the match.... ..''


James Tomkins and the ginger Harry Secombe
Monday, 23rd January 2012
by Staff Writer
''On Saturday afternoon, prior to West Ham United's 2-1 nPower Championship win over Nottingham Forest that took Sam Allardyce's side to the top of the table for the first time this season, it was confirmed that James Tomkins had signed a lucrative four-year contract with an option for a further year...''


Ernie Gregory remembered
Sunday, 22nd January 2012
by Paul Walker
''They really don’t make them like Ernie Gregory any more. Gone are the days when a man stays with his first club for over 50 years...''


West Ham United v Nottingham Forest
Friday, 20th January 2012
by Preview Percy
''Next we entertain Nottingham Forest at the Boleyn in a 3pm kick-off this Saturday. Lovely. Tubes? Well the Hammersmith & City is out, which will mean a detour for visitors arriving at St Pancras. The bottom end of the District is also out, though the section serving Upton Park and points East will be open...''


The 2011 accounts reviewed
Tuesday, 17th January 2012
by Brian Evans
''Before getting stuck into the Board, I would just make the point that the club paid a group of players in excess of £48million last season , and they took us down. That's £8m more than Gianfranco Zola's squad earned...''


So we can stay at the Boleyn
Monday, 16th January 2012
by Paul Walker
''So now we know. If our owners do not go for the Olympic Stadium option, we won’t leave the Boleyn and will aim to redevelop our 108-year-old home...''


A blessing in disguise?
Sunday, 15th January 2012
by James May
''Last Sunday afternoon saw West Ham’s first and final FA Cup appearance of the season as Chris O’Grady’s late winner for Sheffield Wednesday sent us crashing out of a tournament that never really begun for Big Sam’s men...''


Portsmouth v West Ham United
Friday, 13th January 2012
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy is unwell. He's got a temperature higher than Alastair Cook's batting average, he aches all over and he just wants to stay in bed. Did we leave him alone? Did we heck. We poked him with a stick and this is what he came up with. John Northcutt will be along to round things off later.......''


40 years of hurt
Monday, 9th January 2012
by Staff Writer
''It's 40 years this week since West Ham were sent tumbling out of the FA Cup by Blackpool...''


Sheffield Wednesday v West Ham United
Saturday, 7th January 2012
by Preview Percy
''When we said "Happy New Year" to Preview Percy he tried to have us arrested for "threatening behaviour". Here's his take on this weekend's trip to Hillsborough for the FA Cup 3rd round tie against Sheffield Wednesday. The much nicer John Northcutt will be popping by later with the historical background to the match.....''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #20-11
Wednesday, 4th January 2012
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which time we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


Casuals: the movie
Monday, 2nd January 2012
by Staff Writer
''Against a backdrop of recession and few prospects, the Casuals emerged from the early 1980's to become the folk-devils of their time. KUMB recently caught up with author, publisher and producer Cass Pennant to chat about 'Casuals' - the new movie from Urban Edge Films...''


West Ham United v Coventry City
Monday, 2nd January 2012
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy is currently recovering from New Year's Eve. He didn't have too much to drink, it's just that the idea of wishing anyone a 'Happy New Year' made him feel quite unwell. Before he went for a lie down he left us a few words about our opening fixture of 2012. As usual John Northcutt has all the interesting historical stuff for us at the end.........''


Derby County v West Ham United
Friday, 30th December 2011
by Preview Percy
''He's now returned from the unlucky branch of his family that drew the short straw to have him stay over Christmas. By the looks of things he brought their drinks cabinet with him. Internally. So, for the last time this year, we welcome (and we use that word quite wrongly)Preview Percy and his usual weird musings on this weekend's trip to Derby County. Sensible stats courtesy of John Northcutt......''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #30-21
Tuesday, 27th December 2011
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #40-31
Wednesday, 21st December 2011
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


Let's just forget pointless awards
Wednesday, 21st December 2011
by Paul Walker
''Surely it’s about time that we abandoned the announcement of the Man of the Match award while the game is still in progress, and even consider dumping such futile nonsense all-together...''


West Ham United v Barnsley
Friday, 16th December 2011
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy is full of his usual festive joy. His recent review of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” for “Grumpy Old Git” magazine read “A story that started well but was completely spoilt by the ending”, whilst his petition to reintroduce the death penalty for carol singers will soon have as many as one signature on it once he’s remembered where he has left his biro. He’s taken time out from shouting “Father Christmas doesn’t exist” at the local kids to write a few words about this week’s visit of Barnsley. As ever John Northcutt will be providing a welcome respite at the end with a fresh air dose of facts and figures......''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #50-41
Thursday, 15th December 2011
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


A night to forget (that I will always remember)
Tuesday, 13th December 2011
by Tom Logan
''West Brom at home 8th November 2003, one day after my thirteenth birthday...''


The 2003/04 play-off semi final
Monday, 12th December 2011
by Tom Logan
''Please join us in extending a warm KUMB.com welcome to our newest writer, Tom Logan. For Tom's first article, we look back at a memorable night at the BG.....''


Reading v West Ham United
Friday, 9th December 2011
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy has spent much of this week taking the mick out of all those people people who recently discovered that their roots were in Manchester all along, though his written request to the football authorities that a minutes' uncontrollable laughter be observed before all matches this weekend was, for some reason, ignored. Here are his usual warped thoughts on this weekend's trip to Reading. If you hang around for a bit John Northcutt will be along with some real facts.... ..''




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