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Confessions of a West Ham supporter
Monday, 17th May 2010
by Alexander Ewing
''Itís difficult following your football team from abroad. In America you have two options: spend a small fortune on a satellite sport subscription or find a bar that shows "international sport", packed with Americans, draped in internet-ordered Chelsea and Manchester United scarves. ..''


That Was The Season That Was 2009/10: Part 2
Sunday, 16th May 2010
by Gordon Thrower
''When we left things at the end of 2009, the club was broke, the owners were broke, we had no strikers, the transfer window was just about to open and we were in a relegation fight. Still there was always the cup to look forward to. Gordon Thrower takes a deep breath, sips a large brandy and looks at the period January-March in part 2 of his season review.......''


That was the season that was 2009/10
Friday, 14th May 2010
by Gordon Thrower
''It's been another eventful season. Gordon Thrower, fortified only by several cups of strong, black coffee, has bravely relived the last 10 months so you don't have to. Here's the first instalment of his trawl through the archives.....''


The demise of Gianfranco
Friday, 14th May 2010
by Nik Hobbs
''As Gordon Brown said his goodbyes, collected his valuables and made a dash to the Downing Street gates, elsewhere in London a less recognised character was relieved of his duties following a similarly gruellingly drawn out character assassination. ..''


West Ham United v Manchester City: Match Preview
Friday, 7th May 2010
by Preview Percy
''In his (thankfully) final effort of the season Preview Percy has a pop at African football administrators, the manager of the year selection process, Piers Morgan and, of course, Lord Griffiths. He also mentions Man City. A bit. Applications for the post of match preview writer should be sent to the editor......''


Foolís gold?
Wednesday, 5th May 2010
by Lee Byron
''On Sunday I was looking forward to a game where, with all the pressure behind them, Zolaís boys could go out at Craven Cottage to really express themselves with a no fear attitude. At the very least I was expecting our team to go out and enjoy their football. ..''


West Hamís World Cup hopes
Wednesday, 5th May 2010
by Nick Robbins
''With the season in the bag now and security assured for another season at least, thoughts turn to the summer - and with it the World Cup. ..''


Fulham v West Ham United: Match Preview
Friday, 30th April 2010
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy's just stopped laughing at Liverpool's midweek result. Unfortunately that means that he had time to write the following. Only one more to go......''


West Ham United v Wigan Athletic: Match Preview
Thursday, 22nd April 2010
by Preview Percy
''Don't worry, after this there's only two more of Preview Percy's outpourings to endure.........''


McCarthy warns of 'life or death' end to season
Thursday, 22nd April 2010
by Thomas Rooney
'' Everyone connected with West Ham United Football Club is nervous right now. With three games to go at the end of the Premier League season, Gianfranco Zola's men sit just three points above the relegation zone. ..''


The relegation scrap without any fight
Thursday, 22nd April 2010
by Matt Porter
''Calamity defending and a lack of cutting edge. This morningís papers were probably able to recycle Mondayís nightís match reports from Anfield when describing Hullís defeat to Aston Villa at the KC Stadium. ..''


Liverpool v West Ham United: Match Preview
Saturday, 17th April 2010
by Preview Percy
''We blew up a volcano in an attempt to stop him. Unfortunately the resulting cloud of ash failed to delay the buses so Preview Percy's back again and, gawd 'elp us, this time he's quoting T S Eliot.... ..''


West Ham United v Sunderland - Match Preview
Friday, 9th April 2010
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy's here again, with possibly the only match preview you will read that contains the word "maelstrom". (There may be other long words in there as well but we lost the will to live at that point and sneaked off to the pub before he could find out where we were going.....) ..''


Everton v West Ham United
Friday, 2nd April 2010
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy has been missing of late due to "technical problems" with his PC. Unfortunately, he found where we hid his keyboard, so he's back...........''


Upson to follow in Mooreís footsteps?
Thursday, 1st April 2010
by Carole Paul
''English football will forever be inextricably linked with a picture of a West Ham United defender holding aloft the famous Jules Rimet trophy...''


Post-Wolves, post mortem
Friday, 26th March 2010
by Nick Robbins
''Itís difficult to look at West Ham at this point in the season and not treat them like some sort of wounded animal in need of being put down. ..''


Fit to wear the shirt?
Thursday, 25th March 2010
by Matt Porter
''The chants of ďYouíre not fit to wear the shirtĒ that greeted Wolvesí third goal at the Boleyn last night evoked memories of the dire straits that West Ham found themselves in three years ago. ..''


Football: rewarding failure
Wednesday, 24th March 2010
by Paul Scanlan
''I havenít written an article for KUMB.com in months, in fact Iíve not written anything of merit for even longer. Life takes over and despite having plenty Iíd like to say, the opportunities to do so have been few and far between...''


Chelsea v West Ham United: match preview
Friday, 12th March 2010
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy has an IQ that is actually greater than Frank Lampard's. However, like Lampard he hides it well.......''


West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers: Match Preview
Thursday, 4th March 2010
by Preview Percy
''Inspired by the Prime Minister (allegedly), we thought we'd bully Preview Percy into going away. Unfortunately he hit us back and gave us a Chinese burn before submitting the following: ..''


Can the West Ham influence win the World Cup for England once again?
Thursday, 25th February 2010
by Carole Paul
''There will always be an inextricable link between West Ham United and Englandís triumphant 1966 World Cup winning team...''


Manchester United v West Ham United: Match Preview
Monday, 22nd February 2010
by Preview Percy
''We were hoping that he might have forgotten that there was a midweek match on. Unfortunately somebody reminded him. Preview Percy takes a look at our forthcoming trip to Old Trafford.......''


Zola heaps praise on Diamanti as West Ham move on up
Monday, 22nd February 2010
by Thomas Rooney
''West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola singled out Alessandro Diamanti for praise following the crucial 3-0 victory over relegation rivals Hull City on Saturday...''


West Ham United v Hull City: Match Preview
Friday, 19th February 2010
by Preview Percy
''We threatened him with a 25% pay cut if he didn't go away. Unfortunately, since we don't pay him anything in the first place, he turned up anyway. Preview Percy casts his eye over this weekend's match.... ..''


Ashton farce completes Icelandic legacy
Wednesday, 17th February 2010
by Matt Porter
''The revelation that West Ham are liable to pay out the remaining three years of Dean Ashtonís £65,000 per week contract should come as no surprise to anyone. After all, frugal spending and checking the small print havenít really been the two strongest attributes within the Boleyn Ground boardroom over the past couple of years...''




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