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Uneasy feelings, a few thoughts and a plea
Wednesday, 9th February 2011
by Lee Byron
''There is bound to be disenchantment, frustration, and plain old anger at the constant propping up of the Premier League this season by our beloved team. Some will direct these feelings at certain players, some at the manager, some at the owners, and some at all three. ..''


Defending the Daves
Tuesday, 1st February 2011
by Matt Porter
''It’s refreshing, isn’t it?..''


Beyond repair
Friday, 28th January 2011
by Haim Baram
''When I received our beloved club’s letter on Thursday afternoon a faint sensation was shot through my body, perhaps a very light touch of nausea accompanied by a more potent emotion of real anger. ..''


The wrong end of things (again)
Monday, 24th January 2011
by Paul Walker
''Ok, this is going to be a partisan, angry, twisted, bitter, frustrated rant - pretty much par for the course and sure to hit a raw nerve amongst Irons fans. But is it just me who feels we are getting the rough end of things from all levels of football authority since the Tevez saga?..''


Avram Grant’s youth policy: a victory within the misery
Saturday, 22nd January 2011
by Nik Hobbs
''We are constantly informed that football is a results based industry. Managers must scramble for their commission in a continuous struggle against the ultimate judge; the win/loss column...''


Go north and multiply
Friday, 21st January 2011
by Tross
''I read today’s article on our plans for a move to the Olympic Stadium by old sourpuss, and felt a need to reply. Time has been a bit of a commodity for me of late, however if this particular piece was intent on riling me as a West Ham fan, it succeeded...''


Yet more of a circus
Tuesday, 18th January 2011
by Paul Walker
''You couldn’t make it up…sadly though at West Ham you don’t have to, because every day seems to bring more shambolic nonsense...''


The debacle continues
Sunday, 16th January 2011
by East Stand Martin
''It's hard to conceive a more preposterous cock-up than what has been going on of late. But let's face the facts: it's no great surprise given the way Sullivan and Gold have managed our club since the took over...''


Stick to the knitting
Sunday, 16th January 2011
by Brian Evans
''Karren Brady is clearly a successful and competent business executive. As Chief Executive of Birmingham City she oversaw an intitial investment by shareholders of £700k mature into a £72m dividend in the space of 17 years...''


Always a circus…
Saturday, 15th January 2011
by Paul Walker
''Is it just me who hates transfer windows? The uncertainty, the constant flicking onto Sky Sports News, the expectation and the constant disappointment...''


MYWHUFC: in opposition to the OS
Friday, 14th January 2011
by Peter Caton
''MYWHUFC is a campaign run by West Ham United supporters who oppose the proposed move from the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, to the Olympic Stadium at Stratford as outlined by the club’s owners...''


West Ham United v Barnsley - Match Preview
Saturday, 8th January 2011
by Preview Percy
''A 5-0 drubbing at Newcastle but is Preview Percy depressed? Well yes, he is. However he decided that he's suffered enough this week so now it's your turn... ..''


A Message to Grant
Friday, 7th January 2011
by Haim Baram
''We have seen enough, we have heard enough, we are sick with all the excuses, politics and underhand tricks...''


Newcastle United v West Ham United
Tuesday, 4th January 2011
by Preview Percy
''Petrol's up, VAT is up and train fares are up. The start of 2011 is full of gloom and doom. And just when you think the start of the year couldn't get any worse, here's Preview Percy to prove you wrong. Very wrong..... ..''


West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Friday, 31st December 2010
by Preview Percy
''Another Christmas has passed and yet again Santa forgot to bring Preview Percy a Scalextric. So he's taking it out on us........''


Keeping it in the family
Thursday, 30th December 2010
by Ian Sherman
''As this is my first column, I had better introduce myself – I am an Essex boy living in Texas and I am an avid West Ham United fan. By way of that introduction/confession, I almost feel like I’m attending an alcoholics anonymous meeting but … I am not ashamed at being a West Ham fan or an Essex boy. ..''


The West Ham way
Thursday, 30th December 2010
by Andrew Douthwaite
''As the nights have closed in, the seemingly everlasting gloom around the Boleyn has grown thicker. With the club flirting with relegation once more and the Olympic Stadium decision date drawing closer, one phrase that I constantly hear on the terraces is 'it's the West Ham way'...''


Thankful for small mercies
Sunday, 19th December 2010
by Paul Walker
''Those 2,000 hardy souls who did get to Blackburn at least saw spirit, effort and a point from a game few expected to survive the shocking weather...''


Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United - Match Preview
Friday, 17th December 2010
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy has spent the week dodging the fat ugly bird with the mistletoe and stepping over frozen pools of vomit deposited on the pavement by once a year drinkers just to bring you this look at this weekend's trip to Ewood Park. We wish he hadn't but there it is......''


Tradition or nostalgia?
Thursday, 16th December 2010
by Kevin Mousley
''Nostalgia is a terrible thing. At its heart it betrays a lack of confidence in the future. Too often it is an indulgence of the present that seeks the balm of the past...''


Should West Ham move?
Wednesday, 15th December 2010
by Ian McKee
''For over 106 years the Boleyn Ground has been the home of West Ham United with some of the best players in history having come through their celebrated academy and pulled on the claret and blue shirt at the famous stadium...''


Grant... what improvement?
Tuesday, 14th December 2010
by Paul Walker
''Surely anyone who witnessed the predictable defeat by Manchester City now knows that nothing will improve the situation under the current management...''


A costly episode
Tuesday, 14th December 2010
by Haim Baram
''In the relatively foreseeable future our fans will remember Avram Grant's tenure at Upton Park as a forlorn episode, soon to be cast into dark oblivion as a sore but not too significant tiny detail in our history...''


Grant out?
Monday, 13th December 2010
by Nick Daly
''After a disappointing 17 games in the 2010/11 campaign, the Irons sit bottom of the Barclays Premier League...''


West Ham United v Manchester City - Match Preview
Friday, 10th December 2010
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy so dull that even Wikileaks doesn't mention him............''




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