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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.... ..''


West Ham United v Burnley
Friday, 2nd December 2011
by Preview Percy
''With three matches in a week it's not just the players who have been a bit busy. Preview Percy has been slaving over a hot something or other to give us his view on this weekend's match against Burnley. On the bright side, at this time of year if we keep him occupied at least he won't be shouting at carol singers. Meanwhile, John Northcutt takes a look at some of the history between the clubs..... ..''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #60-51
Friday, 2nd 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...''


Middlesbrough v West Ham United
Monday, 28th November 2011
by Preview Percy
''We've finally thought of a way to get rid of Preview Percy. After his last effort in which he predicted the Derby result, named their scorer as "danger man" and threw in a Bristol City victory over Southampton for good measure, we reported him for witchcraft. Unfortunately the council told us that they didn't have a department that issued permits for burning people at the stake. When we asked exactly what we pay our council tax for they hung up. Unbelievable. Here's Percy's look at Tuesday night's visit to the North East, with added history from John Northcutt to arrive by carrier pigeon shortly. ..''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #70-61
Monday, 28th November 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 memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


West Ham United v Derby County
Friday, 25th November 2011
by Preview Percy
''We're not saying Preview Percy is old but he does keep moaning about those 'reckless youngsters' on "Last of the Summer Wine". Before he disappeared down to the bookies with his Winter Fuel payment he took a look at this week's match against Derby County and sent us his thoughts. We didn't see why we should be the only ones to suffer.... ..''


Away day delight
Sunday, 20th November 2011
by Paul Walker
''Take a bow, West Ham’s travelling army, you were brilliant at Coventry on what was a great day out… all apart from that first 45 minutes, that is!..''


Coventry City v West Ham United
Friday, 18th November 2011
by Preview Percy
''The international break is over, which means Preview Percy is back. Sorry. John Northcutt will be along later with some sensible stats... ..''


International bright young thing
Monday, 14th November 2011
by Henry Lowe
''Cristian Montano is one of the hottest prospects to emerge at the Boleyn Ground in recent times. The 19-year-old striker is ticking all the boxes and looks like he really could be something for the future. ..''


Do England really need Rooney?
Monday, 14th November 2011
by Gary Portugal
''On the surface, a really daft question. After all, the England side is not exactly brimming over with natural goal scorers is it?..''


Some slack and less stick please
Tuesday, 8th November 2011
by Paul Walker
''I never thought it would come to this, but I find myself saying that we really really do need to cut Big Sam some slack and get off the backs of our team...''


Is our support really that bad?
Monday, 7th November 2011
by Gary Portugal
''Well that depends on whether we’re talking about home or away. If it’s away you talk about, our support is consistently top drawer both in volume and number –all the players and manager will tell you that. ..''


Hull City v West Ham United
Friday, 4th November 2011
by Preview Percy
''When we popped over to see Preview Percy he was in the gardens of his rest home putting the finishing touches to an effigy of Mike Dean to throw on a bonfire. The strange thing is he didn't actually realise it was Guy Fawkes' Night this weekend. Here's the mad one's look at this weekend's visit to Hull City. As ever John Northcutt pops in at the end with some statistics... ..''


Another letter to Sam
Friday, 4th November 2011
by Chris Trethewey
''Dear Sam,..''


West Ham United v Bristol City
Monday, 31st October 2011
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy was looking forward to Halloween. Then we ruined it for him by telling him that the use of mantraps and anti-personnel mines is illegal in this country. Here's the old sod's look at Tuesday night's match against Bristol City. John Northcutt Supplies the stats as usual... ..''


West Ham Utd v Leicester City
Friday, 28th October 2011
by Preview Percy
''We had to drag Preview Percy out of the pub to rewrite this following Leicester’s change in management this week. ..''


Don’t sell the long ball short
Thursday, 27th October 2011
by Gary Portugal
''I’d be lying if I said that I enjoy watching us pump long balls up to a lone striker all game long, even if it is Carew who can hold the ball up well. I don’t. But a long time ago, I came to terms with long ball. If it gets us promoted and out of the Hell-hole that is the Championship, then I can easily live with it...''


Spitting mad
Monday, 24th October 2011
by bristolhammer
''As a West Ham United fan of may years now, winning has been an added bonus to watching a team play good flowing football for the most of the time. I was brought up believing we were a club whose ethos and values other clubs envied...''


Roger Johnson was spot on
Sunday, 23rd October 2011
by Gary Portugal
''Generally speaking, when a player takes on his own supporters he is on a hiding to nothing. And that's certainly the case with managers. After all, to a certain extent the supporters pay the players’ wages. But a situation at Wolves recently proves to be the exception to the rule and hit on what has become a real issue in the game. ..''


Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United
Sunday, 23rd October 2011
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy is fed up with the change of date for this one. The new date clashes with the night the girl comes round to do his bunions apparently. Meanwhile he's taken time out from laughing at pictures of Ferguson and Terry to have a look at Monday night's visit to Falmer. As usual,John Northcutt takes a a less jaundiced look at the history between the clubs at the end......''




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