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Football rumours doing the rounds
Monday, 15th June 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''With it being the summer months, I thought it might be a good idea to take a look at the transfer rumours involving West Ham United...''


Tomkins eyes England glory
Tuesday, 9th June 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''The majority of West Ham’s players may be talking about the club’s takeover right now, but James Tomkins has other things on his mind. This is because the youngster is getting ready to represent England in the Under-21 European Championships this summer...''


The Respect campaign
Saturday, 6th June 2009
by Liam White
''To: All Football Fans...''


Thoughts on Lucas Neill?
Wednesday, 3rd June 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''West Ham skipper Lucas Neill has been the subject of much speculation since the Premier League season ended. His contract expires at the end of this month and it seems far from certain that he will be lining up for Gianfranco Zola next season...''


That Was The Season That Was - Part 3
Thursday, 28th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower
''We conclude our look at 2008/09 with tales of "degenerated sexual behaviour", drink driving bans and out of court settlements. There was also a rather good goal at Wigan.......''


Player reviews 2008/09
Thursday, 28th May 2009
by Graeme Howlett
''Join us as we take a look back at the first team squad's performances over the last nine months.....''


That Was The Season That Was - Part 2
Wednesday, 27th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower
''Part two of our look at the 2008/09 season covers November 2008 to January 2009 - with a wee bit of February thrown in for free to cover an "interesting" transfer window......''


That Was The Season That Was - Part 1
Tuesday, 26th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower
''So farewell 2008/09 then. How was it for you? KUMB took a bleary-eyed and exhausted look back at the season. Part one covers August-October 2008........''


Green likely to get England chance as West Ham finish on a high
Tuesday, 26th May 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''For some time now, I have moaned about Robert Green not getting a fair chance to represent England. Regardless of his form, the former Norwich City man has so often been overlooked for a place in the national team...''


Boro' Preview
Friday, 22nd May 2009
by Preview Percy
''And so another season closes and this time round it’s home to Boro for a Sunday 4pm kick-off in a match to be covered by the ailing Setanta channel...''


And now, the end is near
Tuesday, 19th May 2009
by Paul Turner
''The song My Way starts with the line “and now, the end is near” and with one game left this season fans of all football clubs have a good chance to take a step back and assess how their team's campaign has gone and what could have been for those who fell at the last hurdle, or never even got to the hurdle in the first place...''


Zola vows to get tough this summer
Tuesday, 19th May 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''Gianfranco Zola has revealed that he will not shy away from making the tough decisions regarding his squad in the coming months. ..''


Everton Preview
Friday, 15th May 2009
by Preview Percy
''And so to Goodison for the last road trip of the season for a traditional 3pm kick-off. ..''


Noble sets sights on Gerrard
Monday, 11th May 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''It seems fairly obvious that Mark Noble is a fan of Steven Gerrard. Speaking after the England midfielder helped Liverpool to a 3-0 win at Upton Park, Noble said that he believes Gerrard to be ‘the best’ midfielder around...''


Liverpool Preview
Thursday, 7th May 2009
by Preview Percy
''Liverpool at home next for a 5.30 kick-off to be covered by the ailing Setanta channel whose match range in future seasons has been cut right back. This is a worrying state of affairs for those of us who actually subscribe to the channel as it’s hard enough to cancel a subscription when the company actually exists. You just know that if they actually go under they’ll still somehow manage to collect £13 a month from beyond the grave. ..''


Green has his say on clean sheets, playing for England and Diego Tristan
Thursday, 7th May 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''The form of Robert Green has been one of the main reasons that West Ham have been successful this season. The former Norwich keeper has been consistently good for Gianfranco Zola’s side and has played a big part in the Hammers’ quest for European football...''


It's banter - get on with your job
Saturday, 2nd May 2009
by Alex Shilling
''After last week's game against Chelsea, the nature of some of our fans' chants aimed at John Terry and Frank Lampard made the back pages, it would seem. The general consensus in the media seems to be varied- from 'the chants overstepped the mark'; to 'the chants are evil and those responsible should be banned from Upton Park for life.' Indeed, PFA Chairman Gordon Taylor claimed that such chants 'were not too far removed from the bad old days of the 1980s.' ..''


Stoke City v West Ham Utd
Friday, 1st May 2009
by Preview Percy
''Stoke next, up at the Britannia Stadium for a 3pm kick off. ..''


When skies are grey
Tuesday, 28th April 2009
by Graeme Howlett
''Nobody involved in the weekend's events surrounding the Chelsea game has walked away from the affair smelling of roses...''


The forgotten man?
Tuesday, 28th April 2009
by Lee Byron
''A few months ago we had as good a midfield as we’ve seen at Upton park for many a season. ..''


Zola targets top four after signing new deal
Monday, 27th April 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''First of all, let me say that it is fantastic news that Gianfranco Zola has signed a new long-term deal at the club. He has made a solid start to life at Upton Park and the future looks bright with him at the helm. The players are working hard, the fans are behind him and the board have faith in him – it’s all good for the Italian right now...''


Upson urges club to tie down Zola
Monday, 20th April 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''West Ham’s future success could hinge on a number of things. The amount of money available for transfers, the ability to hold onto the club’s top players and how well the youngsters develop will all be crucial to the Hammers' cause. ..''


Hillsborough
Wednesday, 15th April 2009
by Neil Baker
''Considering it is the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster, and not meaning to deflect any attention away from it, but to instead support remembering it, does anyone remember when we visited Hillsborough for the FA Cup quarter final on the evening of Wednesday, 12th March in 1986, three years before the tragic events of 1989?..''


Zola hits back at Redknapp over youngster claims
Tuesday, 14th April 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''For those of you that didn’t hear Harry Redknapp’s comments about West Ham’s young players, here is a quick reminder...''


Tottenham v West Ham Utd
Friday, 10th April 2009
by Preview Percy
''And so to Spurs at White Hart Lane for a match that appears to have escaped the notice of the TV companies and the Metropolitan Police giving us a 3pm Saturday kick-off...''




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