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Scott Parker: our sympathies
Wednesday, 23rd March 2011
by Paul Walker
''I heard someone say after the Spurs game that Scott Parker looked like he was crying at the end of the match... now we know why...''


Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United: match preview
Friday, 18th March 2011
by Preview Percy
''He's grumpy at the best of times so you can imagine how bad Preview Percy has been all week after last weekend's shambles. Our man in the tartan blanket takes time out from giving the Meals On Wheels people a hard time to take a look at this weekend's visit to N17..... ..''


Insult to injury
Wednesday, 16th March 2011
by Gordon Thrower
''With the news that the FA have charged Avram Grant with "improper conduct" over his comments regarding Sunday's ref, Gordon Thrower wonders what the hell is going on with those who run the game. He's far from impressed, as you can imagine. Thankfully the FA have no jurisdiction here......''


Stoke, anger and frustration
Wednesday, 16th March 2011
by Steve Heighton
''I've been really angry and frustrated by a lot of recent decisions which seem to be moulding our future - and almost all of them are coming out against us...''


Sour grapes, of course, and without a drink to numb the pain
Monday, 14th March 2011
by Paul Walker
''You know whatís coming, you are going to be mugged, but you know thereís nothing you can do to stop it...''


Stoke City v West Ham United: match preview
Saturday, 12th March 2011
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy got very confused when he was told we were playing Stoke again this week. Actually he seems to be confused most of the time. With a possible trip to Wembley in the offing just don't tell him the twin towers have gone.......''


My Upton Park moment
Friday, 11th March 2011
by Kwame Boakye
''The impending move to the Olympic Stadium inevitably means we all must say a rather melancholic goodbye to Upton Park, the classy claret seats, the tower blocks looming over the East stand and the gallows humour of Green Street...''


Lessons in life
Wednesday, 9th March 2011
by Ian Sherman
''In my previous article, I discussed how being a fan of West Ham United has taught me lessons in how to live my life that I wouldnít have learned by supporting a more successful team. It sounds like Iím obsessed but I get upset when people tell me that football is 'just a game'. Actually, I have been more than upset on occasion and almost flown into a rage, swear words pouring out of my mouth. I stand by my convictions though Ė it is more than just a game...''


West Ham Utd v Stoke City: match preview
Friday, 4th March 2011
by Preview Percy
''The old fool managed to upset some Liverpool supporters last week. So Preview Percy must be doing something right. Damned if we can spot it though. *warning - the following may contain Latin*.. ..''


The performance we have been waiting for
Monday, 28th February 2011
by Paul Walker
''At last, West Ham produced the kind of display that could change a few minds about what division we will be playing in next season...''


West Ham Utd v Liverpool: match preview
Saturday, 26th February 2011
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy's taken time out from giving the staff at his old folk's home a hard time over the lack of Werther's Originals to pen a few words about this weekend's fixture against Liverpool......''


The full-back's curse
Wednesday, 23rd February 2011
by Staff Writer
''With the news that the once-reliable Herita Ilunga is considering a loan move to the third-tier of English football with Sheffield Wednesday, we ask: 'just what is it with full-backs at West Ham?'..''


West Ham Utd v Burnley: match preview
Sunday, 20th February 2011
by Preview Percy
''We've had a few emails regarding the whereabouts of Preview Percy. We can reveal only that the old fool has been resting up this winter in a nursing home for the elderly and bewildered. We didn't tell the taxman or the Child Support Agency which one though......''


Where will the new fans come from?
Friday, 18th February 2011
by Matt Davies
''West Ham Unitedís move to the Olympic Stadium is not yet Ďrubber stampedí and with Barry Hearns ready to challenge the move on behalf of Leyton Orient, the final decision could be a few weeks away. However this is just a delay and it is very unlikely to make any difference to the decision. So let us assume that we are moving in for the 2014/5 season. What does that mean?..''


Do it the West Ham way
Thursday, 17th February 2011
by James Carruthers
''Let me assure you, with the exception of Scott Parker, the title of this post has absolutely nothing to do with events on the field this season. It relates to the furore surrounding the Olympic Stadium, the venue destined to be West Ham Unitedís new home...''


The Olympic Stadium blueprint
Thursday, 17th February 2011
by Staff Writer
''KUMB.com sat down with Olympic Project Director Ian Tompkins earlier this week in order to get up to spec on the club's latest plans for the move to Stratford. Here's a brief summary of the ensuing conversation...''


Bring the noise
Saturday, 12th February 2011
by Paul Turner
''The decision has been made and West Ham United has been given the nod as the preferred bidder for the Olympic Stadium by the OPLC...''


The hope gets you...
Thursday, 10th February 2011
by Paul Walker
''They say that itís the hope that kills you in the end, and supporting West Ham is beginning to feel like that...''


Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
Thursday, 10th February 2011
by Anon Mouse
''The catchment areas for football clubs in terms of support are no longer confined to the clubs immediate vicinity. Clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United achieve high ticket sales by leapfrogging traditional boundaries for their catchment areas (i.e. QPR/Fulham; Bolton/Oldham) to suck in fans from a wider area. ..''


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
''Itís refreshing, isnít it?..''


Beyond repair
Friday, 28th January 2011
by Haim Baram
''When I received our beloved clubís 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 Grantís 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 todayís 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...''




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