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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............''


Sunderland v West Ham United - Match Preview
Saturday, 4th December 2010
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy was supposed to be going up to the North East this weekend but the weather stopped him from travelling. This meant he had time to do a match preview. There's never a council gritter about when you need one is there.......''


Grant: a stay of execution?
Thursday, 2nd December 2010
by Paul Walker
''Two wins in four days and how the mood has changed, particularily with that stunning victory over Manchester United...''


The one that got away
Wednesday, 1st December 2010
by Staff Writer
''West Ham have booked their place in the last four of the League Cup for the eighth time since the competition's inception at the beginning of the 1960s...''


West Ham United v Wigan Athletic - Match Preview
Friday, 26th November 2010
by Preview Percy
''Tube workers and even Scottish referees are going on strike this weekend. Sadly Preview Percy hasn't joined in with the winter of discontent. We live in hope but in the meantime......''


Machiavelli eat your heart out
Thursday, 25th November 2010
by Lee Byron
''It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that Gold and Suillivan are shrewd businessmen. They may not be great football club owners, but they sure know how to manipulate their position as one...''


Hillsborough and other stories
Wednesday, 24th November 2010
by Paul Walker
''KUMB welcomes Paul Walker to the team as he looks ahead to next week's Carling Cup quarter final clash with Manchester United.....''


Liverpool v West Ham United - Match Preview
Friday, 19th November 2010
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy was a bit under the weather last week. We told him to "take as long as it takes" to get better. Unfortunately it only took a week.... ..''


A moderate defeat
Friday, 12th November 2010
by Haim Baram
''I have coined the term ‘moderate defeat’ and used it for years in Hebrew, in order to impress upon my readers and viewers that a draw in football is a miserable result...''


West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion - Match Preview.
Tuesday, 9th November 2010
by Preview Percy
''The Large Hadron Collider has finally produced a result for all those billions - a rather pretty picture a schoolkid with some coloured biros could have produced. Undeterred, we slammed some rather larger particles (ok, a plank of wood) into the back of Preview Percy's head. The results, though cheaper, are just as disappointing.... ..''




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