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We are West Ham, we are bigger than this - arenít we?
Wednesday, 14th September 2016
by Paul Walker
''Iím going to a football match on Saturday, and really, really looking forward to it. It probably wonít figure highly on MOTD, but so what, I canít wait...''


Teething problems - or something more sinister?
Monday, 12th September 2016
by Tom Kilbey
''Prior to our first game at Stratford, Karren Brady observed that there would be teething problems with the new stadium, whilst encouraging fans to be the 'eyes and ears' of the board to ensure that the problems were resolved. ..''


The Stadium of Fright
Sunday, 11th September 2016
by Terry Land
''Last November, a couple of days before my appointment at Westfield to arrange seats and purchase tickets for a group of six of to the ďnewĒ stadium, I received a phone call from our advisor with the idea of prepping us before our appointment. ..''


West Ham United v Watford
Friday, 9th September 2016
by Preview Percy
''Hello. We'd like to take this opportunity to remind you that voting for the Football Blog Awards has now opened. However, if youíre one of the judges could we ask you to cast your eye elsewhere on the site at some of the good stuff. Only itís just that Preview Percy is responsible for what follows and, well , letís just leave it at that shall we?......''


Cracking that glass ceiling
Sunday, 4th September 2016
by Paul Walker
''West Hamís owners are entitled to be happy with their biggest transfer window bonanza, more players, more money spent and all the hype they can muster - even if only a handful were through the door before the Europa League bolted...''


Window of opportunity
Sunday, 4th September 2016
by Terry Land
''At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, 31 August many West Ham fans might have breathed a sigh of relief with the close of the transfer window. Despite nagging rumours to the contrary Dimitri Payet stayed at the club, 10 new first-teamers had signed and only a couple of players departed. However, doubts remain Ė following successful summer business the previous two seasons this window felt less than spectacular with questions being raised regarding the overall strength of the squad...''


Manchester City v West Ham United
Friday, 26th August 2016
by Preview Percy
''If you happen to be located near Preview Percy in the Olympic Stadium, be assured if he doesn't stand up it's not that he doesn't "love West Ham". It's just that by the time he got up last time everyone else had sat down. Here's his look at this weekend's visit to Manchester City...."..''


West Ham season bets: preview and betting tips
Friday, 26th August 2016
by Staff Writer #3
''Ethan Rowe is a season tipster and writes a regular column with BiggestFreeBets.com the Home of the Biggest Free Bets.....''


Must do better
Friday, 26th August 2016
by Sir_Trevor
''First game at the Olympic Stadium for me. A short summation - a fantastic stadium fit for nights of great European football - and a team worthy of wet Wednesday nights in the Conference...''


A meeting with the Met
Wednesday, 24th August 2016
by Amanda Jacks
''Having followed events online, in particular a 30-minute Periscope film taken immediately outside the Boleyn, including capturing the arrival of the MUFC team bus, it was clear that a dangerous situation had built up over the afternoon and into the early evening. ..''


Standing up to scrutiny
Wednesday, 24th August 2016
by Paul Turner
''Having read Paul Walker's latest article for KUMB, I feel resigned to the fact that I will quite possibly be facing a ban from the Olympic Stadium due to what's being called "persistent standing". ..''


Our last stand
Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
by Paul Walker
''If it sounds like a stitch-up, if it smells like a stitch-up, then you can be damned sure that it is a stich-up.Thatís my view of the on-going row about standing at the London Stadium...''


West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth
Thursday, 18th August 2016
by Preview Percy
''If preview writing were an Olympic sport, Preview Percy would be the equivalent of bloke from a country without any swinmming pools wearing armbands who has to be rescued by the lifeguards during the men's 100 metre freestyle. Here's is look at this weekend's visit of Bournemouth... ..''


The case for the defence
Thursday, 18th August 2016
by Lakepalmer
''After a summer of much anticipation and excitement, West Hamís early foray into the 2016/2017 season has provided everybody with a harsh reality check. ..''


Astra Giurgiu v West Ham United
Wednesday, 17th August 2016
by Preview Percy
''Last year's preview from Preview Percy didn't add much to our knowledge of our next opponents. This year's, if anything, manages the neat trick of subtracting from that knowledge......''


The woes of Michail Antonio
Wednesday, 17th August 2016
by Tom Kilbey
''Now the dust has settled on our opening day defeat and while the performance raised a number of questions (such as, is Gokhan Tore, Bilic's number one target this season, actually a fat man in disguise, or, who is responsible for placing the 'record signing' curse on us?) but undoubtedly the number one talking point was Michail Antonio, and his apparent fall out with Slaven Bilic...''


Chelsea v West Ham United
Sunday, 14th August 2016
by Preview Percy
''Like Gary Lineker, Preview Percy usually does his work in his underpants. Which is why he is barred from every public library within a ten-mile radius of his rest home. We bailed him out in time for him to prepare his look at Monday's visit to Chelsea. For some reason......''


Stand up, sit down: if you tolerate this, youíll tolerate anything!
Thursday, 11th August 2016
by Paul Walker
''It wouldnít be West Ham, would it, without an almighty row to herald the most important and historic season of our history...''


The Piccadilly report
Thursday, 4th August 2016
by Gordon Thrower
''As one supporter is found not guilty of public order offences after the FA Cup Quarter Final trip to Old Trafford, we have obtained a copy of British Transport Policeís report into the chaotic scenes at Manchesterís Piccadilly station that evening. ..''


30 days to find five players
Monday, 1st August 2016
by bubbles1966
''The question is this: want do we want to achieve this year? ..''


Tony Carr's greatest hits: the top 20
Wednesday, 27th July 2016
by Staff Writer
''Tony Carr MBE officially left West Ham United FC today after 50 years' service at the club...''


Carr row leaves Brady at odds with fanbase again
Wednesday, 27th July 2016
by Staff Writer #2
''The treatment of club legend Tony Carr is, according to many supporters, an absolute disgrace. But should anyone really be surprised? Sadly, West Ham have a long and dark history of treating their legends like shit. ..''


NK Domzale v West Ham United
Tuesday, 26th July 2016
by Preview Percy
''Looking forward to the new season? So were we. Then we remembered Preview Percy and suddenly we weren't quite as excited........''


2015/16 in review: May
Monday, 25th July 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''Join us as we take a look back at the 2015/16 season through the eyes of KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett, who penned a weekly column for the Echo newspaper throughout the campaign...''


The striker conundrum
Monday, 25th July 2016
by Gary Portugal
''How concerned should we be that we have, thus far, failed to sign a first team striker yet? ..''




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