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Iíve just about had an oeuf
Friday, 25th April 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''At one time or another, we all make a mistake of gargantuan proportions. When the wife asked for a potential destination for a short trip, I foolishly answered ĎFranceí. I completely forgot that the place was almost exclusively full of the French...''


West Ham Utd v Newcastle Utd
Thursday, 24th April 2008
by Matthew Coker
''After making hard work of last weekendís victory, we enjoy a second successive home game at the Boleyn as we welcome Newcastle United down from the North East for a 3pm Saturday kick off...''


The dirty dozen
Monday, 21st April 2008
by Graeme Howlett
''West Ham United have confirmed that a number of first-team squad members face the chop this summer as Alan Curbishley is forced to reduce his playing staff. ..''


There Ste goes again
Thursday, 17th April 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''As a society, weíre obsessed with appearance. I blame teen magazines for perpetuating the myth that skinniness equals beauty. If I had to choose between a thin girl and a lady with a fuller figure, Iíd choose the one with the better personality. Obviously, if theyíre equally pleasant, then fattyís out of luck...''


West Ham Utd v Derby County
Thursday, 17th April 2008
by Matthew Coker
''As we amble in a half arsed way to the end of a less than memorable Premier League campaign, our next set of opponents turn up to remind us what true suffering is. ..''


Itís just like watching ... Wimbledon
Thursday, 17th April 2008
by Dan Lee
''Okay, so I understand that our season is pretty much over but do the team really have to put us through the misery of the long ball game?..''


Curbs Out!
Monday, 14th April 2008
by Staff Writer
''As the debate on Alan Curbishley's future rages, three KUMB.com members give their reasons why he should not remain in charge next season - whilst another remains firmly on the fence...''


Curbs In!
Monday, 14th April 2008
by Staff Writer
''As the debate on Alan Curbishley's future rages, three KUMB.com members give their reasons why he should remain in charge next season...''


Bolton Wanderers v West Ham Utd
Friday, 11th April 2008
by Matthew Coker
''The penultimate road trip of the season sees us off to the North West for what could be our last trip to the Reebok for a little while. We look forward to a 3pm Saturday kick off against a struggling Bolton Wanderers outfit in a Premier League fixture...''


Red Bull Ė it gives you wins
Thursday, 10th April 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''I do enjoy a moral dilemma. An intellectual friend asked if I would kill a chicken to save a chickenís life. I honestly replied that Iíd happily slaughter a chicken if I missed breakfast...''


West Ham Utd v Portsmouth
Tuesday, 8th April 2008
by Matthew Coker
''After last weekendís clash with Sunderland that saw us pick up even more work for George Cooper, we return to the Boleyn for the hastily re-arranged game with Portsmouth. ..''


Being boring
Saturday, 5th April 2008
by Tim Sansom
''It does not happen often but there are occasions when a mate says something to you that sticks in your mind and causes you to think (even in your sleep) about what you heard. That honour fell to a good friend who joined me for a drink in a Baker Street pub on a changeable Thursday before Easter. ..''


Lock, stock and two smoking Carols
Friday, 4th April 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''The adult film industry has many knockers, but I remain a fully-fledged supporter. My only possible critique would be that the storylines occasionally lack realism. I canít begin to tell you how disappointed I was with my job as a photocopier repair man...''


My big fat weak wedding
Thursday, 27th March 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''Marriage is like a chicken vindaloo, itís something you have to try at least once, even though you know youíll later regret it. ..''


A mini weapon of mass destruction
Friday, 21st March 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''Even though I was brought up as a Catholic, I have never followed a spiritual path. I blame an over-zealous Priest for my descent into heresy; he was constantly on my back when I was young...''


Everton v West Ham Utd
Thursday, 20th March 2008
by Matthew Coker
''We embark on a mini tour of the North in the next few weeks with successive weekend trips to play Everton, Sunderland and Bolton, only being disrupted by the re-arranged tie with Portsmouth at the Boleyn...''


West Ham Utd v Blackburn
Friday, 14th March 2008
by Matthew Coker
''I am sure that you have all suffered in the last week or so as much as I have, a week of grief from the spuds that I am unfortunate to have to live amongst to the point where I no longer wish to hear the number four ever again. It is a time to regroup, get back to the Boleyn and hopefully get back on track as we face Blackburn Rovers in a 3pm, Saturday afternoon kick off...''


Thereís life in the old dog Ö unfortunately
Thursday, 13th March 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''Like Wayne Rooney, Iím a lover of the old. Iím never happier than when some wrinkled old seaside-bungalow hogger is regaling me with tales of a bygone age...''


Baby with the bathwater
Monday, 10th March 2008
by Myron T Buttram
''For all the recent trumpeting about European qualification the fact is (as was stated right at the start of the season) the two goals for the club this year were a 'stable' position (ie not getting embroiled in a relegation dogfight) and with the influx of our multi-million pound signings, a top ten finish...''


Tottenham v West Ham Utd
Friday, 7th March 2008
by Matthew Coker
''After what has been a bloody hard week for the supporters so far, we cap it all with a short jaunt North to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur in a 3pm, Sunday afternoon kick off...''


Hairy Plotter and the Half-Blood Prince
Thursday, 6th March 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''Like Martin Luther King and Gandhi, Iím a fan of passive resistance; but there are some things in life that we have to fight for. For me, itís a babyís smile, the love of a mute woman or more affordable prices at the petrol pump...''


Liverpool v West Ham Utd
Tuesday, 4th March 2008
by Matthew Coker
''We, at last, make our way to Anfield after the game in hand that was originally scheduled to take place back in August, finally kicks off on Wednesday night at 8pm. ..''


Where have the real men gone?
Monday, 3rd March 2008
by Paul Scanlan
''I donít like to complain, I donít like to moan and I really do hope that next week something happens to make me write a positive article. Having just started my journey into the world of blog writing, I had already found Pete Doherty, NME Magazine and the American media as potential subjects for venting. ..''


West Ham Utd v Chelsea
Friday, 29th February 2008
by Matthew Coker
''The roller coaster returns to the Boleyn this weekend as we welcome old enemies, Chelsea to our gaff. The game is scheduled for a 3pm Saturday kick off as we face off against the Carling Cup runners up...''


As one door shuts Ö a nutter one opens
Thursday, 28th February 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''For some inexplicable reason, the subject of mental illness remains taboo. I am convinced that if we debate the topic in a mature and sensitive fashion, we could raise awareness of the constant unnecessary stigmatisation of these unfortunate lunatics...''




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