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Friend or (De)foe?
Sunday, 1st July 2007
by Alex Shilling
''As the transfer market approaches fever pitch with clubs seemingly signing anyone who isn't screwed down (eg Wigan signing Titus Bramble), it is crucial that teams hang on to their best players whilst raiding other clubs for their best assets. ..''

A small Murphy’s ... maybe
Friday, 29th June 2007
by Gerry McDonnell
''I have nothing but admiration for the reunited Spice Girls. Their music may have been atrocious, and you’d struggle to find a greater collection of dogs outside of Battersea, but their trailblazing work in the field of ginger acceptance remains unsurpassed...''

Tuesday, 19th June 2007
by Andy Marriott
''I remember taking my O level in English Language a year early at school. English was my favourite subject, I wanted to be a journalist when I grew up (luckily that was one bit of careers advice I chose to ignore - I ended up becoming a careers adviser), so I thought I was in a great position to get a bit of a head start on all the real clever bastards in my year by going one-nil up on most of them...''

We have to stop the blubber ring
Thursday, 14th June 2007
by Gerry McDonnell
''Call me a non-conforming malcontent, but I wholeheartedly disagree with the concept of marriage. When at Alton Towers, I absolutely love it on the log flume, but after a few rides, I should be free to have a go on the black hole...''

'West Ham's racism': a response
Tuesday, 5th June 2007
by Gordon Thrower
''I’ve seen some appalling journalism written about my club over the past year or so. A lot of it stems from poor journalistic standards coupled with a desire to sensationalise in order to sell newspapers. ..''

NRC - my vitriol
Tuesday, 29th May 2007
by Kevin Mousley
''Any time now, no doubt, the message boards will fill up with vitriol against Nigel Reo-Coker for having the temerity to want to take his footballing career elsewhere. He will join the gallery of rogues alongside Paul Ince, Frank Lampard and Jermain Defoe; players we love to hate and who’s every return to Upton Park will be guaranteed to be ‘warm’. ..''

You do thumb thing to me
Thursday, 24th May 2007
by Gerry McDonnell
''In order to improve, we have to evolve. Way back in 1782, a Judge decreed that a husband may continue to beat his wife, as long as the stick with which he administers the castigation is not thicker than his thumb. Some called this political correctness gone mad, but I prefer to think of Judge Buller as a progressive idealist...''

Trial by television
Wednesday, 16th May 2007
by Peter Coombs
''Imagine a situation last Sunday whereby Carlos Tevez had for whatever reason not played for West Ham; instead Marlon Harewood had started the game. ..''

Lies, damned lies and ... Kevin McCabe
Wednesday, 16th May 2007
by Gordon Thrower
''With all the rubbish spoken by Wigan’s Dave Whelan and, more recently Sheffield United’s Kevin McCabe we thought it was about time we had a rant of our own. Gordon Thrower bravely fought off a streaming cold caught as a result of his four day trek to Manchester to come up with this …..''

My French is just shocking
Wednesday, 16th May 2007
by Gerry McDonnell
''The FA Cup Final is a great British tradition, like a one shot tennis rally or stitching up the Irish. ..''

2006/07 in review
Tuesday, 15th May 2007
by Joe Harrow
''Joe Harrow takes a look back at one of the most eventful seasons ever experienced at The Boleyn...''

More sour grapes
Tuesday, 15th May 2007
by Jacob Steinberg
''Sheffield United chairman Kevin McCabe reckons that his club weren't relegated on Sunday because they lost at home to Wigan - that's Wigan, by the way, who had not won a game since 3rd March. He has suggested that Sheffield United went down because West Ham cheated...''

Sour Grapes?
Tuesday, 15th May 2007
by Tross
''Some may say, yet in the truest reflection of Aesop’s Fables the purists amongst us will recount that the fox only feigned disdain for the grapes after he could not attain them. ..''

It’s not over until the fat chairman sings
Monday, 14th May 2007
by Kit Robinson
''Optimism was high. There had been an FA Cup final, we had a young progressive manager, a youthful but enthusiastic team who didn’t know when to capitulate to the opposition...''

Fairness in football?
Monday, 14th May 2007
by Dan Wright
''KUMB.com member KBB replies to the Sheffield Star's 'Justice For Football' petition, launched today in an attempt to have West Ham united docked points for fielding the 'ineligible' Carlos Tevez .....''

Haven't we been punished enough already?
Monday, 14th May 2007
by P.Benjy
''Over the past weeks West Ham United have managed a remarkable turnaround in form, culminating in yesterday's win at Old Trafford to complete a truly ‘great escape’ from relegation. ..''

The end of the begining
Monday, 14th May 2007
by Ron Manager
''Good old Winnie. If ever a man could encapsulate a momentous moment in history using our magnificent language, he could...''

10 seconds that changed our season
Saturday, 12th May 2007
by Countryboy
''It only takes a second to score a goal - or miss one - or let one in. It's also the case that one pivotal moment - Kanoute missing THAT penalty v the Arse, for example - can change the course of a season. ..''

Man Utd v West Ham Utd: preview
Thursday, 10th May 2007
by Matthew Coker
''As my Newcastle supporting mate keeps reminding me, at least we have something to play for at this stage of the season. No danger of mid table obscurity finished off by half a dozen games where the players just go through the motions awaiting the onset of their beano to Magaluf. For us, it is do or die right up to the end of what has been one of the most undulant of seasons, even by claret and blue standards...''

64 seconds in Paris
Thursday, 10th May 2007
by Gerry McDonnell
''I’m not one of those parents who wrap their children up in cotton wool; I refuse to even pay for pyjamas. I do try my best to keep little Goliath away from television that he may find disturbing though, which normally involves avoiding programmes with Noel Edmonds...''

An open letter to our relegation rivals
Friday, 4th May 2007
by Andy Marriott
''Before KUMB.com becomes inundated with Fulham fans and whinging Northerners crying into their pies about how unfair it is that West Ham were not deducted points by the Premier League, and before even the outcome of the ‘battle at the bottom’ for the last two remaining drop slots are decided, I wanted to put the record straight in (hopefully) language that all of those embittered followers of the relegation scrappers could understand on the situation regarding Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano and West Ham United...''

West Ham Utd v Bolton: preview
Thursday, 3rd May 2007
by Matthew Coker
''Well, this week sees close of play at the Boleyn for another season as we get near to some well deserved r&r over the summer. However, there will be no easygoing end of term feel to this one as the Hammers fight for their very survival in what promises to be an emotional afternoon in the East End of London. ..''

McCaffrey's gone flat
Thursday, 3rd May 2007
by Gerry McDonnell
''You have to admire the Chinese. Their ability to knock up a wall and eat with sticks is impressive enough, but it's their work in the field of insightful proverb creation where they truly excel. ..''

Deceit, greed and incompetence
Saturday, 28th April 2007
by East Stand Martin
''It took an independent inquiry to really blow the cover on the despicable Brown regime. Today’s FAPL judgement proved what many had suspected for a long time. Our club has been run by a bunch of parasitical charlatans without any obvious business ethics...''

Wigan Athletic vs West Ham United: preview
Thursday, 26th April 2007
by Matthew Coker
''We are entering the final straight of the Premiership season and as I write this on a Wednesday night, we still have a shot at survival. This week it is an epic, an almighty six pointer relegation play off as we troop off to the JJB to take on Wigan Athletic in a Saturday, 3pm kick off...''

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