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Who else could arrive at West Ham this summer?
Sunday, 12th July 2015
by Staff Writer #3
''It has already been a busy summer at West Ham who have not only turned to fansí favourite Slaven Bilic to reignite the spark back into the club as manager, but also been extremely pro-active in the transfer market. ..''


I don't hate mine, I hate yours
Friday, 10th July 2015
by Matt Bell
''I have written and commented on my optimism for the season ahead and how things feel good around West Ham (at the moment)...''


The battle for the armband: Cheik-mate
Tuesday, 7th July 2015
by Gursimran Hans
''It seems likely that Kevin Nolan will be playing away from Upton Park next year or play a much smaller role than he has in recent seasons. With Nolan being the current West Ham United captain, obvious questions have been asked, just who will replace him as skipper? ..''


The feeling of optimism has returned
Tuesday, 7th July 2015
by Matt Bell
''Wonderful summer time in London. Lunchtime beers, evening beers, barbecues and girls wearing very little. Simple pleasures but ones that keep me happy while I expose my tattooed pink body to the sun...''


Let the final season commence
Thursday, 2nd July 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''That West Ham United have been able to completely sell out the Boleyn Ground for tonight's Europa League tie against Andorran minnows FC Lusitanos is a clear indication of the fans' desire to make the most of the limited time remaining at our famous old ground. ..''


West Ham United v FC Lusitans
Wednesday, 1st July 2015
by Preview Percy
''It's time to pay our first visit of the season to the Avram Grant Olympic Rest Home For The Bewildered to see how much Preview Percy knows about Andorra. Not much as it happens.....''


West Ham United, a season in review: January 2015
Wednesday, 1st July 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''Throughout the football season, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett pens a weekly column for Echo Newspapers...''


Is the Tunisian Rock on his way to the Boleyn Ground?
Saturday, 27th June 2015
by Charlie Clark
''Is Aymen Abdennour the best defender in Europe? This was the question evoked by French magazine SoFoot, after Monaco narrowly lost out to Juventus in last season's Champions League quarter finals. ..''


West Ham linked with French Ligue 1 sensation - and itís not Dimitri Payet!
Friday, 26th June 2015
by Charlie Clark
''A lot of column inches have been dedicated to Dimitri Payet recently and while the negotiations have finally been concluded, they have been described as being akin to Ďpulling teethí. ..''


Early doors
Tuesday, 23rd June 2015
by Gary Portugal
''Pre-season has not even begun yet, but in my judgement the club has made the right decision in letting Sam Allardyce go, and in replacing him with Slaven Bilic. ..''


Itís a council houseÖ.donít blame us for the Olympic financial cock-up
Monday, 22nd June 2015
by Paul Walker
''I donít know about you lot out there, but I am getting sick to death of West Ham United being slaughtered every time someone mentions the conversion of the Olympic Stadium and the cost to the nationĎs taxpayers...''


Crazy Sundays and our brave new world
Friday, 19th June 2015
by Paul Walker
''Iíve been away. You can tell, canít you? ..''


Improvements and speculation
Thursday, 18th June 2015
by Matt Bell
''I am encouraged by the up-to-date transfer dealings. I must admit my work is suffering while I watch transfer news updates and have been busted more than once trying to Google translate an article from some random Turkish newspaper that links West Ham with this or that player. ..''


Observations on the OS season ticket booking process
Monday, 15th June 2015
by The Pink Palermo
''I popped along today to see the nice salesman in the sales suite at Stratford Westfield shopping centre...''


West Ham United, a season in review: December
Friday, 12th June 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''Throughout the football season, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett pens a weekly column for Echo Newspapers. ..''


In defence of David Sullivan (and his hat)
Thursday, 11th June 2015
by Matt Bell
''I enjoy reading the various opinions of supporters as it constantly shows the glass half full/half empty emotions of us, the West Ham fans. ..''


West Ham United, a season in review: November
Thursday, 11th June 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''Throughout the football season, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett pens a weekly column for Echo Newspapers. ..''


Bilic: the KUMB writers' view
Wednesday, 10th June 2015
by Staff Writer
''On the day that Slaven Bilic was appointed as the new manager of West Ham United, we asked the KUMB Writers for their views on the appointment. ..''


Blinking in the harsh light of reality
Wednesday, 10th June 2015
by Matt Walsh
''Heís been linked with the job since last summer and finally Slaven Bilić has been named as the 15th manager in West Ham United's history...''


A wise decision to appoint Bilic
Wednesday, 10th June 2015
by Matt Bell
''First things first; I am pleased with the appointment of Slaven Bilic as the 15th West Ham manager...''


Welcome back, Slaven
Wednesday, 10th June 2015
by Raedwulf
''Welcome back, Slaven. If you turn out to be as good a manager for us as you were a player. No buggering off to Everton! I jest.....''


Bilic, the sensible choice
Wednesday, 10th June 2015
by Paul Turner
''West Ham United, through its unofficial press officer Dave Sullivan earlier today (Tuesday 9th) announced Slaven Bilic as the 15th permanent manager of the Hammers. Of all the options out there and names in the frame for the position, the sensible choice has been made. ..''


The demise of Kevin Nolan
Monday, 8th June 2015
by James Gooderson
''On the first weekend in February, when West Ham took on Manchester United at home, there were rumours going around that one fan was bringing a Nolan out banner to brandish in the Bobby Moore Stand. Iíve seen banners calling for managers to be sacked, but for captains? Unheard of. ..''


West Ham United, a season in review: October
Monday, 8th June 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''Throughout the football season, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett pens a weekly column for Echo Newspapers. Join us as we take a look back at the highs and lows of the 2014/15 season, with our eyes today firmly affixed on October 2014.....''


And the new manager of West Ham is...
Thursday, 4th June 2015
by Matthew Kemp
''Further to the departure of Sam Allardyce, the press have been guessing who the new manager will be at West Ham, and it seems the linked names are dropping like flies. ..''




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