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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. ..''


West Ham United, a season in review: September
Wednesday, 3rd 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 on September 2014.....''


West Ham United, a season in review: August
Monday, 1st 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, beginning with his August musings.....''


Thanks Sam; itís not you, itís us
Wednesday, 27th May 2015
by Matt Bell
''I thank Sam Allardyce for turning us around and making us a solid Premier League team after promotion. We have indeed made strides under his stewardship...''


Jeux Sans FrontiŤres
Tuesday, 26th May 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''So after months of speculation, it's finally in the bag. We may have not followed the conventional path to qualification, but West Ham are in the Europa League for the first time in the club's illustrious history nonetheless...''


Rebuilding
Monday, 25th May 2015
by Raedwulf
''Let the speculation commence! It's that time of year - who should we ship out? Where do we need to strengthen?..''


Sam Allardyce, 2011-2015
Sunday, 24th May 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''Just three minutes had elapsed after the final whistle at Newcastle on Sunday afternoon when West Ham announced that manager Sam Allardyce would be leaving the club with immediate effect...''


Newcastle United v West Ham United
Friday, 22nd May 2015
by Preview Percy
''And so we reach the final game of the season which means that we cn go a whole three months without having to speak to Preview Percy. What's that you say? Europa League? Oh for pete's sake.......''


A final season to remember?
Monday, 18th May 2015
by Tom Kilbey
''As I write this, I'm pondering our season. On the TV, West Ham are playing Everton. Itís the start of May, itís the final game at Upton Park this season, itís a sell out and the sun is shining. But I'm only half watching. ..''


A new manager? The only certainly is uncertainly
Saturday, 16th May 2015
by Paul Turner
''I am half expecting to walk past my local newsagents and see one of those adverts in the windows advertising services or rooms to let reading something along the lines of:..''


West Ham United v Everton
Friday, 15th May 2015
by Preview Percy
''Pie shop share prices, old ladies queuing up to buy new cars and the truth about Tim Howard's beard. Yup it's time for more of Preview Percy's mad ramblings........''




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