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Trying to make sense of it all
Friday, 28th August 2015
by Matt Bell
''I don't watch Eastenders or any other soap. I don't need to because I'm a West Ham fan and they provide a weekly dose of drama, tears and terrible performances from highly paid professionals...''


Disillusioned
Monday, 24th August 2015
by Paul Turner
''The first half in particular of the AFC Bournemouth game this past weekend will live long in the memory, along with other modern day successes like Chesterfield away in the league cup, Stockport County or Savio Nsereko. ..''


West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth
Friday, 21st August 2015
by Preview Percy
''We haven't entertained Bournemouth at home since Preview Percy started writing these columns a few years ago. So we'd just like to reassure visiting supporters that it's nothing personal - he's this bad EVERY week.......''


An Honest Mistake
Friday, 21st August 2015
by Graeme Howlett
''Let me commence with a few caveats. ..''


West Ham United v Leicester City
Friday, 14th August 2015
by Preview Percy
''Last Sunday's season-opener ended an 8-year wait for a win over Arsenal. The wait for Preview Percy to get a round in on the other hand goes on.........''


Put that chicken away, missus! Hammers' hubris still unjustified (for now)
Friday, 14th August 2015
by David Meagher
''Without doubt Sunday's win at the Emirates was a delicious moment for Hammers fans who have long suffered at the hands of their neighbours from North London. Breaking a 15-game run without a win in the fixture has undoubtedly raised spirits, and expectations, at West Ham...''


Are you watching, Allardyce?
Monday, 10th August 2015
by Paul Walker
''Sometimes you just have to take a step back, forget all the bickering about transfers, money, new stadiums and attention-seeking owners, and just soak up the very special feeling than comes from an amazing victory nobody thought possible...''


Europe, a bitter pill to swallow
Sunday, 9th August 2015
by Colours Never Run
''When it comes to our club, I'm one of the most positive. I'm also positive about Bilic, who was one of two managers I hoped we'd sign...''


Arsenal v West Ham United
Friday, 7th August 2015
by Preview Percy
''It's not every week that Preview Percy submits a preview that is insightful and full of useful information. And this week is, sadly, no exception to that rule......''


Should West Ham adopt a more Saintly approach?
Friday, 7th August 2015
by Het-Field
''The idea that European Competition is something of a hindrance, and should be avoided at all costs. is probably what annoys me the most. It is an attitude that will allow the 'top six' to dominate English football, and the European places for years to come. ..''


How have the Hammers done in the transfer window so far?
Wednesday, 5th August 2015
by Graham C99
''ĎEncouragingí would probably be the best word to use when summing up West Ham Unitedís summer transfer window so far, with a number of boxes ticked and some still waiting to be filled...''


Bilic looks like the right man for the job
Wednesday, 5th August 2015
by Staff Writer #3
''Happy to forget and move on from†last season, West Ham fans will be excited about the prospect of things to come in the new campaign with Slaven Bilic at the helm. ..''


Julian Dicks can lead the side to victory in Romania
Tuesday, 4th August 2015
by David Meagher
''It was originally penned as the ideal pre-season warm up that would have us buzzing against a sleepy Arsenal on the opening day of the Premier League. ..''


What's the point of European qualification?
Tuesday, 4th August 2015
by Paul Turner
''My first European experience was the Intertoto Cup as I was not alive for any European campaign that came before (bar the Anglo-Italian Cup, but as a six-year-old I donít think my parents would have let me travel) and the last before this season was travelling to Palermo for our ill-fated 2006-07 UEFA Cup campaign. ..''


KUMBing of age
Thursday, 30th July 2015
by Staff Writer
''18 years ago this month Knees up Mother Brown - the online West Ham fanzine, as it was then known - took its first tentative steps on the World Wide Web...''


West Ham United v FC Astra
Wednesday, 29th July 2015
by Preview Percy
''Preview Percy went to Malta for last week's match against Birkirkara. We'd just like to apologise to the good people of that fine island - it wasn't our idea. We'd also like to apologise to Romania for what follows..... ..''


The Companion Guide to Birkirkara
Monday, 20th July 2015
by Maltese Hammer
''So itís on to the second leg in Malta! For those who have little idea of Malta and its football-crazy population I thought Iíd give you all some background...''


English players quota: yes or no?
Sunday, 19th July 2015
by Geoff Toates
''His holiness, Greg Dyke, who to the best of my knowledge has never previously been involved in football in either a playing, or administrative, capacity has decided, demanded almost, that in order to save the English national team from international oblivion Premier League clubs must adhere to a quota, whereby a minimum number of players should be 'home grown'...''


The Bilic interview exclusive...
Thursday, 16th July 2015
by Craig Climpson
''Ever wondered what Slaven Bilic said to convince the West Ham owners he was the right man for the job? ..''


West Ham United v Birkirkara
Tuesday, 14th July 2015
by Preview Percy
''We'll admit that we don't know a lot about Maltese football here at Kumb Towers. And, having read the fruits of Preview Percy's labours on the subject we're none the wiser to be honest.... ..''


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. ..''




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