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A packet of three: Sunderland
Monday, 31st March 2014
by Staff Writer
''Join us as we cast our eyes back at previous encounters between West Ham and tonight's opponents and pick our three favourite games.....''


A Packet of Three: Hull City
Wednesday, 26th March 2014
by Staff Writer
''In the first article of a new KUMB.com series, we cast our eyes back at previous encounters between West Ham and tonight's opponents and pick our three favourite games.....''


Hammers high stakes bets
Tuesday, 25th February 2014
by Staff Writer
''To become a professional and make a living out of competition in business or in sport, it usually means investing high stakes to challenge those at the top of their game. ..''


A quarter of... League Cup nights
Wednesday, 18th December 2013
by Staff Writer
''West Ham have been involved in some right old ding-dongs in the League Cup over the years.....''


Betting on West Ham United’s game at Hull
Thursday, 26th September 2013
by Staff Writer
''After an encouraging 10th place finish in the Premier League last season, the Hammers' 3000/1 dreams of a title are almost certainly already over...''


West Ham welcome the ‘all new’ Stoke City: get the body armour ready!
Saturday, 31st August 2013
by Staff Writer
''Hammers fans will hardly be fooled by the cynical attempt by Stoke City to reinvent themselves as a less Orc-like outfit. Cautious Bubbles will be wearing their specially-designed flak jackets and anti-aircraft shields as the pugnacious Potters arrive in search of Premier League points, and failing that just a good on-pitch rumble...''


15 years of KUMB: 2007/08
Friday, 20th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2006/07
Thursday, 19th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2005/06
Wednesday, 18th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2004/05
Monday, 16th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2003/04
Friday, 13th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2002/03
Wednesday, 11th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2001/02
Tuesday, 10th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2000/01
Monday, 9th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 1999/00
Friday, 6th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the best articles to appear on our website over the years ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 1998/99
Thursday, 5th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the best articles to appear on our website over the years ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 1997/98
Wednesday, 4th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - first went online. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the best articles to appear on our website over the years ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


Pards v Big Sam
Tuesday, 1st May 2012
by Staff Writer
''West Ham are back in the Championship play-offs for the first time in seven years. But how does the class of 2012 compare to the Final-winning side of 2006?..''


Coventry is great: ten reasons why
Thursday, 26th April 2012
by Staff Writer
''All West Ham United supporters will become Coventry City fans this weekend - temporarily, at least - when the Sky Blues face Southampton at St Mary's...''


50 years of drubbings
Monday, 16th April 2012
by Staff Writer
''West Ham's demolition of Brighton on Saturday was only the second time in the last 20 years that the Irons have scored six goals in a competitive fixture...''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #10-1
Sunday, 12th February 2012
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With eight years having passed since - during which time we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


James Tomkins and the ginger Harry Secombe
Monday, 23rd January 2012
by Staff Writer
''On Saturday afternoon, prior to West Ham United's 2-1 nPower Championship win over Nottingham Forest that took Sam Allardyce's side to the top of the table for the first time this season, it was confirmed that James Tomkins had signed a lucrative four-year contract with an option for a further year...''


40 years of hurt
Monday, 9th January 2012
by Staff Writer
''It's 40 years this week since West Ham were sent tumbling out of the FA Cup by Blackpool...''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #20-11
Wednesday, 4th January 2012
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which time we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


Casuals: the movie
Monday, 2nd January 2012
by Staff Writer
''Against a backdrop of recession and few prospects, the Casuals emerged from the early 1980's to become the folk-devils of their time. KUMB recently caught up with author, publisher and producer Cass Pennant to chat about 'Casuals' - the new movie from Urban Edge Films...''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #30-21
Tuesday, 27th December 2011
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #40-31
Wednesday, 21st December 2011
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #50-41
Thursday, 15th December 2011
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #60-51
Friday, 2nd December 2011
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


WHUFC 100 Greatest Moments: #70-61
Monday, 28th November 2011
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events...''


Exclusive chapter from 'Mr Moon'
Friday, 26th August 2011
by Staff Writer
''Last week, West Ham United's match day announcer Jeremy Nicholas released his latest book entitled 'Mr Moon Has Left The Stadium'. ..''


The 2011/12 Championship revealed
Friday, 3rd June 2011
by Staff Writer
''The 24 teams taking place in next season's Championship have finally been decided. Join us as we take a look at all of West Ham's 23 opponents.....''


Allardyce: a Bolton fan speaks
Monday, 30th May 2011
by Staff Writer
''With Sam Allardyce set to be confirmed as West Ham United's 14th full-time manager, we decided to take the opportunity to examine some of the more obvious fears regarding the former Bolton manager's tactical approach to the game...''


WHUFC - 100 Greatest Moments: #80-71
Monday, 30th May 2011
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of these more recent events...''


WHUFC - 100 Greatest Moments: #90-81
Thursday, 19th May 2011
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of these more recent events...''


WHUFC - 100 Greatest Moments: #100-91
Wednesday, 18th May 2011
by Staff Writer
''Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of these more recent events...''


The story of Billie the grey
Thursday, 28th April 2011
by Staff Writer
''88 years ago today West Ham faced Bolton in the first ever FA Cup Final staged at the new Wembley Stadium...''


The full-back's curse
Wednesday, 23rd February 2011
by Staff Writer
''With the news that the once-reliable Herita Ilunga is considering a loan move to the third-tier of English football with Sheffield Wednesday, we ask: 'just what is it with full-backs at West Ham?'..''


The Olympic Stadium blueprint
Thursday, 17th February 2011
by Staff Writer
''KUMB.com sat down with Olympic Project Director Ian Tompkins earlier this week in order to get up to spec on the club's latest plans for the move to Stratford. Here's a brief summary of the ensuing conversation...''


The one that got away
Wednesday, 1st December 2010
by Staff Writer
''West Ham have booked their place in the last four of the League Cup for the eighth time since the competition's inception at the beginning of the 1960s...''


The United colours of West Ham
Wednesday, 16th June 2010
by Staff Writer
''With the World Cup now in full flow, why not take a break from the constant monotonous drone of the vuvezela and join KUMB as we take a look back at every foreign player to feature in the famous claret and blue (and some who didn't)...''


Who is Avram Grant?
Thursday, 3rd June 2010
by Staff Writer
''Avram Grant was appointed as West Ham United's 13th full time manager earlier today. Join KUMB.com as we take a look back at his career to date.....''


Tottenham vs West Ham Utd: match preview
Sunday, 27th December 2009
by Staff Writer
''So on Monday we face the Team That Doesn't Care About Us for a fifth time in the last calendar year - and quite frankly, it's about time we put one over on them...''


Five of the best
Tuesday, 1st December 2009
by Staff Writer
''So it's our old friends Arsenal once again in the FA Cup. ..''


Looking back: Manchester City
Thursday, 24th September 2009
by Staff Writer
''Join KUMB.com for a new regular feature as we take a look back at a game from days gone by against our forthcoming opponents...''


Now pass the blame and don't blame me
Thursday, 27th August 2009
by Staff Writer
''Violence erupted outside the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday night as West Ham and Millwall fans clashed in the streets having been given the opportunity to meet once again courtesy of the Carling Cup second round draw. ..''


Guess what? Zola’s smiling!
Wednesday, 15th July 2009
by Staff Writer
''If Gianfranco Zola isn’t smiling, you know something is up at West Ham...''


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...''


Redknapp's transfers: the verdict
Tuesday, 24th April 2001
by Staff Writer
''With West Ham's season all but over, KUMB takes a close look at all of Harry Redknapp's signings since last summer and asks - have we really improved?..''


Brown's Verdict
Saturday, 10th February 2001
by Staff Writer
''Chairman Terry looks at the club's latest accounts.....''


Rio: the full story
Friday, 1st December 2000
by Staff Writer
''Last night Harry Redknapp sensationally revealed that West Ham United had finally agreed to sell Rio Ferdinand to Leeds for a British record transfer fee of £18m. We take a look back at how KUMB has followed the 'Rio to Leeds' saga, starting back in April, and ending up last night with the news that every Hammers fan had been dreading...''