Text  Larger | Smaller | Default



Blogs, random musings and general thoughts submitted by our readers since 1997.

Discover how you may reach out to hundreds of thousands of football fans across the globe by having your work published on KUMB.com. [further information]

2015/16 in review: September & October
Tuesday, 7th June 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''Join us as we take a look back at the 2015/16 season through the eyes of KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett, who penned a weekly column for the Echo newspaper throughout the campaign...''

2015/16 in review: August & September
Monday, 6th June 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''We take a look back at the 2015/16 season through the eyes of KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett, who penned a weekly column for the Echo newspaper throughout the campaign.....''

The best season of my life
Sunday, 22nd May 2016
by James Gavin
''Although we ended up 7th, a lot of people - including me - will be disappointed by that. But this has been an amazing season to be a West Ham fan for so many reasons. ..''

Farewell, Upton Park
Saturday, 21st May 2016
by Matthew Kemp
''It was December 26th 1982, Swansea City were the visitors to Upton Park and I was standing on a wooden foldaway seat at the back of the North Stand at the grand old age of eight years old with my dad. ..''

Hammers lost their bottle - but it's been a fantastic season
Tuesday, 17th May 2016
by Paul Walker
''Wow. We've been beaten twice, hailed as legends, fans branded as thugs and blown our chances of automatic European qualificationÖand itís down to Manchester United to save us. All I can say is, donít hold your breath folks...''

Monday musings: Scintillating season ends on a sour note
Monday, 16th May 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''It was a hugely emotional night as West Ham United FC bade farewell to its spiritual home, The Boleyn Ground, last Tuesday evening...''

Stoke City v West Ham United
Saturday, 14th May 2016
by Preview Percy
''And so we make our last visit of the season to the Avram Grant Olympic Rest Home For The Bewildered where your host will be Preview Percy. In the absence of our getting anyone good to write for us, he'll be back next season, no doubt with a new work experience kid in tow, so make the most of the break. We intend to........''

Not the same as Hillsborough, but nearly
Thursday, 12th May 2016
by Kit Robinson
''With headlines of 'Carnage' in the media, the attack on the Manchester United bus prior to the last match that West Ham United would play at the Boleyn Ground, overshadowed what was a brilliant send off and an amazing game and celebration. ..''

Goodbye, Boleyn
Tuesday, 10th May 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''Tonight, when West Ham United bid farewell to Upton Park after 112 years, it'll be almost 40 years to the day since I took my first tentative steps inside the Boleyn Ground...''

West Ham United v Manchester United
Monday, 9th May 2016
by Preview Percy.
''Oh gawd he's gone all teary-eyed on us. Preview Percy ignores our opponents and remembers someone who was there at the biginning for him.....''

There won't be a dry eye in the house
Monday, 9th May 2016
by Paul Turner
''As far as football seasons go, this one has been quite eventful for WHUFC. Besides the inescapable fact that West Ham United are leaving the Boleyn Ground after 112 years for pastures new (and publically owned), results on the football pitch have not been too bad. ..''

Everything will change
Monday, 9th May 2016
by James Longman
''Last summer, two of my fellow West Ham United season ticket holders and I made the short trip to Stratford to the Olympic Stadium to watch France play Romania in the Rugby World Cup. ..''

Monday musings: no swansong for Hammers
Monday, 9th May 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''West Ham United's supporters marked the final Saturday match at the Boleyn Ground with a rousing and emotional chorus of 'Bubbles' ahead of the game...''

West Ham United v Swansea City
Friday, 6th May 2016
by Preview Percy
''With it snowing last week and shorts weather this I think we can safely say that the end of season weather has been a bit bonkers. Talking of which, here's Preview Percy......''

Monday musings: too good for England
Monday, 2nd May 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''Mark Noble might not be good enough to represent England at this summer's European Championships, but he proved to be the difference as West Ham United ran riot at the Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon...''

West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United
Thursday, 28th April 2016
by Preview Percy
''So four games left and we still have a positive goal difference. On the down side that means we still have about 8,000 more words from Preview Percy to wade through, including his look at this weekend's visit to West Bromwich Albion . Still at least it's stopped snowing......''

Hillsborough: It could have been us
Wednesday, 27th April 2016
by ‎Dominic Hoey
''As a man of shall I say, increasing years, I am so thankful that my sons can go to football in relative safety, that they can go to watch their beloved West Ham United FC and not have to go through what I did at their age - even though at the time, it was a great buzz...''

Monday Musings: A week of reflection
Monday, 25th April 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''With the FA Cup semi finals in full swing, Slaven Bilic and his West Ham United squad were afforded a rare weekend off...''

Still all to play for
Monday, 25th April 2016
by Will Staib
''West Ham United have dropped down to 6th place in the Premier Lerague, with some questionable refereeing and mediocre results having led to a slip in the table. But as a whole, itís been a good first year for manager Slaven Bilic and the Hammers squad. ..''

Robbed..and it hurts like hell
Wednesday, 20th April 2016
by Paul Walker
''We are being robbed, aren't we? Robbed of the best season of our lives. Systematically mugged off at every turn...''

West Ham United v Watford
Tuesday, 19th April 2016
by Preview Percy
''Due to circumstances beyond our control Preview Percy has been away. And due to circumstances beyond our control, he's back.......''

Monday musings: How many more times?
Monday, 18th April 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''Jamie Vardy became the 18th player this season to be sent off in a fixture involving West Ham as title-chasing Leicester held United to a 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium...''

The Chris Scull column
Sunday, 17th April 2016
by Chris Scull
''Here we go with another column; in one of the most depressing weeks to be a West Ham fan for some time. The game against Man United should have been a joyful carnival that would have sent us partying down Green Street to Wembley; instead we got the worst home performance since August. ..''

Monday musings: Robbed, again
Monday, 11th April 2016
by Graeme Howlett
''Slaven Bilic refused to criticise referee Craig Pawson following West Ham United's 3-3 draw against Arsenal on Saturday for fear of sounding "ridiculous"...''

The Chris Scull column
Friday, 8th April 2016
by Chris Scull
''I know itís poor form to blame the ref, especially when both goals we conceded against Palace last week were terrible individual errors, but seriously Mark Clattenburg, what were you thinking?..''

prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 next
News Image