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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. ..''

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. ..''

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