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The season so far
Thursday, 4th September 2014
by Elliot Pollard
''Being West Ham fans we’re used to frequent ups and downs; the start of the 2014/15 season has been no different...''

Nowhere to hide
Monday, 1st September 2014
by Gary Portugal
''Despite a poor pre-season,there were reasons for optimism. Eight new signings (so far), including one of our best signings in years in Kouyate. ..''

Pre-match thoughts: West Ham Utd vs Southampton
Friday, 29th August 2014
by Staff Writer #3
''West Ham bounced back from a disappointing opening day defeat to Tottenham by seeing off Crystal Palace last week, and will go into their next match against Southampton feeling confident. ..''

West Ham United v Southampton
Friday, 29th August 2014
by Preview Percy
''What connects Southampton, Jimmy out of the Krankies and Michael Jackson? Nothing. Only a warped mind would even think of such a link. Here's Preview Percy then.......''

West Ham United v Sheffield United
Monday, 25th August 2014
by Preview Percy
''It's time for the first Cup preview of the season and you won't be at all surprised to discover that Preview Percy is most definitely one to bear grudges.... ..''

Crystal Palace v West Ham United
Friday, 22nd August 2014
by Preview Percy
''Just in case any of you were thinking about nominating Preview Percy for the ice bucket challenge, you may be pleased to know that the first person to do so is expected to make a full recovery from the operation to remove a galvanised pail from their backside. Eventually. Meanwhile here's the miserable one's thoughts on this weekend's visit to Selhurst Park..... ..''

Dirty Northern...
Friday, 22nd August 2014
by Tim Marshall
''New season, new players = new chants. It’s going to be a difficult season for West Ham, and not just on the pitch. ..''

A new rivalry
Tuesday, 19th August 2014
by Paul Turner
''There can be discord and ill feeling between sets of fans. Perceived slights and insults can fester and over the course of time become bigger and more disproportionate then the original incident or initial intent. ..''

House divided
Saturday, 16th August 2014
by David Hautzig
''You know the term "The Gift Of Friendship"? Well, to put it mildly West Ham is not one of those gifts. ..''

West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur
Friday, 15th August 2014
by Preview Percy
''We tried to find someone new to write these during the close season. We really did. Honest. Unfortunately, we seem to be lumbered with Preview Percy for another 10 months. Werther's at the ready then........''

Germany: Part Two
Friday, 15th August 2014
by Gordon Thrower
''The weekend before last we sent KUMB's Gordon Thrower to Germany in order to cover the Schalke Cup, where West Ham faced the hosts and Malaga FC. Here's the second of two reports filed by our man on the spot.....''

Germany: Part One
Friday, 15th August 2014
by Gordon Thrower
''The weekend before last we sent KUMB's Gordon Thrower to Germany in order to cover the Schalke Cup, where West Ham faced the hosts and Malaga FC. Here's the first of two reports filed by our man on the spot.....''

A Samnesty?
Thursday, 14th August 2014
by Raedwulf
''Astonishingly, Sam Allardyce is now the third longest serving manager of a Premier League club (admittedly, serving one season in tier two), behind only our own ex Alan Pardew and, of course, Arsene Wenger. ..''

Everton haven’t won a pre-season game, we have
Tuesday, 12th August 2014
by Paul Walker
''New players, check. Youth being given a chance, check. More attacking approach and new systems, check. Big Sam smiles at us more…well, you can’t have everything can you?..''

Summertime sadness
Wednesday, 6th August 2014
by Adam Darlington
''I think we all must be suffering from a case of déjà vu this summer. Ravel Morrison made headlines for more off field activity, Andy Carroll has a long term injury and if David Gold’s twitter blunder is anything to go by, there’s still a very prominent discontent between the board and manager. ..''

Schalke 04 v West Ham Utd: match preview
Saturday, 2nd August 2014
by Ricardo
''West Ham United take part in this four-team tournament in Gelsenkirchen over the weekend of 2-3 August, where they will face Bundesliga giants and UEFA Champions League qualifiers Schalke 04 plus Spanish Primera Division side Malaga...''

Play nicely, everyone...
Friday, 1st August 2014
by Paul Walker
''Good grief, I’ve only been away for a few weeks, have I missed much down at the Boleyn? Too right I have. Some of it you just couldn’t make up!..''

Sydney FC v West Ham United: match preview
Saturday, 26th July 2014
by Ricardo
''Join us as we look ahead to this morning's Football United tournament clash with Sydney FC......''

A message from our New Zealand branch
Monday, 21st July 2014
by Nick Daly
''Nick Daly from the Kiwi Hammers has a message to all West Ham fans travelling to New Zealand this week.....''

A moment of clarity
Friday, 18th July 2014
by David Hautzig
''I've heard the term "a moment of clarity" used many times in various scenarios. ..''

A striking dilemma
Wednesday, 9th July 2014
by Elliot Pollard
''Having made such a positive start to the 2014 transfer window by capturing four players and spending an estimated £12 million, I am still anxious about our second striker dilemma...''

World Cup stars that West Ham should sign
Wednesday, 2nd July 2014
by Staff Writer #3
''A busy summer transfer window will always follow a major football tournament and 2014 will be no exception...''

That Was The Season That Was 2013-14 - Part Four
Tuesday, 1st July 2014
by Gordon Thrower
''After a less than wonderful start to 2014, things needed to improve and fast. Gordon Thrower's look back at 2013/14 continues as he picks off another couple of months starting with February 2014. Howard Webb might want to give this one a miss......''

Time for a changing of the guard?
Monday, 30th June 2014
by Sean McGuire
''In a recent poll asking Hammers fans to vote for who they would like to see as the Irons' captain next season, current incumbent Kevin Nolan received only about eight per cent of the vote compared to (first place) Mark Noble who received around 79 per cent of the vote...''

Why was England’s world cup so miserable?
Sunday, 29th June 2014
by Elliot Pollard
''After a dire campaign on the World’s biggest stage it is only natural to search for reasons to explain England's demise. I have managed to address the areas I think are the cause of our week to forget in Brazil as follows.....''

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