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Call off the dogs
Monday, 22nd September 2014
by Paul Walker
''There are defining moments in every manager's career, and Saturday’s stunning victory over a Liverpool club that has become too cocky for their own good will go down as one such moment for Sam Allardyce...''

That Paul Walker, what does he know anyway?
Saturday, 20th September 2014
by Raedwulf
''In response to the estimable Mr Walker's latest opinion piece, "thanks heavens" I would never say, sir! ..''

A way of life
Saturday, 20th September 2014
by Paul Turner
''There is currently a thread on the KUMB forums at the moment, asking forum members to post a picture they feel sums up the club the best. It contains the usual self depreciating humour that seemingly you need to possess if you are a fan of the Hammers. ..''

West Ham United v Liverpool
Friday, 19th September 2014
by Preview Percy
''We'd hoped that an independent Scotland was somewhere we could have deported Preview Percy to. No wonder they voted "No". While we get on to the Ecuadorian Embassy to find out whether that room is free yet, here's his look at this weekend's visit of Liverpool..... ..''

Home of the brave...
Wednesday, 17th September 2014
by Paul Walker
''Well, if this is the brave new world we have been craving, bring it on, even if I wonder whether my blood pressure can stand the strain. ..''

Can the Hammers beat the Red Devils?
Tuesday, 16th September 2014
by Staff Writer #3
''The Iron Hammers will be travelling north to Old Trafford on 27th September as they prepare to take on this season's no-hopers, Manchester United...''

Hull City v West Ham United
Sunday, 14th September 2014
by Preview Percy
''He's had a week off and, having been snubbed by England, Preview Percy is now considering taking his international preview, er, "talents", down to help Gibraltar's European Championship campaign. As if the Spanish weren't cheesed off enough already. In the meantime he's back on the domestic trail looking at Monday night's trip to Hull...... ..''

Why I can't help but feel sorry for Allardyce
Monday, 8th September 2014
by Sean McGuire
''Sam Allardyce is currently the bookies favourite to be the next manager out of a job. I think this is a safe bet but I also, more controversially I imagine, think this is unfair. ..''

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!..''

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