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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 havenít 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 moreÖwell, you canít have everything can you?..''

Summertime sadness
Wednesday, 6th August 2014
by Adam Darlington
''I think we all must be suffering from a case of dťjŗ vu this summer. Ravel Morrison made headlines for more off field activity, Andy Carroll has a long term injury and if David Goldís twitter blunder is anything to go by, thereís 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, Iíve only been away for a few weeks, have I missed much down at the Boleyn? Too right I have. Some of it you just couldnít 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 Englandís world cup so miserable?
Sunday, 29th June 2014
by Elliot Pollard
''After a dire campaign on the Worldís 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.....''

The peril of signing World Cup stars
Saturday, 28th June 2014
by Paul Turner
''When a major international tournament is receiving wall-to-wall television, internet and print press coverage, the eyes of football fans descend upon players you may have heard of, signed on football manager, or just plain donít know. ..''

That Was The Season That Was 2013-14 - Part Three
Sunday, 22nd June 2014
by Gordon Thrower
''The latest in Gordon Thrower's look back at last season covers the end of 2013 and the start of 2014. Yes it includes the mandatory win over Spurs but you may want to cover your eyes when we get to January. We did........''

Badge of convenience
Wednesday, 18th June 2014
by Paul Walker
''Itís getting serious now. We are going to get a new badge, somehow, some way, because that is clearly what our owners and board want...''

Favourite West Ham highlanders
Saturday, 14th June 2014
by Staff Writer #3
''At the moment, Scotland is hotter than a fried Mars bar wrapped in fried Oreos. ..''

That Was The Season That Was 2013-14 - Part Two
Friday, 13th June 2014
by Gordon Thrower
''Having got pre-season out of the way, in part two of our look back on the 2013-2014, Gordon Thrower covers the first three months of the season. Will Andy Carroll be making his first start of the season? Is Harry Redknapp's grasp of the truth even more tenuous than that of Joe Kinnear? The answers are "No" and "Probably". For further detail read on........''

That Was The Season That Was 2013-14 - Part One
Monday, 9th June 2014
by Gordon Thrower
''It's the time of year when we traditionally look back and utter those famous words "where the hell did those last 12 months go?" In part one of our annual trawl through the archives Gordon Thrower looks at all the happenings in pre-season. Expect to see stuff about Andy Carroll, transfer rumours and the strange bizarre world of Joe Kinnear..... ..''

Hammers in late call-up for World Cup squad
Monday, 9th June 2014
by David Meagher
''Hammers fans have undoubtedly noticed that, perhaps for the first time ever, we lack a single club representative at the World Cup 2014. ..''

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