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New season, new system?
Monday, 13th August 2012
by Tom Kilbey
''Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our latest recruit Tom Kilbey. Tom opens his KUMB account by looking at Sam Allardyce's current squad and examining its strengths and weaknesses ahead of this weekend's season-opener against Aston Villa... ..''


Will the real Barry Hearn stand up – and go away
Monday, 23rd July 2012
by Mr Preview Percy
''The recent bout of sunshine has brought Preview Percy out of his close season hibernation and he's fed up with the moveable feast that is Barry Hearn.....''


My latest flame
Monday, 23rd July 2012
by Willis Jamieson
''Day 65 of the Olympic torch relay saw the flame spend its second full day in London. Carried by 163 torchbearers it made a 32 mile journey through the London Boroughs of Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Bexley. ..''


15 years of KUMB: 2007/08
Friday, 20th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2006/07
Thursday, 19th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2005/06
Wednesday, 18th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2004/05
Monday, 16th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2003/04
Friday, 13th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2002/03
Wednesday, 11th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 2001/02
Tuesday, 10th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


It could be murder at the Vicarage
Monday, 9th July 2012
by Terry Land
''Watford fans are celebrating the appointment of Gianfranco Zola as manager and Gianluca Nani technical director following the sacking of previous boss Sean Dyche by new club owners the Pozzo family. ..''


15 years of KUMB: 2000/01
Monday, 9th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 1999/00
Friday, 6th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the best articles to appear on our website over the years ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 1998/99
Thursday, 5th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the best articles to appear on our website over the years ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


15 years of KUMB: 1997/98
Wednesday, 4th July 2012
by Staff Writer
''15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - first went online. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the best articles to appear on our website over the years ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign...''


Back in the big time - now how do we stay there?
Monday, 25th June 2012
by David Drury
''As a West Ham United fan, this is the most exciting transfer window in years...''


War drums
Sunday, 17th June 2012
by Haim Baram
''Less than a month ago I returned to my hotel in Marble Arch to watch the Champions League final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich. A mere 10 minutes remained until the ultimate ugliness would emerge on the TV screen...''


Championship? No thanks!
Sunday, 10th June 2012
by Matthew Kemp
''Following promotion to the Premier League, I thought it would be interesting to see what happened to the players that left following our relegation to the Championship the previous season. ..''


That Was The Season That Was 2011/2012 - Part Four
Wednesday, 6th June 2012
by Gordon Thrower
''He's cleared his domestic football inbox and written it all down so he can concentrate on watching the Euros. Well for three games anyway. Here's the final part of Gordon Thrower's end of season review. Let's see who he can annoy this time.......''


Sam’s season
Sunday, 3rd June 2012
by Ben Willoughby
''Cast your minds back 12 months and look at the difference now. We were staring down the barrel of impending doom and preparing to watch a majority of our best players flee back to the Premier League.....''


That Was The Season That Was 2011/2012 - Part Three
Thursday, 31st May 2012
by Gordon Thrower
''It's been dry warm & sunny over the last few days so, quite naturally, Gordon Thrower's thoughts have been on Christmas and New Year as he wades through the latest part of his look back at the season just ended. At this rate he'll be lucky to finish by the time the next one starts!......''


Sympathy? You must be joking
Wednesday, 30th May 2012
by Paul Walker
''I must admit, I never thought there would come the day when I felt sorry for Sheffield United or Tottenham...''


That Was The Season That Was 2011/2012 - Part Two
Sunday, 27th May 2012
by Gordon Thrower
''There's a theory that sunlight has the same effect on Gordon Thrower as it does on vampires. Which could account for why he locks himself away in a dark room for days on end this time of the year. While he's there he writes our end of season review, part two of which covers September-November 2011. Seems so long ago doesn't it?....... ..''


Poach’em United
Thursday, 24th May 2012
by Richard Williams
''Saturday was arguably one of the most intense, dramatic, exciting and heart stopping moments in football I've ever seen. ..''


That Was The Season That Was 2011/2012 - Part One
Wednesday, 23rd May 2012
by Gordon Thrower
''Every year, just after the season ends, Gordon Thrower locks himself away in a darkened room with a laptop, a vast urn of extra strength black coffee, three bottles of aspirin and a tin of swarfega. Nobody knows why. However, when he emerges a few days later, he is usually clutching a copy of his personal review of the events of the previous season. Here, in part one of his look at what turned out to be (another) eventful year, he looks at pre-season and the opening month of our return to the Championship. Don't worry - it all ends happily enough......''




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