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Summer bargains
Wednesday, 5th August 2009
by Matthew Kemp
''With the season just around the corner, and little transfer activity from CB Holdings, there is cause for concern that with any potential injuries, Gianfranco Zola and Steve Clarke will be fielding their third string against some very strong Premier League sides...''


Hammers youngster ready to make an impact
Wednesday, 5th August 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''With the season a little over two weeks away, it is fair to say that the majority of West Ham fans will be looking forward to the first game...''


Zola to rely on youth, not money
Thursday, 30th July 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''You would be forgiven for thinking that Gianfranco Zola is among a number of Premier League managers that are jealous of the money Mark Hughes has at his disposal for Manchester City. The Eastlands boss can almost pick and choose the players he wants without any financial concern...''


A positive sign?
Tuesday, 28th July 2009
by Paul Skelton
''The fact that the majority of our players have traditionally gone on to bigger places to make their name has long been a frustration of most West Ham fans. Friends of mine have long mocked me for prophesising the arrival of “the next Gazza” (Joe Cole) or “the new Bobby Moore” (Rio Ferdinand) only to see these players go on to greatness elsewhere. ..''


Gudjohnsen in, Faubert out?
Saturday, 25th July 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''I am fully aware that this is a topic which has been much discussed over recent weeks/months/years. However, the fact that Eidur Gudjohnsen has been speaking out about his future is definitely worth a mention. The Barcelona striker has been linked with West Ham all summer, after all...''


War of the tag-teams
Monday, 20th July 2009
by Alex Shilling
''The summer months, I find as a football fan, are intolerably boring...''


Guess what? Zola’s smiling!
Wednesday, 15th July 2009
by Staff Writer
''If Gianfranco Zola isn’t smiling, you know something is up at West Ham...''


The boys are back in town
Tuesday, 7th July 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''It doesn’t seem that long since the end of last season, but Gianfranco Zola and his squad are now back in training ahead of the 2009/2010 Premier League campaign...''


On Luis Antonio Jiménez
Friday, 3rd July 2009
by Fionn Kiely
''Following the signing of Luis Jimenez, our first major arrival of the summer I thought I could provide a little detail of his background. In this regard the idea is to give a bit of information pertaining to the player's domestic and international career to date, their personal life and just a general overview of them as a player and as a person. ..''


Where do West Ham fans stand on Dean Ashton?
Friday, 3rd July 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''During his time at West Ham, there have been two talking points as far as Dean Ashton is concerned. First of all there are the injuries. He has had a bit of a nightmare since signing from Norwich and has only managed 33 Premier League since January 2006...''


Sibling rivalry
Wednesday, 24th June 2009
by Graeme Howlett
''West Ham United have long been known as a family club - so it's no surprise to find out that so many brothers have worn the famous claret and blue...''


Gudjohnsen on his way to Upton Park?
Tuesday, 23rd June 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''Barcelona strike Eidur Gudjohnsen is set to quit the Spanish club after being told by Pep Guardiola that he doesn’t figure in his plans at the Nou Camp for next season...''


Football rumours doing the rounds
Monday, 15th June 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''With it being the summer months, I thought it might be a good idea to take a look at the transfer rumours involving West Ham United...''


Tomkins eyes England glory
Tuesday, 9th June 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''The majority of West Ham’s players may be talking about the club’s takeover right now, but James Tomkins has other things on his mind. This is because the youngster is getting ready to represent England in the Under-21 European Championships this summer...''


The Respect campaign
Saturday, 6th June 2009
by Liam White
''To: All Football Fans...''


Thoughts on Lucas Neill?
Wednesday, 3rd June 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''West Ham skipper Lucas Neill has been the subject of much speculation since the Premier League season ended. His contract expires at the end of this month and it seems far from certain that he will be lining up for Gianfranco Zola next season...''


That Was The Season That Was - Part 3
Thursday, 28th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower
''We conclude our look at 2008/09 with tales of "degenerated sexual behaviour", drink driving bans and out of court settlements. There was also a rather good goal at Wigan.......''


Player reviews 2008/09
Thursday, 28th May 2009
by Graeme Howlett
''Join us as we take a look back at the first team squad's performances over the last nine months.....''


That Was The Season That Was - Part 2
Wednesday, 27th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower
''Part two of our look at the 2008/09 season covers November 2008 to January 2009 - with a wee bit of February thrown in for free to cover an "interesting" transfer window......''


That Was The Season That Was - Part 1
Tuesday, 26th May 2009
by Gordon Thrower
''So farewell 2008/09 then. How was it for you? KUMB took a bleary-eyed and exhausted look back at the season. Part one covers August-October 2008........''


Green likely to get England chance as West Ham finish on a high
Tuesday, 26th May 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''For some time now, I have moaned about Robert Green not getting a fair chance to represent England. Regardless of his form, the former Norwich City man has so often been overlooked for a place in the national team...''


Boro' Preview
Friday, 22nd May 2009
by Preview Percy
''And so another season closes and this time round it’s home to Boro for a Sunday 4pm kick-off in a match to be covered by the ailing Setanta channel...''


And now, the end is near
Tuesday, 19th May 2009
by Paul Turner
''The song My Way starts with the line “and now, the end is near” and with one game left this season fans of all football clubs have a good chance to take a step back and assess how their team's campaign has gone and what could have been for those who fell at the last hurdle, or never even got to the hurdle in the first place...''


Zola vows to get tough this summer
Tuesday, 19th May 2009
by Thomas Rooney
''Gianfranco Zola has revealed that he will not shy away from making the tough decisions regarding his squad in the coming months. ..''


Everton Preview
Friday, 15th May 2009
by Preview Percy
''And so to Goodison for the last road trip of the season for a traditional 3pm kick-off. ..''




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