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West Ham Utd v Portsmouth
Tuesday, 8th April 2008
by Matthew Coker
''After last weekendís clash with Sunderland that saw us pick up even more work for George Cooper, we return to the Boleyn for the hastily re-arranged game with Portsmouth. ..''

Being boring
Saturday, 5th April 2008
by Tim Sansom
''It does not happen often but there are occasions when a mate says something to you that sticks in your mind and causes you to think (even in your sleep) about what you heard. That honour fell to a good friend who joined me for a drink in a Baker Street pub on a changeable Thursday before Easter. ..''

Lock, stock and two smoking Carols
Friday, 4th April 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''The adult film industry has many knockers, but I remain a fully-fledged supporter. My only possible critique would be that the storylines occasionally lack realism. I canít begin to tell you how disappointed I was with my job as a photocopier repair man...''

My big fat weak wedding
Thursday, 27th March 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''Marriage is like a chicken vindaloo, itís something you have to try at least once, even though you know youíll later regret it. ..''

A mini weapon of mass destruction
Friday, 21st March 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''Even though I was brought up as a Catholic, I have never followed a spiritual path. I blame an over-zealous Priest for my descent into heresy; he was constantly on my back when I was young...''

Everton v West Ham Utd
Thursday, 20th March 2008
by Matthew Coker
''We embark on a mini tour of the North in the next few weeks with successive weekend trips to play Everton, Sunderland and Bolton, only being disrupted by the re-arranged tie with Portsmouth at the Boleyn...''

West Ham Utd v Blackburn
Friday, 14th March 2008
by Matthew Coker
''I am sure that you have all suffered in the last week or so as much as I have, a week of grief from the spuds that I am unfortunate to have to live amongst to the point where I no longer wish to hear the number four ever again. It is a time to regroup, get back to the Boleyn and hopefully get back on track as we face Blackburn Rovers in a 3pm, Saturday afternoon kick off...''

Thereís life in the old dog Ö unfortunately
Thursday, 13th March 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''Like Wayne Rooney, Iím a lover of the old. Iím never happier than when some wrinkled old seaside-bungalow hogger is regaling me with tales of a bygone age...''

Baby with the bathwater
Monday, 10th March 2008
by Myron T Buttram
''For all the recent trumpeting about European qualification the fact is (as was stated right at the start of the season) the two goals for the club this year were a 'stable' position (ie not getting embroiled in a relegation dogfight) and with the influx of our multi-million pound signings, a top ten finish...''

Tottenham v West Ham Utd
Friday, 7th March 2008
by Matthew Coker
''After what has been a bloody hard week for the supporters so far, we cap it all with a short jaunt North to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur in a 3pm, Sunday afternoon kick off...''

Hairy Plotter and the Half-Blood Prince
Thursday, 6th March 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''Like Martin Luther King and Gandhi, Iím a fan of passive resistance; but there are some things in life that we have to fight for. For me, itís a babyís smile, the love of a mute woman or more affordable prices at the petrol pump...''

Liverpool v West Ham Utd
Tuesday, 4th March 2008
by Matthew Coker
''We, at last, make our way to Anfield after the game in hand that was originally scheduled to take place back in August, finally kicks off on Wednesday night at 8pm. ..''

Where have the real men gone?
Monday, 3rd March 2008
by Paul Scanlan
''I donít like to complain, I donít like to moan and I really do hope that next week something happens to make me write a positive article. Having just started my journey into the world of blog writing, I had already found Pete Doherty, NME Magazine and the American media as potential subjects for venting. ..''

West Ham Utd v Chelsea
Friday, 29th February 2008
by Matthew Coker
''The roller coaster returns to the Boleyn this weekend as we welcome old enemies, Chelsea to our gaff. The game is scheduled for a 3pm Saturday kick off as we face off against the Carling Cup runners up...''

As one door shuts Ö a nutter one opens
Thursday, 28th February 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''For some inexplicable reason, the subject of mental illness remains taboo. I am convinced that if we debate the topic in a mature and sensitive fashion, we could raise awareness of the constant unnecessary stigmatisation of these unfortunate lunatics...''

Two sides to every story
Monday, 25th February 2008
by Paul Scanlan
''Itís been a while since I wrote an article, in fact itís been a while since Iíve done anything constructive other than working. With that in mind, I should probably be grateful to the likes of Niko Kovac and Arsene Wenger for prompting me into action because it is their abuse of Birmingham Cityís Martin Taylor that has driven me to return to writing. ..''

A dodgy ruby and a stuffed nan
Thursday, 21st February 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''In a week where Mohammed Al Fayed has pointed an accusing finger at Tony Blair, the Nazis, Dracula and a crocodile, it seems odd that Richard Scudamore has emerged as footballís leading figure of fun...''

West Ham Utd v Fulham
Wednesday, 20th February 2008
by Matthew Coker
''Itís time to shuffle off down the District Line, as we head west to take on Fulham in our next Premier League fixture in a traditional Saturday, 3pm kick off...''

Strawberry Fields for Heather
Friday, 15th February 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''I absolutely despise Valentines Day. Conformity demands that I waste good money on a pointless gift and a meaningless card, even though the wife has spent the last 364 days of the year criticising me for being lazy. Iíd happily dump her; but itís a lot of effort to find someone new...''

One for the money, two for the show
Monday, 11th February 2008
by Kit Robinson
''Well it had to happen, you could see it coming. After talk over the past decade of there being a break-off European league for the regular Champions League qualifiers (which hasnít as yet materialised), the latest money-making scheme for the Premier League is to play games abroad...''

Wayne drops keep falling on my head
Thursday, 7th February 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''I am no stranger to a lazy stereotype. Iím half-Irish and Iím married to a Scot, so some people believe we stay at home all day smoking crack and peeling potatoes; which is only half true...''

When itís more than football
Monday, 4th February 2008
by Brian Belton
''Brian Belton, author of 'Brown Out' replies to Matthew O'Greel's review (which you can read here). ..''

The hurly bird catches the worm
Friday, 1st February 2008
by Gerry McDonnell
''Call me old-fashioned, but i believe that fidelity remains the cornerstone of a successful relationship. I would never cheat on my wife, unless the opportunity arose...''

Wigan Athletic v West Ham Utd
Friday, 1st February 2008
by Matthew Coker
''With what looks to be a mouth-watering February for racking up points, we start the month at the JJB for the annual beano to Wigan. ..''

West Ham Utd v Liverpool
Tuesday, 29th January 2008
by Matthew Coker
''After a weekendís grace from any West Ham activity, we return to action, fully focused on the Premier League. To that end, the fixture list lines us up with Liverpool, in a Wednesday night game under the Boleyn lights, kick off time being 7.45pm...''

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