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KUMB Writers Award 2004/05 – Teddy still in front
Tuesday, 15th February 2005
by Gordon Thrower
''As, results-wise, a somewhat disappointing January came to a close, Teddy Sheringham remains in the lead for the 2004/05 KUMB Writers Award. Young Edward’s average score of 6.58 keeps him ahead of Nigel Reo-Coker in second place on 6.50, Marlon Harewood on 6.47 in third and Tomas Repka on 6.40 in fourth place...''


West Ham United - RIP
Monday, 14th February 2005
by Chris Ward
''For me, West Ham was born around the same time as my own 6th birthday, when I started to support them from the far-flung ‘airport’ of Farnborough in Hampshire...''


Reverse psychology to take hold at West Ham?
Thursday, 27th January 2005
by Kit Robinson
''I would suggest that West Ham are directionless at the moment if only for the simple fact that there is a direction they are going in and that’s down the Championship table...''


More from the fans forum - 24th January 2005
Wednesday, 26th January 2005
by Nick Homer
''My club doesn’t care about me. It doesn’t care about its future either. Don’t you think? ..''


Reasons to be cheerful?
Wednesday, 26th January 2005
by Chris Scull
''I attended the fans forum on Monday night and in addition to the points already noted I thought it was maybe worth just adding a few more and clearing up the general atmosphere of the whole night...''


Fans Forum - 24th January 2005
Tuesday, 25th January 2005
by Anon
''I attended the West Ham forum last night and thought the following notes may be of interest to fellow supporters. ..''


KUMB Writers Awards 2004/05 – December Update
Sunday, 9th January 2005
by Gordon Thrower
''As 2004 draws to a close, Teddy Sheringham has moved to the top of the table in the race for the 2004/05 KUMB Writers Award. ..''


In defence of Pardew?
Sunday, 2nd January 2005
by Graeme Howlett
''Much has been made recently of West Ham's inconsistency this season - with the blame being placed squarely upon the shoulders of manager Alan Pardew...''


Just Like My Dream ...
Friday, 31st December 2004
by Sarf
''This genuinely happened to me last night, though I've obviously embellished some parts:..''


Laptop, Laptop on the desk, will we succeed in our promotion quest?
Monday, 27th December 2004
by Matthew Coker
''The following article is intended to add a little statistical analysis to the recent fortunes of West Ham United’s footballing performances and try to establish the likelihood of the team returning to the Premiership in May 2005. ..''


The Terence Brown interview
Monday, 27th December 2004
by Frank Lee
''The recent statements by Terry Brown in the local press illustrates precisely why he and the board are the problem rather than the solution. ..''


ESM's Christmas Annual 2004
Sunday, 19th December 2004
by Graeme Howlett
''Regular readers of KUMB will be well acquainted with one of our valiant match reporters, East Stand Martin...''


Fans Forum 2: 14 December 2004
Sunday, 19th December 2004
by Gordon Thrower
''The club held the second of its fans forums at the Boleyn. As with the first forum the event was hosted by the club's Managing Director Paul Aldridge and Finance Director Nick Igoe who dealt with a wide range of questions from about twenty fans, including yours truly who frantically scribbled as much of the proceedings down as possible. Here's what I managed to decipher from my scribbles:..''


KUMB Writers Awards 2004/05 – November Update
Sunday, 5th December 2004
by Gordon Thrower
''Nigel Reo-Coker hangs on to his position at the top of the race to the probably-not-at-all-coveted KUMB Writers Award. ..''


The legacy of over-achievement
Thursday, 25th November 2004
by The Commissar
''I was browsing round the net today and stumbled across the following website:..''


The case for Pardew
Tuesday, 23rd November 2004
by [HH]
''Using the non-saleable, highly paid assets available, Alan Pardew has maintained the likes of Christian Dailly, Tomas Repka, Steve Lomas, Don Hutchison. These four players alone make up £5,000,000 of the annual £12,000,000 wage bill which clouds the Boleyn. ..''


Fans forum - 16th November 2004
Wednesday, 17th November 2004
by Mitchell Grant
''I had the pleasure of being selected for the first Fans Forum (under the current regime) and set off to the Boleyn not quite knowing what to expect from the evening...''


Brighton reflections
Monday, 15th November 2004
by Gary Firmager
''OLAS editor Gary Firmager reflects on the defeat against Brighton and what it means to our season as a whole...''


KUMB Writers Awards 2004/05 - October Update
Wednesday, 3rd November 2004
by Gordon Thrower
''Well things are beginning to settle down now in the race for the coveted (it says here) KUMB Writers Award. ..''


2003/04 accounts - in laymans terms
Tuesday, 2nd November 2004
by Alan Rand
''The headline figure that the board will boast is the operating profit of £11m. ..''


Not for a second
Tuesday, 2nd November 2004
by Nick Evans
''We’re 1-0 down in injury time having more than matched a team who get ten times the column inches (and have ten times the ego) than we do. Corner comes in and Anton nails it with his head. ..''


Not for all the tea in China
Saturday, 30th October 2004
by Andrew Sargent
''Just over three days have passed now since we were dumped out of the Carling Cup by a relatively easy goal, scored by a man who had previously not been able to find the net since his signing in the summer. ..''


You just haven't earned it yet, baby
Monday, 18th October 2004
by Graeme Howlett
''The latest instalment of KUMB editor Graeme Howlett's weekly column for OLAS, the number one Hammers fanzine...''


Frustration
Monday, 4th October 2004
by Gary Firmager
''I still can’t believe we only took the one point from the games at Forest and Derby. The performances overall were worthy of all six, but it’s no good saying that because reality shows things very different...''


KUMB Writers Awards 2004/05
Thursday, 30th September 2004
by Gordon Thrower
''It all started a few seasons ago when an insomniac Gnome sat at his PC at 3am and looked back over the season's match reports. ..''




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