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Snooze papers and terror text
Wednesday, 27th April 2005
by Gerry McDonnell
''Once upon a time, when I was just a little betting genius, I first discovered the phrase, 'Do not believe everything you read.' That advice is as relevant today as it was back then...''


The running man - part one
Wednesday, 20th April 2005
by Matthew O'Greel
''Prior to the recent fixture with Millwall at Upton Park KUMB caught up with former Olympic athlete and relay World Champion Kriss Akabusi, a West Stand season ticket holder and regular attendee at away fixtures, for a quick chat...''


KUMB Writers Award 2004/05 - Noble closes on Teddy
Thursday, 7th April 2005
by Gordon Thrower
''Young Edward Sheringham continues his spell in first place for the 4th annual KUMB Writers award. ..''


The thriller in Camilla
Thursday, 7th April 2005
by Gerry McDonnell
''William Shakespeare famously wrote, "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse! ..''


Believe
Sunday, 3rd April 2005
by Coxy
''Since Anton Ferdinand and Elliott Ward were partnered together in the centre of defence, we have played three games only winning one of them. ..''


Rooney, the student and Muff
Thursday, 24th March 2005
by Gerry McDonnell
''As much as I love the World Cup, I can't for the life of me work out why a pointless qualifier against Northern Ireland should take precedent over the domestic programme. Being a visionary, I have a solution to the problem. ..''


The Beatles, Plutarch and Gerry McDonnell
Saturday, 19th March 2005
by Gerry McDonnell
''KUMB welcomes aboard online tipster Gerry McDonnell who'll be bringing us his thoughts on the big games each week...''


Pardew’s time
Saturday, 19th March 2005
by Peter Hamersley
''These are troubled times for West Ham. Expectations are high – returns are poor...''


KUMB Writers Award 2004/05 - Steve soars but Teddy still tops!
Thursday, 10th March 2005
by Gordon Thrower
''Young Edward Sheringham still leads the race for the 4th annual KUMB Writers’ Award as at the close of February. ..''


Bondholders meeting - 25 February 2005
Friday, 25th February 2005
by Richard Osborne
''I went to the Bond Holders meeting last night, in fact I worked out that I hadn't been to one since Harry Redknapp was in charge - and that took place in the old West Stand. ..''


Fans Forum - 21st February 2005
Tuesday, 22nd February 2005
by Phil Stringfellow
''I asked with regard to ticket prices and attendances, would the club be better off - particularly for cup games - reducing ticket prices so they get 30,000 rather than the 19,000 for the Sheffield United cup game. A few nodded heads from the fans, and a couple said they didn't care what the price was - more important was the quality of football. ..''


West Ham United iFC
Sunday, 20th February 2005
by Gary Davidson
''Want to play for West Ham? Then read on .....''


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:..''




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