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West Ham United vs Wigan Athletic
Tuesday, 5th December 2006
by Matthew Coker
''Well, after the disappointment at Everton, we all head back to the Boleyn for the first midweek home fixture in a very long while. The visitors are Wigan Athletic and on Wednesday night at 7.45pm we kick off as we aim to improve our league position...''

Back to the Führer
Friday, 1st December 2006
by Gerry McDonnell
''My old man has forgotten more about betting than I’ll ever know; he has Alzheimer’s. It’s bad news for the old fellow, but it’s a result for me at Christmas...''

Everton vs West Ham United
Thursday, 30th November 2006
by Matthew Coker
''This week we get the opportunity to join the Sunday drivers as we head to the North West to take on Everton in the next step in our quest for survival in the big league. We are scheduled for a 4pm, Super Sky Sunday kick off with the cameras live at Goodison Park. ..''

KUMB Writers' Player of the Month - November 2006
Wednesday, 29th November 2006
by Gordon Thrower
''Another month closes and Gnome's been at the spreadsheets again. He enjoys it you know. No really..........''

Tuesday, 28th November 2006
by Kit Robinson
''The takeover is finally over and there are not many fans who are displeased with the way things have turned out. ..''

West Ham United vs Sheffield United
Thursday, 23rd November 2006
by Matthew Coker
''After league defeats 7 & 8 on the road, we return to the Boleyn for a relegation six pointer as we welcome Sheffield United to East London. ..''

I’m a celebrity, get me oat
Thursday, 23rd November 2006
by Gerry McDonnell
''I’m certainly not an intellectual; the last book I read in its entirety was ‘Little Women’, I found it short and dull. I do try to keep abreast of developments in the world of science though, and an article on ‘chaos theory’ recently caught my attention. ..''

The Problem with Chelsea
Wednesday, 22nd November 2006
by Bill Posters
''I remember my grandfather telling me stories of his life raised in and around Stratford, West Ham and Dagenham. How when he first started dating my grandmother they would often watch West Ham United play from the terraces, and how he clambered over the wall at the famous White Horse Cup Final. As a youth such stories became part of who we were, engrained in our lives and passed on from generation to generation. ..''

I pity the Newell
Friday, 17th November 2006
by Gerry McDonnell
''It’s easy to say the wrong thing. When the wife told me she’d received a fine for not wearing a seatbelt, I probably shouldn’t have responded with; “Why’s that then? Wouldn’t it fit?”..''

Chelsea vs West Ham United
Thursday, 16th November 2006
by Matthew Coker
''We return to London this weekend for our second consecutive Saturday 3pm kick as we travel West, to Stamford Bridge, to take on the Champions, Chelsea on a quest for Premiership survival. ..''

God save the Queens’
Monday, 13th November 2006
by Mark Jones
''The Queens’ Pub on Green Street is a familiar and welcoming watering-hole with football fans, market-goers and traders alike. As pubs go it’s unpretentious, a place of genial banter and camaraderie. ..''

Middlesbrough v West Ham United
Thursday, 9th November 2006
by Matthew Coker
''After a league programme that has kept up predominantly in the South East of the country of late, we are suddenly spat as far North as can be as we head to the Riverside to take on Middlesbrough in an old fashioned 3pm on a Saturday kick off. ..''

Good manager, shame about the tantrums
Thursday, 9th November 2006
by Jacob Steinberg
''New Arsenal initiative to make football a more pleasant game for all/Arsenal: No opposing manager is allowed to celebrate his team’s goals. This should prevent Arsene Wenger’s feelings from getting hurt, and will thus ensure that he does not have to start a fight to right the wrongs of lesser mortals such as Alan Pardew...''

Arsene! Coffee!
Thursday, 9th November 2006
by Gerry McDonnell
''Luck is an alien concept. At a recent fancy dress party to celebrate my father in law’s exit from the closet, the wife turned all ‘Paul Gascoigne’ on me. One minute, I was politely chatting to Britney Spears, the next thing I knew, the wife was repeatedly pommeling me with an oversized clown’s shoe. There’s nothing amusing about domestic violence...''

KUMB Writers' Player Of The Month - October 2006
Monday, 6th November 2006
by Gordon Thrower
''Gnome's been slaving over his spreadsheets again. Well it keeps him off the streets.......''

Kia: for and against
Saturday, 4th November 2006
by Up the Junction/Countryboy
''Kia Joorabchian’s bid to take control of West Ham United finally appears to be reaching a conclusion. Joorabchian’s takeover attempt has polarized views amongst KUMB members, two of whom now tell us why they are supporting – or campaigning against – the bid...''

West Ham United vs Arsenal
Thursday, 2nd November 2006
by Matthew Coker
''Having enjoyed more airtime on Sky than Bart Simpson over the last few weeks, West Ham again grace the nation’s screens this weekend. Once again we suffer a Sunday kick off, though this time it is at the still hungover time of 1.30pm and the way that things are going, I am sure that we will eventually kick off a game at 2.39pm or something to accommodate the peak time adverts...''

Razor nigh brow
Thursday, 2nd November 2006
by Gerry McDonnell
''Paul Scholes is generally admired as a footballer, but rarely receives the recognition he deserves as a role model. When Paul was a ginger schoolboy, he didn’t wallow in self pity praying for baldness, he played football with the normal children until he reached a level where Manchester United were prepared to sign him. ..''

Identity crisis? What crisis!
Wednesday, 1st November 2006
by Chris Scull
''So here we are, on the brink of a potentially glamourous new dawn, and a new beginning for our glorious and much loved club...''

The trouble with me
Tuesday, 31st October 2006
by Tross
''... is that I see straight through the smoke. ..''

West Ham United vs Blackburn Rovers
Thursday, 26th October 2006
by Matthew Coker
''After a month on the road, a considerable overuse of the expression, “goal drought” and the end of our League Cup run, we return to the Boleyn. Our opponents are Blackburn Rovers, the competition is our bread and butter Premiership and we play on our usual day, this week providing the Sunday dinner entertainment in a 4pm Sky televised match...''

Flappy girth day to Roo
Thursday, 26th October 2006
by Gerry McDonnell
''I’m not obsessed with celebrity, but I feel I have a genuine connection with Paul McCartney. Admittedly, I have no musical talent, and i’d happily kill my own mother for a bacon sandwich; but i know what it’s like to get grief from a legless woman. ..''

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United
Thursday, 19th October 2006
by Matthew Coker
''It’s time to whip out the Oyster card and head north as our second successive away fixture sends us to White Hart Lane for a Premiership encounter with local rivals, Tottenham Hotspur. Common sense has granted this a 3pm kick off, though our opponent’s continuing interest in the UEFA Cup has meant it is yet another week of Sunday football...''

Balloon out of all proportion
Thursday, 19th October 2006
by Gerry McDonnell
''Normally I have little to no time for politicians; but when plans were afoot to open a massage parlour in my neighbourhood, I felt obliged to write to my local MP, demanding that action be taken to keep prices at an affordable level. ..''

KUMB Writers' Player Of The Month August-September 2006
Thursday, 12th October 2006
by Gordon Thrower
''Yes we know we're well into October but we had to lock Gnome away until he'd finshed working on the spreadsheets. It was only after three days we realised we hadn't given him a computer.......''

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