Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Opinion

Blogs, random musings and general thoughts submitted by our readers since 1997.


Discover how you may reach out to hundreds of thousands of football fans across the globe by having your work published on KUMB.com. [further information]


Glenn Roeder: Half term report
Saturday, 29th December 2001
by Graeme Howlett
''With 19 games played in the Premiership this season, West Ham, under new manager Glenn Roeder are exactly half way through their league programme...''


Halfway review
Saturday, 29th December 2001
by Mike Barrett
''So we have reached the half way point in the season, and after the review of Glenn Roeder's performance so far, it is now time to review each player individually. Hopefully, this article will give a fair view of how each player has performed or under performed as they case may be...''


West Ham High
Tuesday, 18th December 2001
by Ironman
''Another year at West Ham Community High has passed and a few of these reports have fallen into my hands to share with all you cheery folk out there...''


Newest of the Bohemians
Thursday, 29th November 2001
by Dan O`Rourke
''Prague is a lovely place, go, visit it, but go in the summer. I am now, a week after returning only just able to move around freely without a quilt, some warm Ribena (why, when ill, do I have to drink warm Ribena) and a load of paracetamol. As lovely as it is in the Winter, it is cold, very cold. ..''


Chairman's statement
Tuesday, 20th November 2001
by Terence Brown
''It is a time of change, both on and off the field, for West Ham United. The annual report and financial statements for last season are being presented to shareholders, the details of which are included here. ..''


Three Tiers
Monday, 12th November 2001
by Franko DiMcAtffio
''As a few of us posted [on the KUMB message board] this summer Newcastle and Aston Villa seem to have bridged the gap to the big five. After an indifferent weekend both clubs still stand in the new 'big seven'. Neither are likely to win anything this season but they have left the mid-table behind. This is an unsurprising development of the recent trend for clubs to finish roughly in order of size. ..''


The return of ...
Monday, 12th November 2001
by Dan O`Rourke
''I think it was when that bloody irritating voice called out "Welcome to Fortress Upton Park" that I realised we were in trouble. It was immediately obvious to me that this statement of overconfidence would be our downfall. I also felt like reminding him we were in all in the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park. ..''


The Chairman replies
Thursday, 1st November 2001
by Peter Hamersley
''Scroll down this page a little and you will find a copy of an open letter to club Chairman Terry Brown from Peter Hamersley, Chairman of the [Australian] Perth Hammers Supporters Club...''


Would the real West Ham please stand up?
Monday, 1st October 2001
by The Beard
''I must admit, I was never a Harry fan. Lovely bloke, great fun in interviews, always kept me amused. I even perfected his nervous twitch for impressions in the pub. But, his West Ham teams were a bit like him. Nice blokes, good fun to watch, nearly always kept me entertained but were prone to nervous twitches which made me drink more in the pub...''


1957/58 - A year to remember
Saturday, 8th September 2001
by John Cooper
''The 1956/57 season ended with West Ham missing promotion to the First division (now referred to as "Premiership") Although this was disappointing there was a feeling of optimism in the air...''


Paolo
Thursday, 30th August 2001
by Andy Ledington
''I think the most worrying thing that is going on at the club right now is the possible sale of Paolo Di Canio to, of all clubs, Manchester United...''


The theory of relativity - and Glenn Roeder's chance to prove his
Thursday, 2nd August 2001
by Guy Williams
''As an ex-pat, I have to follow the goings on at the Boleyn ground via KUMB. And I can't help noticing that a very dull but possibly crucial detail seems to have slipped between the rants...''


Frustration
Wednesday, 1st August 2001
by Paul Eastwood
''Right now I should be writing yet another letter to British Gas who have kindly registered me as a defaulter on a bill for a house which I was no longer living at, and was in fact empty during the 6 month period in question. My credit rating is now in tatters, yet every time I try to put pen to paper (or should I say finger to keyboard), my mind wanders to something much much more worrying. What the hell is happening at West Ham United FC? ..''


No surprise
Sunday, 15th July 2001
by Paul Eastwood
''Over the past week as it became more and more evident that Glenn Roeder would be appointed manager, I have been thinking of how this would affect the club I have supported since 1969, from the tender age of 6 years old. ..''


Jigsaws and Role Models
Tuesday, 10th July 2001
by Nick Malkoutzis
''So, Sol Campbell has signed for Arsenal. No doubt he made sure that the provision of a half-time foot spa and pedicure was written into his contract. ..''


Itís Not The Roeder To Nowhere
Sunday, 1st July 2001
by Matt McDonald
''Although I have no right to fully challenge the comments of older fans who have supported the club since before I was born, I canít help but feel the despair over Roeder's appointment is a little premature...''


Where have all the managers gone?
Thursday, 21st June 2001
by Paul Eastwood
''In reply to a message posted on the KUMB message board a few days ago I said that although I was concerned with our situation, I wouldnít be losing any sleep over it. Oh how I was wrong!..''


In Reply
Friday, 15th June 2001
by James, Kent
''Regarding Steve Spraggs' earlier rant I'd like to make the following points...''


The Glenn Roeder Shuffle
Tuesday, 5th June 2001
by Martin Humphreys
''Once again the West Ham board have managed to screw the fans and send us on a downward spiral - or have they?..''


Confused
Wednesday, 30th May 2001
by Simon Fairweather
''I follow what's going on from a distance now. Just moved to the States 6 months ago. Basically, I'm confused...''


How Harry fell on his own sword
Wednesday, 30th May 2001
by Nick Malkoutzis
''Apparently football isn't about coaching; it's about players. This was Harry Redknapp's philosophy. It was something that he claims that Alex Stock told him ages ago. Well, thanks a bundle Alex Stock!..''


The future's bright?
Wednesday, 30th May 2001
by Dan Borley
''Graham, McLeish, McClaren, Redknapp. You say Tom-ay-to, I say Tom-ar-to, let's call the whole thing off...''


Golden era or precipice?
Thursday, 24th May 2001
by Simon Stansfield
''In the 35 years I've supported West Ham, the weeks ahead are the most crucial I have known...''


Turmoil?
Thursday, 24th May 2001
by Lee Stevens
''With all the turmoil that confusion that has spread throughout the club over the last few weeks, I have to ask the question. Are we really in such a bad position?..''


Pull the other one
Thursday, 24th May 2001
by Bruce (Billy Whiz) West
''Jon Vinton's comments make interesting reading, and if they weren't so true they would be laughable!..''




prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 next
 
News Image