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A pro-manager writes: in defence of Sven-Goran Eriksson
Friday, 19th August 2005
by The Boss
''Is Sven really the only one to blame after this week's result? Of course not. ..''

Twigs, Giggs and silk wearing pigs
Friday, 19th August 2005
by Gerry McDonnell
''There's an old Chinese proverb that wisely states, 'Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day; give him twelve cans of lager, and he'll think that Chelsea are a decent bet at home to Arsenal.'..''

Newcastle v West Ham - match preview
Tuesday, 16th August 2005
by Matthew Coker
''The Premiership computer has thrown up our first ha’way game of the season up the road at St James Park for an afternoon of entertainment with Newcastle United. ..''

West Ham v Blackburn - match preview
Wednesday, 10th August 2005
by Matthew Coker
''Saturday 13th August sees a visit to the Boleyn ground of T’Rovers of Blackburn for the opening day of the Premiership campaign. ..''

The Toon, a Loon and a Man on the Moon
Tuesday, 9th August 2005
by Gerry McDonnell
''KUMB welcomes back regular columnist and tip-top tipster Gerry McDonnell for the new season. ..''

Post Osasuna thoughts
Sunday, 7th August 2005
by East Stand Martin
''I’ve got to admit that I was not exactly overjoyed about nipping down to Upton Park today with the prospect of a top day’s test cricket on the telly. ..''

Green Street the movie - review
Saturday, 6th August 2005
by Goes2Eleven
''When news broke that Elijah Wood was coming to Upton Park to shoot his latest film, there was a certain amount of excitement. ..''

To the Premiership
Monday, 27th June 2005
by Peter Hamersley
''The release of the fixtures this week completes stage two of Premiership Reality for West Ham. ..''

Memories of Cardiff
Sunday, 12th June 2005
by Chris Burns
''Ever since we beat Ipswich in the play-off semi-final my whole life was focused on Monday May 30th...''

It's all in West Ham’s hands
Monday, 6th June 2005
by Continental Skills
''With promotion, 20 million pounds in pocket and some of the most promising and exciting young English talents in the squad, West Ham now face a golden opportunity to become a credible force in the Premier League next season...''

The return of the Bob
Saturday, 4th June 2005
by Bobby Upper Bobby
''After some considerable absence Bobby Upper Bobby is back on KUMB with his new Popbitch-stylee round-up of the latest news and topical debate. Read on .....''

KUMB Writers Award 2004/05 – Jimmy Walks it!
Friday, 3rd June 2005
by Gordon Thrower
''The 2004/05 KUMB Writers award has been won by Jimmy Walker. ..''

ESM's Cardiff preview
Sunday, 29th May 2005
by East Stand Martin
''It’s almost time to make that dreaded trip into the Principality again and to be honest the nerves are jangling like Big Ron’s bracelets...''

The Brooking interview
Saturday, 28th May 2005
by James Clark
''KUMB member James Clark - a staff writer with The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) - spoke to Trevor Brooking (who is in Chicago with the England national team as they prepare for Saturday's friendly against the United States at Soldier Field) on Friday afternoon. ..''

"I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be ..."
Thursday, 26th May 2005
by Brian Cooper
''"Preston 0, West Ham 3" - or so they sang on the way to Wembley, on May 2nd, 1964 as the-then first division Hammers prepared to face second division Preston in the FA Cup Final...''

Mourinho’s got a point
Thursday, 26th May 2005
by Kit Robinson
''As West Ham embark on what is destined to be a very hard fought Championship play-off final against Preston at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff this coming bank holiday Monday, perhaps it is time to reflect and predict what has/may happen in football and how pressure and money is affecting the game itself...''

Remember the LMO
Friday, 20th May 2005
by Gerry McDonnell
''Hippies have Woodstock, nerds have Star Wars and bookmakers have the FA Cup final. Millions will be won and lost on the footballing highlight of the year, a face to face showdown between two great teams who aren't on each others Christmas card list...''

Bradford - 20 years on
Wednesday, 11th May 2005
by East Stand Martin
''11th May is a day that all football fans should never forget, it is the day that 56 people, young and old perished in the terrible fire at Valley Parade, Bradford. In addition to the 56 that lost their lives there were over 260 injuries – it was the worst fire disaster in the history of British football...''

The Bill Gardner interview
Sunday, 1st May 2005
by Graeme Howlett
''Prior to the recent launch party for Bill Gardner's new book - 'Good Afternoon Gentlemen, The Name's Bill Gardner' (Blake Publishing) - KUMB caught up with Bill and co-author Cass Pennant for a quick chat. Firing the questions for KUMB was Graeme Howlett. ..''

The running man - part two
Sunday, 1st May 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...''

Post-Sunderland thoughts
Saturday, 30th April 2005
by East Stand Martin
''I'm not going to write a match report as just about everybody would have seen that game for themselves. ..''

My Time At West Ham. By Terry Brown.
Wednesday, 27th April 2005
by The Old Mile End
''Over recent times there has been a lot of speculation about the future of West Ham United and in particular my personal role in that. Normally, I take a back seat position as far as public statements are concerned in these sort of things – preferring to let it all blow over, like it always does...''

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. ..''

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