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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...''

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?..''

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...''

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!..''

They used to play in Claret and Blue
Sunday, 20th May 2001
by Bruce (Billy Whiz) West
''Well here we are at the opening day of the FA BurgerKing Premiership season 2012/13, and newly promoted West Ham are entertaining European Champions Leeds United at the 80,000 seater Stratford Stadium, built during Londonís abortive bid for the recent Olympic Games held in Turkey...''

Deja Vu
Sunday, 20th May 2001
by Chris S
''Seems to me like nothing is ever going to change. This is all reminding me of Lyall's last but one season when no-one wanted anything to do with West Ham. ..''

A brief history
Saturday, 19th May 2001
by Matt McDonald
''A brief history Öof well, up til now! With a brief break in coursework, I finally get back to writing again...''

West Ham should and will not die
Friday, 18th May 2001
by Rob & Ben Graham
''I was moved to write something in Harry's defence and produced my best effort to try and present a structured argument which might register with both the dispirited fans and the die hard supporters like myself. I spent all today writing the best argument I could. ..''

A new bond scheme?
Thursday, 10th May 2001
by Name withheld
''The board of directors of our beloved club have found a new and perfectly legal way for them and their connections to take even more control of the club - and this time they are using OUR money to do it...''

Leopards never change their spots
Sunday, 6th May 2001
by Ian Smith
''It is with regret that I write this article, but I feel enough is enough...''

This season was NOT in vain
Sunday, 6th May 2001
by Rob Stavely
''As we look back on this season many of us will be very disappointed. I for one did not expect what has happened. I don't want to dwell on what went wrong here bacause it can't change what happened. What happened is now in the past...''

How to keep Harry
Thursday, 3rd May 2001
by Dan Borley
''The calls for Harrys resignation are growing louder. A freefall down the league (faster than Steffen Iversen crashing to the floor) has seen the small minority of fans opposed to Harry Redknappís management skills grow to the vast majority, and given recent results, who can blame them?..''

Harry, please leave
Thursday, 26th April 2001
by Rob Stavely
''I want Harry Redknapp to leave West Ham. I don't say this lightly and I have given it a lot of thought. Maybe too much thought. I have come late to the "Harry Out" brigade but I can't justify him managing West Ham any longer. I won't change my position now, no matter what happens. What other Hammers do or think is up to them. I've made my decision...''

What direction are we heading in?
Wednesday, 25th April 2001
by Martin Humphreys
''What is the story with our First Team squad? We are constantly told that it is the best in twenty years but we have five players missing and all of a sudden we cannot put out eleven men that bear any resemblance to a football team. I know that the players missing against Arsenal were our best players and would get into most other Premiership teams but surely with a squad which must be approaching forty we could put together a more enthusiastic bunch than the eleven who 'showed up' on Saturday. ..''

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