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Thursday, 27th March 2003
by Nick Homer
'''You can't keep a good man down,' it was once suggested. Seems like a fair point to me, after all the good guys always win/get the girl/become the hero. But are there any good guys in football, and I mean really good guys, not just those with a polished media reputation? ..''

The ten commandments
Thursday, 27th February 2003
by The Beard
''They say football is a religion. Some spend their spare time worshipping in a religious place, praying for better things to come. I am no different. But not for me that bald fat bloke (no, not Titi Camara) or an invisible deity sitting on high. If football is a religion then the hammers are mine and my church is Upton Park...''

Bobby Moore remembered
Monday, 24th February 2003
by Graeme Howlett
''Monday, 24th February 2003 marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Bobby Moore, England's greatest ever footballer. We remember Bobby today through the words of those to whom he meant most - the supporters of West Ham...''

Desperate times?
Thursday, 20th February 2003
by Kit Robinson
''According to Glenn Roeder, West Ham are not in a "desperate" situation. This is despite there being only 11 league games left to the season, not having kept a clean sheet for 30 hours of football and being placed second from bottom of the league. The team no longer has any heart left in it and neither do the fans and yet the board is still totally in support of its manager and will back him even if West Ham United are relegated to the Nationwide League Division One...''

Bowyer, Racism, Politics and the Press
Thursday, 30th January 2003
by Amsterhammer
''My friends and fellow Hammers, lend me your attention for some serious thoughts. ..''

Wednesday, 29th January 2003
by Michael Grimes
''Football is different than when I started going in the mid 1970's. Back then we struggled in the first division, then for a couple of years in the second, but we had players like Bonds, Brooking, Devonshire and Martin (over 50 years service between them). ..''

The referee's a w*nker ...
Tuesday, 21st January 2003
by Graeme Howlett
''For some reason Premiership officials appear to have it in for Glenn Roeder's Hammers this season. Roeder himself must be aware of it 'cos he blames them for something or other after nearly every game .....''

The West Ham experience
Saturday, 4th January 2003
by Steve 'Rio' Barlow
''For as long as I can remember Christmas has brought a fair smattering of football and more importantly West Ham related presents. From money boxes and books through to scarves and shirts it's long been regarded amongst the relations that if it's to do with West Ham then Rio B will love it. And more often than not, it's true. ..''

Sunday, 29th December 2002
by Roy Camp
''As the team that is bottom of the Premier League at Christmas has always been relegated, it is about time the trend was bucked. Can we do it? The answer is no if the players rely purely on their undoubted ability - but if have the right attitude then it is possible. They must be ready to scrap for every point. ..''

Happy Birthday
Wednesday, 11th December 2002
by Paul Eastwood
''It's my birthday today and what am I doing at 3.30am instead of getting a good night sleep for the day ahead, or partying? Trying to figure out what exactly is wrong with our Club! ..''

McCarthy and O'Leary (The Dream Duo?)
Friday, 6th December 2002
by Matthew Kemp
''When Glenn Roeder was handed the hot seat at Upton Park the move was greeted with many moans and groans form the Claret and Blue faithful. I for one was sceptical about his managerial credentials, yet had heard good things about his coaching abilities. ..''

It's All Over Now Baby (Claret And) Blue...
Sunday, 24th November 2002
by Franko DiMcAtffio
''West Ham have recently spent record fees on players, built a stadium with the capacity to match historically large clubs, and for the first time in their history over a period of seasons averaged in the top 10 of the League. ..''

The clock is ticking
Sunday, 24th November 2002
by Paul Eastwood
''Being even more frustrated that I couldn't get to the match today or get any radio coverage, I just felt it was time to air my thoughts on our current situation. ..''

West Bromwich Albion - a preview
Saturday, 9th November 2002
by Roy Camp
''After a break of 16 years West Brom are back in the top flight. Being the first team that I watched us play (in season 1955-56, although my brother insists that I saw Stoke City first!) I have always had a soft spot for them. Unfortunately, being on holiday, I will miss the game!..''

Thursday, 17th October 2002
by Paul Eastwood
''The year - 1969. I sat in awe as twenty-two famous footballers played in the biggest place Iíd ever seen and the atmosphere was amazing. The sight of claret and blue scarves waving, the singing was something I would remember for the rest of my life. My allegiance to West Ham was born. ..''

What a rotten song ...
Friday, 11th October 2002
by David Challoner
''As many of our readers will be aware, this website is named after the song which was regularly heard on the Upton Park terraces for many years, right up to the beginning of the 1990s when it began to fade from popular use...''

An almost perfect day
Monday, 30th September 2002
by Mike Barrett
''Saturday s victory at Stamford Bridge may well provide one of the highlights of the season for the Hammers fans, the victory itself was hard fought and deserved, although some of the punishment dished out to Hammers fans before and during this encounter will go down in my memory as one of the most disgraceful things I have ever seen at a football match...''

Tuesday, 3rd September 2002
by Paul Eastwood
''So, we await the result of the PFAís ballot for strike action. Should they receive our backing or not? ..''

Internet Hammers F.C 3 Arsenal 1
Saturday, 24th August 2002
by Mike Barrett
''Saturday 24th August, the day that West Ham threw away a two-goal lead against Arsenal in the afternoon heat at Upton Park, but it was the turn of the Internet Hammers to take on the Cyber Gooners in the morning at the world renowned Hackney Marshes Playing fields. The Hammers side were trying to avenge their 4-2 reverse at the end of last season against our North London rivals, and obtain only our second ever victory against those from the dark side of London, the last victory being back in 1998. ..''

Are you proud of yourself, Terry Brown?
Tuesday, 20th August 2002
by Joe Maher
''Dear Terry,..''

Where are they now?
Saturday, 10th August 2002
by Graeme Howlett
''We're now in our fifth season at KUMB. Back in August 1997 when we first went online, when Bobby Upper Bobby* was just a twinkle in his daddies eye and 'Knees Up Mother Brown' was still occasionally heard on the terraces the Hammers were entering the new (97/98) season with renewed optimism after staving off relegation the previous term...''

A tribute to Peter Brabrook
Monday, 3rd June 2002
by Roy Camp
''Last month West Ham announced that youth team coach Peter Brabrook would be retiring from his position at the club. ..''

Internet Hammers 4-3 Glasgow Rangers
Saturday, 11th May 2002
by Mike Barrett
''The Internet Hammers took on an under-strength Glasgow Rangers side at Hackney Marshes on Saturday looking to avenge their recent 5-3 defeat against our Scottish rivals - and hoping to pick up their first league victory since the 1st December game against Crystal Palace...''

A season of complete and utter hogwash rumours...
Wednesday, 8th May 2002
by David Challoner
''I mean, its been nothing but rumours and bandwagons since the beginning of this season really; and not just at West Ham...''

2002/03 - a view (so far)
Thursday, 18th April 2002
by Roy Clark
''It's very quiet at the moment so time for some thoughts on the rest of the season. To start with, however, a view on the season so far. ..''

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