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The claret and blue revolution
Sunday, 7th December 2003
by East Stand Martin
''My friends, I say that Monday is the day that will be the beginning of the end for the gangster regime that is running our club. I do not expect the forces of light to prevail at the West Ham United plc AGM but all revolutions begin in small ways...''

De-friend or Defoe?
Tuesday, 25th November 2003
by Kit Robinson
''Yes a naff title to an increasingly naff situation that West Ham and their long suffering fans find themselves in with their much coveted superstar striker. Will he or wont he go? Red cards, attitude, a new manager and the same old chairman all point to Jermain man’s departure, but how soon is now?..''

2002/03 accounts - in laymans terms
Thursday, 13th November 2003
by Alan Rand
''This is not intended to be a lecture on accounting, such things I have had to endure and would not wish them on my worse enemy!..''

Terence Brown’s casino economy
Wednesday, 12th November 2003
by East Stand Martin
''For the last five days or so, I have been bang in the middle of never-never land where time blurs into one and obese Americans stare blankly into slot machines or slump in a stupor as the next hand of black jack is dealt...''

The sad treatment of a fellow Hammers fan
Sunday, 26th October 2003
by Spider Babie
''I am not a complete Glenn Roeder fan who cannot see past his faults. But I can see when one of us is treated badly. This piece is not a defence of Roeder - but merely a fan's sadness at how he was abused by some of us and the Board...''

In defence of the Aussie
Thursday, 16th October 2003
by Goes 2 Eleven
''Although the egg-chasing is well underway Down Under and a few of us are taking notice of England possibly topping Australia in their own backyard, I notice that our own young Aussie can’t seem to put a foot right these days...''

So we’ve got Pardew, what happens next?
Friday, 3rd October 2003
by David Bacon
''In the next two weeks, the sixth manager of West Ham United in my lifetime begins a new era at Upton Park...''

Knowing me knowing you, Alan Pardew … Ah haa!
Monday, 8th September 2003
by Ryan McGill
''"We have received 50 applications from within football and it is a case of whittling them down to a shortlist in due course":- West Ham Managing Director Paul Aldridge, quoted earlier this week. ..''

Meet the contenders
Saturday, 30th August 2003
by Anthony Allen
''Following the disappointing 1-0 defeat at Rotherham, Hammers fans were more than unhappy...''

A nightmare on Green Street
Tuesday, 26th August 2003
by East Stand Martin
''Forgive me for coming at this a bit late, but I just had to sit down in a darkened room to calm down after the latest chaotic happenings at our club...''

After Roeder
Sunday, 24th August 2003
by Dave Higginson
''Despite not agreeing with Roeder's appointment in the first place, his dismissal, after just four games of the season, beggars belief...''

Worrying signs
Sunday, 24th August 2003
by Peter Hamersley
''We are just two weeks into the new season and once again the worrying signs are there at West Ham. We have failed to score in two of the first three games - a problem that was all too evident in last seasons relegation debacle. Here we are in a lower league, and we are not dominating games. Once again we had preseason preparations that were superior to none. Once again we have not come out of the traps raring to go...''

Cant, Hubris and Myopia
Tuesday, 19th August 2003
by Ron Manager
''The night oil burnt long at The Sanatorium last night. Over the usual warm ovaltine and Librium the pre-80's Hammer's fans (for who WANTS to remember anything after those heady days of the 60's, 70's and 80's?) sat around trying to make sense of the last three years. Through the subduing influence of the ovaltine and librium, we all agreed that relegation from the Premiership to the Nationwide had been achieved, seamlessly. WHUFC seems to be run on the same lines as MI5 but without any visible side of the operation. Comparable subversion and secrecy is the order of the day with disclaimers and lies being the only visible side from the board and our esteemed team management...''

The thoughts of Chairman Brown – a reply
Thursday, 14th August 2003
by East Stand Martin
''During half time at the Rushden & Diamonds game, I sat back in my comfortable seat in East Stand Upper to read the latest thoughts of Chairman Brown. I always try to read these statements with an open mind and honestly my natural instinct is always to try and see something positive in what people say. ..''

Retain the youth
Wednesday, 6th August 2003
by Kit Robinson
''I will admit that I balked and scoffed at the media when they said there would be a mass exodus from West Ham of our best players when we were relegated from the Premier League...''

The Terry Brown masterclass
Wednesday, 6th August 2003
by East Stand Martin
''Around the country in the expanding number of sports management departments at colleges and universities, lecturers are now preparing their classes for the forthcoming year...''

Back Roeder?
Wednesday, 30th July 2003
by Ryan McGill
''With the opening match of the new season fast approaching West Ham fans are confronted with the thorny issue of how to greet returning manager Glenn Roeder?..''

One Down, One to Go?
Thursday, 17th July 2003
''The purpose of this article is to give some facts about Administration and other insolvency related procedures as they might affect West Ham. There are two reasons for this – the first is that the procedures are being discussed as a method of ousting the current board. The second is that West Ham may find itself, sooner rather than later, being the star player in a tragedy of it’s own making...''

Tuesday, 15th July 2003
by East Stand Martin
''During the course of my work, I often come across companies who go into administration. ..''

Always Believing
Monday, 14th July 2003
by Nick Homer
'''Thanks,' he said kind of sheepishly, looking distinctly embarrassed and perhaps bewildered that he was coming in for some praise as a player who's part of the best team to be relegated from the Premiership ever...''

More Glen Johnson
Monday, 14th July 2003
by Matthew Kemp
''Losing Glen Johnson from the fans perspective is a big blow to the club. £6 million for an 18-year-old is a lot of money, yet I have no doubt that his value will double (at least) given the progress he has made in such a small amount of time. ..''

Glen Johnson - a reaction
Thursday, 10th July 2003
by Goes II Eleven
''Hearing the news this morning of Glen Johnson’s imminent departure from West Ham has left me feeling quite ill. Right now, I see the squad like a pyramid of playing cards with Johnson being one from the bottom row – a foundation, if you like. Watch now as the pyramid begins to crumble and tumble with players realising that the Board’s promises to keep our “crown jewels” appears to be no more than a pacifying comment to keep season ticket sales ticking over...''

Wolves at the door
Tuesday, 8th July 2003
by Roy Camp
''It has taken some time for me to get used to the fact that we will be in the Nationwide next season. During this time I had to think what is in store for West Ham in the future, something that never happened after previous relegations. After all if a club like Wolves could be out of the top division for 19 years and nearly go out of business, then why could it not happen to us? ..''

Fixture Congestion
Friday, 20th June 2003
by Ryan McGill
''August 2002: Newcastle Utd (a), Arsenal (h), Fulham (a), Charlton (h)

August 2003: Preston (a), Sheffield Utd (h), Rotherham (a), Bradford (h)..''

Transfer Debate
Tuesday, 10th June 2003
by Matt McDonald
''The media are simply doing their 'lets pick on the relegated team' bit by bandying around a load of bullsh*t...''

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