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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...''

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. ..''

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