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Articles by Tross

Blogs, random musings and general thoughts submitted by our readers since 1997.

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Time to engage
Tuesday, 14th May 2019
by Tross
''For decades, football had remained a sport with a pre-dominantly local, restricted audience, governed by the number of people who could enter the stadium. ..''

Hammers United: a fresh opportunity
Thursday, 28th March 2019
by Tross
''Longstanding KUMB contributor Tross explains why he intends to support 'Hammers United', a new independent fans initiative hoping to take the Board to task.....''

Selling Marko Arnautovic
Thursday, 10th January 2019
by Tross
''First off, if he were to be sold in January, Marko Arnautovic is comfortably a £60million player in this window - accordingly that somewhat narrows his list of potential suitors, given the price tag. ..''

United we stand
Monday, 12th February 2018
by Tross
''There seems to be momentum gathering to derail the forthcoming march and divide our support base at a time when unity is what will define us as supporters. ..''

Go north and multiply
Friday, 21st January 2011
by Tross
''I read todayís article on our plans for a move to the Olympic Stadium by old sourpuss, and felt a need to reply. Time has been a bit of a commodity for me of late, however if this particular piece was intent on riling me as a West Ham fan, it succeeded...''

The Academy: a fan's dream
Tuesday, 15th January 2008
by Tross
''As a story breaks regarding us showing interest in a young foreign talent so close to the recent media attention surrounding the failure of the English national team to qualify to the final stages under Mclaren, I thought I'd chip in with my first KUMB contribution of the year...''

Enjoy the ride
Sunday, 8th July 2007
by Tross
''Well with Blackpool opening the Infusion, Camelot opening the Knightmare, and Alton Towers for some time leading the pack with The Oblivion, it was always going to take something special to present a rollercoaster ride that had enough thrills and spills to take the crown in 2006/07. ..''

Sour Grapes?
Tuesday, 15th May 2007
by Tross
''Some may say, yet in the truest reflection of Aesopís Fables the purists amongst us will recount that the fox only feigned disdain for the grapes after he could not attain them. ..''

Your club needs you
Wednesday, 31st January 2007
by Tross
''With an untried back four, against a team who are undoubtedly on a roll at the moment, it was always going to be a tough night against Liverpool at the Boleyn last night...''

The time is now
Wednesday, 17th January 2007
by Tross
''After the goings on and wayward rumours and press reports of late, I really do despair at the reactive manner and almost sheep like behaviour being demonstrated by so many of my fellow West Ham United supporters...''

A Pardism too far
Monday, 11th December 2006
by Tross
''ďThatís not the sort of team I like to put out, if ever there is an examination of your togetherness your spirit and your character, its the way Bolton playĒÖÖAlan Pardew's post match statement after the home defeat to Wigan and prior to the now final game of his managerial reign which saw a gutless West Ham side go down 4-0 at the Reebok. ..''

The trouble with me
Tuesday, 31st October 2006
by Tross
''... is that I see straight through the smoke. ..''

Free at last, Free at last!
Tuesday, 23rd January 2001
by Tross
''Dear One and All,..''

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