West Ham United FC legend Julian Dicks is a columnist here on KUMB.com. Julian shares his thoughts with the readers of Knees up Mother Brown on a regular basis via his weekly column, the latest of which begins with his thoughts on the transfer window - and one very peculiar situation involving WBA's Peter Odemwingie...
A veteran shot-stopper, a defensive fortress and a powerful midfield. What's missing? Goals.
So the transfer window circus continued on Thursday 24th January as Mo Diame confirms that he wants to stay at West Ham and Arsene Wenger echoes Big Sam's comments from the previous evening that they have not made an official approach for the midfielder.
Carlton Cole is in his seventh season at West Ham United, which makes him our second longest-serving player. With rumours of his exit surfacing again in this January transfer window, it got me thinking about our complicated relationship status with the misfiring striker.
A brief introduction: I am in my late thirties, was brought up in Ilford and have supported Liverpool - mainly from my sofa - since the early '80s because they were the glory team and my immigrant father (from Pakistan) followed no particular team. I went to watch football matches the moment I was on my own at university and past the age of being prevented to travel by a fearful mum, scared by the hooliganism she saw on TV at the time.
So Big Sam has been ‘done’ by the FA for misconduct, isn’t that a surprise? And once again they have shot the messenger rather than tried to tackle the real problem.
West Ham United FC legend Julian Dicks is a columnist here on KUMB.com. Julian shares his thoughts with the readers of Knees up Mother Brown on a regular basis via his weekly column, the latest of which begins with his thoughts on 2013, the transfer window - and the mooted sale of James Tomkins...
Cast your eye back 12 months to January 2012, when West Ham United were kicking off the second half of their nPower Championship season.
Before I start this condemnation of Manchester United’s pricing policy for away fans... it is only fair to mention that it cost Manchester City fans £49 to watch their side draw 0-0 at the Boleyn in November.
Matt Jarvis' recent interview with Attitude magazine has been a positive and constructive step for gay footballers in the English Premier League. Jarvis become only the third professional footballer to be on the cover of Attitude; David Beckham and Freddie Ljunberg having previously featured.