Here follows a transcript of the speech given by KUMB.com Editor Graeme Howlett to those attending Hammers United's anti-board protest at the Olympic Park on Saturday, 18 January 2020...
On New Year's Eve it was announced that supporters' group Hammers United would be staging a protest against the club's current owners and their stewardship of the club.
It's getting on for 49 years since West Ham were sent tumbling out of the FA Cup by Blackpool, on a cold January day.
It's fair to say that West Ham have been particularly hard done by during matches against Manchester United over the years.
At last - the new season is upon us!
The summer transfer window has closed with West Ham United having made no less than TEN new signings.
Popular manager Slaven Bilic was sacked by West Ham on Monday after two-and-a-half years at the helm.
For many West Ham supporters, following the club is an easy decision.
Last night a group of representatives from various West Ham United websites, blogs and YouTube channels met with vice chair Karren Brady to discuss the ongoing situation at the Olympic Stadium.
Given the many issues which have arisen since the club moved lock, stock and barrel to Stratford in the summer, if often appears as if there's nothing positive to say about the Olympic Stadium.
Tony Carr MBE officially left West Ham United FC today after 50 years' service at the club.
Christmas is of course a family affair - so we asked Dave Sullivan, son of West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan to tell us how he and the family will be celebrating the big day!
18 years ago this month Knees up Mother Brown - the online West Ham fanzine, as it was then known - took its first tentative steps on the World Wide Web.
On the day that Slaven Bilic was appointed as the new manager of West Ham United, we asked the KUMB Writers for their views on the appointment.
We spoke to ex-Rokerite Colin Randall of Salut Sunderland! for his thoughts ahead of this weekend's clash at the Stadium of Light...
Over the course of the past nine months, KUMB Editor Graeme Howlett has been writing a weekly diary for Echo newspapers.
On May 2nd 1964, West Ham United won the FA Cup for the first time by beating Preston North End at Wembley. 50 years on, seven KUMB members share their recollections of one of the most momentous days in the club's history...
Join us as we cast our eyes back at previous encounters between West Ham and tonight's opponents and pick our three favourite games...
In the first article of a new KUMB.com series, we cast our eyes back at previous encounters between West Ham and tonight's opponents and pick our three favourite games...
To become a professional and make a living out of competition in business or in sport, it usually means investing high stakes to challenge those at the top of their game.
West Ham have been involved in some right old ding-dongs in the League Cup over the years...
After an encouraging 10th place finish in the Premier League last season, the Hammers' 3000/1 dreams of a title are almost certainly already over.
Hammers fans will hardly be fooled by the cynical attempt by Stoke City to reinvent themselves as a less Orc-like outfit. Cautious Bubbles will be wearing their specially-designed flak jackets and anti-aircraft shields as the pugnacious Potters arrive in search of Premier League points, and failing that just a good on-pitch rumble.
15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the most memorable articles we've published over the years, ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign.
15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - took it's first tentative steps on an embryonic world wide web. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the best articles to appear on our website over the years ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign.
15 years ago this month, KUMB.com - then known simply as 'Knees up Mother Brown' - first went online. To celebrate this inauspicious occasion we will be reproducing some of the best articles to appear on our website over the years ahead of the new 2012/13 Premier League campaign.
West Ham are back in the Championship play-offs for the first time in seven years. But how does the class of 2012 compare to the Final-winning side of 2006?
All West Ham United supporters will become Coventry City fans this weekend - temporarily, at least - when the Sky Blues face Southampton at St Mary's.
West Ham's demolition of Brighton on Saturday was only the second time in the last 20 years that the Irons have scored six goals in a competitive fixture.
Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With eight years having passed since - during which time we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events.
On Saturday afternoon, prior to West Ham United's 2-1 nPower Championship win over Nottingham Forest that took Sam Allardyce's side to the top of the table for the first time this season, it was confirmed that James Tomkins had signed a lucrative four-year contract with an option for a further year.
It's 40 years this week since West Ham were sent tumbling out of the FA Cup by Blackpool.
Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which time we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events.
Against a backdrop of recession and few prospects, the Casuals emerged from the early 1980's to become the folk-devils of their time. KUMB recently caught up with author, publisher and producer Cass Pennant to chat about 'Casuals' - the new movie from Urban Edge Films.
Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of new memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events.
Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of the more recent events.
Last week, West Ham United's match day announcer Jeremy Nicholas released his latest book entitled 'Mr Moon Has Left The Stadium'.
The 24 teams taking place in next season's Championship have finally been decided. Join us as we take a look at all of West Ham's 23 opponents...
With Sam Allardyce set to be confirmed as West Ham United's 14th full-time manager, we decided to take the opportunity to examine some of the more obvious fears regarding the former Bolton manager's tactical approach to the game.
Back in 2004, readers of KUMB.com voted for their greatest West Ham moments. With seven years having passed since - during which we've witnessed a number of memorable occasions, matches and goals - we decided to revisit the list in order to include some of these more recent events.
88 years ago today West Ham faced Bolton in the first ever FA Cup Final staged at the new Wembley Stadium.
With the news that the once-reliable Herita Ilunga is considering a loan move to the third-tier of English football with Sheffield Wednesday, we ask: 'just what is it with full-backs at West Ham?'
KUMB.com sat down with Olympic Project Director Ian Tompkins earlier this week in order to get up to spec on the club's latest plans for the move to Stratford. Here's a brief summary of the ensuing conversation.
West Ham have booked their place in the last four of the League Cup for the eighth time since the competition's inception at the beginning of the 1960s.
With the World Cup now in full flow, why not take a break from the constant monotonous drone of the vuvezela and join KUMB as we take a look back at every foreign player to feature in the famous claret and blue (and some who didn't).
Avram Grant was appointed as West Ham United's 13th full time manager earlier today. Join KUMB.com as we take a look back at his career to date...
So on Monday we face the Team That Doesn't Care About Us for a fifth time in the last calendar year - and quite frankly, it's about time we put one over on them.
So it's our old friends Arsenal once again in the FA Cup.
Join KUMB.com for a new regular feature as we take a look back at a game from days gone by against our forthcoming opponents.
Violence erupted outside the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday night as West Ham and Millwall fans clashed in the streets having been given the opportunity to meet once again courtesy of the Carling Cup second round draw.
If Gianfranco Zola isn’t smiling, you know something is up at West Ham.
As the debate on Alan Curbishley's future rages, three KUMB.com members give their reasons why he should not remain in charge next season - whilst another remains firmly on the fence.
As the debate on Alan Curbishley's future rages, three KUMB.com members give their reasons why he should remain in charge next season.
With West Ham's season all but over, KUMB takes a close look at all of Harry Redknapp's signings since last summer and asks - have we really improved?
Chairman Terry looks at the club's latest accounts...
Last night Harry Redknapp sensationally revealed that West Ham United had finally agreed to sell Rio Ferdinand to Leeds for a British record transfer fee of £18m. We take a look back at how KUMB has followed the 'Rio to Leeds' saga, starting back in April, and ending up last night with the news that every Hammers fan had been dreading.
A quite forgettable game at the London Stadium saw West Ham and Everton share the points as the sides drew 1-1.
West Ham United were cruelly robbed of a point as a stoppage time Snodgrass equaliser was ruled out thanks to this year's ludicrous new handball rule.
Manuel Pellegrini's tenure as West Ham manager ended as the Hammers slumped to yet another defeat at the London Olympic Stadium.
An Aaron Cresswell goal was good enough to secure a famous win at Stamford Bridge - West Ham's first at Chelsea since September 2002.
West Ham United missed the chance to go third in the league but came away with a hard-fought point in a back and forth game at Villa Park.
West Ham's pre-season programme ended in defeat after United lost a penalty shootout against visitors Bilbao in today's annual Betway Cup fixture.
West Ham were behind on three seperate occasions but still managed to win by two clear goals in their latest pre-season friendly against Hertha Berlin.
West Ham returned to winning ways following back-to-back defeats in China last week with a narrow victory at Craven Cottage against Championship side Fulham.
West Ham ended the Asia Trophy with the wooden spoon after going down 1-0 to Premier League relegation favourites Newcastle in Shanghai.
West Ham are out of the Asia Trophy after falling to a heavy defeat against tournament favourites Manchester City.
Manuel Pellegrini may be slowly effecting change at West Ham but the same old deficiencies remain glaringly obvious.
West Ham completed their first Premier League home win against Arsenal in 13 years - and it was a very special goal that won the game.
A Marko Arnautovic brace saved a point for Manuel Pellegrini's below-par Hammers against Brighton at the Olympic Stadium tonight.
West Ham ended 2018 in disappointing fashion with a 2-0 defeat at Turf Moor against struggling Burnley.
Felipe Anderson's inspired second half brace was enough to secure West Ham's FIFTH win of the month as United returned to the top half of the table.
West Ham fell to a first defeat in five at the hands of Watford at the Olympic Stadium this afternoon.
West Ham recorded a fourth successive Premier League win for the first time in five years as Fulham became the latest victims of Manuel Pellegrini's resurgent side.
West Ham United returned to winning ways this afternoon with a comprehensive victory against Burnley in Stratford.
West Ham will have to wait until 2019 for another crack at the Carabao Cup after Tottenham won the battle of the reserves in Stratford tonight.
Ten men West Ham were denied all three points at the King Power Stadium by a very late and very lucky deflection.
West Ham are back in trouble after falling to a sixth Premier League defeat in nine against Tottenham in Stratford this afternoon.
West Ham's four-game unbeaten run came to a disappointing end as Glenn Murray's early goal was enough to condemn Manuel Pellegrini's side to their first defeat in five games.
West Ham United eased to a second win in four days thanks to an excellent opening 45 minutes at the Olympic Stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini's team of reserves and Academy hopefuls secured the club's biggest victory in 35 years as they brushed aside a hapless Macclesfield Town side at the Olympic Stadium.
West Ham secured their first clean sheet of the new season thanks to a goalless draw against Chelsea in Sunday lunchtime's big London derby.
West Ham are off the bottom of the Premier League after picking up their first league win of the season.
West Ham slumped to a fourth successive Premier League defeat as newly-promoted Wolves snatched all three points in Stratford with an injury time winner.
West Ham are through to the third round of the Carabao Cup thanks to two late goals against a ten-man Wimbledon side.
It was a much-improved performance from West Ham but the same disappointing outcome as Manuel Pellegrini's side slumped to a third successive Premier League defeat at The Emirates.
West Ham fell to back-to-back defeats as a second successive Premier League campaign begins with two reversals.
West Ham came crashing back down to earth with a bang as Manuel Pellegrini's new-look squad were thrashed by Liverpool at Anfield.adium.
West Ham ended the 2017/18 season in 13th spot following a comprehensive last day defeat of Everton at the Olympic Stadium.
West Ham missed an opportunity to give themselves a genuine chance of a top half finish at the Olympic Stadium tonight as Manchester Utd guaranteed runners-up spot in the Premier League.
West Ham's Premier League status has been all but guaranteed thanks to a comfortable win at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.
West Ham conceded three goals or more for the NINTH time since David Moyes succeeded Slaven Bilic as manager, as they fell to yet another demoralising heavy defeat at home.
A late second half collapse saw West ham fall to a predictable defeat at The Emirates this lunchtime.
West Ham's run without a home win against Stoke stretched to six matches tonight - but it could have been so much worse.
A late Javier Hernandez equaliser was enough to lift West Ham SIX points clear of the relegation zone as West Ham held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
West Ham moved five points clear of the relegation zone with a thoroughly convincing 3-0 win against fellow strugglers Southampton at the Olympic Stadium this afternoon.
A Mark Noble penalty was enough to earn West Ham a point in this evening's mid-table battle against Crystal Palace.
Full report to follow soon...
West Ham squeezed through to the 4th round of this year's FA Cup by the narrowest of margins thanks to a senior debut goal for central defender Reece Burke.
Report to follow.
West Ham were denied all three points by a hugely controversial referee's decision at the Vitality Stadium this afternoon.
An under-strength West Ham exited the Carabao Cup with barely a whimper at The Emirates tonight, going down to a first half Danny Welbeck strike.
It's taken 17 games and four months to get there, but West Ham finally have a Premier League away win in season 2017/18.
West Ham were denied a second consecutive derby victory by the width of a crossbar at the Olympic Stadium tonight.
West Ham eased their relegation worries with an unexpected - but fully deserved - win against Chelsea in this afternoon's big London derby.
The David Moyes experiment is proving to be rather less successful than hoped after West Ham fell to yet another humiliating defeat at the hands of fellow strugglers Everton tonight.
The appointment of David Moyes failed to lift West Ham out of the doldrums as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at Vicarage Road this afternoon.
West Ham threw away two points with virtually the final kick of the game at Selhurst Park this afternoon.
West Ham are through to the last eight of the Carabao Cup after producing a stunning comeback against Tottenham at Wembley.
It's less than four weeks since Diafra Sakho flew himself to France in order to push through a transfer deadline day move to Rennes.
Slaven Bilic's second string eased their way through to the next stage of the Carabao Cup with a comprehensive victory against Championship side Bolton at the Olympic Stadium tonight.
Wanted. Captain and tactician to give rudderless underachieving Premier League football team. Must have kicking own players up the backside skills.
Slaven Bilic's side featured all four key summer signings on the day - but still failed miserably to cope with a far superior City side in Reykjavik this afternoon.
A strong West Ham XI were nearly embarrassed by minnows Altona 93 on the latest leg of their pre-season programme.
(Werder Bremen win 3-2 on aggregate)
West Ham's first of two games in 24 hours against Werder Bremen ended in defeat thanks to a first half strike from Johannes Eggestein.
Goals From Manual Lanzini and Ashley Fletcher were enough to secure a first win of pre-season for Slaven Bilic's Hammers.
West Ham have extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to four games after securing a point with a goalless draw at The Britannia Stadium.
There were few thrills and spills at the Olympic Stadium this afternoon as West Ham produced their first goalless draw since moving to Stratford.
They may be two of the Premier League's poorest sides based on recent form, but at least Sunderland and West Ham managed to produce a reasonably-entertaining affair at the Stadium of Light.
West Ham are facing a battle against relegation after going down 3-0 at the Emirates against Arsenal.
West Ham were taken to the cleaners on the South Coast this afternoon as Slaven Bilic's side went down to a 90th-minute strike from Josh King.
A mistake either side of the break cost West Ham dearly in tonight's London derby at the Olympic Stadium.
West Ham failed to turn their superiority into goals at Watford tonight - but could count themselves extremely unlucky to leave Vicarage Road with only one point.
West Ham are back in the upper half of the Premier League table tonight after winning a third away game in four at St Mary's this afternoon.
West Ham were humbled and humiliated for the second time in a matter of weeks at the hands of Manchester City at the Olympic Stadium tonight.
West Ham are back into the top half of the Premier League for the first time since August thanks to an Andy Carroll brace and a debut strike from Jonathan Calleri.
West Ham's season is all but over in the first week of January, after Slaven Bilic's side were humiliated in front of their own fans against a rampant Man City.
It certainly wasn't pretty, but West Ham delivered three vital points on a nervy night in east London.
A Dimitri Payet free kick and another goal for the club's leading scorer Michail Antonio were enough to secure what could yet prove to be an important point at Anfirled this afternoon.
Slaven Bilic pulled no punches when asked to assess his team's abject performance in today's London derby against Arsenal.
West Ham are out of the EFL Cup after suffering a heavy defeat at Old Trafford tonight.
Diafra Sakho's first goal of the campaign- the first by any West Ham striker this season - was good enough to earn a point for Slaven Bilic's strugglers at Old Trafford this afternoon.
Match report coming soon!
West Ham's four game unbeaten run came to and end at Goodison Park this afternoon - as Romelu Lukaku continued his amazing goalscoring run against United.
West Ham secured all three points at the Olympic Stadium against Sunderland this afternoon - with virtually the last kick of the game.
Goal of the Season? You may as well end the competition now.
A full match report will follow soon...
West Ham's defensive frailties were exposed for all to see as a previously goal-shy Albion ran riot at the Hawthorns this afternoon.
West Ham slipped to a third defeat in four at the hands of Watford this afternoon - despite having led 2-0 at one stage.
There were to be no repeats of last season's heroics as West Ham were soundly beaten by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon.
Of all the things West Ham could have taken with them from the Boleyn Ground to the Olympic Stadium, humiliating Cup defeats was probably not particularly high on the agenda.
West Ham marked their first ever Premier League fixture at the Olympic Stadium with a win - albeit a late one.
West Ham are in pole position at the halfway stage in their Europa League clash with Astra after drawing the first leg 1-1 in Romania tonight.
Diego Costa grabbed an 89th-minute winner for Chelsea in tonight's Premier League opener at Stamford Bridge on a night when he could - and perhaps should - have been booked FOUR times.
West Ham succumbed to defeat in their final match of pre-season against Italian champions Juventus at the Olympic Stadium this afternoon.
After many months of legal wrangling, bitter disputes and much public outrage, the Olympic Stadium finally opened its doors to West Ham United tonight.
West Ham were lucky to take a one-goal deficit into next week's second leg after a turgid display by Slaven Bilic's side in Llubjana tonight.
A full match report wil follow shortly...
West Ham's woeful pre-season continued in Austria this afternoon as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat against Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan.
An entertaining pre-season friendly ended in stalemate as FC Slovacko came from two down with just five minutes to play to earn a share of the spoils.
West Ham ended their brief tour of the US with an entertaining yet rain-interrupted game against the Railhawks in North Carolina this morning.
West Ham's US tour began with a resounding defeat at the hands of MLS Western Conference outfit Seattle Sounders at the CenturyLink Field this morning.
West Ham United's thoroughly-encouraging season ended in disappointing fashion after Stoke came from behind to steal all three points at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon.
Francesco Guidolin's Swansea City became the first team to beat West Ham at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League since August 2015 when they all but ended West Ham's slim hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
West Ham United's run of games without a win extended to four on Sunday afternoon following a disappointing draw at home to West Bromwich Albion at the Boleyn Ground.
West Ham's faint hopes of securing a European spot remain alive tonight after a 3-1 win against a distinctly lacklustre Watford at the Boleyn Ground.
Jamie Vardy became the 18th player this season to be sent off in a fixture involving West Ham United as title-chasing Leicester held United to a 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium.
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West Ham are out of the FA Cup after falling to a disappointing defeat at home to Manchester United tonight.
Dimitri Payet exacted revenge on James McCarthy and Everton in the perfect manner - by scoring a last-minute winner at Goodison Park this afternoon.
West Ham denied their North London neighbours the chance to go top of the Premier League at the Boleyn Ground tonight as Michail Antonio's early strike secured a vital three points for Slaven Bilic's side.
West Ham extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five games - albeit in rather fortuitous circumstances against ten men Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Dimitri Payet will take all the plaudits once again after having a hand in both of West Ham's goals at Carrow Road this afternoon.
Ten years ago this May, Alan Pardew's West Ham had the FA Cup snatched out of their hands when Steven Gerrard scored a last-gasp equaliser in circumstances that have never sat well with United fans.
West Ham slumped to a disappointing defeat at the hands of Southampton this afternoon - despite enjoying a man advantage for much of the second half.
West Ham's patience and persistence ultimately paid dividends against a rudderless Aston Villa at the Boleyn this afternoon as Slaven Bilic's team continued their march up the table with a comfortable 2-0 win.
West Ham came crashing back down to earth at St James' Park with a disappointing defeat at the hands of relegation-threatened Newcastle United, as Steve McLaren finally got the better of his opposite number.
West Ham are firmly back in the hunt for Europe after a third successive Premier League win against Bournemouth tonight.
Nikica Jelavic's first competitive goal in a claret and blue shirt proved to be a match winner as West Ham squeezed past Championship side Wolves at the Boleyn in this afternoon's FA Cup third round tie.
West Ham were denied the opportunity to record their first win in eight games deep into injury time.
West Ham enjoyed just 27 per cent of possession against relegation-threatened Swansea at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon - but still did enough to earn another valuable Premier League point on the road.
Match report to follow soon.
West Ham fell to their worst derby day defeat against Spurs since March 2008 after going down 4-1 at White Hart Lane this afternoon.
West Ham are out of the Capital One Cup at the first attempt after falling to Andy King's late late winner.
West Ham completed one of the most unlikely trebles at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon as they followed up wins at Arsenal and Liverpool with another three points against the current league leaders.
How do you explain a defensive performance that bad?
Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate may have struck the goals that secured West Ham's first win at the Emirates since 2007 - but it was a home grown youngster who took all the plaudits after the game.
West Ham are out of the Europa League after the club effectively threw tonight's game by fielding a second string side.
West Ham will have to recall the spirit of Metz if they are to proceed any further in this year's Europa League.
Full match report to follow shortly.
It took a late, late James Tomkins effort to save face for West Ham on Slaven Bilic's home debut against Maltese outfit Birkirkara at the Boleyn tonight.
West Ham are through to the second qualifying round of the Europa League after completing a second win over FC Lusitanos within a week.
West Ham enjoyed a comfortable win against the minnows from Andorra at the Boleyn Ground tonight - although it could have been by a far more comprehensive margin.
West Ham slumped to a predictable defeat at the Etihad Stadium this afternoon, extending their winless run on the road to eight games.
Minute 15. Minute 27. Minute 75. Minute 93.
Nine-man West Ham defied the odds to hang on for a point against high-flying Southampton at a chilly St Mary's tonight.
West Ham were cruelly denied all three points against Manchester Utd at the Boleyn this afternoon by an equaliser deep into added-on time.
West Ham's long wait for a win at Anfield is on the back-burner for another year after two second half goals did for a woefully-understrength Hammers side.
"We're in the hat - and that's what matters", declared Sam Allardyce after his West Ham United side beat Bristol City 1-0 in their FA Cup tie at Ashton Gate on Sunday afternoon.
West Ham United recorded their first win of 2015 inside 90 minutes thanks to a spirited second half performance at the Boleyn this afternoon.
(West Ham win 9-8 on penalties)
West Ham have to do it all over again after they were denied passage into the fourth round of the FA Cup by an injury-time equaliser from Romelu Lukaku at Goodison Park tonight.
West Ham stumbled to their first point of the Christmas program with a low-key performance against struggling West Brom at the Boleyn this afternoon.
West Ham will spend Christmas in the Champions League spots after seeing off struggling Leicester City at the Boleyn this afternoon.
Sam Allardyce was far from happy at the decision to award Sunderland a first half penalty - but could have been rueing a second had referee Phil Dowd not blundered again.
It wasn't pretty and the purists won't be happy - but another three priceless points keep Big Sam's happy Hammers in the hunt for Europe.
West Ham extended their unbeaten run to four games after coming back from a two goal deficit to rescue a point at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon.
West Ham United's unbeaten away record ended at Old Trafford this afternoon - albeit in the most controversial of circumstances.
(Sheffield Utd win 5-4 on penalties)
Report to follow soon...
West Ham's final away appearance of pre-season ended disappointingly as Sam Allardyce's team were well beaten by Spanish side Malaga in Gelsenkirchen.
(West Ham win 7-6 on penalties)
West Ham held hosts Schalke to a goalless draw at the Veltins-Arena this afternoon before winning a dramatic penalty shootout.
The tour of New Zealand may have been a huge PR success but on every other front it has proved to be little short of a disaster.
West Ham United remain without a win in pre-season after suffering a surprise defeat in the first leg of the Football United tour.
West Ham laboured to a second successive pre-season draw at Portman Road tonight against an industrious Ipswich Town.
West Ham narrowly avoided an embarrassing pre-season defeat thanks to two late goals from Matt Jarvis and Stewart Downing.
West Ham fell to back-to-back defeats for the first time in 2014 after throwing away an early advantage at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon.
Chelsea may have enjoyed 38 efforts on goal at Stamford Bridge tonight, but the only statistic of importance is that which lists a big fat zero in the 'goals scored' column.
Match report to follow soon...
West Ham were predictably beaten at Old Trafford this afternoon as normal away service was resumed.
West Ham United are the final London club standing in this season's Capital One Cup after seeing off Tottenham in tonight's big capital derby.
That first win at Anfield since 1963 remains a pipe-dream after West Ham were brushed aside by an ebullient Liverpool this afternoon...
West Ham slumped to a miserable defeat away to bottom of the table Crystal Palace - and once again, a hugely controversial decision cost the Hammers dear.
Sam Allardyce can breathe a sigh of relief tonight - which is more than can be said for Fulham boss Martin Jol.
West Ham are heading for another relegation battle following a dreadful second half performance at Carrow Road.
West Ham's desperate lack of firepower was all too evident on a night when a second half effort from Rafa was enough to secure victory for Braga.
A second half brace from Ravel Morrison helped West Ham to a morale-boosting victory against one of Portugal's 'big three'.
Full match report to follow soon...
West Ham secured a fourth successive pre-season victory thanks to a 2-1 win against League One Colchester United last night.
West Ham eased to a third successive pre-season win in the sunshine at Bournemouth this afternoon.
West Ham secured a second successive pre-season friendly win after coasting to victory against non-league Boreham Wood tonight.
West Ham's pre-season got off to a flying start here in Cork tonight as Big Sam's boys thrashed their hosts by six goals to two.
A Kevin Mirallas brace was enough to condemn West Ham United to their traditional defeat on Merseyside.
West Ham United were predictably - yet narrowly - beaten at the City of Manchester stadium in today's early kick off.
Andy Carroll's fifth goal of the season was enough to earn West Ham a share of the spoils in today's Premier League clash at Southampton.
West Ham are 90 minutes away from Wembley after producing a thoroughly professional performance in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi final in Wales tonight.
West Ham are up to fourth in the Championship after just about doing enough to see off the challenge of Darren Ferguson's Peterborough.
West Ham United strolled to victory at the City Ground this afternoon with a throughly professional performance.
West Ham United are out of the Carling Cup after being embarrassed at home by League Two side Aldershot Town.
Avram Grant's side is rooted to the bottom of the Premier League after going down 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
West Ham remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League after a predicatable defeat at the City of Manchester stadium this afternoon.
West Ham's recent run of good form is a distant memory after they went down 3-0 at Bolton this afternoon.
A second half defensive collapse saw the Hammers slip back into the bottom three of the Premier League.
West Ham were sent tumbling out of the FA Cup by a combination of anti-football and a referee straight out of the Keith Hackett school of officialdom.
Can we play you every week... West Ham are through to the FA Cup quarter finals after recording their first five-goal haul since beating tonight's opponents at the Boleyn back in 2009.
An astonishing game of football at the Hawthorns has finished in stalemate after West Ham came from 3-0 down to snatch a point in this afternoon's Premier League clash.
An accomplished performance at both ends of the pitch was enough to lift West Ham off the bottom of the Premier League.
A sadly familiar second half collapse - combined with a tie-turning refereeing decision - saw West Ham tumble out of the Carling Cup tonight.
An injury time equaliser from Marouane Felliani has denied West Ham a second Premier League away win of the season.
West Ham suffered a second successive heavy Premier League defeat - on a day when on-field proceedings were overshadowed by speculation surrounding the future of manager Avram Grant.
A comedy goal from Carlton Cole was enough to give the Hammers a slender lead to take into the Carling Cup semi final, second leg 15 days from now.
Was the productive Christmas period merely a false dawn? West Ham returned to their bad old ways with a good old-fashioned hammering at St James Park tonight.
West Ham recorded their first away win in the Premier League since August 2009 with a comprehensive victory against fellow strugglers Fulham at Craven Cottage this lunchtime.
Supersub Junior Stanislas' second half strike earned what could be a precious point for West Ham on a bitterly cold afternoon in the North West.
West Ham are now four points adrift of safety after going down 3-1 at home to title-chasers Man City at the Boleyn this afternoon.
West Ham are back at the bottom of the Premier League after going down at the Stadium of Light to Jordan Henderson's first half strike.
West Ham are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League - and Avram Grant under serious pressure - after United succumbed meekly to another Anfield defeat.
West Ham threw away a priceless lead for the second time in a week as they failed to beat newly-promoted West Brom at the Boleyn tonight.
West Ham threw away a glorious chance to record their first league win away from home since August 2009 at St Andrews this afternoon.
West Ham extended their unbeaten run to five games courtesy of a 1-1 draw at Molineux this afternoon - but should really have been celebrating a win.
West Ham are through to the next round of the Carling Cup after recording their first away win since last August.
Scott Parker's first half strike was enough to earn West Ham their first point of the season at the Brittania Stadium this afternoon.
West Ham United sunk to a predictable defeat in this evening's Premier League fixture at Old Trafford.
Avram Grant's side look like facing another long, hard season after they were trounced 3-0 by a managerless Aston Villa this afternoon.
United's barren run at Anfield continues for at least another year after a predictable defeat on Merseyside.
Gianfranco Zola's side finally showed signs of the battling qualities they'll need to stave off the threat of relegation at Goodison Park this afternoon.
West Ham slumped ever closer to the relegation zone after going down to a goal at either end of the game at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.
The Irons' wretched away form continued at Stamford Bridge with a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea.
Gianfranco Zola's dismal record against 'the top four' continues unabated as United went down 3-0 to the reigning league champions at Old Trafford tonight.
West Ham United blew a string of chances to build an unassailable lead before conceding a late equaliser in tonight's Premier League clash with Portsmouth.
A superb defensive performance at Villa Park this afternoon saw West Ham move out of the relegation zone.
West Ham are out of the FA Cup after conceding two late goals at the Boleyn Ground this afternoon.
A battling second half display by West Ham United wasn't enough to prevent a fifth successive defeat against near neighbours Tottenham at White Hart Lane this afternoon.
The Irons moved out of the relegation zone with a relatively comfortable 2-0 win over a rudderless Pompey side at the Boleyn this afternoon.
Another errow-strewn performance condemned Gianfranco Zola's side to a second successive away defeat.
A second half striker by former Hammer Lee Bowyer was enough to send the Irons tumbling to yet another defeat.
Gianfranco Zola's West Ham United grabbed what could prove to be a vital point in a thrilling encounter at the KC Stadium this afternoon - but should have taken all three.
West Ham are back in the bottom three of the Premier League after going down 2-1 at home to Everton this afternoon.
West Ham United are now in serious trouble after falling to a fourth consecutive away defeat at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon.
West Ham ended their trip to China with a win against locan side Beijing Guoan at the Worker's Stadium this morning.