Latest Articles

The EGM: a review
The main points of today's Extraordinary General Meeting ...

Money money money
With the forthcoming EGM rapidly approaching IMOM takes an in depth look at the club's accounts.

Relegation speculation
Will they stay or will they go? Kit Robinson looks at recent transfer speculation ...

Hello, Division One
Division One, here we come. Now where the flamin' 'ell is Millmoor? Or the Priestfield? Read on ...

Down with the Baggies
Division One, here we come. So where do we go from here? Dan Borley looks into his crystal ball ...

Articles archive
Collective rantings and ravings from KUMB's merry band of readers since 1997 ...

Latest Reports

Brum 2 West Ham 2
They think it's all over - it is now. DW reports from St. Andrews on the day we went down ...

West Ham 1 Chelsea 0
And so it goes to the wire ... Gordon Thrower reports from a delirious Boleyn ....

West Ham 1 Boro 0
It ain't over til it's over ... James Dawson, Gordon Thrower and Nick Homer report from the Boleyn ...

Bolton 1 West Ham 0
Masochists read on ... Romford and Robert Jones report from the Reebok Stadium.

West Ham 2 Villa 2
A draw with Villa - for a change. Gordon Thrower reports on a disappointing afternoon.


KUMB 02/03 Awards
The sixth annual KUMB awards - you voted in 9 categories to decide the very best and worst of the season ...

What a rotten song
Knees Up Mother Brown - we all know the song, but where does it come from? Dave Challoner investigates ...



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 07 Jun 03 [07:00]
Hammers midfielder Joe Cole has been voted West Ham United's Player of the Season by readers of KUMB in this year's annual site awards.

Sintra the groove
07 Jun 03 [05:31]
KUMB's inaugural Daily Telegraph fantasy league competition has been won by Phil Sandy's 'Sintra' - although a strong challenge at the death from 'Rio's Academy' meant the result went right to the wire.

Brooking set for assistant role?
06 Jun 03 [12:08]
Former stand in manager Trevor Brooking is set to be drafted into a managerial role at West Ham - despite ruling out the position at the end of last season.

Roeder ready to go
06 Jun 03 [10:37]
Glenn Roeder has spoken for the first time since undergoing an operation to remove a brain tumour - and says he can't wait to get back to work.

Sven's digging Cole
03 Jun 03 [22:15]
England boss Sven Goran Eriksson has praised West Ham's captain Joe Cole after the midfielder scored the winning goal in tonight's international friendly against Serbia and Montenegro.

Cole and Brevett exonerated
03 Jun 03 [12:30]
The Greater Manchester Police have revealed that Hammers pair Joe Cole and Rufus Brevett will not be charged with any offence following the melee which followed West Ham's 1-0 defeat against Bolton at the Reebok Stadium in April.

Ferdinand quashes speculation
02 Jun 03 [19:42]
Hammers striker Les Ferdinand - or more accurately perhaps, 'ex-striker' - has quashed speculation that he is about to sign for a Premiership club instead of renewing his deal at Upton Park.

Hammers to face Swedish champs
30 May 03 [14:32]
West Ham are lining up Swedish champions Djurgårdens IF as one of their opponents on the forthcoming tour of Sweden, KUMB can reveal.

Kanoute agent hints at move
30 May 03 [11:03]
Willie McKay, agent for Hammers striker Freddie Kanoute has hinted that his client could be ready to sign for London neighbours Tottenham within the next few days.

EGM: Board take 50% pay cut
29 May 03 [17:51]
Hammers chairman Terry Brown has revealed that he and his fellow directors of West Ham United PLC will take a 50% pay cut as a result of the club being relegated.

Brown dismisses Cole 'bid'
29 May 03 [17:29]
Hammers Chairman Terry Brown has dismissed rumours of a bid from London neighbours Chelsea for Hammers captain Joe Cole.

EGM: Board suffer 'no confidence' vote
29 May 03 [16:04]
Hammers chairman Terry Brown was given a clear message of 'no confidence' from supporters at today's EGM - despite the resolutions at the heart of the meeting being passed.

James set to stay?
28 May 03 [04:59]
David James - one of the favourites to leave Upton Park in the summer - could be set to stay at West Ham after all thanks to England boss Sven Goran Erikkson.

How Di Canio cost us £1.8m
25 May 03 [11:34]
Birmingham supremo David Gold has revealed how Paolo Di Canio's last minute equaliser at Birmingham on the final day of last season cost the Midlands outfit £1.8m in prize money.

Rush for shares as EGM approaches
24 May 03 [17:53]
Supporters of West Ham United have been taking advantage of a special share scheme in order to purchase a stake in the club in preparation for the forthcoming EGM.

Hammers confirm latest signing
23 May 03 [02:17]
Young Irish midfielder Daryl McMahon has become the latest player to commit himself to the Hammers fight to retain their Premiership status by accepting the club's offer of a new contract.

Brooking to stay - for now
22 May 03 [14:55]
Hammers Chairman Terence Brown has revealed that caretaker manager Trevor Brooking will remain in the post until Glenn Roeder has fully recovered from his recent operation.

Cole keeps options open
21 May 03 [15:21]
Hammers captain Joe Cole - one of the last players to comment on his immediate future - has refused to commit himself to West Ham's battle to retain Premiership status.

Cole takes KUMB writers award
20 May 03 [14:18]
Hammers midfielder Joe Cole has been voted the first KUMB writers Player of the Year, after topping our 2002/03 match report averages list.

6th Annual KUMB Awards
19 May 03 [18:55]
So here we are at the end of yet another long and arduous season ... the 2002/03 season may be one to forget all in all - nevertheless, there's still gongs a'plenty to be dished out in KUMB's sixth annual End of Season Awards ...

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