Hammer of the year poll hijacked by Turkish fans


Tore1A Claret and Hugh poll to gauge Hammer of the year was hijacked by Turkish football fans.

Gokhan Tore – only included as a joke – received over 934 votes from 2490 giving him 37% of the vote. The Turk, who is back in Istanbul recovery from surgery is worshipped  by Besiktas supporters.

Last week he told the Turkish press that his injury was caused by a team mate tackling him hard in training.

Michail Antonio picked up 877 votes with 35% of the votes while Obiang had 433 with 17%. Other Hammers accounted the remaining 11% of  votes.

It is obvious that Antonio remains the Hammers firm favourite to pick up the coveted Hammer of the year crown with Obiang getting the runner-up award if things don’t change.

The official West Ham vote is open to the public so let’s hope the Turkish fans don’t hijack that too or it could prove to be embarrassing.

Full Poll result on 2490 votes: P      

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  • Hammer64 says:

    It is an odd one. Bilic knew him as a player & these fans are not mugs. Perhaps we didn’t give him long enough. I know in the end he was a victim of the Hammer Injury Curse (called down by the Mighty Warnock in 2007 when we ‘cheated’ our way to safety ha ha) but I think that was after the decision to send him home wasn’t it? To be fair nobody much in the team was performing at that stage of the season, which can’t have helped him. Oh well,being West Ham it will come back to bite us. He will score against us for somebody.

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    I said before 64 i watched him quite a few times with a Turkish mate who had Turkish games live on some gadget of his.I really rated him for Besiktas when i saw him and my mate thought he was the business.Then he came here and was shyte.Its a weird one,maybe the Prem just isnt for him.
    I dont know im no talent scout 😁

  • John says:

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again Rads, ok sorry, but I was bloody excited when he joined, I thought he’d be awesome but he was seriously bad. I couldn’t believe how poor his first touch was. Guess that’s football.

    Thing is tho I don’t claim to have known. I really had no idea.

  • Innocuous Sparrow says:

    Is there any basis for claiming the poll was hijacked by Turkish fans? Maybe it was just regular Hammers’ fans having a bit of fun or even fans who believe that Tore is the HOTY.

  • We get to see country of origin of voters in the stats

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