Hammer of Year Adrian would be a blow

Adrian_3164087bI heard it suggested on here that Adrian had staked a big claim for the Hammer of the Year award!

No reflection on the great man but I really hope that  turns out not to be the case as it will tell you a great deal more about our season than we want to know.

He’s had a great season – is everybody’s favourite Hammers  – and saved us on seen yesterday.

Yesterday he was seen in all his glory when flying to his left to save David Nugent’s penalty attempt and then there was the shoot-out winner!

But just as it tells you that your team has been very much on the back foot when the keeper is man of the match,  for him to become Player of the Year wouldn’t say much for the efforts of the team to become an attacking force.

So please not Adrian! However, having given him plenty of stick for many of his signings a vote of thanks to the manager for unearthing the guy.

My mind for Hammer of the Year was made up weeks ago and it goes to a man who has shown more passion and desire for the club in his first season than many before him.

Diafra Sakho’s goals, the way he conducted himself during the African Nations cup nonsense and his clear love of the club makes him an outright winner in my book.

Aaron Cresswell is a worthy runner-up thus proving the point that you don’t need to spend millions and millions to find great players even in 2015.



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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

11 comments on “Hammer of Year Adrian would be a blow

  1. One of Cresswell,Sakho & Adrian for me.But with a mention for Ginge & Kouyate as well.All five of these guys show the passion & commitment for our club a few others could do with taking as an example to them!But many have been decent,tomkins,jenkinson both not let us down either.Still think Nolan could be in with a squeek for hammer of the year 😉

  2. Kouyate for me for all around commitment in any position, if we can find another like him to replace Nolan our midfield will become immense,
    Adrien scoring the penalty will go down in hammer folklore but he does make some bad mistakes but with age he could be a great.
    Cresswell is a great asset but is not the finished product,
    Ginge win 100% effort of the year but again makes silly mistakes,
    Sakho great goals but needs more to his game and cannot play as a single forward,
    2 months ago Downing would probably been in with a shout but team shape has ruined that and his England career,

  3. Hammer of the year Kouyate (personal opinion). BUT yes, Kevin Santos Assis da Silva Anthony Nolan could be the final surprise.

  4. Sakho for me too

  5. Sakho for me,only just over Kouyate.Purely because without his goals our next highest scorers have 5 a piece.We would be right in the crap without him weighing in.But also he has a passion in him for the club,its great to see.

  6. Love it that you’ve changed your name to Prawn Sandwich! Highlight of my West Ham week! Lol Coyi

    • Haha,just paying my own humble tribute to hammer180 & his kind words about us yesterday regarding said type of sandwiches & Roy Keane 😀

  7. Prawn sandwich… Ahahahahaha… Conker’s comments alone made me laugh so much…

  8. Won’t change the truth by hoping he won’t be picked though, will it

  9. Surly Nolan is in with a chance hammer of the year for worst player and still get picked over better players.it is about time someone asked hippo head to his face why he insists on picking nolan.

  10. Bangkobill it’s a man crush thing and be going on for along time,
    That’s the problem when Nolan playing days are over ( last year ) BFS will have to retire or go into therphy and pick 10 man teams and demand his number is retired
    BFS is hurting Nolan by continuing to pick him and his reputation and career will be remembered by this and the next 2 years instead of the previous 6,

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