Leroy: My Hammer of the Year


leroylogoI have no doubt in my mind at all who should be voted Hammer of the Year – AARON CRESSWELL!

He’s been an ever-present in the team since the first game of the season and has performed brilliantly in the main ever since.

He’s had a couple of iffy performances in recent weeks but in a first season out of the Championship he has performed incredibly well and I have total admiration for the way he’s handled things.

To arrive from Ipswich for £3.5 million and take to the Premier League like a duck to water is a fantastic achievement.

He has been consistently good going forward and has no doubt benefited from being given such an extended run.

Whilst most of the other teams towards the top have been switching their back four players, Aaron has matured to the point where he is already being discussed as England material.

There have been other great performers this season notably Diafra Sakho and it’s a tough choice but when asked, Aaron’s name was the first to pop into my head.

He’s going to the top and his switch to Upton Park was a tremendous piece of business!

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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!"

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  • tony says:

    ever-present. Now there’s something you don’t normally hear nowadays.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Couldn’t agree more, Adrian has also been excellent and as you mentioned Sakho has been a revelation.

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