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KUMB Readers' Awards XVIII: Vote Now!


Filed: Monday, 25th May 2015
By: Staff Writer


The polls are now open for the 18th annual KUMB.com Readers' Awards!

Between now and next Wednesday (27 May) we're asking you, our loyal readers to vote in this year's KUMB Awards. Starting way back in 1997, this year's poll consists once again of 12 categories - the full list of which is as follows:

KUMB.com Player of the Year
Young Player of the Year
Goal of the Season
Best Signing
Most Memorable Match
Most Improved Player
Most Missed
Podcast Guest of the Year

Worst Player of the Year
Worst Signing
Greatest Disappointment
Hackett of the Year


arrow Cast your votes in the 2014/15 KUMB Readers' Awards poll here!


KUMB Readers' Awards - Live!

The winners of all 12 categories will be revealed live at the KUMB Readers' Awards evening, which takes place at The Cow at Stratford Westfield on Thursday, 28th May in front of a live audience.



Star guests on the night are former Hammers Jimmy Walker and Rufus Brevett, both of whom will be available for questions and autographs. Tickets for the event are priced at 16.50 each, with all profits going to Cancer Research UK.

Buy tickets for the KUMB Awards here!



Frank McAvennie & Martin 'Mad Dog' Allen at the 2014 KUMB Awards



This Year's Nominees

The KUMB Awards began in 1997, when John Hartson was our very first Player of the Year. A full list of last season's winners - and the entrants in this year's categories - may be seen below:


2013/14 KUMB.com PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Mark Noble

2014/15 Nominees: All current first team squad members with a minimum of five first team appearances.


2013/14 YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Dylan Tombides

2014/15 Nominees: Oscar Borg; Reece Burke; Stephen Hendrie; Doneil Henry; Sam Howes; Elliot Lee; Reece Oxford; Josh Pask.


2013/14 GOAL OF THE SEASON - Ravel Morrison v Tottenham (a)

2014/15 Nominees: 23 Aug: Stewart Downing vs Crystal Palace (a, 3-1); 23 Aug: Mauro Zarate vs Crystal Palace (a, 3-1); 15 Sep: Enner Valencia vs Hull City (a, 2-2); 20 Sep: Diafra Sakho vs Liverpool (h, 3-1); 18 Oct: Enner Valencia vs Burnley (a, 3-1); 7 Dec: Diafra Sakho vs Swansea (h, 3-1); 10 Jan: Andy Carroll vs Swansea (a, 1-1); 8 Feb: Cheikhou Kouyate vs Man United (h, 1-1); 22 Feb: Diafra Sakho vs Tottenham (a, 2-2); 11 Apr: Aaron Cresswell vs Stoke City (h, 1-1).


2013/14 MOST MEMORABLE MATCH - Tottenham 0-3 West Ham Utd

2014/15 Nominees: 23 Aug: C Palace 1-3 West Ham Utd; 20 Sep: West Ham Utd 3-1 Liverpool; 18 Oct: Burnley 1-3 West Ham Utd; 25 Oct: West Ham Utd 2-1 Man City; 7 Dec: West Ham Utd 3-1 Swansea; 6 Jan: West Ham Utd (p) 2-2 Everton (FA Cup); 18 Jan: West Ham Utd 3-0 Hull City; 8 Feb: West Ham Utd 1-1 Man Utd; 22 Feb: Tottenham 2-2 West Ham Utd.


2013/14 BEST SIGNING - Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo

2014/15 Nominees: Morgan Amalfitano; Aaron Cresswell; Doneil Henry; Carl Jenkinson; Cheikhou Kouyate; Nene; Diego Poyet; Diafra Sakho; Alex Song; Enner Valencia; Mauro Zarate.


2013/14 MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - Matt Taylor

2014/15 Nominees: All current first team squad members with a minimum of five first team appearances.


2013/14 MOST MISSED - Dylan Tombides

2014/15 Nominees: Pablo Armero; Marco Borriello; Joe Cole; Jack Collison; Mohamed Diame; Alou Diarra; Roger Johnson; George McCartney; Ravel Morrison; Antonio Nocerino; Matthew Taylor; Ricardo Vaz Te.


2013/14 PODCAST GUEST OF THE YEAR - Ian Bishop

2014/15 Nominees: Ian Bishop; Jack Collison; Tony Cottee; Matthew Etherington; Stacey Little; Frank McAvennie; Trevor Sinclair; Dave Sullivan; Kosmo Vinyl; Jimmy Walker; Bianca Westwood.



Our 2013/14 Player of the Year Mark Noble thanks KUMB readers


2013/14 WORST PLAYER OF THE SEASON - Alou Diarra

2014/15 Nominees: All current first team squad members with a minimum of five first team appearances.


2013/14 WORST SIGNING OF THE SEASON - Mladen Petric

2014/15 Nominees: Morgan Amalfitano; Aaron Cresswell; Doneil Henry; Carl Jenkinson; Cheikhou Kouyate; Nene; Diego Poyet; Diafra Sakho; Alex Song; Enner Valencia; Mauro Zarate.


2013/14 GREATEST DISAPPOINTMENT - Our style of football

2014/15 Nominees: The post-Christmas slump in form; Defeat at West Brom in the FA Cup; No first-team investment during the January transfer window; Losing at home to Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup; Andy Carroll's ankles; The style of football; Resting key players during the Christmas programme; Lack of Academy players gaining first team experience; Failing to win at Anfield. Again.


2013/14 HACKETT OF THE YEAR - Chico Flores

2014/15 Nominees: Ross Barkley; Kevin Kilbane; Roy Hodgson; Mile Jedinak; The FA; Marouane Fellaini; Jon Moss; Louis Van Gaal; The thieves who stole Kenny Brown's Cup Winners' Cup winners medal.


arrow Cast your votes in the 2013/14 KUMB Readers' Awards poll now!

Buy tickets for the 2015 KUMB Awards Live! show here!





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