Blowing Bubbles Awards 2014

Blowing Bubbles writers Lucy Woolford, Andrew Hosie, Thomas Johnson and Tim Holland give their votes for our 2013/2014 end of season awards

Player of the Season: Mark Noble

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LW: The award has to go to Mark Noble. His passion and commitment is undeniable and he has stood out in most games for me.

AH: Adrian. A player who took his chance and has become almost a cult hero, He has been a terrific player both on and off the pitch. Great performances have helped us pick up quite a few points.

TJ: Mark Noble. He has been our only consistent player this season.

TH: Dylan Tombides. This award should be given to someone who showed heart, courage and determination and Dylan showed in his battle by the bucket load.

Young Player of the Season: Dylan Tombides

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LW: It has to be Ravel Morrison. No other young player has the natural ability that he possesses.

AH: Dylan Tombides. A man who showed great courage and determination to make his way into the first team whilst battling cancer, The game has lost a fantastic talent.

TJ: Dylan Tombides. He was a great talent and a genuinely brilliant kid.

TH: Ravel Morrison. Given Sam’s reluctance to play youngsters it’s got to be Ravel. He hasn’t finished the season at the club but it’s quite telling that he has still been our best youngster this season.

Goal of the Season: Ravel Morrison v Spurs (A)

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LW: It’s not been the best season for quality goals has it? I’ll say Nolan’s first against Swansea at home. It was a pivotal game and a great finish after a good link up with Carroll. Nolan would probably also get second place for his acrobatic finish against Southampton in February too.

AH: Ravel Morrison. Who could forget the euphoria of that Sunday evening after we’d turned over Tottenham which was topped it off with a goal of exquisite quality from Ravel?

TJ: Ravel Morrison. The moment Ravel truly showed his potential when he scored at White Hart Lane.

TH: My vote is Ravel Morrison for his goal against Tottenham when he ran through the heart of their defence before finishing with a chip over Lloris, ensuring a memorable victory.

Best Team Performance of the Season: Tottenham 0 West Ham 3

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LW: Strangely enough, our stand out performances were probably games we didn’t win. The 0-0 at Stamford Bridge and defeat to Liverpool in April were really impressive. As a fan though, the most memorable was the league win at White Hart Lane, so I’ll have to say that.

AH: Tottenham 0 West Ham 3 – whether he fluked it or not, Sam Allardyce got the tactics right for this one. It’s just unfortunate he carried on with them way past their sell by date. There was no real hint of what was to come as the teams went in at half- time but the second half was one I watched in almost disbelief as the goals kept on coming.

TJ: Away to Chelsea. Getting a point from Stamford Bridge spurred the team on to collect four wins from a fabulous February.

TH: Our best performance for me was the League Cup win against Spurs.

Best Individual Performance of the Season: Adrian V Chelsea (A)

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LW: I‘d say Adrian at Chelsea was a high point. A 0-0 was a great result and it was mostly down to him that we walked away with a point. That was one of his earlier league appearances as well.

AH: I suppose it was Andy Carroll’s performance away to Sunderland, helping to settle nerves with a great header early on and providing an assist for Mohammed Diame. The poor results that followed show, in hindsight, how crucial it was to have Carroll in top form that night as that away victory was vital.

TJ: Adrian away at Chelsea. After a tough start to life between the posts in a West Ham shirt, Adrian truly came into his own in the nineteenth century performance at Chelsea, making many stunning saves including a stoppage time shot from our old friend Frank Lampard.

TH: Mark Noble v Cardiff City. A great game for the midfielder as 10 man West Ham won in South Wales with help from a late Noble goal.

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