Who is your Hammer of the Year?

Who is your 2012/13 Hammer of the Year? It is time for you, our loyal West Ham United supporters, to decide.

Will Mark Noble's midfield prowess see him retain the award? Will Winston Reid's defensive strength and consistency win the day? Has Mohamed Diame's non-stop running done enough to win your vote? If not, maybe captain Kevin Nolan's leadership, Jussi Jaaskelainen's flying saves or Andy Carroll's towering performances have caught your eye?

Whoever you choose, every vote counts for the 2012/13 Hammer of the Year award - one of eleven awards being presented at the star-studded Player Awards in aid of the Academy at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane on Wednesday 8 May.


There, West Ham legend Billy Bonds MBE - a four-time Hammer of the Year himself - will be presented with the club's first-ever Lifetime Achievement award.

Academy Director Tony Carr MBE will pick the winner of the Young Hammer of the Year and Academy Player of the Year, while the Hammers' top goalscorer will also receive an award. Carlton Cole has won the latter in each of the previous four seasons, but faces stiff competition this time around from the likes of Nolan and Carroll.

Meanwhile, Sam Allardyce's squad will get the opportunity to vote for their own Players' Player of the Season.

The winners of the remaining six awards will be picked by you! To help you to choose, whufc.com have selected the following nominees:

Goal of the Season

Mohamed Diame v Arsenal (H), Barclays Premier League, 6 October 2012 - Mohamed Diame opened his account for West Ham United with an outstanding strike against Arsenal on 6 October 2012. The midfielder collected a pass before spinning and nutmegging Aaron Ramsey before curling an unstoppable shot high into Vito Mannone's top corner.

Modibo Maiga (pictured) v Southampton (H), Barclays Premier League, 20 October 2012 - Mali forward Modibo Maiga netted his first Barclays Premier League goal for the club in spectacular style, holding off Maya Yoshida before cutting inside Jose Fonte and bending a shot high past Artur Boruc and inside the far post with his left foot.

Jack Collison v Arsenal (A), Barclays Premier League, 23 January 2013 - Jack Collison netted his first goal of the 2012/13 season with an unstoppable left-foot half volley at Emirates Stadium. The midfielder smashed West Ham United in front after controlling Olivier Giroud's clearing header on thigh and firing past Wojciech Szczesny.

Gary O'Neil v West Bromwich Albion (H), Barclays Premier League, 30 March 2013 - Gary O'Neil netted his first Barclays Premier League goal for the club in stunning fashion, curling home from 20 yards following a lightning-quick counter-attack involving Matt Jarvis and Ricardo Vaz Te.

Andy Carroll v West Bromwich Albion (H), Barclays Premier League, 30 March 2013 - Andy Carroll proved beyond any doubt that he has the ability of an international centre forward by expertly volleying James Collins' dropping free-kick past Ben Foster with his weaker right foot.

Mohamed Diame v Manchester United (H), Barclays Premier League, 17 April 2013 - The Senegal midfielder curled in an unstoppable shot to put the Hammers in front following superb build-up play down the right flank involving Guy Demel and Ricardo Vaz Te.

Best Individual Performance

Mohamed Diame v Chelsea (H), Barclays Premier League, 1 December 2012 - He may have been on the pitch for just 45 minutes, but half-time substitute Mohamed Diame turned the game in West Ham United's favour, scoring the Hammers' second goal in an outstanding 3-1 victory.

Mark Noble v Norwich City (H), Barclays Premier League, 1 January 2013 - The reigning Hammer of the Year scored one goal from the penalty spot and set up the other for Joey O'Brien as West Ham United started the New Year in happy fashion against Norwich City.

James Collins v Manchester United (H), FA Cup with Budweiser third round, 5 January 2013 - Wales international defender James Collins proved to be clinical in front of goal in an enthralling FA Cup third-round meeting with Manchester United, heading two Joe Cole crosses past David De Gea.

Jussi Jaaskelainen v Tottenham Hotspur (H), Barclays Premier League, 25 February 2013 - Goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen can have had few better games in his career than the one he produced against Tottenham Hotspur - a performance highlighted by amazing stops from Emmanuel Adebayor and Gareth Bale.

Andy Carroll (pictured) v West Bromwich Albion (H), Barclays Premier League, 30 March 2013 - The big centre forward enjoyed his finest game in a West Ham United shirt to fire the Hammers to a valuable 3-1 home win over West Bromwich Albion, nodding in Gary O'Neil's corner before netting an audacious volley from James Collins' free-kick.

Best Team Performance

West Ham United 3-0 Fulham, Barclays Premier League, 1 September 2012 - Andy Carroll's debut for West Ham United sparked an outstanding home league victory over Fulham. Carroll had a hand in two of the goals as Kevin Nolan, Winston Reid and Matt Taylor did the damage at the Boleyn Ground.

Newcastle United 0-1 West Ham United (pictured), Barclays Premier League, 11 November 2012 - West Ham United won at Newcastle United for the first time in more than 14 years thanks to Kevin Nolan's first-half goal and a determined and superbly organised performance at St James' Park.

West Ham United 3-1 Chelsea, Barclays Premier League, 1 December 2012 - West Ham United trailed 1-0 at half-time against the UEFA Champions League winners, only for substitute Mohamed Diame to inspire a fightback capped by a goal and further strikes from Carlton Cole and Modibo Maiga.

West Ham United 3-1 West Bromwich Albion, Barclays Premier League, 30 March 2013 - Andy Carroll scored twice - the second an outstanding volley - and Gary O'Neil curled in his first Barclays Premier League goal for the club in a fantastic home victory over Steve Clarke's Baggies.

West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United, Barclays Premier League, 17 April 2013 - The Hammers pushed the Barclays Premier League champions-elect to the limit, with Ricardo Vaz Te and Mohamed Diame scoring outstanding goals, only for Robin van Persie to equalise late on.

Save of the Season

Jussi Jaaskelainen from Simeon Jackson, v Norwich City (A), Barclays Premier League, 15 September 2012 - West Ham United collected their first away point of the season thanks in large part to Jussi Jaaskelainen's outstanding 50th-minute stop from Simeon Jackson, with the Finn tipping the striker's rasping shot over the crossbar.

Jussi Jaaskelainen from Demba Ba v Newcastle United (A), Barclays Premier League, 11 November 2012 - Jussi Jaaskelainen produced a truly stunning Gordon Banks-esque save to push Demba Ba's downward header around the post for a corner, helping the Hammers to achieve their second away win over the season.

Jussi Jaaskelainen from Wayne Rooney v Manchester United (A), Barclays Premier League, 28 November 2012 - England striker Wayne Rooney was left with his head in his hands when Jussi Jaaskelainen produced a truly fantastic save to tip his goalbound effort around the post.

Jussi Jaaskelainen from Gareth Bale (pictured) v Tottenham Hotspur (H), Barclays Premier League, 25 February 2013 - Jussi Jaaskelainen produced a world-class save to deny the in-form Gareth Bale, tipping the Wales international's 69th-minute curler onto the top of the crossbar and behind for a corner.

Jussi Jaaskelainen from Romelu Lukaku v West Bromwich Albion (H), Barclays Premier League, 30 March 2013 - Flying Finn Jussi Jaaskelainen showed lightning-quick reflexes to divert Romelu Lukaku's low free-kick onto the post, despite the shot being deflected by West Ham United's Gary O'Neil.

Signing of the Season

Andy Carroll - Signed on a season-long loan deal from Barclays Premier League club Liverpool in August 2012, the England international enjoyed an outstanding debut against Fulham. A powerful and hard-working frontman, Carroll caught the eye with match-winning performances in the home victories over Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion, in particular.

Joe Cole - The England international attacking midfielder returned to the club where he began his career in January 2013, when he signed an 18-month contract. Cole chalked up two assists on his debut in an FA Cup third-round draw with Manchester United on 5 January before scoring a vital equaliser against Queens Park Rangers a fortnight later.

James Collins (pictured) - Now 29, powerful Wales international centre-back James Collins returned to West Ham United in August 2012, having spent three years with Aston Villa. The shaven-headed defender has produced a series of determined and courageous performances, highlighted by his two-goal show against Manchester United in the FA Cup third round.

Mohamed Diame - All-action Senegal midfielder Mohamed Diame has caught the eye consistently since joining West Ham United on a free transfer in July 2012. Athletic, skilful and equally effective in attack and defence, Diame's fine first season in east London has seen him become something of a cult figure among Hammers supporters.

Jussi Jaaskelainen - Former Finland international Jussi Jaaskelainen has enjoyed a fine first season with West Ham United. A free transfer arrival following his departure from Bolton Wanderers, Jaaskelainen was voted SBOBET Player of the Month for November and February and has made more saves than any other Barclays Premier League goalkeeper.

Matt Jarvis - Matt Jarvis has caught the eye with his direct wingplay and non-stop crossing following his arrival from Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 2012. Quick, skilful and able to cross with either foot, the England international has got better and better as the season has gone on.

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