Tuesday 17 June 2014

Who has been the best 2014 World Cup Hammer so far?

Competition for the much coveted 'Hammer of the tournament' award is really hotting up as the first series of games draws to a close. Although we have only a smattering of talent on show - and entirely ex-Hammers at this stage - we have seen some excellent performances to date. But who leads the table of Hammers' performance to date?

Pablo Armero scored for Colombia and looked ever so lively - showing loads of pace and a penchant for cheeky runs forward. It's been a long time since the Hammers had a full back of that description!

Glen Johnson was part of an excellent England performance and even though he looked tired and a little sloppy in the last quarter, there was every reason to be proud that he upheld the academy name on the highest stage.

Fat Frank played a blinder from the stands - soaking up the atmosphere as he enjoyed a free holiday coaching the young England stars who will actually make the first team!

But undoubtedly the finest performance to date has been from Valon Behrami - delivering a 110% effort for Switzerland as they slipped past Ecuador thanks to Behrami's brave efforst over the final 90 seconds of play. Although his time at Upton Park was blighted by injuries, including a nasty ACL tear,  he is still fondly remembered for those swashbuckling runs and determined challenges.

Keep it up bubbles boys!


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