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Tombides front runner for Player of the Year


Filed: Tuesday, 22nd April 2014
By: Staff Writer


Dylan Tombides has emerged as one of the favourites to win this year's KUMB Player of the Year award.

The young striker, who passed away last week following a lengthy battle against testicular cancer is the number one choice of many Hammers fans to win this year's Readers' Award, as voted for by KUMB.com visitors/members.

With no clear front runner materialising from the current first team squad, Tombides has been hailed as the first choice of a number of fans due to his determination and persistence in battling the disease that ultimately cost him his life.

Voting in this year's KUMB Awards begins next Monday, following this weekend's trip to West Bromwich Albion. Readers will once be asked to vote in a number of categories (12 this year), the full list of which are as follows:

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

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

The winners of all 12 categories will be revealed live at the KUMB Readers' Awards evening, which takes place at East Ham Working Men's Club on Tuesday, 13th May in front of a live audience.

Tickets for the event are priced at just 10 each, with all profits going to Cancer Research UK.

Star guests on the night are Hammers legends Frank McAvennie and Martin 'Mad Dog' Allen plus former stadium announcer Jeremy Nicholas, all of whom will be available for questions and autographs. You may purchase tickets for the event here.

* 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 all previous winners dating back to 1997 - may be found on the KUMB Awards home page.







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