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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old April 21st, 2015, 12:17 Thread Starter
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Player of the year

Noticed voting is open on the official website for player of the year.

Looks a 2 horse race between Chris Martin and Will Hughes. Johnny Russell might get a few votes but not enough. No-one else has been consistent or fit enough for the whole season, or in the case of bent and ince, not been here long enough, a bit like Thorne last season.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old April 21st, 2015, 15:12
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Should be between Martin and Hughes, you never know with Derby fans though. I'm edging towards Hughes myself, not cast my vote yet though.

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I'm thinking Martin myself, his absence recently has shown just how important he was.
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Jack Stamps Trophy (player of the year winners)

Some quality on that list, some not so quality too...

2013–14 Craig Bryson
2012–13 Richard Keogh
2011–12 Craig Bryson
2010–11 John Brayford
2009–10 Shaun Barker
2008–09 Rob Hulse
2007–08 Derby County Fans
2006–07 Steve Howard
2005–06 Tommy Smith
2004–05 Iņigo Idiakez
2003–04 Youl Mawene
2002–03 Georgi Kinkladze
2001–02 Danny Higginbotham
2000–01 Chris Riggott
1999–2000 Mart Poom
1998–99 Jacob Laursen
1997–98 Francesco Baiano
1996–97 Chris Powell
1995–96 Dean Yates
1994–95 Craig Short
1993–94 Martin Taylor
1992–93 Marco Gabbiadini
1991–92 Ted McMinn
1990–91 Dean Saunders
1989–90 Mark Wright
1988–89 Mark Wright
1987–88 Michael Forsyth
1986–87 Geraint Williams
1985–86 Ross MacLaren
1984–85 Bobby Davison
1983–84 Archie Gemmill
1982–83 Steve Cherry
1981–82 Steve Buckley
1980–81 Roger Jones
1979–80 Steve Buckley
1978–79 Steve Powell
1977–78 Dave Langan
1976–77 Leighton James
1975–76 Charlie George
1974–75 Peter Daniel
1973–74 Ron Webster
1972–73 Kevin Hector
1971–72 Colin Todd
1970–71 Dave Mackay
1969–70 John O'Hare
1968–69 Roy McFarland

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Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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I wince everytime u look at 2007/08.

Top 5 players on that list?
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Don't even mention that, some people take some pride in that award, I find it embarrassing.

There's some glaring absentees from that list, no Eranio, Stimac, asanovic or even commons. Why I say you never know who derby fans will vote for, they take a shine to players who are a bit shit but try hard.

Top 5 is hard, I'll have a think about it, can probably narrow it down to, McFarland, Mackaay, Todd, George, Gemmill, wright, Saunders, baiano, Laursen, kinkladze.

James, mcminn, Poom and Idiakez were all great players, but wouldn't make a top 5.

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I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!

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Yeah stimac and eranio were like the heroes back then, surprised they never got player of the year. Asanovic should have won it his first season, 96/97 if I remember right.
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Yeah 96/97, Chris Powell was a good player but who votes the left back player of the year Stimac should have won it in 95/96 ahead of Dean Yates.

At least with Eranio, in the 3 full seasons he played, baiano, Laursen and Poom were all top players.

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I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!

Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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Golden age that was

Officially voted for Martin.
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A return to the 70's is highly unlikely, but to get back to have a team like we had 96-99 should be achievable, that's the dream.

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I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!

Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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Chris Martin named 6th on the player of the year list, at the football league awards.
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No Hughes alm: and this was voted for by the managers, they'd rather have Daryll Murphy in their team, god help us.

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I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!

Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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Considering it's done by managers it's basically a list of strikers, oh and your mate Leadbitter
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Dirty twat I hate him, yet if we had him in our team we'd have won the league

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I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!

Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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You have a point there. He's a good captain as well.
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Will Hughes named supporters club player of the year

The winner of this never wins the big prize though.

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I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!

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Well deserved for Hughes, I think your right that this means Martin will get the fans vote one.
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WILL Hughes had Derby County supporters on their feet at the iPro Stadium on Monday night, just as he did three years earlier when he made his full debut for the Rams.

The 20-year-old received the Supporters Clubs' Player of the Year award and has developed into one of the country's leading young midfielders. A success story for the club and their Academy.

On April 28, 2012, Hughes lined up against Peterborough United. He had made a brief debut as a substitute against the same opponents earlier in the season but this time he was starting – and on merit.

A crowd of more than 27,000 was treated to a glimpse of the future. A first-year scholar at the time, Hughes produced one of the most competent full debuts seen from a young Derby player in years.

At 17, he handled his big moment with impressive composure and displayed touch, control and vision, the traits we are now familiar with after 136 senior games.

The fans quickly warmed to him, and he remains a firm favourite.

It is no surprise to see Hughes and top scorer Chris Martin vying for the various player-of-the-year awards.

No player has been more consistent than Hughes, no player has been more important to the team than Martin although he has been sidelined for much of the past two months. Splitting the two at awards time is difficult, although I wrote two weeks ago that Martin was my choice as player of the year.

I say that because he was the one player Derby could ill-afford to be without and everybody knew it.

The hamstring problem picked up at Bournemouth in February has played a major part in derailing Derby's bid for automatic promotion.

They had lost only once in eight League matches at the time and sat joint top with Bournemouth on 57 points.

Wthout him, they have been unable to control matches as they would like and his influence on the side, along with that of a controlling midfielder, has been obvious.

If a player has been missed so much – as head coach Steve McClaren, his coaches and team-mates have stressed constantly – then surely he has to be player of the year.

Martin has still played 41 games this season and scored 21 goals.

Having said that, Hughes is a very worthy winner of the Supporters' Clubs' prize and any other awards he might collect this season.

I have followed his career closely since he was 15. He is a 'footballer' in the true sense of the word. His calmness in possession coupled with his balance, awareness and quality – all within the hurly burly of the Championship – is often a joy to watch.

He was delighted to receive the award on Monday night. "I am very grateful to be voted for by the fans that come to watch us week in, week out. It means the world to me," he said.

"Having come through the Academy system and then claim this award is fantastic. My dream was always to break into the first team and I've played over 130 times already for Derby.

"When I broke into the team at 17, I never dreamed I would be pretty much a regular from that stage. I thought I would play a few games and see how things went.

"I have stayed in the team for the majority of the time and I've enjoyed every single second of playing.

"I feel I have been a bit more consistent this season. I feel I am improving with each season but I am aware that I still have a lot to learn."

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I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!

Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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Shaun Barker will award the player of the year trophy, on the pitch before the Reading game. So he can get his farewell send off as he will be released in the summer. It's a shame we're not in a position to give him a 5 minutes run out.
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It's a shame he's not in a position to give us 90 minutes. A class above the rubbish in our current back four, before the injury.

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I dont belive in jinxing mate, I do belive in playing at home with a 2-0 advantage against a team which I cant see scoring 2 goals!

Of course, if we lose, I'll never admit it was me who wrote this.
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