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Title: Player of the season
Post by: aFFCn_Fan on May 16, 2011, 04:20:28 PM
We've had a good run, and a solid finish means we'll end up as a secure mid table club. We've suffered some key injuries, and there's been some wobbles along the way, but which player stands out to you...and why?
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: AlFayedsChequebook on May 16, 2011, 04:23:43 PM
If Dempsey doesn't win this, I am going to hurl myself from Putney Bridge.
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: whitejc on May 16, 2011, 04:29:08 PM
If Dempsey doesn't win this, I am going to hurl myself from Putney Bridge.

not as easy as previous years, Chris Baird has also been outstanding, as has Aaron and what a difference getting Bobby back!

I'll have to ponder this a while  :dft012:
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: AlFayedsChequebook on May 16, 2011, 04:33:41 PM
If Dempsey doesn't win this, I am going to hurl myself from Putney Bridge.

not as easy as previous years, Chris Baird has also been outstanding, as has Aaron and what a difference getting Bobby back!

I'll have to ponder this a while  :dft012:

Au contraire, we were rubbish for 1/2 a season, Dempsey kept us afloat, his form has continued in the second half of the season.

Baird, has done well, but if he had not hit those two goals against Stoke, he would not be part of the conversation.

If Baird wins it will be more of a travesty than Gera winning over Zamora last year.
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: RidgeRider on May 16, 2011, 04:36:14 PM
If Dempsey doesn't win this, I am going to hurl myself from Putney Bridge.

not as easy as previous years, Chris Baird has also been outstanding, as has Aaron and what a difference getting Bobby back!

I'll have to ponder this a while  :dft012:

Au contraire, we were rubbish for 1/2 a season, Dempsey kept us afloat, his form has continued in the second half of the season.

Baird, has done well, but if he had not hit those two goals against Stoke, he would not be part of the conversation.

If Baird wins it will be more of a travesty than Gera winning over Zamora last year.

AFC, Mr. JC, I believe, is yanking your chain.  :dft009:
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: TheDaddy on May 16, 2011, 04:36:27 PM
Went for Hangers ! sorry lads im a defensive minded fellow Centre back was  my berth as a saturday/sunday player still have the scars !
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: The Equalizer on May 16, 2011, 04:46:35 PM
I had to go for Huggy, he has been immense as right-back this season and has started off many of the plays that lead to us scoring. Cracking player.

Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: Tktd on May 16, 2011, 05:04:51 PM

I really find Dempsey to frustrating as a player to ever vote for him - Yes he's scored a lot and has undoubted potential but he's also extremely enfuriating as for every goal he scores he misses 3 sitters at least.

His first touch is also quie poor and I feel  bit uneasy when I see him on the wing as I don't think he has the tackling ability (fouls more than tackles) or the pace to catch those fast wingers, which makes our defences statistics even more impressive.

To be one of the best defences in the league, to have had a bad first half and still be in with a shout with 7th is the fact that our defence have meant we've drawn more than lost... you don't draw if your attacking options are on fire - second half of season is testament to that.


Not only all of that but he's pitched in with 7 goals this season making him our 2nd highest scorer this season and for a CB that's no mean feat.

Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: RidgeRider on May 16, 2011, 05:21:07 PM

I really find Dempsey to frustrating as a player to ever vote for him - Yes he's scored a lot and has undoubted potential but he's also extremely enfuriating as for every goal he scores he misses 3 sitters at least.

His first touch is also quie poor and I feel  bit uneasy when I see him on the wing as I don't think he has the tackling ability (fouls more than tackles) or the pace to catch those fast wingers, which makes our defences statistics even more impressive.

To be one of the best defences in the league, to have had a bad first half and still be in with a shout with 7th is the fact that our defence have meant we've drawn more than lost... you don't draw if your attacking options are on fire - second half of season is testament to that.


Not only all of that but he's pitched in with 7 goals this season making him our 2nd highest scorer this season and for a CB that's no mean feat.


As long as he continues to score the most important goals in recent history, lead the team in scoring.......again.....and score more goals than anyone on the team in the history in the Prem, I am ok with you being infuriated.  :dft012:

In fact, I am ok with you being down right angry!
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: Sheepskin Junior on May 16, 2011, 07:40:08 PM
 :001: Surprised there was no Eddie Johnson on the list he would've got everyone's vote  :011:
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: mccscratch on May 16, 2011, 07:53:26 PM

I really find Dempsey to frustrating as a player to ever vote for him - Yes he's scored a lot and has undoubted potential but he's also extremely enfuriating as for every goal he scores he misses 3 sitters at least.

His first touch is also quie poor and I feel  bit uneasy when I see him on the wing as I don't think he has the tackling ability (fouls more than tackles) or the pace to catch those fast wingers, which makes our defences statistics even more impressive.



Wont argue about Brede... our most consistent performer by far...but you and I clearly are watching a different match when it comes to Clint Dempsey...

Sitters? Poor touch? Does not track back?   I see Dempsey take lots of shots some of them off target but can't think of more than 1 instance where Clint missed a goal he should have been expected to score 10 out of 10 times.... As for a poor touch... I would say he has as much technical ability as anyone on our team... As for tracking back...we clearly play a Zonal marking system and Clint makes loads of good challenges that thwart the attacks...in fact I see this as a big area of improvement since his first days at the club... he still works hard but now he works hard and smart... nobody at the club throws his body about like he does... (Save Paintsil..haha)

Some may say he ends up on the ground too much but I think he is put there quite a number of times because other teams don't want him wandering in open space on his cuts from the outside to the middle... He creates goals for Fulham and they know it...
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: bigalffc on May 16, 2011, 08:02:17 PM
If Dempsey doesn't win this I'll throw Al Fayeds chequebook off of Putney Bridge :005:
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: FatFreddysCat on May 16, 2011, 08:11:35 PM
Went for Hangers ! sorry lads im a defensive minded fellow Centre back was  my berth as a saturday/sunday player still have the scars !
Same as  :54:
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: mike_f on May 16, 2011, 08:13:40 PM
Baird for me. Then Hangeland, then Dempsey
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: FP on May 16, 2011, 08:57:36 PM
IMO this season was all about defence. Top 4 in goals conceded and clean sheets (a CL team).
I would go for a H&H double vote but as that's not possible, i choose Hughes
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: Tom on May 16, 2011, 08:59:44 PM
Clint Dempseyyyyyyyyyyyy. Congrats on a great season Clint!  :wine:  :beer:
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: fulhampa23 on May 16, 2011, 09:09:32 PM
Huge Dempsey fan and american, but I vote Brede. His defensive play along with Hughes has been exceptional all year, and then you add in six goals from set pieces, its hard not too go his way. Clint is a very close second, and i would be happy if he wind as we;;
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: Tom on May 16, 2011, 10:04:45 PM
Huge Dempsey fan and american, but I vote Brede. His defensive play along with Hughes has been exceptional all year, and then you add in six goals from set pieces, its hard not too go his way. Clint is a very close second, and i would be happy if he wind as we;;
Brede is second on my list.
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: MOR : on May 16, 2011, 10:18:34 PM
(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1450/brede2.jpg)

Brede for me...immense all season
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: whitejc on May 19, 2011, 06:30:05 PM
who's not voted yet?
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: BarryP on May 20, 2011, 05:22:24 AM
Dempsey hands down for me.  Brede has been stellar again this season as the anchor to a fairly consistent back four along with Baird, Hughes and Salcido.  Dempsey on the other hand has been stellar in a very unsettled attacking unit.  Zamora, Dembele, Duff and Davies have all missed stretches of the season and Etuhu and Sidwell have taken turns in the middle of the pitch.  Murphy and Dempsey have been the constants and it has been Dempsey that has distinguished himself this season.
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: clint23 on May 20, 2011, 07:27:16 PM
Dempsey by far for me!  :045:
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: sweek on May 24, 2011, 12:55:13 PM
IMO this season was all about defence. Top 4 in goals conceded and clean sheets (a CL team).
I would go for a H&H double vote but as that's not possible, i choose Hughes
I agree with this.

The other option is a comedy Pantsill vote... anyone?
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: finnster01 on May 24, 2011, 02:48:22 PM
I wonder who voted Dembele...  :005:
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: TonyGilroy on May 24, 2011, 03:00:55 PM

No outstanding candidate so I've gone for Hughes on the basis of what are now 4 exceptionally good seasons.
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: kirkoa on May 26, 2011, 11:39:27 PM
Dempsey is certainly deserving, but I had to go with Hangeland.  Don't ask why...
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: SWwhite on June 02, 2011, 09:16:18 PM
It has to be Baird for basically not getting us relegated.
He hits row Z instead of that goal, we lose away again, Hughes gets sacked, we playing with Peterborough and Derby next year.
Plus he's also been the utility man for all positions.   well done   :Haynes The Maestro:
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: Travers Barney on June 04, 2011, 08:34:26 PM
Hangers for me

Hope he's here till the end of his playing days.

We are the whites
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: Travers Barney on June 04, 2011, 08:39:56 PM
Oh and just another thought...I reckon if they do a players player thing at the club Hangerland would now have three of them trophies....couldn't give it to him in 07/08 because he only started in January at Bolton

We are the whites   
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: sipwell on June 16, 2011, 04:04:40 PM
I chose Murphy. I think without him the team would have performed as they did.
Title: Re: Player of the season
Post by: MontenegroWhite on June 28, 2011, 11:44:58 AM
I gave my vote to Hangeland. Dempsey and  Murphy were also great.