TTU Awards 2009/2010: Flop of the Season
As Csaba Abrahall bemoans in this month’s WSC, Tamás Priskin’s £1.7m move from Watford to Ipswich last August seemed ill-fated from the off; the ungainly Magyar arriving days after reserve team prospect Jordan Rhodes’s unpopular departure to Huddersfield. Watford website BHaPPY described him as the “ugly duckling finally [who had] matured into a swan” a year ago, but such praise has been less than forthcoming at Portman Road where Priskin’s run in the team coincided with Ipswich’s terrible start to the season. A forgettable loan spell at QPR followed once Roy Keane lost patience; this league is replete with flops, but Tamás wins TTU’s Golden Raspberry for his brace of bungles.
Honourable mentions to: Freddie Sears, whose star has fallen terribly since the start of the season when much was expected after some notable cameos at the end of the previous Premier League season; Sean St Ledger, whose failure to settle on Teesside might just have bankrupted Preston; Yann Kermorgant (need we say more?). The final word goes to Ched Evans. Ched who? Exactly.