TTU Awards 2009/2010: Loan of the Season

Posted by on May 29, 2010 in TTU Awards | 2 Comments

It would be difficult to better Dudley Campbell’s contribution to the last third of Blackpool’s season. His impact on the Seasiders’ rise was quite considerable. Why he seems to save his best form for loan spells, though, is open to question. A permanent move will no doubt materialise in the summer, so this theory will be put to the test next season.

Honourable mentions to: Gabriel Tamas, who shored up a very leaky WBA defence; Billy Sharp, whose parent club underachieved whilst their Blades-supporting striker came close to firing Doncaster in to the Play-Offs; Andy Griffin, who like Tamas made a real difference to a struggling back four; and Tom Cleverley, Watford’s Player of the Season in his first full year in professional football. Stephen Dobbie, the man in possession of perhaps the most Scottish-sounding surname in history, gets a nod too.

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  1. Lanterne Rouge
    May 29, 2010

    There are one or two others worth mentioning. Ryan Bertrand's season long stay at the Madejski was distinguished and he'll be looking for a stint at a lesser Premier League club next. Wayne Routledge was sparky for Newcastle and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas showed reasonable form for both Blackpool and Doncaster in spells. On the debit side, Freddie Sears' time at Palace and Coventry has been an umitigated disaster and where next for Danny Welbeck?

  2. Ben
    June 1, 2010

    Routledge was a permanent signing – so actually a reasonable candidate for buy of the season. Really injected some pace and skill on our right wing when we needed it.


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