TTU Awards 2010/2011: Young Player of the Season

Posted by on Jun 19, 2011 in TTU Awards | 4 Comments

For the simple reason that we think the Seagulls would have been less likely to stroll to promotion like they did without him, Elliott Bennett takes this year’s Young Player award. Of course, the man of the protruding tongue has since caved in to Paul Lambert’s advances but given the Canaries’ rising star, who can really blame the lad?

Deemed ready for Championship football in this recent assessment of Brighton’s League 1 winning squad, a trusted source down in East Sussex likens Bennett’s style to that of Ashley Young and it’ll be interesting to see how he fares against those clubs of bigger pockets. Last year’s winner of this gong, Gylfi Sigurðsson, has surprised no one by taking to German football like a mallard and it’s tempting to speculate that the much improved Bennett will follow suit.

Otherwise, there were nods in the direction of Swansea’s Joe Allen, whose dominance from deep-lying positions has not gone unnoticed; James Chester at Hull who impressed Lanterne Rouge with his calm presence on the ball; Danny Green at Dagenham who gets an honourable mention for playing football in a team of cloggers; and, finally, the two Dales, Stephens of Oldham and Jennings of Tranmere, who have both come along nicely this term with the latter scoring a few eye-catching goals.

Last year’s winner: Gylfi Sigurðsson

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4 Comments

  1. Jim
    June 19, 2011

    No Curtis Nelson – promoted from the youth team to play most of the season in an Argyle side struggling for confidence and ended up being chased by a host of Prem clubs? Shame on you.

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  2. Lloyd
    June 19, 2011

    A good shout, Jim. In fairness, I've found it difficult to think of Argyle during the nominations of these awards because we've been so terrible, but Nelson has done well and I'd be mighty surprised if he's still at the club come the start of the new season.

    A great defender, and although his distribution is poor, he's seemingly destined for greater things.

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  3. Lanterne Rouge
    June 19, 2011

    Good point Jim but as one of or number is an ardent Pilgrim, we need to be extra cautious not to appear biased towards the clubs we support. Pretty much every club has someone who would have a shout for nomination for the award.

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