Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Players of the Season for Spurs?

With the season reaching it's critical build up it's hard to believe that the season is almost over, and for us Spurs fans, it really can't come a moment too soon. If we can hold our position or push to the middle of the table, I think all of us Spurs will be happy.

But as the end of the season comes around we must think about who our Player of the Year is. I have several people to put forward for this award, and I will post my choice at the bottom, but I am also curious about whom you would nominate as our Player of the Year.

Michael Dawson: It's strange that a player who is not a first choice player if everyone else is fit is nominated, but I don't think anyone would argue with Dawson being put forth for this award. You could never doubt his effort for the club in the previous years, but he is better spatially now, and is less reckless with his tackles. He's been outstanding paired with Woodgate, and has knocked in a goal for us as well. Strong leader in the back, has played solidly, overall good soldier for the club this year.

Jonathan Woodgate: I think a lot of people are going to put Woody's name forth. Perhaps the best buy of the Ramos era, he has been like Dawson, solid in the back, has been a great stand-in captain and popped in an a huge goal against Hull last week. Has barely put a foot wrong, tackles hard, distributes well, organizes the defense well, especially in Ledley's absence.

Aaron Lennon: Has rediscovered the form that sent him to the World Cup in 2006. Has been a terror down the right side most of the year, and has scored a couple of important goals, the first against Stoke and Hull respectively. If his crossing was just a little more sharp I believe he'd be first choice for England. Made Evra look absolutely pedestrian in the Final on Sunday. His speed is something to behold, and his cuts infield have been extremely dangerous.

Luka Modric: I am sure there will be some argument about this, but Luka has started to adapt to the English game after a settling-in period. When given a license to create without too much defensive responsibilities, he has shown some of the form that he has shown for Croatia. With Palacios coming in, I believe he'll be free to roam and collect the ball all over the pitch. Some of his flicks and passes have been first class, and given a little more time he'll be a force in the side.

Our Player of the Year list will not look like many other clubs, but it has been an interesting season at the club. I believe that Woody is the Player of the Year for me, with Dawson and Lennon making it a horse race. My hope is that next year, I'll have no shortage of candidates for the award as we challenge for a place in Europe.

Now whom do you think the Player of the Year should be for the club? And is there someone not on the list that should be?

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