Watford to reveal Watford Observer Player of the Season before game with Huddersfield Town

This Is Local London: Almen Abdi is the reigning Watford Observer Player of the Season Almen Abdi is the reigning Watford Observer Player of the Season

The voting for the Watford Observer Player of the Season was closely run between the two leading contenders for a long period but a small shift in voting in the final week proved decisive and the 42nd recipient of the prestigious trophy will be revealed this weekend.

Hornets fans will get to see the trophy presented shortly before the kick-off of Watford’s final home game of the season at home to Huddersfield Town tomorrow before it is re-presented at the club’s annual awards dinner the following day.

The closeness of the voting was reflected among the three groups – the players, the away supporters and those who had their say online – but all were agreed over who should succeed Almen Abdi and join some of the most famous names in the club’s history in winning the award.

There was no such unanimity in the polling for the Goal of the Season. This was one of the closest battles for the best goal of the campaign for a number of years as the winner received only 130 more points than the runner-up.

Player of the Season (Watford Observer Trophy)

1. 2,155 voting points

2. 1,760

3. 601

4. 519

5. 395

6. Daniel Tozser – 190

7. Cristian Battocchio – 151

8. Lloyd Doyley – 142

9. Marco Cassetti

10. Sean Murray.

Goal of the Season

1. 872 voting points

2. 742

3. 667

4. 549

5. 541

6. Lewis McGugan at home to Derby County – 420

7. Cristian Battocchio at home to Barnsley – 397

8. Cristian Battocchio at home to Bournemouth (Capital One Cup) – 390

9. Cristian Battocchio at home to Blackburn Rovers – 389

10. Troy Deeney’s second at home to Bournemouth – 385.

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9:12am Fri 2 May 14

bristol hornet says...

Deeney by a mile with Angella a splendid second.
Deeney by a mile with Angella a splendid second. bristol hornet
  • Score: 14

9:19am Fri 2 May 14

LondonOrn says...

Deeney for me as well, I think it would have been him and Angella but the recent shift must point it towards Deeney since over the last few weeks he is the only player that to me as never given up

More players with that heart and desire are needed
Deeney for me as well, I think it would have been him and Angella but the recent shift must point it towards Deeney since over the last few weeks he is the only player that to me as never given up More players with that heart and desire are needed LondonOrn
  • Score: 12

9:54am Fri 2 May 14

llloydwithathirdl says...

Come on, own up time, who voted for Doyley????
Come on, own up time, who voted for Doyley???? llloydwithathirdl
  • Score: -6

10:19am Fri 2 May 14

Hornankey says...

LondonOrn wrote:
Deeney for me as well, I think it would have been him and Angella but the recent shift must point it towards Deeney since over the last few weeks he is the only player that to me as never given up

More players with that heart and desire are needed
Spot on!
[quote][p][bold]LondonOrn[/bold] wrote: Deeney for me as well, I think it would have been him and Angella but the recent shift must point it towards Deeney since over the last few weeks he is the only player that to me as never given up More players with that heart and desire are needed[/p][/quote]Spot on! Hornankey
  • Score: 5

10:25am Fri 2 May 14

The BestTrip2011 says...

Obviously Deeney, followed by Angella. That's about right I guess.
Doyley and Cassetti - no offence to either of them as they've had their moments, but players of the season? Are people blind?
Obviously Deeney, followed by Angella. That's about right I guess. Doyley and Cassetti - no offence to either of them as they've had their moments, but players of the season? Are people blind? The BestTrip2011
  • Score: -1

11:01am Fri 2 May 14

Hornet1970 says...

Winner by a mile and well deserved....super troy
if only all the players had his passion
hope its not his last game in a wfc shirt
Winner by a mile and well deserved....super troy if only all the players had his passion hope its not his last game in a wfc shirt Hornet1970
  • Score: 7

11:36am Fri 2 May 14

mellow yellow says...

Hornankey wrote:
LondonOrn wrote:
Deeney for me as well, I think it would have been him and Angella but the recent shift must point it towards Deeney since over the last few weeks he is the only player that to me as never given up

More players with that heart and desire are needed
Spot on!
Agreed. And yet another player of the season who leaves immediately after.. People talk about the curse of the Manager of the Month award, but we suffer from the Player of the Season jinx. And if they don't leave, they are injured for most of the following season. Bah!
[quote][p][bold]Hornankey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LondonOrn[/bold] wrote: Deeney for me as well, I think it would have been him and Angella but the recent shift must point it towards Deeney since over the last few weeks he is the only player that to me as never given up More players with that heart and desire are needed[/p][/quote]Spot on![/p][/quote]Agreed. And yet another player of the season who leaves immediately after.. People talk about the curse of the Manager of the Month award, but we suffer from the Player of the Season jinx. And if they don't leave, they are injured for most of the following season. Bah! mellow yellow
  • Score: 8

3:29pm Fri 2 May 14

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Deeney, Deeney or Deeney I guess.
Deeney, Deeney or Deeney I guess. Mickey Quinn, not so thin
  • Score: 2

10:56pm Fri 2 May 14

exeterhornet says...

I have criticised him in the past, but step forward Mr Deeney. Well played sir, hope you stay but if not, provided we get a decent price, good luck to you and thanks for some NEVER to be forgotten moments
I have criticised him in the past, but step forward Mr Deeney. Well played sir, hope you stay but if not, provided we get a decent price, good luck to you and thanks for some NEVER to be forgotten moments exeterhornet
  • Score: 1

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