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Distin voted Player of the Year

Sylvain Distin has been named the Player of the Year - having been voted this by his teammates.

The French defender, who arrived on a free from Citeh last summer has had a fantastic season and as such his teammates believe that he deserved the honour of being voted Player of the Year - I would think that David James must have finished a close second though...

Marc Wilson was named as the Young Player of the Year, with Harry Redknapp selecting this award, which should in theory bode well for his Pompey future? He has been named on the bench a couple of times this season.

Goal of the Season was awarded to Noe Pamarot for his strike against Newcastle in the 4-1 spanking we gave them at St James' back in November - this was on my birthday! This was voted for by listeners of The Quay.

Readers of The News selected Redknapp as our greatest ever manager and also selected a greatest ever side, which included 3 of this seasons squad James, Sol Campbell and Glen Johnson.

The remainder of the greatest ever team is as follows, which was described on the Pompey Site:

Jimmy Dickinson and John Beresford completed the line-up at the back alongside Campbell and Johnson.

Peter Harris and Jack Froggatt - like Dickinson, members of the side that won back-to-back top-flight titles in 1949 and 1950 - filled the two wide midfield berths, with Paul Merson and Robert Prosinecki in the centre.

Guy Whittingham, who scored a club-record 42 league goals in 1992/93, and Duggie Reid, another of the heroes from the double-championship-winning era, won the vote to lead Pompey's attack.

Distin was clearly delighted with his award and said: 'I'm thrilled. It's a special honour to be voted Players' Player of the Year because it comes from your teammates'.

Congratulations to him, and all the other winners this season.


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Date:Thursday May 8 2008

Time: 3:38PM

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He's had a fantastic season, but a tough call between him & Jamo.
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08/05/2008 16:06:00

Well done SD well deserved award.
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08/05/2008 16:51:00

so thats two awards jamo has missed out on...lets hope he gets the third (i.e. the FA cup...)
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08/05/2008 18:07:00

Fingers crossed pc.
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08/05/2008 18:09:00

Yep, my player of the season too, as said in the forum. Well done Distin, keep it up! Seriously another who is much better and more consistant than I thought before we bought him.
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08/05/2008 19:24:00

Well done Sylvain , I agree must have been close with Jamo, Glen 3rd or most improved any one agree?
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08/05/2008 19:28:00

Wot about benjani? He scored 12 for us before he was unceremoniously bundled off - and he worked his socks off!
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08/05/2008 20:57:00

I would have given it to James by a whisker from Distin with daylight 3rd. I can't include Benji as he isn't with usd any longer- he would have been third.
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09/05/2008 06:27:00

crouchy wasn't with us when he won his player of the year award either tho was he...
distin or james would have got it for me, i think it might have just about been jamo for me tho tbh.
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09/05/2008 08:53:00

Crouch was sold off about March/April time Rug. That's 90% of the season!
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09/05/2008 09:49:00

Well which ever way it was going to go the defence had to win as they have had an outstanding season again! A few more goals from Defoe and Kanoute next season and we will be another 3 places higher going into the last game.
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09/05/2008 14:02:00

Distin was my man, the bloke oozes class
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09/05/2008 21:38:00

Yep, Sylvain all the way.
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09/05/2008 23:48:00

i agree with the Distin decision
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10/05/2008 18:55:00


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