Lallana's chance to join Saints greats

Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

Saints fans have the chance to crown the finest season of Adam Lallana’s career as the voting opens for the Daily Echo Player of the Season award.

The 25-year-old attacking midfielder has had another brilliant year at St Mary’s, establishing himself as one of the hottest talents in the Premier League and taking himself to the verge of a place in England’s World Cup squad this summer.

Lallana has risen through the ranks at Saints and also achieved the unique accolade of being named in the PFA team of the year in League One, the Championship and now the Premier League while at the club.

There are said to be Premier League giants sniffing around ahead of potential offers for the star this summer as the board face a raft of questions as to the future direction of the club.

But for now the fans have the chance to reward Lallana’s performances with his first Daily Echo Player of the Season award.

Lallana will face stiff competition.

It has been a fine season for Mauricio Pochettino’s men and there are other outstanding candidates.

Jay Rodriguez has top scored with 18 goals in all competitions before his horrible knee injury.

Rickie Lambert is looking to equal Matthew Le Tissier’s record of winning the famous old trophy three times after another fine campaign.

Luke Shaw has had an outstanding breakthrough season, while the likes of Dejan Lovren, Jose Fonte, defending champion Morgan Schneiderlin and Steven Davis have also been stand out performers.

The Daily Echo award was first awarded back in 1973-74, when Mick Channon was voted the top man that season by the fans, and has the names of Saints greats such as Peter Shilton, Alan Ball and Kevin Keegan etched onto it, meaning whoever wins is joining an elite club.

Comments (11)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:17am Tue 29 Apr 14

Tubbystubb says...

OK! so how do we vote?
OK! so how do we vote? Tubbystubb
  • Score: 3

7:29am Tue 29 Apr 14

Sally Hamilton Original says...

I wish the board will pin MP down to a new contract to stop the constant paper gossip. AL to Liverpool and MP to Spurs reported today. jeez. Pull your fingers out saints and get this sorted. I hope people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down
I wish the board will pin MP down to a new contract to stop the constant paper gossip. AL to Liverpool and MP to Spurs reported today. jeez. Pull your fingers out saints and get this sorted. I hope people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down Sally Hamilton Original
  • Score: -8

7:50am Tue 29 Apr 14

Rising_Son says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
I wish the board will pin MP down to a new contract to stop the constant paper gossip. AL to Liverpool and MP to Spurs reported today. jeez. Pull your fingers out saints and get this sorted. I hope people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down
Why do you hope "people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down"?
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: I wish the board will pin MP down to a new contract to stop the constant paper gossip. AL to Liverpool and MP to Spurs reported today. jeez. Pull your fingers out saints and get this sorted. I hope people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down[/p][/quote]Why do you hope "people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down"? Rising_Son
  • Score: 6

9:07am Tue 29 Apr 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Over the whole season I think Adam deserves this one so how do we vote ?
Over the whole season I think Adam deserves this one so how do we vote ? NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 0

9:24am Tue 29 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

Jack Cork for me. Unsung hero. Never lets us down. A true professional. First piece of business should be getting him a new long term contract.
Jack Cork for me. Unsung hero. Never lets us down. A true professional. First piece of business should be getting him a new long term contract. Clever Dick
  • Score: 5

10:10am Tue 29 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

is it me or has the echo written this story in a `final chance to vote for lalla because he`s off` way?
is it me or has the echo written this story in a `final chance to vote for lalla because he`s off` way? el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

12:11pm Tue 29 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
I wish the board will pin MP down to a new contract to stop the constant paper gossip. AL to Liverpool and MP to Spurs reported today. jeez. Pull your fingers out saints and get this sorted. I hope people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down
Too late, I am a "real" Saints supporter and have already booked my Season Ticket, I am not in the least bothered by all the Press speculation because at the start of the Season I will be there. I expect there to be some departures, I hope there will be some amazing quality arrivals. If you have any experience of being a Saints fan you know it is going to be a Roller Coaster ride, it always is, expect the unexpected and you won't be disappointed. If you are a worry guts "plastic" fan, that's all right, you go by your conscience, make your decision in good time, as there is a remote chance there will be more takers than available tickets. You could regret your hesitancy, the ball is in your court, you have to decide.
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: I wish the board will pin MP down to a new contract to stop the constant paper gossip. AL to Liverpool and MP to Spurs reported today. jeez. Pull your fingers out saints and get this sorted. I hope people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down[/p][/quote]Too late, I am a "real" Saints supporter and have already booked my Season Ticket, I am not in the least bothered by all the Press speculation because at the start of the Season I will be there. I expect there to be some departures, I hope there will be some amazing quality arrivals. If you have any experience of being a Saints fan you know it is going to be a Roller Coaster ride, it always is, expect the unexpected and you won't be disappointed. If you are a worry guts "plastic" fan, that's all right, you go by your conscience, make your decision in good time, as there is a remote chance there will be more takers than available tickets. You could regret your hesitancy, the ball is in your court, you have to decide. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

1:38pm Tue 29 Apr 14

settheSTandard says...

Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
I wish the board will pin MP down to a new contract to stop the constant paper gossip. AL to Liverpool and MP to Spurs reported today. jeez. Pull your fingers out saints and get this sorted. I hope people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down
I know why doesn't someone like Les Reed come out and make a statement declaring the clubs position.
[quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: I wish the board will pin MP down to a new contract to stop the constant paper gossip. AL to Liverpool and MP to Spurs reported today. jeez. Pull your fingers out saints and get this sorted. I hope people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down[/p][/quote]I know why doesn't someone like Les Reed come out and make a statement declaring the clubs position. settheSTandard
  • Score: 3

2:29pm Tue 29 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

settheSTandard wrote:
Sally Hamilton Original wrote:
I wish the board will pin MP down to a new contract to stop the constant paper gossip. AL to Liverpool and MP to Spurs reported today. jeez. Pull your fingers out saints and get this sorted. I hope people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down
I know why doesn't someone like Les Reed come out and make a statement declaring the clubs position.
It's obvious that if he did that, no one would believe him anyway, best to say nothing, you cannot argue with silence.
[quote][p][bold]settheSTandard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sally Hamilton Original[/bold] wrote: I wish the board will pin MP down to a new contract to stop the constant paper gossip. AL to Liverpool and MP to Spurs reported today. jeez. Pull your fingers out saints and get this sorted. I hope people don't renew season tickets until everything is tied down[/p][/quote]I know why doesn't someone like Les Reed come out and make a statement declaring the clubs position.[/p][/quote]It's obvious that if he did that, no one would believe him anyway, best to say nothing, you cannot argue with silence. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

12:57pm Wed 30 Apr 14

BAKER1965 says...

The Daily Echo award was first awarded back in 1973-74, when Mick Channon was voted the top man that season by the fans, and has the names of Saints greats such as Peter Shilton, Alan Ball and Kevin Keegan etched onto it, meaning whoever wins is joining an elite club.- As most winners leave the club when they are awarded it I hope everyone votes for Guly or Osvaldo.
The Daily Echo award was first awarded back in 1973-74, when Mick Channon was voted the top man that season by the fans, and has the names of Saints greats such as Peter Shilton, Alan Ball and Kevin Keegan etched onto it, meaning whoever wins is joining an elite club.- As most winners leave the club when they are awarded it I hope everyone votes for Guly or Osvaldo. BAKER1965
  • Score: 0

12:42pm Tue 6 May 14

saintfromsource says...

I would like to vote for Adam but cannot find how I do this. Please can you advise.
I would like to vote for Adam but cannot find how I do this. Please can you advise. saintfromsource
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree