Saints striker lands PFA award

Daily Echo: Jay Rodriguez Jay Rodriguez

New Saints striker Jay Rodriguez has been voted the Professional Football Association's fans' player of the year for the 2011/12 Championship season.

That follows his 21 goals for the Clarets last season.

Arsenal’s Robin van Persie has won the PFA Premier League award.

It is the third award won by the Holland international for his prolific form last season, having already landed the PFA players' and writers' awards.

Van Persie scored 37 goals in 48 appearances for Arsenal and is now recognised as one of Europe's top players.

"Robin had an exceptional season and has established himself in the mould of previous top quality Dutch strikers such as Dennis Bergkamp, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Marco Van Basten," said PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor.

"He's very much in demand and Arsenal fans will be worrying whether Arsenal can get him to stay or whether he will move on to the likes of Manchester City.

"Many of his goals were the best of not just this season, but any season when you think of the quality of some of his volleys.

"He really has been a talisman for Arsenal and as captain has lifted them into qualifying for the Champions League again when all looked lost."

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Jose Semedo won the League One award while Lewis Grabban, the Rotherham United forward, was recognised in League Two.

Grabban has since also moved to the south coast, to join Bournemouth.

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2:18pm Fri 15 Jun 12

7willj77 says...

You have to pay big for quality . . . fingers crossed we've got a bargain!
You have to pay big for quality . . . fingers crossed we've got a bargain! 7willj77

2:43pm Fri 15 Jun 12

billythesaint says...

90% of this is about RVP! Well done Jay. Glad we've bought a future legend. England to win tonight.
90% of this is about RVP! Well done Jay. Glad we've bought a future legend. England to win tonight. billythesaint

2:56pm Fri 15 Jun 12

Matt Allen says...

All bodes well for the Mighty Saints.

I cannot wait for the start of the season, it's so boring without Saints!
All bodes well for the Mighty Saints. I cannot wait for the start of the season, it's so boring without Saints! Matt Allen

2:56pm Fri 15 Jun 12

SFCOLDBOY says...

This is the first of many awards and trophys he will be getting.
Looking forward to seeing him receive them playing for our great football team.
Intelligent decision to join the best team in the south of England.
Southampton FC.
COYR.
This is the first of many awards and trophys he will be getting. Looking forward to seeing him receive them playing for our great football team. Intelligent decision to join the best team in the south of England. Southampton FC. COYR. SFCOLDBOY

3:13pm Fri 15 Jun 12

JohnItaly says...

Maybe as well we secured his services before the awards were announced - price may well have risen.
Maybe as well we secured his services before the awards were announced - price may well have risen. JohnItaly

3:14pm Fri 15 Jun 12

legod7 says...

Headline is a bit misleading as it was as a Burnley player he was recognised as the PFA player of the season.
Headline is a bit misleading as it was as a Burnley player he was recognised as the PFA player of the season. legod7

3:18pm Fri 15 Jun 12

frenchvic says...

legod7 wrote:
Headline is a bit misleading as it was as a Burnley player he was recognised as the PFA player of the season.
He hasn't actually played for the mighty Saints yet, so understandable.
[quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: Headline is a bit misleading as it was as a Burnley player he was recognised as the PFA player of the season.[/p][/quote]He hasn't actually played for the mighty Saints yet, so understandable. frenchvic

3:33pm Fri 15 Jun 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

billythesaint wrote:
90% of this is about RVP! Well done Jay. Glad we've bought a future legend. England to win tonight.
I thought that. Ok mention VP was the Prem player of the season but the bulk of the article should be about the player we are interested in!
[quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: 90% of this is about RVP! Well done Jay. Glad we've bought a future legend. England to win tonight.[/p][/quote]I thought that. Ok mention VP was the Prem player of the season but the bulk of the article should be about the player we are interested in! Seedhouse the Unrepentant

3:59pm Fri 15 Jun 12

Alicesdad says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
billythesaint wrote:
90% of this is about RVP! Well done Jay. Glad we've bought a future legend. England to win tonight.
I thought that. Ok mention VP was the Prem player of the season but the bulk of the article should be about the player we are interested in!
You are both absolutely right.

No mention of "Full story in tonights Daily Echo" either, mainly because this is a Burnley story not a Saints one.

Still, it was football based so I can put my cat back his basket. Alicescat rermains a legend.

England to win? Hope so I really want a 2-0 win for England as Im in a web based Euro competition and thats my prediction. We have never beaten Sweden in a competitive match, that is a staggering statistic. Where is John Motson when you need him !

Check out the video on the BBC website about Roy Hodgson when he was in Sweden. Hodgson is a legend out there and was probably the main reason Swedish football reached its high standard.

Hodgson was completely off my radar until he managed Switzerland and even then I only heard about him rarely. He deserves his shot at the big job and Im right behind him. He's been quietly brilliant for years, I hope he can retire one day having led England to a major trophy on the international stage.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: 90% of this is about RVP! Well done Jay. Glad we've bought a future legend. England to win tonight.[/p][/quote]I thought that. Ok mention VP was the Prem player of the season but the bulk of the article should be about the player we are interested in![/p][/quote]You are both absolutely right. No mention of "Full story in tonights Daily Echo" either, mainly because this is a Burnley story not a Saints one. Still, it was football based so I can put my cat back his basket. Alicescat rermains a legend. England to win? Hope so I really want a 2-0 win for England as Im in a web based Euro competition and thats my prediction. We have never beaten Sweden in a competitive match, that is a staggering statistic. Where is John Motson when you need him ! Check out the video on the BBC website about Roy Hodgson when he was in Sweden. Hodgson is a legend out there and was probably the main reason Swedish football reached its high standard. Hodgson was completely off my radar until he managed Switzerland and even then I only heard about him rarely. He deserves his shot at the big job and Im right behind him. He's been quietly brilliant for years, I hope he can retire one day having led England to a major trophy on the international stage. Alicesdad

4:19pm Fri 15 Jun 12

allmove4ward2geva says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
billythesaint wrote: 90% of this is about RVP! Well done Jay. Glad we've bought a future legend. England to win tonight.
I thought that. Ok mention VP was the Prem player of the season but the bulk of the article should be about the player we are interested in!
You are both absolutely right. No mention of "Full story in tonights Daily Echo" either, mainly because this is a Burnley story not a Saints one. Still, it was football based so I can put my cat back his basket. Alicescat rermains a legend. England to win? Hope so I really want a 2-0 win for England as Im in a web based Euro competition and thats my prediction. We have never beaten Sweden in a competitive match, that is a staggering statistic. Where is John Motson when you need him ! Check out the video on the BBC website about Roy Hodgson when he was in Sweden. Hodgson is a legend out there and was probably the main reason Swedish football reached its high standard. Hodgson was completely off my radar until he managed Switzerland and even then I only heard about him rarely. He deserves his shot at the big job and Im right behind him. He's been quietly brilliant for years, I hope he can retire one day having led England to a major trophy on the international stage.
Totally agree, I think Hodgson was ahead of his time at blackburn, and at liverpool it was the wrong time to go there imo
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billythesaint[/bold] wrote: 90% of this is about RVP! Well done Jay. Glad we've bought a future legend. England to win tonight.[/p][/quote]I thought that. Ok mention VP was the Prem player of the season but the bulk of the article should be about the player we are interested in![/p][/quote]You are both absolutely right. No mention of "Full story in tonights Daily Echo" either, mainly because this is a Burnley story not a Saints one. Still, it was football based so I can put my cat back his basket. Alicescat rermains a legend. England to win? Hope so I really want a 2-0 win for England as Im in a web based Euro competition and thats my prediction. We have never beaten Sweden in a competitive match, that is a staggering statistic. Where is John Motson when you need him ! Check out the video on the BBC website about Roy Hodgson when he was in Sweden. Hodgson is a legend out there and was probably the main reason Swedish football reached its high standard. Hodgson was completely off my radar until he managed Switzerland and even then I only heard about him rarely. He deserves his shot at the big job and Im right behind him. He's been quietly brilliant for years, I hope he can retire one day having led England to a major trophy on the international stage.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, I think Hodgson was ahead of his time at blackburn, and at liverpool it was the wrong time to go there imo allmove4ward2geva

6:41pm Fri 15 Jun 12

andysaints007 says...

legod7 wrote:
Headline is a bit misleading as it was as a Burnley player he was recognised as the PFA player of the season.
Wow, really? Maybe, if you really found that headline misleading we should get the Echo to spell it out properly for you then next time you numpty!!
[quote][p][bold]legod7[/bold] wrote: Headline is a bit misleading as it was as a Burnley player he was recognised as the PFA player of the season.[/p][/quote]Wow, really? Maybe, if you really found that headline misleading we should get the Echo to spell it out properly for you then next time you numpty!! andysaints007

8:52pm Fri 15 Jun 12

flashhart2000 says...

Why oh why did we ever let Anders Svensen go???

Can anyone disagree?
Why oh why did we ever let Anders Svensen go??? Can anyone disagree? flashhart2000

10:16pm Fri 15 Jun 12

Corkonian Saint says...

flashhart2000 wrote:
Why oh why did we ever let Anders Svensen go???

Can anyone disagree?
Anders was class, this must be the end of his international career as he is a ripe old age now. Anyway, well done Ingerland, with my boys on the plane home I may even support you lot!
[quote][p][bold]flashhart2000[/bold] wrote: Why oh why did we ever let Anders Svensen go??? Can anyone disagree?[/p][/quote]Anders was class, this must be the end of his international career as he is a ripe old age now. Anyway, well done Ingerland, with my boys on the plane home I may even support you lot! Corkonian Saint

10:27pm Fri 15 Jun 12

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

flashhart2000 wrote:
Why oh why did we ever let Anders Svensen go???

Can anyone disagree?
Because we got relegated. He always had class but there were a lot of games where he was ordinary.

Good to see three Saints on the pitch.
[quote][p][bold]flashhart2000[/bold] wrote: Why oh why did we ever let Anders Svensen go??? Can anyone disagree?[/p][/quote]Because we got relegated. He always had class but there were a lot of games where he was ordinary. Good to see three Saints on the pitch. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

4:17pm Sat 16 Jun 12

IanMcL says...

This also represents the power of Clarets mad in Burnley. Always ready to back a Claret through and through.

Jay Rod will do Southampton proud. maybe next season you can vote him Prem player of the season.
This also represents the power of Clarets mad in Burnley. Always ready to back a Claret through and through. Jay Rod will do Southampton proud. maybe next season you can vote him Prem player of the season. IanMcL

4:44pm Sat 16 Jun 12

Ashley Charles Pragnell says...

I remember back in 1986 Saints to a leap of faith a brought a striker by the name of Colin Clarke from the cherries and we paid 400,000 for him with Puckett and Whitlock as make weights in the deal. He opened his account with a hatrick against QPR in a 5. 1 win of QPR, and he scored 24 goals in his first Season. Jay is going to be a big hit at Southampton and his pace will help us .
I remember back in 1986 Saints to a leap of faith a brought a striker by the name of Colin Clarke from the cherries and we paid 400,000 for him with Puckett and Whitlock as make weights in the deal. He opened his account with a hatrick against QPR in a 5. 1 win of QPR, and he scored 24 goals in his first Season. Jay is going to be a big hit at Southampton and his pace will help us . Ashley Charles Pragnell

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