End Of Season Awards

End Of Season Awards 2009/2010

A fascinating season of two halves has produced the clearest cut results ever in the Hob Nob Anyone? end of season voting for the 2009/2010 season. Before the season kicked off Reading fans were predicting a mid-table season and they were to be proved correct. However no one predicted a season where Reading looked set for relegation under Brendan Rodgers only to rediscover form under Brian McDermott and finish not far short of the play-offs.

Congratulations to Gylfi Sigurdsson who has been voted Hob Nob Anyone? player of the season for 2009/2010. Sigurdsson's excellent play making and great run of goals from midfield stood him out as Reading's best player during the season. Gylfi was a clear winner with 64% of the vote, with Ryan Bertrand winning runner up after a very impressive season. Sigurdsson was a clear fans favourite this year and also took a reasonable share of the vote in the Most Improved Player category to finish second to eventual winner Jimmy Kebe. Kebe thoroughly deserved the votes, and won by a long distance, after suffering under Rodgers in the early part of the season before discovering stunning form that made him Reading's most exciting player to watch.

Votes were well shared in the Worst Performance category, but in the Best Performance there could only be one winner. Reading's stunning FA Cup victory at Anfield was the highlight of the season after the Royals came from a goal behind in the FA Cup Third Round replay to win in extra time - thanks to a last minute penalty from Sigurdsson right at the end of normal time before Long headed home in extra time. That was a game that will live very long in the memory.

Looking to next season and Reading fans seem confident of a play-off place at the end of the season.

Votes were collected between 18 May 2010 and 24 June 2010.
All result figures are expressed as percentages of the total vote.

Player Of The Season Award 2009/2010
Gylfi Sigurdsson 64.2
Ryan Bertrand 13.1
Jimmy Kebe 7.0
Jobi McAnuff 3.9
Jay Tabb 3.1
Andy Griffin 2.6
Adam Federici 2.2
Others 3.9

Most Improved Player Award 2009/2010
Jimmy Kebe 72.1
Gylfi Sigurdsson 13.5
Adam Federici 3.1
Shane Long 3.1
Jay Tabb 2.6
Simon Church 1.7
Others 3.9

Best Performance Of The Season 2008/2009
FA Cup: Liverpool  1-2  Reading  13-01-2010 76.0
Championship: Reading 6-0 Peterborough 17-04-2010 7.0
Championship: C Palace 1-3 Reading 17-02-2010 3.1
Championship: Reading 5-0 Sheff Wed 27-02-2010 3.1
FA Cup: West Brom  2-3  Reading  24-02-2010 2.6
Others 8.3

Worst Performance Of The Season 2008/2009
Championship: Plymouth 4-1 Reading 28-12-2009 26.6
Championship: QPR 4-1 Reading 20-10-2009 25.8
Championship: Watford 3-0 Reading 24-04-2010 8.3
Championship: Reading 0-2 Middlesbro 03-10-2009 6.6
Championship: Reading 2-4 C Palace 08-12-2009 6.1
Championship: Reading 1-3 Sheff Utd 22-08-2009 3.1
Championship: Reading 0-0 Doncaster 12-09-2009 3.1
Championship: Peterborough 3-2 Reading 19-09-2009 3.1
Championship: Reading 1-1 Scunthorpe 12-12-2009 2.6
Championship: Newcastle 3-0 Reading 15-08-2009 2.6
Others 12.2

Predictions For Next Season 2010/2011
Play-Offs 69.4
Midtable 16.6
Automatic Promotion 13.1
No Answer 0.9
Relegation 0.0

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