Trundle Wins Your Award

Monday, 18 April 2005, 0:00
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It was runner-up last year but this time around it’s one step better as Lee Trundle is crowned as the JackArmy.net player of the year after almost 300 people voted in the end of season awards.

Trundle’s award is just reward for being the first Swans player for more than 20 years to notch 20 league goals as the Swans close in on what they hope will be a promotion.

Player Of The Year Result

Lee Trundle has been a revelation since being bought to Swansea by then manager Brian Flynn in the summer of 2003. In excess of 40 goals have followed in the two seasons since then as well as numerous appearances on Soccer AM.

1. Lee Trundle 804
2. Kris O’Leary 651
3. Sam Ricketts 469
4. Willy Gueret 302
5. Kevin Austin 96

It was on that show that Trundle promised earlier in the season to score more than last year and he has lived up to that promise even though the season still has a few weeks to run. Trundle beat off a strong challenge from the award from Kristian O’Leary who himself has excelled this season in the heart of Swansea’s midfield so much so that he seems certain to be rewarded with a new two year contract at the end of the season.

In third place was Sam Ricketts who arrived last summer from Telford and has earned himself three Welsh caps this season whilst new goalkeeper – unbelievably third choice at Millwall – Willy Gueret came fourth. Behind them was a huge gap to Kevin Austin who edged out Garry Monk by one point for 5th place.

The awards have been voted on by the fans who were asked to name their top three players of the season with the top place getting 5 points, 2nd getting 3 and 3rd getting just 1. Trundle follows fellow scouser Andy Robinson who walked away with the award last time around.

We are hoping to arrange with the club to present Lee with his award prior to the Wrexham game at the Vetch where it will once again be presented by Swans fan Amy Prosser.

We also asked the fans to vote in two other categories for their top places and awarded the points the same.

Goal Of The Season Result

This award was by far the closest of the ones in which the fans voted with the winner unsure until the last vote had been counted.

1. Goodfellow v Stockport 256
2. Trundle v Cambridge (A) 254
3. Ricketts v Luton 235
4. Trundle (2) v Cambridge (H) 217
5. Britton v Cheltenham 125

Marc Goodfellow won the day though with his winner in the FA Cup against Stockport that moved the Swans into Round Three on what turned out to be a bumper pay tie against Reading. Goodfellow’s goal narrowly edged out Trundle’s effort away at Cambridge with his second goal against the same opposition in fourth place.

Sandwiched in between those two Trundle goals was Sam Rickett’s first for the club against Luton in the LDV Vans Trophy whilst Leon Britton found himself in the top five for his winner at Cheltenham in the league on Easter Monday.

In the match of the season, the clear winner was the 2-0 home league win against Macclesfield on Good Friday which could well have turned the Swans fortunes around, with them having won three of the four matches since to push themselves right back into the promotion frame.

Match Of The Season Result

The FA Cup double header against Reading featured heavily in the voting with the away tie coming a distant second to Macclesfield,

1. Macclesfield (Home) 497
2. Reading (Away) 293
3. Kidderminster (Away) 241
4. Reading (Home) 175
5. Boston (Away) 169

while the home game came in fourth despite the Swans going down to an extra time defeat in front of the Sky Cameras. The 5-1 mauling of Kidderminster on Boxing Day was unsurprisingly a popular choice in third place whilst Boston’s first home league defeat of the season to us came in fifth.

But it is the man who took the main award that has yet again taken the plaudits of the Swansea fans and we pass on our congratulations to the second JackArmy.net player of the season – LEE TRUNDLE!

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