Watford striker Troy Deeney wins Watford Observer Player of the Season

Top scorer and award winner Troy Deeney. Picture: Holly Cant

Top scorer and award winner Troy Deeney. Picture: Holly Cant

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Troy Deeney has capped a memorable season by winning the prestigious Watford Observer Player of the Season award.

The Hornets’ top scorer, who has netted 24 goals in all competitions, was neck-and-neck in the first week of polling with runner-up Gabriele Angella but the striker’s strong end to the campaign looks to have been decisive in him securing the award.

Deeney was presented with the trophy by former Watford Observer deputy editor Oli Phillips and sponsors SA Law shortly before kick-off with Huddersfield Town this afternoon and it will be handed to him again at the club’s end-of-season dinner tomorrow night.

Having pushed his team-mate for the trophy, Angella was comfortably in second place while Daniel Pudil held off the challenge of Fernando Forestieri to come third in the award standings.

Deeney is the first Watford striker since Danny Graham in 2011 to win the award and succeeds last year’s victor Almen Abdi.

Player of the Season (Watford Observer Trophy)

1. Troy Deeney - 2,155 voting points

2. Gabriele Angella - 1,760

3. Daniel Pudil - 601

4. Fernando Forestieri - 519

5. Ikechi Anya - 395

6. Daniel Tozser – 190

7. Cristian Battocchio – 151

8. Lloyd Doyley – 142

9. Marco Cassetti

10. Sean Murray

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12:34pm Sat 3 May 14

rayman01 says...

Always going to be Troy but what has happened to McGugan? I assume he only got the votes of the three guys in the family stand who always cheer him on! Now let's beat the Town. Luv the Horns!
Always going to be Troy but what has happened to McGugan? I assume he only got the votes of the three guys in the family stand who always cheer him on! Now let's beat the Town. Luv the Horns! rayman01
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2:16pm Sat 3 May 14

kevhenderson says...

How can McGugan score 10 goals from midfield and not even get in the top 10? Given the awful season that Watford have had, that's ridiculous.
How can McGugan score 10 goals from midfield and not even get in the top 10? Given the awful season that Watford have had, that's ridiculous. kevhenderson
  • Score: 9

5:08pm Sat 3 May 14

SJM...laugh at luton says...

Well done Troy...

Wish u good luck with your new club next season...u deserve to play in premier league...u only a few years at the top,take your chance now...

Good luck
Well done Troy... Wish u good luck with your new club next season...u deserve to play in premier league...u only a few years at the top,take your chance now... Good luck SJM...laugh at luton
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6:05pm Sat 3 May 14

mooneysmagic says...

SJM...laugh at luton wrote:
Well done Troy...

Wish u good luck with your new club next season...u deserve to play in premier league...u only a few years at the top,take your chance now...

Good luck
Troy has been a credit to the Club and will be sorely missed. It's a shame the rest of the team hasn't shown even half the effort you have put in this season.

Good luck at your new club wherever it may be.
[quote][p][bold]SJM...laugh at luton[/bold] wrote: Well done Troy... Wish u good luck with your new club next season...u deserve to play in premier league...u only a few years at the top,take your chance now... Good luck[/p][/quote]Troy has been a credit to the Club and will be sorely missed. It's a shame the rest of the team hasn't shown even half the effort you have put in this season. Good luck at your new club wherever it may be. mooneysmagic
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6:35pm Sat 3 May 14

tonyevans22 says...

kevhenderson wrote:
How can McGugan score 10 goals from midfield and not even get in the top 10? Given the awful season that Watford have had, that's ridiculous.
Because many of our fans do not have a clue what they are watching.He is just another player that will end up leaving because of the idiots who pick up on his errors rather than the good he does,and like boo-ing for the sake of it.Another outcast player that will never fit in no matter what he does.
[quote][p][bold]kevhenderson[/bold] wrote: How can McGugan score 10 goals from midfield and not even get in the top 10? Given the awful season that Watford have had, that's ridiculous.[/p][/quote]Because many of our fans do not have a clue what they are watching.He is just another player that will end up leaving because of the idiots who pick up on his errors rather than the good he does,and like boo-ing for the sake of it.Another outcast player that will never fit in no matter what he does. tonyevans22
  • Score: 3

10:02pm Sat 3 May 14

buckler says...

142 mugs voted for Doyley? How possibly could that even enter anyone's mind!
142 mugs voted for Doyley? How possibly could that even enter anyone's mind! buckler
  • Score: 3

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