Steve Finnan: RAWK Player of the Season

Posted by Rushian on June 4, 2007, 08:05:55 PM

Steve Finnan has been voted RAWK's Player of the Season 2006-07.

In a poll dominated by defensive players, the consistent Irish right back came out on top with 25% of the votes. Daniel Agger's composed maturity took him into second, with Pepe Reina's happy knack of keeping clean sheets seeing the Spaniard claim third just ahead of scouse superstar Jamie Carragher. These four were streets ahead of the rest of the squad with top scorer Peter Crouch a distant fifth, mirroring fans disappointment with the attacking output from the midfielders and strikers this season.

Top 5
1. Steve Finnan 25%
2. Daniel Agger 23.2%
3. Pepe Reina 20.9%
4. Jamie Carragher 18%
5. Peter Crouch 3.4%

Javier Mascherano's strong displays since arriving in January saw him finish top of the midfielders, with Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso suffering against their previously high standards. Last summer's signings Fabio Aurelio, Mark Gonzalez, Jermaine Pennant, Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt garnered just 2.3% of the vote between them perhaps illustrating that at the top level money talks. If there's one player in the squad who should be worried it is John Arne Riise who was alone out of the regular back 5 in failing to garner significant votes.

© RAWK 2007

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