Blackburn Rovers - Defender Of The Season
UK time is: 00:26:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Defender Of The Season

With YOUR help Vital Blackburn has been trying to determine what have been the best and worst of the Blackburn Rovers 2007-2008 season.

The nominations are still be taken for other Awards, but the Vital Blackburn Awards for 2007-2008 continue to be dished out with the COLIN HENDRY AWARD FOR DEFENDER OF THE SEASON.

THE WINNER: STEPHEN WARNOCK.

When asked to simply leave the name of your Defender of the Season most felt Stephen Warnock Award Winner, so congratulations to Warnock!

Firstly (as with last year) Brad Friedel is a gimme; he is ALWAYS likely to win a battle if we were selecting a Goalkeeper/Defender of the season, so his name is written is stone, and he gets his own Award!!!

We had our fair share of awkward moments at the back last season, probably because Ryan Nelsen was again troubled by injury and wasn't at his best for large periods when he played in despite this, which always causes us problems as he is the rock in our back four (in front of Friedel), Christopher Samba was well below what we know he can do but Stevie W was consistently good and showed improvement throughout the season, which was capped with him winning his first senior England International cap earlier this summer.

Zurab Khizanishvili and Andre Ooijer deserve honorary mentions as well I personally believe as when called upon (which should have maybe been more often than they were with Nelsen struggling and Samba well below his best) they NEVER let us down, particularly Zurab he can count himself unfortunate to have come in for a match here and there but gone straight back out again when others were fit!!!

To see what people had to say on this category click here.

Thanks for voting on this, PLEASE KEEP your votes coming in for these other Awards, as there is STILL time to vote so click here for the list of categories and vote on the one(s) you want!

Next to be dished out will be the Award for the TUGAY AWARD FOR MIDFIELDER OF THE SEASON (so keep voting!!!)


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 10 2008

Time: 9:37AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
A well deserved Award for Stevie W, if he carries on playing like he has he has every chance of cementing a place in the England squad.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
10/07/2008 09:39:00

Wot about Emerton??
Clint
Report Abuse
10/07/2008 09:58:00

What about him lol! He got a couple of mentions, but Stevie W blew everyone away here.
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
10/07/2008 10:14:00

i have to say that I think that Emerton had a better season, others wont and Warnock did well but..............
Clint
Report Abuse
10/07/2008 11:19:00

emerton was nowhere near as good as stevie W!! SSssssh Clint
whitey_82003
Report Abuse
10/07/2008 11:43:00

Emo did no where as well as Warnock, he's got his 1st england cap. Cemented his place in the Team and isn't our first priority in the transfer market a RB, Mmmm wonder why Emo's much better in a forward role, not at RB, christ Hughes even tried Reid there in the end.
MajiRovers
Report Abuse
10/07/2008 11:44:00

Be fair guys, Emerton did have a good season for us and he was playing out of position. Granted he isn't the best defender (being a midfielder) but he stepped in, did a good job, didn't moan etc.
FreidelNo.1
Report Abuse
10/07/2008 12:37:00

HEY HEY HEY!!!!!!!!!!!! all our other defenders got a mention here, and emo didnt, comon HDM step up to the plate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sasman
Report Abuse
10/07/2008 12:46:00

This is the right decision, from a consistency stand point and the fact that he delivered every week. Good work Mr.W.
MikeyGamst
Report Abuse
10/07/2008 12:50:00

FN1 has summed it up he's not a defender! Yes he got on with it he just wants to play like all the others. Emo has a role to play at the club, I would like to see him tried in midfield but not as the holder, he likes to drive with the ball, so lets see if he has a better end product than Dunn??
MajiRovers
Report Abuse
10/07/2008 12:51:00

I think even Sas would agree that Warnock deserved this award, his consistancy levels have been fab. Emo improved a lot this season but Warnock was immense for practically the entire season.
BomBom
Report Abuse
10/07/2008 17:12:00

Emo had his moment of glory with his most improved player, this was Stevie W's time :)
Hughes Da Man
Report Abuse
11/07/2008 10:01:00

gotta agree, warnock was our best, but where is EMOs name!!!!!!!!
sasman
Report Abuse
11/07/2008 10:11:00

well done warneyyy!
kendog
Report Abuse
11/07/2008 12:31:00

I would like emo in the attacking midfielder role... didnt he play in that role for Sas's lot once? And he scored twice didnt he?
MikeyGamst
Report Abuse
11/07/2008 12:49:00

Emerton scored twice!? Who were they playing Western Samoa?
FreidelNo.1
Report Abuse
11/07/2008 15:46:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Blackburn Exit Confirmed (Friday July 31 2015)

Villa Bag The Special(s) Rudy (Friday July 31 2015)

No Deal!! Rovers Refused Kim Permit (Thursday July 30 2015)

Gestede Going & Dunn Joins Oldham (Thursday July 30 2015)

Kim Bo-Kyung A No Go? (Thursday July 30 2015)

Two Fixture Changes (Thursday July 30 2015)

Praise For Blackburn Trialist (Thursday July 30 2015)

Kim Awaits Work Permit?? (Thursday July 30 2015)

Rovers Draw At Gigg Lane (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Birmingham 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackburn 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Bolton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Brentford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Brighton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Bristol City 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Burnley 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Opinion: Will we sign another striker?
Birmingham : 31/07/2015 21:00:01
Vital Derby On Facebook
Derby County : 31/07/2015 21:00:00
Maybe Jones Isn't A 'Big Part' Of Cardiff's Plans!
Cardiff : 31/07/2015 19:31:00
Boro swoop for defender
Middlesbrough : 31/07/2015 19:20:01
Marshall To West Brom?
Cardiff : 31/07/2015 19:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

10m for Rhodes....Fair price?
Suggested By:  VitalRovers
Yes! Easily worth 10m 13%
No....It's not enough! 64%
Too much 19%
Whatever we'll not get that 4%