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Young Player of the Season

Young Player of the Season

With YOUR help Vital Blackburn has been trying to determine what have been the best and worst of the Blackburn Rovers 2006-2007 season.

The nominations are still be taken for ONE other Award (Player of the Year) but the Vital Blackburn Awards for 2006-2007 reach it's penultimate Award to be dished out with the

Young Player of the Season

When asked to simply leave the name of your Young Player of the Season most felt…

Matt Derbyshire should be the Award Winner! So congratulations Derbyshire on picking up the accolade.

Derbs was a unanimous winner of this Award, and one other (David Bentley) could have come into the reckoning, with the other an almost certain winner of a higher honour Derbs deservingly picked up this one.

For some years now we have known of the name Matthew Derbyshire, but hadn't really seen much of him, apart from a substitute appearance. He enjoyed a successful loan spell with Wrexham (after a not so successful one with Plymouth Argyle, for varying reasons) but seemed destined for another loan spell during 2006-2007, with Mark Hughes saying as much this time last year.

New arrivals looked certain to see this happen, but nothing came off despite some Championship interest. As calls became stronger for him to get a chance (with Hughes Da Man leading this bandwagon!!!) as he was scoring for fun in the reserves (along with Joe Garner, a player I think could make a similar impact to Derbs) injuries handed Derbs his chance and how he took it.

It is not always about talent, you also need a little fortune and Derbs did get this with the injuries to others, but after he got his chance he looked ever inch the part, leaving more established and renowned names such as Francis Jeffers, Shabani Nonda and Jason Roberts looking on as he kept them out of the side. Eventually he did lose his place, but he still played a major part in the rest of the season and his future looks VERY bright.

Derbs capped a dream season by marking his England Under-21 debut with a goal in the first match at the New Wembley (Bentley had become the first Englishman to do this before him) and is currently a part of the England squad at the European Under-21 Championship Finals in Holland, scoring as a substitute against Serbia on Sunday.

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Writer:Walker
Date:Monday June 18 2007
Time: 3:50PM

Comments

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Derbs is my golden boy, I've ALWAYS rated him. Those of you new to this site (even some of the now established ones may have missed some of my calls for Derbs when I was banging on about him. Clint, the senior VBer here will testify no doubt LOL) will probably come to find this out soon enough :) LOL
The only genuine threat to Derbs for this was Bents, but with him a shoe-in for the Senior Player of the Year Derbs was not pressured here. WELL DESERVED, well done Derbs. This kid loves playing for Rovers and loves scoring goals, this is what he is superb at doing. I likened him to Gary Lineker in the past. A tough tag to live up to, but I think he could do this.
It would put the icing on top of the cherry on top of the cake if Derbs could finish the season with a WINNERS medal at the Under-21 European Championships wouldn't it.
Hughes Da Man
18/06/2007 15:54:00
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this one was easy really only one winner
durks de rover
18/06/2007 17:44:00
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Matt Derbyshire deserves to go all the way!
sandgroanun
18/06/2007 21:26:00
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I hope that he can, and feel that he will. Maybe a bit optimistic (but is it really?!?!) but I have previously said I think he could be a part of the 2010 England World Cup Squad.
Hughes Da Man
18/06/2007 21:47:00
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always gonna be one winner here, congrats to the lad
sasman
19/06/2007 03:57:00
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I have to say that Hughes Da Man we have rattled off a few discussions over the younger players at Blackburn and just how damned good they are!!!! But the Senior bit mate, God u make me sound soooooooo old lol
Clint
19/06/2007 09:46:00
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Bit of a gimme this one.
MikeyGamst
19/06/2007 10:46:00
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If you feel old on this site I feel pre-historic!!! I wonder if there are any active users on this site that have been on it longer than us dude?!?!
Hughes Da Man
19/06/2007 10:50:00
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I dunno but then I didnt realise I was one of the 1st on here lol u had to tell me not that long ago. But along with everyone else we have had some great chats about the younger players, lets hope one if not two come through next season so we can start talking about them in the same way as Matty
Clint
19/06/2007 11:21:00
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I rhink when HDM comes back we should create a Vital Blackburn Hall Of Fame, numbering the members plus their day of induction
sasman
23/06/2007 07:13:00
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