Pritchard nominated for prestigious award

Alex Pritchard

Alex Pritchard

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SWINDON Town midfielder Alex Pritchard has been nominated for a prestigious Football League award previously won by Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.

The Tottenham loanee is up for the Football League’s Young Player of the Year award, which will be handed out to the best player aged under 21 at a glittering awards ceremony at The Brewery in London on March 16.

Pritchard has made the final three following a succession of sparkling performances in a Town shirt and now faces competition from Liam Moore of Leicester City and Will Hughes of Derby County.

As well as Bale, other previous winners of the award include Wilfried Zaha, Thomas Ince, Fabian Delph, David Nugent and Connor Wickham.

A further 13 awards will be handed out on the night including the Family Club of the Year, Johnstone’s Paint Community Club of the Year, Capital One Supporter of the Year and the Tokio Marine Unsung Hero award.

On the pitch, the League Football Education Apprentice of the Year will be chosen for each division, as will the Sky Bet Player of the Year and the Mitre Goal of the Year.

In total, 31 clubs have been nominated so far, with Championship side Derby County leading the way with four nominations, while a further nine clubs have been nominated twice.

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5:06pm Mon 10 Mar 14

MidlandRobin says...

Didn't expect this today! Good luck to the lad, deserves it, he's made a difference for us this season on the wing. MASSIVE step up from Gary Roberts.

The problem with this however attracts the attention of bigger clubs, as you can see from the previous winners they haven't stuck around.

Zaha - United/Cardiff
Ince - Crystal Palace
Wickham - Sunderland
Nugent - Premier League floater
Delph - Villa

Cooper (if still in charge) has got his work cut out for him to find a replacement
Didn't expect this today! Good luck to the lad, deserves it, he's made a difference for us this season on the wing. MASSIVE step up from Gary Roberts. The problem with this however attracts the attention of bigger clubs, as you can see from the previous winners they haven't stuck around. Zaha - United/Cardiff Ince - Crystal Palace Wickham - Sunderland Nugent - Premier League floater Delph - Villa Cooper (if still in charge) has got his work cut out for him to find a replacement MidlandRobin
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5:13pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Swindon1984 says...

MidlandRobin wrote:
Didn't expect this today! Good luck to the lad, deserves it, he's made a difference for us this season on the wing. MASSIVE step up from Gary Roberts. The problem with this however attracts the attention of bigger clubs, as you can see from the previous winners they haven't stuck around. Zaha - United/Cardiff Ince - Crystal Palace Wickham - Sunderland Nugent - Premier League floater Delph - Villa Cooper (if still in charge) has got his work cut out for him to find a replacement
He has looked one of the brighter players this term, good passing ability, great on the ball, takes a good free kick, chases back and hassles when off the ball, if he only bulked up a bit and wasn't so easily pushed off the ball in possession he'd probably already be playing at a higher level. Was delighted to see him start on Saturday and was one of a few in the first half to have a really good game, thought he looked tired second half though and maybe should have been subbed. Possibly not quite match fit for 90 minutes.
[quote][p][bold]MidlandRobin[/bold] wrote: Didn't expect this today! Good luck to the lad, deserves it, he's made a difference for us this season on the wing. MASSIVE step up from Gary Roberts. The problem with this however attracts the attention of bigger clubs, as you can see from the previous winners they haven't stuck around. Zaha - United/Cardiff Ince - Crystal Palace Wickham - Sunderland Nugent - Premier League floater Delph - Villa Cooper (if still in charge) has got his work cut out for him to find a replacement[/p][/quote]He has looked one of the brighter players this term, good passing ability, great on the ball, takes a good free kick, chases back and hassles when off the ball, if he only bulked up a bit and wasn't so easily pushed off the ball in possession he'd probably already be playing at a higher level. Was delighted to see him start on Saturday and was one of a few in the first half to have a really good game, thought he looked tired second half though and maybe should have been subbed. Possibly not quite match fit for 90 minutes. Swindon1984
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5:56pm Mon 10 Mar 14

melnursesear. says...

Good luck to him..I,m afraid this first attempt at Trophy might be too much...Living on outskirts of Derby I think what Hughes has done.. at a higher level is phenomenal..dont let it put Pritchard off though..He has had a brilliant season..
Good luck to him..I,m afraid this first attempt at Trophy might be too much...Living on outskirts of Derby I think what Hughes has done.. at a higher level is phenomenal..dont let it put Pritchard off though..He has had a brilliant season.. melnursesear.
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6:16pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Wilesy says...

Quite some achievement even if the final position is third!

Unfortunately we are unlikely to see him back next season as he is doing so well but I would think he will remember his time at Swindon as a big stepping stone in his career and just goes to show how going out on loan can benefit a promising young player.
Quite some achievement even if the final position is third! Unfortunately we are unlikely to see him back next season as he is doing so well but I would think he will remember his time at Swindon as a big stepping stone in his career and just goes to show how going out on loan can benefit a promising young player. Wilesy
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6:17pm Mon 10 Mar 14

mancrobin says...

Well done Alex. Great improvement throughout the season and has shown the class on a number of occasions owns to be the match winner.

No way was Alex comparable to Matt Ritchie at the start of the campaign but he moves closer all the time.
Well done Alex. Great improvement throughout the season and has shown the class on a number of occasions owns to be the match winner. No way was Alex comparable to Matt Ritchie at the start of the campaign but he moves closer all the time. mancrobin
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10:32pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Oxon-Red says...

Well done Alex, its been a pleasure watching you this season. Good luck for the future whether that is with the Mighty Reds or elsewhere.

Have Town got anyone up for the Capital One Award :-)

COYMR
Well done Alex, its been a pleasure watching you this season. Good luck for the future whether that is with the Mighty Reds or elsewhere. Have Town got anyone up for the Capital One Award :-) COYMR Oxon-Red
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11:08pm Mon 10 Mar 14

old town robin says...

MidlandRobin wrote:
Didn't expect this today! Good luck to the lad, deserves it, he's made a difference for us this season on the wing. MASSIVE step up from Gary Roberts.

The problem with this however attracts the attention of bigger clubs, as you can see from the previous winners they haven't stuck around.

Zaha - United/Cardiff
Ince - Crystal Palace
Wickham - Sunderland
Nugent - Premier League floater
Delph - Villa

Cooper (if still in charge) has got his work cut out for him to find a replacement
Totally unnecessary swipe at Gary Roberts, I got the chance to speak with him last year in the Wheatsheaf after the Sheff Utd game along with Ferry, Jay and one or two others, all well behaved and were a credit to the town! .

Gary was a really decent guy for us who lost his confidence after being underrminded by the Italian, he could have been great for us given the chance, just take a look what he is doing for Chesterfield and ask yourself why you are so disrespectful to bring his name up for what should have been a compliment based on an achievement for Pritch. And by the way couldn't care a **** for the names you mentioned, only interested in STFC.
[quote][p][bold]MidlandRobin[/bold] wrote: Didn't expect this today! Good luck to the lad, deserves it, he's made a difference for us this season on the wing. MASSIVE step up from Gary Roberts. The problem with this however attracts the attention of bigger clubs, as you can see from the previous winners they haven't stuck around. Zaha - United/Cardiff Ince - Crystal Palace Wickham - Sunderland Nugent - Premier League floater Delph - Villa Cooper (if still in charge) has got his work cut out for him to find a replacement[/p][/quote]Totally unnecessary swipe at Gary Roberts, I got the chance to speak with him last year in the Wheatsheaf after the Sheff Utd game along with Ferry, Jay and one or two others, all well behaved and were a credit to the town! . Gary was a really decent guy for us who lost his confidence after being underrminded by the Italian, he could have been great for us given the chance, just take a look what he is doing for Chesterfield and ask yourself why you are so disrespectful to bring his name up for what should have been a compliment based on an achievement for Pritch. And by the way couldn't care a **** for the names you mentioned, only interested in STFC. old town robin
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9:41am Tue 11 Mar 14

Swindon1984 says...

old town robin wrote:
MidlandRobin wrote: Didn't expect this today! Good luck to the lad, deserves it, he's made a difference for us this season on the wing. MASSIVE step up from Gary Roberts. The problem with this however attracts the attention of bigger clubs, as you can see from the previous winners they haven't stuck around. Zaha - United/Cardiff Ince - Crystal Palace Wickham - Sunderland Nugent - Premier League floater Delph - Villa Cooper (if still in charge) has got his work cut out for him to find a replacement
Totally unnecessary swipe at Gary Roberts, I got the chance to speak with him last year in the Wheatsheaf after the Sheff Utd game along with Ferry, Jay and one or two others, all well behaved and were a credit to the town! . Gary was a really decent guy for us who lost his confidence after being underrminded by the Italian, he could have been great for us given the chance, just take a look what he is doing for Chesterfield and ask yourself why you are so disrespectful to bring his name up for what should have been a compliment based on an achievement for Pritch. And by the way couldn't care a **** for the names you mentioned, only interested in STFC.
And a massive overreaction there don't you think! They play in a similar position, and it looks like that was an observation rather than having a go. I'm sure Midland Robin's a big boy who can fight his own battles but really, I didn't see anything personal being chucked into the mix there, until you personally took offence at what was a fairly inoccuous statement. Calm down everyone!
[quote][p][bold]old town robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MidlandRobin[/bold] wrote: Didn't expect this today! Good luck to the lad, deserves it, he's made a difference for us this season on the wing. MASSIVE step up from Gary Roberts. The problem with this however attracts the attention of bigger clubs, as you can see from the previous winners they haven't stuck around. Zaha - United/Cardiff Ince - Crystal Palace Wickham - Sunderland Nugent - Premier League floater Delph - Villa Cooper (if still in charge) has got his work cut out for him to find a replacement[/p][/quote]Totally unnecessary swipe at Gary Roberts, I got the chance to speak with him last year in the Wheatsheaf after the Sheff Utd game along with Ferry, Jay and one or two others, all well behaved and were a credit to the town! . Gary was a really decent guy for us who lost his confidence after being underrminded by the Italian, he could have been great for us given the chance, just take a look what he is doing for Chesterfield and ask yourself why you are so disrespectful to bring his name up for what should have been a compliment based on an achievement for Pritch. And by the way couldn't care a **** for the names you mentioned, only interested in STFC.[/p][/quote]And a massive overreaction there don't you think! They play in a similar position, and it looks like that was an observation rather than having a go. I'm sure Midland Robin's a big boy who can fight his own battles but really, I didn't see anything personal being chucked into the mix there, until you personally took offence at what was a fairly inoccuous statement. Calm down everyone! Swindon1984
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