After the Burnley game Leeds United players and staff took part in the obligatory end of season awards evening. The awards are as follows:

Player for the Year: Max Gradel

Players’ Player of the Year: Max Gradel

Young Player of the Year: Jonny Howson

Goal of the season: Bradley Johnson vs Arsenal

After the awards Max Gradel gave his thanks to Simon Grayson, the staff and the players:

“I’ve been working very hard and I want to say thanks to the manager, his staff and the players. At the end of last year I felt I let the team and the fans down and I wanted to give something back to this club because it deserves it.

This is a massive club, it’s the best I’ve been at, and to play at a club like this is a dream. I want to keep playing at this club for a long time to come.”

It’s certainly been a magnificent twelve months for Gradel who has gone all the way to making up for his immaturity in our vital promotion clinching game against Bristol Rovers a year ago.

Now, to lighten the mood, I thought it might be nice for us to give out our own awards. So here are, in no particular order, the TSS alternative end of season awards.


The Who’s He and Why’s He Wearing a Leeds Shirt Award:

Jake Livermore

Other nominations: Fede Bessone, George McCartney

The Please, Please, Please Give Him a Game Grayson Award:

Davide Somma

Other Nominations: Barry Bannan, Ross McCormack, Ramon Nunez

The Shane Lowry Thank God We Can Forget About Him Award:

Neill Collins


The Will He-Won’t He Transfer Speculation Award:

Michael Johnson from Manchester City


The He Was Born Offside Award: (@dwj66)

Max Gradel


The Most Likely to Stand Back and Watch it Bounce Award: (@dwj66)

Alex Bruce


The Least Likely to Score in a Brothel Award: (@MarkBilly)

Billy Paynter


The Services to Song Writing Award:

Leeds fans away at Burnley for “You should have gone Christmas shopping!”


The Global Conspiracy Award:

Ken Bates’ ownership of Leeds United

Other nominations: Osama bin Laden’s death

The Best Post-Match Interview of the Season Award:

Luciano-it’s f***ing-unbelievable-Becchio after Middlesbrough away.


The Why Footballers and Twitter Probably Don’t Mix Award:

Lloyd Sam – for leaving his phone logged into twitter with Bradley Johnson about.


The Snodin Family Services to Facial Hair Award:

Bradley Johnson’s beard.


I’ll open this up to the floor for your own award suggestions and your thoughts on Leeds United’s official awards.