UK time is: 14:25:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Fulham - Hodgson Cops for an Award!

Unfortunately it`s not the big one we all hoped Roy might get sneak away with this season, namely the 'Manager of the Year award but it is a great reward for a great guy.

Roy has been awarded the 2008/09 Barclays Spirit Award

Apparently, at the beginning of the season the award was introduced to highlight a manger or a player who best encompasses the spirit of the game and with the 2008-2009 season over, all bar two cup finals, Roy has been deemed a more than worthy winner.

Speaking about being the recipient of the award, Roy remarked,

'It is something to be proud of, for the club as well.'

'You embody a lot of things as a manager of a club. You hope your message is getting across to the players. They are also showing on the field the sort of qualities you expect at Fulham as human beings."

'What we've tried to do is become a good team and win football matches. Along the way we've been recognised as a team that tries to do it in a correct manner.'


And here in the chair as the editor of Vital Fulham I`m sure those thoughts are endorsed by many a supporter across the land who has watched us surprise quite a few people this season, both with our position in the table and our style of play.

Continuing with heaping praise, the Premier League chief executive, Richard Scudamore enthused,

'Roy Hodgson has set an example of how the game should be approached and played - he has been a great ambassador throughout the Barclays Premier League season."

'His achievements this season, coupled with the attitude that he and his players have shown towards match officials, the opposition and the fans, make him a worthy winner of the 2008/09 Barclays Spirit Award.'


Gentleman Roy gets the recognition he fully deserves and he also gets congratulations from us - nice one Roy!




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



For the very latest Premier League odds

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

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 27 2009

Time: 4:39PM

Your Comments

what's Moyes got that Roy hasn't got?
Al Billy
I think this is their way of giving Roy an award without actually making him manager of the year..................
AlexFFC
Possibly, but Roy has no peer when it comes to old school integrity. It's as if they created the award just for him.
Samboney
completely agreed samboney... there simply is no other manager in the league as classy as roy... maybe o'neill, but that might be it...
woodysweats
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham Win at Crawley! (Sunday July 20 2014)

Trio to Stay (Sunday July 20 2014)

Stockdale Brighton Bound? (Saturday July 19 2014)

Zamora Pens 1-Year Deal! (Thursday July 17 2014)

Ruiz Going Greek! (Thursday July 17 2014)

Centre Back Tracked! (Thursday July 17 2014)

So Where Next for the Misfit? (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Besiktas Interest in Ruiz! (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Dejagah Bid Received! (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Get a Season Ticket! (Monday July 14 2014)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Leeds Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Latics Snap Up Manchester City Youngster On Loan
Wigan : 22/07/2014 13:39:00
New Away Kit Announced
Norwich : 22/07/2014 10:54:00
Restoring Faith In Humanity
Ipswich : 22/07/2014 10:35:00
Long-Term Deal For Defender
Ipswich : 22/07/2014 10:34:00
RUFC - Club Apologises To Fans
Rotherham : 22/07/2014 10:04:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Fulham Bounce Straight Back Up?
Suggested By:  putney
Yes! 45%
No! 47%
Ask me around Christmas! 8%