Voting for Everton’s End of Season Awards, The Dixies, is open.
As always, Evertonians can put forward their top three in the Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season and Goal of the Season categories, with the winners set to be announced at the ceremony at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on Tuesday 9 May.
The inaugural ‘Dixies’ are set to be bigger and better than ever before, with almost 1,300 tickets available for fans to enjoy a two-hour awards show packed with entertainment.
To help you make your decision on who should win awards on the night, we’ve asked Blues past and present for their choices. Today, former Toffees striker and Club Ambassador Graeme Sharp casts his votes.
PLAYER OF THE SEASON – ROMELU LUKAKU
This is a tough one. You’d have to look at Idrissa Gana Gueye coming into this category, as does Romelu. For me, perhaps being a bit selfish as a striker, you can’t take away Rom’s goals so I’d probably give it to him, but Gana runs him close.
Rom’s said all along that he wants his game to improve and it definitely has done. He’s had a very good season but when you put down the stats in front of you, and the fact he’s the top scorer in the league, that just shades it over Idrissa.
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON – TOM DAVIES
I think Tom has to fall into this category. He’s been pushed by David Unsworth, he’s got into the first team and his performances have been excellent. Ross Barkley still comes into this category, of course, but the impact Tom has had, and his assured performances, nobody can argue he’s been a breath of fresh air this season.
GOAL OF THE SEASON – TOM DAVIES v Manchester City (h)
Rom’s early goal against Bournemouth was a great strike, Mirallas’ goal at West Brom was excellent, but if you ask Evertonians what goal stands out for them, you’d have to say it’s Tom Davies. A young lad against one of the best teams in Manchester City, it was his first senior goal, and the fact he showed so much composure, including a cutback and that finish, makes it the most memorable.
Do you agree with Sharpy? Whatever your choices, submit your votes now by clicking here.
Fans will be joined on the evening by a host of Blues legends, as well as Ronald Koeman and the entire Everton first-team squad. Not only are there 10 prestigious 'Dixies' to be awarded on the night, there will also be special guests, interviews with first-team stars, some outstanding live music and thrilling video clips.
There are a variety of affordable ticket-only options available to purchase, as well as a wide range of VIP packages, and tickets are on sale now here or by calling The Philharmonic Box Office on 0151 709 3789*.
The awards presented on the night will include Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season, Player’s Player of the Season, Under-23 Player of Season, the Chairman’s Blueblood Award, the Howard Kendall Award and the Fan of the Year. A former player will also be inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame and named as the latest Everton Giant.
This year will also see the introduction of a brand new award category - Individual Performance of the Season. The Goal of the Season award will be voted for live on the night, with the top three goals from the online vote being put forward as contenders.
For more information on the event, including ticket prices, click here or contact a member of the Club’s Hospitality Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note booking fees do apply, there is a charge of 7.5% fee for online and telephone sales and a charge of 2% for in person credit card payments. The 7.5% charge includes postage.