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Awards: As They Happened

Awards: As They Happened

The 8th Annual Everton End Of Season Awards - The Winners:

PLAYER OF THE SEASON: LEIGHTON BAINES
PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE SEASON: LEIGHTON BAINES
GOAL OF THE SEASON: KEVIN MIRALLAS
THE CHAIRMAN'S BLUEBLOOD AWARD: DAVID MOYES
EVERTON GIANT: DEREK TEMPLE
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON: ROSS BARKLEY
LADIES PLAYER OF THE SEASON: TONI DUGGAN
ACADEMY PLAYER OF THE SEASON: CHRIS LONG
THE HOWARD KENDALL AWARD: PHIL NEVILLE
THE PEOPLE'S CLUB AWARD: THE HILLSBOROUGH FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

00.00: And a fitting way to end on the stroke of midnight, Everton's Player of the Season for 2012/13, Mr. Leighton Baines...

Leighton Baines

23.58: Kevin Mirallas is all smiles as he receives the Goal of the Season award from Blues legend Graeme Sharp...

Kevin Mirallas - Goal of the Season

23.57:
There will be more from Moyes on evertonfc.com tomorrow. For now, I'll wrap up with a few final photos from the evening. First up, here's Leighton Baines with the first of his two prizes, the Players' Player of the Season...

Baines Players' Player

23.50:
Moyes also recalled some of his favourite Everton moments, mentioning his first game, the UEFA Cup trip to Nurnburg, the tie against Fiorentina and the FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester United. "The memories I have from Everton are memories that will be with me for a long, long time."  - David Moyes

23.45: Moyes thanks the board for their backing, the players for their efforts and the fans for their unwavering support. "Last weekend the support you showed me was incredible. But in the second half you supported your Club. You knew you were losing your manager but you supported your Club. And it was that for which I had the most respect." - David Moyes

23.42: The audience at St George's Hall is captivated as Moyes begins what will surely be his last public speech as Everton manager.

23:40: DAVID MOYES WINS THE CHAIRMAN'S BLUEBLOOD AWARD

23.38:
Time for the last prize of the evening. Bill Kenwright is up on stage to announce the latest recipient of his Blueblood award...

23.37: Phil Neville collects his Howard Kendall Award...

Neville Kendall Award

RuleaTom: Seems as though its been a brilliant night at #EFCawards made up with the People Club Award #JFT96

GeorgiaMoss17: So so so happy leighton baines won players player and player of the season #lovehim #efcawards

ConnorJPickford: Not surprised Baines got 2 awards tonight, should of got a 3rd for goal of the season! #EFCawards

23.33: "It's very special to play for Everton. To be voted for this by fans - thank you." - Leighton Baines

23.30: So, for the second time in two years, it's an awards night double for Leighton Baines. Only Mikel Arteta has won both awards twice before but no player has done two doubles. Some achievement from the former Wigan man.

23.28: LEIGHTON BAINES IS EVERTON'S PLAYER OF THE SEASON


23.27: Time for THE big award of the night. The Everton Player of the Season. Blues legend Peter Reid is on stage to announce the winner...

23.24: "I'm proud to win the Players' Player award and proud to call these guys my mates." - Leighton Baines

@Everton: Great stuff as Distin joins Mirallas on stage to translate in French. Fans singing for Super Kev! #EFCawards

KinseyEFC: Didn't think that was goal of the season, still a fantastic effort though #efcawards

22.23: Leighton Baines' Newcastle free-kick, Leon Osman's Man City stunner and Mirallas' solo wondergoal against Stoke were your final three. They went before the clap-o-meter and it was the Belgian who came out on top. And by some way too. A popular man in the house tonight. A first Everton award for the former Olympiakos man. 

23.22: KEVIN MIRALLAS WINS EVERTON'S GOAL OF THE SEASON

23.19: No real surprises there I suppose. The only outfield player in the country to have played every minute of Premier League action, his equal most prolific campaign to date, countless assists, a first England goal. Need I go on?

23.18: LEIGHTON BAINES IS EVERTON'S PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE SEASON

23.17: The next award of the night and it's the first of the 'big three' - the Players' Player of the Season, presented by Phil Neville and Sylvain Distin...

23.16: "It's a club that once it's touched you, never leaves you. It's not just about what happens on the pitch, it's about what happens at the training ground amongst the players, the staff and everyone." - Phil Neville

23.15: An award that recognises an area of outstanding achievement at the Club. On the playing side at least, who else could it have been? The departing skipper gets a rapturous applause.

23.08: PHIL NEVILLE WINS THE HOWARD KENDALL AWARD


23.07: The next award has already been announced and has beaten me. It was a special one too...

23.04: Bill Kenwright welcomes Margaret Aspinall, chairperson of HFSG, on stage to collect the award. She receives the biggest reception of the night so far.

23.02: Chairman Bill Kenwright pays a stirring tribute to the loved ones of those who lost their lives at Hillsborough. "We brought this award back this year for quite obvious reasons. Something happened in this city in the autumn of last year. We at Everton Football Club saluted the tremendous bravery of the families of the Hillsborough disaster. They have had the greatest achievement in football on Merseyside this year."

23.01: THE PEOPLE'S CLUB AWARD GOES TO THE HILLSBOROUGH FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

rossefc: Kevin Mirallas is quickly becoming my favorite Everton player #EFCawards

linseypritchefc: What I'd give to be inside St Georges Hall tonight. Priceless #EFCawards

22.53:
Turns out a load of the players chipped in to ensure Moyes' boots were won. A considerable amount of money now going to charity as a result. £5,500 to be exact. A truly commendable effort.

22.52:
The latest entertainment comes from 'Spark', a kind of street band. With drums. That light up. Very impressive.

22.48: Some great prizes in there this year too. A pair of Lionel Messi's boots being one of them.

22.45: A live auction is currently taking place and there are two people going head-to-head for the pair of boots David Moyes wore for his last game at Goodison. Neither is willing to budge. Who will win? Kevin Mirallas or Phil Neville?

22.44: Spotted! Another snap from the blue carpet...

Distin and Mirallas make their way inside

22.40: If you want to read more about our winners and what they've had to say, our Awards page is now live.

MorganCornessx: Got to say I'm loving the new 'fro'. Really brings out his eyes:p

22.34: And from the glorious past to the budding future, here's Ross Barkley on stage moments ago collecting his award from Under-21s coach David Weir...

Barkley Awar

22.32:
The latest Everton Giant collects his award from Duncan Ferguson...

Temple Award

barnessaysthis: Some great goals there to choose from but have to go with #EFCgoalA! Leighton Baines' screamer of a FK! #EFCawards

Christopher Millward: Ossie's goal vs man city was stunning. To see Joe Hart rooted to the spot was just fantastic. Got to be baines free kick v newcastle away though. Top goal by a top player.

22.28: Probably my favourite so far...

Marouane Fellaini

22.27: We've not had a Felli picture for a while, have we?

22.26: "I am really pleased to win the award, it comes after a lot of hard work. Going on loan has really helped me. Next season is massive for me. I am already looking forward to it. I have to go away for the Under-20 World Cup, come back to pre-season and try to impress the new manager." - Ross Barkley

22.24: If only that shot against Arsenal had gone in,'ey? Regardless, it was still a top season for the tricky midfield talent. Loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United were a triumph and David Moyes' trust in him was demonstrated by starts at Tottenham and the Emirates. It looks like his summer will be spent at the Under-20 World Cup too. The future looks good for Ross Barkley.

22.23: ROSS BARKLEY IS EVERTON'S YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON

22.22: And now for the Young Player of the Season. Alan Stubbs and David Weir will present this one...

22.21: "It is incredible to have Duncan Ferguson as a coach. Working with him every day on the training field is unreal. It's been a good season for me goalscoring wise. I scored more than last season, so that's good." - Chris Long

22.20: CHRIS LONG IS EVERTON'S ACADEMY PLAYER OF THE SEASON

22.19: The awards are starting to come thick and fast now. Next up on stage are Alan Irvine and Kevin Sheedy. Time to discover the Academy Player of the Season...

24Rogan: what about the big feller Distan @sylvaind15tin for player of the season. he's been amazing

22.13: "That Cup final doesn't feel 47 years ago because I definitely don't feel that old. It's fantastic to join this 'squad' of players. There's been some great names inducted over the years. I'm honoured."
- Derek Temple

22.11: While injury prevented him from picking up a league winner's medal in 1962/63, he did play a handful of games, the majority at the critical tail-end of the campaign. It will be his winner in the unforgettable FA Cup final of 1966 that ensures Derek Temple's place in folklore however. Two goals down, the unknown Mike Trebilcock took the headlines for levelling things up, but it was Temple who smashed the winner. A hero and a gent, he is now an Everton Giant.

22.08: DEREK TEMPLE IS THE EVERTON GIANT FOR 2013

22.07: Right, time for the next award. Duncan Ferguson is up on stage to announce the Everton Giant for 2013...

22.06: Going photo crazy. Here's Toni Duggan, receiving her award from Steve Round, Kevin Mirallas and sponsor Ben Hatton of Rippleffect...

Duggan Award

22.03:
Here's another snap from earlier. Steven Pienaar and Bryan Oviedo arriving at St George's Hall...

Bryan Oviedo and Steven Pienaar

22.01: If you're wondering what tonight's venue looks like...

St George's Hall

22.00:
Read more on Toni's season here.

21.58: A star of last season's WSL, a first England cap, her first England goals and the England Under-23s Player of the Year award safely stowed away on her mantelpiece. She's got a partner for it now. Richly deserved it's fair to say. Well done, Toni.

21.57: TONI DUGGAN IS EVERTON LADIES' PLAYER OF THE SEASON

21.56: So what did you miss? Well, only the one award thankfully...

21.55: Had my flow stopped by some fairly major technical problems there. Apologies for that. Fingers crossed we're over it now.

John Grosvenor: Baines' goal was a class strike! However the pass and build up to Osman's against city was like real or barca! Efc 4 life!

21.19: And here's why Ken won. Read his story here.

21.17: Here's our first winner of the night, Fan of the Year, Ken Sweeney with host Jim White and midfielder Leon Osman...

Fan Of The Year

KingsofGoodison: Love that Fellaini walked on stage to 'You're just too good to be true'. Fairplay to @Everton for that.

21.13: A lot of love coming in on Facebook and Twitter for the Fellaini photos. Hashtag for the evening is #efcawards remember. Are we trending yet?

Felli Hair

tommcintyre86: made up for kenny, top blue who done an incredible bike ride home from Sunderland for charity!#efcawards

21.01: Somewhere between their starter and main course, David Moyes, his players and the rest of the audience are now being entertained by violinist, Lizzy May. Being musically inept myself (I did learn two notes on the recorder mind), my hat goes off to her. Superb to listen to, mesmerising to watch.

20.58: Our first video of the night is up on evertontv. Watch what Phil Neville and Seamus Coleman had to say on the blue carpet here.

@PapaKramps: Baines' screamer for me #EFCgoalA #EFCawards

@jamesacraig: Just because I was there I'm going for Ossie #EFCgoalB #EFCawards

20.50: So looking at the shortlist below. What's your winner?

20.42: Another is to tweet @Everton with your choice from the following:

#efcgoala - Leighton Baines v Newcastle United (A)

#efcgoalb - Leon Osman v Man City (H)

#efcgoalc - Kevin Mirallas v Stoke City (H)

#efcgoald - Steven Pienaar v Reading (H)

#efcgoale - Leighton Baines v Newcastle United (H)

20.39: Anyway, here's how you can vote. One way is to head to our Facebook page, where you'll find a poll...

20.38: Yes, that did say clap-o-meter. Oh, come on, get in the spirit!

20.35: Ok, time to tell you how you can get involved in tonight's Goal of the Season vote. From the original shortlist, your votes have helped us whittle the running down to five. Now we want you to vote again. The leading three by a certain point in the evening will then be played to the St George's Hall audience and the winner decided by, wait for it... a clap-o-meter.

Darren Siddorn: Fellaini's hair is excellent! Well in Felli and to all the Blues who donated cash for the cause

toffee4eva123: my goal vote is mirallas. great great player more to come next year #efc #coyb #proudtobeblue

20.26: A story's just gone on. You can read more about Felli's new look here .

20.25: That's it for awards for the moment. The evening's starter is about to be served.

20.22: Ken recently organised a charity cycle ride from Sunderland back to Goodison Park to raise money for Everton in the Community and the Everton Former Players' Foundation. He has also been transporting fellow fans to and from his home in Winsford for 17 years, bringing thousands through the Goodison gates. This season Ken gave up his regular spot in the stadium to assist a member of the Mid-Cheshire branch who became wheelchair bound after a car accident. A deserved recipient. 

20.20: The first prize of the evening, the Everton Fan of the Year, goes to Ken Sweeney, chairperson of the Mid-Cheshire Supporters' Club.

20.18: CEO Robert Elstone is on stage to present the first award, the Fan of the Year. "How do you follow that from Felli?" he says.

20.15: Fellaini raised £25,000 for Everton in the Community in promising to dye his hair remember. He says: "It's a great charity so if they ask me to do something I'll always give my maximum."

20.13: Brilliant. Fellaini is welcomed up on stage to show off his new hair. Andy Williams' Can't Take My Eyes Off You blares out from the speakers and there's laughter throughout the room. Well done, Marouane.

@ConnorPidgeon: Hope one of Jagielka, Baines or Coleman gets player of the year #EFCawards

@ScotScouse1: Just 6 @Everton defeats this season - the key to that amazing record is the mostly solid defence. Must be Jags in that case #EFCAwards

@Mikeyefc96: Voted for Felli but Baines will probably get the award tonight. #efcawards

20.10: I also promised we'd get you involved, so I'm heading over to Facebook and Twitter now to pluck out a few of the best comments. Hashtag is #efcawards remember.

20.07: I promised a photo of Silver Fox (AKA Marouane Fellaini). Here he is getting his new do earlier today. Lovely.

Marouane Fellaini
20.04: A nerve-tingling start to proceedings as the story of Everton's season is played out on the big screens, ending in Sunday's emotional scenes at Goodison Park. 

20.00: Our hosts, Jim White and Hayley McQueen, are on stage and the room is on its feet. Here comes the Everton first-team squad and manager David Moyes.

19.58: Apologies a few internet problems here at St George's Hall. Think we've fixed them now. But bear with us.

19.37: A silver-haired Marouane Fellaini has just walked in the room. Photo coming up...

19.35: So here's the big question then. Who do you think will be taking home the shining 2012/13 Player of the Season prize? Let us know using #efcawards and I'll start getting you involved!

19.30: That's 11 awards in total between now and the close of the evening.

19.25: As well as the Player, Players' Player and Goal awards mentioned below, we'll also learn the Academy, Ladies and Young players of the season and the latest Everton Giant. The Howard Kendall Award will honour outstanding service to the football club, while the Chairman, Bill Kenwright, will hand out his own 'Blueblood' prize.

19.20: So here we go again. The eighth Annual Everton End of Season awards, my fifth, and, I have to say, from what I've seen so far it's in line to be the best yet. St George's Hall, redressed in blue and gold, really does look magnificent.

19.15: As it mentions above, send us your thoughts and predictions on who this year's big winners will be using #efcawards and the best comments will appear on our new tagboard or right here on the live blog.

19.10: You can keep track of all fan comments about tonight's ceremony using the hashtag #efcawards here.

19.00: Welcome to the 8th Annual Everton End Of Season Awards. St George's Hall is decked out in blue and the first-team players, special guests and media crews have started to arrive. Thoughout the evening, the evertonfc.com team will bring you live updates from the event as we discover the Club's Player of the Season, Players' Player of the Season, Goal of the Season and much more.


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