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Murphy Wins Player of the Year
Saturday, 11th Apr 2015 23:00

Striker Daryl Murphy was named the Supporters' Player of the Year 2014/15 at the Supporters Club's Player Awards evening in the Sir Bobby Robson Suite earlier this evening, with last year’s winner Christophe Berra second and Kevin Bru third.

Murphy, who also carried off the Junior Blues and Platinum Season Ticket Holders gongs, was delighted to win the main award by a landslide.

“It’s a big honour for me, I think I was second last year and to get it this year I can’t thank everyone enough, especially the fans,” he said.

The 32-year-old, who has scored 23 goals so far this season, says he’s not sure why he’s had quite such a fruitful campaign.

“From last year I scored a few towards the end of the season and I wanted to kick on this year so maybe it was working a bit harder, having a few extra sessions with TC and that,” he added.

Murphy, who attended the event along with the rest of the squad, manager Mick McCarthy and assistant Terry Connor and other staff, says that while a total of 30 goals now seems out of reach, he’ll be looking to add to his total in the remaining matches.

“There are four games left, who knows what could happen, I can bang in a few, hopefully.”

Also amongst the winners at the awards, which were presented by representatives of the Supporters Club branches while Radio Suffolk’s Mark Murphy MCed, was Teddy Bishop, who picked up the Dale Roberts Academy Player of the Year award for the season's best young player.

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Ipswichlove added 23:04 - Apr 11
Well done Murph! Fully deserved!

Jimmy86 added 23:08 - Apr 11
Well done Murph and fully deserved. Cracking season from a much improved player, settled and trusted to wear the number 9 shirt and leas our forward line. Sears compliments Murph so well and has pace to get behind defences that Didz perhaps doesn't. Pleased for Bru to be recognised, very tidy player, with decent quality on the ball.

essextractorboy93 added 23:23 - Apr 11
Well deserved Murph! Berra has also been quality throughout the season. Also good to see Bru impressing in his first season. Never easy for a foreign player to come into a league and country which is completely new. Settled in really well, got to give credit to the scouting system for that one

Jimmy86 added 23:30 - Apr 11
Don't think the scouting network can take the credit for Bru as he arrived at the club on trial just purely on a speculative basis. Mick has a look at trialists, some are offered contracts, some aren't, no harm in taking a look though

Suffolk_n_Good added 23:48 - Apr 11
Can only agree, Well done Murphy completely deserved, great season, has looked a little jaded of late, but still the only choice for Player of the season for me 👏🏼

NoCanariesAllowed added 00:14 - Apr 12
No surprise with Murphy, fully deserved. But I think it's Bru I'm most pleased for. Him and Bajner arrived in similar circumstances and I had pretty low expectations of both. But while Bajner didn't make it, this guy has had a fantastic year. Would never have seen him proving this successful and indeed popular when he first signed.

Mark added 00:34 - Apr 12
Well done Murphy, the clearest winner for years.

Bru third? I had almost forgotten about him recently. Yes, he did quite well but player of the season?!

GiveusaWave added 01:09 - Apr 12
Well done to Murphy, Berra and Bru. All 3 have played really well this season and deserve the credit.

Only surprise was the amount of supporters who voted for Bajner. Makes me wonder how many budgies we have amongst our own ranks.

jas0999 added 07:49 - Apr 12
I agree with the winners. Well done Murphy. Surprised Skuse wasn't up there ... He has been underestimated, including by me. However, after that I can't think of another candidate, only Sears if this was a half season award!

BergholtBru added 08:13 - Apr 12
Once again the contributions of Skuse are ignored by those of little football understanding. How can Bru be above him for God`s sake!!

bluelady added 09:12 - Apr 12
Jas fully agree re Skuse

bluefeast added 09:14 - Apr 12
Skuse should of been placed 3rd ,what has Bru done other than offer potential as a good signing >?

carlisleaway added 09:18 - Apr 12
Reason Bru was in the top 3 was he bought more excitement to the crowds and never frightened in going forwards. Something our present team lacks, think he will bomb on next year in the Championship. Skuse maybe good at clearing up in front of the back 4 but to the majority of fans Bru gives you that something extra......await downward arrows.

Jimmy86 added 09:27 - Apr 12
I think a midfield 3 of Skuse, Bru and Bishop next season is the way forward. All 3 of then are good on the ball and put in a shift

PJH added 09:31 - Apr 12
Murphy only possible winner but glad many recognizing how well Skuse has done.
From January onwards Skuse has been outstanding.

Michael11 added 11:10 - Apr 12
Completely agree with Murph. We'd probably be fighting relegation if you take his goals away. How has Berra and Bru got up there above Tyrone Mings though? What a first full season he's had. Bru's been impressive but he's hardly been first name on the team sheet.

TractorCam added 12:37 - Apr 12
You guys seriously think Skuse should be 3rd over Bru? Yes Skuse has had a good few weeks, but you were all moaning about him at the start of the season, we all were. Bru has been consistently good and offers something different to the rest of the midfield.

PJH added 12:51 - Apr 12
TractorCam-I do not think Skuse should be 3rd,I think he should be 2nd.

I also do not agree that "we were all moaning about him"-I have liked Skuse since he first joined us(as I imagine others have too).

We do not "all" anything on here-whether it is about individual;s or team there is never universal agreement.

Rentaghost added 13:23 - Apr 12
Not sure who the woman with the white top is next to Murphy. She Definently likes him lol.

nhabo added 09:46 - Apr 13
What's this?! Democracy at work?! :) Well done all three players and commiserations to other squad members who have had decent seasons but didn't make the top three.

Seasider added 16:02 - Apr 13
No Tabby?

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