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Nick Powell Wins At Northwest Football Awards

Nick Powell was tonight given the League Two Player of the Year Award at the Northwest Football Awards for his contribution to Crewe Alexandra’s season.

Powell was Crewe’s top scorer and finished his season with a brilliant goal against Cheltenham Town in the play-offs at Wembley.

Crewe had already named him their Young Player and Player of the Year, as well as awarding him with goal of the season.

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  1. Chicalole says:

    well deserved

  2. Adam says:

    I’d love to see much more of nick….hope to see him in CL now that we have it wrapped up

  3. samuel - united WE stand says:

    He’s going to be one of those rare but truly classy central midfielders. Has got the guile, the technical skills,and the shooting ability. He embarks on solo driving runs that result in opening defences open, he has great composure in front of goal and has an eye for the spectacular. He already looks imposing physically but i feel he has yet to reach his physical peak. His heading ability is coming on. Hopefully he’ll improve his passing and gather more knowledge in terms of being a central midfielder but i really think united have a potentially top player, needs to kick on and be a regular in the first team. Scholes and giggs are off soon, he and other united young midfield players will be given the platform to carry on the mantle even if it’s a testing one for them. Hope to see powell featuring in the first team more. Congratulations to him for his award, hopefully it’s just a start of many.

  4. Marq says:

    Hope he gets to play his position of further up the field instead of playing him deep like last time

  5. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Congrats to Nick Powell. Lad picked up several awards for his time at Crew, Hopefully many more awards to come as he steps up. Heady days for the lad. Scored in his Manchester United deput and now has his first call up to England U21s. What is there not to like about this kid. Seems a class act and very glad he chose to come to United!

  6. parjo says:

    he has already competition on his position: Kagawa, Lindgard, Petrucci to name a few.

  7. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Nick Powell Scores in his United and Old Trafford Debut. Not a bad strike mind!!

  8. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Nick Powell 2: Goal of season for Crew Alexandra, now Lge2 POTY selection. Nice li’l playa!

    Moving from strength to strength is all you can ask at this age. He will get opportunities. Now with England U21s as well. 18yo playing with U21s is a big deal make no mistake. Let’s just hope he continues to build…. and listens to lads like Giggs and Scholesy while he can.

  9. Wazzaswig says:

    Not a bad season was it. Top scorer for Crewe, scores a cracker at Wembley and then signs for the Reds and scores a belter on his debut. Stuff dreams are made of.

  10. parryheid says:

    Clattenberg matter will apparently be dealt with this week it would appear.

  11. Pal Ghai says:

    Nick boy will be a big hit once he gets accustomed to playing at a high level.Have to say his first goal for us was an epitome of what awaits United fans.Real composure infront of goal and can pick a pass.Obviously still along way to go but im sure Scholesy will teach him a thing or two before he calls time on his career.

  12. Pal Ghai says:

    Guys just a query;
    Has anyone been watching Zaha on a regular basis?What’s all the hype around this lad.Everyone is banging on about him and my mates dare even suggest he would be a good fit at Old Trafford to replace Nani.What’s your take?

  13. murt73 says:

    This is the type of player that gets me really excited about watching football.. Watch him come in with lots of ability, and wondering if he will keep stepping up his game in the coming seasons to make an all rounded top class player.. I certainly believe he can make the very top grade here. Also he seems to have the same sort of attitude/modesty that is so apparent in hernandez.. ‘its really refreshing to see that attitude in the squad compared to the like of Baloteli nd tevez who are so in love with themselves that if either could turn around fast enuf they ride themselves!!!

  14. FletchTHEMAN says:

    @Parryheid Cheers son. How’s it going? As to Clattenberg, they said the same last weekend. Clearly waiting for the int’l break as cover for the story. Expect they will find nothing actionable. Just wish they had make JT sit out while his case was considered. Think that is part of what Rio is upset about as well.
    Anyway, can’t imagine they have any evidence that media haven’t seen. Guess we will find out soon enough.

    @PalGhai. Zaha is all about trying to commit a lad with dual citizenship to England. Born in Ivory Coast and could switch if no senior call up. Promising lad but still a long way out. The way I understand it, this friendly won’t really count as settling a lads international commitments. Has to have a full international to do that. Not positive but that’s how I understand it.

    Same happened with Danny Wellbeck who was being recruited by Ghana (parents home country). Played in 2 senior friendlies before his full call up v Montenegro. That lad had an interesting Int’l history, representing Scotland at U16, England at U17,U18, U21, and then still not committing until 2011.

  15. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Speaking of youngsters:

    Nick Powell 10 months ago: “People tell me about speculation but I just try to ignore it”
    After signing: “It really is a dream come true to be signing for Manchester United. I have had a great time at Crewe and I would like to thank them for helping me to develop as a player over the past 13 years”

    Zaha: “Only Ronaldo, Messi better than me” (Plays for erm … Crystal Palace)

    Spot the difference?
    Do like the lads confidence, best of luck to him really. ;)

  16. Adam says:

    RE: Zaha – no, not good enough for united, big head, lack of maturity, loses the ball quite frequently trying to do something unnecessary.

    Hope we get James Rodriguez as Nani replacement.

  17. Adam says:

    If we can offload Nani for a decent amount, and scoop this kid to offload that riduclous amount of asking tag, it could happen…..

    “Manchester United scouts watched Porto striker James Rodriguez on Sunday for a seventh time this season, proving Sir Alex Ferguson’s interest in the ‘new Nani’ is as keen as ever.

    Rodgriguez starred in Porto’s 2-1 victory over Academica and representatives from Old Trafford flew out to watch him first-hand — despite a release clause of £36million.

    Rodriguez is one of Colombia’s hottest prospects. The 21-year-old has already earned been hailed as the ‘new Carlos Valderrama’, the ‘South American Cristiano Ronaldo’ and the new Nani.

  18. Pal Ghai says:

    Cheers man.Seems like the lad is the flavor of the month.Wount be surprised if mancini bids for 35 million even without seeing him play.

  19. bbqbod says:

    Big fan of this guy! Really looking forward to seeing more of him for the first team and seeing him become a big player that I’m sure he will become. He’s quality. He’s got that X-factor. Defo a United player for the big stage.

  20. bbqbod says:

    oh yeah and he’s exceptionally handsome too. I can see him becoming a mega star in the next few years. The next Beckham. Watch this space.


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