WeAreBrighton.com Player of the Month - April 2012
games in April and zero wins put an end to the Albion's
play off hopes as they slipped from sixth to their final
league position of tenth.
Just three goals were scored -
two of them coming in one game against Watford.
was a disastrous debut for David Gonzalez, an even more
disastrous all round game at Upton Park and Gus Poyet
leaving five minutes early during defeat at Burnley.
This will probably be the
hardest month of the season to pick a player of the month
for bearing in mind the fact nearly everybody has been
Player of the Month - Vicente (38.18% of the
was the last month we ever see him in a Brighton
shirt, Vicente signed off in style making it
back-to-back Player of the Month awards.
While he never reached the ludicrously high
heights of March, he was still the Seagulls best
performer causing Champions-elect Reading all
manner of problems and coming off the bench
despite complaining of illness to turn the game
around as we looked like heading towards an
embarrassing defeat against Watford. Not even the possibly Premiership bound players from
Birmingham could deal
with the Spaniard
starts). Scored 0.
Second: Inigo Calderon (25.45% of the vote)
The top two in March were the top two for
April as well as Inigo Calderon continued his
renaissance since receiving a first team recall.
He scored one of the teams three goals in the
month against Watford which earned him the
accolade of fourth top scorer for the season -
ridiculous for a right back.
Alan Navarro (12.73% of the vote)
have been released, but Alan Navarro still did
enough in April to secure his second appearance
of the season in the top three of our Player of
the Months. Another impressive month, in
particular in looking the best player in the
stripes on the pitch against Reading in Liam
- Scored 33% (one out of three) of the Albions
goals in April and while he continues to divide
opinion among the fans, ended the season as top
scorer and considered a vital part of the team
by Gus Poyet.
- Missed the first two games of the month
through suspension and was given a baptism of
fire on his return in the West Ham debacle but
was a key man in the final three fixtures of the
season as the team remained unbeaten.
Inigo Calderon - Continued his revival
since regaining his place at the expense of
Gonzalo Jara Reyes with another fine month at
right back including the captaining the side in
the absence of Gordon Greer and yet another goal
Adam El-Abd - Stepped up to the mark
following Greer's injury with a string of
impressive performances that no doubt helped
ease Lewis Dunk back into the side following his
recent absence. Particularly
outstanding in the months home games, notably
- A male grooming accident was responsible for
his absence at the start of April but looks to
have adapted to the Albion way of defending with
solid performances in the final two games that
highlighted he may have a part to play on a
- Outstanding against both Reading and Watford,
he didn't look at all lost without regular
partner Bridcutt alongside him in the middle of
the park at the start of the month.
Dragged himself off his sickbed to claim another
assist in the comeback draw against Watford and
gave a solid defensive side in Birmingham a
torrid time, although admittedly struggled to
hit the ludicrously high heights of last month