Player of the Month - Andrea Orlandi (28.76% of the
Incredibly, this is only the second time that
Andrea Orlandi has appeared in the top three for
a player of the month since his arrival from
Swansea City. It was another
productive month for the midfielder as he netted in the victories at Middlesbrough and the
rout of Blackpool. If Liam Bridcutt
is the key man defensive wise then he is the key
man going forward as shown by the fact he leads
the charts for the season in terms of goals
involved in with 17 either scored or assisted.
No coincidence the only game Gus Poyet's side
failed to score in in April was the one he
missed at home to Charlton.
5 (5 starts, 0
sub). Scored 2.
Second: David Lopez (17.65% of the vote)
Another poll, another top three place for
Spanish Dave making it five in a row since November. That
highlights that he has probably been the most
consistent Albion player all season and April
featured another two goals - including that
memorable lob away at Middlesbrough.
Third: Matt Upson (9.8% of the vote)
The former England defender helped the Seagulls to
record three clean sheets and confirm their
place as the best side defensively in the
division. Even weighed in with a goal at home to
Blackpool, underlining why he finished England's
top scorer at the 2010 World Cup.
- His stupidity in tripping over the referee
away at Bolton cost him a seven game ban but
with Leonard Ulloa crying out for a rest he was
straight back in the team for two goals and a
man-of-the-match performance in the rout of
- Rested for the visit to Leeds but otherwise
another impressive month for the defensive
midfielder who continues to make the Albion
tick. If the Albion don't make the Premier
League next season, it's hard to see how he will
remain at The Amex.
- Another excellent month was capped with his
naming in the PFA Championship team of the year
and his engagement to Frankie from The
Saturdays. Another to have been rested at Leeds.
- A run in the side and back-to-back goals at
home to Blackpool and at Leeds was the result
for the wideman who had his best month since
being compared to Wilfried Zaha back in
Gordon Greer - Imperious in the games
in which Albion kept clean sheets against
Charlton, Middlesbrough and Peterborough, he
continues to benefit from having Matt Upson
alongside him and is one of the main reasons in
a much improved defensive performance.
Kuszczak - Returned from missing the
Nottingham Forest game with a clean sheet
against Charlton and excelled in a game in which
the defence was under more pressure than normal
at home to Leicester. Immense at Peterborough.
- Another month, another two goals for Spanish
Dave. Scored the calmest lob you are ever likely
to see away at Middlesbrough and followed that
up with a goal against Blackpool. Sign him up
- Came off the bench after just 11 minutes
to torment the Leicester defence, eventually
leading to his equalising goal. Played a huge
role in Ashley Barnes' late brace against
Blackpool, again from the bench.
- Another one of the signings of the season
added two more goals to his tally away at
Middlesbrough and at home to Blackpool. After
the problems of no goals from midfield last
season, he has well and truly addressed them.
Finally got his much needed rest when Barnes
returned against Blackpool and followed that
with the late winner at Leeds. Brings so much
more to the team than his goal scoring, where
would the Albion be if he'd been here from the
- Unbeaten alongside Gordon Greer before the
home leg of the play offs. The Albion had
automatic promotion form in the second half of
the season, which coincided with the arrival of
the Stoke City loanee.