McGeady holds PNE's 2017 Sir Tom Finney Player of the Season trophy
Aiden McGeady, who has been out on loan at Preston North End since the end of August, has been voted their player of the season.
Clutching the handsome looking Tom Finney Trophy, Aiden McGeady stated his desire to return to Deepdale once his loan spell is over. The Irish international winger said that whilst his future was out of his hands, he would love a return to a club where he has enjoyed his time this season.
“I get asked about my future a lot, but in all honesty, I don't know what is going to happen in the summer, because I probably won't have the final say. I'd like to come back because I have enjoyed it. It has been the best thing that has happened to me in the last few years.
“Before this I was forgotten about the last couple of years; I wasn't playing at Everton, I didn't play much at Sheffield Wednesday, but here I have played, I have enjoyed it, it has been great for me and I would like to come back, but it is out of my hands.”
McGeady was the runaway winner of the fan voted trophy and was proud to have collected the award named after another entertainer and winger.
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1 Posted 01/05/2017 at 05:50:03
2 Posted 01/05/2017 at 06:57:51
3 Posted 01/05/2017 at 07:57:54
4 Posted 01/05/2017 at 08:49:30
I hope Koeman has a pacy winger in the planning for the summer business because since Deulofeu left on loan we are basically all out in terms of genuine width and it's really shown by the inability to get behind teams in the away games.
5 Posted 01/05/2017 at 09:03:46
6 Posted 01/05/2017 at 09:12:05
7 Posted 01/05/2017 at 09:23:13
8 Posted 01/05/2017 at 10:17:07
Did he also win Player of the Month in the division recently?
10 Posted 01/05/2017 at 10:31:54
At least another eight need to do the same and find their level because they are not good enough for the Premier League.
11 Posted 01/05/2017 at 11:36:14
12 Posted 01/05/2017 at 11:52:46
13 Posted 01/05/2017 at 12:29:34
14 Posted 01/05/2017 at 15:16:32
He seems to have found his level in the championship so hopefully the two clubs can come to an amicable agreement. Not sure what we paid for him but don't believe it was much so we should accept a small fee to let him go as he's not good enough for us. I think he only has one more year on his contract with us.
Failing that, loan him out for another year and let someone else pay his wages until his contract with us runs out.
15 Posted 01/05/2017 at 15:22:30
16 Posted 01/05/2017 at 15:30:47
17 Posted 01/05/2017 at 15:33:56
18 Posted 01/05/2017 at 15:56:25
More power to him.
19 Posted 01/05/2017 at 16:11:55
Is he good enough for Everton and our ambitions? No.
Based on performances, can he cut it at Premier League level? Again, no.
The lad still gets a 'well done' from me for evidently being a popular and effective player at Preston.
Good on him!
20 Posted 01/05/2017 at 16:35:45
21 Posted 01/05/2017 at 16:37:43
22 Posted 01/05/2017 at 17:37:33
I also don't agree with the comments about Championship being his level. His age is now a bigger factor regarding his future and playing level. I have seen some of the footage of the Preston games this year and McGeady has been impressive, and entertaining.
23 Posted 01/05/2017 at 17:51:21
For me, these fellas are not good enough, end of. If they are successful elsewhere, good for them... but I do not see us rueing their departure.
25 Posted 01/05/2017 at 18:08:41
26 Posted 01/05/2017 at 20:06:34
Perhaps he's saying it's down to:
(a) PNE wanting him — surely they do? .
(b) PNE meeting his wage demands? — that might be more problematic, if he really is on £60k/wk... presumably that's down to his agent, rather than him? Is that what he's saying?
(c) PNE meeting Everton's valuation — probably a minor consideration as we paid a nominal fee (~£1M), apparently — although Transfer Markt list him at €4M.
So yea, I can see a footballer thinking it's out of his hands... but surely not, if he really wants to stay with them.
27 Posted 01/05/2017 at 20:25:14
We certainly don't want him.
28 Posted 01/05/2017 at 20:43:37
Of course, that was the ONLY goal he scored for us.
29 Posted 01/05/2017 at 20:55:14
30 Posted 01/05/2017 at 21:03:35
Preston will need to offer him at least a three-year deal to make up for the cut in wages he would take moving.
I read somewhere that we want £2.5 million and Preston are offering £1.25 million which means he will end up at Sunderland...
31 Posted 02/05/2017 at 02:17:02
He is probably now realising that at this stage in his career, it's time to grow up, and stop blaming coaches in Russia and elsewhere for his fall from grace. He has no chance at Everton now anyway as Ronnie doesn't do wingers.
32 Posted 02/05/2017 at 05:41:35
I'm glad he is happy. He seems a decent bloke and congratulations to him for winning such a prestigious award. PNE is a club with great history.
33 Posted 02/05/2017 at 05:41:59
34 Posted 02/05/2017 at 07:06:30
I suspect Preston will only wish to pay a nominal fee and he (quite rightly) won't enter a transfer request, so that's where it's out of his hands.
35 Posted 02/05/2017 at 12:44:47
We need wingers he's one... Keep him here... or just piss away more millions.
Same again next year: 7th... sigh.
36 Posted 02/05/2017 at 21:48:53
The Norwich 2-2 was the one where Barkley scored an absolute screamer.
We drew our opening games of the season 2-2 three years running v Norwich, Leicester and Watford.
37 Posted 02/05/2017 at 22:05:43
38 Posted 02/05/2017 at 22:42:41
McGeady seems to have found a club where he is the main man and where Grayson lets him do what he wants in the final third. I'm glad it's worked out for him. He's too undisciplined to play as an out-and-out winger and do the hard work in that role tracking back. He had no chance of making it under Koeman, even Martinez saw that the negatives and inconsistencies outweighed the moments of magic.
39 Posted 02/05/2017 at 23:00:24
Hopefully more to go off the books in the summer and replaced with top quality players Ronald can work with.
McCarthy, Kone, Lennon.
Funes Mori, Mirallas doing just enough for now to stay in the short-term.
Robles, Stekelenburg, not good enough but need a top quality replacement and perhaps one of the two as backup.
Critical: at least one Striker & Goalkeeper
41 Posted 03/05/2017 at 10:16:42
To be honest, most of the Bobby Bullshit years I watched through my fingers... & not much has changed neither!
42 Posted 03/05/2017 at 12:28:11
44 Posted 09/05/2017 at 20:38:43
45 Posted 09/05/2017 at 21:48:54
46 Posted 10/05/2017 at 03:15:48
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