Squawka Talker Awards: Player of the Year to the Premier League’s biggest flop

Apr 23, 2019, 05:22 PM

Despite being a day later than usual, the latest Squawka Talker is well worth the wait…

In this week's episode, host Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt, Sam Long and Tom Green to make a Squawka Six shortlist for six new and improved Premier League awards:

  • Player of the Year
  • Young Player of the Year - done properly
  • Rookie of the Year - with a twist
  • Most Improved Player
  • Manager of the Year
  • Flop of the Year

After discussing the quest for the best, the podcast fixes the broken criteria for Young Player awards in an attempt to find the brightest U21 talent in the English top-flight this season.

Crystal Palace's Yu-Gi-Oh, Burnley's own Leroy Sané, Christian Eriksen 2.0 and Bournemouth's baby-faced, bubblegum-footed forward all make an appearance in this bumper episode.

Also, a look back on the players that have let us down in 2018/19 as we dig up some very bold pre-season predictions and cry about injuries and some truly baffling defending.

Tuck in all at once or listen to the six mini chunks as we go through the candidates for each award.

Make sure to keep an eye on the Squawka Instagram story to cast your vote for each of the awards on Thursday!

Full timestamps below:


Introductions and awards rules


Player of the Year


Young Player of the Year


Rookie of the Year


Most Improved Player of the Year


Manager of the Year


Flop of the Year


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