ALTHOUGH Everton finished 2010/11 strongly after a good run in and victory over Chelsea, a familiar lament could be heard around the Goodison Park terraces following the final game of the campaign: "If only the season had started in January."
Once again the Blues failed to get going in Autumn, but come Spring they were flying. The Everton FC rollercoaster was in full flow with brilliant highs and woeful lows: a stunning FA Cup comeback win at Chelsea, losing to Reading, four points against Liverpool in the league, 4-1 home defeat to West Brom - the list goes on.
A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to cast your votes in our end of season Everton FC survey with hundreds of you taking part - here are the full results.
Who is your Everton FC player of the season?
A clear winner in the first category: Leighton Baines with 76.2% of the vote (489 votes from 642 cast). It was a fantastic campaign for the Blues full-back who was the only outfield player other than Liverpool's Martin Skrtel to play the whole of every league game for his club - 3420 minutes of action in total.
Baines bagged seven goals in all competitions this year - including a stunner away to Man City and an unforgettable free-kick in the FA Cup at Chelsea - but he was also the main supply line for Everton, making 11 assists and creating a whopping 74 chances for his side in the league.
Other honourable mentions for the award included Sylvain Distin with 9.8% of the vote (63 votes from 642), Leon Osman with 4.7% (30 votes) and Tim Howard with 2.3% (15 votes).
Who is your Everton FC young player of the season?
Another runaway winner: Seamus Coleman with 96.0% of the vote (629 votes from 655 cast). The 22-year-old Irishman made 34 league appearances for Everton this season, scoring four goals.
Jack Rodwell was second in this category with 1.7% of the vote (11 votes from 655 cast) with Victor Anichebe in third place on 1.2% (eight votes).
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