No surprise to see who takes the Premier League manager of the month award

It came as no surprise to me to see that Hull City's Phil Brown won the September Premier League manager of the month award. The former Bolton Wanderers assistant manager has guided Hull City to the most amazing start to the season, which sees them lying third in the table, with only one defeat to their names.

September saw the Premier League new boys claim, ten points from a possible twelve, with wins away at Newcastle, Arsenal and finally Tottenham. Hull had been many people's tips to go down at the start of the season, with the bookies pricing them at 4/11 to go down. They are now 6/4 to go down, which in my view, are woeful odds.

Great decision by the Barclays Award panel. Brown has done magnificently well to keep Hull miles clear of the relegation zone and I personally feel he will keep them up with ease. Some of his signings have been superb, especially the Brazilian Geovanni, who I think may have caught the eye of some of Europe's elite.