With thanks to P.Avfc for his updates from his inside men at the Awards ceremony!
Yes it’s that time of year again where the annual awards are handed out to the best and the brightest associated with our fine club.
The shock entry this year was Relegator of the Year, but with the days of political correctness gone mad, the club have allowed every single fan to select their favourite for that and awards won’t be handed out for fear of upsetting or breaching somebodies human rights. Life is bad enough for Theresa May afterall.
Okay so onto the awards:
Supporters’ Player of the Year –
Roll up Stephen Ireland. Who’d have thunk the turnaround from his season under Houllier. Okay he hasn’t torn any trees up but his form has been far improved and when we get strikers who’ll move towards the goal and beyond defenders maybe his passes will come off better!
All that said, for me it’s a Given it should’ve been Shay!
Supporters’ Young Player of the Year –
Certainly making a name for himself now and possibly deserved, but other youngsters have turned out more and played a bigger part and easily could’ve been in contention for this. Then again the Stoke goal no doubt won him a few extra votes here.
Speaking of which…
Goal of the Season –
Yup you guessed it, the sublime little strike beat off all the other 9 competitors for this prize. Hard to disagree, and whilst we may have only scored 12 all season, the top ten did contain some beauties.
Players’ Player of the Year –
No brainer really eh. Was always going to be Capitan Stan.
Old Stars Player of the Year-
Excellent progress through the staff ranks and now a valued member of the first team coaching staff, whilst still taking a good interest the youngsters – especially those in the first team. Chosen by the Aston Villa Former Players Association.
Goal Celebration of the Year –
At 11.40pm, maybe this one will make sense in the morning I have a soon to be warm bed waiting.
UPDATE – this was awarded for Lichaj’s chicken noodle soup dance!
I believe that is the lot this year, but if not, I’ll update tomorrow.
Player Awards Forum Thread
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