2008/09 was another season in which we went close but just fell short at the (semi) final hurdle. There were some great displays during the season though, not including Rob H’s cartwheel, Wardy’s reducers and Wadey’s ability to walk on water. As the planning for 09/10 begins, no end of season would be complete without some awards, so here are this season’s winners:
PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE SEASON
1st: DAVE GREEN
Greeny had really let himself go over the summer...
"Greeny was back to his best after his injury problems of the previous year, and it showed. He kept us in so many matches with some brilliant saves. Maybe he could cash in this award and buy a new car though..."
2nd: JON WARD
Wardy stopped drinking for long enough to collect his first trophy
"Wardy's move into midfield was a revelation, as he turned in a string of brilliant displays. The old war horse keeps going, and hopefully they will remain as consistent as this season."
3rd: RICH BARRETT
"My missus thinks I play skittles"
"The new boy of the team (albeit he's well old), Rich had a brilliant debut season. His reading of the game was top draw, and him and Dave formed a brilliant partnershp at the back."
CLUB MAN OF THE SEASON:
Tom smiling in photo shocker
"Tom never let the team down this season, and always answered the call of duty. His rescue act of Greeny was massive, and he never let anyone down on the pitch either."
MANAGER'S PLAYER OF THE SEASON:
A fine award for Christy's contribution this season
"Peck continues to be supremely consistent in all departments, whether it's on the field or throwing his guts up in Bournemouth again, he continues to be a key member of the team."
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER / SPASTIC OF THE SEASON:
A proud moment for the Crouch lookalike as he collects his spastic award
"Big Dave established himself as a key man this season, and has made himself into an automatic selection for the team. Without doubt, our most improved player in 08/09."
GLOBAL GOLDEN BOOT:
Sean's beefcake diet was working well
"Seany scored a lot of goals and came up with the goods consistently. His strike rate showed that he knows where the goal is, and more often than not he will hit the target."
GOAL OF THE SEASON:
JON WARD v St Ippolyts
Armed with a second weapon, Wardy prepared to kick off
"A brilliant strike on the turn, the keeper had no chance. Rob's goal was brilliant too, but Wardy's strike was something else."