Gaffers Sports Blog Football Awards

The football season is reaching its finale over the next week or so and most awards have been decided, awarded and subsequently celebrated. Now is the time for the most prestigious of these awards;

The Gaffers Sports Blog Football Awards.

Get your penguin suit hired or dust off your best dress, sit back and let us enjoy the ceremony or let us just skip to the winners of these prestigious awards.

The awards go to…………

PREMIER LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE SEASON:

Nemanja Vidic, Manchester United

PREMIER LEAGUE YOUNG PLAYER OF THE SEASON:

Stephen Ireland, Manchester City

PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM OF THE SEASON:

Stoke City

PREMIER LEAGUE MANAGER OF THE SEASON:

David Moyes, Everton

UNSUNG HERO AWARD:

Dirk Kuyt, Liverpool

GOAL OF THE SEASON:

Cristiano Ronaldo versus FC Porto

CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER OF THE SEASON:

Michael Kightly, Wolverhampton Wanderers

CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER OF THE SEASON:

Owen Coyle, Burnley

EUROPEAN TEAM OF THE SEASON:

Barcelona

EUROPEAN PLAYER OF THE SEASON:

Lionel Messi, Barcelona

EUROPEAN MANAGER OF THE SEASON:

Felix Magath, Wolfsburg

MATCH OF THE SEASON:

Real Madrid 2 Barcelona 6

SIGNING OF THE SEASON:

Mark Schwarzer, Fulham

BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY:

Carlos Cuellar, Aston Villa

PUNDIT OF THE SEASON:

Steve McManaman

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT:

Ryan Giggs

THE THANK YOU AND FAREWELL AWARD:

Sami Hyypia

Do you agree? Who would your choices be? Many of these are deserving winners and for those who believe I’m anti-Manchester United and/or anti-Cristiano Ronaldo, surely you can see from my choices that football is the winner, not an individual or his team.

Tomorrow sees the culmination of the Premier League, with relegation issues and Europa League to be decided, along side this the play-offs will also be decided to finalise the leagues for the 2009/2010 season. The tension is unbearable as a Middlesbrough fan and the sooner the domestic league season is over the better to be honest.

David Beckham and Wayne Rooney attended the bid launch at Wembley

This week saw the finalisation and launch of England’s World Cup bids for 2018 and 2022, £15 million has been spent on this launch bid and in time of economic unease I only hope we prove to be successful in this bidding war.

Many things will come into play between now and December 2010 (when both hosts will be decided) but we have to remain positive of holding another major football tournament, with the recent decision to hold the Olympics in 2012 dispelling any opinions of England not been liked and ‘so-called’ conspiracies following the recent Chelsea debacle. 

We should not get overly optimistic as stated this week by Andy Anson, Chief Executive of England’s bid saying  “We cannot be arrogant or complacent. This campaign has to be about working hard.

One of the things we learned from the last World Cup bid was we were perceived to be arrogant around the world in how we presented ourselves. The tone of this campaign has to be different. We will certainly not be saying that football is coming home. It was an arrogant slogan.”

The negatives need to be considered including violence during and after Euro ’96 whilst the event also suffered from some half full stadia. It also has to be remembered as mention by Andy Anson earlier we failed with our 2006 World Cup bid.

Come on one and all back the bid at  http://www.england2018bid.com/.

Following two none-European tournaments to come in South Africa and Brazil respectively it is highly likely that one of the two tournaments will definitely be based in a European country, probably Russia or England and the other will probably in my opinion go to Australia or back to The United States.

Time will tell but it would be superb to see the greatest football tournament come back to this country and hopefully have the same outcome as 1966.

Cheers for reading.

Take it easy

Gaffers

P.s. It’s a sad sight to see another former cricketer held up in scandal. Chris Lewis this week received a 13 year prison sentence for attempting to smuggle drugs into this country.

Enjoy prison Chris and well done to the Crown Courts for giving a fitting sentance once in a while. Chris played 32 tests for England and 53 one-day internationals. If only we all had the chance to play for our country!

Thanks for tarnishing the respectable sport of Cricket Chris, enjoy prison life.

And in anticipation of Wednesdays final, have a go at the poll below.

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