With the PFA Awards coming up tonight, it’s time for the OSS Football Awards for this season. There are the normal ones (Player of the Year, Manager of the Year) but also some weird ones like Own Goal of the Year.
Player of the Year (Barclays Premier League)
Six players have been nominated for PFA Player of the Year but there’s only one player on my shortlist. Leicester have just won 4-0 and look very good for the title. One man has gone from zero to hero. Now I know Kane has scored more goals and Mahrez has arguably been better this season but this man has dragged Leicester through the tough of it and will now drag them to the BPL title next month. Jamie Vardy, take a bow!
Player of the Year (Other Leagues)
Any other year this award would go to either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo but this season Ronaldo hasn’t hit the heights of 2014 and Messi has been injured (they were still pretty decent though! 41 goals for Messi and 47 for Ronaldo) Luis Suarez has been absolutely incredible this season. He may not be the best player in the world but he is the best striker. An incredible 54 goals and 18 assists makes him my Player of the Year.
Team of the Year (Barclays Premier League)
Two words… Leicester City.
Team of the Year (Other Leagues)
It would’ve been Barcelona all the way, until this month when they got knocked out the Champions League and had a few bad results in La Liga. No team has really stood out but Atletico Madrid have done very well, beating Barca in the Champions League quarter final and are 2nd in La Liga with a fairly average squad. So for me it’s Altetico Madrid.
Manager of the Year (Barclays Premier League)
It’s a clean sweep of Premier League awards for Leicester as Claudio Raneri takes Manager of the Year. He has completely re-created a relegation fighting team into a title challenging monster.
Now the boring ones are out the way, here are the ‘different’ ones.
Worst 10 seconds (by a Argentinian striker who plays for Everton) this year
Everton forward Ramiro Funes Mori has just been sent off for a horrible tackle on Liverpool youngster Divock Origi. His team are 2-0 down already but he then decides to tell everyone he put Origi on a stretcher for Everton Football Club by holding the badge. Then he gets absolutely hammered by manager Martinez’s assistant as he passes the dugout. Not the best 10 seconds of his life…
Own Goal of the Year
This is the best goal you will ever see in your life, and it’s an own goal! Karml Duncan of Thurrock scored a 45 yard ow goal against Romford this year that can only be described as unlucky. I can’t explain it so have a look at it yourself! http://www.theguardian.com/sport/video/2015/nov/19/thurrock-score-wind-assisted-own-goal-in-match-against-romford-video
Magician of the Year
Eden Hazard, a magician on the pitch last year winning PFA Player of the Year as Chelsea won the league, has been a different type of magician this campaign. He managed the incredible feat of disappearing off the face of the football world. Amazingly he reappeared yesterday during a match v Bournemouth as he scored two goals!!!
Please comment your awards down below. Also comment to tell me what you think of my awards!