The end of the season brings with it all the awards and accolades that the performance throughout the season has merited.
The problem with this, from our perspective anyway, is that we’ve been largely awful for the second half of the season which makes it hard to nominate an NUFC Blog Player of the Season.
But we’ll try. I’ll bet most of you will be thinking that none of them deserve any recognition because I’m thinking along the same lines. However, surely someone somewhere, has performed admirably? I can think of three player who have been the best of a bad bunch throughout the course of the season, which is one of my stipulations for being considered for such a prestigious award, otherwise Yohan Cabaye would be my winner without a shadow of doubt. So who is left to consider?
Now it’s extremely unlikely that we’ll see Remy in the black and white of United again. That is partly down to finance, which shouldn’t be an issue for us but apparently is for everything, but it’s also down to how he has played for us. His 14 league goals this term have reinforced the view that he can cut it at this level after signing for QPR last season and his goalscoring influence has been exceptional for us. I think we only won one game without him in the side all season although I’m prepared to be corrected on that.
The former Lille right-back has been a solid performer for us this season after a shaky start to life in the Premier League previously. All in all, Debs made 32 appearances for us over the course of the season and I struggle to remember any real bad games from the lad. Of course as a full-back he’s not likely to chip in with many goals although he did manage to find the back of the net once in our defeat at Sunderland and grabbed three assists.
Tiote hasn’t really done anything exceptional on the pitch if I’m being honest, but he has been steady and his performances as stand-in Captain in the absence of Fabricio Coloccini were impressive. No goals again and only one assist is not great but he’s kept thins ticking over in the middle of the park. However his influence waned somewhat with the departure of Yohan Cabaye.
If you’re looking for a damning enough indictment of our season then surely this is it? The fact that I can only pick out our top scorer and two other who have done alright kind of says it all. But perhaps I’ve missed something? Maybe I’ve been too harsh? Perhaps even finding a positive in three players is too much?
So you’re best option is to get involved. I’ve set out a poll below with my three suggestions and with the option of ‘other’ or ‘nobody’ but don’t forget to leave your reason as to why you’ve voted the way you have.