Thursday, 30 April 2015

AFCB Player Awards well deserved

The celebrations on Monday night kind of took over the end of season awards for the players but there was plenty of silverware around Harry Arter and Callum Wilson before the match against Bolton. If you are not aware of the roll of honour for 2014-15 the winners were as follows:
Harry picks up the Supporters' Award.
Harry had a busy night.
Callum has also had a terrific season. 
Supporters’ player of the season – Harry Arter
Junior Cherries player of the season – Callum Wilson
Micky Cave-Daily Echo player of the season – Harry Arter
Vice Presidents player of the season – Harry Arter
Exiles player of the season – Callum Wilson

Harry Arter's stats for the season are pretty amazing considering how quickly he has developed over the last few years. This is his record before the Bolton game

Goals 8 (6 outside the box)
Assists 3
Tackles per game 2.6
Interceptions per game 1.6
Key passes per game 1
Dribbles per game 1 (success rate 75.9 per cent)
Accurate passes 2245 (2nd most in the league)
Stats from

I admit that it was hard to see beyond the two winners, although perhaps Matt Ritchie was a close third having scored some spectacular goals this season with his free kick against Sheffield Wednesday perhaps coming just that bit late to see him tip a few more voters his way. I did see that Matt was rated No 1 footballer in the 442 magazine of the top 50 players, but I think his International cap for Scotland he will rate slightly higher.

Let's face it though, the whole team has been amazing and for the two individuals who have been the ones credited with having the best seasons for the club they must be tremendously proud in such a historic moment. The end of season Awards evening will be the chance for a few more words to be said about the players achievements before they break up for the summer, but I already get the feeling that most of the players will be itching to get back to things when they return for the pre-season training with such amazing teams to play against. Roll on next season!

Now some of you might want to get more of a reminder about what it was like down on the pitch after the final whistle went on Monday. I advise you to listen to this BBC Radio 5 Live commentary which is available for just the next few days so do it now - click here.

Title is Watford’s to lose, but it’s Derby and Ipswich that should be nervy! I also have a preview of the last round of Championship games - pop over to The Championship Run-In to get my thoughts on how it might pan out!

Also don't forget, tomorrow we'll be releasing the Cherry Chimes' May Newsletter which picks over the top stories from the blog in April to reflect on how AFCB reached the top flight.

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