Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Season Awards Deliver A Few Shocks

Season Awards Deliver A Few Shocks

With thanks to P.Avfc for his updates from his inside men at the Awards ceremony!

Yes it's that time of year again where the annual awards are handed out to the best and the brightest associated with our fine club.

The shock entry this year was Relegator of the Year, but with the days of political correctness gone mad, the club have allowed every single fan to select their favourite for that and awards won't be handed out for fear of upsetting or breaching somebodies human rights. Life is bad enough for Theresa May afterall.

Okay so onto the awards:

Supporters' Player of the Year -

Ireland in Stan t-shirt

Roll up Stephen Ireland. Who'd have thunk the turnaround from his season under Houllier. Okay he hasn't torn any trees up but his form has been far improved and when we get strikers who'll move towards the goal and beyond defenders maybe his passes will come off better!

All that said, for me it's a Given it should've been Shay!

Supporters' Young Player of the Year -


Certainly making a name for himself now and possibly deserved, but other youngsters have turned out more and played a bigger part and easily could've been in contention for this. Then again the Stoke goal no doubt won him a few extra votes here.

Speaking of which...

Goal of the Season -

Yup you guessed it, the sublime little strike beat off all the other 9 competitors for this prize. Hard to disagree, and whilst we may have only scored 12 all season, the top ten did contain some beauties.

Players' Player of the Year -

Petrov clapping

No brainer really eh. Was always going to be Capitan Stan.

Old Stars Player of the Year-


Excellent progress through the staff ranks and now a valued member of the first team coaching staff, whilst still taking a good interest the youngsters - especially those in the first team. Chosen by the Aston Villa Former Players Association.

Goal Celebration of the Year -


At 11.40pm, maybe this one will make sense in the morning I have a soon to be warm bed waiting.

UPDATE - this was awarded for Lichaj's chicken noodle soup dance!

I believe that is the lot this year, but if not, I'll update tomorrow.

Player Awards Forum Thread

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday April 30 2012
Time: 11:42PM


Bit baffled with the Stephen Ireland one to be honest. Not sure if it was supporters player of the year or just player of the year...Like you said, more details from the Villa site in the morning. All other awards are fair, not sure with the Lichaj one like you said Mike, can't remember any celebrations this year to be honest, they have been limited!
30/04/2012 23:56:00
Shocked that Ireland one. Should have been Given and I wouldn't want to take it away from Weiman but I had Herd for his.
Young player should have gone to Chris herd I think...
01/05/2012 00:43:00
I think I got the "full house"
Pride of Lions
01/05/2012 01:22:00
I'd have gone for Petrov. Villa have been awful at defending set pieces this year and Given.should have attacked a lot more of the corners. As a keeper these days if you can't get the ball the refs just give a foul anyway. Mcleish should have told him that though.
01/05/2012 04:27:00
Givens save last week was topnotch though. Ireland has scored few and influenced little. Improved on last year though. Petrov for me though.
01/05/2012 04:29:00
Petrov and Given streets ahead of Ireland in terms of overall contribution. Herd as well for that matter. Weimann's win over Herd only proves once again that football is all about goals. Not many categories there for awards; where was the award for the player least likely to turn up? Least likely to score, most missed passes of the season, headless chicken award? Fear: time for our own awards maybe?
01/05/2012 07:07:00
Interesting how different opinions can be. I totally agree with Ireland, class above anyone else on the pitch and more often than not a contender for motm. Given is a close second but heroic saves aside his distribution and command of his box haven't been as good as they might have been. Love weiman but herd should've had young player sewn up.
01/05/2012 08:24:00
Kean should have won - he kept us up with his goals against Wolves.
01/05/2012 08:47:00
chris herd gets my vote for supporters player. He has been the only one going all out every game.
01/05/2012 08:53:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa Fan In SHOCK Attempt At Positivity

Your thoughts Villans, clutching at straws I know, but do you have any further positives to throw my way please?

Another Dagger In The Heart

HH on yet another dagger in the heart of great supporters of a once great club

We Deserved A Point - Garde

Manager Remi Garde has said he felt the performance in the game against Watford today should've returned a point for Aston Villa.

Audio - Garde Pleased With Performance

Manager Remi Garde has said he was pleased with the performance Aston Villa put in during today's three two loss to Watford, but he knows a point should've been taken.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Mike Field
Steve Wade
Turkish Penguin
Chris Heath
M Calucar
JuanPablo Angel

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Traore20%
Sub - Gestede0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 14 9 2 3 29 16
2 Leicester City 14 8 5 1 29 8
3 Man Utd 14 8 4 2 28 10
4 Arsenal 14 8 3 3 27 12
5 Spurs 14 6 7 1 25 13
6 Liverpool 14 6 5 3 23 3
7 Crystal Palace 14 7 1 6 22 5
8 West Ham 14 6 4 4 22 4
9 Everton 14 5 6 3 21 8
10 Southampton 14 5 5 4 20 3
11 Watford 14 5 4 5 19 -1
12 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
13 WBA 14 5 3 6 18 -5
14 Chelsea 14 4 3 7 15 -6
15 Swansea 14 3 5 6 14 -5
16 Norwich 14 3 4 7 13 -8
17 Sunderland 14 3 3 8 12 -10
18 AFC Bournemouth 14 2 4 8 10 -13
19 Newcastle 14 2 4 8 10 -16
20 Aston Villa 14 1 2 11 5 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Blog: Abu Dhabi GP Report
Latest Vital Boxing News
Lewis on Fury World Title Triumph
Write for Vital Football

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 5 2015 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2015 1:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 19 2015 5:30PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2015 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2015 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions1126
2.The Fear684
The Vital Football Members League