Here we are again, another campaign is done and dusted and all the online anger and frustration just a distant memory.
So who is up for a TEB Award this season? Our Twitter polls went online last weekend and slammed shut on Monday evening. All the votes have been counted and adjudicated so we are pleased to be able to announce the winners from each of the 11 categories. A big thank you to everyone who voted and commented.
AWAY DAY OF THE SEASON (Holder – Leicester City)
- Wolverhampton Wanderers 2%
- Leicester City 8%
- Arsenal 23%
- Manchester City 68%
There was only going to be one winner here, wasn’t there? The win at the Etihad was sensational and the Eagles were the only side to inflict a home league defeat on the Premier League champions. Any other season, a win over Arsenal on their own patch would likely take it but not this time. A notable mention to the winning away day last year which was a nominee again this year, clearly a happy hunting ground for Palace.
BEST INDIVIDUAL MOMENT OF THE SEASON (Holder – McArthur winner against Watford)
- Zaha assist v Bournemouth 18%
- Townsend goal v City 64%
- Speroni guard of honour 10%
- Jules doube save v Spurs 8%
The awards this year was always going to be about Andros and he walked this one as expected with that quite brilliant goal at the Etihad. None of the other nominess stood a chance but we had to at least try and give some options!
WORST MOMENT OF THE SEASON (Holder – Benteke penalty miss against Bournemouth)
- Brighton home and away 75%
- Watford cup loss 17%
- Zaha red card 3%
- Hennessey salute 5%
Again, this vote was only going to go one way and it is still hard to even talk about the two derby defeats but the consolation is that we still finished above them. The downside, if we had prevented them from winning them both, they would likely be back in the Championship.
COMEDY MOMENT OF THE SEASON (Holder – Serge Aurier thow-ins)
- Finishing above Brighton 35%
- Kelly own goal 18%
- Zaha assist v Bournemouth 17%
- Warnock face in camera 30%
Close run thing this one, the ‘Noel Gallagher’ impression by Neil Warnock ran the eventual winner close which ended up being the point I mentioned above, finishing above Brighton again ensured that we had the last laugh even though the South Coasters have had their ‘6 points’ victory parade.
BEST OPPOSITION FANS OF THE SEASON
- Wolverhampton Wanderers 19%
- Huddersfield Town 6%
- Tottenham Hotspur (cup) 6%
- Grimsby Town 69%
It was difficult to remember back through the season to pick out the visiting fans that made a noise so notable mentions to all nominees, but the Grimsby fans came in their droves down to South London only to see their side down to ten men as soon as the FA Cup tie started. Fair play to them though, fantastic support.
BEST CHANT OF THE SEASON
- Starman 62%
- Rock The Casbah 17%
- Kelly at Cardiff 18%
- Schlupp at Liverpool 32%
We rarely make a claim on anything but our version of the ‘Starman’ chant has been doing the rounds regularly in the stands since it first started, all thanks to TEB (courtesy of a Hibernian supporting pal who suggested the idea). Thankfully it has stuck as it was about time Andros had his own chant.
VILLAIN OF THE SEASON (Holder – Sussex Police)
- Ward-Prowse 33%
- Marriner 17%
- Hennessey 18%
- Capoue 32%
There will never be another villain quite like the Sussex Police who were the holders but it was close this year between two players. The award was just edged by a player that had a hand in Wilfried Zaha’s sending off at Southampton.
SIGNING OF THE SEASON (Holder – Roy Hodgson)
- Vicente Guaita 80%
- Michy Batshuayi 12%
- Cheikhou Kouyate 5%
- Max Meyer 3%
There was not a huge influx of players to choose from after the two transfer windows but with the problems between the sticks in recent seasons, it was clear early on in the voting that the Spanish goalkeeper would take it.
GAME OF THE SEASON (Holder – Brighton at home)
- City (a) 72%
- Arsenal (a) 13%
- Bournemouth (h) 11%
- Leicester (a) 4%
No brainer although there have been a number of worthy contenders. Just so happens they had little chance being up against that win at City.
(SECOND) BEST GOAL OF THE SEASON (Holder – Zaha v Leicester at home)
- Townsend v Liverpool 38%
- Townsend v Bournemouth 14%
- Townsend v Burnley 15%
- Zaha v Huddersfield 33%
The Premier League’s goal of the season was always going to win this award so we thought, why don’t we have a second best goal of the season award? Turns out that was Andros too, and we could really have had an ‘Andros goal of the season award’ if we’re honest but his strike at Anfield, a real team goal, took the honours.
PLAYER OF THE SEASON (Holder – Wilfried Zaha)
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka 82%
- Wilfried Zaha 13%
- Luka Milivojevic 4%
- Mamadou Sakho 1%
We end the awards with the big one, and once again, there was only going to be one winner. A player in his first full Premier League season after making the breakthrough last season. Aaron has been in scintillating form all season which has the vultures circulating already.