A 9th successive Premier League campaign is in the bag, and it is time for us all to look forward to a well earned break.
But, before we do that, there is one last administrative item remaining as it is time for us to hand out some gongs. Oddly, we ommitted to hand out any awards this time last year, but they are back with a bang!
Our Twitter polls recently went online and all the votes have been counted and adjudicated, and we are pleased to be able to announce the winners for each of our ten categories.
A big thank you to everyone who voted and interacted with the team here at TEB HQ, not just for these awards, but throughout the season.
AWAY DAY OF THE SEASON
- Brighton & Hove Albion 11.1%
- Southampton 12.6%
- Wolverhampton Wanderers 11.1%
- Manchester City 65.2%
There were a number of notable away days this past season with personal enjoyment at Brighton and Southampton, but beating the title winners on their own patch without conceding was the outright winner.
INDIVIDUAL MOMENT OF THE SEASON
- Mateta kicking corner flag at Millwall 35.5%
- Edouard brace against Spurs 42.7%
- Butland penalty save at Brighton 16.1%
- Olise move at Wolves 5.6%
In a season that included a number of enjoyable moments, it was tough to nail down the poll down to just four but the vote proved to be between two moments. It is hard to argue Edouard’s first appearance in a Palace shirt as the winner of this ward.
WORST MOMENT OF THE SEASON
- Butland mistake at Millwall 3.4%
- Late loss at Everton 36.1%
- Brighton late equalisers 58.6%
- Zaha penalty miss at Norwich 1.9%
It is always difficult to pick nominations for this award as the worst moments tend to be wiped from the memory but conceding late goals in both games against our rivals was clearly difficult to take for all Palace fans.
COMEDY MOMENT OF THE SEASON
- Olise shushing Millwall fans 40.5%
- Mateta boom boom boom video 14.1%
- Zaha penalty against Norwich 6.9%
- Watford relegated (again!) 38.5%
A former winner of this award ran the eventual winner close, and it makes us chuckle how much fans find Watford being relegated actually is. But it was pipped this season with the reaction of Michael Olise at Millwall to abuse from fans by scoring and slowly raising one finger to his lips. An image that should be accepted into the Louvre before this decade is out!
OPPOSITION FANS OF THE SEASON
- Hartlepool United 86.3%
- Leeds United 11%
- Villa 1.5%
- Liverpool 1.1%
No contest for this award and while Leeds made quite a din, the whole build up to the FA Cup tie against Hartlepool was something to be remembered. You have to remember, the Pool were given a fair chunk of the Arthur so they should win this award but it was oh so much more than that.
PANTOMIME VILLAIN OF THE SEASON
- Darren England 23.5%
- Kalvin Phillips 9.6%
- Frank Lampard 46.9%
- Neal Maupay 20%
We did think this one would be closer than is actually was but the bitter reaction of Frank Lampard after the heavy FA Cup defeat at Selhurst was a joy to behold, not to mention his comments after their late victory at Goodison which the less said about the better.
SIGNING OF THE SEASON
- Joachim Andersen 11.8%
- Marc Guehi 67.9%
- Michael Olise 10.3%
- Conor Gallagher 10%
Again, we expected this vote to be much more fiercly contested than it actually was but that is more to do with how much Marc Guehi has impressed this season. We have to mention Joachim Andersen in the same conversation though as you have to wonder whether the former Chelsea man would had the impact he has without the Dane alongside him.
GAME OF THE SEASON
- Spurs home 12.2%
- City away 43.4%
- Arsenal home 38.5%
- Everton home 5.9%
A finely poised battle between the 2-0 win at City and the 3-0 home victory against Arsenal which had knock on effects to their eventual failure at Champions League qualification. As impressive as that was, the City game takes the plaudits for its second award this season.
GOAL OF THE SEASON
- Gallagher v Brighton 46%
- Zaha v Norwich 36.6%
- Gallagher v Everton 10.7%
- Olise v Millwall 6.7%
The individual brilliance from Wilfried Zaha at Norwich would win many an award but the team move that culminated in the Conor Gallagher slotting home at Brighton and plenty of limbs in a fervent away end.
PLAYER OF THE SEASON
- Joachim Andersen 5.8%
- Wilfried Zaha 28.2%
- Marc Guehi 54%
- Conor Gallagher 12%
Not by quite the same margin as signing of the season, but new England international Marc Guehi takes his second TEB award of the season and rightly so. He won the poll by some margin ahead of the ever impressive Wilfried Zaha and a notable mention and thanks to Conor Gallagher as he returns to Chelsea but leaves us with so many memories of his time in South London.
TEB SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD
This year marks the 10th anniversary of TEB so we felt the best way to mark the occasion is to introduce a special award which will go to the player that we feel has made a very special contribution to the club.
The winner of the debut award for this season was unanimous among the team here at TEB, and that man is Joel Ward. A player that is the epitome of this club and what is stands for and more so this season where at times he has had to bide his time and has very much been Mr Versatile. Bizarrely enough Ward signed for Palace from Portsmouth for £400,000 in May 2012, just a couple of weeks before TEB started up!