You voted for it, so you’ve only got yourselves to blame.
Good afternoon. A quiet day in a quiet period of the year always allows me to catch up on the backlog and so it comes to pass that I can now, exclusively, give you the results of the Vital Bolton player of the year.
Marks were given for each game from QPR to Stoke, with the player of the game getting three, the second best two and the third one, which makes perfect sense. Not one player who played for Bolton last season failed to score a point, although the wags who kept on voting for Darren Pratley will be sorry to hear that he didn’t make it into the top six.
Half way through the season, it looked very much like it would be a two horse race with Nigel Reo-Coker and Martin Petrov battling head to head. Then, from January, a flying Hungarian with ginger hair came storming up the outside like an anemic Usain Bolt, clattering all comers aside. Man of the Match awards showered him like June in Manchester and he was the clubs own player of the year at the end of the season.
He still let in goals though. So he couldn’t have been that good.
Still, it will come as no surprise when I tell you that, with seven man of the matches, more than anyone else, Adam Bogdan is the Vital Bolton player of the year, to follow on from Stuart Holden last season. With any luck, and I mean this with the utmost satisfaction that Bogdan will do a job next season, there will be a different winner next year. Because if not, we’ll be right in it again.
Your top six:
Adam Bogdan 35 points
Martin Petrov 29 points
Nigel Reo-Coker 26 points
Chris Eagles 18 points
Mark Davies 18 points
Kevin Davies 17 points
Sorry. Yes. Some of you really did vote for Zat Knight for shame.