As we are approaching the end of the season, it’s time to start thinking about the players who deserve the end of season accolades.
Despite this season not being one of the best, there have been some good moments aswell, and some players have shined. The Player of the Year award is the nicest accolade to win at any club, as it is voted by the fans. This just goes to show how much the fans appreciate you for being at your club. Here are my nominations for the Player of the Year Award for 2017/18:
Bowen has most certainly been City’s star man playing on the right this season, scoring 13 goals. He has been tricky for every defence to handle, and has chipped in with some extremely important goals. He was the reason why City started the season so well, being the Championship’s top scorer for a very long period of time. He is definitely the reason why City aren’t in the bottom three this season. He has scored hat tricks, braces and more crucial goals too, which has seen him be touted by many Premier League clubs. I think he is right up there for Player of the Year this season, and would probably get my vote too.
I think Greggsy has gone under the radar this year. He has come in for some strong criticism over the years, from me included, but the last couple of seasons he has been superb. This year especially, he has been the reason why City have managed to gain some extremely crucial points. He is one of the most important players in the whole city squad, and is one of the best goalkeepers in the League, one hundred percent. City are extremely lucky to have him.
The midfielder was brought in during the summer on a free transfer, and City have certainly got the best out of him. He is a fans favourite without doubt. Not just for his midfield play, but his set piece ability is something that City have lacked for a long time, and is something that sets City apart from their relegation rivals. He has again been in for criticism this season, but he has certainly proven those critics wrong. Larsson was one of those players who I have admired for a long time from his spell at Sunderland, so it was nice on a personal level to sign him.
From villain to hero. Campbell has been a fantastic addition to the squad this season. He hasn’t scored loads of goals, but he has contributed so much more. His passion and commitment has been a breath of fresh air for the club, and he has been one of the few players with any fight this season. The goals he has come up with have been crucial, especially that one away at Barnsley which brought City their first away win in over a year. Campbell has definitely fixed his reputation with the fans after a rocky 9 years away from the club, and he has gone back to being a strong fans favourite, just like he was in 2008.
Personally, I think Jarrod Bowen should win the award. He has been head and shoulders above any other player this season, and he has challenged some of the best players in the league this season. I would expect the fans to vote for Bowen too, which would be totally deserved.