Player of the Season Award

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With just seven matches left who would be your Player of the Season?

 

I know the supporters club have not balloted us yet, probably when The Barcodes visit but with no obvious goal scoring icon this season I reckon it will possibly go to a grafter in the team.

 

James McArthur has made a good impression of late, so as Jean Beausejour since his arrival in January.

 

While the sentimental vote would go to Emmerson Boyce for his outstanding achievements at the club.

 

Last year’s winner Ali Al Habsi must be a strong contender as well, however I’m going to go with Captain Fantastic Gary Caldwell, who has proved ALL the doubters wrong in my book.

 

His performances have grown and grown under difficult circumstances in a team that hasn’t been playing well, what he lacks in technical ability is more than made up for in nothing less than 100% effort and total commitment to his team-mates & the supporters.

 

A fine ambassador on and off the field for both club and country so my vote is Latics number 5.

 

The following stats are from the wonderful A-Z of Wigan Athletic lovingly scribed by BernardYOTYAC

 

DOB: 12th April 1982 Other clubs: Newcastle United, Darlington, Hibernian, Coventry City, Derby County, Hibernian, Celtic Honours: Scotland (40 caps, 2 goals) Scotland Under 21?s (19 caps, 2 goals) Scottish Premier League championship winner 2007, 2008 (Celtic) Scottish FA Cup winner 2007 (Celtic) Scottish League Cup winner 2009 (Celtic)

Gary was signed by Roberto Martinez for a fee of £1.000.000 from Celtic on 13th January 2010.

The Latics manager managed to dissuade him from joining Middlesbrough along with another three of his Celtic team mates (Barry Robson, Willo Flood and Chris Killen). Boro, who were managed by former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan had all but agreed a deal before Martinez got his man.

He made his Latic debut on 16th January 2010 in a Premier League away game against Wolverhampton Wanderers which the Blues won 2-0.

As at the end of season 2010/11 he had made 39 Premier League appearances, netting twice.

He and Steven are the only brothers to have ever appeared in a first team fixture for the club.

http://thisnorthernsoul.co.uk/2011/03/12/wigan-athletic-football-league-players-a-to-z-part-three/

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