Fans packed into Redz bar last evening for the first CTSA Player of the Year Awards. During a truly wonderful evening they shared laughter and beer with the first team squad and management team, and applauded our wonderful players as they took their prizes.
Manager Richie Barker addressed the audience at the start, “we have said before that League one is predominantly northern based, so many thanks to all the away fans for following us up and down the country, your time and effort is very much appreciated. Next I would like to thank the my staff who I work with every day, I am a very demanding person. Lastly I would like to thank the players, they have been very receptive and haven’t been any trouble on the training field, the group is probably the best I have ever worked with and deserve all their success. Have a great summer and look forward to seeing you all next season.”
After several count backs and by the narrowest of margins Nicky Adams took the grand prize of CTSA Player of the year. His 15 second goal at home to Reading was perhaps the highlight of a stunning first season with us.
The ever popular goalkeeper Paul Jones picked up the Away Player of the year. As Matt said, his save at MK Dons was like something from “The Matrix!”
Joe Walsh won the Young Player of the year, romping to success with 49% of the vote.
Words and Pictures from Colin “Special Brew” Bowman
The CTSA Player of the Year Awards returned the following results:
Player of the Year 2012/13
The CTSA Player of the Year is Nicky Adams. Paul Jones was the runner up, and only 2 votes separated them. The results were as follows:
Nicky Adams 21%
Paul Jones 20%
Josh Simpson 14%
Dannie Bulman 12%
Billy Clarke 11%
Matt Sadler 8%
Others 4% or less
Away Travellers Player of Year 2012/13– awarded to the player who the travelling fans felt was consistently the best performer away from home:
Winner- Paul Jones 31%
Runner Up- Dannie Bulman 17%
Nicky Adams 15%
Matt Sadler and Josh Simpson- both 8%
Billy Clarke 7%
Others 3% or less.
CTSA Young Player of the Year 2012/13
Winner- Joe Walsh with 49% of the vote.
Runner Up- Mark Connolly 32%
Others 7% or less.
The “Crawley Town Living Legend” Award was presented to the one and only Dannie Bulman!
On behalf of the Crawley Town Supporters Alliance, thanks to all the players, the management team and the backroom staff for another wonderful season.