The #PNNAwards 16/17 polls have closed and we can confirm the results as follows:
Player of the Season
Winner: Christian Burgess
Runner-up: Enda Stevens
Goal of the Season
Winner: Conor Chaplin v’s Wycombe Wanderers
Chaplin thanked the Blues’ fans for their support and added: “It’s special for people to appreciate the things you do on a pitch. So to score a goal that does that is a good feeling.”
Runner-up: Gary Roberts v’s Barnet
Watch all of the ten shortlisted goals here:
New face of the Season
Winner: Jamal Lowe
Jamal Lowe told PNN, “Just want to say thank you to everyone who voted and thank you to all the fans. What an amazing season it’s been, not just for me personally, but for this massive club and everyone involved, since joining everyone has been nothing but welcoming and friendly and I really appreciate it, PUP!”
Runner-up: David Forde
Mainstream website of the Season
Winner: Portsmouth News
On hearing of winning the award, Neil Allen said: “We’d like to thank all those who made this wonderful moment possible. In particular, Paul Cook and his players who have provided rare positive footballing stories to write about in recent years. Without their assistance we would be moaning about experiences such as Aldershot in the FA Cup, Plymouth with Nick Awford in midfield, Rochdale under Barker and York under Whittingham. Thank goodness for that.”
Excellent coverage from The News team, you can read Neil Allen’s match report from the title-winning last match of the season here.
Runner-up: Official PFC
Pipped at the post, nevertheless top work from the clubs’ media team as you’d expect to bring Pompey fans the latest official news from Fratton Park.
Fans’ media production of the Season
Neck and neck with votes until the remaining seconds, this was hotly contested between Fournilwrittenalloverit and Pompey Memes.
Tom Chappell said: “A light hearted glimpse of our match day experiences, following the fortunes of Pompey, home and away. Our weekly YouTube ‘show’ is, typically, broadcast from the nearest Toby Carvery (our ‘studio’) and includes top quality features such as :- amazing song and dance routines, the UK network of motorways, trains, pubs, ‘Mysteries of the Hindhead Tunnel’, and, most importantly, interviews with fellow fans.
Our slick and professional presenter, young Tom, works tirelessly (and patiently), holding the whole thing together. Tom is joined by Andrew (lifelong fan, Tom’s Dad and…. a nice bloke), Sam (giant footy pundit and proud owner of a ‘Smith’ shirt) and Alan (away game ‘Incognito’ specialist and, permanently, skint). A massive thanks to all who voted for us and…..let’s all join ‘The Champions’ in League one …….Play Up Pompey!”
Runner-up: Pompey Memes podcast
Ian Chiverton said: “Sam and I would like to thank everyone for listening in and supporting the Podcast this season. Its taken off more than we could ever imagined and we look forward to making more in the future.”
The Pompey Memes Champions podcast includes an exclusive interview with Pompey CE Mark Catlin.
Radio station of the Season
Winner: Express FM
Niall McCaughan said: “Big thanks to all who voted! James, myself and the rest of the Express team are all Pompey fans and we love doing what we do – so thank you to everyone who has listened to Pompey Live or a Football Hour and we look forward to carrying on our passionate coverage in to next season! PUP 💙”
Runner-up: Solent Sport
Fans website/forum of the Season
Joint Winners: Pompey Online and Vital Portsmouth
Brett Harley, one of the POL moderators told PNN: “Pompey Online has really lived through the ups and downs of the season and has seen a large increase of new members joining the forum due to Pompey’s incredible run to the League Two title, along with news of Michael Eisner’s takeover bid. There’s a great mood on the board and we’ve had some interesting debates about the future of Pompey. This has attracted a wide range of fans – even some PCFC Presidents!”
Home performance of the Season
Winner: Pompey 6-1 Cheltenham Town
Runner-up: Pompey 4-0 Grimsby Town
Away day of the Season
Winner: Notts County 1-3 Pompey
Runner-up: Carlisle Utd 0-3 Pompey
Fan-tastic season for Pompey and thanks to everyone who voted, equally top work from all the various media channels. Roll on the 2017/18 season!
[Photo: Official PFC]