The results are in for the Vital Posh Player of the Season and the Positional Awards for 2015/2016
The results are in for the Vital Posh Player of the Season and the Positional Awards for 2015/2016.
It was a season to forget once again as Posh finished even further down the League One table compared to their 9th place finish in 2014/15.
It started once again with such positivity and predictions of promotion, a cup run etc etc but it all ended in failure and a 13th place finish!
The season also saw Posh managed by three different men. Dave Robertson started from where he finished the previous season with even more poor results which saw him quickly removed. Grant McCann took over as temporary manager for matches and brought pride and passion back before Graham Westley charmed his way into the managers hotseat.
Westley didn`t want to rock the boat initially so he carried on from where McCann left off but as the season wore on, the changes came and came and came; match after match we saw four or five changes at a time. Westleys initial good run, which saw Posh move up the table to 5th, soon came crashing down and so did he as he was sacked with two games remaining with Posh sitting in 14th place with nothing but pride to play for.
McCann once again took temporary charge for two matches again winning both moving Posh up one place to their final position of 13th.
At times during the season, Posh did play very well but once again, we saw injuries to key players and the sale of top scorer Conor Washington who was in the middle of a rich vein of form never seen by Posh fans before which saw another slump in results.
There were key performances by players during the season which has been highlighted by the positional polls you have been able to vote in since the end of the season but the season also highlighted how poor Posh are when the top players go missing or are injured.
So who was voted for in the positional awards for 2015-2016?
GOALKEEPER of the Season
This category was probably the easiest. Although four different goalkeepers played for Posh during the season, three of those proved second rate.
The winner of this category with 94.12% of the votes was BEN ALNWICK.
DEFENDER of the Season
This category was a battle between two players, one of whom only played half the season before injury ruled him out of action from mid-December onwards. Loanee Callum Elder battled it out with Michael Bostwick for the honour of top defender of 2015/16.
The winner of this category with 58.82% of the votes was MICHAEL BOSTWICK
MIDFIELDER of the Season
This was another category that was fought out between two players. Marcus Maddison, who wasn`t admired by Graham Westley for some unknown reason, and newcomer Chris Forrester were neck and neck throughout the poll.
Their performances throughout the season certainly caught the eye of many and when you think Forrester was signed after completing a full season in the Irish League making this a second season without a break, his consistency was remarkable.
The winner of this category with 47.06% of the votes was MARCUS MADDISON
FORWARD of the Season
This was another category where one player ran away with proceedings. Lee Angol ended the poll in second place with 23.53% of the votes.
It won`t come as a surprise to anyone who the winner was as he ended the season as the top scorer for Posh even though he was sold in January!
The runaway winner with 70.59% of the votes was CONOR WASHINGTON
LOANEE of the Season
Posh had eight players on loan during the season but only two of those picked up votes. Both of the players in question are players that Posh are trying to bring back next season.
Left-back Callum Elder, from Leicester City, played 21 times scoring one goal before injury wrecked his season while West Ham United midfielder Martin Samuelsen played one less but scored one more goal than Elder.
The winner of this category with 62.50% of the votes was CALLUM ELDER
VITAL POSH PLAYER OF THE SEASON 2015/2016
So who was voted the Vital Posh Player of the Season for 2015-2016?
The top three players, as voted by you, for the 2015/2016 Vital Posh Player of the Season are:
3rd Place: 17.65% Chris Forrester
2nd Place: 23.53% Michael Bostwick
1st Place: 35.29% MARCUS MADDISON
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