The Premier League "Best" and "Worst" Awards
Season 2011/12

 

 

By Adam Higgins
Chief Football Editor 

 

 

Our so-called "experts" for the Football Site have taken their time to delve through the 380 matches from an extraordinary twentieth Premier League campaign described as the best ever yet. They have picked out some of the best and worst things that have occurred selecting one nomination for each of the following categories for those who they think deserve an award. This particular round of awards apply only to action carried out in this season's Premier League season.

The list of categories are as follows:-

 

Best Game of the season

Best Goal of the season

Best Manager of the season

Best Player of the season

Young Player of the season

Veteran Player of the season

Best Team (XI) of the season

Best Individual Outfield Performance of the season (from one match in particular)

Best Individual Goalkeeping Performance of the season

Best Hat-trick of the season

Best Club of the season

Best English Player of the season

Best Foreign Player of the season

Best Scottish Player of the season

Best Irish Player of the season

Best Welsh Player of the season

Worst Goal Celebration of the season

Surprise Result of the season

Best Comeback of the season

Surprise Package of the season (Club)

Best Signing of the season

Surprise Player of the season

Best Promoted team of the season

Best Referee of the season

Worst Referee of the season

Best Pass/Assist of the season

Best Save of the season

Best Captain of the season

Worst Moment of the season

Best Moment of the season

Best Substitute Appearance of the season

Funniest Own Goal of the Season

Worst Scoring Miss of the Season

 

In addition, our experts have also selected an individual player of the season from each Premier League club who they believe who has shone even through the bad times, played better than the rest even when having a poor game and has delivered when it has mattered most for the team adding a number of vital attributes to their game. The best from the rest. Who has been your favourite?

 

Adam's Awards 

Best Game of the season:  Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal

Best Goal of the season:  Papiss Demba Cisse (Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle United)

Best Manager of the season:  Alan Pardew (Newcastle United)

Best Player of the season:  Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

Young Player of the season:  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Veteran Player of the season:  Paul Scholes (Manchester United)

Best Team (XI) of the season:  (4-3-1-2)  Joe Hart, Kyle Walker, Vincent Kompany, Martin Skrtel, Leighton Baines, Michael Carrick, Alex Song, Scott Parker, David Silva, Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie

Best Individual Outfield Performance of the season (from one match in particular):  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal)

Best Individual Goalkeeping Performance of the season:  John Ruddy (Liverpool 1-1 Norwich City)

Best Hat-trick of the season:  Robin Van Persie (Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal)

Best Club of the season:  Manchester City

Best English Player of the season:  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Best Foreign Player of the season:  Juan Mata (Chelsea)

Best Scottish Player of the season:  Phil Bardsley (Sunderland)

Best Irish Player of the season:  Shay Given (Aston Villa)

Best Welsh Player of the season:  Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)

Worst Goal Celebration of the season:  Mario Balotelli (Manchester City- Why Always Me)

Surprise Result of the season:  Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City

Best Comeback of the season:  Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United

Surprise Package of the season (Club):  Newcastle United

Best Signing of the season:  Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United)

Surprise Player of the season:  James McClean (Sunderland)

Best Promoted team of the season:  Swansea City

Best Referee of the season:  Howard Webb MBE

Worst Referee of the season:  Martin Atkinson

Best Pass/Assist of the season:  David Silva for James Milner goal (Manchester City 2-0 Everton)

Best Save of the season:  David De Gea from Juan Mata free-kick (Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United)

Best Captain of the season:  Robin Van Persie (Arsenal)

Worst Moment of the season:  Liverpool's Luis Suarez refuses to shake the hand of Manchester United's Patrice Evra

Best Moment of the season:  The incredible climax to the title race at the Etihad Stadium (Manchester City 3-2 QPR)

Best Substitute Appearance of the season:  Javier Hernandez (Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United)

Funniest Own Goal of the season:  Laurent Koscielny (Blackburn Rovers 4-3 Arsenal)

Worst Scoring Miss of the season:  Fernando Torres (Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea)

 

 

Alex's Awards

Best Game of the season:  Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal

Best Goal of the season:  Papiss Demba Cisse (Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle United)

Best Manager of the season:  Brendan Rodgers (Swansea City)

Best Player of the season:  Robin Van Persie (Arsenal)

Young Player of the season:  Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Veteran Player of the season:  Paul Scholes (Manchester United)

Best Team (XI) of the season:  (4-4-2)  Joe Hart, Kyle Walker, Vincent Kompany, Rio Ferdinand, Leighton Baines, Luis Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick, Yohan Cabaye, David Silva, Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie

Best Individual Outfield Performance of the season (from one match in particular):  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool)

Best Individual Goalkeeping Performance of the season:  David De Gea (Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United)

Best Hat-trick of the season:  Robin Van Persie (Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal)

Best Club of the season:  Manchester City

Best English Player of the season:  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Best Foreign Player of the season:  Robin Van Persie (Arsenal)

Best Scottish Player of the season:  Steven Fletcher (Wolves)

Best Irish Player of the season:  Shay Given (Aston Villa)

Best Welsh Player of the season:  Ashley Williams (Swansea City)

Worst Goal Celebration of the season:  Mario Balotelli (Manchester City- Why Always Me)

Surprise Result of the season:  Wigan 1-0 Manchester United

Best Comeback of the season:  Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United

Surprise Package of the season (Club):  Norwich City

Best Signing of the season:  Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Surprise Player of the season:  Yohan Cabaye (Newcastle United)

Best Promoted team of the season:  Swansea City

Best Referee of the season:  Howard Webb MBE

Worst Referee of the season:  Chris Foy

Best Pass/Assist of the season:  Yohan Cabaye pass for Cisse 1st goal (Swansea City 0-2 Newcastle United)

Best Save of the season:  David De Gea from Andy Wilkinson- tipped onto the crossbar (Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United)

Best Captain of the season:  Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

Worst Moment of the season:  The general antics of Manchester City's Mario Balotelli

Best Moment of the season:  The final day of the Premier League season

Best Substitute Appearance of the season:  Javier Hernandez (Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United)

Funniest Own Goal of the season:  Martin Skrtel (Liverpool 0-1 Fulham)

Worst Scoring Miss of the season:  Fernando Torres (Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea)

 

 

Elliott's Awards

Best Game of the season:  Manchester City 3-2 Queens Park Rangers

Best Goal of the season:  Papiss Demba Cisse (Chelsea 0-2 Newcastle United)

Best Manager of the season:  Alan Pardew (Newcastle United)

Best Player of the season:  Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

Young Player of the season:  Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Veteran Player of the season:  Paul Scholes (Manchester United)

Best Team (XI) of the season:  (4-2-3-1)  Joe Hart, Micah Richards, Vincent Kompany, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Scott Parker, Yaya Toure, Luis Antonio Valencia, David Silva, Juan Mata, Robin Van Persie

Best Individual Outfield Performance of the season (from one match in particular):  Yaya Toure (Newcastle 0-2 Manchester City)

Best Individual Goalkeeping Performance of the season:  John Ruddy (Liverpool 1-1 Norwich City)

Best Hat-trick of the season:  Edin Dzeko (Tottenham 1-5 Manchester City)

Best Club of the season:  Manchester City

Best English Player of the season:  Paul Scholes (Manchester United)

Best Foreign Player of the season:  Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Best Scottish Player of the season:  James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion)

Best Irish Player of the season:  Shay Given (Aston Villa)

Best Welsh Player of the season:  Ashley Williams (Swansea City)

Worst Goal Celebration of the season:  Mario Balotelli (Manchester City- shrug off the shoulders with arms folded)

Surprise Result of the season:  Manchester United 2-3 Blackburn Rovers

Best Comeback of the season:  Manchester United 4-4 Everton 

Surprise Package of the season (Club):  Swansea City

Best Signing of the season:  Papiss Demba Cisse (Newcastle United)

Surprise Player of the season:  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)

Best Promoted team of the season:  Norwich City

Best Referee of the season:  Howard Webb MBE

Worst Referee of the season:  Martin Atkinson

Best Pass/Assist of the season:  Yohan Cabaye pass for Cisse goal (Newcastle United 3-0 Stoke City)

Best Save of the season:  Joe Hart from Andy Carroll header clawed out (Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City)

Best Captain of the season:  Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)

Worst Moment of the season:  Joey Barton goes mad (shown red card & then kicks off)- Manchester City 3-2 Queens Park Rangers

Best Moment of the season:  Mancini and Ferguson clash in technical area (Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United)

Best Substitute Appearance of the season:  Nasri-De Jong change & Yaya Toure tactical switch (Newcastle 0-2 Manchester City)

Funniest Own Goal of the season:  Jonny Evans (Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United)

Worst Scoring Miss of the season:  Fernando Torres (Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea)

 

Jordan's Awards

Best Game of the season:  Tottenham 4-0 Liverpool

Best Goal of the season:  Peter Crouch (Stoke City 1-1 Manchester City)

Best Manager of the season:  Kenny Dalglish (Liverpool)

Best Player of the season:  Ali Al-Habsi (Wigan Athletic)

Young Player of the season:  James McClean (Sunderland)

Veteran Player of the season:  Paul Scholes (Manchester United)

Best Team (XI) of the season:  (4-3-3) Ali Al-Habsi, Micah Richards, Vincent Kompany, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole, Yohan Cabaye, Paul Scholes, David Silva, Waynen Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Grant Holt

Best Individual Outfield Performance of the season (from one match in particular):  Demba Ba (Stoke City 1-3 Newcastle United)

Best Individual Goalkeeping Performance of the season:  David De Gea (Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United)

Best Hat-trick of the season:  Clint Dempsey (Fulham 5-2 Newcastle United)

Best Club of the season:  Norwich City

Best English Player of the season:  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Best Foreign Player of the season:  Luis Antonio Valencia (Manchester United)

Best Scottish Player of the season:  Gary Caldwell (Wigan Athletic)

Best Irish Player of the season:  James McClean (Sunderland)

Best Welsh Player of the season:  Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)

Worst Goal Celebration of the season:  Mario Balotelli (Manchester City- Why Always Me)

Surprise Result of the season:  Manchester United 1-6 Manchester City

Best Comeback of the season:  Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United

Surprise Package of the season (Club):  Norwich City

Best Signing of the season:  Michel Vorm (Swansea City)

Surprise Player of the season:  Phil Jones (Manchester United)

Best Promoted team of the season:  Norwich City

Best Referee of the season:  Howard Webb MBE

Worst Referee of the season: Martin Atkinson

Best Pass/Assist of the season:  Asmir Begovic pass to Jermain Pennant in build up to Crouch goal (Stoke City 1-1 Manchester City)

Best Save of the season:  David De Gea from Juan Mata free-kick (Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United)

Best Captain of the season:  Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle United)

Worst Moment of the season:  Man City comeback to win the Premier League title (Manchester City 3-2 Queens Park Rangers)

Best Moment of the season:  Man United thrash Arsenal in third Premier League game at OT (Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal)

Best Substitute Appearance of the season:  Javier Hernandez (Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United)

Funniest Own Goal of the season:  Martin Skrtel (Liverpool 0-1 Fulham)

Worst Scoring Miss of the season:  Fernando Torres (Manchester United 3-1 Chelsea)

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