OF SEASON AWARDS 2001-2002
Congratulations to Graeme Murty and Jon Mackie, who are winners of this season's Hob Nob Anyone? end of season awards. The Hob Nob Anyone? end of season awards, in place since 1995, are a totally unofficial ballot of the fans' opinion taken at the end of the season.
Both Murty and Mackie finished well clear of the rest of the squad in their categories with Graeme Murty being the fans choice for "player of the season" after playing a full season in style, and near injury free, in the full back position. Murty took the award with ease with over half of the vote. Nicky Forster finished runner-up in the player of the season award with over 21% of the total vote. Although Forster was well behind Murty, his goals this season earned him a clear second place. Last season's player of the season, Martin Butler, failed to feature in this year's voting after being out of action throughout nearly the whole season through injury.
Jon Mackie should be pleased at finishing third in the player of the season voting - but even more pleased with his amazing share of the vote in the "Improvement of the Season" award. Mackie stormed to the top of the pile with an amazing 62% of the vote. Mackie's near two thirds share was well deserved after earning a starting place in the centre of defence, after starting the season on the fringes of the squad. His performances just got better and better as he established himself as one of the first players to pick for the starting eleven. Two other young players, Nicky Shorey and Sammy Igoe also both took a good share of the vote to finish second and third.
The home victory over Stoke City was voted Reading's best performance of the season. Reading's 1-0 victory at the Madejski was a performance of a team destined for promotion - and the fans clearly agreed. Reading's dramatic penalty shoot out victory over Premiership West Ham United earnt second place. That was certainly some night at the Madejski Stadium with the latest finish of the season and plenty of celebrations. They've been some great games this season and the rest of the votes were well spread. The worst performance of the season was the home defeat against Swindon Town. The less said about that game the better in our opinion.
collected between 16 April 2002 and 25 April 2002.
All result figures are expressed as percentages of the total vote.
Thanks to everyone that voted! Full results are below:
2001/2002 SEASON - Player of the season award 1 GRAEME MURTY 52.29% 2 Nicky Forster 21.29% 3 Jon Mackie 13.71% 4 Jamie Cureton 7.14% 5 Sammy Igoe 2.71% 6 Phil Parkinson 1.71% 7 Nicky Shorey 1.57% 8 Phil Whitehead 1.43% 9 Kevin Watson 0.57% 10 Others Remainder
2001/2002 SEASON - Biggest Improvement of the season 1 JON MACKIE 61.86% 2 Nicky Shorey 13.86% 3 Sammy Igoe 6.14% 4 Graeme Murty 5.86% 5 Darius Henderson 5.00% 6 Tony Rougier 1.71% 7 Andy Hughes 1.57% 8 Joe Gamble 0.86% 9 Nicky Forster 0.71% 10 Phil Whitehead 0.57% 11 Others Remainder
2001/2002 SEASON - BEST Performance of the Season 1 Stoke City HOME, LEAGUE 25.57% 2 West Ham HOME, CUP 15.86% 3 QPR HOME, LEAGUE 6.71% 4 Tranmere HOME, LEAGUE 6.57% 5 Wigan AWAY, LEAGUE 5.86% 6 Brentford AWAY, LEAGUE 5.42% 7 Bristol City HOME, LEAGUE 5.14% 8 Wycombe AWAY, LEAGUE 4.43% 9 Aston Villa AWAY, CUP 2.57% =10 QPR AWAY, LEAGUE 2.43% =10 Wycombe HOME, LEAGUE 2.43% 12 Huddersfield AWAY, LEAGUE 2.14% 13 Blackpool HOME, LEAGUE 1.86% 14 Notts County AWAY, LEAGUE 1.29% 15 Peterborough AWAY, LEAGUE 1.14% 16 Blackpool AWAY, LEAGUE 0.71% Others Remainder
2001/2002 SEASON - WORST Performance of the Season 1 Swindon Town HOME, LEAGUE 36.14% 2 Brighton AWAY, LEAGUE 7.86% 3 Chesterfield HOME, LEAGUE 6.00% 4 Stoke City AWAY, LEAGUE 5.71% 5 Northampton HOME, LEAGUE 4.86% 6 Cardiff HOME, LEAGUE 3.86% 7 Bury HOME, LEAGUE 3.57% 8 Bournemouth HOME, LEAGUE 3.00% 9 Brentford HOME, LEAGUE 2.86% =10 Barnet AWAY, CUP 2.71% =10 Peterborough HOME, LEAGUE 2.71% 12 York City AWAY, CUP 2.57% 13 Bournemouth AWAY, LEAGUE 2.43% 14 Colchester AWAY, LEAGUE 1.43% 15 Brighton HOME, LEAGUE 1.29% 16 Cambridge HOME, LEAGUE 0.71% Others Remainder
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