It’s barely worth the cyberspace that it takes up – but the votes for the inaugural “Stretford-End” awards for the 2007/2008 season have been “counted and verified” (trust me, you didn’t need to be qualified in any mathematical standard to have calculated them) – in this case, perhaps it would be appropriate to label this the beta test. Nonetheless, the votes were cast, despite them being low in number, so the awards are legitimate.
Moment of the Season
A two way split here, February’s FA Cup demolition of Arsenal in the FA Cup ranked alongside Ryan Giggs’ winning penalty in Moscow. An argument could be made for either being the winner so that those moments share the honour is not detrimental to either.
Goal of the Season
A four way tie in this award – two long range screamers and two freekick piledrivers, as Nani and Scholes rattled 30 yarders in the East Stand goal against Boro and Barca respectively, while Ronaldo’s jaw-droppingly excellent free kick against Pompey was joined by Hargreaves technically magnificent dead ball delivery against Arsenal.
Game of the Season
The only award to have a clear winner, and unsurprisingly the European Cup final takes the prize. United’s 3rd European Cup win in the Battle of Britain just edged out the another monumental classic “game of two halves” in which United triumped over Arsenal in the league.
There you have it! Hopefully next years “awards” will be a little more fleshy.