SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by Ezeikial » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:32 pm

Chris Shields and Michael Duffy finish second and third respectively to SWAI July winner Gavin Bazunu.

It was predictable that the 16 year old would attract the most votes from soccer writers even if he only played 3 matches in July - saving a penalty against Cork and playing in both Europa League games against AIK; Alan Mannus taking over for the last two league games in July

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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by Ezeikial » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:34 pm

Michael Duffy gets another nomination. Chris Shields gets a deserved nomination

Cretaro could get the journos nodding for sentimental reasons
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The Player of the Month nominees for August are: Chris Shields (Dundalk), Michael Duffy (Dundalk), Raffaele Cretaro (Sligo Rovers), Brendan Clarke (St Patrick’s Athletic), Conor Davis (UCD) and Ciaran Gallagher (Finn Harps). A winner will be announced next week.
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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by bigalan » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:30 pm

Michael Duffy gets the nod for Aug.
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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by Ezeikial » Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:46 pm

Duffy targets Ireland call-up after player of the month gong
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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by oldfogey » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:17 pm

What does Chris Shields have to do to win this?

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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by magarnagle » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:52 pm

oldfogey wrote:What does Chris Shields have to do to win this?
Change position. Most people don't or can't appreciate what a player like Shields does. Goals and Assists wins games as they say, same with awards

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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by Ezeikial » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:03 pm

It doesn't automatically follow that the best player in any given month wins the award - journalists have a keen sense of what makes a good narrative and therefore this has a big impact.

Mark McNulty (saving a penalty in the cup final shoot out)Gavin Bazunu (making an impact as a 16 year old attracting cross-channel club), Graham Burke (call up/scoring for Rep of Ireland) are some examples off the top of the head.
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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by El Paso » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:03 pm

To be honest a couple of Bohs players might have deserved it more

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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by gavinmclaughlin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:34 pm

I spoke to Michael at DkIT this morning after he picked up his SWAI Player of the Month award for August.

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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by Ezeikial » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:02 am

Presumably Chris Shields is a shoo-in for the September SWAI award?
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Congratulations to the Player of the Month nominees for September, who are Brian Gartland (Dundalk), Chris Shields (Dundalk), Daniel Kelly (Bohemians), Darragh Leahy (Bohemians), Greg Sloggett (UCD) and Sander Puri (Waterford).
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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by dell1 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:38 am

Kelly and the hunt for his signature here and in England, with his 2 goals v Cork added to the rags to riches story from Daniel might swing it away from Chrs Shields again although his performance in Cork alone makes him the standout performer.

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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by Ezeikial » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:14 pm

oldfogey wrote:What does Chris Shields have to do to win this?
Get the most votes?

Shields bribes the journos and wins September award.
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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by ArFella » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:26 pm

Congrats to Patrick McEleney on winning SWAI Player of the month for October/November. Presumably just for the cup final goal. That takes Dundalk FC to 6 PoTM awards this season.

https://www.dundalkfc.com/mceleney-named-swai-potm/
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Re: SWAI Player of the Month awards 2018

Post by Ezeikial » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:46 pm

The RTE interview with Patrick McEleney following his November POTM is largely focused on his views on Stephen Kenny

Well done on winning the award Patrick

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