Now into its third year, the #PNNAwards 18/19 Twitter polls returned the following results:
Player of the Season
Winner: Matt Clarke
Deservedly retained the player of the season award. Calm and collective at the back. Loved a run forward too. Rock. Dependable. Will be missed next season.
Runner-up: Craig MacGillivray
Goal of the Season
Winner: Jamal Lowe v Sunderland at Wembley – a goal good enough to win the Checkatrade Trophy Final on it’s own, ultimately Pompey did it on penalties anyway. Exquisite. Goals like Jamz!
Runner-up: Ben Thompson v’s Fleetwood Town
Watch every 2018/19 Pompey Goal:
Pompey Social Media Player of the Season
Winner: Craig MacGillivray
Engaged with fans throughout the season on Twitter and Instagram and won the award with 46% of the votes.
Runner-up: Christian Burgess
Mainstream Website of the Season
Winner: Official PFC
Runner-up last year, the clubs’ media team clinched the award this time around with 53% of the votes. A wide variety of coverage including interviews with Kenny Jackett and players to keep fans informed throughout 2018/19.
Runner-up: Portsmouth News
Neil Allen, Jordan Cross, Will Rooney and Mark McMahon continued the quality coverage of all things Pompey. With the introduction of a paywall by JPI Media for the Portsmouth News website (£1 for 3 month trial, then £2 per week), it will be interesting to see how this change will impact how Pompey fans read their news online.
Fans’ Media Production of the Season
Runner-up last season, this time they clinched the award with 55% of the votes. The Fournil team said: “Tom, Andrew and all the team are very grateful for all the votes again this year. It’s been a great season on YouTube for is and we are all looking forward to delivering our take on future seasons to our audience. Thanks again for voting.”
From the Pompeynewsnow stable, a debut season for Hugh Bunce who was joined through the season by Matt Corrick and in latter weeks guests from the PNN writers’ team including Freddie Webb, Greg Walkes, Rob Cusack, Andy Mitchelmore and Sam Stone.
The weekly podcast has been grown in popularity through the season across Apple podcast, Spotify, Soundcloud and Stitcher. Hugh and Andy spoke with Pompey CEO Mark Catlin on Easter Monday – listen back here. Also, don’t miss the most recent edition which included transfer talk and a look ahead to sides coming up and down into League One for the 2019/20 season.
Radio Station of the Season
With commentary from Solent Sport’s Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham now shared between both stations (which we still feel is a shame, better to give fans choice of commentaries in our opinion), it was a vote looking at the quality and breadth of Pompey coverage through the week, pre-match and post-match.
Winner: Express FM
Following Niall McCaughan’s move up North, a debut season for Liam Howes and Jake Smith, alongside Pompey legend Alan Knight. Regular football hours on Monday, Thursday and Friday featured, usually hosted by Jake Smith or James Robbins. With 62% of the vote, congratulations to all of the Express FM team.
James Robbins said “Thanks to everyone who voted for Express FM and for welcoming me back to the microphone. Although its been a transitional year on it has been a privilege to welcome the players and owners on a Thursday and getting your views in on a Monday & Friday. We are a community station, the football club is the heartbeat of that. Thanks again to everyone who voted and listen. Whether I’m back for next season remains to be seen, but the show goes on! Have a great summer!”
Runner-up: Solent Sport
Ever professional and consistent Andrew Moon – who can forget his commentary for the Andre Green winner at Norwich! Ably supported by Guy Whittingham. Quality match commentary delivered from the BBC throughout the season.
Home Performance of the Season
Winner: Pompey 3 Sunderland 1
65% voted for the Blues’ win against the Mackems. We meet again next season.
Runner-up: Pompey 4 Oxford United 1
Away Day of the Season
Winner: Norwich 0 Pompey 1
A 95th minute Andre Green winner to send the Pompey fans wild!
Runner-up: Fleetwood 2 Pompey 5
Fans’ Website/Forum of the Season
Winner: Vital Portsmouth
A new winner on the block. Vital took the award with 38% of the votes.
Runner-up: Fans Network
Local Womens Football Coverage of the Season
A new category for this season. The Women’s game continues to grow and it’s marvellous to see independent and fan media sites and productions coming to the fore. Nominations were as follows – Pompey Women Vlogs, Since 71, Southern Region WFL and Hants Womens Footie.
Winner: Pompey Women Vlogs
Real dedication from Ian Chiverton and his daughter Abby who have followed Pompey Women home and away in 2018/19 which included the Hampshire Cup Final win.
Runner-up: Since 71
That was 2018/19!
Thanks to everyone who voted in our Twitter polls.
Roll on the 2019/20 season, enjoy the Summer and don’t forget you can keep up to date with all the latest Pompey news and views across our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels.
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