The time has come again for you to click your mouse or tap your screen to vote for your player of the season, Wolves Fancast style.
Now in it’s fifth year, we’re asking you to vote for our Player of the Season.
The team at Wolves Fancast have got together, put their thinking caps on, studied hours of footage, performance data and re-runs of Jurassic Park and came up with the shortlist for this years award.
Starting in 2010 with Matt Jarvis, Steven Fletcher, Bakary Sako and Scott Golbourne have gone on to win this ‘illustrious’ award.
So, who is up for this year’s prize?
Usually we wouldn’t pick a player who has only been with us for half a season, but Benik has been an exception.
Signing from Arsenal in January for £2 million, Benik became the co-striker were desperately needed alongside Nouha Dicko. His control of the ball, pace and accuracy has won fans hearts along with his goals.
Scoring 31 goals in all competitions, he is just ahead of Harry Kane. Apart from Messi and Ronaldo, no-one has scored more goals than Afobe this season. Benik Afobe has certainly gatecrashed this years awards.
This season would be a key test to see if Nouha could step up to the mark in the Championship… and that he did.
Setting the front line alight in his first few games, there was no stopping Nouha Dicko. With Injury in late October, Wolves desperately missed his pace and Messi style low centre of gravity. Once he returned, Wolves came back to life.
Nouha’s blossoming partnership up front with Benick Afobe has been scaring Championship defences in the second half of this season. With a late flurry of goals recently, it could be argued that without Nouha Dicko, Wolves season could have been over already.
As the new category one academy opened its doors, you may not have expected a youngster to make his way onto the first team scene so quickly.
Impressing with loan spells at Shrewsbury and Gillingham, Iorfa was handed a first team debut at home to high flyers Bournemouth. Wolves were in a rut facing the formidable line the cherries possessed. No pressure.
What did Iorfa do? He provided a man of the match winning performance and it didn’t stop there.
His ease on the ball and silky tackling combined with a tremendous pace going forward has made Dominic one of the first names on the team sheet each week. To make such an impact on the first team is an achievement in itself. Iorfa is a talent and Wolves might struggle to hold onto him in the near future if he continues to perform.
A former Wolves Fancast Player of the Season winner, Bakary could double up on his award wins.
Wolves highest goal scorer in his three seasons at the club (14 so far this time around), Sako has shown why he is something different. He can tango round three and four players at a time, score free kicks from impossible angles and hit a ball like a bullet out of a chamber, Bakary Sako is the best foreign import Wolves have had.
He may still attract a marmite view from fans, but he will be a big loss to Wolves come the end of the season if promotion is not achieved.
His cheeky smile and Nae Nae dancing have elevated him to the ‘cult hero’ status at Molineux. With his contract running out at the end of the season, many will wish him well if he moves onto pastures new. Most of us though will hope that he is still in a gold and black shirt come next season.
Already an early favourite for the clubs player of the season award, it’s been a complete turnaround for Miami Vice.
After being sent out on loan to Ipswich two years ago, Stears has returned to the heart of the Wolves defence. His experienced head helps captain Danny Batth to learn and mature in the centre of defence. Following a successful spell last season in the middle of the back line, Stearman waded off any potential interest by signing a new two year deal at the club.
Stearman’s late saves, interceptions and cool head have made him a fans favourite. You clearly see his passion on the pitch when something goes wrong and it is refreshing to see come Saturday at 3pm.
Wolves have looked harder to break down with Stearman in the back line more than any other combination we’ve seen over the last few months. Stearman may have had his ups and downs at the club, but he is now certainly one of us.
So, there you have it. Now it’s time to vote. Simply click on the poll below and submit your vote.
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