UNILAD Football’s Awards Of The Week
Everyone likes awards.
Whether it’s for goal of the season, manager of the month or cunt of the week, football provides plenty of scope for recognition.
Here at UNILAD Football, we like to take a look at who deserves an award for their efforts every week, and who should be shamed accordingly.
Without further ado, here’s this week’s winners:
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Player Of The Week: Michail Antonio
Former Nottingham Forest winger Antonio has well and truly found his feet in the Premier League.
His goal against Sunderland prompted the best celebration of the season so far, and he continued his good form with the winner against Spurs on Wednesday night.
After flicking a header past Hugo Lloris, we were all expecting another brilliant celebration and Antonio delivered, doing the Carlton Banks dance from Fresh Prince of Bel Air fame.
We can’t wait until he scores again.
Manager Of The Week: Jurgen Klopp
Who else but Jurgie Bear?
The loveable German was in fine form, both on the pitch and off it, as Liverpool exacted their revenge on Manchester City.
The Reds won 3-0 and thanks to Klopp’s tactics and ability to pick his players up after a demoralising Capital One Cup final defeat, Liverpool can dream of a European finish once again.
He then treated us to the best post-match interview of the season, as he laughed at Bayern Munich losing and was as compelling as ever.
Bottlers Of The Week: Arsenal
There was plenty of competition for this one.
With Leicester dropping points on Tuesday night, Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester City all had the chance to close the gap on the surprise league leaders, but all managed to piss their chance up the wall.
The Gunners take the award though, as they let a lead slip at home to relegation threatened Swansea.
Joel Campbell got them off to a good start with a fine goal, but it’s that time of year when Arsenal’s spine turns to jelly and it duly did on Wednesday night, as Swansea came back to win 1-2.
Walkover Of The Week: Aston Villa
Seriously, why do Villa even bother turning up every week?
Eight points adrift of safety, it’s nailed on that Remi Garde is leading his side into the Championship.
You’d at least think they’d go down fighting but Villa simply give up every week. Against Everton, they were behind after just five minutes and never looked like threatening a comeback.
Rudy Gestede at least got them on the score sheet but it was utterly pointless, as the Toffees had already ran in three and most fans inside Villa Park had already walked out in protest.
Injury Of The Week: Gary O’Neil/Robbie Brady
Another one where there were a few contenders, the Norwich pair take the crown.
Kevin Friend ran them close by knocking himself out on the Bournemouth dugout but the fact that two people suffered genuine face-changing injuries secured it.
It looked like a car crash from the second the duo left the grass to challenge for the loose ball.
Brady beat O’Neil to the header and subsequently smashed his teeth off the former Portsmouth man’s forehead, losing two gnashers in the process.
O’Neil’s head was ripped open and he ended up finishing the game looking like a poor man’s Terry Butcher.
At least you won an award though lads.
(P.S, Robbie, it’s not your teeth)