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Pope Nets Bumper Prize Haul

Nick Pope dominates supporters' awards to mark outstanding season

2 May 2018

Nick Pope swept the board as the supporters’ clubs held their end-of-season awards night at Turf Moor.

The Clarets’ goalkeeper won the Player of the Year prize from 11 of the 13 different clubs.

And Pope also won the overall Player of the Season award from a cumulative vote.

Only Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Colne Clarets, above) and Steven Defour (London Clarets) prevented a clean sweep by Pope, whose emergence this season as a top-class Premier League keeper, to help put Burnley on the brink of Europe, has struck a real chord with fans.

Ashley Barnes was another multiple winner of the night, thanks to his goal-of-the-season strike at West Bromwich Albion.

However, the frontman didn’t have it all his own way, with the Clarets’ magnificent team effort to secure a 1-0 win at Everton, coolly finished by Jeff Hendrick, earning the Irishman his share of silverware.

A special achievement award was accepted by Clarets skipper Tom Heaton on behalf of goalkeeping predecessor and Turf Moor legend Colin McDonald.

And coach Billy Mercer was given The Roger Haworth Unsung Hero Award (accepted on his behalf by assistant manager Ian Woan, below) for his work with the Clarets’  thriving goalkeeping department.

(All pictures kindly provided by Meg Steele)

ROLL OF HONOUR

SKIPTON CLARETS

Player of the year: Nick Pope

ACCRINGTON CLARETS

Player of the year: Nick Pope

Goal of the season: Ashley Barnes v West Brom

Special award (above): James Tarkowski (for his first England cap)

EARBY CLARETS

Player of the year: Nick Pope

ROSSENDALE CLARETS

Player of the year: Nick Pope

WEST YORKSHIRE CLARETS

Player of the season: Nick Pope

Champagne moment: Jeff Hendrick v Everton

The Roger Howarth Unsung Hero award: Billy Mercer

MELBOURNE CLARETS

Player of the year: Nick Pope

Magic Moments: Sean Dyche (above)

LONDON CLARETS

Player of the season: Steven Defour

Special achievement award: Colin McDonald

CENTRAL CLARETS

Player of the season: Nick Pope

Goal of the season: Jeff Hendrick v Everton

DISABLED SUPPORTERS’ GROUP

Player of the season: Nick Pope

COLNE CLARETS

Player of the season: Johann Berg Gudmundsson

NORTH MANCHESTER CLARETS

Player of the year: Nick Pope

BOUNDARY CLARETS

Player of the year: Nick Pope

Goal of the season: Ashley Barnes v West Brom

BURNLEY FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS CLUB

Player of the year: Nick Pope

Away player of the year: James Tarkowski

Goal of the Season: Ashley Barnes v West Brom

OVERALL GOAL OF THE SEASON: Ashley Barnes v West Brom

OVERALL PLAYER OF THE SEASON: Nick Pope (below)

 


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