Spireites take pride of place
Last night we hosted The Star’s Football Awards safe in the knowledge that at least one of our teams had something major to celebrate.
Chesterfield Football Club followed up their promotion from League Two by being awarded Manager of the Year to Paul Cook and Young Player of the Year for Ollie Banks.
While the Spireites achievement stands out there has still been lots to celebrate at most of our other clubs.
Rotherham United are still very much in the mix to make it back-to-back promotions for the Millers as they head towards the play-offs.
And Doncaster Rovers, despite beginning to falter in recent weeks, look as though they’ll just be able to survive the drop from the Championship.
The two Sheffield clubs, while remaining static in their respective divisions, have achieved an element of stability.
The Blades had a wonderful FA Cup run and seem set for a promotion push next season.
And the Owls consolidated their Championship credentials even though they had an horrific start to the campaign.
Barnsley, of course, will begin next season in League One but it could be the perfect opportunity for the Reds to re-group and bounce back stronger to a higher league.