A CERTAIN promotion battle may still be in the balance but we’re ready to announce our special winners this weekend.
The Star and Green ‘Un Football Awards night will be staged next Sunday at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, a glittering evening which has become a regular event on the footballing calendar locally.
All six of our local clubs... United, Wednesday, Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Chesterfield and Rotherham United will be represented and one thing guaranteed is that there will be at least one winner from each of them.
In addition to Player of the Year awards for each club there will be seven other awards, one of them chosen by you, our readers, as the Readers’ Player of the Year.
These other categories will include Team of the Year, Manager of the Year, Young Player of the Year, the top scorer’s Golden Boot award and a Special Award.
In addition there will be one of our most cherished awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award which last year went to Johnny Quinn, the popular former Owls and Millers midfielder and long-time charity fund-raiser through his Johnny Quinn’s All Stars team.
This year it goes to a household footballing name, a man born in Sheffield and who began his career in our area.