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Wilson Wins Player of the Year
Friday, 7th May 2021 11:07

Central defender James Wilson has won the Supporters Club’s Player of the Year award for 2020/21, finishing ahead of keeper Tomas Holy.

The 32-year-old, who is among the legion of players who are out of contract in the summer, will receive the award this weekend.

Chairman Mark Ramsay said: “The Player of the Season vote has closed and well over 5,000 votes were cast. Forty-eight individual players received votes which I believe is the highest ever recorded.

“The overall winner for the season 2020/21 is James Wilson and the runner-up Tomas Holy.

“The club will present the trophy on behalf of the official Supporters Club to him sometime over the weekend as we still have restricted access to Portman Road under the Covid-19 regulations laid out by the EFL.

“We are grateful to all supporters who participated and I am sure we all eagerly await the developments that are anticipated during the summer.”

Once-capped Wales international Wilson, who has latterly not been involved having picked up an injury, has made 18 appearances for the Blues this season and formed a solid central defensive partnership with Toto Nsiala in the early stages of the campaign.

Many fans called for the Player of the Year award to be scrapped this season due to the Blues' disappointing campaign, while a number voted for youngsters who have only appeared for the first team in the Papa John's Trophy - as well as the successful FA Youth Cup run - in protest.

Ramsay also commented on yesterday’s news that Ed Sheeran is to be the club’s new shirt sponsor.

“Ed, although a worldwide star is truly one of us,” he added. “A Suffolk boy who has made us proud, he has helped spread the name of our Club far and wide.

“I look forward to wearing our new shirt with pride next season in the hope that it brings both Ed and Ipswich Town future success. We are as always ‘better together’!”

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Portman_Pie added 11:09 - May 7
No huge surprise here - given that when he did feature he was less than glamorous - but dependable.

Although come on - who voted Holy...? That must be a joke right...????!!!!

Mookamoo added 11:14 - May 7
This is going to be a good quiz question when we've all forgotten about Wilson and who won this year.

positivity added 11:14 - May 7
didn't vote for holy myself, but it had to go to one of the backline, so not surprised he's done well.

BlueBlood90 added 11:17 - May 7
Wilson got my vote.

Who on earth voted for Tomas Holy????

Kropotkin123 added 11:18 - May 7
17 league appearances and he gets player of the season. What a joke.

BcarefulwhatUWish4 added 11:23 - May 7
No surprises there, but Holy in second? In my book Toto would have been second.

atty added 11:32 - May 7
Good. Cook take note.

3stars added 11:34 - May 7
48 different players nominated, but I count we've only used 46 in all competitions! Come on, let's see the list of who received a nomination!

bluesteal74 added 11:42 - May 7
When he has played he has generally done okay maybe playing less games the most of the other players worked for his benefit

WhoisJimmyJuan added 11:44 - May 7
Kropotkin123: Perhaps it will send food for thought to some of the wasters "playing" for us this season.

Michael101 added 11:49 - May 7
Let's been honest here ,could have picked name out of the hat nobody has been outstanding this season has got to be better.

Kevcreats added 11:54 - May 7
HOLY 2ND place, my God who voted for him !! Clueless

VanDusen added 12:03 - May 7
@kropotkin123? You mean apart from the fact that those appearances largely coincided with our excellent start which saw us head to the top of the league and then the brief resurgence where we beat the now champions away and looked like we were getting back into the promotion picture?

Bluefox added 12:07 - May 7
hmm, given that Wilson has been unfit for most of this season, and last season — and when he was at Lincoln — it will be interesting to see whether our player of the year is offered a new contract.

TimmyH added 12:18 - May 7
The best of a very bad bunch...a season to forget.

Cakeman added 12:24 - May 7
I know it's been a season to forget but none the less well done James.
In a squad of so many under performers Wilson has always played consistently to the best of his ability and that's all that can be asked. He has done well when he has played and deserves the award.

BlueandTruesince82 added 13:13 - May 7
I voted for a yoof. On balance Wilson probs deserves it by virtue of having been consistently the least cr@p this year

DifferentGravy added 14:10 - May 7
Congratulations to James. I voted for Wilson with Bishop as my back up. Though he may not have played quite as many games as others this season.....its as much about quality as quantity. The clubs does need to drastically improve fitness, training and physical therapy to prevent the ridiculous number of injuries......but some fans would rather see a player rack up multiple appearances, irrespective of their ability, and then refer to them as legends. Our decline and the fact we have failed to beat Narwich in the last 12 games would suggest we need a balance between consistency and vastly improved quality on the pitch.

Oh for another John thats a legend.


RobsonWark added 18:37 - May 7
"Forty-eight individual players received votes which I believe is the highest ever recorded."

I'm guessing a LOT of players voted for themselves and therefore only received ONE vote LOL!!!

Bert added 18:38 - May 7
That's about right. Wilson was solid and for the best part Holy was dependable. Toto played his heart out. Posters on here can argue otherwise but if 5,000 voted they should respect the result. Not a good year for anyone in reality.

istanblue added 19:21 - May 7
I voted Wilson - best of a poor bunch. Holy obviously setup loads of fake accounts.

jas0999 added 19:57 - May 7
Sums the state of our club up nicely. Very average League One player, who has missed many games through injury is voted player of the year! If we want to progress we need better than Wilson - so sums it up!

JewellintheTown added 22:36 - May 7
Sounds like plenty of protest voting going on this time. Who can blame them?

WonTheCupin78 added 00:22 - May 8
My brother played in a team once where he played consistently well whilst those around him made mistake after mistake after mistake. Pure frustration and he ended up finding a new team.

Good on Wilson for winning this award. Wonder if he feels the same way though?

TonyHumesIpswich added 00:40 - May 8
Scored more league goals than Jackson, Sears, Hawkins, Drinan or Parrott.

Good on him but shows how poor our strikers have been. And that's off 109 appearances between all of those strikers whilst Wilson played 17....

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