English Football Season – In Review

The 2016/17 season has ended (but for the remaining play-off/FA Cup Finals). It has been a season where there were clear winners in almost every one of the top 4 divisions. This review is a general list of awards for over and under achievers, managers of the season, player of the season, biggest disappointment and biggest surprise.

Premier League 16/17 Review:
Champions – Chelsea.
Runners Up – Tottenham.
Top 4 – Liverpool and Man City.
Bottom 3 – Hull City, Middlesbrough and Sunderland.
Overachievers – Burnley.
Underachievers – Manchester United.
Manager of the season – Antonio Conte, Chelsea.
Player of the season – N’Golo Kante, Chelsea.
Biggest disappointment – Leicester’s title defence.
Biggest surprise – Chelsea’s run away title win.

Championship 16/17 Review:
Champions – Newcastle United.
Runners Up – Brighton & Hove Albion.
Play-Off Finalists – Huddersfield Vs Reading.
Bottom 3 – Blackburn, Wigan and Rotherham.
Overachievers – Burton Albion.
Underachievers – Birmingham City.
Manager of the season – Jaap Stam, Reading.
Player of the season – Tammy Abraham, Bristol City.
Biggest disappointment – Underperforming Derby and Norwich.
Biggest surprise – Gary Rowett’s sacking with Birmingham pursuing play-offs.

League 1 16/17 Review:
Champions – Sheffield United.
Runners Up – Bolton Wanderers.
Play-Off Finalists – Bradford Vs Millwall.
Bottom 4 – Port Vale, Swindon Town, Coventry City, Chesterfield.
Overachievers – Fleetwood Town.
Underachievers – Charlton Athletic.
Manager of the season – Chris Wilder, Sheffield United.
Player of the season – Bill Sharp, Sheffield United.
Biggest disappointment – Coventry’s continued fall due to ownership issues.
Biggest surprise – Scunthorpe finishing third.

League 2 16/17 Review: 
Champions – Portsmouth.
Runners Up (x2) – Doncaster Rovers and Plymouth Argyle.
Play-Off Finalists – Exeter City Vs Blackpool.
Bottom 2 – Hartlepool United and Leyton Orient.
Overachievers – Exeter City.
Underachievers – Accrington Stanley.
Manager of the season – Paul Cook, Portsmouth.
Player of the season – Danny Hylton, Luton Town.
Biggest disappointment – Leyton Orient’s turmoil.
Biggest surprise – Newport’s great escape.
Joining the EFL next season – Lincoln City and Forest Green Rovers.

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