Stacey West End of Season Awards 2022/23

Credit Graham Burrell

It is time for the Stacey West End of Season Awards, mainly chosen by you, the readers of this site.

It’s been an interesting twelve months for Lincoln City fans, one that I think has surpassed expectations. There’s a saying from a Terry Pratchett book, ‘living through interesting times‘ is a curse because they usually mean change and upheaval. Well, we had that this season, and we’re in really good shape looking to the future, so for once, interesting times mean good fortune.

There have been those who have starred, players who have stood out, and it’s time to honour those players. Over the course of the season, you have been rating each player, week by week, giving me the chance to do an awards article based not only on my interpretations but that of a collective of Imps fans everywhere. Without further ado, why not sit back, relax and check out the six awards we’re giving out this season, which are:

Player of the Year

The player with the highest average rating of the season was gathered by adding each match and dividing by the number of matches we played during the period we collected data. To qualify, players have to have played in at least 30 of our matches this season. By ‘played’, they must have been on the field for 15 minutes or more, so subs ratings only count if they came on before the 75-minute mark.

Young Player of the Year

Same as above, but for players aged 21 or under when the season kicked off, and they must have played in 15 of our matches this season. I have lowered this, given how young players often play fewer matches

Loan Player of the Year

Same as above, but for players we had on loan who played in 70% of the games they were eligible for.

Credit Graham Burrell

Jack Mulhall xG Award

My favourite award. Check out this article to find out how we’re going to award this one.

Best Team Display

The game with the highest average rating

Best Individual Display

The player with the single highest rating for a solitary game.

At the end of the article is a full breakdown of your ratings, player by player, with goals and appearances from Soccerbase thrown in as well.

Are you ready?