The end of season awards in the Football League always lead to a mass debate among supporters and the 2016/17 camapign has been no different.
Last night the EFL announced the Team of the Season, with six Championship players named, alongside three from League One and two from League Two.
Brighton and Hove Albion’s David Stockdale and Anthony Knockaert were named as the goalkeeper and in the midfield respectively.
Leeds United’s Pontus Jansson was named in defence, while Chris Wood, who is the top scorer in the Championship, was in attack.
— EFL (@EFL) April 9, 2017
Newcastle United’s Dwight Gayle and Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp partnered Wood in the forward line, having scored 22 and 26 league goals respectively this season.
Huddersfield Town’s Aaron Mooy and Scunthorpe United’s Josh Morris were alongside Knockaert in midfield.
Partnering Jansson in central-defence was Plymouth Argyle’s Sonny Bradley, who has helped Argyle to the brink of a League One return.
Full-backs were Fleetwood Town’s Conor McLaughlin and Portsmouth’s Enda Stevens, two players who have helped their respective clubs to challenge for promotion in League One and Two.
Doncaster Rovers’ manager, Darren Ferguson, was handed the Manager of the Season award, with his side already securing promotion from League Two.
As always, the team has been strongly debated on social-media, from the players selected, to the manager.
Here is some reaction to the official announcement…
@EFL @FootballManager @officialpompey @Only1Argyle @LUFC @ftfc @SUFCOfficial @htafcdotcom @SUFC_tweets @NUFC @stockogk1313 @PJansson5 Ferguson over Wagner? Hmm…not for me. Wagner has created a minor miracle with HTFC and this season's story is far from finished. #nolimits
— Reece Dinsdale (@reece_dinsdale) April 10, 2017
— Luke (@Azpified) April 9, 2017
@EFL @FootballManager @officialpompey @Only1Argyle @LUFC @ftfc @SUFCOfficial @htafcdotcom @SUFC_tweets @NUFC @stockogk1313 @PJansson5 Some achievement @SonnyBradley91 made the green army proud this year ????????????
— Steve Badham (@sjbadham17) April 10, 2017
— nathan mansell (@nathanmansell78) April 10, 2017
— Adam Jennings (@AdampJen) April 9, 2017
Still scratching my head a bit with regards to Jansson being ahead of Bartley in the awards. A personality thing, perhaps?
— Simon O'Rourke (@simon_orourke) April 9, 2017
@EFL @FootballManager @officialpompey @Only1Argyle @LUFC @ftfc @SUFCOfficial @htafcdotcom @SUFC_tweets @NUFC @stockogk1313 @PJansson5 How can the greatest striker in the football league not get in this team? ????⚪️⚽️ @JohnMarquis09 @drfc_official
— Joe (@joee1703) April 9, 2017
— maisie_tucker (@Bhafc_whoop) April 9, 2017