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Jes Rak-Sakyi wins POTY

Let’s be honest the best, most consistent, game-changing player won the Addicks’ Player of the Year last night.

The Palace lad was a joy to watch and a credit to himself and his parent club. I’ll be content if those lot from Croydon lend us their next rising star next season.

And that’s the point here. Rak-Sakyi’s development and how he was handled by the club and backed by it’s fans will mean we jump ahead of peer clubs in the line to be selected by top clubs to foster and improve their young players.

With the cacophony over the ownership of the club rising again as are the unknowns, Dean Holden will need to include three to four game-changing loan players next season if we have any chance of promotion, and not costly bench or stand warmers.

Congratulations Jes, and thank you from probably saving us from a relegation battle. The youngster also collected the Players’ Player of the Year trophy as well.

Last season’s winner George Dobson was the runner-up to Rak-Sakyi, while Miles Leaburn finished third.

Miles deservedly collected the Valley Gold Young Player of the Year. The 19-year-old has scored 13 goals and has three assists in all competitions, and one of the few highlights of this past campaign was to see Miles turn his head up to the Covered End after scoring to be greeted with his name bellowed back at him.

A list of all the winners from last night’s dinner is here.

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  1. Doug Morrison #

    Re: your “doing bugger all” remark, somebody in the Wizard of Oz sang “I’m busy doing nothing….” which also seems to equate with Thomas Sandgaard’s approach to selling the Club. The latest SE7 offer seems fair considering we’re talking about a mid-table Division One club. Now we have the summer to reboot, as it were, start afresh with new owners and some championship level players and put money where mouth is. We have a decent manager. Give him the tools to get the job done. No disrespect to Plymouth Albion but if they can do it we bloody well should be able to replicate that.
    Doug Morrison

    May 3, 2023

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