Season Review 2013/13: Pie Eaters Footie Player of the Season

Mike Hewitt

One week on from Wigan's final game of the season, it is time to take a step back and look at the season. Currently manager Roberto Martinez is doing the same with his future in the balance. So to start our season reviews, I will be looking at the Pie Eaters Footie player of the season.

Its been a long season, a combination of injuries and poor performances have culminated in the Latics seeing us from the Premier League. Yet at the same time, the same team came through the storm and managed to lift the clubs first ever major piece of silverware.

So who were the stand out performers this season?

Arouna Kone- Bought to plug the gap by the departing Victor Moses, the striker took hold of the lone striker role and made it his own, replacing Franco Di Santo at the top of the tree. Kone has gone on to score a very respectable 13 goals, while picking up five assists. A player filled with guile and power, watch out for him next season to thrive in the Championship.

Shaun Maloney- We saw what he was capable of towards the end of last season, and Shaun Maloney stood up and was counted this season. With some fantastic individual performances, if Wigan ever looked like scoring, it was this man who was in control of it all. Deadly free-kicks, fast feet and the eye to create a chance it is no wonder he was our leading goal creator with eight assists, while he managed to bag seven goals himself.

James McCarthy- Still not the James of old where he could bomb it up and down the pitch for days on end, yet we saw the shoots of that player this season. By far his most consistent season so far, James was at the heart of everything in the midfield as he mastermind some of our best wins. It all came to fruition in a fantastic game against Manchester City in the FA Cup final where he played Yaya Toure and Gareth Barry of the park.

Emmerson Boyce- Many wonder would Boyce have another gear, and when he has played the defender as always hasn't let us down. Taking the captain's arm band in the later stages of the season with Gary Caldwell struggling with injury, you could tell it meant something to Boyce. A true fan favorite and hero who throughout the season has gone from strength to strength in what ever position he has played.

Have I missed someone?

Then please comment below with your reasons why the make your player of the season.

Otherwise happy voting!

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