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Alan Harper Award 2021-22


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Pre-amble for any new posters/readers 

Most of you will be up to speed on the famous Alan Harper Award, but just for any new readers, here's a quick explanation. 

Points are awarded for misdemeanours throughout the season and the player with the most points at the end of the season takes the prestigious award. Points are awarded as follows, 

Yellow card - 1 point 
Penalty conceeded - 2 points 
Penalty missed - 2 points 
Red card - 3 points 
Own goal - 3 points 

Alan Harper was a squad member of the excellent Everton side of the 80s, who always seemed to have a stormer against us - in fact he scored the first goal against us in the 1985-86 F.A. Cup semi final. So when Wednesday signed him for £275,000 in June 1988 it's fair to say that most Wednesdayites were pretty pleased with the signing. Predictably, he then turned out to be absolute garbage for us. It is not his lack of form that sees this competition named after him though, but his antics in a 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, in which he conceeded a penalty, scored an own goal and got booked, an impressive 6 points all in one game. 

The Alan Harper Award was a mainstay of Cheat fanzine between 1989 and 1996, made a return in War of the Monster Turcks in the 00s, and has been resident on Owlsonline since 2006. 

The Owlsonline winners of the Alan Harper Award are; 

2006-07. Tommy Spurr 
2007-08. Jermaine Johnson 
2008-09. Mark Beevers 
2009-10. Lewis Buxton 
2010-11. Giles Coke 
2011-12. Reda Johnson 
2012-13. Miguel Llera 
2013-14. Sam Hutchinson 
2014-15. Glen Loovens 
2015-16. Sam Hutchinson 
2016-17. Sam Hutchinson 
2017-18. Daniel Pudil 
2018-19. Barry Bannan 
2019-20. Moses Odubajo 
2020-21. Barry Bannan 

 

There were yellows for Gregory and Dean v Wimbledon.

Barry Bannan 15 
Marvin Johnson 12 
Callum Paterson 12 
Massimo Luongo 11 
Sam Hutchinson 10 
Dennis Adeniran 7 
Jaden Brown 6 
George Byers 6 
Liam Palmer 6 
Jack Hunt 5 
Chey Dunkley 4 
Dominic Iorfa 4

Lee Gregory 3

Harlee Dean 2

Bailey Peacock-Farrell 2 

Olamide Shodipo 2 
Lewis Wing 2 
Theo Corbeanu 1 
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru 1 
Sylla Sow 1 
Jordan Storey 1 
Joe Wildsmith 1 

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Yellows for Dean and Hunt at Bolton

Barry Bannan 15 
Marvin Johnson 12 
Callum Paterson 12 
Massimo Luongo 11 
Sam Hutchinson 10 
Dennis Adeniran 7 
Jaden Brown 6 
George Byers 6 

Jack Hunt 6
Liam Palmer 
Chey Dunkley 4 
Dominic Iorfa 4

Harlee Dean 3

Lee Gregory 3

Bailey Peacock-Farrell 2 

Olamide Shodipo 2 
Lewis Wing 2 
Theo Corbeanu 
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru 1 
Sylla Sow 1 
Jordan Storey 1 
Joe Wildsmith 1 

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Yellows for Storey, Palmer and Johnson at MK.


Barry Bannan 15 
Marvin Johnson 13
Callum Paterson 12 
Massimo Luongo 11 
Sam Hutchinson 10 
Dennis Adeniran 7 

Liam Palmer 7
Jaden Brown 
George Byers 6 

Jack Hunt 6

Chey Dunkley 4 
Dominic Iorfa 4

Harlee Dean 3

Lee Gregory 3

Bailey Peacock-Farrell 2 

Olamide Shodipo 2 

Jordan Storey 2

Lewis Wing 2 
Theo Corbeanu 
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru 1 
Sylla Sow 1 
Joe Wildsmith 1 

 

 
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Just a yellow for Luongo v Crewe.


Barry Bannan 15 
Marvin Johnson 13

Massimo Luongo 12
Callum Paterson 12 

Sam Hutchinson 10 
Dennis Adeniran 7 

Liam Palmer 7
Jaden Brown 
George Byers 6 

Jack Hunt 6

Chey Dunkley 4 
Dominic Iorfa 4

Harlee Dean 3

Lee Gregory 3

Bailey Peacock-Farrell 2 

Olamide Shodipo 2 

Jordan Storey 2

Lewis Wing 2 
Theo Corbeanu 
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru 1 
Sylla Sow 1 
Joe Wildsmith 1 

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Yellows for Dunkley and Hutchinson at Wycombe.


Barry Bannan 15 
Marvin Johnson 13

Massimo Luongo 12
Callum Paterson 12 
Sam Hutchinson 11
Dennis Adeniran 7

Liam Palmer 7
Jaden Brown 6 
George Byers 6 

Jack Hunt 6
Chey Dunkley 5
Dominic Iorfa 4

Harlee Dean 3

Lee Gregory 3

Bailey Peacock-Farrell 2 

Olamide Shodipo 2 

Jordan Storey 2

Lewis Wing 2 
Theo Corbeanu 1 
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru 1 
Sylla Sow 1 
Joe Wildsmith 1 

 

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Hutch and Luongo into the book at Fleetwood.

Will Bannan hang on?


Barry Bannan 15 
Marvin Johnson 13

Massimo Luongo 13
Callum Paterson 12 
Sam Hutchinson 12
Dennis Adeniran 7

Liam Palmer 7
Jaden Brown 6 
George Byers 6 

Jack Hunt 6
Chey Dunkley 5
Dominic Iorfa 4

Harlee Dean 3

Lee Gregory 3

Bailey Peacock-Farrell 2 

Olamide Shodipo 2 

Jordan Storey 2

Lewis Wing 2 
Theo Corbeanu 1 
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru 1 
Sylla Sow 1 
Joe Wildsmith 1 

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Yellows for Gregory, Paterson and Byers v Portsmouth.

Barry Bannan 15 
Marvin Johnson 13

Massimo Luongo 13
Callum Paterson 13
Sam Hutchinson 12
Dennis Adeniran 7

George Byers 7
Liam Palmer 7
Jaden Brown 6 

Jack Hunt 6
Chey Dunkley 5

Lee Gregory 4
Dominic Iorfa 4

Harlee Dean 3

Bailey Peacock-Farrell 2 

Olamide Shodipo 2 

Jordan Storey 2

Lewis Wing 2 
Theo Corbeanu 1 
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru 1 
Sylla Sow 1 
Joe Wildsmith 1 

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7 minutes ago, Sheffieldblue said:

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Crikey.

Assume he got sent off for the penalty, if so that’s a cracking eight points in the space of three minutes.

Impressive stuff.

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A yellow for Luongo sets him up nicely for an end of season fight with Bannan for the title, with Johnson, Paterson, and even possibly Hutch still in the running too.


Barry Bannan 15 

Massimo Luongo 14
Marvin Johnson 13

Callum Paterson 13
Sam Hutchinson 12
Dennis Adeniran 7

George Byers 7
Liam Palmer 7
Jaden Brown 6 

Jack Hunt 6
Chey Dunkley 5

Lee Gregory 4
Dominic Iorfa 4

Harlee Dean 3

Bailey Peacock-Farrell 2 

Olamide Shodipo 2 

Jordan Storey 2

Lewis Wing 2 
Theo Corbeanu 1 
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru 1 
Sylla Sow 1 
Joe Wildsmith 1 

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Bannan’s yellow v Sunderland, for what to my blue and white tinted eyes looked a great tackle, secured him the Alan Harper Award for the second season running. He now moves alongside Hutch with three titles to his name.

There were also yellows for Byers and Dean.


Barry Bannan 16

Massimo Luongo 14
Marvin Johnson 13

Callum Paterson 13
Sam Hutchinson 12

George Byers 8
Dennis Adeniran 7


Liam Palmer 7
Jaden Brown 6 

Jack Hunt 6
Chey Dunkley 5

Lee Gregory 4
Dominic Iorfa 4

Harlee Dean 4

Bailey Peacock-Farrell 2 

Olamide Shodipo 2 

Jordan Storey 2

Lewis Wing 2 
Theo Corbeanu 1 
Fisayo Dele-Bashiru 1 
Sylla Sow 1 

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I say it again.....the standard of reffing this time round in this league has been abysmal.....we need to be cuter in the dark arts in my opinion.....get the refs and cards to work in our favour....

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The ref was awful. I was bloody fuming at the bookings he gave to our players and yet every cvnt in red and white seemed to get away with the same 'offence'. The booking for Hunt only seconds after a tackle they made that went unreprimanded was laughable. I think Cheat is right about the tackle BB got booked for. 

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On 07/05/2022 at 18:11, Owling_Wolf said:

Quite a quality field this season. 22 participants with points.  🏆

Marv’s seemingly unstoppable march to this trophy stalled when he started being picked in the right position.  
 

Bannan made sure of this with the odd silly yellow here and there for dissent or squaring up to opponents a foot taller.  Crafty old pro 😉

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