UK time is: 05:22:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cocko Wins Vital Player Of The Year

Owls defender Graham Coughlan has unsurprisingley picked up the Vital Sheffield Wednesday player of the season award in his first season in the fmaous blue and white shirt.

Coughlan, or 'Cocko' to his adoring fans, picked up a whopping 62 per cent of the votes, winning the award by a landslide.

Talking about his season with the Owls, Coughlan told the official SWFC site: 'When you bring players in, they don't gel together overnight. I think we could all see the benefit since March in the young players and the additions to the squad. It takes months and months of preperation on the training ground and I think it has come on and bore fruit in games.'

The former Plymouth man has undoubtedly been Paul Sturrock's finest signing since taking the reigns at the club when he signed in the summer of 2005. The Plymouth faithful were sad to see him leave the club after he made 177 appearances, scoring 25 goals along the way.

The Irishman was a vital cog in the Owls team and was a major reason why Wednesday managed to avoid the drop back to League One. He clocked up 33 appearances in the blue and white shirt and also helped with four goals on his way.

Owls club captain Lee Bullen was Coughlan's nearest rival, but he only managed 11 per cent after a somewhat strange season for the Scotsman. His most memorable moment came in the 1-0 away win at Millwall when he was forced to play in after the injury to David Lucas. Bullen has now played in EVERY posotion for the Owls since joining in 2004. His fine performances towards the end of the season earnt him a new contract with the club.

Youngster Richard Wood came third with nine per cent of the votes, while Marcus Tudgay got seven per cent, Deon Burton six per cent, and Chris Brunt five per cent.

So congratulaitons must go out to Cocko for a fantastic season for the club, and here's hoping he produces much of the season next season, which will hopefully be a more successful one at Hillsborough!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 13 2006

Time: 11:23AM

Your Comments

well done cocko. u will never be forget at argyle best defender we had and is a true legend wish u were still a green
green giant 12
Well done coughlan, but doesnt suprise me hes been ace all season !!!
_natalie_
i agree, he is an awesome talisman. where we would have been without him.......
Goalsmaclean
i know where we would be still in div 3
green giant 12
Cocko, what can I say- Your a class in there own.
whites11
He was happy at Plymouth and didn't want to leave. He would have still been with us if Williamson hadn't messed things up. Well done Graham well deserved.
miked_joker
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Owls linked with French midfield man (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Owls' Yorkshire derby clashes on TV (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Owls snap up Keiren Westwood (Tuesday July 8 2014)

Owls' 2014-15 fixture list revealed (Wednesday June 18 2014)

Owls to host Notts County in cup (Tuesday June 17 2014)

Owls seeded for League Cup draw (Tuesday June 10 2014)

Archived Sheffield Wednesday Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Norwich 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Wigan 0 0 0 0 0 0
24. Wolves 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

What will it take to sign a player
Blackpool : 24/07/2014 00:51:00
RUFC - Rayns Pleased With Win
Rotherham : 23/07/2014 23:08:00
Millers Beat Forest In Friendly
Rotherham : 23/07/2014 22:50:00
McCarthy Happy With Colchester Improvement
Ipswich : 23/07/2014 22:21:00
Colchester 0-3 Ipswich
Ipswich : 23/07/2014 22:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 81%
No 19%