(S7) Coppa Tradizione Awards Watch

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    Awards Watch

    Group stage over, award watch begin! At the conclusion of the Coppa Tradizione, the following awards will be given out:

    :trophy: ALL-NEW Golden/Silver/Bronze Ball (most MOTMs, with ties broken up by combined goals & assists, then goals, then clean sheets, then final round reached);

    :trophy: Golden/Silver/Bronze Boot (most goals, with ties broken up by assists and then least games played);

    :trophy: Golden/Silver/Bronze Playmaker, renamed from last season's Golden Creator award (award for players w/ the most assists, with ties broken up by least games played and then goals);

    :trophy: Golden/Silver/Bronze Glove (most clean sheets, with ties broken up by GA per game and then most games played);

    :trophy: Most Proactive User (user who gets in their games the fastest, i.e. whoever has the lowest average of days it took to get a game in)

    To be considered for any award, your team must have qualified for the Coppa Tradizione (sorry Confederation Cup'ers!). There will be 3 writeups- before the Round of 16, before the quarters, and before the semis. Here's where we stand entering the knockout phase:


    Pre-Round of 16 Awards Watch

    Golden Ball: Four different players notched 2 Man of the Match performances in the group stage. Three of the four qualify for the Golden Ball award, and those 3 would be leading-goal scorer S. Camara (Montpellier), K. Jones (Stoke City), and D. Graham (Swansea City). All three players are forwards for their respective teams and their performances were enough to put each team into the Coppa Tradizione. Plenty of players have 1 MOTM, but should there be a tie, the player with the most combined goals and assists would win the Golden Ball. Of the three players with 2 MOTMs, Camara so far has 6 goals and 1 assist, Jones had 3 G and 3 A, and Graham has 2 G and 3 A.

    Golden Boot: Goals were a plenty in the group stage, with the leaders currently sporting 6 goals. S. Camara (Montpellier) and A. Carroll (West Ham) are the two with 6 goals so far. Camara comes as a bit of a surprise, considering his team was not one of the 5 clubs to score double-digit goals. Camara and Carroll have a 2-goal lead on the next closest competitor, as S. Eto'o (Anzhi), G. Castro (Real Sociedad), P. Crouch (Stoke City), and S. Fletcher (Sunderland) all have 4 goals.

    Golden Playmaker: There's currently a 3-way tie atop the assists leaderboard, with Y. Zhirkov (Anzhi), J. Feret (Stade Rennais), and M. Taylor (West Ham) all having 4 assists. As always though, a big game here or there by any one player has the potential to shoot a player up the leaderboard and into contention. 7 players who qualify for the award have 3 assists, and plenty of players trail the leaders by 2 assists. Yet with all 3 leaders coming from high-octane offenses and group winners, chances are they'll be around to help out their teammates some more in the knockout stage.

    Golden Glove: Just one keeper had 2 clean sheets in the group stage, and that would be Rogerio Ceni (Sao Paulo). With offense in full-force, that total may just be enough for Rogerio Ceni to place in the awards for goalkeepers. A clean sheet here or there in the knockout phase will likely vault any other keeper into a tie with Ceni, with GA per game being the first tiebreaker. Rogerio Ceni allowed just 3 goals in 3 group games, 1 more than low among all teams.
     
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    Forgot about the new Golden Ball award, so I've now added that portion as well
     
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    Pre-Quarterfinals Awards Watch

    Golden Ball: 5 qualified players now have 2 Man of the Match performances. S. Camara (Montpellier), K. Jones (Stoke City), and D. Graham (Swansea City) all had 2 MOTMs through the group stage. Now joining the trio are A. Ayew (Marseille) and C. Jerome (Stoke City), as each player had a MOTM performance in the Round of 16. The first tiebreaker for the award is combined goals and assists (or, points). Camara leads the way there with 7 points. Jones, Ayew, and Jerome all have 6 points, while Graham has 5 points. However, the front-runner among this group of five has to be A. Ayew, as only his club is still alive in the Coppa Tradizione.

    Golden Boot: With a pair of goals in the Round of 16, A. Carroll (West Ham) now leads the way with 8 goals and is still alive for more goals later on in the tournament. A brace from S. Eto'o (Anzhi) gives him 6 goals, tying him with S. Camara (Montpellier). A. Ayew (Marseille) and D. Cisse (QPR) both scored multiple goals in the Round of 16 as well, giving each 5 goals and putting them in position to grab the Golden Boot if they can string together a couple more strong performances. Many players have 4 goals, which clouds up the Bronze Boot award for now.

    Golden Playmaker: 2 assists in the Round of 16 puts J. Feret (Stade Rennais) atop of the Golden Playmaker award race as he now has 6 assists in the tournament. Y. Zhirkov (Anzhi) also posted an assist last round, putting him 1 behind Feret for now. Sitting back in striking distance at 4 assists are Jadson (Sao Paulo), C. Jerome (Stoke City), and M. Taylor (West Ham), yet Jerome's team has already been eliminated. With many of the leaders still with games to play, it will tough for an outsider to rise up in this race.

    Golden Glove: Only Rogerio Ceni (Sao Paulo) had 2 clean sheets after the qualification stage, but he has company now. There were 5 clean sheets in the Round of 16, 4 of which had their keepers post their 2nd clean sheet of the Coppa. Those four now with 2 clean sheets would be R. Zieler (Hannover 96), C. Bravo (Real Sociedad), B. Costil (Stade Rennais), and J. Jaaskelainen (West Ham). A tiebreaker would be broken up by goals allowed per game, but with all 5 goalkeepers still alive in the tournament and defensive battles often sprouting up late in the Coppa, a clean sheet from any of these 5 GKs would propel them into the Golden Glove driver seat.
     
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    Pre-Semifinals Awards Watch

    Golden Ball: After the Quarterfinals, the Golden Ball race only got foggier. At the start of the last round, we had 5 players tied with 2 MOTMs. Now we have 8. The holdovers from before are A. Ayew (Marseille), S. Camara (Montpellier), C. Jerome (Stoke City), K. Jones (Stoke City), and D. Graham (Swansea City). But now joining the race also with 2 MOTMs are G. Castro (Real Sociedad), J. Feret (Stade Rennais), and M. Taylor (West Ham). A. Ayew was the proclaimed front-runner in the last awards watch update, since he was the only one still active in the tournament, but now his club has been eliminated as well. However, the new trio of Castro, Feret, and Taylor are all still alive in the Coppa Tradizione. Should one of them post another MOTM, a Golden Ball will likely be theirs. If we need to go to a tiebreaker, the first tiebreaker is combined goals and assists (or, points). Here are the current point totals: Castro 8, Feret 8, Camara 7, Ayew 6, Jerome 6, Jones 6, Taylor 6, Graham 5. What does this mean? Well of the current players with 2 MOTMs, only Castro, Feret, Camara, and Taylor have a shot at earning either the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Ball (with Camara only in the Bronze Ball running). Castro and Feret are still tied atop the list with 8 points, so who would win the Golden Ball as of now if nothing changed? Well, goals is the next tiebreaker, and Castro has 6 goals to Feret's 2. That makes Castro the current leader, but with 3 games left to be played in the Coppa Tradizione, this is certainly a race that has yet to be settled!

    Golden Boot: Another goal in the Quarterfinals practically locks up the Golden Boot for A. Carroll (West Ham). Carroll now has 9, with the next closest goal-scorer only having 6. Sitting at 6 goals is S. Eto'o (Anzhi), S. Camara (Montpellier), D. Cisse (QPR), and G. Castro (Real Sociedad). With a 4-way tie, the first tiebreaker is assists. The current assists totals for these four are: Eto'o 3, Castro 2, Cisse 2, Camara 1. This means Eto'o would currently take home the Silver Boot. The next tiebreaker is least games played, and while Castro and Cisse remained tied there, Cisse's club has been eliminated and Castro remains alive and should suit up in his club's next match. So Cisse would be the Bronze Boot winner if all holds, but a goal by Castro would suddenly win him the Silver Boot and drop Eto'o down a level to the Bronze Boot.

    Golden Playmaker: J. Feret (Stade Rennais) remains atop the assists leaderboard with 6 assists. His lead isn't secure though. Y. Zhirkov (Anzhi) and M. Taylor (West Ham) each have 5 assists, and Taylor could add another in the final stages. With the first tiebreaker being least games played, the current standings would grant Feret the Golden Playmaker award, Zhirkov the Silver Playmaker, and Taylor the Bronze Playmaker. Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) has 4 assists, meaning he could spoil the current trio's placings with another assist of his own.

    Golden Glove: With back-to-back clean sheets in the knockout stage, J. Jaaskelainen (West Ham) has suddenly grabbed ahold of the Golden Glove race. Jaaskelainen sits alone with 3 clean sheets. A number of keepers have 2 clean sheets, and those GKs would be R. Zieler (Hannover 96), Julio Cesar (QPR), C. Bravo (Real Sociedad), Rogerio Ceni (Sao Paulo), and B. Costil (Stade Rennais). GA per game is the first tiebreaker, and the numbers there for the 5 keepers tied with 2 clean sheets are: Bravo 0.8, Costil 0.8, Julio Cesar 0.8, Rogerio Ceni 1.2, Zieler 1.3. Yes, all those keepers with 0.8 goals allowed per game have allowed 4 goals in 5 games. Most games played is the next and final tiebreaker, yet all 3 remaining tied GKs have played 5 games and will all be playing their 6th game in the semifinals. But while the Golden Glove race looks cloudy now, don't expect it to remain that way in the end. Of the 4 teams remaining in the Coppa Tradizione, all 4 had their GK mentioned here with 2+ clean sheets. That means a clean sheet will do wonders in boosting a GK up in this race, while keeping the goals allowed number low will help in any tiebreakers.


    And that'll be the final Awards Watch update. Let's see who can pull out on top in the award races in the final 2 rounds!
     
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    With the Coppa Tradizione coming to a close, here are the award winners:

    Golden Ball: M. Taylor, 4 MOTMs (West Ham) CxMacx10 *NEW COPPA RECORD*
    Silver Ball: G. Castro, 2 MOTMs (Real Sociedad) RedAL925
    Bronze Ball: J. Feret, 2 MOTMs (Stade Rennais) juanchoCT14

    Golden Boot: A. Carroll, 11 goals (West Ham) CxMacx10 *TIES COPPA RECORD*
    Silver Boot: G. Castro, 7 goals (Real Soceidad) RedAL925
    Bronze Boot: S. Eto'o, 6 goals (Anzhi) shiftee

    Golden Creator: M. Taylor, 7 assists (West Ham) CxMacx10 *TIES COPPA RECORD*
    Silver Creator: J. Feret, 7 goals (Stade Rennais) juanchoCT14
    Bronze Creator: Y. Zhirkov, 5 assists (Anzhi) shiftee

    Golden Glove: J. Jaaskelainen, 3 clean sheets (West Ham) CxMacx10
    Silver Glove: C. Bravo, 2 clean sheets (Real Sociedad) RedAL925
    Bronze Glove: Julio Cesar, 2 clean sheet (QPR) BESHIKTAS

    Most Proactive User: rschwep (Hannover 96)

    A sweep for West Ham in the award races, winning all 4 player awards and setting or tying 3 records as well. Well done!
     
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