(S8) Coppa Tradizione Awards Watch

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  1. Broncos218

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    Awards Watch

    Award watch time! At the conclusion of the Coppa Tradizione, the following awards will be given out:

    :trophy: 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!). This season, there will be just 2 writeups- before the quarterfinals and before the semis. Here's where we stand now:


    Pre-Quarterfinals Awards Watch

    Golden Ball: Despite his team being eliminated in the Round of 16, Neymar (Santos) has to still be the front-runner for the Golden Ball. The Brazilian earned 3 Man of the Match awards and single-handedly led his club to the top of their qualification group. But with the club's loss, that opens the door for a few other players. Currently sitting with 2 MOTM awards are two players who have yet to play their Round of 16 match- C. Ansaldi (Rubin Kazan) and S. Larsson (Sunderland)- while a third player- P. Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne)- has already moved onto the Quarterfinals.

    Golden Boot: Unfortunately, despite his Coppa-best 7 goals thus far, D. Bent (Aston Villa) does not qualify for the award since his club failed to qualify for the Coppa Tradizione. That leaves none other than Neymar (Santos) atop the Golden Boot race. But again, with his club now eliminated, that opens the door for this award race (and even more so in this race since goal-scoring tends to be easier to rack up than MOTMs). 3 players have 5 goals and are now just a goal away from tying the Coppa Tradizione lead, with those three being A. Kasaev (Rubin Kazan), P. Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne), and A. Di Natale (Udinese). This race could shake up a bit down the end, as 4 other players each have 4 goals.

    Golden Playmaker: As of now, there appears to be a 2-man race for the Golden Playmaker award. The miniature A. Di Natale (Udinese) currently leads the way with 5 assists, while a man likely double his height in L. Traore (Anzhi) has 4 assists. With both players advancing to the Quarterfinals, each will still have plenty more chances to add to their total. If someone else in the Coppa can put together a dazzling performance in teaming up with his teammates, then perhaps the award won't go to what is likely the smallest or tallest player in the tournament.

    Golden Glove: Perhaps the closest race this season is the race for the Golden Glove. 4 goalkeepers, all still alive in the tournament, are tied with 3 clean sheets. With GA per game being the first tiebreaker, that would put I. Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow) in the lead, as the Russian national has yet to allow a single goal. S. Ruffier (Saint-Etienne) and Z. Brkic (Udinese) have each allowed just 1 goal through 4 games, putting them next in line. The fourth keeper with 3 clean sheets would be V. Gabulov (Anzhi), but with 3 goals allowed in 5 games, his 0.60 GA per game looks monstrous compared to his counterparts. It will be interesting to see who can piece together another clean sheet with the competition heating up down the stretch!
     
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    A. Di Natale has been talking all year about how he wants to be the first player to win the Golden Boot and Playmaker awards. Hopefully he shows up against Celtic and we can make it to the semis to keep his dreams alive.
     
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    Unsung hero Pierre Emerick Aubameyang for Golden Boot award.
     
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    Define "young sung"
     
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    Pre-Semifinals Awards Watch

    Golden Ball: Unchanged from the previous installment, Neymar (Santos) is still the front-runner for the award, despite having already been eliminated from the tournament. 3 Man of the Match awards has him sitting pretty at the top. Neymar's top challenger is P. Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne), who has 2 MOTMs. Should Aubameyang earn another MOTM, he would barely surpass Neymar for the tiebreaker. Each forward has 6 goals and 1 assist thus far, yet by reaching the further round, Aubameyang would win the tiebreaker. However, to earn another MOTM award, he would likely have to score or assist on at least 1 more goal anyway. S. Larsson (Sunderland) currently sits position to win the Bronze Ball, having won the tiebreaker over C. Ansaldi (Rubin Kazan). Both have 2 MOTMs, yet Larsson's 1 goal and 2 assists puts him ahead of Ansaldi, who has just 1 assist and no goals.

    Golden Boot: Similar faces here as in the Golden Ball race. Neymar (Santos) and P. Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne) each have 6 goals, putting them in a tie for first. Going through the tiebreakers, each have 1 assist, but by playing in fewer games and thus being more efficient at goal scoring so far, Neymar barely squeaks by to grab a hold of 1st place. A goal (or even an assist) from Aubameyang in one of the final 2 rounds would put him in the lead. The Bronze Boot is currently a 3-way tie between A. Kasaev (Rubin Kazan), A. Di Natale (Udinese), and B. Dost (VfL Wolfsburg), as each have 5 goals to their name. The first tiebreaker is assists, which would put Di Natale currently in the Bronze Boot position. Di Natale leads the trio with 5 assists. However, Dost could easily bump up into a tie for first should he score another goal in one of the remaining rounds. The only player with 4 goals and still alive in the tournament is L. Traore (Anzhi), so a stunning performance by him could vault his name into a medal positions.

    Golden Playmaker: A. Di Natale (Udinese) remains in the lead thus far with 5 assists. L. Traore (Anzhi) is still 1 assist behind with 4, while K. Commons (Celtic) has entered the race with 4 assists as well. The first tiebreaker here is least games played, and despite both being in group of 5 back in the qualification stage, Commons has actually played 1 less game due to having a group stage go unplayed and result in a forfeit. Therefore, Commons currently sits in the Silver Playmaker spot. However, when Traore and Commons battle it out in the Semifinals, an assist by either could shake up this race. Should either get just 1 assist though, Di Natale would still win the tiebreaker over either candidate, as his club has already been eliminated and thus he will not appear in any more games. Diego (VfL Wolfsburg) has 3 assists, so he still has an opportunity to break into a top-3 spot as well.

    Golden Glove: The closest race at the last awards watch update has since separated a bit. V. Gabulov (Anzhi) now sits alone atop the clean sheet leaderboard with 4, and has a chance to improve upon that total in the final few rounds. 3 keepers have 3 clean sheets. With the first tiebreaker being GA per game, I. Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow) sits comfortably in the Silver Glove position, having allowed 0 goals in 3 games. Currently in the Bronze Glove spot would be S. Ruffier (Saint-Etienne), having allowed 2 goals in 5 games. Another clean sheet would put Ruffier into a tie for first and barely ahead of Gabulov (who has given up 3 goals in 6 games), yet Ruffier could just as easily lose his Bronze Glove spot with a massive meltdown. Should he fall apart, Z. Brkic (Udinese) would take his spot. Brkic has allowed 4 goals in 5 games, so Ruffier GA per game average would have to be worse than 0.80 in order to fall out of the race. F. Forster (Celtic) has a slim chance to come away with an award here. Currently at 2 clean sheets, just 1 more would put him into a tie for second, but he would lose out on tiebreakers for any award. Thus, Forster would need back-to-back clean sheets to come away with anything.


    And that will be the final Awards Watch update for this season's Coppa. Winners will be announced following the completion of the Final.
     
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    With the Coppa Tradizione now complete, here are the award winners:

    Golden Ball: Neymar, 3 MOTMs (Santos) snake3249
    Silver Ball: S. Eto'o, 2 MOTMs (Anzhi) Broncos218
    Bronze Ball: P. Aubameyang, 2 MOTMs (Saint-Etienne) A_Touch_Of_Class

    Golden Boot: P. Aubameyang, 7 goals (Saint-Etienne) A_Touch_Of_Class
    Silver Boot: S. Eto'o, 7 goals (Anzhi) Broncos218
    Bronze Boot: B. Dost, 7 goals (VfL Wolfsburg) LasVegasFC

    Golden Playmaker: L. Traore, 6 assists (Anzhi) Broncos218
    Silver Playmaker: A. Di Natale, 5 goals (Udinese) Zikry
    Bronze Playmaker: K. Commons, 4 assists (Celtic) BigSmooth33

    Golden Glove: V. Gabulov, 4 clean sheets (Anzhi) Broncos218
    Silver Glove: I. Akinfeev, 3 clean sheets (CSKA Moscow) shiftee
    Bronze Glove: Z. Brkic, 3 clean sheets (Udinese) Zikry

    Most Proactive User: rschwep (Hannover 96)
    Most Proactive User: Zikry (Udinese)


    No Coppa records broken this season, but still plenty of impressive numbers! And we managed to have a tie for the Most Proactive User award, as both rschwep and Zikry had an average of exactly 3.0 days passed per game played.
     
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    I think I went back-to-back on the proactive user? Oh well at least I can do something consistently, FIFA wise heh
     
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