December 19, 2006

2006 HantuBola TV Awards

Since it's the end of the year and all that, it's a good time to pay tribute to the things which we remember best about footy this year. Of course, since I don't want to pre-empt the real awards at the end of this season, this round only looks at awards for what we have seen on television.

Let's cut to the chase.

2006 Quote of the Year:

This award goes to the most memorable quote as seen on TV; whether the quote comes from a poondeque, player, manager or any other football person. There are plenty to choose from in this category, from Shebby's weekly outbursts to Fergie's "Ronaldo is not a diver", but in the end there can only be one winner.

The winner is... Thierry Henry with this single-breath gem, just before Arsenal vs Tottenham:


Talking at breakneck speed like that might explain how Thierry got the neck injury some weeks back.

2006 TV Gimmick of the Year:

This award was originally intended for the best advert shown during football telecasts, one that makes people actually sit through the commercial breaks. It was only after we had created this award that I realised the fooking i-Gallop ads are going to win hands down.

Hence, in typical DICtatorial fashion, we have changed the award specs to any TV gimmick that has created an increase in viewership during football telecasts.

The award goes to... the corporate drone at ESPN-Star who hired Charlie Webster and Jamie Yeo.

Thanks very much, mate. Now you just have to replace fooking Jien with a real chick. And bring Collette Wong back to Football Crazy.

2006 Best Moment in Football:

This award goes to the bestest and most memorable televised football image in 2006.

The winner can only be Zinedine Zidane's headbutt at the World Cup final. Kapow!

2006 Poondeque of the Year:

This award is self-explanatory, really. It goes to our most favouritest football poondeque, and you get to have a say in who wins this one. The nominees are:

  1. John Dykes
  2. The punjabi formerly known as Serbegeth
  3. Paul "Tee Hee" Masefield

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Plonk in your votes, and we'll announce the results on Boxing Day.

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