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The CCFC Oscars!

3 March 2014

Check out our light-hearted Sky Blues spin on the silver screen's awards season. Who's won what?!

With the silver screen awards season fully upon us we thought we'd put a Sky Blues spin on last night's 86th Academy Awards by putting together our own CCFC Oscars.

Take a look at our light-hearted list of award winners in the style of the world famous Oscars ceremony!

Best in a Leading Role
Callum Wilson

Pretty straightforward but this gong goes to the player who has had the most success leading City's frontline this season. The number of goals scored so far means there were a few contenders who could have taken this award but it can only go to one. Midfielder Franck Moussa came within a whisker of snatching the plaudits with 14 goals in all competitions so far this season but the the award for Best in a Leading Role goes to Callum Wilson who has notched up 15 goals, all of which impressively came in the first half of the 2013/14 campaign before his suffered a two-month lay off with a shoulder injury!

Best in a Supporting Role
Carl Baker

You can't have goals without assists (in most cases anyway) so this award goes to the player who has laid on the most service for his teammates.

Again Franck Moussa came close with six assists but club captain Carl Baker takes the award with nine assists so far this season, a fine tally when coupled with the eight goals he has scored himself!



Best Costume
The Specials

You're probably thinking that this is strange selection for an award for a football club and you would be right. HOWEVER...when you've been paid a visit by the world's most popular football magazine for a photoshoot, a best costume award gets a bit easier to award.

Football publication FouFourTwo approached the club after the documented success of the Sky Blues' academy graduates who now feature regularly for Steven Pressley's first team.

Callum Wilson, Conor Thomas, Cyrus Christie, Jordan Clarke, Billy Daniels, Jordan Willis and Aaron Phillips all came through the Academy and have all made significant contributions to the first team this season.



FourFourTwo wanted the country to take notice of that with a feature on the group which recreated the iconic self-titled album cover of legendary Coventry Ska band The Specials.

The shoot went down a storm following its publication in January and given the work put into styling the lads, this award is definitely 'fitting'.


Watch the behind the scenes video from the FouFourTwo shoot below!


Best Picture
Carl Baker v Sheffield United (h)

We could have gone for picturesque, we could have gone for iconic but we've decided to go for light-hearted for this award. Most of the match action pictures you see throughout the season cover all the action but every once in a while they capture a moment unlikely to be recreated.

This award goes to Carl Baker for his celebration 'fail' after Leon Clarke's goal for the Sky Blues against Sheffield United at Sixfields back in October. Clarke tucked away an early opener in the 3-2 win over the Blades (watch all the goals here) and wheeled away in celebration. Callum Wilson and Baker joined him but the City skipper was taken by surprise at a quick change in direction and hurtled straight towards the media boards.



He took it in good humour though and went on to bag an assist for City's second when he set up Wilson for a superb finish, a finish which was only just missed out on the February Goal of the Month award which went to Franck Moussa for an unbelievable strike against Port Vale! Watch Franck's goal here!

Best Hairstyling
Adam Barton

There are definitely some sharp cuts in the City dressing room (and among the Under 18s for that matter) but only one 'do' which would be fitting for those slo-mo adverts you see on the telly.

Jordan Willis, Jordan Clarke, Conor Thomas and Under 18s midfielder Ivor Lawton have all been sporting bang-on-trend hairstyles this season but the award goes to Adam Barton. A wavy, sweeping and superbly volumised style I'm sure we'd all love to sport!



Best Musical Score
Jordan Willis

The blasting music you often hear coming from dressing rooms up and down the country pre-match doesn't just happen. In some cases the responsibility to keep the changing room 'bumping' falls to a committee. In other cases it falls to very few. In our case it falls to Jordan Willis.

The 19-year-old defender has coupled a series of impressive first team appearances with being composer-elect in charge of the dressing room tunes and has been doing a fine job from what our press team can hear on the other side of the door.

An ecletic mix of chart toppers and classics from all genres. A performance well worthy of recognition!



Best Cameo
Chris Maguire

The only award on our list not going to a player currently in the first team squad. His stay with City was brief but definitely memorable. A match-winning contribution infront of the Sky Blues' largest travelling support of the season and also the largest of any club in the country on that weekend.

City took nearly 7,000 fans to MK Dons back in November 2013 and all were witness to an incredible 25-minute cameo that completely changed the course of the game.

We're sure you all remember it but Chris Maguire, freshly arrived on loan from Sheffield Wednesday, produced two stunning free kicks to hand City a 3-1 at stadium:mk

The second of his two set pieces also scooped the November Goal of the Month award but just to jog your memory here are both free kicks from two angles! Enjoy!




Best Drama
Franck Moussa

There have been plenty of last minute goals throughout this season. Clashes with Bristol City and Preston at Sixfields, Rotherham at the New York Stadium, the list goes on but there was one dramatic moment that stuck out for us, one which commanded attention from around the wider footballing community...Franck Moussa's last-second 35-yard equaliser at Deepdale!

The Sky Blues were trailing Preston 1-0 in the sixth minute of added time when the Belgian unleashed a thunderous 35-yard half volley which handed City a share of the spoils in Lancashire, a strike that yielded ecstacy among City fans, sickened away fans but drew disbelief from both in equal measure.


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