Krul played a total of 31 matches, with 24 league appearances and 7 in Europe. Though he didn’t quite hit the heights of the previous season, little surprise given his injuries, Krul is a worthy winner in a year when contenders were a little thin on the ground.
As you go through the squad list, the names are quickly chalked off, until there are only a handful of players left. A shortlist of the ‘best of the worst’, if you will. For me that shortlist looks a little bit like this: Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse, Davide Santon, James Perch, Steven Taylor and Sylvain Marveaux.