Conor Coady, 25 years of age, born in the city of Liverpool, lionized in the metropolis of Wolverhampton.
After a season of mediocrity in midfield and a second season as a fill-in full-back, it appears Conor Coady has found his home as the Superman of the sweeper position.
At the end of both previous campaigns Coady’s was a name touted to be moving on, and you would be hard pressed to find a fan who would’ve shed a tear had he have left.
That was until the arrival of the man they call Nuno.
Upon his arrival, Nuno implemented a radical 3-4-3 formation (radical in the UK at least) and identified Conor Coady as the man around which to build the team.
And what a team he has built around our own Man of Steel, making him my Wolves Fancast Player of the Season in the process.
In previous years fans have bemoaned a lack leadership on the pitch.
We currently boast a team where any of half a dozen or so could lay claim the coveted armband with Batth’s absence from the starting 11 for the majority of the season.
Nuno made the decision to give the captains armband to Conor Coady, and he has worn this with pride, passion, and panache all season.
As part of our 300th Episode celebrations, we were lucky enough to meet Conor Coady, where he revealed one of his on-field duties keeping Willy Boly en pointe.
This is where Conor Coady has shown his true value to the team, there is not a player on the pitch who doesn’t benefit from Conor’s assured presence.
Like a Chess Grandmaster, placing his pieces on the board and preparing for attack but ensuring defensive rigidity is not sacrificed.
Coady’s constant barking of instructions to Bennett and Boly have helped both of those players to the extent they could be considered Player of the Season in their own right.
His raking cross-field passes to wing backs and wide forwards has seen Doc, Douglas, Costa and Cav picking up assists and goals galore.
Whilst Conor might not pick up many Fantasy Football points for goals and assists, Conor Coady has been the constant in the backline, being part of 20 of the 21 Clean Sheets collected so far.
With only one goal to talk of, Conor Coady’ season will be defined by the number of goals he has surely saved.
Starting at the glamour friendly at home to Leicester, right up to the recent charging down of the ball against Birmingham City, Coady averages 0.7 blocks per game – the highest rate in the team.
That is almost once per game where he literally puts his body on the line whilst striving for a shut-out.
His most high-profile block came on Sky Sports against Middlesbrough with Wolves.
Down to nine men, up by only one goal, and Boro sensing blood, Conor Coady without giving a moments consideration for his own
well-being throws himself in the line of the sweetest of half volleys stopping an almost certain goal.
Taking the shot full in the chest with the only padding being the crest of the club Conor Coady now embodies.
Conor Coady is constant in the backline, being part of 20 of the 21 clean Sheets collected so far.
Conor Coady might not have ended the season with many Fantasy points, but in his one goal this season he was given the ultimate show of respect.
Having won a penalty, Afobe presented the ball to Coady.
Like in Chelsea’s title winning season when they presented a similar opportunity to Claude Makelele, this was show of appreciation, adoration and respect.
The celebrations showed everyone’s feelings towards the man.
Conor Coady’s penalty for Wolves v Bolton.
Now with added Back to the Future ⏰🚗
— Wolves Fancast (@WWFCFancast) April 21, 2018
Coady is ending the season with a Championship winners medal, plaudits from players, managers and fans from across the country.
A place in the EFL and PFA Championship team of the year, calls from some as a future England international (Get him on the plane!).
A place in the hearts of every man, woman and child with Gold and Black in their veins, and the world at his feet – not bad for a lad from Smallville… erm, I mean, Liverpool.
And I’ve not even started on his goal celebrations yet…
Is it any wonder this man is Mr Wolverhampton Wanderers?!
Superman lives and his name is Conor Coady.
Whilst he may not be faster than a speeding bullet or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, these are the reasons Clark Kent would vote for Conor Coady as his Wolves Fancast Player of the Season too!
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