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South Melbourne Season Review: Deano does the Treble

South Melbourne Season Review: Deano does the Treble

Saturday, 24 September 2005 5:54 PM

By Michael Tsoukalis

Inspirational South custodian Dean Anastasiadis has been declared the undisputed Club Champion at the Season 2005 Review.

Consistent and brilliant throughout the entire campaign, Anastasiadis was the hot tip of many to run away with the award.

An enjoyable night was had by all attendees who witnessed a tight count throughout with Anastasiadis, Con Blatsis, Vaughn Coveny and the fast finishing Ramazan all within a whisker of each other coming into the final few rounds of voting.

Besides taking home the Club Champion award, Anastasiadis also picked up the Clarendon Corner Supporter’s Player of the Year award, as well as being the preferred choice amongst his team-mates who voted the veteran goalkeeper their Player of the Season.

Humble in his acceptance, Anastasiadis apologised for not sending the Lakeside-based club through to the Grand Final after missing a decisive penalty against Green Gully which would’ve done the job.

The Club Champion reflected on a season which began with literally nothing and thanked the supporters of the club for providing the team with constant inspiration.

Big congratulations must also go to Ramazan who picked up the Club Under 21 player of the year award and received the same accolade from the Clarendon Corner. Of note was that the young South wingback also placed 2nd overall in the Club Champion award, a sterling effort for a player who trialled extensively throughout the pre-season before cementing his spot in the squad.

The night concluded with a heartfelt speech from Club Coach John Anastasiadis who thanked all of his players for their strength in character and performance as well as thanking the entire South family for their contribution to a truly remarkable campaign.

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