BfB Player of the Season 2009/2010 is James Hanson

There is a lyricism to the thirteen goals James Hanson has scored in his first season in professional football that brightens a dour season for City. Plucked from Guiseley by the old partnership of Stuart McCall and Mark Ellis Hanson was – eventually – paid for in part by a supporter raising money and perhaps it was that that convinced the shelf-stacker turned striker to seize every moment on the field at Valley Parade. Leaving nothing in the dressing room is Hanson’s style and City’s reward is a target man who weighs in with goals.

As supporters though Hanson’s tale is far more a flight of fancy. If he – the guy who used to sell you fags in the Co-op in Idle – can become top scorer at City then it allows us the slither of a dream that we all could be, or could have been, and in doing so adds a touch of romance to the often cynical world of modern football.

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