Behind the scenes: Goodfellas!
- 07 September 2011 09:20
- Posted by David Clayton
The 2011 Player of the Year Awards had just a touch of the classic gangster picture 'Goodfellas' - here's what you missed first time around.
Above, Joe Hart inspects his new bathroom suite before leaving for the Etihad Stadium...OK, so it's the awards backdrop - but it does look remarkably like the B&Q bathroom section, or is it just me?
There was only one person Yaya Toure wanted to thank for his Moment of the Season gong - big brother Kolo. After a tough few months for Kolo, the end of the season at last brought a glimmer of light to the end of what had been a long tunnel.
"Funny how?" asks the boss, ominously...
Nigel de Jong and Patrick Vieira check the menu out and look pleased to discover it's chicken nuggets and chips. Happy days (and meals). "Eh, no pasta? No meatballs? What's with these guys?" asks an off-screen Mario Balotelli.
"Vincent, Vincent Komp-any, Vincent, Vincent Kom-pany!" went the chant as the Blues' inspirational Belgian collected his Player of the Year award. Sadly, Adam Johnson was attacked by Thing out of The Addams Family as he cheered on his team-mate.
Once on stage, Vinny couldn't resist launching into his stand-up routine and nearly brought the marquee down, ending with the line, "I'm here all week," much to the delight of presenter Mike Wedderburn. A summer season on Blackpool Pier beckons...
As the night drew to a close, Edin Dzeko began one of his famous campfire ghost stories. "And so the lighthouse keeper opened the door to find..." Joe Hart is clearly terrified and Carlos Tevez can't bear any more. As for Zaba, well, he's heard this before...
Finally, time for bed! After a long evening, the boys head home a little wiser and ready to settle down for the evening. With only the FA Cup homecoming left before the season closes and it's off on a well-earned break.