Legends poll passes magic number

5 days ago By David Watters

The public poll to pick the EVO-STIK League's star team and top one hundred players of all time smashed through the one thousand vote milestone at lunchtime on Tuesday!

The online vote for the 'Top 100 Players' and 'Team of all Time' from the last five decades to mark the Northern Premier League's 50th anniversary season in 2017-18 stood at 1006 registered votes at 1pm.

Nearly 2,000 players were originally nominated by fans, players and officials in October before a panel of judges drew up a final shortlist of 200 for the public poll which opened at 7pm last Tuesday night.

Since starting just over a week ago, every player has picked up multiple votes with many coming in from supporters at Premier League and Football League clubs including Newcastle United, Southampton, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday.

Supporters from a host of former NPL clubs, including Fleetwood Town, Darlington, FC United of Manchester, Northwich Victoria, Rossendale and Chester, have also been contributing ahead of 7pm polling deadline on Friday 22 December.

To help fans who haven't voted yet to make their choices, a pen pix guide to the club legends in line to earn a place in the first history of the Northern Premier League accompanies the poll which is being run via the EVO-STIK League's official website and Facebook and Twitter pages.

Entitled '50 Glorious Seasons - A History of the Northern Premier League 1968-2018', the book is being penned by official historian and statistician Dominic McKenzie and will be out within weeks of the 2017-18 anniversary campaign ending. The players included are set to be unveiled next April at the 2018 Player of the Year Awards in Barnsley and then honoured in June at the NPL's end of season awards night in Blackpool.

To vote via the website, click here: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/X7NRP55.
Via Facebook: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7S5XP69.
Via Twitter: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7RYG5TD.

To contribute to the research for the official history email: dommckenzienpl50@gmail.com.

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