Gripe of the season: Premier League 2011-12 review

From the criticism of Blackburn fans to music played after goals, here are our suggestions. Now post yours
And you can vote in nine other categories too

Welcome to's review of the 2011-12 Premier League season. An extraordinary campaign is nearing its end and we would like you to help us choose your favourite goal, the best signing and the best manager, as well as seven other categories.

We have nominated some contenders, but this is just to get the discussion going: we would like your suggestions so that we can compile the best into final polls that you can vote on. The season doesn't finish until Sunday afternoon so the nomination blogs will be up and running later that evening, with the polls open from Monday 14 May. Thanks.

The criticism of Blackburn fans

Blackburn Rovers finished 10th under Sam Allardyce in the 2009-10 season. When the club's new Indian owners Venky's sacked Sam Allardyce and replaced him with Steve Kean in December 2011, they were 13th. With the owners prattling on about signing Ronaldinho, supporters were dubious, especially as Kean's agent, Jerome Anderson, had advised Venky's to buy the club. Blackburn stayed up, but results this season continued to suffer and games at Ewood Park have been played to a soundtrack of prolonged booing and chants of "Kean Out!". However, instead of noticing the supporters' anger at the way their club has been run by Venky's and the team has been managed by Kean, too many pundits and journalists have focused on the behaviour of the fans. While some behaviour towards Kean has crossed the line, Blackburn Rovers means more to those supporters than it ever will to owners, managers, players or neutrals, some of whom have come across as desperately out of touch. A significant part of the criticism has been a disgrace and just yet another example of the way football fans are dumped on from a very great height by those with the power and influence to make a difference.

Goal music

There is nothing better than the outpouring of emotion in the stands after your team has scored. So why do some clubs feel it necessary to pipe through cheesy music to kill the mood? Believe it or not, most supporters understand the rules of the game well enough to work out what it means when the small spherical thing has been booted past the bloke with the gloves and into the rectangular hole without aural aids. The only viable purpose it serves is to make it easier to mark out which clubs should be roundly mocked and never respected. Bolton Wanderers and Wigan are notable offenders. QPR as well. Newly promoted Reading will be closely observed. It must be stopped. Instant relegation for any offending club and the goal awarded to the visiting team.

The FA Cup final

A 5.15pm kick-off. A week before the end of the league season. On the same weekend as a vital set of Premier League fixtures. Coverage on ESPN starting around three weeks before the match. With Robbie Savage as a pundit and 2005's Hard-Fi as the pre-match entertainment. Extortionate ticket prices and a ludicrously low allocation for both Chelsea and Liverpool. Still, gotta look after those sponsors! What on earth have they done to the defenceless FA Cup?

Doing what we want

Robin van Persie does not score when he wants. Manchester United fans do not do what they want. OK, maybe Ashley Young does dive when he wants. But the problem here is not so much the content of the lyrics – although away fans labelling every single place in the country a "shithole" grates – more the way that every single set of supporters is now using the Sloop John B tune as a chant. Please, a bit of variety. The tune doesn't demand any wit or challenge whatsoever, because almost anything can be fitted into it. If only Phil Brown had known what he was starting three years ago.

Foul throws not being punished

Foul throws don't really matter. There's not much of an advantage to be gained from them. Even so, it would be nice if they could occasionally be penalised, if only to prick the millionaire footballer's ego now and again, make him feel like the countless Sunday League footballers who don't know how to do a throw-in properly. Go to a live game and it's almost guaranteed you will see at least three or four foul throws go unpunished. True, it's not as important as diving or dangerous tackling, but it is breaking one of the laws of the game.

• Now check out the other nine categories:

Pundit of the season

Manager of the season

Match of the season

Signing of the season

League of the season

Innovations for the future

Flop of the season

Player of the season

Goal of the season

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