So this is the sixth season we've done this. Time flies when you're having fun, and all that.
Last season was the first time I've actually had a player object to being on the list - Dapo Kayode presumably Googled his own name and found that I'd ranked him 21st last year. I stand by it...
For the record, here are the previous five 'winners':
2012/13 - Rory Boulding (Kilmarnock)
2013/14 - Stephane Bahoken (St. Mirren)
2014/15 - Jim Fenlon (Ross County)
2015/16 - Rodney Sneijder (Dundee United)
2016/17 - Joey Barton (Rangers)
Filling this out to 25 names was much harder than in previous years. Maybe that means that recruiting has improved. Or maybe it's just that Kilmarnock have stopped signing dozens of unknown youngsters from down south, and Dundee United aren't in the Premiership anymore.
So here's the countdown from 25 to 11...
|25. FAYCAL RHERRAS (HIBERNIAN)|
Signed ostensibly for depth purposes, but the Moroccan full-back has made just a single substitute appearance since signing from Mechelen on loan in January. The main reason for having him around seems to be to troll Hearts, who let him go at the end of last season.
|24. AARON NEMANE (RANGERS)|
|23. BRAD SPENCER (KILMARNOCK)|
|22. BOTTI BIABI (HAMILTON ACCIES)|
|21. ELLIS PLUMMER (MOTHERWELL)|
|20. DAVID MCMILLAN (ST. JOHNSTONE)|
|19. MICKEL MILLER (HAMILTON ACCIES)|
|18. DOMINIC BALL (ABERDEEN)|
|17. CARLOS PENA (RANGERS)|
|16. CHIDI NWAKALI (ABERDEEN)|
|15. CHRIS EAGLES (ROSS COUNTY)|
|14. GREG TANSEY (ABERDEEN/ROSS COUNTY)|
|13. ASHLEY SMITH-BROWN (HEARTS)|
|12. MARVIN COMPPER (CELTIC)|
|11. NICKY MAYNARD (ABERDEEN)|
The top ten will be with you later this week...if I can get WiFi on holiday...
Lawrie Spence has ranted and spouted his ill-informed opinions on Narey's Toepoker since September 2007. He has a life outside this blog. Honestly.