The best chance for your request to be accepted is if you are getting plenty of feedback in the poll, and if the voting result reflects the activity in the already existing thread(s) of the player (example: 70 "yes" votes, but only two people posting about the player isn't very convincing), and if the player happens to be a good outlook for the future in general.
We might have another forum request period later on in the year, so if Dreddy's thread becomes active again, and he continues to be popular he should have a good chance of getting a forum then. But not for now.
Ben's a headcase... but he's a very talented headcase! He deserves his own forum.
He's struggled with injury recently, but he will rise... and it will never be dull!
Go on... you know it makes sense!