A poll!

Who should win the PFA Player of the Year award?

He won it last year – he’s been rubbish this year, mind

You’ll definitely have heard by now, but those rascals at the Daily Mail have gone and leaked the shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year award.

There are a couple of surprise omissions – Nani and Rafael van der Vaart can count themselves unlucky not to be in the running (especially as it was voted for back in February), although it’s good to see the likes of Charlie Adam and Scott Parker get some recognition.

Anyway, what we really want to know is – if you were a stroppy multimillionaire footballer, where would you put your ‘X’ with your Etoile de Montblanc Etoile Précieuse Fountain Pen?

Charlie Adam has been great this season and has made Blackpool one of the most entertaining if not ruthless teams in the Premier League. Most of Blackpool’s  good work goes through him.

Gareth Bale? Hmm… The Spoiler says… Nah. He was excellent for two games against Inter Milan but – while he has been undeniably good in the league – he’s not had the same impact on his team that others have had on theirs. There’s an argument for Rafael van der Vaart being the more deserving of the Spurs mob.

Samir Nasri? He was absolutely brilliant for the first half of the season but pretty anonymous since. Arsenal will win nowt – NEXT!

Scott Parker. Scotty Scott Parker. He’s been excellent for the second year running but has added goals to his repertoire of fire-putting-out skillz and – if West Ham survive – it will be largely down to his influence.

The main reason you can tell Carlos Tevez has been good this term is because City have been pretty pony going forward when he’s not been playing. He’s also managed to bag himself 19 goals in between having hissy fits and threatening to quit.

Finally, Nemanja Vidic. He’s been excellent for Man Utd this season with Rio Ferdinand missing for so much of it. He held the hand of the inexperienced Chris Smalling excellently and covered for the poor Jonny Evans excellently. Excellent.

So, who do you think deserves it? Give your own vote below and expand on your solitary click with a lovely comment…

7 responses so far
  • Liam // April 5, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Scott Parker hands down.

  • John P // April 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Tevez fully deserves the award. PFA Players’ Player of the Year is a serious award. Only THE BEST PLAYER with OUTSTANDING performance deserves to win it.

    Nasri – played well but Fabregas is still the best player compared to him. If Fabregas hasn’t won it be4, what makes people think Nasri will win it be4 Fabregas?

    Bale – too young and he hasn’t fully proven to be the best player yet in England. Ronaldo spent 4 seasons with Man Utd to eventually win it.

    Scott Parker – Consistent but only with a lesser team. He didn’t prove that he could play outstandingly with Chelsea before.

    Charlie Adam – Same like Parker. Plus PL debutant never won it.

    Vidic – solid and consistent. But defenders rarely won. John Terry won it be4, but Terry is Englishman. Vidic is not, thus even harder to win.

    Tevez – hands down the best player with outstanding performance not just this season, but last seasons as well. Highly influential in Man City’s success.

    So Tevez is the only truly worthy winner.

  • Bob // April 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    “Tevez – hands down the best player with outstanding performance not just this season, but last seasons as well. Highly influential in Man City’s success. ”

    What success?

  • brian // April 5, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    agree about bale being better for cl than pl. he’s a good player and maybe next year will be his year. nani and vdv are definitely two glaring omissions. imagine if ol’ saf didn’t have such a preference for wayne rooney and berbatov wasn’t sitting on the bench? he’s been playing alright this season, hasn’t he?

  • Steffen Hagavei // April 5, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    How hasn’t Nani been nominated? He has been incredible this season.

  • Fat Nakago // April 7, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Being a Chelsea fan, and in light of today’s result, I hate casting a vote for anyone from ManU…I hate it deeply……but Vidic gets my vote from among the one’s nominated.

    He is a hard bastard. Make no mistake about it.

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