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Gareth Bale wins the Player of February 2010 to February 2011 award

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Congratulations to Gareth Bale on winning the PFA Player of the Year award. The Spoiler had been sceptical of the Welshman’s credentials for winning the award but, having sat in a dark corner and thought it through, we’ve decided that it’s just about fair enough.

Going from when the players voted last season to the time they stuck their grubby paw print on the form this year, Bale has been pretty bloody good. He was excellent at the end of last season and was a huge contributor to Spurs getting into the Champions League at the end of last term – not to mention his European form this season. League-wise this season – meh.

Jack Wilshere is thoroughly deserving of the young player gong and it’s hard to argue with his fellow players on this one. HOWEVER! We’re going to give it a go…

While we think Bale and Wilshere’s victories are not too wide of the mark, The Spoiler’s winners – or the REAL winners as some are calling them – are…

Player of the Year - Scott Parker (West Ham United)
Young Player of the Year – Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)

Parker has been brilliant for a good 12 months and is the single biggest reason that West Ham still have a chance of staying in the Premier League. As Bale himself said:

“Playing in a good team with good players definitely helped me a lot and all the boys have been fantastic.”

Parker has been a lone beacon of brilliance in West Ham’s season and because of that, he gets the nod. Bale gets the whippersnapper award because of the reasons what we wrote down in the second paragraph.

Disagree? We know you do – sorry – put us in our place below…

7 responses so far
  • Acton_Yid // April 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I would have picked Gareth Bale, blind-folded, twice. Scott Parker ? I’ll assume you were high on narcotics at the time…What Bale did to Maicon over two legs of a Champions League tie was artistic to say the least…

  • fourstar // April 18, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    @ACton_Yid: It does say Player Of The Year and not Player Of The Two-Legged Champions League Tie Against An Ageing Italian Side.

    But you know, whatever.

  • andrew // April 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Bale probably deserves it by your logic of Feb to Feb, but yeah this season he has not been the best Tottenham player. The consistent performances of Modric, Gallas, Lennon, Dawson have stood out for me.

    When Bale is on form, he is unplayable, but people easily forget a lot of the mediocre performances where Lennon has been the main threat.

    I agree that based on this season alone Parker or Adam are deserving. When we played Blackpool, he beat us on his own. Then young player is a toss up between Bale and Wilshire, the one Arsenal player I would love to have on our books. (I’m a Spurs fan)

  • internet pundit // April 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    “Parker has been a loan beacon of brilliance in West Ham’s season and because of that, he gets the nod.”

    Loan or lone?

  • Richard Anderson // April 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Umm… Lone?


  • Natalieee // April 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Im sure it says PFA player of the YEAR. Gareth bale is good but sooo overated! he did well in 2 champions league matches… Thats it. I thought the real winner should of been between Samir Nasri + Nemanja Vidic. Jack wilshere hands down deserved that award he has been outstanding. I aint even an arsenal fan but i have seen him and Nasri play every single match this season and i think they deserve it!

  • Finnski // April 19, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    @Acton… really? I’d give it to Nasri or Berbatov over Bale.

    First off, the PFA award is awarded for work done in ENGLISH FOOTBALL… so, as artistic as his demolition of Maicon was, it doesn’t count toward the award.

    Secondly, Bale has not stopped from Tottenham slowly slipping down the table. They’ve dropped 13 points in the past 10 matches including a 3-1 loss to Blackpool and draws to West Ham (19th), Wigan (17th) and Wolves (2oth).

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