Sunday, 26 April 2009

Ireland denied PFA award

In their most bizarre decision since making David Ginola Player of the Year in 1998/99, the PFA have failed to recognise Stephen Ireland as Young Player of the Year.

Instead, they chose Ashley Young. Talent though he is, he hasn't played well since December. But considering how ludicrously early they vote for the award, his winning it makes a bit more sense.

But it's still preposterous.

5 comments:

Jack said...

Would we swap SI for Young? Answers itself I think!

CelticsBlues said...

That's really outrageous. I wasn't aware of when the voting took place, but I think everyone knows full well that Superman was the only true, deserving winner.

tommytheblue said...

the argument is it's form january to january they vote for...

shame becasue young has ben poor of late and has been out performed, scored by ireland.
pfa is a joke... giggs gets the top award for being a bit part player! farce

Vincent said...

12 premier league starts for the season and its enough to get player of the year... that's a farce... if the pfa want to create some mickey mouse award for players who started 1 in every 3 games but who have had excellent careers but were never quite good enough to win the senior award then go ahead but in the interim save us all from this... how many times has giggs had a motm award in a game this season.. compare this to gerard, torres, vidic....
As for Stevie.. have to agree that was a joke too... Young like Agbonolhor and most of the rest of their Villa team-mates haven't been seen since Christmas.. Ireland has been different class all year... I think the two winners of the competition have showed up how flawed the selection process is and unless it is changed soon, becoming PFA player of the year will not mean much...

Wigan Blue said...

As I posted elsewhere...

Don't worry about it - the whole thing's a farce.

'Senior' PFA Player of the Year was Ryan Giggs. Substitute Boy - he hasn't won a Player of the Month in the last two seasons but... They give it to United players for turning up