Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Ireland nominated

He's on the six man shortlist for PFA Young Player of the Year.

And according to the BBC, he's likely to get it:

After a superb season for Manchester City, Ireland is favourite to succeed Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas as the country's top youngster.

Rightly so.

Thanks to all of you who joined the Facebook group.

UPDATE The Guardian's Paul Doyle throws his support behind Ireland here. The first of many, surely:
Mind you, perhaps the most glaring proof is the inclusion on the Young Player of the Year shortlist of Rafael. You know, the guy who's played six full matches all season. Marouane Fellaini and Ryan Shawcross would be much more worthy nominees, though, in fairness, and unlike the senior award, the junior award should unquestionably go to Manchester. Stephen Ireland is a shoo-in.


tommytheblue said...

sadley he wont win becasue he plays for city!

TPB said...

Really good piece, I agree that their is a massive United bias in the nominations

JPB said...


tommytheblue said...

midn you Fellaini has been top this season. ..it's a coin toss for me.