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PFA List Is Rubbish - Where's Carrick, For One?

PFA List Is Rubbish - Where's Carrick, For One?

Well, it's strange. United are on course to win the league for the third season running. In 2007, we played the best football of the three seasons: we had three players nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award (Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo). Last season we were the strongest team in Europe and the most efficient: yet had only one nominee, the unstoppable Ronaldo.

Behold the list of 2009: United, performing below par almost all season have FIVE candidates. It's crazy, to be honest.

But even more crazy is that United's best, most consistent players are absent from the list. Rio Ferdinand had a good season but nowhere near the heights he reached in 2007/08 yet he's on. Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick, who carried the midfield all season, are absent.

Edwin van der Sar broke every record imaginable but he had very little to do during that run, made less than two saves per game. Meanwhile, up front Wayne Rooney held the team together and performed consistently all season - I'd say he'd deserve his place more than Ronaldo...

And Ryan Giggs, well, there's a great deal of sentimentalism involved. He had very good games but overall he didn't have a great season; he was a deserving candidate two seasons ago but now...

Oh well. I hope Vidic will win it otherwise it will go to Steven Gerrard... and he wouldn't deserve it.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Tuesday April 14 2009
Time: 8:23PM

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Vidic, Gerrard, Alonso, Lampard, Ashley Young, Hangeland... easy, fair. None of this top 4 biased love in....
Mikey D
14/04/2009 20:46:00
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Vidic, Gerrard, Alonso, Lampard, Ashley Young, Hangeland... easy, fair. None of this top 4 biased love in....
Mikey D
14/04/2009 20:46:00
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If I had a vote, it would definitely go to Giggs. I think the 1 goal in 11 starts pretty much speaks for itself.
gunnerkid107
15/04/2009 03:12:00
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If I had a vote, it would definitely go to Giggs. I think the 1 goal in 11 starts pretty much speaks for itself.
gunnerkid107
15/04/2009 03:12:00
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WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY is RONALDO in? He totally doesn't deserve it AT ALL. Totally agree - Rooney should have been there instead. It makes me sick to think Ronaldo got in for doing very little this season.
Man utd champions
15/04/2009 09:27:00
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WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY is RONALDO in? He totally doesn't deserve it AT ALL. Totally agree - Rooney should have been there instead. It makes me sick to think Ronaldo got in for doing very little this season.
Man utd champions
15/04/2009 09:27:00
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And another point, why is the voting done in February??? Why not do it in April when it would give a fairer reflection on how a player plays throughout the season as a whole; not just the first half. If you look at that list over the season, Giggs arguably would no longer be in it, Ronaldo no chance, van der sar and ferdinand, not quite deserving. I'd have Rooney, Vidic, Gerrard, Torres, Lampard, and either Carrick, Young or Agbonlahor.
Man utd champions
15/04/2009 09:31:00
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And another point, why is the voting done in February??? Why not do it in April when it would give a fairer reflection on how a player plays throughout the season as a whole; not just the first half. If you look at that list over the season, Giggs arguably would no longer be in it, Ronaldo no chance, van der sar and ferdinand, not quite deserving. I'd have Rooney, Vidic, Gerrard, Torres, Lampard, and either Carrick, Young or Agbonlahor.
Man utd champions
15/04/2009 09:31:00
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