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16-04-2007, 12:41   #1
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PFA Player of the year

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PFA PLAYERS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Didier Drogba (Chelsea)
Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal)
Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Paul Scholes (Manchester United)

PFA YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal)
Kevin Doyle (Reading)
Aaron Lennon (Tottenham)
Micah Richards (Manchester City)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Great to see Doyle get nominated. Can't see why Gerrard is there, he hasn't been that impressive in the premiership this season. I think Essien has been much better than him.

If Ronaldo is a young player, which I don't think he is, I think there is no doubt whatsoever that he will win it.

I think the choice is between Drogba and Ronaldo for the player of the year award. Drogba has dropped off in recent weeks, largely because the players around him are performing.
Earlier in the season, Drogba was the shining light in a team that was full of under-performers, while Ronaldo was the shining light in a team that was full of players playing well.

Now Chelsea have started to play a bit better as a team, especially with Shev and Ballack finally coming into it, Drogba is not playing as well as he was, with one goal in ten games.

For this season, I think Ronaldo will win it. That said, I'm not sure when it was voted on.

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16-04-2007, 13:22   #2
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Hate to say it but Ronaldo will almost certainly get it , he is having a great season.

Droggie is also having a fantastic time this season , but somehow Ronaldo is more exciting there is a buzz every time he gets the ball
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Jamie Carragher should be there instead of Gerrard.
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Has been voted on by the players and the decision will be announced this sunday evening after a gala dinner in london so sportinglife.com says

http://www.sportinglife.com/story_ge...OCCER_PFA.html
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Jamie Carragher should be there instead of Gerrard.
100% agree with that.

Also think Essien should be in instead of Rooney. Essien has been awesome for Chelsea this year and i'm just glad he is suspended for the first leg of the champions league semi final.
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16-04-2007, 13:58   #6
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Surprised by some of the names on the two lists TBH.

Would have thought Carragher deserves to be on ahead of Gerrard, and how Gerrard is on when Lampard who has scored more than twice as many goals as him this season is left off is a bit strange. Agree with PHB about Essien also.

Would be nice to see a few different clubs featured, there's no arguing with Drogba, Schole or Ronaldo, but what about Arteta or Pompey's Matthew Taylor?

Aaron Lennon appears based on one game against Chelsea, when the likes of Blackburn's Matt Derbyshire could and should have featured.
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Berbatov and Vidic should have also featured. Six nominated players isn't enough really.
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16-04-2007, 14:42   #8
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Berbatov and Vidic should have also featured. Six nominated players isn't enough really.

Berbatove is a tremendous player but I can see why he was not included tbh. He was'nt great at the start of the season and it took him a while to find his form away from home. Still he has been a lot more effective than rooney this season.
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100% agree with that.

Also think Essien should be in instead of Rooney. Essien has been awesome for Chelsea this year and i'm just glad he is suspended for the first leg of the champions league semi final.
Rooney has been nominated for the young player award, Essien would not have been in for that award.
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16-04-2007, 15:00   #10
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Ronaldo has to win the main event.
As for the young player, I tip Cesc to win.
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Aaron Lennon appears based on one game against Chelsea, when the likes of Blackburn's Matt Derbyshire could and should have featured.

Ah have you and lemlin kissed and made up or are you just building up ammo for your future flirtations.

On topic it's difficult to see past Ronaldo for both.
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16-04-2007, 15:21   #12
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I reckon Scholes and Ronaldo respectively will win it.
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16-04-2007, 15:28   #13
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On topic it's difficult to see past Ronaldo for both.
Can a player actually win both?

Either way it's a done deal, Ronaldo will definitely get Player of the Year. As for Young Player of the Year, not sure who'll get it but I reckon it'll probably be Fabregas.
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Can't really disagree with Drogba's, Ronaldo, Giggs' and Scholes' nominations, they would be in my top 6. I definitely wouldn't have included Gerrard. Last 2 places for me would have come down between Fabregas, Berbatov, Vidic, Lampard, Doyle, Foster and Arteta.... wouldn't know who I would have picked so I can't disagree with Fabregas' inclusion.

I reckon Ronaldo will walk it.

I agree with the nominations for Fabregas, Lennon, Ronaldo and Doyle. Rooney has been very hit and miss this season and I don't particularly rate Richards *that* highly.

Ronaldo to walk that one aswell.
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The young player should be done on a kind of "rookie" system. Ronaldo will most likely win player of the year, so shouldnt be in both lists. Rooney has been aroud a while now and again shouldtn be in the young list.

I'd say something like you have to be under 20/21 and be in your first or second season would be a fair way. There are players that are established players by the time they are 20 and can easilyt be up for the senior award (ronaldo and rooney being case in point, despite rooney not actually getting a nomination).


Gerrard shouldnt be in the list, there are plenty of players ahead of him, Carra for one.
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