I don’t think many people could question the decision to award Wilshere the young player award but the decision to give Bale the Player of the Year has divided opinion amongst journalists and fans alike.
I don’t actually think that the Tottenham star deserved to win the award.
Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against the Welshman he is a superb promising young footballer who will only get better will more games.
I just don’t think he has been consistent enough over the last year to claim the award
Anyway the PFA have had their say on their players of the season and it is now my turn. The David Nugent Player of the Year awards if you like! I will add an extra award as well as the big two, so here goes.
Player of the Year
Scott Parker (West Ham)
This guy doesn’t play for one of the top six clubs but he has been superbly consistent this season. What’s more he has been superb in a team struggling at the bottom of the Premier League table. If it wasn’t for Scott Parker then the Hammers probably would have already been preparing for life in the Championship next season.
His form has been so good this season that he suddenly finds himself in the England side. For me he would certainly be a better option in the centre of midfield for the national side than Manchester City’s Gareth Barry. The 30 year-old is finally being appreciated for the player he is.
Young Player of the Year
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
I couldn’t really argue with the choice of Jack Wilshere as Young Player of the Year. In his first full season as a Premier League player he has shown just how much potential he really has. He has also broken into the England midfield and challenged the established central midfielders.
This will probably not be the last award that the 19 year-old will win and I’m sure he will go on to have a glittering career at the top level.
Newcomer of the Year
Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez (Manchester United)
The little Mexican was slightly unlucky to miss out on the Young Player of the Year award. When Manchester United agreed to sign the 22 year-old last summer most Premier League fans said ‘Javier who?’.
Then the youngster played for his country in the World Cup and showed some of his potential. However it wasn’t until he pulled on a United shirt that his true quality was revealed. Chicharito has been a revelation for the Red Devils in his first season in the English top flight.
The Mexican international has fired home 18 goals for United in all competitions and his pace has added an extra dimension to United’s attack. Sir Alex Ferguson has produced some bargains in his time but this lad could be right up there with the best. He also has to be the bargain buy of the season.
I hope the likes of Charlie Adam, Scott Parker and Leighton Baines get an acknowledgement in the journalist’s award later this year because they have all had brilliantly consistent seasons.
I do doubt however that the likes of these players will even get a mention in the nominations just because they don’t play for one of the top five clubs. Surely press journalists are not as short-sighted as just looking at players at the top five clubs? (slightly hypocritical I know) Or maybe they are!
Did Gareth Bale deserve the PFA Player of the year award?
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