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    PFA Player/Young Player of the year award nominees

    PFA Players' Player of the Year contenders:

    Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd)
    Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)
    Ryan Giggs (Man Utd)
    Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd)
    Edwin van der Sar (Man Utd)
    Nemanja Vidic (Man Utd)

    PFA Young Player of the Year contenders:

    Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa)
    Jonny Evans (Man Utd)
    Stephen Ireland (Man City)
    Aaron Lennon (Tottenham)
    Rafael da Silva (Man Utd)
    Ashley Young (Aston Villa)

    I'm a United fan but the list for the senior awards are surprising. Van der Sar had a long run without conceding but had to do very little. Giggs is only there because he's never won it and has played better than expected this season. He hasn't played nearly enough PL games to be considered anyway. Ronaldo is top of the goalscoring charts but then so is Robinho. Neither should have been considered this time imo. Ferdinand missed a nice part of United's record breaking run and for me the only United player who is there on merit is Vidic, who should win it I think. Gerrard deserves to be there and Torres would be only for missing so much. Rafael hasn't played enough to be considered for the Young player either despite his promise. Ashley Young and Agbonlahor should feel hard done by that it's not the senior players their names appear in. Jagielka, Barry, Petrov, Anelka, Matt Taylor, Dempsey, Danny Murphy, Hangeland, Alonso and even Carlton Cole would be higher on my list than most of those United canditates. The voting took place before United's dip in form as well so that would explain it a bit.
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    Ferdinand and Van Der Sar shouldn't be nominated and should be replaced by Jagielka and Hangeland in my opinion.

    Winners will be Vidic and Ireland.
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    I think Vidic would be a worthy winner but have a feeling Stevie G might pip him for some reason.

    Agbonlahor or Ashley Young have been fantastic and I would choose one of them for the young player from that list. Stephen Ireland is the bookies favourite alright though.

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    vidic and evans for me!
    roddy collins should be a comedian!!

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    Gerard and Young i would say (very close between Ireland and Young)

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    Depends when exactly the votes were cast. Judging by the shortlist it was bang in the middle of United's clean sheet run. This award tends to go to whoever was getting the most press at the time of voting as footballers are generally impressionable sorts so I'd say Vidic will take it. Young for the Young Player.
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    What are Ronaldo, Giggs and Van der Sar doing there? They have totally ignored anyone out of the top 4 it seems.

    Jagielka, as mentioned, should definitely be nominated.

    Lescott has also had another excellent season.

    Mathew Taylor has been outstanding.

    Gareth Barry has been another consistent performer after it looked like a difficult season for him.

    Schwarzer has been the best keeper by miles.

    Hangelaand has been rock solid and kept both United and Arsenal at bay.

    Lampard has had another great season, no disputing his consistency now.

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    if you were gonna pick a Liverpool player then it should have been Alonso. Ireland should win young player of the year but will lose out to Young. Players like Kevin Davies often get overlooked because they don't play for a sexy club.

    Slips had to be submitted early March but the writers have until May to submit their picks. Don't forget lads Man Utd won the treble back in 99 and didn't win any individual awards so its importance is debatable.

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    Coral have apparently suspended betting on this today as money was pouring in on Ryan Giggs in the Manchester area. Quite conceivable that word could have leaked out as the voting has already taken place. He was previoulsy third favourite, apparently his odds on Betfair have gone right down as well. Don't think he deserves it well and all has he has played this year, it seems to be just a career vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambler14 View Post

    Winners will be Vidic and Ireland.
    totally agree,who was the last Irishman to win either?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscar View Post
    totally agree,who was the last Irishman to win either?
    Roy Maurice Keane
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambler14 View Post
    Roy Maurice Keane
    Yes and Paul McGrath before that. Liam Brady the only other Irish player to win it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PFA_Pla...er_of_the_Year

    We have never had an Irish player win the young players award, and won't this year either, regardless of whether SI wins it or not!!!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PFA_You...er_of_the_Year

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    Ryan Giggs won it.

    Ashley Young won the young player of the year.

    Team of the year:

    Edwin van der Sar; Glen Johnson, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra; Ashley Young, Steven Gerrard, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo; Nicolas Anelka, Fernando Torres
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    Should have called it the pfa half year awards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadend View Post
    Should have called it the pfa half year awards
    Why what did Giggs do in the first half of the year?
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    Giggs was the sentimental vote, I suppose it applies more to Ashley Young

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarelyLegal View Post
    Yes and Paul McGrath before that. Liam Brady the only other Irish player to win it.
    Funny, I could have sworn "Patrick Anthony Jennings" was Iri...

    Oh, forget it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EalingGreen View Post
    Funny, I could have sworn "Patrick Anthony Jennings" was Iri...

    Oh, forget it.
    My apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambler14 View Post
    Ryan Giggs won it.

    Ashley Young won the young player of the year.

    Team of the year:

    Edwin van der Sar; Glen Johnson, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra; Ashley Young, Steven Gerrard, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo; Nicolas Anelka, Fernando Torres
    In fairness Lampard should have got in Team Of The Year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Why what did Giggs do in the first half of the year?
    i'm a big ryan giggs fan he has been a special player over the last 15 years or so .. but even i cant justify him winning player of the year award .. he has only played 12 games this season would have chosen vidic myself

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