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Vote for the PFA Player Of The Year and Young Player of the Year Awards

The Professional Footballers’ Association has named the nominees for the PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year awards.

For the PFA Player of the Year award, this is a competition where the best players of the season are picked by fellow players. For the PFA Young Player of the Year award, it’s voted on by the PFA.

Out of the players named below in the two categories, who do you think should win?

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16 Responses to Vote for the PFA Player Of The Year and Young Player of the Year Awards

  1. Alex says:

    Obvious Man U biases on this poll lol

  2. Ivan says:

    Berbatov by a mile! The anti-Berba bias is disturbing. He is giving another lecture v. Fulham. Wait, he is not English, he is no Rooney, and he doesn’t do stupid things off the pitch for the yellow press to write about.
    Berba is the most talented player to grace the Prem since Bergkamp. He is a top goalscorer (keep in mind the close 2nd Tevez has scored half of his goals from the spot) despite Rudolph/SAF benching him for half of the games. Dishusting.
    Get out of England, Berba. They don’t deserve you.
    And you wonder why only 1 out of 8 semifinalists (Champions and Europa) would be from England. Let them cheer for Shawcross and other such misunderstandings…

    • Why? says:

      Ivan, the PFA vote is by the players they don’t seem to agree with you and neither do I nor any one I know on Berbatov being voted in. Why do people on this site always seem to think that all the English are xenophobic?
      Semi-finals have 4 teams not 8 that’s quarter-finals of which 3 were English more than any other country! 2 from Spain, 1 Ukraine, 1, Germany, 3 England and 1 Italy don’t forget Man U play Chelsea so 1 has to go. I think you make a bad point on this as the English and Spanish teams have clearly been dominant in the competition.

      • Ivan says:

        I referred to the total number of 8 teams to make it to the semifinals of both Champions League and Europa League
        Spain w/ Barca Real and Villareal at 3
        Portugal w/ Porto, Benfica and probably Braga at 3
        Germany w/ Schalke 04
        and England w/ either Man Utd or Chelsea
        The time of English teams making 3 out of the 4 semi-finalists in Europe is over. Henry is gone, so are Xabi Alonso, Christiano Ronaldo and other such special players.
        I argue that Berba is, similarly, a very special player. He will become the league’s top goalscorer eventhough he has to wait for either Rooney or Chicharito’s injury or suspension. In fact, the only time this season that Berba was preferred over Rooney was against Blackpool away from home, when both Rooney and Berba were invisible at 2:0 for the Tangerines, and SAF had to make a decision of who to take off and make space for Chicharito; Rooney was taken off (as Berba had scored 5 v. Blackburn only a week before that). Berba repaid w/ scoring the 2 game-changing goals.
        Every time United plays away from home, SAF goes w/ 4-5-1 and Berba’s out. Even worse, recently Rooney is paired up w/ Chicharito up top, which I argue is plain stupid as Chicharito and Rooney are similar players.
        I am well aware of Berba’s limitations; however, in terms of talent, vision, creativity, the “Wow” factor, I don’t think anyone of the players on the list comes anywhere close.
        In addition, Berba’s contribution and game-winning goals this season are conveniently brushed aside.
        Let’s break down the list:
        Charlie Adam: great season w/ Blackpool, important goals from freekicks and penalties; a hard-working midfielder w/ good vision and the knack for goal; a player of the season? hardly; Blackpool may well go down, actually.
        Scottie Parker: I have a high respect for him; similar analysis to Adam’s; West Ham are also on the brink of relegation.
        Tevez: how many of his goals are from the penalty spot. If you are looking for a difference maker for City this season, look for David Silva who has been a lot more influential than Carlitos.
        Nasri: great start to the season, has been useless for at least 10 games now.
        Van Der Vaart: most influential player early on; injury and has faded away.
        Vidic: alongside Berba, United’s difference maker and a main reason for them winning the title.
        Bale: injury prone, also a great early start to the season; I will remember him for making Maicon look ridiculous 2 games in the Champions League rather than anything special in the league.
        It’s a shame, really, that England’s mentality rewards “honest” players like Shawcross, at the expense of say, Tuncay, the only player who had any talent at Stoke. Hence, there’s a higher likelihood of a Martian landing at the White House than England getting to the World Cup final…

        • Why? says:

          First of all the Europa league is on a par with the League cup it’s seen as more of a hindrance than any thing else. Sure if you win it great (after playing what seems to be a 100 games) but after FIFA have managed to ruin this cup as well by putting the Champ’s league rejects in half way through it‘s not worth a carrot! Three English clubs got to the QF’s stages of the worlds biggest football competition how many Spanish or Portuguese etc did? Who’s to say that the earlier draw was Ute v Barca and Chelsea V Madrid there would be any Spanish clubs left in it? Your basically talking what the Hammers like to call bubbles!
          I can’t say I agree with you one bit on Berbatov either he has struggled for Utd on the whole and even at his best at Spurs never even nearly won it. So why you think he should this year I don’t know he scored more in his last 4 seasons before Utd than he has any year at Utd, fair enough he has scored a few this year but I can not see Defenders saying they would rather play against Rooney or Tevez than him and as they’re the ones that who Vote so it’s pretty conclusive really, don’t you think? His play does not put him ahead of Rooney who although he has not been scoring that much still brings much more to the team i.e. defending from the front, closing down and unbelievable work rate these are qualities that Berbatov doesn’t have. I would always take Rooney ahead of Berbatov and Hernandez (for now with Hernandez). Hernandez is up and coming while Berbatov is heading into the twilight of his career so they are gonna be 2nd and 3rd choice for Utd at various times and orders. You say that Rooney and Hernandez are similar I don’t see this at all. I do see similarities between Tevez and Rooney but not Hernandez.

          Tuncay is a lazy player who by the way who sadly put videos of himself on you tube trying to get a move (because he’s that good!) maybe he couldn‘t be bothered walking over to his agent. What is it with you and players that want to stroll around for 10s of thousands of pounds a week? Is that what Ronaldo and Messi (I won’t put any UK players in as it might upset u) et al. do? How many has he scored for Wolfsburg? Or even more to the point how many times has he even got near the pitch there? Answer none and not many!
          So this great piece of thinking is because Stoke thought Tuncay to be about as much use to them as a chocolate fire guard to them, so you come out with this gem:
          ‘there’s a higher likelihood of a Martian landing at the White House than England getting to the World Cup final…’ Of course it all makes sense now????
          I think the Martians have taken over your brain mate your clear xenophobia toward the English is plain to see there may be 4 or 5 teams max out of the 32 that have slightly better odds than England even years before the competition. why is that? Hey maybe the brilliant Berbatov will win it for Bulgaria or how about Tuncay’s Turkey? After all they must have more chance than England what with the Martians and all?

          Any way here’s my view on the nominees:

          Adam: He has amazing skill, vision, close ball control and much, much more (if he didn’t score it he set it up) He’s not just good as you say he’s been top draw and he is still only 25 years old. The lad cost £500,000 and has scored more than 1 in 3 from midfield this season. If Blackpool don’t go down he is the sole reason. if they do it certainly isn’t anything to do with his skills or commitment! The phrase ‘Fairy tale’ has been used in describing this player and his season, I agree it’s been a amazing journey for him it‘s a shame he probably won‘t win because of the club he plays for. In my book he is the winner but being at Blackpool doesn’t help him if he was at say Liverpool he wins it.

          Scott Parker: A lot older than Adam but has been a shinning light for the Hammers this season never say die attitude, won’t win but deserves to be voted on the list. By the way if Berbatov was playing for West Ham or Blackpool they would still be in the same position I don’t know why you keep mentioning this?

          Nasri: Haven’t seen to much of him so can’t really comment to much but when I have seen him 6 or 7 times he hasn’t really impressed me.

          Van Der Varrt: Amazing at first and if he carried on I think he would have won it comfortably, but he had an injury and doesn’t seem to have got his form back.

          Tevez: Rooney with goals never gives anything up defends from the front no wonder he is known as the ‘Pit bull‘. His goal scoring form over the last month or so could have been better. He has a good chance. P.S By the way he has scored at lot less penalties than last years winner did!

          Bale: I agree with you here amazing in the Champ’s League only good in the Prem. I think Coleman should win young PFA player but it’ll Probably Go to Bale as he has hit the headlines a lot.

          Vidic: Top defender take a lot of chances in his defending but he’s a the right club for that. Should have been sent of 2 or 3 times more than he would elsewhere and also would gave a few more penalties than he has. I’d have thought him to be a bit of a liability at any other club than Utd. Top class with them though. I do think there have been better defenders this year and that Utd’s defence has not been that great, couple this with him being a defender rather than an attacker and I don’t think he’ll win it.

  3. negative convexity says:

    Seamus Coleman only cost £150k. Best return for the investment of any of the guys on the list.

  4. Why? says:

    If I was being as obviously bias as the voters here I’d go for Hart and Tevez as I’m a City supporter.
    Like the guy above said though I think Coleman (I think he cost much less than £150,000) has been great and his story is real Roy of the Rovers stuff while Charlie Adam who has came out of nowhere to be one of the best midfielders if not the best this year takes the big one for me.

  5. Jpl says:

    I have to agree with an earlier comment, how berbatov isn’t seen as one of the top 5 players in the epl is a joke, how he hasn’t had more games for united is a joke. He’s been our best player this season when he’s been on the pitch, goals, vision, assists, hold up play, an unbelievable first touch and for some reason saf has played rooney and Hernandez seem to be ahead of him in the pecking order atm. It seems every time he plays, he scores. He looks like taking the golden boot despite not being favoured by fergie, where tevez has played almost every game this season as a lone striker taking penalties. For me berbas been the best player in the best team in the premiership and he will never be recognised as the great player he is in England partly because of his style of play that people don’t understand and as the only players that get media attention are predominantly english players who cause a fuss when subbed and sell papers he will never be recognised

    • Mr. Skill says:

      Very well said Ivan and Jpl! Absolutely true… Dimitar Berbatov is outstanding player. Most of his goals not collected from penalty kick, unlik Tevez and Rooney who the later had his hatrick from penalty kick, free-kick to composed a hatrick. he he. Berbatov can even make it five goals without penalty kick.

    • Earl Reed says:

      So outstanding that he’s not even first choice for SAF anymore?

  6. Lee says:

    Where is Nani?

  7. Krista says:

    LOL at everyone who voted for Vidic to be the Player of the year!!! LOL !!!
    Jack Wilshere is the best! He blowed all the Barca players! What did Chicharito do??
    If Vidic and Chicharito get the awards, then fine. PFA AWARDS ARE UNNECESSARY.

  8. alex says:

    The only player that deserves this is Scott Parker

  9. bruk misghina says:

    surely vida & chicha r deservley winners

  10. Rowan says:

    scott parker for player of the year for shear determination, a dying attribution in players of his quality (ps millwall fan here). surviving the drop is big if not bigger then winning simply due the break up a team goes through once they fall. jack w for young player, hernandez does not match up to the skill the jacko has performed, he plays a game here and there where jack has cememented himself in arsenal first team, and competed with the likes of xavi, enough said!

  11. johnny says:

    come on man u we got this were gnna beat barca w goals of rooney and chicharito……

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