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Gareth Bale Named Player of the Year By Football Writers’ Association: The Daily EPL

Gareth Bale has been named Player of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association, beating Robin van Persie and Juan Mata to the award. It’s Bale’s third award this season after recently winning the PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year awards.

There were also a wide range of votes for the likes of Everton defender Leighton Baines, Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City, Swansea forward Michu, Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick and Southampton frontman Rickie Lambert,” said a report.

Luis Suarez received just one vote.

What are your feelings regarding Gareth Bale receiving the award, and whether Robin van Persie or another footballer deserved it instead? Post your opinions in the comments section below.

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  1. Aaron

    May 2, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Objectively Suarez was player of the year based on the numbers up until the “incident”. But Bale was certainly is important to Spur’s vying for a CL spot. As a LFC supporter, I can’t say it’s surprising, nor am I perplexed or indignant about it. Subjectively and based somewhat on his contributions Bale deserves the accolades. BUT it is amusing that a player who dives and niggles at defenders just as much as Luis isn’t branded a “cheat” by the press, he’s viewed as “clever” and a “fighter”.

    • Mufc77

      May 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

      What numbers is that?

  2. Mufc77

    May 2, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I thought Carrick might have got this one as he had a brilliant season for us. I understand fans of other clubs not rating him but the majority of Utd fans know how vital he is for our team each week.

    I guess it was to much to expect football journalists to see what a great player he was this season, then again these are the same people who said David DeGea wasn’t good enough for Utd.

    Congratulations to Bale on a good season hopefully spurs get that 4th spot instead of the Russians rent boys.

  3. De Selby

    May 2, 2013 at 9:13 am

    they should have given it to Suarez. that surely would have brought them a lot of attention. he’s the one that gave them most to write about.

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