The six finalists were announced for the Premier League's footballer of they year. Suspiciously, of the six finalists a whopping five! Yeah, that's right, five! Were Manchester United players.The players nominated are GK Edwin Van Der Saar, Defenders Rio Ferdinaand and Nemanja Vidic, the fine-aging Ryan Giggs and of-course, reigning player of the year, every-one's favorite villain, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Pardon my language but WTF!!!!! Seriously? Who was on the selection committee? Sir Alex, Bobby Charlton, Roy Keane and Eric Cantona. I mean, gimme a break, there are 19 other clubs plying their trade in the Premiership, surely those clubs have players worthy of being finalists for this award.
What about Everton's Tim Cahill? He was forced to play out of position at striker to compensate for the injury to Yakubu and has scored goals by the bundles, spearheading the Toffies second-half resurgence.
How about Frank Lampard? Who year after year goes about his business of being not only one of the top midfielders in England but in the world. Lamps has been one of the few constants in a turbulent season of change and injuries at the Bridge, yet the Blues are still in the hunt for PL glory and CL gory to boot.
In the end though the winner should go to whoever wins the title. If that should be Liverpool, then Stevie G has to get the award. Should United however hold on and once again raise the trophy, then one of their five nominees should be crowned POY. Of the five, for me, even if they don't win the Premiership, I give it to Gerrard. He is the heart and soul of Liverpool. He along with Torres take them to another level. Man U however are a collective force who aren't too reliant on one player.
What ever happens, don't give it to Vidic. He benefits from playing next to Rio and in front of Van Der Saar. A truly great attacking player exposes his weaknesses. Remember Torres giving him the runaround?
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