Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Carlos Tevez Nominated for Player of the Year Award. Rightly so?

City's talismanic captain Carlos Tevez has been nominated for the prestigious PFA (Professional Footballers' Association) Player of the Year gong. The rest of the players on the shortlist are:

  • Charlie Adam (Plucky Little Blackpool)
  • Gareth Bale (Tottenham Globetrotters)
  • Samir Nasri (Arse)
  • Scott Parker (West Ham United)
  • Nemanja Vidic (Rags)

Whilst Tevez's contribution has undoubtedly been instrumental in this season's campaign, I find it hard to agree that he's been the most influential member of our team, let alone the entire Premier League. He has contributed nineteen goals in the league, but is in a bit of a rut recently (by his standards anyway), having just scored twice in the last ten appearances in all competitions.

I also have some questions about other members of the shortlist — namely Charlie Adam — who started the season with a bang (great for those of us smart enough to pick the lad in fantasy football), but it's no coincidence that as Adam has faded over the course of the season, so have Blackpool.

Additionally, the nomination of Gareth Bale (on the back of THREE GOALS IN MILAN!!!11!! LOL TAXI FOR MAICON!!!1!!) proves that the Tottenham Globetrotters circle-jerk is still alive and well, despite Spurs losing by four goals in Madrid this morning. Of course, it would be no great surprise if he did win, considering Bryan Riggs won the award two seasons ago on the back of twelve appearances and one (!) league goal.

So in response, our completely non-partisan and unbiased nominations for the LIP Player of the Year, are as follows:

  • Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
  • Nani (Manchester United)
  • Kevin Nolan (Newcastle United)
  • Samir Nasri (Arsenal)
  • Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • Javier 'Chickenburrito' Hernandez (Manchester United)
  • Honourable mention: David Silva (Manchester City)

Have we got it even more wrong? Let us know.

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