The PFA Player Of The Year shortlist has been announced.
There is a bit of controversy around the list this year as there is arguably no outstanding candidate.
The shortlist comprises six candidates which have been voted for by players a month or so ago – they get two votes each.
Last year Robin Van Persie was the obvious choice and the year before Spurs’ Gareth Bale took the award.
This year… Well up until his goal drought RVP was a shoe in. He was sure to make the list as when it was compiled he was still knocking them in for United for fun. Surprisingly there isn’t really another obvious candidate from the Champions elect. Michael Carrick is the second option according to the bookies and with odds of 100-1 he probably won’t win.
Bale has once again been outstanding and features as does Luis Suarez from Liverpool? But is it right to to give the gong to a player whose team may finish outside the top four?
So the player IMO who should hopefully win the award is Chelsea’s Juan Mata. His form has been scintillating all year long and there have been times when he has kept his side afloat in their challenge for CL places, The FA Cup and the Europa Cup.
I guess the vote will go to Bale – unless RVP re-discovers his shooting boots – but the likable Spaniard really ought to get the nod.
Oh, and what happened to Michu?