Samir Nasri and Gareth Bale have been nominated for both the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year awards. While both have had impressive seasons, neither would get my vote. It is important to remember that the PFA honours should be awarded to the player of the season, not the most improved player, surprise package or popular player. To earn the Player of the Year award you should be at the top of your game all season, carrying your team at times and more often than not, you need to be challenging for silverware. That’s why I’d have to go for Carlos Tevez for Player of the Year and Luis Nani as Young Player of the Year.
Gareth Bale – Frightening for full backs during the first half of the season but a back injury has held him back lately. While his team has missed him, many Spurs fans would agree that Luka Modric and Rafael Van der Vaart have been better than Bale this season.
Samir Nasri – Fantastic ability on the ball, has the ability to bamboozle defenders with his quick feet but, like Bale, he has not performed for the whole season. Seems to be Arsenal’s best player when Fabregas is absent but is quieter when the Gunners’ talismanic captain is conducting the midfield.
Charlie Adam – Without a doubt, Blackpool’s best player and it speaks volumes that the Seasiders miss him so much when he is out of the side. Because he contributes so much to his team, any mistake is forgiven. With respect to Ian Holloway’s side, I’d like to see how Adam would fare in a stronger team.
Scott Parker – Similar story as Charlie Adam, Parker has been West Ham’s most consistent performer in a troubled season. He deserves to be in a winning team for the way he’s played this season and I hope to see him earn more England caps.
Nemanja Vidic – Edwin Van der Sar could probably delay his retirement by a few years if he had Vidic and Ferdinand in front of him for every game. Injuries and suspensions have put a slight blot on another impressive season for the Serb, who has shown he has goals in his locker as well being an absolute rock at the back.
Carlos Tevez – Fantasy football players: if in doubt, pick Tevez as captain. He will always come up with the goods. City’s captain has dragged his side through many games and his work rate has been rewarded with an impressive goal return. Consistency and class – my pick for Player of the Season.
Here’s my team of the season… feel free to disagree! I’ve taken the positions into account as well as consistency and quality to assemble a team that’d would work.