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PFA Award: Stephen Ireland v Ashley Young

PFA Award: Stephen Ireland v Ashley Young

From the comparison below from their latest games you can see the difference between the two players quite clearly.

Stephen Ireland has a much higher pass completion rate, as well as working all over the pitch to help his team.

The evidence in favour of Ireland is overwhelming and the fact that the Manchester City midfielder did not claim the coveted award only serves to diminish the credibility of the FA.

















In addition to this, the fact that Rio Ferdinand was nominated ahead of Brede Hangeland and Ryan Giggs was nominated ahead of Frank Lampard makes the whole awards a farce.

The fact that 12 games and a solitary goal Giggs actually won the main award is beggars belief.



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Writer:Lincolnsmariner
Date:Tuesday April 28 2009
Time: 3:47AM

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I think this article says it all - the FA and the rest of the PL are against City and our players. I would think SI would have walked it if the neutral fan had voted.
Thaibluefan
28/04/2009 04:48:00
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I think this article says it all - the FA and the rest of the PL are against City and our players. I would think SI would have walked it if the neutral fan had voted.
Thaibluefan
28/04/2009 04:48:00
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I was astounded that young won it, i personally thought it was between Ireland and Lennon.
Yid_from_India
28/04/2009 05:25:00
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I was astounded that young won it, i personally thought it was between Ireland and Lennon.
Yid_from_India
28/04/2009 05:25:00
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Thanks Yid ...why don't you join us in the forums from time to time ....I have often thought there was no justice in this world and this goes a long way to proving it .....not worth much Stevie but you are MY player of the year
Doody
28/04/2009 05:31:00
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Thanks Yid ...why don't you join us in the forums from time to time ....I have often thought there was no justice in this world and this goes a long way to proving it .....not worth much Stevie but you are MY player of the year
Doody
28/04/2009 05:31:00
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Your quote that "the fact that the Manchester City midfielder did not claim the coveted award only serves to diminish the credibility of the FA" only goes to diminish YOUR credibility! The award is from the PFA - Professional Footballers Association - NOT the FA. It is voted for by professional footballers. I know City fans can be paranoid, but get real!
mcfc2112
28/04/2009 08:32:00
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Your quote that "the fact that the Manchester City midfielder did not claim the coveted award only serves to diminish the credibility of the FA" only goes to diminish YOUR credibility! The award is from the PFA - Professional Footballers Association - NOT the FA. It is voted for by professional footballers. I know City fans can be paranoid, but get real!
mcfc2112
28/04/2009 08:32:00
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mcfc2112....theres no need for an attack on the article poster mate as us REGUALRS on here are very very passionate about everything about city and you might see that if you joined us from time to time...anyway back to the article....stevie should have won it and its not just city fans who think that its also most of the national press and also how can giggs win it with only 12 games played? i know it goes aoff a calender year but hes not been that good for well over a year. and look at the PFA team of the year..are you telling me thats right aswell??
bluemooner_mcfc
28/04/2009 09:02:00
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mcfc2112....theres no need for an attack on the article poster mate as us REGUALRS on here are very very passionate about everything about city and you might see that if you joined us from time to time...anyway back to the article....stevie should have won it and its not just city fans who think that its also most of the national press and also how can giggs win it with only 12 games played? i know it goes aoff a calender year but hes not been that good for well over a year. and look at the PFA team of the year..are you telling me thats right aswell??
bluemooner_mcfc
28/04/2009 09:02:00
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