Article looking at how players for lesser teams fail to get representation at the PFA nominations .
After seeing the PFA nominations, I was disappointed to see that Fulham’s Clint Dempsey had been missed out following his sixteen goal haul for Fulham this season, his best season so far and them most goals a Fulham has scored in a single premier league season. Of course I shouldn’t have been surprised as the last thirteen winners of the competition have come from the big six in England. It seems there is a sudden disregard for any player that doesn’t play for these clubs with a lot of players such as Michel Vorm, Grant Holt and Yohann Cabeye all being worthy candidates for the title.
Maybe these players would have being straight into the nomination category if they were playing for Manchester United. But, Dempsey will probably head out of Fulham come the end of season. It is the players who play for the big teams that are remembered but maybe a player who puts in his hard graft for a side scrapping relegation deserves some recognition. Roy Hodgson may not have being able to hack it at Liverpool, but then again neither has ‘King Kenny. However, that does not make Hodgson any less of a manager or any less credible than Harry Redknapp for the England job.
I wouldn’t disagree with the selection as it is no doubt that Ageuro has lit up the league since his transfer from Atletico, Joe Hart has being solid in goal for City and Scott Parker has had his usual influence at Spurs in the midfield. But some representation from our players from the lower end of the Premier League or even the lower leagues wouldn’t go a miss. It’s the PFA Player of the year, not the award for the best player from the best teams award.