How the hell does Cesc Fabregas make the PFA Player of the Year shortlist?

Ollie Irish

16th, April 2007

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fabregas-v-boro373.jpg On the back of our Player of the Season vote , the shortlist for the official PFA Player of the Year award has just been announced. Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba head the list, naturally, with a supporting cast of Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard and… wait for it… you’re gonna love this… honestly… Cesc Fabregas. How the hell does Fabregas get a nomination? He’s a creative midfielder with one Prem goal to his name this season, and playing for a team that will win no trophies. Yes, he’s had some excellent games in the first half of

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  1. Andrew says:

    I understand the reason for Fabregas’ inclusion. He’s a fantastic creative midfielder, and he’s really broken through and established himself as the creative hub of a team in the top 4. It’s not quite so misguided as you’ve made it out to be. Personally, I think the following nominations make much more sense:
    Ronaldo
    Essien (my choice)
    Drogba
    Scholes
    Berbatov
    Giggs
    But it’s not quite so preposterous that Fabregas is in there.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What everyone seems to forget is that Fabregas is only 19 years old and yet he’s started pretty much every single game for Arsenal this season.
    That’s quite an achievement at this level and it’s about time he gets some sort of recognition for his awesome talent.

  3. Cole says:

    Can’t believe Berbatov hasn’t made the cut.
    I can’t remember a foreign player making such a dramatic impact on their debut season in the Premiership and he has been instrumental in getting Spurs to the quarter-final of two domestic cups and the UEFA cup.

  4. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    Berby has had a much stronger second half of the season though Cole, and the votes were cast a few weeks ago I believe. If the vote was done today, he might make the cut and deservedly so.

  5. Morgan says:

    What i dot understans is why the shortlist only comprises of players from the teams in the top 4.
    Surley someone from Reading or my team Everton who have had far better seasons that Arsenal or Liverpool have players who have performed better than Fabregas or Gerrard

  6. Nicky S says:

    ^^^ It doesn’t. Doyle, Lennon & Richards are all on the list, none of them play for top 4 clubs.
    As an Arsenal fan I don’t believe Cesc should’ve made the list, and certainly don’t believe he is the best midfielder in the Premiership.
    But it’s not as bad a choice as you make out. Clearly his fellow professionals see something special when they play against him.

  7. craptista says:

    to be honest, i would say gilberto has been our best player this season… but what the hell…
    y nominate a foreign player when u could nominate a young spaniard who could eventually win the big un sumtime in the *future*…
    unless he gets beaten t it by the fist ov frank lampard tat is…

  8. craptista says:

    but then hes gotten nominated t the young player ov the season… cant begrudge tat nomination… hes played more than 40 games this season… tho lightweight, he does go about his job in a rather mature way…
    couldve been my choice for the young player award… too bad one man cin win both the titles…
    darn tat stupid portuguese cheatin turd

  9. Morgan says:

    Players may have been selected in the YOUNG player of the year because apart from Rooney, Ronaldo n Fabregas who else who is any good and young plays for the top 4????
    Doyle has had a very good season but at 23 he is not really a very young player, in my opinion he should be a Player of the Year contendor alog with Lee Carsley who has started every single game this season for Everton and has played fantastically.

  10. joe says:

    As much as everyone loves to rip Frank Lampard he’s got 20 goals again this term. How does he not make the list, and Essien for that matter and then Fabregas gets in there. Fabregas’ age doesnt make one bit of difference because theres the young player of the year award. I’m not sure about Rooney either, he’s been rubbish for much of the season. How did Arteta not make the list? Also there are no Bolton players, surprise surprise.

  11. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    I agree Joe – if Fabregas had scored 20 goals, imagine the hype. When Lampard does it, we just shrug it off. Ridiculous. Once again, Lampard has had a better domestic season than Gerrard.

  12. Maida says:

    Ronaldo will win hands down

  13. Sheps says:

    a pointless discussion because both should and will go to ronaldo anyway.
    and the main reason why fabregas has faded, is because his passes always look so damn good when you’ve got someone with henry’s pace to run onto them. with him gone, baptista and adebayor don’t have the positioning or pace to allow cesc to properly get involved in the game in the way he likes to.
    i’d have put vidic and berbatov on the list as well, by the way.

  14. Sheps says:

    a pointless discussion because both should and will go to ronaldo anyway.
    and the main reason why fabregas has faded, is because his passes always look so damn good when you’ve got someone with henry’s pace to run onto them. with him gone, baptista and adebayor don’t have the positioning or pace to allow cesc to properly get involved in the game in the way he likes to.
    i’d have put vidic and berbatov on the list as well, by the way.

  15. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    As you know Sheps, no one does pointless discussions better than Pies!

  16. bryn says:

    morgan, the shortlist contains players from the top four clubs for one simple reason – they are the best 6 players in the league, and as they are the best players, their teams are in the top four.
    i dont think anyone in their right mind would put carsley ahead of the 6 nominees, but i assume that was a joke?
    as for saying that reading and everton have had better seasons than arsenal and liverpool is just stupid. they may have had better seasons by their own standards, but they have not had better seasons.

  17. g.t says:

    it’s true, fabregas shouldn’t be on that list. He hasn’t really made an impact and hasn’t really done anything “big” all season. If i had to really choose somone from arsnal i would definatly choose van persie. he’s been accually putting the ball in the back of the net. but there’s really no point in arguing i guess bus that award is going to ronaldo.
    ps. berbatov should have been there

  18. anon says:

    what are you talking about?fabregas is a great creative player and its not about just getting the ball in the net its about evrything a player does. Most goals arsenal score are thanks to fabregas.

  19. thawps says:

    drogba will win pfa player of the year but ron will win young player.
    and of course fabregas deserves to be on the list hes been arsenals best player, played a part in every one of there games this season, and contributed to virtually every goals theve scored.
    if he doesnt win young player this year he definatly win it either next year or the year after, dont forgot hes only 19..

  20. jimmy says:

    i say , FUck you dude,
    Sesc Fabregas was supposed to win,
    and he is my favourite player,
    i think you just hating on him!
    scesc “the greatest” deserves the nomination!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Fabregas is the best, bitches. a lot of goal passes

  22. Joe says:

    Ollie Irish Ur A Misguided Twat U Obviously Don’t Know Jack About Football M8! Cesc Fabregas Is The Most Talented Young Midfielder I’ve Seen In A Long Time And At Only 19 Years Of Age Is Clearly Gonna B The Best Creative Midfielder In The Premiership If Not The World! 2 B A First Team Regular In The Arsenal Team When He Was 18 Is Amazing And His Already Played In A Champions League Final! U Just Wait Till His 20/21 Then U’ll Have Sumthin 2 Say.

  23. A says:

    He’s a creative midfielder with one Prem goal to his name this season, and playing for a team that will win no trophies??? HA!!! whos laughing now!!! mwahahahahaha

  24. A says:

    He’s a creative midfielder with one Prem goal to his name this season, and playing for a team that will win no trophies??? HA!!! whos laughing now!!! mwahahahahaha

  25. A says:

    He’s a creative midfielder with one Prem goal to his name this season, and playing for a team that will win no trophies??? HA!!! whos laughing now!!! mwahahahahaha

  26. A says:

    He’s a creative midfielder with one Prem goal to his name this season, and playing for a team that will win no trophies??? HA!!! whos laughing now!!! mwahahahahaha

  27. A says:

    He’s a creative midfielder with one Prem goal to his name this season, and playing for a team that will win no trophies??? HA!!! whos laughing now!!! mwahahahahaha

  28. Anonymous says:

    are you fucking kidding me? of course he made it he was one of the best last season and he is THE BEST this season