On an upbeat note Kyle Walker has been announced as the winner of The PFA Young Player Of The Year Award.
He beat Bale, Welbeck, Sturridge, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aguero.
I’ve been critical of Walker. I’m an old fashioned boy and have these crazy thoughts flash through my head when I hear a guy is a defender, I expect that to be his specialist area.
Yes he has pace. But it you went to see your GP with a sore throat and he gave you a prescription for verruca ointment you wouldn’t immediately think, ‘Okay, but I bet he has a mean 200m PB.’
I note in some negative comments left on Goal.com over this. The churlish suggestion being that he only won because he was very young (I know, you couldn’t make it up) and because he was English. The glaring truth of course is that he won because he’s been selected to play a lot for a high flying side that’s played some excellent football for most of the season.
Let’s hope that Kyle stays focused on improving as a defender.
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