Well, that's a result. After what it describes as its closest poll in years, the Football Writers' Association has announced that Scott Parker has been voted Footballer of the Year. Apparently he just sneaked past Gareth Bale - already crowned the PFA Player of the Year - on the ballot's finish line.
Personally, my choice was Nemanja Vidic, on the simple grounds that he has given this year some of the most compelling defensive performances I have seen. But the truth is defenders don't win awards. Organising the back four, chivvying the full backs, putting your foot, head, whatever part ofRead More »from Parker heading for an unhappy first