Thursday, April 15, 2010

Awards season

Time for footballers to pass judgement on each other once again as the nominees for the SPFA Player of the Year Awards are announced.

There’s quite a blue tint to the SPL shortlist with the players going for Ibrox trio Kris Boyd, David Weir (he can sit it next to his World’s Best Grandad mug) and Steven Davis. Dundee United’s Loan Ranger makes up the quartet.

So four players owned by the same club nominated. If you know if this has ever happened before let me know.

Dundee’s Leigh Griffith makes both the First Division list and the Young Player quartet where he’s joined by Anthony Stokes, Danny Wilson and David Goodwillie.

Webster, incidentally, would become the first player outside of the Old Firm to win since Jim Bett way back in 1989/90.

The shortlists are:

Kris Boyd (Rangers)
David Weir (Rangers)
Steven Davis (Rangers)
Andy Webster (Dundee United)

Young Player
Leigh Griffiths (Dundee)
Anthony Stokes (Hibs)
David Goodwillie (Dundee United)
Danny Wilson (Rangers)

First Division
Michael Gardyne (Ross County)
Leigh Griffiths (Dundee)
Gary Harkins (Dundee)
Adam Rooney (Inverness Caley Thistle)

Second Division
Rory McAllister (Brechin)
Paul McQuade (Cowdenbeath)
Bryan Prunty (Alloa)
Gareth Wardlaw (Cowdenbeath)

Third Division
Barry Douglas (Queen's Park)
Liam Fox (Livingston)
James Stevenson (East Stirling)
Robbie Winters (Livingston)

I was going to set up a poll but I can't be bothered. So thoughts below in the usual way. Cheers.