Ferdinand: RVP should have won Bale PFA award


Rio Ferdinand has hit out at the voting system of the PFA awards after Tottenham winger Gareth Bale scooped both the main award and young player honour last month.

Bale added the Football Writer’s Award to his collection, an award which members can vote for their winner up until the last moment – in comparsion players have to vote much earlier to the frustration of Ferdinand.

Ferdinand feels that Robin van Persie would win the award if the voting period was extended. Maybe Rio should instead worry about trying to hold down a place in the United side now that Fergie is on his way out – also Rio, do you remember Bale ghosting past you to score in our win at Old Trafford earlier this season?

‘The problem with the PFA awards is that the voting system is flawed,’ Ferdinand told manutd.com.

‘There’s so much technology at hand that you could do it over an iPad and just say ‘bang, bang, bang’ at the end of the season.

‘I am not just being biased but if it was voted for today Robin van Persie would win it by a country mile.

‘But it was voted for by the players in late February or March.

‘Gareth Bale is a worthy winner, but for me it isn’t a true reflection of the season.’

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  1. OH he didn't complain when Ronaldo won it then ?? Wasn't flawed then, but it is the same system Rio.. Did he feel that he should have made the shortlist ? Hahahaha.

  2. There is no 'should' in this matter. Bale got more votes simple as that. If RVP had more votes he would have won and it would have been deserved. Why people are stilling being indignant about it is beyond me. For once the top three candidates Bale, Suarez and RVP were all worthy of it. I actually think if the vote was done now or right at the end of the season, Bale would get even more votes and would have won it by more than he did. He's been the best player, the most exciting and the most valuable. Every team in the world would have Bale, not every team needs RVP.


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