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Best Player In The Division?

Best Player In The Division?

It was rumoured earlier in the week, but it has now been confirmed; Charlie Adam is on the final shortlist for the PFA Player's Player of the Year.

The Scot is joined in the final seven by Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart of Spurs, Samir Nasri of Arsenal, Carlos Tevez of Man City, Nemanja Vidic of Man Utd and West Ham's Scott Parker.

Speaking about Adam's inclusion, PFA Chief Gordon Taylor said:

'Charlie has been an overwhelming success in helping Blackpool gain promotion last season, and subsequently lighting up the Premier League with their exciting brand of football during the current campaign.

'Ian Holloway has built a team around him and, in addition to his brilliance from dead-ball situations, the quality of his passing and his unerring accuracy are there for all to see.

'It's no wonder the likes of Liverpool and Villa wanted to sign him.'

On the topic of Villa and Liverpool, Adam's price tag will have undoubtedly gone up a few £££ with this news, and the morons (especially from the Villa camp) who claimed he was worth less than £5 million have been left eating humble pie.

The winner of the award will be announced at a gala dinner on Sunday April 17th, but in the meantime, 'Pool manager Ian Holloway has challenged Adam to play even better in the coming weeks and guide the Seasiders to survival:

'I've tried to say it all season, about how good I think he is.

'All of us connected with Blackpool are all very proud of how we've tried to play and Charlie has got a lot of the plaudits because he hits the sensational pass to one of his team-mates, who normally does quite well with it.

'Everyone talks about the sensational pass instead of his team-mate on the end of it, but he is a brilliant player, and it has been a joy to work with him.

'I have got a few more games left with him and he is still contracted for next year.

'So until anything changes in that, he has got to pull his socks up and keep us up.'

There's no doubt that Adam will be sold in the summer whether 'Pool stay up or not, but if the Seasiders are clever, not only will they get maximum price for him, but they'll use his transformation since his move from Rangers to secure their transfer targets in the summer i.e. 'Look what we did for Charlie Adam; we can do the same for you'.

Speaking to the PFA website, Adam expressed his delight at being shortlisted:

'To get voted for by your fellow PFA professionals is terrific and it's an honour that they've chosen to pick me.

'I wouldn't be in it unless my team-mates were beside me so I've got to say thanks to them because they have been part of it.

'It's a real achievement not just for me as a player but for us as a squad and as a club because it shows how well we've done.'

Do you think Adam deserves to win the award? As always, you can have your say on our forums.

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Writer:Eamonn Moore
Date:Saturday April 9 2011
Time: 12:10PM

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