Date: 11th April 2008 at 1:17pm
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David James has been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, and in doing so has surely already cemented his place as the goalkeeper in the end of season PFA Team of the Year.

It is very rare for a keeper to make this final shortlist of 6 – which also includes reigning Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres – but James has managed this, and deservingly so.

I think this is the least that James deserves for his performances, and high level consistency over the season, in fact the past couple of seasons so it would cap what has been a fantastic season for Pompey and him personally if he could walk away with the award – but merely being nominated itself is a real honour.

Richard Hughes had previously said that if James was not voted as the keeper in the PFA Team of the Year then he would no longer vote in the end of season awards – how he could not now become this keeper would be beyond me…

Congratulations to James, a true honour that all his years of service and commitment to the game deserve. Those that still use the ‘calamity’ tag against him know where they can shove it don’t they!

On the topic of awards, also nominated for one is Lassana Diarra. He is up for the Player of the Round gong for the FA cup semi finals.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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