Rivals in laughable meltdown as Celtic dominate PFA nominations

By David Walton

April 27, 2022

Many Rangers supporters have been left raging after Celtic absolutely bossed the PFA award nominations this season.

The Ibrox side don’t have a single nominee in either the Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, or Manager of the Year awards.

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Instead, they’re watching on as Celtic have 4 nominations combined. Callum McGregor and Tom Rogic have been chosen as POTY nominees, whilst Liel Abada is deservedly one of the 4 YPOTY finalists. Meanwhile, Ange Postecoglou has of course been nominated for Manager of the Year, whilst Giovanni van Bronckhorst didn’t make the cut.

The shortlists are made up due to votes from professional footballers around the country. However, it appears that our rival supporters unsurprisingly believe that there’s some sort of anti-Rangers bias on show here.

Clearly, they’ve forgotten the fact that all 4 Player of the Year nominees from last year came from Ibrox. Something they’re clearly uninterested in entertaining. After all, it doesn’t suit their argument.

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Can anyone truly say Rangers have had anywhere near the season they promised? At least in terms of their domestic campaign. I don’t remember many talking about how excited they were about Rangers potentially only winning the Scottish Cup. Even that hasn’t been done yet.

They can go on about Europe all they want. However, why on earth would domestic football players vote for Rangers to be nominated when they haven’t been performing domestically? That’s kind of the whole point, with the likes of James Tavernier and Calvin Bassey simply not being good enough this year to merit inclusion.

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Of course, it’s hardly unlike them to act as though the world is against their club. If it isn’t the referees then it’s the rest of Scottish football. Maybe the fact there’s a decent chance they end the season trophyless is worth considering. The fact they’re 6 points behind Celtic and have been underachieving all year.

Goodness knows what their reaction will be if it’s a Celtic representative that takes every award. Mass conspiracy theories will be aplenty.

Mind you, there’s been plenty of rage today at the nominees alone. Here’s a look at some of the reaction from our rivals:

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