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The Premier League table has made pretty interesting reading this season, what with Aston Villa and Chelsea threatening the end of the Big Four era and Tottenham stuck far too low down the standings for the comfort of their fans.
Sadly, the football itself is not providing the same level of drama.
A quick glance at the 2008/09 Player of the Year candidates shows the theme of this season rather nicely: defence.
Edwin van der Sar, Nemanja Vidic, in fact pretty much anyone involved with defensive duties at Manchester United, might scoop this year’s award and good on them. But this accent on defensive excellence won’t be getting many pulses racing.
Nobody brags about their side’s fantastic clean sheet on Saturday. Supporters want to relive ‘that’ goal, that sublime attacking display that resulted in a 4-0 drubbing for some sorry team.