The plaudits for Seamus Coleman came more regularly than the vines of him making a fool of the opposition but that hasn't been enough for him to land a place on the PFA Player of the Year shortlist. Mainly because he is too old, being 25, when the cut off is 23.
The reaction has been predictably angry.
Can't believe Seamus Coleman hasn't been nominated for young player of the year.
— Lee Cruickshank (@LeeCruickshank9) April 18, 2014
How on earth is seamus Coleman not in the nominations for young player of the year is it because he's not English #seemsthatwaytome
— Greg E (@BracewellsBoots) April 18, 2014
@seamiecoleman23 not nominated for PFA Young Player Of The Year - what a joke!
— Dan Mitchell (@DanMitchell4) April 18, 2014
Why the fuck is Seamus Coleman not a nominee for young player of the year
— Agar (@AaronAgar4) April 18, 2014
Please tell me Seamus Coleman is on the PFA young player of the year shortlist....
— Rob Brennan (@RobBrennan82) April 18, 2014
If seamus coleman was english he would be nominated for young player #somejoke
— Tiernan Hourihan (@TiernanHourihan) April 18, 2014
How in the name of Jesus has Seamus Coleman not been nominated for young player of the year? #joke
— Matthew Daly (@matthewdaly11) April 18, 2014