JARRYD May was one of 11 players selected in the inaugural Northern Inland Football All Star side.
That team was named at the recent NIF presentation night in the Tamworth Jockey Club Function Room.
While the attacking midfielder was delighted and honoured to be named in the side he had a few concerns as to how the team was selected.
“It’s a great honour and a fantastic team they have picked,” May said.
“But I have a few reservations about how it’s picked.”
He was worried some people might rort the on-line voting system and had heard one person “had voted three times from different computers”.
“That isn’t good, maybe they should pick it another way, using the referees maybe.”
Jarryd’s club captain, Scott May, no relation, thought the referees might have enough to worry about in controlling games than to also sit around and come up with All Star or B&F points.
“I think the opposing coaches could pick the best players from the opposing side,” the Englishman said.
Jarryd May was one of three midfielders named in the All Star side, joining OVA’s Adam Watson and North Companions’ young gun Will Kam in centre field.
He was also concerned that just two non-Tamworth players made the All Star side – Daniel Ferris and David
Damien Puyenbroek was also delighted to win an All Star berth, the big FC central defender one of four defenders to be named.
“It’s great to be recognised,” Pyenbroek said.
“But it was good to see Jarryd get his recognition. He deserves that. All the hard work he’s done over the year was rewarded.
“And they came up up with a very good side. It’s a side I’d love to play with.
‘They are all good players.”
Puyenbroek said winning a second successive Premier League with TFC was an exciting achievement.
“We have some very good players at FC – they make it easy for me to play.”
At age 30 he’s definitely playing again next season.
His early years had failed to register any premeirship wins so notching two with FC has been a delight for him.
FC skipper Scott May at 33, the senior player in the FC squad was also impressed by the All Star side but feels it might be better selected by the opposing coaches during the season.
He thought they might rate the top three or five players in the opposing side on game day.
That would appear to be a fair and accurate assessment.