OPINION: Darren Foreman: Toure should have won top award

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After the most open Premiership race for years Manchester City edged over the line to pip a valiant effort from Liverpool, whose adventurous play endeared them to the neutral during the run-in.

Although Luis Suarez was named Player of the Year, it was Yaya Toure’s performances which were pushed City over the line.

When he is on the ball he is so difficult to dispossess and his goals from midfield and Edin Dzeko’s goals since Christmas were the the overriding reason for their title win.

It is nice to see that Adam Lyth will be writing a weekly column in The Scarborough News.

I have known Adam and brother Ashley for a long time and they are both natural cricketers and footballers. Most mortals settle for being good at one sport but they shone in multiple sports.

It was nice to see Yorkshire leap to the top of the table after their innings defeat of Warwickshire on Tuesday and I have a feeling they are in for a fruitful season with a great production line of youngsters coming through.

Exciting times indeed.

It has been rumoured that Andy Murray is considering John McEnroe as his new coach.

Now Mac was one of the most enigmatic players tennis has ever seen and a brilliant player on his day, especially on the grass courts of Wimbledon.

But he has never coached before and with his TV commitments I think it’s unlikely he will be employed in fact ‘you cannot be serious’ springs to mind

Quote of the week.

“More important than the manager at that club is they’ve got to get their recruitment right.

“For the last seven or eight years they’ve sold their best players - Modric, Bale, Berbatov, Carrick - every time they get a good player they sell them.”

Jamie Redknapp

Performance of the week.

Sholing FC, who won the FA Vase this weekend at Wembley with a 1-0 win against West Auckland.

Sholing are the team I went to watch when Southampton were away when I was a kid.