http://msn.foxsports.com/pgStory?contentId=3149840&pageNumber=6 For those of you who saw this link, I mean come on!!!! Howard ran him out of ManU and now Barthez is up for the Golden Ball Award. Becks? Lampard and Gerard are way better than him. They're not up for that award. Rooney had a good Euro 2004 and now he is being talked anout as one of the best players in the world???? I think this is more of a popularity Contest. Who should win it. Eto'o, Ronaldihno, Andriy Shce., Henry. If none of those win, i will be very pissed!!!!