Does this act as a soothing balm for the angry burn I feel at FIFA not making RvP a finalist for World Player of the Year (Messi, Xavi, and Ronaldo are up for that--they're okay, too, I guess)? A little, sure. If he doesn't make the XI, though, I'll be pissed. Nearly a goal a game in the calendar year for a top team in what is probably the world's most competitive league? Should be a lead pipe lock, right?