My PFA awards of the year!

One of 3 NUFC players in my team.
The season is nearing its end, and the PFA have announced their awards so I thought that I’d do my own awards and be as non-bias as possible, which is hard seen as Newcastle have had such a good season, but anyway, here goes!

My Premier League Team of the year

As seen as I don’t completely agree with the PFA team of the year I’ve decided I’d do my own, just saying before you lot switch off, Scott Parker will not be included, I’m not a journalist from London.

Tim Krul – 14 clean sheets, in a team defying all predictions, brilliant season for the Dutchman.
Micah Richards – The powerful right back has had a great year for one of the best teams in England.
Fabricio Coloccini – Captain fantastic for Newcastle, and has rightly been given plaudits in one of the best defences in the country.
Vincent Kompany – Strong, commanding and can play the ball from the back, excellent season.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto – Has been a main stay in the Tottenham team, and has had a solid year.
Clint Dempsey – 16 goals and 7 assists in a Fulham team who haven’t really pulled up trees this season.
Yohan Cabaye – A revelation since his move from Lille, the engine room of the Newcastle midfield.
David Silva – 15 assists for City this season in a year once he’s really shone and proved himself one of the greatest players in the world.
Antonio Valencia – 4 goals and 15 assists in just over half of a season, he’s really changed their season.
Wayne Rooney – Carried Man Utd in spells, another 20 plus season in front of goal for him.
Robin Van Persie – 27 goals, say no more.

Joe Hart, Laurent Koscielny, Alex Song, Demba Ba and Sergio Aguero narrowly missed out.

Alternative Premier League team of the year – [Team of the year not including the top 6]

This offers something a bit different, it gets boring seeing the same players up there time and time again so I thought it’d be interesting to pick a team from the players outside of the top six, Clint Dempsey would have made the cut for this team if he hadn’t have made my original 11.

Michel Vorm – Great signing for Swansea, 12 clean sheets this season, he’s been top drawer.
Tony Hibbert – Unsung as usual, performed well for Everton, but a lack of other RB’s helped his cause.
Ashley Williams – Moved seamlessly from Championship to Premier League and has been a rock in Swansea’s defence.
Martin Skrtel – Skrtel has been a stand out in a very poor Liverpool team this year.
Leighton Baines – Another good season for the Everton full back starting to get recognition for his strong displays.
Junior Hoilett – Hoilett has been a threat in a very poor Blackburn side, tricky and scores goals, clubs will be in for him this summer for free.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – Only had half a season in the Premier League, but his 7 goals and 4 assists in that time have earnt him a spot in this team.
Stephane Sessengon – Sometimes played upfront on his own, but better in midfield, Sessengon has had a good season for the unwashed and will most likely move on this summer.
Anthony Pilkington – Pilkington has had a good year for Norwich scoring 8 goals and shocking most pundits.
Yakubu – He’s been fed, and scored 16 times.
Danny Graham – Graham was someone I’d have liked to have at NUFC and he’s scored 10 times and led the Swansea front line well.

Shay Given, James McClean, Scott Sinclair and Grant Holt narrowly missed out.

Most overrated team of the year

This team is just a bit of something different, a bit of a rant really at the players who I don’t really like or I feel get way to much credit for just being average really, this one is probably controversial, but oh well, everyone has their opinions.

Pepe Reina – Couldn’t catch a cold, hot headed, he’s like a statue in that Liverpool goal.
Glen Johnson – He’s one of the worst right full backs in England, but he still plays for the national side, odd.
Gary Cahill – A half season for a shocking Bolton side, being dirty, and he gets his move to Chelsea, where he’s not been great either.
Phil Jones – “The next England captain” not a poor player, just had far too much media attention for his average ability.
Maynor Figueroa – Left back was a struggle, but Figueroa has always been a brilliant player since his goal from his own half…
Stewart Downing – He cost 20 million, 0 goals, 2 assists. HAHA.
Leon Britton – He can pass five yards backwards or side wards and now he’s being compared to Xavi, boring, not my cup of tea.
Scott Parker – Media darling, best player in the world, Scott “man of the match/8 out of 10” Parker, average, just average.
Gareth Bale – He scored at the San Siro you know?
Luis Suarez – So much credit, so much praise, so many chances, so many games, 8 goals.
Daniel Sturridge – WHY DON’T YOU PASS?! Great start to the season, done nothing since, really poor year in my opinion for someone who looked so talented.

Petr Cech, Rio Ferdinand, Jordan Henderson and Danny Welbeck just missed out.

That’s my look at the season in 3 teams, who would you pick for your 3 teams, would it be much different?

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