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i defonately agree with taylor he has been superb and makes some very important saves and i think alexander of burnley shud replace carsley and quedrue to replace fox. i reckon scotland should replace mcormack
Posted 14:04 17th May 2009
I know Charlton Athletic have had the worst season of my life, but Nicky Bailey and Jonjo Shelvey have both been outstanding this season.
Posted 12:31 17th May 2009
I definitely think Westwood should've been the keeper - he has won us points by himself this season and been linked with a host of Premiership clubs, as has Aaron Gunnarsson. I can only assume Peter didn't want to stick too many players from Cov in there as we finished low down, and so put 3 in from Wolves just because they finished top.
Posted 10:39 17th May 2009
As a Bristol City fan through and through dissapointed that there is no City player in the team - understandable though. Liam Fontaine has been outstanding this season and probably one of our best players. Yet I can't help but notice Kevin Doyle and Chris Armstrong of Reading have been left out - Although Doyle had a dogdy second half to the season, I think his first half compensates hugely! Good luck City!!
Posted 17:31 16th May 2009
Sorry but I don't get why people are complaining about Ross McCormack in the squad. Please remember that he played half the season on the right wing! with Chopra and Bothroyd upfront. He has played a far more cruical part than just scoring goals.
Posted 15:20 16th May 2009
I can't believe Chris Eagles AND Tommy Smith have both been left out of the side... At least one of them should have made it. I can't believe people are complaining about the selection of Maik Taylor - that's a complete given. You just need to see facts, he's only conceded 36 (I think) goals all season, with a terribly suspect defence (Centre-backs mainly) in front of him. He's been a hero, between him and Phillips, they've got us promoted at the end of a fairly poor season, by all accounts. I am quite surprised at the selection of Fox at left-back, I've seen Coventry a lot this season and they've been very poor, consistently (including the wins over Blues, despite the results). Bias probably inspires me to claim Franck Queudrue should be in his place, but I'd rather anyone in there than Fox, how about Swansea's Angel Rangel - he's looked like a Premiership player every time I've watched him this season.
Posted 13:34 16th May 2009
I would go for Blackpool's player of the year Rachubka in goal. StLedger and Shaun Barker at central defence and Charlie Adam in midfield
Posted 12:54 16th May 2009
Roger Johnson? Surely!!
Posted 12:38 16th May 2009
as a burnley fan i say owen coyle has been manager of the season over all of the divisions.. he got burnley 2 mins away from the carsling cup final.. hes got us to the play-off final with the least amont of players used.. also id say alexander was a rock in the front of the burnley defence this year and has not missed a game all season!
Posted 11:18 16th May 2009
wheres robbie earnshaw, wes morgan or chris cohen theyve had great seasons
Posted 09:02 16th May 2009
I agrre with the Doncatser fan, Julian Speroni should be the keeper, Palace would have probably been fighting to stay up if he wasn't in goal
Posted 07:53 16th May 2009
For me Brian Jensen has been unbelievable this season, haven't seen enough of other keepers to say whether he warrants a place in team of the season but he's been one of the reasons we are in the play-off final, and indeed had the good cup runs. Robbie Blake is the best player in the division on his day and is more than worthy of this team, but I would have gone with Graham Alexander over Wade Elliott. There's obvious bias with me being a Burnley fan but there's probably five Clarets who I'd say have a shout at being in this team... Jensen, Alexander, Blake, Elliott and Paterson. All quality players worthy of the Premiership. Anyway, from what I've seen this season the best players that have been at Turf Moor are the winger Routledge, Stephen Hunt, Jason Scotland and Marcus Tudgay has been a thorn in our side on both occasions we have faced him. Team of the season is irrelevant anyway it's about playing the game as a team and not individuals which I think Burnley have done this season. Congratulations to those who have achieved success and good luck to the rest for next season! Up the Clarets, Wembley here we come!
Posted 01:14 16th May 2009
Cant believe people havin a go about taylor. He has the three worst defenders in the league in front of him and has the best record. Even if his kickin is terrible!! I would have fahey in there but carsley although good was not fantastic and had a real bad spell from feb onwards. Also why does anyone care what beagrie has to say he is the worst pundit ever he talks rubbish, and jumps on bandwagons! Prem here we come!!!
Posted 00:44 16th May 2009
Re the comment from the Birmingham fan Keith Thomson on Burnley leaking 60 goals, this only backs up the attack minded play of BURNLEY. For Birmingham to get promoted and only score 3 more goals than relagated Norwich must make for very un-entertaining football at St Andrews and unlikely to keep them in the premiership for long. On this basis, I can only assume that the back end of the team had a very busy season, and Maik Talyor is deserving of the accolade! Come on clarets, you deserve it and want it most!
Posted 00:33 16th May 2009
I agree with most of the squad except for 1 I actually think that Marcus Haheneman should be number 1 and Mick McCarthy should be manager, also maybe Jody Craddock instead of Matt Kilgallon, maybe not Craddock but, anyone but Kilgallon I think he is absolutely awful.
Posted 19:30 15th May 2009
What about Lee Grant? I believe there is no better english keeper at the minute. He has been outstanding for us this season
Posted 18:12 15th May 2009
don't know why people are moaning about the keeper for every blues fan knows maik taylor is the best in the league some of the saves he does are brilliant so maybe if you watched him play you might see what were trying to say about him being the best
Posted 17:20 15th May 2009
I agree with the majority of the picks but as a felllow watford supporter has already stated Tommy smith has had a great season and should of made the team of the season.....
Posted 15:35 15th May 2009
cant belive no jason scotland or roger johnson both been outstandind for swansea and cardiff.............................
Posted 15:09 15th May 2009
fairly good picks but were is franck quedrue and keith fahey , fahey was outstanding this season considering he came from the irish leagues to england and basicaly threw in at the deep end and produced extreamly well , and quedrue speaks for himself brilliant all season long.
Posted 15:02 15th May 2009