Some controversial choices make Peter Beagrie's Championship XI for the 2008/09 season.Back to story
How can you leave out PFA Fans' Player of the Year for the Championship, Marcus Tudgay?
Posted 14:27 15th May 2009
i no charlton had a dismall season but nicky Bailey and Jonjo Shevy have been outstanding shud be in the mix
Posted 14:02 15th May 2009
Sheff uts fan - Maik Taylor has been ok because of the strong defence infront of him???? WHAT! Liam Ridgewell, Martin Taylor and Radhi Jaidi - all terrible defenders. The bloke has been a great performer. With the players Blues have had - we should have stormed this league. But we have been poor and still got promoted. That shows the gap forming between the top two flights/ The standard in the champiopnship is shocking. Blues Wolves and Albion all sit in the yo yo area. Too good for championship, not good enough for Prem. Where are Commons and Chris Eagles in this side by the way??
Posted 13:40 15th May 2009
I have to agree with most of the comments on here. The only positions i would question are Carsley, Taylor and McCormick. Don't get me wrong, these are good players but i would go with Brian Jensen in goal. In many games this season he has saved us goals, when the defence has been off the pace. Just ask Reading fans after both our 1-0 home games. They should have beat us 3 or 4-1! In Carsleys place i would have gone for Karl Hawley. Superb midfielder, and very much a premiership player. Up front i would have gone with either Kevin Doyle (when not injured) or Agyemang. As much as i hate to say it, St. Ledger defo the centre back.
Posted 12:14 15th May 2009
LEE GRANT, LEE GRANT, LEE GRANT. England haven't been scouting him for no reason!!
Posted 11:19 15th May 2009
Cracking team, however missing a few certs. Jason Scotland and Jordi Gomez. Others such as Leon Britton, Angel Rangel, Darren Pratley......... Disagree with Mccormack and Robbie Blake. Otherwise a cracking team!
Posted 09:57 15th May 2009
I have to agree with many of the selections of the team, and in particular, the inclusions from Burnley. However, in my opinion, the other central midfield spot would have gone to Graham Alexander - at 37 years of age, and to play in almost every minute of every game goes to show what a true professional he is. His performances this season have been amazing - you really would think that he is club captain, due to his leadership, commitment and organisation on the pitch.
Posted 09:49 15th May 2009
not bad choices but what about kevin phillips
Posted 09:40 15th May 2009
i think the the dream team picks are about right i think the only other keeper to challenge taylor for the goalkeeper of the season is brian jenson and i would have gone for martin patterson of burnley instead of mcCormack i think the rest is spot on
Posted 03:31 15th May 2009
this as been a good season in the division(better the prem..maybe) but players from 99% of the clubs have been 100% for their clubs in what ever position in the league. it s been great to watch. more so for my club burnley did not think this season could get better. alexander as been the best player this division and the country. a big big part in burnleys rise. blake outstanding. elliott is one player you ve picked and your well right, he does nt have the skill of eagles but comes up with better product when he s got the ball.
Posted 23:13 14th May 2009
Hi Peter. I agree with most of your team, although two positions you have got completely wrong. Kyle Naughton has been more consistent and produced more quality than Kevin Foley (not that he see him play every week). Also, Maik Taylor has only been OK because of the strong defence in front of him. Kenny or Lonergan should be up there. Up the Blades.
Posted 22:51 14th May 2009
Maik Taylor is the biggest reason for Birmingham securing automatic promotion and yet he has raised the most eyebrows here. He's had one dodgy season in 6 years for Birmingham and he has produced the goods this season - even if he getting on in years. When Ray Clemence was England goalkeeping coach, he said Taylor would have been picked for the squad if he hadn't played for N.Ireland! But apparently, Joe Bloggs from here, there and everywhere know better and say he's rubbish, never mind this season. Well played Maik and good choice, Peter.
Posted 21:29 14th May 2009
Decent selections.. judging on the games I've seen.. which mainly involve Wolves, I would say the most notable absentee is Jordi Gomez. Ledley was fantastic at molineux, but I was so impressed by Gomez I may get on the phone and tell Mick to put in an offer! good luck to Burnley in the Play Offs.. be good to see you have a shot in the Prem!
Posted 20:44 14th May 2009
To start westwood in goal, hes been awsome this season, danny fox has been good, but can also be very inconsistent and has his bad days, he wants to do everything and shine but all that aside, hes got bags of potential and will be a premiership player in the near future. Another thing Aron Gunnarson? whats going on the kids beeen fantastic this season just a shame no one considers him cus of the fact hes at a lower table team, PUSB!,(next years ares)!;)
Posted 20:38 14th May 2009
Jamal Campbell-Ryce ring any bells Beagrie? and Maik Taylor?!?! Keiran Westwood at Coventry should be your keeper mate or big Heinz at Barnsley. Also i agree with the guy saying that Roger Johnson at Cardiff City should be in there.
Posted 20:08 14th May 2009
Where's Sammy Clingan Hes The Best Free Agent in The Championship Dis Season Lee Carsley Is Old..
Posted 19:32 14th May 2009
I think there is always going to be players that miss out. Afterall, You can't have McCormack, Ebanks-Blake and Jason Scotland - all who deserve to be in there. Also agree that Ledley should be in there, he's been in outstanding form for the Bluebirds this season. I think someone like Nathan Dyer (Swansea) has had a great season (yes, that pains me to say it) and might deserve to be in there. Personally - the likes of Lee Carsely is a stramnge one for me. Yes he's done a decent job in there but there have been SOOOO many other central midfielders that have done a better job....Ledley, McKenna (Preston), Pratley (Swansea), Jon-Jo Shelvey (Charlton), Zhengh-ZI (Charlton)!! Roger Johnson has been immense this season at the back for Cardiff and both him and Gabor Gypes could easily have been in the team of the year. It seems that the choices here are more focused towards the teams that have gone up or have a chance of going up rather than the players that have actually been playing really well all season???
Posted 18:12 14th May 2009
Great to see McCormack in the dream team! Fantastic first season for him, made me a happy bluebird despite the 7th finish and I will be forever a McCormack fan, aslong as he doesn't go to Swansea!! Sorry James Watts, but, DJ Campbell, better than Ross McCormack? i don't think so buddy! Strange not to see a Reading player in the dream team, despite their 4th place finish. The Hunt brothers and Shane Long have been brilliant this season, and this is coming from a Cardiff fan! I think Roger Johnson deserved a spot in the Dream Team, not being biased at all but Roger has had a far greater season than St. Ledger!! Roger Johnson for the England squad?! haha you never know in football! I also think that Chris Cohen deserves a mention, I rate him very highly and wouldn't mind him in next seasons Cardiff team!
Posted 17:40 14th May 2009
kieren westwood of cov is by far the best keeper in the league, and would fit into most premiership clubs outside the top four!!!! no gunnarsson is a joke...the kids been world class!!!!
Posted 17:38 14th May 2009
Utter tosh! No Roger Johnson - the best centre back in championhip. No Tommy Smith, No Gomez. And Maik Taylor!!!!! Need i say anymore!!!
Posted 17:36 14th May 2009