Friday, May 2, 2008

Premier League: Season Highlights

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Team of the Year.

Petr Cech: Still the best in England. Might not have performed as well as last year, but still nonetheless the best. While some may argue that Van der Sar should be the better one because of the fewer goals conceded, think again. That happened because of...

Centre backs
Rio Ferdinand: One word: Solid. His pairing with Vidic is currently the most formidable defensive pair in the league right now.

Nemanja Vidic: [I might've went John Terry actually...] Nic's boy certainly has presence when the opponent's team are engaging the goalmouth... And often he comes out on top with his robust play.

Full backs
Bacary Sagna: Ya I know his hair is ugly. But to his credit, he is the best right back in the league. At his debut season, he has shown solid defending. Add pace, stamina, a decent eye for a cross (and ugly hair) then you'll get Bacary Sagna.

Gael Clichy: It was either Ashley Cole or Clichy for me. I didn't see LeScott play much, so I'm not sure about him. Clichy beats out his mentor for me. Cole hasn't got as much pace as Clichy. Put the infamous mistake Clichy made against Birmingham aside, and he's played a solid season.

Central Midfield
Francesc Fabregas: At just 20 years old. He is the best centre midfielder in the league, albeit a little inconsistent. Assists, dribbling, crosses, long shots, composure, ability to read the game - He has it all.

Steven Gerrard: Captain Marvel has been the driving force behind Liverpool this season. He supplies most, if not all the assists that set up goals for Torres. He would captain the team.

Cristiano Ronaldo: No-brainer, really. Nearly 40 goals for a winger? Phenomenal. And he doesn't only score, he assists too. He'd be the free kick taker in this line up. Defenses will be shaking, knowing they have to keep goalscoring menaces Adebayor and Torres at bay as well.

Joe Cole: [Actually I wanted Aleksandr Hleb here (I've seen him play on the left many times), but listed him under right wing, which Ronaldo occupies without doubt.] One of the more consistent Chelsea players. He bamboozled defenses when he was on form.

Fernando Torres: He silenced critics with 30 goals this season, a debut season mind you. Rafa Benitez was criticized for splashing 21 Million pounds on him. But it seems the debt has more than been paid back.

Emmanuel Adebayor: Nobody thought he would score this much this season. He was neck and neck with Ronaldo until the Birmingham game which started a streak of bad results. He has hit back in the last few games, and has been on the scoresheet in the last 3/4 games if I'm not mistaken, including a second half hat-trick at Derby.

Team on whole...

With Petr Cech consistent at goal, and backed by rock-solid Ferdinand and Vidic, the opposition would have a hard time scoring.

The Arsenal duo of Clichy and Sagna covers well at left and right back respectively, and is known to make offensive runs pretty often which results in inswinging crosses for Ade and El Nino.

At central midfield we have the young maestro Fabregas and the unmistakable figure of Gerrard at the helm. The pair will certainly top the assist charts, while firing a few from afar as well.

The wings... Ronaldo will terrorize opposition defenses as usual. Cole can cross and dribbles well too.

Adebayor would probably be the target man given his height and physical stature. Torres is the clinical finisher.

Player of the Year.
Cristiano Ronaldo. Debates are pointless.

Rising Star.
Fabregas? lol. Him (if he counts) or Walcott. Walcott is the fastest man on the football field. I'd bet RM10 on that. Heh.

Biggest Surprise
Portsmouth. O_o

Football fans, what say you?

p/s: I notice there's alot of red shirts, but whose fault is it that the best teams wear red at home?

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