Kevin Nolan was crowned as the Championship player of the season a couple of months ago and Kevin plus another three Newcastle players have been included in the Championship team of the season.
Kevin Nolan – player of the Championship this season
The other Newcastle players who made the side are defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Jose Enrique, and striker Andy Carroll.
There will always be arguments about who deserved to be in the side who were not included, but Steve Harper, Peter Lovenkrands and Jonas Gutierrez are three other Newcastle players who must haver been close to making the side.
The only other clubs to supply more than one player in the side are Nottingham Forest and Cardiff.
Here’s the Coca Cola Championship Team of the Year:
Lee Camp (Nottingham Forest),
Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Ashley Williams (Swansea City), Jose Enrique (Newcastle)
Graham Dorrans (West Brom), Kevin Nolan (Newcastle), Charlie Adam (Blackpool), Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City)
Andy Carroll (Newcastle), Michael Chopra (Cardiff City)
It’s interesting that Gateshead-born Andy Carroll would partner Newcastle-born Michael Chopra up front – two local lads to bang in the goals – and they both have hit 19 goals this season.
And come to think of it there are some players in that team that Newcastle could go after this summer.
Not that the clubs would want to sell of course, but Chris Gunter (20, right full back), Ashley Williams (25 – central defender), Grahamn Dorrans (22 – midfielder), Peter Whittingham ( 25, midfielder/winger) and Charlie Adam ( 24, central midfielder) would all improve the Newcastle squad significantly.
And notice they are all younger than 26 – but there’s little chance their clubs would even think of letting these players leave this summer – unless of course they are just crazy – so there’s always hope. 😀
They would be tremendous acquisitions for Newcastle.