Some Good Players In Championship Team Of The Season

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.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 26, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Can’t really argue with that team, maybe without Chopra….maybe would have gone for Maynard or someone else.

    Lee Camp is a fantastic goalkeeper in my opinion. Nothing theatrical just probably the most reliable pair of hands in the league.

  • boater

    Apr 26, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Seen some people moaning about jonas and loven absent,, but they could hardly just produce an all toon side so fair dos.

    Whittingham, Adams, Dorrans would all be players I’d like to see come in this summer.

    My one quibble is no ambrose in that 11. He was the class act for palace this season and was up at the top of the goal scorer list from midfield. another player I’d be more than happy to see come in to give us goal threat and options in midfield.

  • The Entertainers

    Apr 26, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Completely agree with some of the quality in the CCC.

    Would take :

  • Howay The Lads

    Apr 26, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Peter Whittingham is on a free at the end of the season, I think.

    I don’t see why people are arguing that Gutierrez and Loverman aren’t in there. Whittingham and Adam have been incredible this season – just look at their stats to see how good. And Lovenkrands only really hit form in December, and although he really did hit form, half a season of brilliance shouldn’t be classed as better than a full season of greatness, IMO.
    I think that’s the same reason why Ambrose isn’t in there; because he has tailed of since January.

  • Geordie_Pants

    Apr 26, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #5

    Is charlie adams really as good as everyone claims?

  • Tom Mo.

    Apr 26, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #6


  • Howay The Lads

    Apr 26, 2010 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s quite good, he reminds me of Robert for some reason

  • TheShadow

    Apr 26, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Vladimir Bystrov: he has blistering pace like theo walcott and he beats everyone. he is regarded as one of the fastest players in europe he is only 26:) lets go get him lads

  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 26, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Is anyone concerned for saturday?

    Chris Hughton has made it clear he wants 100 points and will probably now feild his strongest team and as this is the last game of the season all the youngsters will miss out unless Chris takes a gamble and starts a mixture of young and experienced players EG





    With Innman, Tavernier and Donaldson all coming on

  • TheShadow

    Apr 26, 2010 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #10

    ricardo quaresma

  • Howay The Lads

    Apr 26, 2010 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #11

    Ranger’s injured, but I was hoping he’d play something along the lines of that, Turkish Magpie

  • zico martin

    Apr 26, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #12

    try telling andy carrol he won’t get the chance to score 20 in a season .

  • Cooper

    Apr 26, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Since when was NUFC blog back up ?!

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 26, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #14

    Jonas is in Argentina, Ranger is injured and Vuckic has no chance of being involved on Sat because CH will stick to the same old:


    Butt will definitely start and probably play the full game as a send off by CH

  • Edd Case

    Apr 26, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Since about 3 months ago Cooper…..!!!

    Now, should Mr Andrew Carroll be given our Number Nine shirt next season then?

    Someone’s gotta have it – personally, I think he’s earned it and giving it to him may be the key to him being a real power house in the Prem next season.

  • marlonisourking

    Apr 26, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #16

    I think he deserves a shot Ed. There’s not much bigger confidence boost than the club showing they have faith in him. Way I see it we don’t have anything to lose by giving him it, and like you say it has to go to someone. Much better to go to a local hero than a new lad coming in. No one wants to see it go to Leon Best then?! 😀

    I’d like to see us give some of the youngsters a run-out on the weekend. I’d love to see some of our up-and-coming stars step up =]

    Start for Barton too if his fitness is there- he’s impressed me with recent appearances. Problem is who to drop of course!

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 26, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #17

    EDD CASE- 100% yes matehe does.

    does this sound mad but…. i want us to build slowly at making a good young side, not just have millions upon millions spent on players no more, i hope we do spend no more than 25 millions ext season and bring in about 6 qaulity youngerns

  • Irish Toon

    Apr 26, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #18

    maybe but it could have a negative affect on the lad, doesn’t he need to be kept away from the limelight, for a bit anyway to calm him down?

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 26, 2010 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #19

    If any of the young lads from the team dont make it up to the Premier league next year thats where we we should look. I’m picking Leiscter to go up so Charlie Adam from Blackpool could be the competition we are looking for for Jonas

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 26, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #20
  • baro

    Apr 27, 2010 at 4:19 AM

    Comment #21

    Hey m8s

    When are the freekin kits coming out??
    Dieing to see them 🙁


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