Friday, September 22, 2006

Team Of The Season So Far?

Football365 did one and some interesting points. But here's my team:

Goalkeeper - Brad Friedel (Blackburn)

They picked David James because he kept quite a lot of clean sheets so far, but by merit Friedal should be the one here. I know, he conceded quite a far bit of goals, but from what I've seen, those goals are pretty much none of his fault and how can anyone actually forget him for saving two penalties in a match?

Left-back - Gareth Barry (Aston Villa)

Massively under-rated player and the only reason why he's not in the England squad is because he's not playing in a big team. If I'm not wrong he played as a left winger for Villa, but we all know he's capable of playing at the left back position. So far so good for the Villa captain.

Centre-back - Sol Campbell (Portsmouth)

Left Arsenal and left everyone thinking whether he's past it already or not. But so far from what I've seen, he's still very much capable of playing at the top flight. One of the reasons why Portsmouth is struggling to er, concede a goal.

Centre-back - Joleon Lescott (Everton)

He does look a wee bit like those people from Star Trek isn't it. But whatever, he's a pretty good defender and his presence in Everton's defence alongside Joseph Yobo is definitely the reason why Everton have such a good start to their season.

Right-back - Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham)

I know, he's a left back. But can't seemed to think of any of those right backs that actually performed well. Anyway one of the finds of the season so far and I've been pretty impressed by this player. Excellent going forward and a pretty good left foot, he will definitely be in the squad for months to come.

Left Midfield - Ryan Giggs (ManYoo)

Need I say more? When everyone said at of the season that ManYoo have a bunch of 'past-it' midfielders in Scholesey and Giggs, both of them hit back at their critics with some brilliant performances, especially more so for Giggs. At the age of 32, he still showed much hunger for the game and although he doesn't posses the lightning speed anymore, h's still a very smart footballer that makes you think that speed might not be everything.

Central Midfield - Mikael Essien (Chelsea)

A man brought to replace the ageing Claude Makelele, Mourinho seemed to be changing his approach a little from what we've seen him in the past and moulded him into a great box to box midfielder. Cut out all his dirty challenges, he'll come good. Maybe more than good..

Central Midfield - Tim Cahill (Everton)

The rise and fall of Everton depends very much of the form of those Aussie. If he's off form, Everton will most likely go into a slump. But when he's on fire, he's pretty much unstoppable. A very hardworking midfielder, he scores important goals and his goal instinct actually make him a special player.

Right Midfield - Sean Davis (Portsmouth)

Sorry for playing him out of position, essentially he's a central midfielder of course. But anyway let's not care about this, let me give you an interesting fact. Out of the 9 goals Portsmouth scored this season, 4 are his works. It's nice to see an English midfielder doing well since people like Lampard and Gerrard are as we all know, struggling to find form.

Striker - Didier Drogba (Chelsea)

Ah, the person everyone loves to hate, including me, named after him of course. But he has been immense this season, cutting out all his bullsh*t and concentrating on just his game and how much have Chelsea reaped from his 'revival'. The goal he scored against Blackburn is an example. He could've gone down by Ooijer's challenge like a sack of sh*t, but he kept going and scored a well deserved goal. The one against Liverpool? Pure class.

Striker - Andy Johnson (Everton)

To me, the best buy so far this season. Went down with Crystal Palace and everyone just wrote him off saying he's just like the Marcus Stewart of old, one season wonder. Of course, managed to hit back at his critics with some wonderful performance and the style of play which he incoporates is special. The way he just run into channels, from the left right into the middle, dragging everyone along, it's a nightmare for defenders, just ask Hyypia and Carragher, right?

Subs: Tim Howard (Everton), Daniel Agger (Liverpool), Leon Osman (Everton), Cesc Farbregas (Arsenal), Bobby Zamora (West Ham);

What's your take on this team? Surely everyone have different opinions on this. So let me here from you alright. Drogs out.


Hafiz said...

My Team



Drogballs said...

Lol. You dream of a team of Carragher? :p

Hafiz said...

yeah ! ..

Drogballs said...

then we wont score goals

Hafiz said...

yeah but there's already 3 carraghers .. himself + his 2 kids ..8 more carraghers to go

Drogballs said...

Carragher's brother....then Terry's mum....OOOPS!

Hafiz said...

Oh ya lol