Lee Camp Makes PFA Championship Team of the Year Apr 26, 2010 6:04:35 GMT
Post by QPR Report on Apr 26, 2010 6:04:35 GMT
[Edit Camp also won Nottingham Forest Player of the Season and talks about being "Frozen out" at QPR - [/i]http://qprreport.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=13176&page=1
PFA Championship Team of the Year:
Lee Camp (Forest), Chris Gunter (Forest), Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle), Ashley Williams (Swansea), Jose Enrique (Newcastle), Graham Dorrans (West Brom), Peter Whittingham (Cardiff), Kevin Nolan (Newcastle), Charlie Adam (Blackpool), Andy Carroll (Newcastle), Michael Chopra (Cardiff)
Lee Camp (Nottingham Forest)
The former Derby keeper has been the key to Forest’s impressive collection of clean sheets this season – more than 20 – and his form led to him being touted as an outside bet for the England squad. His priority though is to get Forest into the Premier League.
Chris Gunter (Nottingham Forest)
Like keeper Camp, Gunter has also played a big part in Forest’s push for the play-offs on the back of an exceptional defensive record. The former Cardiff and Spurs full back already has 20 international caps to his name as a member of John Toshack’s young Welsh squad.
Fabricio Coloccini (Newcastle)
The Argentine international has been a mainstay of Newcastle’s defence this season as the Magpies, under the expert leadership of Chris Hughton, have secured an immediate return to the Premier League. His class has shone through in the Championship this season.
Ashley Williams (Swansea)
After being overlooked as a youth player by West Brom – and following a spell in non league with Hednesford – Williams has established himself as a Welsh international of some repute, initially with Stockport and later Swansea. He was named Wales Footballer of the Year in 2009.
Jose Enrique Diaz (Newcastle)
After starting his career in Spain with Levante, Enrique had spells with Valencia, Celta Vigo and Villareal before joining Newcastle in the summer of 2007. Enrique scored his first goal for the Magpies in a 2-0 league win over promotion rivals Nottingham Forest on March 29.
Graham Dorrans (West Brom)
The £100,000 Albion paid Livingstone two years ago looks to have been great business by the West Midlands club. A prolific goalscorer from midfield, newly-promoted West Brom gave him a new three and a half year contract to keep the likes of Manchester City at bay.
Peter Whittingham (Cardiff)
A member of Aston Villa’s FA Youth Cup winning side of 2002, Peter learned his trade at Villa Park but has truly come of age with Cardiff and found his niche as a creative midfield player with an eye for goal. His 20+ goal haul has been a huge bonus for the Bluebirds.
Kevin Nolan (Newcastle)
The Newcastle skipper has led from the front this season and, after the disappointment of relegation from the Premier League, has inspired his side from the off. The Magpies have bounced back at the first attempt – thanks in no small part to Kevin’s double-figure goal tally.
Charlie Adam (Blackpool)
Charlie has been an absolute inspiration for the Tangerines this season and manager Ian Holloway, not normally a man who struggles for words, is fast running out of superlatives to describe his skilful, creative, free-scoring midfielder who has become a firm fans’ favourite.
Andy Carroll (Newcastle)
Andy has been challenged to earn the right to become Newcastle’s next official owner of the famous number nine shirt, and he has certainly made a strong claim, using his aerial power and physical presence to out-muscle defenders and help himself to a bundle of goals.
Michael Chopra (Cardiff)
Michael was in danger of becoming labelled something of a loan ranger after a succession of spells on the road at such clubs as Watford, Nottingham Forest, Barnsley and Cardiff where he has now settled and is producing the best, most consistent form of his career.