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The Spoiler’s Premier League Team of the Season (so far)

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Team of the season

As is tradition, The Spoiler shall start with the bad news – only ONE player from our “Predicted Team of the Season” compiled in early August looks set to make the XI once the league is done and dusted.

The good news is that above is a picture of the best eleven players so far this season. Is that good news? Probably not. It’s just news really.

Anyway, feel free to tear it to pieces in the comments section.


14 responses so far
  • jk // December 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    ermm where’s Nani?! most assists in the league… and 5 goals!!

  • CK // December 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I’m disappointed there is no Chris Brunt.

    Easily been West Brom’s best player and has been better than Bale in the Prem I think.

    Bale’s starring performances have all come in Europe.

  • Dazinho // December 6, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Interestingly, the Fantasy Premier League stats suggest that the team should look more like this:

    Hart

    Onuoha
    Vidic
    Ridgewell
    Cole

    Nani
    Cahill
    Nasri
    Malouda

    Carroll
    Tevez

    As CK suggests, Bale doesn’t merit a place in the team on these grounds. Not only are the four above in front of Bale, but Arshavin, Van der Vaart, Etherington and Brunt all merit a place in the team ahead of him.

  • Mr. Chopper // December 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    You’ve missed out Paul Konchesky.

  • V // December 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Elmander over Carroll?

  • Mark // December 6, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Dazinho,
    You can’t just look at some numbers on a paper and base the team on those grounds. Watch a Tottenham game. Watch how much defensive attention goes to stopping Gareth Bale. Notice how much that attention on him opens up the pitch for his teammates.

  • Tunn // December 6, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Parker out, Stuart Holden in.

  • Dazinho // December 7, 2010 at 8:18 am

    @Mark

    Thanks for pointing out that out. My intention was just to suggest an alternative eleven picked for the sake of contrast, using a completely impartial method as opposed to the subjective method that Josh has used.

    If I was using subjective methods I should have found a place in the team for Rafael. The ‘defensive attention’ he applied on stopping Gareth Bale allowed Bale’s teammates to leave huge yawning gaps throughout the rest of the pitch for United to saunter through at will.

  • Rufus // December 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Tim Cahill…..I’m sorry boys, without Mr. Cahill there would be no Everton goals.

    Arshavin….? Really. did you not watch the ManU match? VDV has played exactly two full good games.

  • Richard o connor // December 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    No nani, no Cahill, by your logic why didn’t you include woodgate

  • Man // December 24, 2010 at 5:27 am

    Where’s Berba? Where’s Malouda??

  • fever // December 24, 2010 at 11:21 am

    seriosuly wtf

    —————————Hart———————-
    ——————————————————-
    Onuoha——–Vidic——–Ridgwell—–Baines
    ——————————————————–
    ————————Parker———————–
    —————Cahill————Nasri—————
    -Nani——————————————Bale-
    ————————Tevez———————–

  • ozzi // December 25, 2010 at 8:40 am

    vidic is a must..
    hez been a rock….
    the goals whch united conceded were because of evans..
    and also nani…

  • David // December 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Nani’s been head and shoulders the leagues best player this year

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