English football's alternative end of season awards
An alternative list of awards honouring the worst XI of the season, the best goal, the worst tackle & more
After the recent award ceremonies, including the PFA Player of the Year award which was won by Tottenham's Gareth Bale, here are a few more awards that should have been awarded.
Goalkeeper: Ali Al-Habsi | Wigan Athletic
Right-back: Danny Fox | Southampton
Centre-back: Titus Bramble | Sunderland
Centre-back: Chris Samba | QPR
Left-back: Andre Santos | Arsenal
Right-wing: Scott Sinclair | Manchester City
Centre-midfielder: Joe Cole | West Ham
Centre-midfielder: Jonjo Shelvey | Liverpool
Left-wing: Andrei Arshavin | Arsenal
Striker: Danny Graham | Sunderland
Striker: Emmanuel Adebayor | Tottenham
Best Celebration: Paolo Di Canio's knee-slide
A truly sensational show of passion from the new coach who has helped to revitalise Sunderland. That celebration typified Di Canio.
Watch it here: http://youtu.be/7cNGS5-g-F4
Worst Tackle: Callum McManaman on Massaido Haidara
Without doubt Callum McManaman's abomination of a challenge on poor Massaido Haidara was the worst of the season. The Football Association need to do something about their disciplinary process if he managed to get away without a lengthy ban.
Watch it here: http://youtu.be/Jb1j6rL64bs
Best Game: Arsenal 7-5 Reading (Capital One Cup)
An unbelievable game and especially since it promised so little beforehand. After racing four goals ahead, Reading somehow let that lead slip in the most dramatic of fashions to a half-strength Arsenal side.
Watch it here: http://youtu.be/lSqmrK75Gvk
Best Goal: Sergio Aguero v Liverpool
While no one will argue this goal was more important than the one he scored on the final day of last season, it was of infinitely higher quality. The way he managed to control it while completely off balance was just incredible.
Watch it here: http://youtu.be/2V7vS-Ombls
Worst Goal: Gareth Bale v Wigan Athletic
It is often said that it doesn't matter how they go in, they're all still worth the same but I'm sure Bale will not remember this one as fondly as he does his 19 others this season. A complete fluke of a charge down somehow managing to find the net does not take much skill.
Watch it here: http://youtu.be/RpaQdBbehxU
These are simply my selections and if you disagree, do please give me your alternative winner.
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