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Tony Cascarino selects Newcastle star in team of the season (excluding top 6 club players)

3 years ago

Tony Cascarino has chosen his Premier League team of the season.

However, he as done it with one big difference, excluding those players at top six (Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal) clubs.

An interesting selection for the former striker, who made headlines in 1987 when with Gillingham, condemning Sunderland to third tier football for the first time in their history.

Tony Cascarino had 14 teams to choose his 11 players from and he has selected 3 from Burnley, 2 from Brighton, 2 from Leicester, and one each from Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United.

This is his eleven:

Nick Pope (Burnley)

Matthew Lowton (Burnley)

James Tarkowski (Burnley)

Lewis Dunk (Brighton)

Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield)

Paul Dummett (Newcastle)

Anthony Knockaert (Brighton)

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester)

Lewis Cook (Bournemouth)

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)

Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

I am guessing most Newcastle fans would have pushed the case for Jamaal Lascelles, both for his ability and leadership.

Paul Dummett has done well since coming back from injury but for half a season, whereas Lascelles has done it throughout the campaign.

Whilst others such as Diame and Shelvey have also done well since the turn of the year, I don’t think anybody really would be pushing for this team of the season from seventh and below.

Tony Cascarino explaining his defensive choices, including Paul Dummett:

“As you can imagine, Burnley feature heavily in what is a solid back five.

“Tarkowsi’s performances earned him an England call-up in March.

“Dunk featured in every game for Chris Hughton’s seagulls, keeping ten clean sheets.

“Schindler ensured Huddersfield didn’t ship too many goals either, as newly-promoted sides so often do.

“And Dummett battled his way through injury to play a key role in Newcastle’s campaign.”


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