Who Will Be in the Championship Team of the Season 2014-15?

The PFA Player of the Year Awards are almost upon us. In a season that has seen the always competitive Championship at its most unpredictable, predicting its Team of the Season is far from straightforward; neverheless, having assessed the contenders, I shall attempt to pick out and justify a worthy eleven.

Goalkeeper: Artur Boruc (Bournemouth)

The 'holy goalie' will be praying his excellent form continues, as the Cherries close in on a first ever promotion to the top flight. The former Celtic custodian has had a very consistent season, marginally edging out the miserly Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) and Middlesbrough's impressive collection of solid stoppers.

Right back: Simon Francis (Bournemouth)

We stay on the South Coast for our right-back, with Simon Francis an integral part of Bournemouth's play – both defensively and offensively. His link-up with winger Matt Ritchie has caused no end of trouble for opposing teams all season long. Losing out to Francis for the position is Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) who, similarly, offers as much going forward as in defense.

Center backs: Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) and Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth)

Two Toms at the back, with Lees' defensive ability appreciated by Wednesdayites certainly ready to overlook his Leeds past. The much-improved Elphick pips club team and captain Steve Cook , while there's an honoring mention for Ben Gibson , youngest member of Middlesbrough's stingy backline.

Left back: George Friend (Middlesbrough)

Mirroring Francis on the right, Friend's forward forays have been a crucible element in Middlesbrough's play this year. At the same time, his defensive work has just been as one would expect from the meanest defense in the league. Friend pinches the slot just ahead of Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels .

Right midfield / wing: Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth)

Our fourth Cherry is the linking livewire Ritchie, who tops the table for goal assists this season and has hit double figures for his own goal tally to boot. His partnership with Francis has been a feature of Bournemouth's best work all season. Team-mate Marc Pugh is the player to miss out in favor of the recent Scottish cap.

Center midfield: Will Hughes (Derby) and Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough)

The almost impossible task of selecting only two players from a plethora of worthy contenders sees Derby's precocious talent Hughes link up with the ever-dependable Leadbitter from Boro. Hughes, who is presumed in possession and eye for a pass belie his tender years, will certainly not remain a Championship player for long, irresistible of his team's ultimate destiny this season. He grabs the creative central position ahead of the creative Alan Judge , who has enjoyed an excellent season at Brentford. The grafting and effective Leadbitter has kept Boro ticking, and provides the perfect complement to Hughes, marginally edging out Harry Arter (Bournemouth) and Norwich's long-shot specialist Bradley Johnson . An honoring statement is reserved for the much-improved Toumani Diagouraga , Judge's defensive midfield team-mate for the Bees.

Left mid-field / wing / attack: Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough)

Almost the go-to man for Middlesbrough this season in attack, Bamford's goals have been frequent and priceless, with the occasionally sensational strike thrown in. Middlesbrough will be hoping to keep hold of the Chelsea loanee, but will probably need to be playing Premier League football next season in order to do so.

Strikers: Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) and Troy Deeney (Watford)

Fifth of a quintet of Cherries, Wilson has proved a more than adequate replacement for last season's top scorer, Lewis Grabban. Since his searing pace and intelligent link-up play, his hatful of goals still falls some way short of league top scorer Daryl Murphy , Ipswich's target man, who may consider himself somewhat unfortunate to miss out on a place in the eleven. The same could be said of the Derby talisman Chris Martin , for whatever injury at a critical time limited his impact on the goalscoring charts, as well as his team's fortunes. Neverheless, the final place in the team is awarded to the slightly more prolific of Watford's unstoppable front line: Troy Deeney. Fast becoming a complete center-forward, Deeney's sharpness, aerial strength and finishing ability see him sneak in ahead of Murphy, Martin, and his almost equally prolific Hornet team-mate, Odion Ighalo .

To recap, then, my team is:

Borb (Bournemouth), Lees (Sheffield Wednesday), Elphick (Bournemouth), Friend (Middlesbrough), Ritchie (Bournemouth), Hughes (Derby County), Leadbitter (Middlesbrough), Bamford (Middlesbrough) ), Deeney (Watford)

Look out for the awards ceremony on 24 April to see how many of my picks made the XI!

How about you? Who would you choose? Leave a comment below!

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The Best Thermal Baths on The Costa Brava

The Costa Brava which means ”Wild Coast” or “Rough Coast” is a coastal region of Catalonia in north-eastern Spain. Costa Brava stretches from the town of Blanes (which is 60 km northeast of Barcelona) to the French border. There are three counties in Costa Brava- Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà and Selva. All of them are a part of the province of Girona.

To reach Costa Brava, you need to take a flight to the Girona airport. Alternatively you may reach the Barcelona airport in Spain which is 92 KMs away from Costa Brava, and then travel by road. Pinar Del Mar, Planamar, Park Hotel San Jorge & Spa, Hostal Alba and many other comfortable hotels are available on this land to pamper you. After checking in to your designated hotel, you may think about taking a thermal bath to relax your tired muscles.

Before choosing the best thermal bath center for you, let’s have a look at the available options:-

From the times when the Roman Empire ruled this region, the people of the Costa Brava have been exploring the region’s many medicinal mineral waters and hot baths. It is believed that this water possess relaxing and healing qualities. In the modern times, these thermal baths of the area offer the visitors some of the best facilities. The therapeutic effects of taking a bath in these thermal baths are manifold.

1) Balneari Termes Orion- Hotel Balneari Termes Orion offers maximum relaxation through the thermal bath in their facility. They have recently refurbished their luxurious spa to ensure that their clients receive the maximum benefits of these treatments.

At 45 degrees Celsius, the water which emerges from the spring is ideal for treatments of aches and pains. There are several kinds if treatments offered in this luxurious natural spring. This bath is surrounded by natural mountains, woodlands and meadows to ensure that the patient receives the maximum benefit from the treatment.

2) Balneari Vichy Catalan- This spa contains the purest Vichy Catalan water. The trained masseurs and therapists here provide the customers with a lot of services like chiromassage, inhalations, massage shower, foot-reflexology, paraffin baths, parafango, steam bath and sauna bath. There is a swimming pool which contains the same medicinal water which can be used by the customers for their treatments.

Balneari Vichy Catalan Spa will allow you to completely unwind and become ache and pain-free before you leave the place.

3) Peralada Spa- This place uses a unique methodology of treatment. They use the wine extracts to help improve their customer’s health and wellbeing. The free radicals present in the wine extracts help in the production of collagen fibres and elastin and it in turn helps in the formation of red blood cells in the blood. The blood circulation is improved, and the body’s immunity increases manifolds.

This luxury spa is located on the bank of a lake in Peralada, Girona. The crystal clear water of the lake is natural and possesses therapeutic properties. There is a steam room to relax your tired muscles and a Jacuzzi to bring you back to life. There are other treatments like heated marble treatment and a barrel shower. A sauna bath will help you to remove the toxins from your body and a thermal circuit around its swimming pools can be used for different kinds of treatments. There is an exclusive “Gran Claustro” meant for the most prestigious clients of the spa.

Apart from Costa Brava, the nearby town of La Garriga also has many natural springs and spas for therapeutic purposes. So go ahead and explore. You will definitely have a very relaxing vacation.

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Family Camping Mobile Home Holidays Campsite Near Barcelona Spain The Best Place To Take The Family

Paramount Places Present self catering holidays in mobile homes on a 4 star holiday park campsite near Barcelona Spain it is one of the most beautiful Spanish campsites in Spain

Family camping holidays in Spain has become very popular with mobile home rental made so easy this will be one of the best holiday places Spain

So why not treat the family to one of our Mobile home holidays Spain, camping holiday in the most beautiful Spanish campsite near Barcelona for your holidays Spain

Paramount Places offers family holidays in first class self catering mobile homes sleeping up to 6 people at very attractive prices on campsite which boasts two full size outdoor swimming pools, also one heated indoor pool with a gym,sauna,etc, all for you to enjoy your camping holidays Spain

The campsite also has a first class hacienda style restaurant with a well stocked supermarket.

During high season nightly entertainment for young or old is of a very high standard, a good night will be had by all. Guaranteed

A bus service from the campsite entrance operates every 15 or 20 mins which takes you into the bustling Spanish town of Vilanova i a Gelru with its many high street shops, piazza’s, restaurants, bars etc. Next to the towns marina is the most magnificent safe sandy beach in Spain all within 1.5 km away from the Spanish campsite near Barcelona which has a huge range of facilities and services

the campsite is located on the Costa Dorada, with good weather all year round.

Being close to Barcelona ,Tarragona ,Salou, Universal Studios Port Aventura etc

makes Vilanova-i-la-Geltrú the perfect base for campsite camping holidays near Barcelona

The camping holiday park near Barcelona and campsite Spain is situated on the outskirts of the town in a natural park, with a wide range of animals and vegetation, including a mini-zoo

Within the campsite, set in a wonderful modernist Catalan farm (1908), with a big terrace and a view over the swimming pools and the sea, you can find a Bar-Cafe and Restaurant, shops and many other services

Right next door to the holiday campsite near Barcelona, there is also an excellent golf course and club, open to campsite holiday guests.

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