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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History of Real Madrid

Spanish club Real Madrid has been the best club of Europe for some time now. The team enjoys popularity throughout the length and breadth of the world and has been the leader of the clubs. They have been leading the pack, leaving behind arch rivals Manchester United and Barcelona in the process as well. The club has boasted of David Beckham, Ronaldo, Figo, Kaka and the likes who played. Fondly called as Los Blancos, they have always maintained the Galactico standard, comprising of world-class players being recruited from the top clubs across Europe.

They boast of having one of the richest boards in the entire club circuit. The Madrid side is one of the richest clubs in the world as well, earning revenues from shirt sales and merchandise goods and tickets. The club has always been one of the top clubs to draw the most number of sponsors and is a hot favorite with the sponsorship companies who intend to striker a deal with them.

Unearthing Club History

The history of Real Madrid dates back to the year of 1912 when a group of boys introduced football to Spain. The group of boys used to practice on local fields until 1920, King Alonso of Spain granted the side the title of ‘Real’ which means ‘Royal’ in Spain. Since then, the name was officially bestowed on the club and the team began to be known by the name of Real Madrid in the country and later throughout the world. The club started playing games across the country with different teams and since then, there has been no looking back for them. The team looked to build on to their reputation being the best team of the country and went from strength to strength.

The club suffered a major setback back in 1937 when all the activities of the club was suspended and games were not being played as the country got engaged into a Civil War. The club elected its first president back in the year of 1945 when the Civil war was finally over and the elected president made sure that the club was rebuilt. The club got a proper board and a panel of experts was hired by the president as well.

Rise to Fame

Real Madrid has experienced a meteoric rise in their growth and popularity since they resumed playing following end of the civil war. Apart from success in the domestic field, the club gained a lot of respect from the international circuit as well as they were on their way to becoming one of the biggest clubs in Europe. They have won the European competition for the most number of times till date and no other club has come closer to their achievement till date. The club has won the Champions League for a record number of eleven times so far and is still going strong in the current seasons.

They look set to lift the La Liga trophy this 2016-17 season. The club has also won the La Liga for a record number of times as well. The club still goes on to dominate in both the domestic and international circuit and maintain its stature of being the best club in the world.

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Naturism on Barcelona Beaches

Nudism has been a growing popular phenomenon over the past few years. Many people have turned it into their lifestyle, others see a form of perversion in it and some people make a living out of it. Nowadays, you may find camping areas, swimming pools and even entire villages of nudists! Nevertheless, this nudism fashion seeks its place in our societies.

Germany is one country with a major nudist tradition whereas Spain has only allowed nudism for about 20 years. Before the 80’s, a law inherited from Franco would condemn behaviours that offended “decency, good habits and that would provoke scandals”.

Fortunately, over time nudism has become part of modern culture and has expanded to Spain. Barcelona is the perfect case study: lots of beaches in Barcelona are opened to nudists. You may even walk down the street naked if you feel like it, there’s a law protecting people’s nudity (although it is not so common to see naked people walk around).

Barcelona offers many incredible beaches for nudists, with lots of services available too: Red Cross watch, renting of hammocks, refreshment stall, toilets… you’ll find them near very reachable metro stations such as: Barceloneta, Ciutadella, Bogatell, Poblenou, Llacuna, Selva de Mar and El Maresme and Forum. It’s also the case of Sant Sebastiá’s beach, Nova Icària, Bogatell, Mar Bella, Nova Mar Bella and Llevant.

If you get out of the city, Sitges has a semi urban beach called Balmins that’s very popular among nudists. Another famous beach is Home Mort but it’s somewhat complicated to get there. Garraf offers the Dune Park Beach (in Castelldefels), where the nudist zone is closer to Gava; there’s also the small beach of Morisca.

For those who like the area near Maresme go to Masnou beach, there’s a pedestrian access; or try Musclara in Caldes d’Estac, also easy to reach and with a cleaning service. Other famous nudist beaches are Murtra (Sant Pol de Mar), Forti (Mataró) and Roca Grossa (Calella).

Want to try the nudist side of Barcelona? Come and get closer to Nature on one of these amazing beaches. Rent the best apartments in Barcelona and have a nude trip!

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