Charlie Adam stunned by omission of Rangers star Borna Barisic in SPFL Team of the Season
Charlie Adam was shocked by the omission of Rangers star Borna Barisic from the Scottish Professional Football League Team of the Season.
The announcement was made by the SPFL’s official Twitter account on Monday afternoon, with six Rangers players recognised by journalists and podcasters in Scotland.
Defensive trio Allan McGregor, James Tavernier and Connor Goldson all made the cut, while there were spots for Steven Davis, Ryan Kent and Alfredo Morelos.
🏆 #SPFL Premiership Team of the Season 2020/21
📄 Read more about each selection here 👉 https://t.co/1KP9JIDiOe
— SPFL (@spfl) June 8, 2021
However, Croatian international Barisic failed to make the cut, being edged out by 19-year-old Hibernian left-back Joish Doig.
Daily Record journalist Scott McDermott posted a picture of the team he selected, which was almost identical except for his inclusion of Light Blues midfielder Glen Kamara over Celtic’s David Turnbull.
No Barisic is incredible 🙈🙈
— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) June 8, 2021
Appeasing the masses?
As expected, we absolutely dominated the SPFL Team of the Season, and for good reason.
We swept aside our rivals, crushed Celtic’s 10-in-a-row dream, and became the earliest Scottish top-flight champions in 119 years.
As much as various pundits and fans of different clubs might try, there was no taking away from our achievements this past year.
We had six players named in the SPFL XI, but there’s an argument to suggest that the number should have been eight or nine.
Certainly two players, in particular, can feel aggrieved in Barisic and Kamara. The latter missed out to Turnbull, probably by virtue of the 21-year-old’s goal and assist tally, which stood at 15 combined compared to Kamara’s two, though the Finland international’s game is about more than just goals.
Barisic can also feel hard done by after registering seven assists and a goal in the Premiership compared to Doig’s tally of four and one, respectively.
The argument would be that the team can’t all be Rangers players, but on the evidence of last season, most of our players were streaks ahead of the rest of the division.