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People Are Not Happy About Brian Howard Winning All-Star At Centre Back

People Are Not Happy About Brian Howard Winning All-Star At Centre Back

The 2019 PwC Football All-Star Team has been revealed this evening, with Dublin dominating the XV. Seven players from the All-Ireland champions made the team, but one in particular has caught the attention of viewers.

Brian Howard had a stellar year for Jim Gavin's side, acting as one of the key players in an incredibly talented team. Usually lining out at wing forward, Howard would often switch positions in game and covered various areas of the pitch.

That being said, he never really lined out at centre back. That's what was so surprising about his place in the All-Star team.

Howard was given the number six position in the team, sharing the halfback line with Jack McCaffrey and Paddy Durcan. We have seen similar things in years gone by, with players being accommodated with selections in positions they never played in.

You certainly couldn't argue that Howard doesn't deserve an All-Star, but to put him in the halfback line seems a very strange call.

Unsurprisingly, people were not happy.

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Howard had a fantastic 2019 but putting him in at centre back does ring a bit hollow. There is no doubt he should be in the team, but in his correct position.

If we continue down the route of picking players in this manner, some have argued that positions in the team should be abolished altogether, with the All-Stars simply rewarding the best 15 players in the country.

SEE ALSO: In Pictures: The Red Carpet Arrivals At The PwC All-Stars Awards

Gary Connaughton

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