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    Overrated players

    Harry Winks
    Lukas Podolski
    Freddy Eastwood
    Nani
    Dean Richards (I assume it's ok to say this now, he's been deid for over eight years)
    Memphis Depay
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (never first choice, good reason why)
    Christophe Dugarry
    Edinson Cavani
    Gonzalo Higuain
    George Weah (goalscoring record is actually deeply unimpressive for a supposed superstar...and his most famous goal isn't very good)
    Jerome Boateng
    Nicolas Otamendi
    Jack Grealish

    Promise not to turn this into a list of "players I don't like"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post

    Promise not to turn this into a list of "players I don't like"
    Thats all it will be though. Whenever an overrated thread is started it essentially becomes "I think they are shit" rather than overrated in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    Thats all it will be though. Whenever an overrated thread is started is essentially "I think they are shit" rather than overrated in the end.
    Why don't you talk me through the career of Iker Casillas...
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    Scott Parker
    Wayne Hennessey
    Glen Johnson
    Eric Dier
    Jordan Pickford

    Probably loads more that I’ve watched but can’t think off

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    Simon Osborn. Wolverhampton hide and seek Champion 1995-2001

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    Simon Osborn. Wolverhampton hide and seek Champion 1995-2001
    Don't think he was particularly rated (except by Trips)!

    He was the target of most criticism in the stands until Lee "Bloody Hell Naylor" Naylor turned up, and even that took a while to materialise.

    Scandalous really when we were frequently playing Corica AND Ferguson alongside him. That's like asking me to collaborate on a book with Jamie Essex and Greg Halford.
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    We did have a collection of charlatans during that mid to late 90’s era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    Why don't you talk me through the career of Iker Casillas...
    I like him....but he was overrated...

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    Where do we stand on Matt le Tissier?

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    I can think of a left back to stick in here!

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    Probably wouldn't work in the modern game. Sublime footballer, can't ever blame him for sticking to what he enjoyed. Happiness is more important than money. Much like Bully, was probably on miles more than anyone else at the club so who cares. Unlike Bully, probably needed a team set up around him.

    I always felt Merson was a better footballer if we're talking about largely ignored (by England) attacking midfielders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weasel View Post
    Where do we stand on Matt le Tissier?
    Some of his goals were outrageous. Not overated in my opinion..

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    Kevin Nolan can get in this category. Fat deluxe Dave Edwards. A total prick on the pitch as well.
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    And his mate Andy Carroll too while I'm at it.

    His PL record, season by season:

    4 (0)
    4 (0)
    14 (3)
    26 (13)
    35 (4)
    26 (7)
    15 (2)
    14 (5)
    27 (9)
    18 (7)
    16 (3)
    12 (0)

    Literally one good season, ever.
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    David Luiz has to be added to this list also.
    I’d say Xakha but even Arsenal fans know he’s shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weasel View Post
    Where do we stand on Matt le Tissier?
    Fantastic goals, but fat, lazy, self centred....but everybody knew that so not overrated
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    Marcus Rashford
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    Harry Maguire
    Jesse Lingard
    Declan Rice (in his current position)

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    Yeri Mena, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Delle Alli

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd1981 View Post
    Yeri Mena, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Delle Alli
    Not sure I agree with Gylfi Sigurdsson being overrated. He scores at just under 1 in 4 over his career

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    But the 1/4 is the only games he turns up in regularly goes missing in games.

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    Sigurdsson is a weird player. He contributes absolutely fuck all outside the final third. Never tackles, never chases back. Doesn't even link with strikers well. But he does get results.

    David Platt was always overrated. Such an average footballer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffer Grouse View Post
    I can think of a left back to stick in here!
    My lads school team is playing the one he manages in a few weeks. I'll send your love

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    Just me but I always thought Frank Lampard was overrated, would just Ponce about then shoot and take penalties. Similar I suppose to Sigurdsson

    (I know this is a mental view btw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyWolves View Post
    Just me but I always thought Frank Lampard was overrated, would just Ponce about then shoot and take penalties. Similar I suppose to Sigurdsson

    (I know this is a mental view btw)
    Yeh, this is mental. For a midfielder to score so frequently is not a fluke. He had a wonderful footballing brain , as shown by how good he was as he retreated deeper as his career wore down.

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    Lamps was amazing and more than anyone I've ever seen wrung the absolute most out of his ability.

    Brilliant player. Got proper schooled in the 2002 FA Cup final. That never happened again.
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    Id take Stevie G over lamps every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyWolves View Post
    Id take Stevie G over lamps every time
    Other way round for me, Lampard much smarter player in my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKakaJIM View Post
    Other way round for me, Lampard much smarter player in my eyes.
    Ditto. Gerrard really wasn't very good when he ended up playing in front of the back four. That's not to slight him, he was an exceptional footballer and his partnership with Torres was sublime.

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    Lampard's performance in '03 is the best I've seen in any PL game against us. Only rivalled by VVD last season.

    Lampard v Gerrard for me is similar to the Messi v Ronaldo one. One has more natural ability, but I'll always go for the one who's worked his arse off to get to the same level.

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