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    Lamps shouldn't be anywhere near this. Although he was ruined for me when a Chelsea mate pointed out to me that when not in possession he looked like a t-rex with his elbows in and wrists down...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyDee View Post
    Lamps shouldn't be anywhere near this. Although he was ruined for me when a Chelsea mate pointed out to me that when not in possession he looked like a t-rex with his elbows in and wrists down...
    At least unlike Pickford he didn't play in goal

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    Danny Batth, following on from the Bennett thread. I thought he was going to be awesome for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Towner View Post
    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.
    Not sure which of Lampard or Gerrard you think fits which description.
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    Lamps shouldn't be anywhere near this. Although he was ruined for me when a Chelsea mate pointed out to me that when not in possession he looked like a t-rex with his elbows in and wrists down...
    Robbie Keane the worst I've ever seen for that, often ran like he was doing a Mr Burns impression.
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    Pickford- Bang average keeper, too short , no reach, although Hennessey is a great reserve. Biscuit wrists
    Johnson Glen- Where to start
    Roger Johnson- came here with so much hype and truly sucked
    Harry Maguire- 80 million? Fuck off. He isnt 10% of VVD
    Chris Powell- one cap wonder for a reason
    Jaimie O Hara- Give me strength. Ok on loan , then we signed him and it all went downhill
    Tom Huddlestone- One pace wonder
    Charlie Adam- what a twat
    Joey Barton- do I really need to justify this pick?
    Bojan- shocking.
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    In the same week in here, Lampard called overrated and Bully apparently shit at 1 on 1's.

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    I dont want to argue but in what parallel universe is cavani overrated?? If anything hes under rated, what other striker has had 10+ straight seasons of not only double figure goals but averaging 30 goals per season?? Going on goals alone, hes better than batistuta, come on now.
    I can understand someone like weah, who was considered almost on par with pele and maradonna at the time, but cavani never got the credit he deserved.
    I also disagree with players like lampard, yes they were super hyped but they were the best in their position in the league. Its like saying messi and ronaldo are overrated becaused theyre so hyped up- theyre the best.

    Personally I always thought players like walcott, john stones, phil jones, barkley, pickford, eric dier, delli alli and lingaard were overrated... promising english youngsters with huge contracts hyped to death by media that are simply inconsistant or still promising youngsters in their mid 20s

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    Jack Wilshere who lived off that performance against Barcelona for years, it still get's mentioned now.

    At his best he can be a tidy enough player, he's not great though and for years to hear some in the media you'd think he was the next Gazza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monstrum View Post
    I dont want to argue but in what parallel universe is cavani overrated?? If anything hes under rated, what other striker has had 10+ straight seasons of not only double figure goals but averaging 30 goals per season?? Going on goals alone, hes better than batistuta, come on now.
    I can understand someone like weah, who was considered almost on par with pele and maradonna at the time, but cavani never got the credit he deserved.
    I also disagree with players like lampard, yes they were super hyped but they were the best in their position in the league. Its like saying messi and ronaldo are overrated becaused theyre so hyped up- theyre the best.

    Personally I always thought players like walcott, john stones, phil jones, barkley, pickford, eric dier, delli alli and lingaard were overrated... promising english youngsters with huge contracts hyped to death by media that are simply inconsistant or still promising youngsters in their mid 20s
    John Stones is a great shout, never looked a particularly good defender and think the 'ball player' tag often goes to his head leading him to do stuff that's either beyond him or just plain stupid.
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    I think Stones was overrated. Everyone bar Youngie have seen him for what he is now

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    There's still a very good player in Stones, but the constant injuries are a concern as he always looks very rusty off a break. He's not someone who's going to lead a defence though.

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    I've never, ever seen Karim Benzama have a good game. He always looks like a fucking carthorse to me. 309 goals in 642 games but he's always just looked shit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del Woppio View Post
    I've never, ever seen Karim Benzama have a good game. He always looks like a fucking carthorse to me. 309 goals in 642 games but he's always just looked shit
    I can get on board with that.

    Di Maria was another at Real that always left me cold, think his stock dropped significantly when he bombed at United though so probably doesn't really count any more.
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    Tim Cahill, Steven Naismith and Morten Gamst Pederson. 3 MOTD players. used to pop up with the odd goal. Not very good in general play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nando View Post
    There's still a very good player in Stones, but the constant injuries are a concern as he always looks very rusty off a break. He's not someone who's going to lead a defence though.
    Agree with this

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    Cavani suffered from the same thing in England as Zlatan did to an extent. In their younger years they were only seen at world cups of when their team played an English team in the CL.

    I remember watching Cavani at a WC and thinking he was terrible and didnít understand the hype. Seen him be a lot better at PSG and more recently for Uruguay too.

    Zlatan never scored or played well against English opposition so was never given much credit. Then he scored 4 goals for Sweden against us and smashed it at PSG followed by a decent spell at Utd so got the credit he deserved.
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    Dani Alves

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    I was never impressed with Alves until he left Barca to be fair. Whenever I saw him play for them he basically just offered a lot of legs up and down the right hand side but the quality of his delivery was generally appalling, Dave Edwards could've replaced him on most of those viewings.

    He went up dramatically in my estimations at Juve though, did he play against Barca for them one year and completely take Neymar out of the game I think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKakaJIM View Post
    I was never impressed with Alves until he left Barca to be fair. Whenever I saw him play for them he basically just offered a lot of legs up and down the right hand side but the quality of his delivery was generally appalling, Dave Edwards could've replaced him on most of those viewings.

    He went up dramatically in my estimations at Juve though, did he play against Barca for them one year and completely take Neymar out of the game I think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monstrum View Post
    I dont want to argue but in what parallel universe is cavani overrated?? If anything hes under rated, what other striker has had 10+ straight seasons of not only double figure goals but averaging 30 goals per season?? Going on goals alone, hes better than batistuta, come on now.
    I can understand someone like weah, who was considered almost on par with pele and maradonna at the time, but cavani never got the credit he deserved.
    I also disagree with players like lampard, yes they were super hyped but they were the best in their position in the league. Its like saying messi and ronaldo are overrated becaused theyre so hyped up- theyre the best.

    Personally I always thought players like walcott, john stones, phil jones, barkley, pickford, eric dier, delli alli and lingaard were overrated... promising english youngsters with huge contracts hyped to death by media that are simply inconsistant or still promising youngsters in their mid 20s
    You've more or less named all of the same players I was going to. I'd add Gary Cahill and Adam Lallana to the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKakaJIM View Post
    I was never impressed with Alves until he left Barca to be fair. Whenever I saw him play for them he basically just offered a lot of legs up and down the right hand side but the quality of his delivery was generally appalling, Dave Edwards could've replaced him on most of those viewings.

    He went up dramatically in my estimations at Juve though, did he play against Barca for them one year and completely take Neymar out of the game I think?
    This pretty much sums up what I think as well. At Barca he was very hyped up especially for his attacking play but most of the time all I saw him do was sky free-kicks and fall over. Crap at the 2014 World Cup also, got dropped for Maicon mid-way.

    Seemed a lot better at Juve.

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