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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Yeah Finney was two footed - played mainly on the left because Matthews (who wasn't) played on the right. He became a deep-lying centre-forward in later years too I believe.

    As for full backs, off the top of my head I'm thinking Cashley, Pearce, the Neviller, Sansom, Neal, Wilson, Cohen, Armfield, Gemmell, McGrain. Probably a bunch of others I've forgotten too. Some great players there but probably lacking the glamour, charisma or popularity to have their own postage stamps.
    Pearce probably the only one really well-known, apart from Neville, and obviously he doesn't deserve to be anywhere near the side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Yeah Finney was two footed - played mainly on the left because Matthews (who wasn't) played on the right. He became a deep-lying centre-forward in later years too I believe.

    As for full backs, off the top of my head I'm thinking Cashley, Pearce, the Neviller, Sansom, Neal, Wilson, Cohen, Armfield, Gemmell, McGrain. Probably a bunch of others I've forgotten too. Some great players there but probably lacking the glamour, charisma or popularity to have their own postage stamps.
    I suppose Gemmell would get the gig in the green half of Glasgow, if only for his thunderbolt against inter in the 1967 European Cup win. Less so elsewhere of course. Funny how our left backs have generally been better than our right backs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
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    So, that looks like the end of Andre Santos at Arsenal. What a terrible, terrible shame.

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    Chippy's leaving his role at our academy too. Will stay involved in the club in some capacity tho. Love the man, has helped bring through some great talent since he took the gig on.

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    Yeah, supposedly Bergkamp is being lined up as his replacement. Hope that it happens.

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    Gareth Bale really is quite ludicrously good.
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    Better than Ronaldo /JeffStelling

    Don't get me wrong, good player. Very good premier league player but not in the top 25 in the world IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Better than Ronaldo /JeffStelling

    Don't get me wrong, good player. Very good premier league player but not in the top 25 in the world IMO
    I don't claim to have watched everyone in every league closely all season but I reckon he would be. He's top 5 - maybe top 3 - in the Premier League right now IMO which places him in the world's top 25 for me.

    Not better than Ronaldo though, obviously.
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    I dislike how there is this pervading underrating of British players - perhaps to counter some fans which overrate - but Bale is definitely in the top 25 for mine. I'm sure every top club would want him right now.
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    Which is of no relevance whatsoever. It's not like I said there are 25 better left wingers, did I?

    I've recognised he's a good player, very good in fact.
    But when there's stuff like this being thrown about - http://www.skysports.com/opinion/sto...477969,00.html it's bemusing.

    Question, do you reckon Bale is closer to being the 2nd best or 25th best player in the world? He's miles from being in the top 5 let alone getting close to Ronaldo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Better than Ronaldo /JeffStelling

    Don't get me wrong, good player. Very good premier league player but not in the top 25 in the world IMO
    Remove the red-tinted glasses, please.
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    TBF I don't think the underrating of British players is a problem we, as a football watching nation, are overburdened with.

    Bale's very good tho. Third best player in the Prem currently I'd say.

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