How Good Could they have been?

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    steveosnakeeye
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    Hey folks,

    on the back of the recent post on sturridge who are your favourite players that have either never quite hit potential due to injuries or have had careers cut short through injury or even such as in Sturridges case, still playing but constantly injured and so not as good as we know they should be.

    Might be good to compile a best 11!

    Wilshere, Sturridge, Diaby…..

    over to you ………!

    #717755

    Paxman
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    One of my favourite was Rob Jones, would have been England and Liverpool RB for years apart from a career ending injury.

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    banjo_chuckers
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    From a Spud angle, obviously “Sicknote” qualifies, but I also want to chuck in Gazza. Still had a decent career but if it wasn’t for both on and off field issues, he really could have had a stellar career, who know’s what heights he could have hit. He never was that same player after the “Forest” game.

    #717773
    steveosnakeeye
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    good call banjo, exactly what I mean, top ;player yes but could have been soooooo much better!

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    Manthistle
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    Banjo – Surely from a Spurs point of view you look no further than Ledley King

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    banjo_chuckers
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    MT…. Blimey, I forgot him, shame on me…

    So, we’ve got King/Jones at the Back, a midfield of Wishire, Diaby, Anderton and Gazza, with Sturridge up top, that’s not a bad side already. Anybody think of a goalie?

    They’ed probably win the first half and all be injured for the second… 🙂

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    steveosnakeeye
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    ha quality! need a big back room staff!

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    Johnny Utah
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    Jonathan Woodgate, Michael Owen. Even Alan Shearer and Robbie Fowler would of had better records if it wasn’t for knee injuries.
    The goalie would have to be Chris Kirkland. Out wide, Theo Walcott.

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    banjo_chuckers
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    Hmmm…nice one Johnny, I think we have a team minus a Left Back (although one could say they’ve all been “left-back” in the treatment room…. 🙂 BA-DA-TISH!)

    GK Kirkland
    Def Jones, King, Woodgate, ?????
    Mid Anderton, Wilshire, Gazza, Walcott
    Str Sturridge, Owen…

    2-0 in 20 minutes before losing 2-7 by full-time…

    #717851
    tom182
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    Willem Korsten

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    steveosnakeeye
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    good shouts Utah, hows the busted knee?

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    Johnny Utah
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    Steveosnakeeye, The knee is fine as long as I shoot my gun into the air everytime it hurts.

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    adriansmooth
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    If George Best hadn’t hit the bottle relatively early in his career, nobody would have mentioned Pele or Maradona as the best ever. Even Pele himself has admitted so. I’m sure if he would have emerged under SAF things would have been handled differently. He would have gotten a lot better protection because he really needed that. That’s with no disrespect to Sir Matt Busby, they were just different times.
    Of other party players you have to mention Gazza. He was just so talented and at the same time so self destructive. Then there is Lee Sharpe. He was younger than Ryan Giggs when he got his debut and a fantastic talent. He just couldn’t cope with the glamour of being a world class footballer. It’s amazing to think he played a season here in the Icelandic Premier league at only 32.

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    AdrianSmooth – I understand what you are saying about it being different times but I am not sure anyone could have tamed Best, he said himself he had a choice, to play football for longer and extend his career or drink a bottle of Vodka everyday, and he choose the Vodka, I don’t think it was that he lacked protection and got sucked in he actually made a conscious decision, he loved to party more than he loved to play.

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    NotoriousBingo
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    Wayne Harrison, thats a tragic story of promise being broken by injuries. Still you got to give the man credit for battling back from more than 20 injuries, some of which almost proved fatal. YNWA

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    adriansmooth
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    Paxman – I never said he would have been tamed. But we all know how SAF protected his players and I’m sure that’s exactly what he would have done with Best. We will of course never know if that would have made any difference.

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    FoxInTheBox™
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    From Arsenal you could also include Gibbs, Rosicky and Van Persie. All 3 have suffered consistently with injuries…

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    StunitedSthOz
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    I really rated Hargreaves when he was fit. Played a big part in the 2008 season.

    #718301
    banjo_chuckers
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    Two threads about Sturridge? Pool fans getting greedy again? 🙂

    The problem as I see it with Sturridge the rumors about him being a bit of a girls blouse have been going on for ages, and most clubs in England would have heard them too. Both Chelsea and Man City had no issues helping him out the door, and I haven’t heard many fans from those clubs complain.
    The problem is who is going to take him with the reputation he has? Sure, some of the smaller clubs might take a risk but would Sturridge be willing to drop a level or two? Would he settle for a Newcastle or West Ham for example? And the very probable pay-cut too? I have a feeling he’ll be there to the end of his contract, unfortunately, before possibly going to the continent on for one last Bosman payday…

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    Dandy
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    Good thread Steve .
    Robbie Fowler never quite fulfilled his career due to fitness problems. Woodgate was a fantastic player injuries put an end to him as a footballer. Kieran Dyer always seemed to have problems. Liked Anderton too, clever player. I would add Joe Cole, Stan Collymore, Nani.

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