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It's a good shout but as you said some of those 21 games he was well past his best. It was really hard to watch him in some of those final games. For the decade previous, he's the first name on the team sheet.Ledley King played 21 times in 2011/12 and whilst not his best years has to be included in the best 11 of the decade.
He was knackered by then, though clearly still had the vision and timing up to the end.Ledley King played 21 times in 2011/12 and whilst not his best years has to be included in the best 11 of the decade.
Big problem is that whilst we have bought s fair few players in over the last 6 years only Son and Dele are arguably top quality, maybe Alderweireld too but most of the others have just made up the numbers. Lucky (?) we had the squad in place with Kane in the squad to greet him when he joined.7 of them were already with us before Pochettino took over and only 2 signed by him make that XI which is saying something seeing as he was at the helm for over half of that decade.
Not a dig at the great man but it shows why we've falling backwards a fair old bit. We haven't freshened up or acquired a quality as good as what he inherited consistently enough but that aside it's a great XI that shows how much class we've been able to enjoy over the past 10 years compared to previous decades seen.
And remember when ALL of the squad that appeared individually on Soccer Am over the last few years said Dembele was the best player in the squad (our best squad) and Pochettino compared him to Maradona etc.Nope, Dembele to me was a wasted talent, he could have been a lot more than he was and as it's a DM position I would rather go for Parker. Remember that Harry brought him in because he was a winner as well.
First Ali over Bale now Parker over Dembele.Nope, Dembele to me was a wasted talent, he could have been a lot more than he was and as it's a DM position I would rather go for Parker. Remember that Harry brought him in because he was a winner as well.
My post wasn’t even about that, it was lighthearted swipe at the notion Poch didn’t have a squad, and then someone leaving Bale the bench, another leaving out VDV or King etcto be fair this thread is a total setup for continuous arguments for Redknapp v Poch team
King/Woody vs Jan/Toby
Bale/Lennon vs Dele/Son/Moura
Niko vs Lamela
international Breakesque madness