Unsung heroes

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Everton’s No10 - Best Premiership player never to be fully capped?

Mikel Arteta is the most creative player on Everton’s books. He was blessed with over-generous helpings of footballing ability but then that is a pre-requisite for F.C. Barcelona trainees. It still ceases to amaze that his International career never passed the infancy stage. The Spanish playmaker w...


Tuesday, 18 October 2005

2400: Unsung heroes: Steve Finnan

by : Simon Cole When you’re a defender and part of an impressive back four, it is very rare that you actually get the headlines you deserve. That wasn’t necessarily the case for Liverpool’s Champions’ League winning campaign. But among all the plaudits taken by Jamie Carragher and Sami Hyypia, one ...


Friday, 20 May 2005

2037: Unsung heroes: Ayegbeni Yakubu

by : Simon Cole Usually when you talk about unsung heroes, the names that come up will be defenders, or at least defence minded players. Very rarely do you see a striker not taking plaudits for being prolific, but perhaps now that he will be playing European football, Yakubu will get the credit he ...


Tuesday, 02 March 2004

650: Unsung heroes: Ken Cunningham

by : Chris Owens There are not many men who have been able to keep Ronaldo quiet this season, as the brilliant Brazilian goes about terrorising both Spanish and European defences. So how fitting in was that one of the real 'quiet men' of football managed to silence him so commandingly for the Repub...


Tuesday, 24 February 2004

622: Unsung heroes: Ray Parlour

by : Chris Owens 'It's alright, it's only Ray Parlour'. Remember the immortal Fanzone commentary of Sky Soccer AM's Chelsea fan Tim Lovejoy? Of course, seconds later the Arsenal man curls home a magnificent opening goal to the 2002 FA cup final, setting up the Gunners for the second leg of their do...


Monday, 16 February 2004

621: Unsung heroes: Jamie Carragher

by : Chris Owens Michael Owen, Gerrard, Kewell, Finnan, Baros, Hamman, Kirkland - all cited by Gerard Houllier and many Liverpool fans as the reason for their struggles this season. Not that they've played badly, but because they have spent large chunks of time on the treatment table. Another of th...



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