Players not bringing the goods
Lauren Robert gets a nod in second spot; he’s definitely at a low point in his career. Another talented player mired in his own head games. He’d do better to pipe down, take free kicks and put in good crosses.
Milan Baros is third because he’s another one wasting easy chances. He does the hard bit, then, eh, it always seems to putter out. It makes people stand up, but doesn’t bring song from those who do not walk alone. No score sheet, music, nothing. It's like a carrot in front of a horse, Chez Rep, great, and Liverpool FC waits and waits.
Ronaldo has slowed significantly and because of his weight seems to be football's version of the NBA's Shaquille O’Neal.
In Italy, Alessandro Del Piero continues to merit a place whilst playing form that resembles day open sparkling water dribbles on the field.
Lee Carsley has not made an impact with the vacancy Tomas Gravesen left at Everton. He’s held the position but hasn’t added that extra that made the early season Everton more interesting to watch. Shame because this has been a golden chance on a good side and now Everton are set to spend on the position.
Guti, with chance after chance at Real Madrid, has not shown the superstar qualities the ‘Madridlenos’ seem to demand. Part of it is because he is played out of position all the time, but he also hasn’t seen he would probably do better at another club as have many, many former Madrid players. It’s all in making the climb down for the sake of the career and he doesn’t seem willing.
Ruud van Nistelrooy, not because of talent, but because he must be the most constantly injured player in Europe; I’d love to play behind him at United because I’d get most of the season.