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    (Original post by The Shed End)
    Yeah he is a very good defender on his day no doubt, certainly your best by a considerable distance and far more consistent that he used to be. Remember that game you lost away when Blackburn were absolute dog sh*te and he had a 'mare.

    Let's be honest it's not that difficult to get into the top 5/10 of CB's these days, not that many top ones around these days. The fact Terry at 34 is the best in the PL speaks volumes
    Absolutely agree with you in terms of CBs these days not being a scratch on previous eras. Not even joking, Southgate would be a £30m player in this marker easily.And he was a bit of a laughing stock back in the day.

    In 2006 England had Ferdinand, Terry, Campbell, Carragher. Not even joking but has there ever been a stronger set of CBS?

    John Terry is exceptional overall. His only weakness is pace and a competent manager worries about that(so not AVB!). Not only himself though, he is an inspirational character and for instance Cahill is so much better for Chelsea than for England(where he plays with jagielka)

    really think a John Terry injury could be an outlier for Chelsea because he is just so consistent
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    Dont know if I ever said on here but I met Bergkamp once outside Highbury and we spoke in Dutch for about 2 minutes as he was signing autographs.My uncle was there and he was having a go at DB when he played left wing for Ajax back in the day. Dennis called Overmars off the bus to agree he wasnt that bad at LW, which was unbelievable. Really different guy in Dutch, very funny, proper Amsterdam humour. I have a phot of me, Bergkamp and Overmars from that night which I really love.



    Denis was just pure Ajax, pure Arsenal. That style, confidence, charisma....

    I have never seen a player instantly control the ball like he did though.In the air, at his feet etc, it didnt matter. He just trapped the ball in a microsecond as casually as we blink
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    Ozil just does not have a patch on the guy tbh. If Ozil cost £42.5 mill in today's market, Bergkamp would cost £70 mill.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    In 2006 England had Ferdinand, Terry, Campbell, Carragher. Not even joking but has there ever been a stronger set of CBS?
    You could make a top 10 Italian CB's of the late 1990s list which would still be better than any of the sorry lot we have today.

    Cannavaro, Costacurta, Nesta, Pessotto, Ferrara, Iuliano, Bergomi, Baresi

    Or full backs: Maldini, Toricielli, Benarrivo, Panucci, Favalli, Zambrotta - half of whom could fill in at CB if needed.

    Or even goalkeepers: Buffon, Toldo, Peruzzi, Pagliuca
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    In 2006 England had Ferdinand, Terry, Campbell, Carragher. Not even joking but has there ever been a stronger set of CBS?
    Throw in Woodgate and King, too.
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    Im legit sure that Shawcross and Curtis Davies would be a GOAT England CB pairing
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    (Original post by Mackay)
    Throw in Woodgate and King, too.
    Ledley King is a cult they have at Spurs

    Decemt CB, bizarre cult.


    Sprus must have got disillusioned after Sol Campbell came to the Arsenal and won the double, while Spurs are winning a league cup every 25 years.



    ''double, double, double, sol cambell's won the double and the ****e from the lane won f.a. again...'''

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    Let's be honest though, Sol Cambell is an absolute turncoat ****

    That man was pure Spurs, they gave him his career and Sol came from a disadvantaged situation. All the way through the youth teams and was by far and away their best player. We had him at the Arsenal but he never belonged.
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    Sol Campbell the original snake
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Ledley King is a cult they have at Spurs

    Decemt CB, bizarre cult.
    Agree - but he shone for England on the odd occasion he managed to stop being a vegetable, though.

    Remember that opening game at Euro 2004? He basically ran it, until my beloved Stevie did his whole backpass to Henry routine.
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    Ledley King is one of those players who got massively overrated because he was always injured. Same with Woodgate.

    Happened with Theo when he was injured.
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    Ledley King is one of those players who got massively overrated because he was always injured. Same with Woodgate.

    Happened with Theo when he was injured.
    King was very good. I don't think it's going too far to say that injuries ruined a very promising career.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    King was very good. I don't think it's going too far to say that injuries ruined a very promising career.
    He was a good solid player, but nowhere near as good as people made out.

    Like I say injuries can often cause players to be overhyped, look at Wilshere when he was out for the whole of 11/12. People made him out to be some kind of god.
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    How am I near the top of the list? I haven't been posting for like a month...
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    (Original post by Arkasia)
    How am I near the top of the list? I haven't been posting for like a month...

    Oi ******** did you get into exeter in the end?
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    (Original post by Dr. Django)
    Oi ******** did you get into exeter in the end?
    Yeah man, you?
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    (Original post by angelfox)
    He was a good solid player, but nowhere near as good as people made out.

    Like I say injuries can often cause players to be overhyped, look at Wilshere when he was out for the whole of 11/12. People made him out to be some kind of god.
    I remember reading the comments of youtube videos a few weeks ago when Sol Campbell said he had no regrets about moving to Arsenal, and all the Spurs fans were saying "oh well, we still had King, who was far better". Delusional.
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    Whenever Ledley King played he was the best player on the pitch. An absolutely magnificent Rolls-Royce of a defender.
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    (Original post by Pimped Butterfly)
    Whenever Ledley King played he was the best player on the pitch. An absolutely magnificent Rolls-Royce of a defender.
    Just a shame he could never pass his MOT.
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    Did Jenko have to be in goal for the end of WHU game? :lol:

    Can already see the headlines about him having more clean sheets than Cech smh

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