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I told this joke to an Arsenal fan in my class:
Liverpool is 1st and Arsenal is 10th now. I always get the top marks, so I am way ahead in first. Your marks are so low that you dropped a lot. Study hard to get into Europe next year,
Paul Scholes is by far and away the most overrated player of the past 20 years.
Now to be clear, he was a very good player but his actual level ended up being massively overrated once he played centre mid in his late 30’s.
If he was as good throughout his career as he was retconned to be at 36, then he wouldn’t have been the player than was shunted around the England team for Lampard, Gerrard and anyone else that played CM before him during that period.
Ferguson tried to replace him with Veron and he was meant to be an attacking midfielder that only hit double figures twice in the league throughout his career, despite playing in the single dominant team over that period.
Again, the comment isn’t that he wasn’t a good player, it’s that he wasn’t a generational player. To be honest, he wasn’t even the best centre mid at the club.
Ferguson also spent basically the 2000’s trying to play without centre midfielders, he just lashed a load of jobbers in there and relied upon having an amazing defence and attack, which worked incredibly well it should be said.
The thread title is post controversial opinions. If the players were paid less money, then ticket prices would be less and your average Joe in the street could afford to go
Only thing likely to bring ticket prices down is a general boycott. Blaming the players is just demagoguery.