Bit of a lockdown diversion thread. Great former players you think don't get quite the adulation they deserve.
So...not yer cast iron legends, but equally not a random player you and you alone had a bit of a thing about.
To set the ball rolling, my definition of such a player is Glen Roeder. I thought he was absolute quality, and with his style of play would be worth tens of millions in the modern game. We had a 15-20 year period where we really were spoilt for quality centre backs, but for me he's right up there with Macca, Wicks, Parker, Maddix etc
Sure this has been done before, but let’s try an updated version.
Criteria: - must be a fans’ favourite (not necessarily legend status but well liked, eg Forever Rs material) - minimum two seasons’ service - no plastics ie can’t include Bircham as ‘Canadian’ - no Scots / Welsh / NI / RoI (all sources of Rs for decades) - players who had at least some of their best years at QPR (ie no Cesar or Vargas) - team to fit into a recognised formation with players in familiar positions
I must admit to struggling with my own criteria 😱
My probables are : Stejksal gk Gino lb Gorkks & Shittu cb Faurlin cdm Can we realistically have Akos / Taarabt / Wegerle in the same XI? If Weg plays in a front two with Helguson - where are the wide men? Rangel / Luongo / Pav - they help sort the formation, but are they really up to scratch? I must have missed someone obvious - who?