Rem, I don't think I buy into 'everyone had a downer on Daffy'. 'Arry bought him on umpteen occasions, so obviously liked him a lot. I would expect that any striker, if they were that good over a career, to see that reflected in their stats - over the seasons.
You just don't see it in Daffy's (or Keane's for that matter - and very few recent Spurs strikers) - non one recently has been prolific. AND that is what I have said from the outset - so when Daffy doesn't score (and that has happened on quite a few occasions) he lends little else - and I would guess that is what the managers have also seen. I don't pick the teams - Jol, 'arry, Santini and AVB have been doing so - so if I'm being dumb, then so are a few others
When was Daffy a regular starter for England? Isn't the same thing seen at country level?