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  • john john Nov 21, 2011 15:13 Flag

    most under rated spurs players

    HODDLE, not by Spurs fans, but by England..should of had twice as many caps...Pele once said he would walk into the Brazilian team at the time, yet England only want carthorse, not thoroughbreds....Still the most gifted English midfielder I ever saw....( gee, I think I'll get the old videos out, especially that game against Watford in the 70's....)

    • Totally agree John. When you look back and see how many caps a 'work horse' like Bryan Robson got, and then think of the silky skills of Hoddle. How strikers like Steve Archibald and Clive Allen must have loved playing with him - Hoddle'd spot the runs and lay the ball on a plate with enough back spin to stop the ball dead - all from 40 yards.
      What could he have done for England - but at that time, the ethic was 'work work work' and that's only just changing now (and even Capello still thinks we don't have the depth of skill in this country to compete at that level).