The Greatest Players in English Football History

Discussion in 'Premier League' started by comme, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Kirbaldo

    Kirbaldo New Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Club:
    Crystal Palace FC
    Not sure I agree with that. Who was a better left-winger in those 13 years?
     
  2. Shen-O

    Shen-O Member+

    United States
    Jul 26, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pires, Robben, Ronaldo, Bale, im forgetting someone else but those players in single seasons were better to me than Giggs. Pires was absolutely better to mefrom 01-04, but Im biased obviously, then Robben, Ronaldo, Bale.
     
  3. greengrass81

    greengrass81 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Manchester United
    Aug 2, 2015
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    You are really showing your ignorance on your knowledge of old footballers when you are
    saying that Joe Cole or Rooney had more to offer the ball than Edwards . I have read countless material on Edwards and he was all accounts a techniquely gifted player . Finney said he had an immaculet first touch . Bobby Charlton said he was better in every phase of the game than George Best . Team mate Bill Foulkes said has to this day never seen a player who can play football like he could . I have a book by the great Stan Mathews where he describes a game where England were playing against the R
     
  4. greengrass81

    greengrass81 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Manchester United
    Aug 2, 2015
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    You are really showing your ignorance on your knowledge of old footballers when you say that Joe Cole or Rooney had more to offer on the ball than Edwards. . I have read countless material on Edwards and he was by all accounts a technically gifted player . Finney said he had a most delicate first touch . Bobby Charlton said he was better in every phase of the game than George Best . Team mate Bill Foulkes said has to this day never seen a player who can play football like he could . I have a book by the great Stan Mathews where he describes he himself played in against the Republic of Ireland . He describes how Edwards deep within his own half went on a mazy dribble taking him past five Irish players and laid the ball to Tommy Taylor to smash in to the net. Mathews was in awe of Edwards he described him a footballing genius.

    A poster on this site Tom Clare , saw Edwards play many times . He will tell you Edwards was a more gifted player than Ronaldo.
     
  5. rooster85

    rooster85 New Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    It's been 8 long years since the rankings... Comme, i wonder how many changes you would make after all these years. Did you thought about updating these rankings?
     
  6. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    Quite a few changes I would think. I'd definitely like to update it at some point if I had the time. Lots of new players to include and older ones who I am more familiar with now.
     
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  7. Lizzie C

    Lizzie C New Member

    Feb 27, 2016
  8. The Potter

    The Potter Member+

    Aug 26, 2004
    England
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Anybody around capable of updating this list, I'd be very interested? Perhaps knock Sol Campbell down a few spots. ;)
     
  9. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
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  10. pookspur

    pookspur Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Indiana
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    You can update the "Greatests ****s in English Football History" every year until the next millennium, though, and he won't get pipped down to second.

    … not that Terry didn't give that one a push, either, mind.
     
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