The Spoiler’s Premier League Team of the Decade
Hands up who agrees… anyone?
As compiled teams go, the above one was almost impossible to settle on, and will surely ruffle about a million feathers. But, even so, it’s The Spoiler’s team of the decade.
In goal, Given has had a brilliant ten years, run close by the likes of Friedel, van der Sar, and pre-headwear Petr Cech.
Whilst the back four was keenly debated, with excellent defenders like Stam, Hyypia, Evra, Terry and Vidic all eventually missing out. Campbell trumped most of those for his superior athleticism, leaving the other three to pretty much pick themselves.
The midfield proved shockingly hard to select, especially when the formation turned into a 4-3-3. Keane and Makelele just managed to get the nod over Vieira, with an attacking Steven Gerrard muscling out Lampard and Scholes.
There was brief discussion about putting Stevie G at right back to accomodate the others, but this was silently dismissed with a sigh and a wave.
And so to the main attackers, where Giggs, Torres, Rooney, Van Nistelrooy, and even Shearer came close to selection. But in the end Henry and Ronaldo couldn’t be overlooked, with the brilliant Dennis Bergkamp free to drop back and feed them killer balls, or play up front.
Let us know your thoughts with a comment. We await them with extremely bated breath.