Nice Pair

Villa and Torres voted world’s best strike partnership

Chest bump goes wrong…

Torres and Villa 

The England team has been treated to some lovely partnerships up front in the last few years – you’ve got Beardsley and Lineker, Sheringham and Shearer, for a time there was Owen and Heskey. And now what? Rooney and “someone”. No one really knows.

All of which goes some way to explaining why England fared so appallingly in a Fifa poll to name the greatest attacking twosome in international football.

The winners, with 33 per cent of the vote, were Spain’s Fernando Torres and David Villa. Behind them, with 31 per cent of the votes were Messi and Higuain of Argentina. Then the 36 per cent of crumbs were doled out between the Chileans, Humberto Suazo and Alexis Sanchez, Brazil’s Robinho and Luis Fabiano, Uruguay’s Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez, and Mexico’s Javier Hernandez and Carlos Vela.

Unfortunately, the selected England pair of Rooney and Crouch were left languishing in the football equivalent of Hale and Pace territory.

Here’s a visual doff of the cap to the winners…

3 responses so far
  • DamienP // March 23, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Agreed on the top 2 – If only we had a decent foil for Rooney!!!!

  • Gary // March 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I note with some disdain that your article fails to mention the undisputed international goalscoring partnership of Nicklas Bentdner and Dennis Rommedahl, I can only assume this is by virtue of your and The Spoilers’ anti-Arsenal stance!!

  • Dan // March 23, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Nicholas Bendtner ha ha ha! Yeah he’s right up there with Torres and Villa… and as for Rommedahl, he’s not even a striker is he?

    Bendtner lol that’s so funny I nearly pissed my pants! I’d honestly prefer Walcott up front than him!

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