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View Poll Results: Greatest English Footballer ever?

Paul Gascoigne 1 2.70%
Gary Lineker 1 2.70%
Stuart Pearce 1 2.70%
Ashley Cole 0 0%
Gordon Banks 0 0%
Peter Shilton 0 0%
Steven Gerrard 4 10.81%
Frank Lampard 4 10.81%
Rio Ferdinand 2 5.41%
Alan Shearer 3 8.11%
Kevin Keegan 3 8.11%
Bobby Moore 1 2.70%
Bobby Robson 0 0%
Jimmy Greaves 0 0%
Stanley Matthews 2 5.41%
Bobby Charlton 6 16.22%
Paul Scholes 1 2.70%
Duncan Edwards 0 0%
Dixie Dean 1 2.70%
Other (Please state in post) 7 18.92%
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd love to have voted Ledley King as he's probably the best English centre back I got to see live. But Hoddle was special, one of the best footballers I have ever witnessed. I believe Ardiles once said that he was like Maradona but without pace and he would know, he played alongside both of them, what praise.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I went for Bobby Charlton
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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He does fit the criteria for being a great player for club and country. Not something too many English players can boast about.
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What is Ashley Cole doing in the poll?

Anyway, voted for Alan Shearer. His Newcastle peak days were class.
Fuck all compared to his days at Rovers. Absolutely dominant!
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Beckham
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90% media creation. The Guardiola quote about Wilshere and the Barca reserves sums him up perfectly. Yes he was a good player who could provide deadly crosses and score wonderful free kicks. He was never close to being the player however that this country desperately wanted him to be.
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Fuck all compared to his days at Rovers. Absolutely dominant!
This is true. Shearer's goal ratio at Blackburn was staggering, however the premiership had much more depth in talent during his Newcastle days.
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Dixie Dean (may or may not be biased) for me.

32 goals in his debut season for Everton, fractured his skull at the end of the season in a motorbike incident before scoring 60 goals in the following season.

18 goals for England in 16 games, including 2 hat-tricks.

390 goals in 447 games.

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That Joe Cole was labelled a world class talent and Kevin Keegan a try-hard says everything you need to know about our media.

Santino, your vote for Beckham has been counted.

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