Stewart Downing Syndrome

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  1. Sharpe*

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    Hello folks,

    After listening to the radio this morning I felt compelled to write a thread on this most glorious of forums.

    The topic in question was Aitor Karanka's recent dismissal from Middlesbrough.

    Apparently, on more than one occasion, Stuart Downing had had a blazing row with his manager which made me think it was probably down to Aitor reminding Downing that he is absolute ****e and has stolen a wage his whole career so should pipe down and do what his manger tells him.

    This made me think, are there many other self-righteous players who believe they are brilliant but are in fact bang average at best and lucky to have made a career out of their talent?

    Does your club have, or have had, a noisy player that you cannot stand and the club seem unable/unwilling to shift? Or perhaps you're aware of a player who keeps getting lucrative deals/moves but is in fact repeatedly terrible? A Steve McLaren of the playing world so to speak.

    This phenomena should be known as the Steward Downing syndrome.

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  2. Tobes

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    Bendtner fits the bill

    A bang average plodder who thought he was Zlatan and Messi rolled into one. What a ****.
     
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    That' a great shout!

    How in gods name he blagged a contract at Juve I do not know!

    Diouf maybe for us - along with Downing, naturally.
     
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    Franco Di Santo for us. Pointless player, a striker who never scored goals. Can't believe he got a contract with us. I believe he is doing well at Werder Bremen though.
     
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    Joey Barton is worthy of a shout.

    A half decent footballer who thought he was the best around in the prime, he was never even remotely close to his own opinion of his talent.

    Plus he's a massive gobshite who can cause an argument in a telephone box.
     
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    Didn't he once say that he should be in the England team?
     
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  7. Tobes

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    iirc he said he was the best English midfielder in the PL at one point.

    He's a massive helmet.
     
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    That twat that played a few games for United...Macheda or something. Saw him playing for Birmingham and he just walked around like he is the 'Big I Am'...absolute **** living off that goal he scored, I don't know who against whilst at United.

    I like Arnautovic at Stoke...but he's got a bit of the 'I'm too good to play with you mere mortals' about him.

    Adebayor....lazy bastard...happy to pick up a wage and that's it.

    Ravel Morrison....stupid ****

    Nile Ranger....should have stuck to shotting and robbing
     
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    Is that a new crime up Tottenham way?
     
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    Winston Bogarde for us an absolute waste of space and a failure by his own admission. The useless pile of ****e cost us £40,000 a week for four years.
     
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    It was against Chelsea Pastey.
     
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    Daniel Sturridge at wherever he's been but especially Liverpool.
     
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    David Bentley

    Paul Pogba..... <devil>
     
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    He's turning into that but he was very good in his first season with us so I would say he doesn't qualify.
     
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    Another 6 months and Pogbad will definitely qualify <laugh>
     
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    Moussa Sissoko anyone?
     
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    Wrong yet again. It was against Aston villa
     
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    I can remember reading an article a couple of years ago about sports psychologists coming to Arsenal to conduct tests on the players confidence. Bendtner scored so highly the shrinks could not accurately articulate a measure for his confidence, he was literally off the scale that they were using.
     
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    Indeed it was. Very important goal as well.
     
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