These players are not worthy of wearing the shirts of Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham, West Ham, Hull, Aston Villa and Man City.
Phillip Degen (Liverpool)
Why this guy was ever purchased is a mystery as complex and pointless as The Da Vinci Code. Now that he has lurched from one injury to another his mere existence may well be in question and he may be the one Liverpool footballer who could walk past you in the street without being noticed.
Mikael Silvestre (Arsenal)
He may have used to be a decent player but believe me Arsenal fans wish that he never signed for the club. In theory it was a capture that seemed to make sense, an old head to help balance out the emergence of a youthful team but he is a flaming liability who merely makes his teammates have to work twice as hard to compensate for his sheet presence on the field.
It’s not enough to occasionally do a nice trick on the ball or every now and then pull out a nice 30 yard pass. Deco is not half the player he used to be and last term he started with a bang and ended on a whimper, surely not a player Carlo Ancelotti will count on unless he really absolutely has no choice.
Gareth Bale (Tottenham)
Yes he is young and yes he has potential but it is not a compete coincidence that he has not played in a winning Premier League team. Will surely be offloaded as and when someone comes calling.
Javier Garrido (Manchester City)
Not the world’s worst player but not someone who is going to figure too highly on Mark Hughes starting eleven list this term. The Spaniard is an average player stuck at a club who is aiming far higher than Javier can ever hope to follow.
Marlon Harewood (Aston Villa)
Marlon can occasionally score a goal, I know I checked it on the internet he does score when given the chance but Martin O’Neill doesn’t feel like picking the former West Ham man and when a last ditch move to Hull City failed he was stuck at Villa Park but surely that will be rectified as soon as someone fancies paying actual money (monopoly money doesn’t count!). Managed just one goal in his last 24 appearances, that came against the great Litex of Bulgaria.
Paul McShane (Hull City)
Has anyone seen this guy play well in a game? Or even for a short period of time, lets say a minute, within one match? Seriously he is bad. Came through the Man United ranks until they realised he was not very good, luckily before he got a minute of senior football, and has then moved from club to club finding his way to Hull City who will surely find out soon enough that the Irishman has very questionable abilities as a professional footballer.
Luis Boa Morte (West Ham United)
Being injured is no excuse. The Portuguese winger has been pretty awful during his stuttering two and a half years at the club. Really is past it. A player who may have pace but can’t seem to control the ball when running with it. Gianfranco Zola would surely like to have his wage removed from the clubs outgoings.
Ryan Babel (Liverpool)
Into his third season at the club and seemingly no nearer to pleasing Rafa Benitez. No doubting his talent but the word potential can not so easily be used for a player who has had chance after chance to prove himself. Not good enough to represent Liverpool at this moment in time. It will take a big improvement to make up for the opportunities he has wasted.
Ben Foster (Man United)
When you are being lined up as a long term replacement for Edwin Van Der Sar then you need to be able to take a cross with ease and be able to kick the ball accurately or at least out of touch, you also need to take simple shots on target with ease, and Ben Foster at this moment in time can’t seem to do any of these things. Anyone who points out his great reflex save against Arsenal needs to look at the bigger picture, Foster just doesn’t cut the mustard right now and Sir Alex will surely look to find a safer pair of hands to hand the United gloves to.