Premier League flops of the season (so far)


12th, October 2007


76709726.jpg A couple of days ago I posted my Prem team of the season so far. Today, I’ve done a flops of the season it’s not rocket science, is it?
GK Paul Robinson (Spurs) Eighteen goals conceded in nine games, a litany of mistakes and a general lack of positional awareness/sharpness mean that Robbo comfortably wins selection as our flops’ custodian.
Honourable mention Jens Lehmann has been injured, but even so it seems Manuel Almunia has usurped him at Arsenal. Not a good start to the season for Mad Jens.
RB Chris Baird (Fulham) The worst player in the Premier League? I think so. Baird has been stinking up Craven Cottage.
Honourable mention Liam Rosenior, the player ostensibly replaced by Baird, has not done much better at new club Reading.
CB Steven Taylor (Newcastle) Talked about as a Future England Captain in the summer, but has warmed the bench a few times this season. I stuck him in my fantasy team, thinking he’d have a breakthrough season, but he’s clearly not guaranteed a first-team place under Big Sam.
Honourable mention Michael Dawson of Spurs – he’s a bit shit isn’t he?

CB Jon Woodgate (Middlesbrough) I admit to not having seen much of him this season, but Boro fans that I know say his form has been pretty poor, and he looks lacking in motivation.
Honourable mention Joseph Yobo. David Moyes seems to prefer the Alan Stubbs/Joleon Lescott axis in the centre of defence, which is not surprising given Yobo’s form, which has dipped below his usual high standards this season.
LB Ian Harte (Sunderland) Okay, no one expects much of the one-legged Irishman (and okay, I struggled a bit to find a left-back who has really flopped), but one substitute appearance so far tells its story. Not sure why Keano bought him from Levante, although he’s still only 30.
Honourable mention Wayne Bridge. Outplayed Ashley Cole last season, can’t get a game this season.
MF Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) A piece on the Guardian blog by Scott Murray about how Stevie G’s best position is out wide – because he’s too

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  1. Is Ben Haim worth a mention? He looks seriously out of his depth at Chelsea, and his defensive frailties were exposed heavily during the games against Liverpool and Man Uinted.

  2. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    I did consider Ben Haim Andy, but he didn’t quite make the cut.

  3. Tom says:

    Liam Rosenior? He’s played decent when i’ve seen him play for reading.

  4. Brian says:

    Where’s Cristy Ronaldo?
    Oh, nevermind, I forgot this was a Man U blog.
    Gerrard’s been injured, but let’s just ignore that fact.

  5. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    Brian, read the comments on Scott Murray’s Stevie G blog on the Guardian – there’s a hell of a lot of Pool fans out there who seem to think that Gerrard has been below par in the middle this season, so far at least.
    There’s no anti-Liverpool side to Pies, but then it’s not like a Liverpool fan to bite at the merest hint of a wind-up, is it (rolls eyes)…

  6. Rusty says:

    Darren Bent looks like Kriss Akabusi. And plays like him, too (I’m guessing). A thoroughly pointless signing.

  7. Rusty says:

    Darren Bent looks like Kriss Akabusi. And plays like him, too (I’m guessing). A thoroughly pointless signing.

  8. Alex says:

    Wheres Cristiano did I hear somne one say? Get a grip, he’s been fantastic so far! eeeeegit

  9. Kipp says:

    Oh Oh Oh, that last guy is called alex and he’s been piss too.
    Andy Johnson surely! Worse than bent…
    Geremi has done nothing AND is a captain, perhaps the team should include the worst captain, which is then probably Geremi, or is nolan captain too?
    oh and anyone in a wet sham ‘shirt’

  10. kieran says:

    tuncay sanli perhaps? he’s been pretty poor for boro seeing as he’s suppose to be the best turkish player in years.

  11. Jim says:

    15.41 Anderson!? Looks like fergie has another Kleberson on his hands. I’m sure he’s a good player, but he may be yet another brazillian who doesn’t get used to the pace of the prem. You can’t knock fergie for it cos this kid looked quite special at Porto. £17m seems quite a lot for a young hopeful though, eh?

  12. Quack Culture says:

    Well Anderson has really quashed the early worries United fans had by giving two stunning performances in Central Mid

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