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 â€“ 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 â€“ because he’s too