The top 20 hardest players in the Premier League, 20-11

Ollie Irish

6th, August 2009


liv_089_tommy_smith.JPGPeople often bemoan the lack of genuine hardmen in football today, but to be fair to modern players, every time they play there are 25 cameras following their every move. Plus football has become, if not a non-contact sport, then very much weighted towards the attackers. Small wonder that villains like Ron “Chopper” Harris, Tommy Smith and Norman “Bite Yer Legs” Hunter don’t exist now. We don’t even have a Vinnie Jones or a Roy Keane left.
That’s not to say that there aren’t a few hard men left in the game though. Here, Pies chooses its Top 20 hardest players in the Prem today, starting with 20-11 (10-1 will be posted tomorrow)…
Click on the image below to see the list: