This Is Gary Neville’s Face After Jamie Carragher Claimed Steven Gerrard Was Better Than Paul Scholes On Monday Night Football… (Photo)

Chris Wright

17th, September 2013


By Chris Wright


Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football is quickly becoming a “must watch” this season thanks to the resident punditry duo of Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher, though not for their insightful wibbling or their analytic wobbling, but rather the fact that you as the viewer have ringside seats as two elementally and fundamentally adverse human beings spend an hour before kick-off taking thinly-veiled digs at each other.

Take last night’s pre-amble before the Swansea-Liverpool game, in which, in the same breath as claiming “no kid wants to grow up to be Gary Neville” (tough to argue) while discussing the plight of the modern full-back, Carragher also had the temerity to claim that Steve Gerrard and Frank Lampard were and are better players than Paul Scholes.

Comrade Nev was so abhorrently baffled by Carra’s claim that the poor lamb nearly had a seizure live on air…


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  1. Milkchew says:

    Both very different players, Gerrard and Scholes, plus Neville and Carragher. Although Scholes would never win you a game on his own and only became widely acknowledged towards the end of his career when people like Xavi said how great he was, then United fans puffed out there pigeon chests.

    #Waits for United fans to steam in.

  2. Dale Marlow says:

    Gerrard is better than Keane in his pomp, so I don’t think Scholes is even in the frame…

  3. Anonymouse says:

    I hate this obsession of one player having to be better than someone else. Why can’t we just enjoy players on their own particular merits?

  4. One Man Went to Mow says:

    Is Carragher wearing lip stick?

    • Yassir says:

      If u r talking about before then they are both the same superstars they were both amazing players playing alongside amazing players… Gerrard was with Danny Murphy and Steve mcmanamin…and in 2002 Liverpool had the best midfielders in the BPL!! Until all got injured which led to us losing the premier league and also losing the World Cup because in that year 6-8 players were from Liverpool….so the England midfield was destroyed because Steven gerrard Steve mcmanamin and Danny Murphy got injured

  5. Stu says:

    Its easier to shine in a pile of shit than in a pile of diamonds.

    Very much like the film Shallow Hal when there is the scene of a very average looking girl looking way hoter when surrounded by a couple of munters. Not saying Gerrard is average (he’s very good) but it’s easier to look like a superstar next to Igor Biscan or Jordan Henderson than it is next to Roy Keane and David Beckham.

    • Kai says:

      Right… because Stevie never played next to Becks… or Lamps… or any of the other diamonds that play for the Three Lions. What an idiot comment. Besides are you really saying players like Xavi Alonso, Mascherano, even current LFC players like Coutinho in midfield are shit??? You’ve got to be off your fucking rocket mate.

  6. bert says:

    troll dale, i`l have a pint of whatever you are drinking

  7. Guy says:

    @Kai – Gerrard never played next to Lamps for 3 Lions right? ;-P

    Also, it’s Xabi not Xavi Alonso…

    Mascherano is not rated at Barcelona…make of that what you will…maybe by Liverpudlian standards he is okay, but…

  8. stu says:

    @Kia -yeah, Gerrard has been fucking awesome for England over the years hasn’t he? I’ll give you Alonso as a good partner but at the end of the day he’s been the big fish in an average cup team over the last 10 years. He’s hardly been the domineering force in all conquering team like Keane and I don’t hear the likes of zidane, Vieira, Xavi etc spouting superlatives about him like they do with scholes.

  9. Wilma says:

    @Guy – Mascherano is very well regarded at Barca. He’s played 90mins of every league game this year. Since he’s been there he’s appeared in all the big Champions League matches, including the 2011 final versus Man Utd.

    @Kai – you’re not helping yourself when you say someone’s off their rocket…

  10. Mr. Chopper says:

    Liverpool, United – can’t we all just get along and agree that Lampard is definitely the shittest?

  11. Midfield Dynamo says:

    As for Scholes, I think he was never appreciated in the English game, until later of course, when all the Barcelona players (and Pep Guardiola, don’t forget) started to talk him up. That’s why England was and is so far behind everyone else, onedimensional midfielders were ruling the game and Carragher putting Gerrard and Lampard before Scholes is testament of that. Only now they are (slowly) beginning to catch up with the likes of Wilshere, Barkley, but it took them soooo long to start producing quality players, capable of something else than just shots from distance and sending long balls. Simple passes, forward, not horizontal, are the most difficult and make a great midfielder in my eyes.

  12. LD says:

    Football Fans – can’t we all just get along and agree that Lampard is definitely the better of the three?

  13. Stu says:

    @Brendan – but if you read the article carefully, he’s basically making out that he’s a bit of a water carrier that allows all the fancy dans like himself and Messi to weave their magic. Clearly Gerrard is more than a Makelele as he doesn’t just sit there and break up play and give it to someone else, however he’s clearly not Ronaldo or Messi, so I don’t really know what Zizou is getting at?

    Listen I think Gerrard is a very good player, but I don’t think he’s the best and he hasn’t helped himself by staying at Liverpool being the local superstar.

  14. Mustapha says:

    Both overrated

  15. K says:

    Paul Scholes:

    Premier League:
    FA Cup:
    Football League Cup:
    FA Community Shield:
    UEFA Champions League:
    Intercontinental Cup:
    FIFA Club World Cup:

    Steven Gerrard

    FA Cup:
    League Cup:
    FA Community Shield:
    UEFA Champions League:
    UEFA Cup:
    UEFA Super Cup:

  16. Steveoo says:

    Could not have put it better myself man , bang on !

  17. kevmange says:

    Gerrard is better, he could play right back, center back, central midfield, holding role or attacking, right side, left side, or behind the striker, and be world class in all positions, scholes and lampard can not, imagine Scholes or Lampard at full back!!!

  18. ED says:

    @K – Nice info. That just tells me Paul Scholes played in a more successful team, not who was the better player. These details you’ve posted could also be used to argue G Neville was a better player.

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