Have to confess, Clingan really annoyed me. So many times he would just pass sideways or backwards without even looking around to see what was on around him. Too much 'give me the ball/have it straight back again' going on for my liking.Maybe not panned, but I liked Clingan. Many didn’t!
Also, from what I remember (I was pretty young), it seemed to be 50/50 with Robert Rosario, but I really liked him too!
Ah, you're the one then, eh.Telfer
Putting your foot on the ball and then passing it sideways or backwards when under no pressure and completely killing the momentum of a breakaway isn't technical ability - it's taking the easy option.Clingan and Stephen Hughes. Both were never going to run round like headless chickens like their midfield partner... but had technical ability.
He was the worst player on the pitch for over 20 games that season.
Yeah I liked Adebola a lot.Two who frustrated me - Conor Thomas (physique to be so much more assertive than he ever was), and Marcus Hall, who I liked as a person, but never quite looked as comfortable on the ball as he should have, given the level he was playing at. Couldn't believe it when Stoke paid reasonable money for him iirc? I liked Dele Adebola, though quite a few didn't.
Anyone with a brain was the caveat pal.He was the worst player on the pitch for over 20 games that season.
Mowbray's arrogance to keep playing him definitely cost in some ways.
Yes on his day he was unplayable, but those days were rare. The rest of the time he was just a burden.