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Grimsdale

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John McGovern, Dennis Mortimer, Billy Bonds, Paul Madeley, Steve Perryman, Paul Simpson, Alan Oakes...for older bears. Players who played for their clubs for years and imo vastly underrated.
 

Graemeh89

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James Tavernier; not at Rangers, but in terms of football in general I don't think enough is made of how good he actually is. That game last December was one of THE great individual performances anywhere, and he did that from a full back position. On his day he is one of the most creative full backs in football; that day he did more than just though. Quite possibly Tavernier is one of the best most improved players in the game.
Nice of you to join the debate James.
 

True Blue Avenger

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For me, it would be some of the players from the golden era of serie A back in early 90s (football Italia on C4 days) that dont always get the recognition of a Del Piero, Batistuta etc but who were nevertheless cracking footballers.

Players like Di Livio, Albertini, Boban and the likes.
 

Robert Marshall

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Gerson.

The 1970 Brazil team is regarded as the greatest ever international football team.
Everyone remembers Pele, Jairzinho, Rivelino, Carlis Alberto, Tostao and their wonderful attacking flair.

But Gerson was the conductor in the middle if the park who made them tick.
Gerson wasn't underated
 

JimmyGQ

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I still feel like Son at Spurs is underrated. Always Kane and Eriksen who get the plaudits but he’s a wonderful player
 

savus

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Gerson.

The 1970 Brazil team is regarded as the greatest ever international football team.
Everyone remembers Pele, Jairzinho, Rivelino, Carlis Alberto, Tostao and their wonderful attacking flair.

But Gerson was the conductor in the middle if the park who made them tick.
Absolutely agree.

Certainly never could he have been considered an athlete. But what a footballer.
He certainly made that great ‘70 Brazil team tick.
 

TyreTeddieBear

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Moussa dembele (ex spurs ) not ex beggar thought he was a cracking midfielder and was underrated was surprised no other EPL team took a chance on him and he went to play in china
Seen a few interviews from spurs players at the time he played there, they were asking the players who was the funniest, most skilful that sort of thing, when asked who the hardest was everyone picked Dembele, said players would go in full pelt to get the ball and just bounce off him. They said he never gave the ball away either, his footballing brain was ahead of everybody else.
Really surprised a Man Utd or Arsenal didn't go for him. He would of been perfect for Arsenal but obviously the rivalry
 

No.8

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James Milner - consistent player doesn't do anything too flash but always does well.
This. I was guilty of under rating until I saw him in the flesh for City.

Fernandinho .... The player that allowed City to play the way they do. He is there Stuart McCall

David Silva has never won a player of the month trophy despite being consistently brilliant

For many years at Rangers I would say Papac but he got the recognition in the end.
 

TinyRick

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Batistuta - unparalleled scoring record in Serie A, better strike rate than Messi for Argentina but missing from many people's top 20 lists of strikers. The most deadly striker I've ever seen.

Cantona - simply a genius. Could turn a game at his leisure if he fancied it. Made popped collars a thing, and the celebration - let the others come to him to bask in his greatness. Mad as a box of frogs, retired at his peak and could probably have done a lot more but just didn't want to play football anymore. Like Batigol, when mentioned people remember just how good he was, but not a first pick for many.
 
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The Huguenot

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Tommy McLean - I was only a wee boy at the time and couldn't understand why he was always berated by Rangers supporters because he wasn't physical. A great dribbler and passer of the ball.
 

songsofglory

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I'd have Jonjo Shelvey in my Newcastle team every single week yet most see him as a big haddy.

Nathan Redmond at Southampton would be a great signing for a top 6 club.
 

songsofglory

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Henderson does a bit of everything
He’s quietly effective
You really notice when he’s not in the team, I think that played a big part in the title bid under Rodgers falling apart
Henderson was so important for Liverpool last season. The energy across that midfield was so effective that it meant the front three could pretty much do what they want.
 

Sebo23

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I thought big Diaby at Arsenal was great. Just couldn’t avoid injury for longer then 12 minutes.
Thats a really good shout by the way. I remember when he came over to Arsenal he initally looked good but got that shocking challenge on him vs Sunderland.

I remember Arsenal beating Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield a few years later, Diaby played & ran the show against a team that had Gerrard, Suaraez & Sterling in it. He had had a full pre season & was starting to play a few games in a row & i thought this time he was really going to make it.

He got injured a few games later again. The following season Arsenal lost the same fixture 5-1.

Come to think of it, Arsenal were robbed of some right good players due to injury back then. Vermaelen, Diaby, Rosicky, Wilshere, Ramsey, Eduardo all out for long spells & never really came back the same player (Ramsey maybe apart). Van Persie was injury prone as well. I wonder how could they could be if they had managed to keep most them fit.
 
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