Talking a good game

“One of punditry’s perpetual rhetorical teasers is to ask how the players of certain eras would fare in today’s game. It’s a bit like wondering how Henry the Eighth would govern modern Britain or what sort of script Shakespeare might have produced if he’d been commissioned to write an episode of Doctor Who. Given the futility of musing on how Tom Finney would fit into a 4-5-1 aimed at grabbing a 0-0 away draw, you’d think that former players would know better than to get involved in such discussions.” (WSC)

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