There is certainly some truth in the occasional misplaced pass in the Prem,
In a massively defensive side he was put under a lot of pressure and occasionally found out.
However to ignore all of the Dunk to Bruno pinged out-ball passes, which were always effortlessly controlled, brought down, to start increasingly rare attacks, is a travesty.
Not to mention the curled passes around the press to free Knocky. It may have been hit and miss (far fewer missed than hit), but when they hit..... oh my!
He was a maestro on the field . Pretending otherwise is unfair on him.
He was 37 when we hit the Prem. What I would say is any player that can chalk up 39 appearances as a 37-38 year old is ****ing good, and I mean they haven't just looked after themselves, their skill level has to be top drawer to compensate for a natural dwindling of their capabilities.
Agree, total maestro on the field. Bought a culture to the club of being brave on the ball, never panicking in possession of the ball, always wanting the ball, fantastic touch, but also strong in the tackle. Can't possibly understand the people who saw him 100s of times and didn't appreciate how good he was.