The players whose clubs held them back from success

Ed Angeli

We all know those cliche sayings: ‘you’re only as good as the company’, ‘don’t ever think you’re bigger than a club’, often the case, and those egotistical mugs out there who put themselves on a pedestal above their own club stand no hope.

But there’s then the players who were constrained by the limits of their club, unable to fully achieve what they should have; might be an international call-up, might be more silverware. But there’s a few out there past and present who were stopped from truly spreading their wings…

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Perhaps being harsh on those players who deserve huge respect for staying at their respective clubs to become legends, but on a personal level, they must look back and think; ‘what could have been?’…

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