If you were to do a poll to find out who is the most popular player in the Premiership Robin Van Persie would probably win at canter given the billions of United fans across the globe who would vote for him.
But is he really the most popular player in the Premiership? Thought not. So I asked a highly cultured group of footy fans to name who their favourite Premiership players are, the catch being that they couldn’t nominate anyone from their own team – and naming a player from their rivals was positively encouraged.
So which players do you admire? Who do you like watching? Who do you respect? And who would you think would be top value if you went for a drink with them?
Here are the ten players we came up with. Tell us who we missed in the comments.
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9 Matt Jarvis
The West Ham player was nominated by a few people who cited his fluid attacking wing play and down to earth attitude as to why they like him. Must admit I don't know too much about him but he seems like a thoroughly decent bloke and one of the most articulate footballers around. Kudos to him for appearing on the front cover of gay mag Attitude and saying that he thought it was time that a gay footballer felt comfortable enough to come out. Before you ask he is married.