There’s bad then there’s Huddersfield Town’s Giorgos Donis.
As football fans are time is typically split between deciding who was the best ever player to grace our eyes and who was the worst. We could argue to the end of the earth about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (the Argentine is one hundred per cent the better player) or Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, with the odd mention of Paul Scholes – although everyone knows, “they play very different roles!” (*cry*).
While player partisanship is rife when ranking these footballing magicians, it is a little less so when debating who is the worst. No one disputes the intricacies of a rubbish touch or the inability to put the ball into the back of the net, for example. Being absolutely shocking at football is a universal language we can all identify and understand; if you’re bad, then you’re bad, and that’s that.
Which brings us to Huddersfield Town’s Giorgos Donis – the man fans nicknamed “the Donkey”.
The Donkey and the Terriers. Sounds a bit like a rejected Aesop Fable idea, doesn’t it? Or a really bad pub.
The one-million pound Steve Bruce recruit has apparently been labelled as the club’s worst ever player by Football Writer and Sky Sports News host Jeff Stelling, who travelled the country calling at every club along the way and collated opinions from hundreds of fans along the way.
So why was he so bad? Well, why does cat poo smell so foul? What does pain feel like? How does taste, taste? Certain things can’t really be explained, despite seeming so utterly simple. Donis was one of them. You had to experience him first hand, take it all in and process the information over the duration of 90 minutes (which he only completed four times) to truly understand why. And even then, it is like trying to explain the complexities of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity to a six-year-old.
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