Many Tottenham Hotspur fans were raving about former ace Darren Anderton after a Twitter post from Pochology.
The midfielder played for the north London club for twelve years between 1992 and 2004 and made a total of 318 appearances in all competitions, scoring 40 goals and providing a further six assists, according to Transfermarkt. For someone who played on the right side of midfield for a team who were not really challenging at the top of the Premier League in this period, these stats read relatively well for the now 48-year old.
Tottenham’s highest finish during this time was 7th in the 1994/95 season, when Blackburn Rovers claimed their only top flight title (via Transfermarkt).
Some Spurs fans noted the Englishman’s injury record during his time at the club, which earned him the nickname ‘sick note’ and encouraged manager Glenn Hoddle at the time to try and persuade him to take a ‘pay as you play’ contract (via Daily Mail).
Despite his injury problems, these Spurs supporters still raved about Anderton on Twitter, with one fan claiming that he was ‘underrated‘:
Never really looked like a footballer bit like Waddle. Used to be amazed at some stuff he did.
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) March 18, 2020
Fantastic player. Injured too much
— SWSPURS (@swspurs) March 18, 2020
Jesus if that’s how we measure age now I’m really am getting old 😂
Very under rated player
— lee smith (@leesmith81) March 18, 2020
Him and Carr on the right was pure quality
— Allan Nielsen(Levy serial basher) (@smileberg) March 18, 2020
A very good loyal player
— Toni mason (@tonimason2502) March 18, 2020
Loved him. Great player, consistently great, as we all know it was injuries that let him down. Big shame.
— Dean Andrews (@deanotheyido123) March 18, 2020
We were so poor without him, teddy and him worked so well together 💪✡️
— David paul cook (@Davidpaulcook4) March 18, 2020
Darren Anderton was a class player. The stick he used to get regarding his injuries were very harsh. He could take on players, Great work rate and brilliant technical ability.
— Tom James Morewood (@tommymorewood1) March 18, 2020
🙋♂️ class player .. so underrated
— THE BIRD🦅 (@navenerak) March 18, 2020
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