Certain footballers have a fearsome reputation that has no connection with reality.I constantly have to wonder what all the fuss is about
Wayne Rooney springs to mind.He has not had a good consistent performance since Euro 2004 but yet is constantly hailed as if he is the new Pele(witness England's agonisation over his potential abscence in the last World Cup)
Sure he scores some spectacular goals but has yet to perform consistently over an entire season
Deco of Barcelona is another media hype.That man is a shadow of his former self in his early days at Porto when he used to score plenty of goals.I even thought his performance under Mourinho was not as good as is made out now.He was much better before Mourinho became manager of Porto .
Fabregas!That boy is as deadly in front of goal as Emile Hesky yet is hailed as the new Guardiola.His ball winning skills are non-existent and he is one of the prime reasons Bottom-BehindBased are in 4th place
There are plenty of others but these are my top 3