With Harry Redknapp’s comments today about 2 or 3 Spurs players not wanting to turn up for England when he was manager, we now have a new guessing game regarding secret footballers.
This guessing game should be a touch easier though as we have a pool of just 12 to choose from: Darren Bent, David Bentley, Peter Crouch, Michael Dawson, Jermain Defoe, Jermain Jenas, Tom Huddlestone, Ledley King, Aaron Lennon, Scott Parker, Kyle Walker and Jonathan Woodgate are the 12 players to have been in and around the England setup during Redknapp’s Spurs tenure. Interestingly six of them have been candidates for THE Secret Footballer.
Hodgson responded by saying he could “imagine ‘a player’ with an educated guess”, but that he couldn’t name many Tottenham players to whom this could apply and certainly none of the ones he has worked with.
You’d have to suspect the educated guess Hodgson is talking about is David Bentley given the direction his career took, ultimately leading to his premature retirement having ‘fallen out of love’ with the game.
What do people think? Who are the most likely of these ‘new secret footballers’ Harry speaks of that have been reluctant to represent England? Pick your 2-3 from the 12 above.
Who knows, with a call from Steven Gerrard for Redknapp to name these players we may actually find the answer to these ones!