Darren ANDERTON | 1993-1996


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Darren ANDERTON | 1993-1996

Postby Brezza » 2009 May 18, 20:28

Name: Darren Robert Anderton

Nickname: "Sicknote"

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After Anderton settled at Tottenham he forming part of an exciting attacking trio along with Teddy Sheringham and the young Nick Barmby. Two years later Terry Venables gave Anderton his England debut against Denmark in 1994. Anderton soon became a regular in the national side and turned down a move to Manchester United in the summer of 1995 following an exciting season spent playing with the likes of Jürgen Klinsmann at Tottenham, a decision that he later regretted. Despite missing most of the 1995–96 season through injury, Anderton played an important part in the Euro 96 England team that reached the semi-finals and included compatriots like Paul Gascoigne, Alan Shearer, Steve McManaman and Teddy Sheringham. In the semi final against Germany, the match went to golden goal extra time. Anderton came within inches of putting England into the final when his shot hit the post.

Injuries then limited Anderton's international appearances considerably. He missed most of the 1997–98 season but was recalled for Glenn Hoddle's squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, starting on the right wing in the first two matches ahead of an out-of-sorts David Beckham. Hoddle later said in his World Cup Diary that he thought Anderton was equally as good as Beckham at crossing and was a better defender. Hoddle said he had waited 18 months to play Beckham and Anderton together on the right side of midfield. It finally happened as David Batty was dropped and the now-focused Beckham was recalled for the third game against Colombia and played inside of Anderton. Anderton and Beckham were the England heroes as they both scored spectacular goals. The following year Anderton won the League Cup with Tottenham, and signed a new reported £24,000 week contract in March. After being sidelined during Euro 2000 with an Achilles tendon injury, an extended run of fitness saw Anderton vying for a permanent place in the national team again. He played in England's 1–1 draw away to France in September 2000 and also featured against Italy the following November.

Anderton continued to struggle badly with injuries for the rest of that season, missing out on a World Cup place. In all, he appeared in 364 games for Spurs, scoring 51 goals. Santini went on to last a grand total of 13 games at the club. Anderton has been promised a testimonial but this is yet to materialise.


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Re: Darren ANDERTON | 1995/1996

Postby Vandeach » 2009 May 18, 20:32

The condition value is slightly ridiculous, he wasn't worse than say Ledley King, he should have 5 at least really. He was just crazily injury prone.
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Re: Darren ANDERTON | 1995/1996

Postby choccy » 2009 Jun 15, 17:58

Wasn't he faster than that? I know his injuries held him back but that looks a bit extreme.

I also think his DA was better, 85? Not mazy, but I think it was one of his strengths.
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Re: Darren ANDERTON | 1995-1996

Postby Brezza » 2010 Jun 24, 19:44

-Updated Format/Cards Etc

-Changed registered position to SM. I reckon in his prime right SM was his best position but after he lost all his place he moved into the centre.

-Raised condition to 3>5

-Raised Dribble Accuary 85 Top Speed 78 Acceleration: 76 Agility: 77 Long Pass Accurary: 92 Long Pass Speed: 88

-Lowered balance 84 > 82 and short passing slightly

I was probably a bit harsh on speed originally although he was always pretty slow, after all the injuries his speed would even be comparable to the likes of Liverani, in his prime though id put him somewhere between Carrick and Lampard.

Raised long passing. Wonderful crosser of the ball the only English player that could probably rival David Beckham as being the best crosser in the premiership at the time. in fact for England Glenn Hoddle preferred to start Anderton over David Beckham on the the right when he was fit and play becks in the centre as he thought Darren was just as good as him crossing wise. He might of been a bit biased though seeing as he was a spurs player. :P

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