Legends and the forgottens

What makes a football hero?

July 19, 2013
By Miguel Delaney
In a summer of high-profile retirements, there was one that stood out - or, rather, drifted away.

• Usher: Gerrard the greatest?

While Paul Scholes was praised to the Old Trafford roof and Jamie Carragher enjoyed the entirely deserved adulation of Anfield, there was no such fanfare for Michael Owen. A few lines of respect, but many more jibes.

When you properly stand back and give due consideration, it does seem a curious thing that a player with that talent ...

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