Got to wondering who would make up my 'really not very good' West Ham XI. Feel free to add your own suggestions, either as individual positions, or a whole team.
They don't necessarily have to be the worst players you ever saw.
Not sure there's too much debate about the first two:
Manager - The Scottish Manager
GK - Allen McKnight
RB - Lionel Scaloni - not the worst player ever, but I can't help but blame him for our FA Cup loss.
CB - Matthew Upson - worst captain I can remember. Bert Trautman played on with a broken neck; Upson wouldn't play on with a hangnail.
CB - Tomas Repka - I know he has achieved folkloric status among many Hammers, but he was out of control. Low point- picking up a yellow card at the end of a game against Fulham, and arguing about it until he got a 2nd yellow / red card, which pushed him over the 10 game limit and got him 2 games plus the ban for the red.
LB - Razvan Rat - great name, not much cop as a defender
CMF- Javier Mascherano - kept out of the team by Hayden Mullins, on merit. Struggling to remember a player who tried less for us.
CMF - Alex Song - for most games, seemed to be playing in a separate time zone to his colleagues.
RW - Le TGV - Julien Faubert. An object lesson in why looking at You Tube videos doesn't tell the whole story. Props to Real Madrid for showing it wasn't just us...
LW - Alessandro Diamanti - failed to sparkle
Forwards - man, but we are spoiled for choice here.
Benni McCarthy has to be one of my picks. If you listen carefully, you can still hear the laughter ringing in the Blackburn boardroom.
Modibo Maiga - just, baffling.