Community XI: Right Midfield

The defence is complete, now let’s move focus to the midfield.

Just the five nominees for the right midfield role – as usual there’s some wonderful literary pieces below helping you to make your decision.

Luis Figo

There was a time where pig’s heads had yet to be thrown and Just for Men wasn’t invented where Luis Figo was just a really good footballer. Part of the mighty Barcelona midfield, Figo was consistenly brilliant and would average over 7.40 for the season without any fuss. Of course he then turned his back on Barcelona to become a Galactico, although in this game that sort of transfer happens every other week.

Diego Fuser

Fuser starts the game at Lazio and has a handful of Italy caps. Although maybe not the first player to come to mind, he was attainable, and that was a big thing for Martyn Oakley

Much overlooked option on the right hand side, Fuser was  a regular source of goals and assists whenever you could get him… Which was often.

So with that in mind, does Fuser get your vote?

Sabri Lamouchi

Lamouchi is one of those players who always used to move in the opening days of a new game, usually to one of the Champions League clubs. If you moved quickly you could get him to your Premier League side, just as Eoin did:

A flying winger who helped me win a Champions League with Aston Villa, such a feat demands inclusion

If you’re wondering where you’ve heard his name lately, he managed Ivory Coast during the 2014 World Cup…badly. But don’t let that put you off.

Jerome Leroy

Leroy is my mojo man as somebody once sang but even before that, he was a key part of PSG’s midfield in 1997/98. PSG had just been runners up in the Cup Winners Cup when the game starts, and young Leroy was deemed one of the stars. As a result he is usually hot property in the game and goes on to get many France caps, which sadly he managed none of in real life.

Antoine Sibierski

Don’t be fooled by the balding target man who turned up at Man City, Newcastle & Wigan in the 2000’s, back in 1997 Sibierski was deemed hot property and on the cusp of a France call up.

Being an AM/F RC meant he could play in a number of positions in various formations, a real gem who could be picked up for around £7m from Auxerre. Indeed in the Darlington save, he’s been snapped up by Man Utd. A total hero, who would run through walls for you.

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