Summer '19 EP #11: Best Ever PL Signings Part 2: Players #10-#1
PLOT: Who were / are our best ever signings in the PL era according to Spurs fans? In Part 2 of this special episode, the Cheese Room count down the best signings of the PL era, from #10-1, as voted by almost 200 members of the Cheese Room Spurs massive via our Survey Monkey survey. The podcasters reminisce on the brilliance, big moments and the limitations of these legendary or cult hero players; compare them to similar signings for other clubs who moved in the same transfer window; and evaluate the financial value we got when they left. They also discuss players they think were ranked lower or higher than they might have been. For some players we also wonder about what might have been in different circumstances.
SURVEY DEETS: We surveyed 200 and asked them to rate 50 players on a scale of 1-10, then ranked the players in order using their average score. Survey respondents were asked to consider the player’s (1) ability and consistent quality of performances at Spurs; (2) contribution to winning / avoiding relegation / league position; (3) longevity and/or historical significance at the club (4) the expense of the signing compared to the resale value of the player; as well as (5) X-factors such as goal celebrations, cult status, and general “sexiness”. Where would you have Klinsmann on a ranking scale like this? Higher or lower than Jan, Ginola, Heungmin Son, Eriksen, VDV? He only played 1.5 seasons remember? You might be surprised at where he ended up.
CREW: Host and Cheese Room founder Mr. Jolly (Sydney OzSpurs), was joined by the Harlow Globetrotter, Lloyd Stiles (Cheese Room head analyst, Vienna); Aviva Summers (Atlanta Spurs social media manager and soon to be Americas Cheese Room host); and UK/Europe host and ST holder Franco Parker.
PRODUCTION: The show was produced by Mr. Jolly, and edited by Franco and Paul Fellowes with some help from Vlad too. Cover design by Mr. Jolly.
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