3. Jermaine Jenas (Newcastle)
Jermaine Jenas enjoyed a impressive 2002/03 season and at 19 he was seen as a future star. His strong box-to-box play was promising for someone so young.
However, Jenas failed to really step up a gear and ended up getting a bit depressed at essentially how badly he was progressing. He described being at Newcastle as being 'like living in a goldfish bowl' and soon he was shipped off to the big smoke and namely Spurs.
Even though Jenas enjoyed a League Cup win with Spurs, in which he assisted the winning goal, his time at Spurs was rather uneventful and stagnant. Nothing much changed from there on in. His only saving grace is that he's a half-decent pundit.
2. Kyle Walker (Spurs)
Spurs thought they'd found the answer to England's right-back woes when young Kyle Walker burst onto the scene. His pace and strength going forward was and still is impressive, and his ability to hit the occasional thriker sufficiently masked his defensive shortcomings.
Walker wooed the weak-minded and flattered to deceive, for he ultimately only gets a game for England because Glen Johnson is one of the worst right-backs going. The worst part for Walker and Spurs fans is that lifelong Gooner and Arsenal player Carl Jenkinson will probably overtake him in the national pecking order before too long. Banter.
1. Scott(y) Parker (Chelsea/Charlton Athletic)
Scotty Parker is the epitome of old-school English football. His technical ability is bang average, but the lad runs for days. Tough tackles are like involuntary muscle movements to the bloke and 'Arry Redknapp reckons he's "triffic".
Parker won the award in 2004 when at Chelsea, however he was at Charlton for the first half of the season prior to his £10million move from South to West London. Although he was held in high regard because he ran around a lot, his attitude was criticised by then Charlton boss Alan Curbishley. Alan said that Scotty lost interest in playing for Charlton as soon as he heard Chelsea were sniffing. However, once at Stamford Bridge, no one could Curb (sorry, not sorry) his enthusiasm.