Allardyce: King reigns over Terry and Ferdinand

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Sam Allardyce has claimed that he does not see Ledley King as a “replacement” in the England defence for the injured Rio Ferdinand.

The Blackburn boss believes that King will easily fill the void left by Ferdinand and only his chronic knee problem has stopped him from being a regular in Capello’s side.

Allardyce told the News of the World: “Arguably, Ledley is in better form that Ferdinand and Terry and he’s in the squad because he’s a brilliant footballer.

“Harry Redknapp was saying Spurs wouldn’t get into the Champions League because their run-in against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City was too difficult.

“But Ledley played in all those matches in and it was him who got Tottenham through those games even though he’s not fit enough to train.

“Arguably, he is in better form than Ferdinand and Terry. If he was fit enough I would expect him to start regularly for England.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. You hit then nail on the head there big sam

    Ledley is the best centre half England never had!

    If it was not for his injuries he would of been captain a long time ago!

  2. Ledders makes the game look easy even standing on one leg. Easily the best English defender. Such a shame about his injury problems. He would have been an England legend.

  3. There is so much admiration and respect for this man. Throughout his whole career at spurs he has been held in very high regard and its not just hot air.
    Why would anyone worry about terry and ferdinand? how many times have they buckled under the pressure? Terry didnt have the best season, ferdinand almost non-existant.
    Its about time there was a change at the back and what better solution could there be than to stick king and dawson at the back together which is the tottenham default? They played together for a while and i have so much more confidence in them than i do terry/ferdinand.

  4. Agree with with ya Joespurs. King Dawson at the back would be a safe bet. Terry is over rated big time, dont like him as a footballer or a person

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