Six Premier League Players Who Shouldn’t Be Footballers

“You’re nicking a living” is often an accusation levelled at Premier League footballers and, for the most part, it’s pretty harsh and uncalled for – like almost absolutely every single thing football fans say.

Over the years though, there have been plenty of examples of players who genuinely are nicking a living by turning out as professional footballers; Eric Djemba-Djemba, Igor Stepanovs, Ramon Vega, Winston Bogarde and Marco Boogers, to name just five.

Sadly, for football fans, there will now, forever and always be players who perpetually frustrate and have you scratching your head as to how they haven’t been found out yet.


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James Collins


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The West Ham defender wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Game of Thrones with his mightily impressive beard, but he certainly looks out of place as a Premier League defender – a Championship footballer, too.

Clinton Njie

Source: Express
Source: Express

Sure, the Spurs forward is currently out injured for three months. But let’s face it, he’s been more effective for the Lilywhites during his spell in the treatment room than when he was available for selection.

The Whole Aston Villa Squad

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Glenn Murray

Source: The Sun
Source: The Sun

No words needed.

Emmanuel Riviere

Source: Who Scored
Source: Who Scored

Imagine being so bad at football that Newcastle, a team so close to the Premier League trapdoor and devoid of ideas, still don’t even trust you to do a positive job for them.

Bafetimbi Gomis

Source: Independent
Source: Independent

Remember when the Swansea striker started the season well and everyone thought he was good? Yeah, well, he’s not; he’s shite.