Thursday, December 1, 2011
This season has been special for many reasons, one of which is the chance to watch Manchester City emulate the great Arsenal "Invincibles" and get through the season undefeated. The second reason has been the insane results, the 8-2 Red Devils win over the Gooners being the highlight. The third reason and focus of this article is how some Premiership players have embraced the "Big Hair".
Not since the time of Kevin Keegan have players sported "Big Hair" with such aplomb. This season of 2010/11 is truly the season of "Big Hair".
Leading the way in terms of skill, controversy and divided opinions is the much maligned David Luiz. The Brazilian was bought to be the new Ricardo Carvalho and he almost succeeded until last season's match against Manchester United where Ancelotti blamed him for the defeat. Since then, Luiz has been a walking timebomb in the Chelsea defence. A shame, as Luiz and Torres were meant to be the new faces of Chelsea future.
Benoit Assou-Ekoto is the flashy leftback for Tottenham, known more for his flamboyant hair than his footballing skills. Redknapp only plays him because he needs Gareth Bale to provide Spurs with more attacking option.
Marouane Fellaini is a cult hero at Everton but it took him a while before he won over the Goodison Park faithful. Now, Fellaini still gives away silly fouls and picking up strange yellow cards, but his hair gives the Belgian a persona that warrants his Evertonian hero status.
Going great guns with Newcastle this season, Fabricio Colocini adds some lustre to the Toon defence. The Argentinian struggled initially when he came to Tyneside. Learning about English football in the less pressured Championship allowed him to come back stronger and this has proven to enhance his reputation in the Premiership. His defensive displays this season alongside Steven Taylor has made him stand out, his big hair makes him hard to miss on the pitch.
It has been a wonderful season for the hair enthusiasts. It is another reason to follow the Barclays English Premier League.
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