What does it take to make it to the very top of the beautiful game? A velcro first touch? Great awareness? An array of both pace and power? If you were to make a basic shopping list of attributes an aspiring young pro might need to enjoy a successful career in the Premier League, then you could do worse than pick from any of the above.
Yet while your work ethic and your persona aren’t likely to score a 30-yard missile anytime soon, one should never underestimate the effect what’s going on inside your noggin can have upon your career.
They say that potential counts for nothing if left unfulfilled. And be it through a lack of work ethic, lobster tanks, or the simulated celebration of taking Class A drugs, here are 10 men who are living evidence to that sentiment. Sit back, click through and rejoice in their failure if it makes you happy.