The Barclays Premier League has been doused with a whole array of exciting descriptions in recent times. Phrases like “the greatest show on earth,” have adorned countless advertisements, pundit descriptions and newspaper columns alike.
Although there is another side to our nation’s fabled top flight. And as these 15 footballers demonstrate, the term “sponging an easy living,” may well have a place in our footballing vocabulary.
Like a creepy mutual friend overstaying their welcome at a house party, these men have been eating at the Premier League buffet for far longer than they should have been.
Their awe-inspiring mediocrity is matched only by their perceived divine right to play in the top flight. So whilst our ticket purchases continue to reward their seething averageness, let us appreciate the top 15 ‘Hangers On’ in the Premier League.
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