Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Right Midfield

Nick Young@@PapaZulu89Contributor IIIDecember 19, 2011

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: A general view of the Tottenham Hotspur crest during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City at White Hart Lane on May 22, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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The vote to decide the greatest Tottenham Hotspur team of the Premiership era is very much under way, and this time we'll be selecting the man to play on the right wing. You'll be asked to assess the credentials of three candidates, and then to vote for your favourite.

You'll need to back up your vote with a comment, because any polls that are particularly close will be decided by the arguments made in the comments area.

The team is starting to take shape, but if you haven't already voted for the other positions, you can do so here:

Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Goalkeeper

Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Right-Back

Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Left-Back

Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Centre-Back

Tottenham Hotspur All-Time Premiership XI Vote: Centre Midfield

So let's get down to business. There are three candidates to choose from, so make sure you vote in the box on the right and then leave a comment supporting your favourite.

Darren Anderton

364 appearances and 51 goals is more or less all you need to say about one of the most committed players Tottenham have had in the Premiership era. He played as part of one of the most exciting Spurs teams ever alongside an embarrassment of forward riches under Ossie Ardiles, as well as appearing with distinction for England throughout his White Hart Lane career.

He famously turned down an opportunity to move to Manchester United, when loyalty was in short supply in the white half of north London, as Jurgen Klinsmann, Gheorghe Popescu, Nick Barmby and, later, Sol Campbell all took up offers of moves to different clubs.

Anderton played in Tottenham's 1999 League Cup-winning side, as well as playing in the defeated 2002 team. He also made a considerable contribution to England, particularly under former Spurs players Terry Venables, under whom he was inches away from securing a Euro 1996 final spot as his shot hit the post, and Glenn Hoddle, as he played a major role in the 1998 World Cup side.


Simon Davies

The Welshman broke into the team a time when Tottenham were crying out for some inventiveness on the right wing. Oyvind Leonhardsen has replaced Darren Anderton, but had little success, and Davies took the opportunity to replace the Norwegian during an injury-enforced absence when he scored twice in an FA Cup victory against Stockport County.

He had already been at the club for a significant amount of time, but that day was the start for Davies as a Spurs regular, and he went on to appear more than 100 times before being transferred to Everton in 2005.

Spurs haven't replaced the right-wing goals that Davies provided in the time since he left, so for that reason alone he deserves serious consideration for inclusion in this XI.


Aaron Lennon

Is there anyone playing in the Premier League today faster than this man?

On one hand it seems like Lennon has been at White Hart Lane forever, yet he somehow still seems so young and raw, to the point where it is difficult to believe that he has now played almost 200 matches for Spurs.

He doesn't score as many goals as perhaps he should, but when he does they tend to be important. A winner against Chelsea to end almost 20 years of not beating the Blues, the last-minute equaliser in the 4-4 thriller against Arsenal in Harry Redknapp's first game in charge and a late winner against Liverpool all spring to mind.

He has been in and out of the England team throughout his time at Tottenham. Right now, he is forming part of one of the most exciting teams in European football, playing alongside some of the most talented attacking players assembled at the club in most fans' memories.

So the cases have been laid before you. All you need to do now is vote for your favourite, and with enough votes (and supporting arguments), your man could make it into the final 11.