Peter Reid accepts the challenge and tells Fantasy Football Club the best XI players he's played with.
Last Updated: 22/12/12 10:50am
It's hard work - but Peter Reid accepted the challenge of naming the best XI players he's played with.
Click on the video above for his One2Eleven - or check out the team below, playing in a 4-4-2 formation.
GOALKEEPER - Neville Southall: Big Nev - and he is big at the minute, by the way! He was outstanding and one of the main reasons we won titles and cups. I've got to give a mention to Peter Shilton and Dave Seaman. I played with Shilts with England - he was outstanding, even though he should have knocked Diego Maradona's head off before he took the mick out of me [at the 1986 World Cup]. I was with Dave Seaman at QPR for a bit.
FULL-BACK - Gary Stevens: This was hard because Viv Anderson was a great defender but I'm going for an ex-Everton team-mate who played for England - Gary Stevens. I think he lives in Australia now. He was a tremendous athlete - he used to get forward and make and score a goal. He had a good understanding with the lad in front of him.
CENTRE-HALF - Paul Lake: I've played with some good ones - Terry Butcher, Dave Watson, Derek Mountfield but I'm going for a lad who was at Man City called Paul Lake. This kid got a bad knee injury at 21 and I'm sure he would have played many, many times for England. It was a tragedy because he was brilliant; to be fair to him he could play anywhere.
CENTRE-HALF - Kevin Ratcliffe: The former Everton skipper had pace to burn; he was a great, solid defender and a good skipper. He had that left to right diagonal - the way I play my front men it was good for the side; he would open play up. I like keeping the ball all of the time but sometimes it's good to stretch defenders.
FULL-BACK - Kenny Sansom: Pat Van Den Hauwe was brilliant in the Everton side that won the title and at Bolton I played with a lad called Tony Dunne, who won the European Cup with Manchester United, but the one who gets my vote is a lad I played with for England and I had a couple of games at QPR with him and that's Kenny Sansom. He was a terrific player.
RIGHT MIDFIELD - Trevor Stevens: This was so difficult because I had the pleasure of playing with a lad in the England U2s called Laurie Cunningham, who sadly died at a young age. He was brilliant at going past people. He had a great turn of pace, could pick people out and he could score a goal. I think I played against him when he was at Orient. But I'm going for Trevor Stevens - he had an unbelievable understanding with Gary; he was one of those who got back and made it difficult for opposing sides. He had a great engine.
CENTRE MIDFIELD - Paul Bracewell: This was a difficult one because I played with Ray Wilkins and Glenn Hoddle, who was a fantastic player. This might be a surprise to a lot of people but a lad called Bracewell goes in there. He was one of those players who didn't look great but when he wasn't in the team you missed him. Billy Whitehurst smashed his ankle and he wasn't quite the same afterwards. He was magnificent before the ankle injury - he was just great afterwards.
CENTRE MIDFIELD - Bryan Robson: I played against him many times and I played with him for England. He was 'Captain Marvel'. This fella could win tackles, break from the middle of the park, score a goal, make a goal by a tackle; he drove your team on and he was a winner. That's the biggest thing about him.
LEFT MIDFIELD - Kevin Sheedy: John Barnes is one of the best players I ever played with but he's not getting in. I've gone with Sheeds.
STRIKER - Graeme Sharp: If you ask any centre-half of that era who they didn't want to play against, it was Sharpy.
STRIKER - Andy Gray: When me and Andy went to Everton we both had bad knees but he was so aggressive, he wanted to win so much. Besides scoring goals he defended as well. I played with the likes of Gary Lineker who got 40 goals in a season and Peter Beardsley, who was a great player, but it's Andy for me.