Jonathan Wilson's Articles (Bot)
- Aug 1, 2010
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Every now and again, there comes a player who seems to have been overtaken by the evolution of the game. Michael Owen was one, his style of hanging on the shoulder of the last defender and waiting to be fed, either by a target man or a support striker, left outmoded by the widespread switch to lone-striker systems. Wesley Sneijder is another -- and what's bizarre about his decline is that his step into obsolescence seems to be voluntary.