I know, this should have been posted last week, but I was distracted by my production duties on Wheeler Dealer Radio, that GIF party on Friday, our first preseason game, and tons of other stuff. I could tell that you were all upset that you didn't get to vote on this because of the flood of e-mails and tweets I didn't receive. A silent protest is always the most effective one, isn't it? Fortunately, I'm all about giving the people what they want.
We've already gotten the more defensive portion of our midfield pairing for our Tottenham Hotspur Best XI of the Decade in Michael Carrick, but who will be joining him in midfield?
Luka Modric: Let's put aside the current transfer drama for just a moment and focus on Luka's play on the pitch. Since joining Spurs for £16.5 million in 2008 Modric has gone on to make 118 appearances for the Club. His goal return of 12 is a little bit disappointing, but that has always been the knock on Modric. His ability to pick a pass is perhaps the best on the team (with the possible exception of Tom Huddlestone). Last season with the arrival of Rafael Van der Vaart modric adopted a deeper role, tracking back more often, but still acting as the playmaker. He is without a doubt one of the best midfielders in the Premiership right now, but is it enough to get into the Best XI?
Rafael Van der Vaart: Yes, I know, he's only played one season for the club, but that one season was pretty good. The Dutchman appeared in 36 games for Spurs and scored 15 goals, which is pretty remarkable when you consider he rarely played more than 60 minutes in a game. Van der Vaart formed an excellent partnership with Peter Crouch, one that saw Van der Vaart win Premier League Player of the Month in October of 2010.
Ok, that's all I've got. Given this "list" and the one we had for the defensive/two-way midfield position the center of the park hasn't exactly been a strength for Spurs over the last decade. If you feel that I've unfairly omitted someone from this list that has played this position for Spurs since 2001 leave them in the comments.