He's Sir Stan with curls..
Steve McManaman Steven "Steve" McManaman (born 11 February, 1972, in Liverpool, England) is an English former footballer of the 1990s and early 2000s, who played as a midfielder in a career spanning two of European Football's biggest club football sides in Liverpool F.C. and Real Madrid. could be the boy next door yet there is nothing neighbourly neighbourly or US neighborly
kind, friendly, and helpful
Adj. 1. neighbourly - exhibiting the qualities expected in a friendly neighbor
neighborly about the way he treats defenders.
The blond curls stream in the wind as he sways his hips, glides past an opponent and lays on a goalscoring chance.
Sound familiar? Take away the curls and it could be a description of the Stanley Matthews method.
The approach that made Matthews the first football knight has served McManaman well on his own way to the top thirty years after Sir Stan finally called it a day. Matthews himself was first to make the comparison.
After watching McManaman produce a mesmeric mes·mer·ism
1. A strong or spellbinding appeal; fascination.
2. Hypnotic induction believed to involve animal magnetism.
[After Franz Mesmer. Wembley display, the wizard of dribble said: "He reminds me of me when I was playing."
Surely there could be no higher praise for a current footballer?
McManaman is like Sir Stan to the point that he, too, is no great goalscorer.
Just 31 League goals in seven seasons is a meagre mea·ger also mea·gre
1. Deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; scanty.
2. Deficient in richness, fertility, or vigor; feeble: the meager soil of an eroded plain.
3. return for a player of his immense talents. He, like Sir Stan, is maker rather than a taker tak·er
One that takes or takes up something, such as a wager or purchase: There were no takers on the bets.
Noun of goals.