Very true. You can't say "if only" about Pedro, he was a model professional in both looking after himself and working hard I understand.
I get the impression Dyer and Woodgate are very thick which might have something to do with it.
A lad i went to uni with, his dad taught Woodgate and said he was thick by footballer standards, which makes him borderline special!
And agree with people about Shearer, he was certainly gifted, but allied to his mentality and strength of character he stepped it up even higher and there are many players who would have been finished at the top level with even 1 of his injuries never mind all of them.
I believe his nickname amongst footballers is 'plank' if footballers think you're thick, you must be pretty fucking thick!