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By his own admission he is not the most creative wide midfield player, but I wanted to play 4-4-2 and somebody had to be a square peg in a round hole and play wide.
Picked, yet out of game time, form and fitness, he was placed as a square peg in a round hole for the first Test in Christchurch.
He was always the proverbial square peg in a round hole, and his difficult, enigmatic craft is even more outside the commercial mainstream today.