Only Wimbledon FC's rise from the southern league to the English First Division and FA Cup victory during the 1980s comes anywhere near to bearing comparison
, and the fact that the so-called Crazy Gang played with a snarl instead of a smile meant their success was nowhere near as well-received by neutrals as that of the Scottish minnows.
However, before The House of Cards, Richardson was already renowned as one of the great Shakespearean actors of his day, bearing comparison
with John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson, a generation earlier.
A long-running criticism of Dyer's game has been his lack of goals, with his goalscoring record not bearing comparison
to the likes of nine-goal England colleague Frank Lampard.