Football has evolved from the days of bone-crunching challenges being punished with a word in the ear from the referee. Today, any tackle that looks slightly reckless at full pace is deemed to be dangerous play. 

Our top five hardest footballers were brought up on physical football, where showing the opponent that he hadn't hurt you was enough to get him back. Well, that was the idea anyway

GMS contributor Tom Deeks picks five of the hardest footballers ever to have played in the Premier League...

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