I don’t think you can compare them
as players though really, one was scraping the barrel with us in league one and lower end of the championship when we were at our lowest, which saw his best performances for us. It was others who drove us to a higher level and he became less involved the higher we went.
Izzett was a regular for a team top end of championship and top 10 prem team. Two promotions, 3 cup finals, Europe twice, World Cup semi final.
You can’t deny his (King) involvement in what happened, he still played a part of course. But If King was a regular starter like Izzet in the prem then I doubt we’d be achieving what we have, because he wasn’t good enough for that regular starting spot, and that’s why managers constantly tried to replace him.
Not trying to slate then bloke, he was just more and more a peripheral figure after Pearson came back until he left.
I get why some love him, because we were at our lowest and he was a shining light. And he went on the journey with us from lowest to highest, and was one of the few consistent figures.