Really good article and interview with Dempsey over on ESPN, a great read in which he talks openly about feeling like having to constantly prove himself here. I’m not so sure about that last line though. Even if manager’s dont initially ‘appreciate’ him (and that doesn’t just apply to Dempsey but to every man in the squad who doesn’t get into their first XI straight away) they always do in the end, and I think it’s fair to say after winning fans player of the season the amount of appreciation he gets from the stands is pretty big too.