Former players YouTube has been kind to

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Skills, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Feb 12, 2018
    #1

    Skills Snitch

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    25,928
    Basically former players who are now overrated based on being on highlight reals.

    Jay-Jay Okocha. 90 rated prime icon on FIFA somehow - implying he was one of the best players in the world at one point. I don't ever remember this being the case - he was a very decent player, great entertainer but was he feck one of the best players in the world?
  2. Feb 12, 2018
    #2

    R10Football New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2014
    Messages:
    61
    I remember Obertan had some amazing highlights when he played in France. Fair to say, someone is really good at video editing.
  3. Feb 12, 2018
    #3

    Theafonis In love with @Eboue

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2013
    Messages:
    6,875
    Location:
    British Columbia
    Supports:
    Chelsea
    Quaresma, Kerlon, Ganso, Kakuta, Dos Santos were all highlight players
  4. Feb 12, 2018
    #4

    kthanksbye Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Messages:
    402
    Location:
    United Arab Emirates
    Ricardo Quarezma

    Ben Arfa - The epitome of a gif footballer, does nothing in his new club every season, then comes on as a sub against some bottom team and gets past 3-4 tired players, a gif is made that circles the internet, and a he finds a new club the next season.

    I know it said former players, but Quaresma nd Ben Arfa might as well retire.
  5. Feb 12, 2018
    #5

    bebeanderson Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2017
    Messages:
    452
    Ronaldo has the best highlight reel of any player imo. If an alien had just landed and judged all players in history via youtube, there's no way he doesn't think Ronaldo is the GOAT, specially those highlights from Barcelona and Inter.

    Even his misses looked great. This skill vs Verona :drool:

    https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Hd5k2Y9bZ_E
  6. Feb 12, 2018
    #6

    SadlerMUFC Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2017
    Messages:
    905
    Location:
    Niagara Falls, Canada
    jay-jay (the man so good they named him twice) was a great player. One of the best? Not quite. Could he have been better? Definitely. I was always surprised that a big club never came in to get him. Perhaps he was too much of a show off? Not sure. But I know he was fun to watch and who knows what "could have been" if a big club did give him a chance...
  7. Feb 12, 2018
    #7

    Hullyback Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,343
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Supports:
    Liverpool FC
    Matt Le Tissier. If there's a better highlight reel out there of stupidly good long range goals I'd love to see it.

    Tony Yeboah has a good one too, shame most of them look like they were recorded by someone on a Gameboy camera.
  8. Feb 12, 2018
    #8

    GifLord The gif that keeps on giffing

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2013
    Messages:
    10,759
    Location:
    LALALAND
    Quaresma was amazing at Porto from 05-08 then moved to Inter and went to s**t
  9. Feb 12, 2018
    #9

    Hullyback Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2016
    Messages:
    1,343
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Supports:
    Liverpool FC
    Wasn't Quaresma highly linked with United around that time, almost nailed on to join? I could be thinking of Riquelme though.
  10. Feb 12, 2018
    #10

    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Messages:
    36,474
    Location:
    in your closet, in your head
    Freddy Adu.
  11. Feb 12, 2018
    #11

    giorno Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2016
    Messages:
    10,941
    Supports:
    Real Madrid
    Ronaldo was every bit as good as those highlights though. Don't think he belongs in this thread(but the link does :lol::drool:)
  12. Feb 12, 2018
    #12

    Leif GW New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2016
    Messages:
    202
    Guti. I don't ever remember anyone fawning over him back when he was active. He does have a pretty decent Youtube compilation, though.
  13. Feb 12, 2018
    #13

    Kaos Full Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    24,479
    Location:
    Ginseng Strip
    At the time we were linked with Nani, pretty much all the caftards at the time were desperate we went for Quaresma instead.

    I was one of them :wenger:
  14. Feb 12, 2018
    #14

    Ibi Dreams Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    4,218
    He played a shitload of games for Madrid, so he must have been pretty good. Just not as glamorous as many of their other players at the time
  15. Feb 12, 2018
    #15

    giorno Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2016
    Messages:
    10,941
    Supports:
    Real Madrid
    No, just a lazy fecker :lol:
    Wasted his talent big time, which says a lot
  16. Feb 12, 2018
    #16

    SqualorVictoria New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2013
    Messages:
    331
    Supports:
    City
    I have been fawning over him quite regularly without checking his YouTube compilations. In fact, he was partly the reason why I liked to wore no. 14 as a kid!
  17. Feb 12, 2018
    #17

    Jaybomb Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2016
    Messages:
    4,460
    Memphis Depay.

    Though I hear he’s doing pretty good in France.
  18. Feb 12, 2018
    #18

    Ish Lights on for Luke

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    21,828
    Location:
    Where fans' expectations are too high
    Quagliarella (sp?) should have a very good YT highlight reel.

    Though I'm not sure if it's actually revised many opinions on him.
  19. Feb 12, 2018
    #19

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    33,300
    Location:
    This Space Is For Sale
    Pele

    What did he ever do anyway?
  20. Feb 12, 2018
    #20

    Chipper Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    795
    Still playing but Adel Taarabt.
  21. Feb 12, 2018
    #21

    Lyricist Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    Messages:
    2,722
    Location:
    the booth
    Robinho
  22. Feb 12, 2018
    #22

    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Messages:
    86,413
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    I think you’re being harsh on okacha there
  23. Feb 12, 2018
    #23

    stevoc Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    8,926
    Location:
    Welcome to United JoMo!
    I was at my mates house at the weekend and he showed me some legend XI on Fifa. It was a who's who of world class players from the 90's i was reading down the list and seen Okocha's name and burst out laughing. Stuck out like a sore thumb, as you say he was an entertaining player to watch but never world class or anywhere near.
  24. Feb 12, 2018
    #24

    paulscholes18 Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Messages:
    11,992
    Andrés D'Alessandro
  25. Feb 12, 2018
    #25

    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Messages:
    86,413
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    One of the best African players ever. He may not have been top 10 in the world but he was definitely in the top 100
  26. Feb 12, 2018
    #26

    Treble Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Messages:
    9,026
    Laudrup must be the best example.

    Top top player and I loved to watch him but youtube made him look twice the player that, say, Stoichkov was despite the fact that Stoichkov was more consistent and influential for Barcelona and won Ballon d'Or for a reason.
  27. Feb 12, 2018
    #27

    sajeev Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    2,955
    Guti was always potential, even as he was retiring, he never played to it though on a consistent basis. Great to watch when in the mood and probably would have been better appreciated if he was at a smaller club
  28. Feb 12, 2018
    #28

    Goochy Banned

    Joined:
    May 10, 2016
    Messages:
    144
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Supports:
    Liverpool
    Le Tisser easily
  29. Feb 12, 2018
    #29

    Arbitrium Supposed to be taking a year off

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2016
    Messages:
    15,608
    I don't think thats the point of those fifa cards. Part of the element of that game is players who have 5 star skills i.e. able to perform every trick move in the game. There aren't too many players in history who pulled off as many audacious moves during games as Jay-Jay, so its natural he gets included amongst a lot of much better players. The guy made watching football a joy, and on his day was just as unplayable as Hernan Crespo or Luis Hernandez or Alan Shearer, other questionable "legends" in that game.
  30. Feb 12, 2018
    #30

    Florida Man Cartoon expert and crap superhero

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2014
    Messages:
    6,137
    Location:
    Florida, man
    :lol: Has to be one of the successful gems
  31. Feb 12, 2018
    #31

    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2000
    Messages:
    86,413
    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    :lol: sod off

    He was cantona level without the drive. One of the best players in the PL era
  32. Feb 12, 2018
    #32

    rotherham_red Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,982
    It was when we signed Ronaldo. Everyone was going gaga over Quaresma, who everyone thought was our Ronaldinho plan b target, and was more highly regarded than Ronnie. Then, when he went to Barca as well, everyone was fearful. Then came that friendly v Sporting and the rest, as they say, was history :drool:
  33. Feb 12, 2018
    #33

    Skills Snitch

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    25,928
    Aiden McGeady has 5* skill moves on that game and has never even been a gold card IIRC. That doesn't have an effect on the rating. Luis Hernandez is another shout - who the feck?!

    There's going to be kids growing up thinking Okocha & Luis Hernadez were Suarez/Neymar calibre of players. When they were nowhere close.
  34. Feb 12, 2018
    #34

    do.ob Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Messages:
    5,809
    Location:
    Germany
    Berbatov
  35. Feb 12, 2018
    #35

    Skills Snitch

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2012
    Messages:
    25,928
    Lived off Berba's highlights/gifs even when he was here tbf.

  36. Feb 12, 2018
    #36

    stevoc Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    8,926
    Location:
    Welcome to United JoMo!
    Top 100 players in the world?

    Not for me mate to be honest i dont think he would definitely be in the top 100 players in the world right now never mind back then.

    He was great to watch but never good enough to play within a system for a top side. He was not even a major player for PSG who were nothing special back then and then moved to Bolton which was about his level.
  37. Feb 12, 2018
    #37

    Ecstatic Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages:
    11,887
    Location:
    Farewell tour
    Supports:
    PsG
    Top 100 African players, sure.
  38. Feb 12, 2018
    #38

    SirAF Ageist

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2003
    Messages:
    26,574
    Location:
    Transfer Muppet of the Year

    This.
  39. Feb 12, 2018
    #39

    Ecstatic Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2015
    Messages:
    11,887
    Location:
    Farewell tour
    Supports:
    PsG
    Indeed. I think Neymar has done more in 4 weeks than Okocha in 4 years
  40. Feb 12, 2018
    #40

    Moby Dick who hates the homeless

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    Messages:
    33,188
    Location:
    Nicki Minaj's Secret Bedroom
    Just 3 world cups. Piss I know.