Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by El-Manos, Jun 3, 2018.
Ruben de la Red looked promising.
Without a doubt Sergio Canales, what a talent that kid was, he got plagued with injuries but feck me when he was fit you could see he was something special.
Bobby Noble. On of the best young right backs of the late Busby era. He was integral to our title-winning side in 1967 but almost lost his life in a car crash and never played again.
Yeah, it's massively sad when such outstanding players are prevented from reaching their full potential. Nesta bugs me even more than Ronaldo, I just have a crush on Italian defenders and he's my absolute favourite. Only the Sammer/Beckenbauer statement goes to far for me.
I see a lot of posts with the Abou Diaby effect. The Abou Diaby effect happens when an average player with some flashy moves/talent suffers long term injuries and improves in the minds of his supporters until he becomes world class.
Abou Diaby spent 9 years at Arsenal and played a couple hundred games with only 1 good game to show for it against Liverpool. He was incredibly overrated and brainless.
Beware of the Abou Diaby effect when assessing injury prone players.
Van Basten and imagine Robben without years of being injured!
That's sad. Several clubs where he didn't get a single game. Weird considering he looked quite promising. Makes you wonder how much a single nasty injury can derail a sensitive soul.
It is. I didn't do too much research but I'd imagine if he'd had a second bad injury the couple of articles I read would have mentioned it. Why are these small clubs even bothering to buy a former Premier League player then not even give him a chance?
I really don't know. Maybe he's been released on a free a bunch of times, then the next club has thought he's crap in training.
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