Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Smoking_Owl, Jul 12, 2017.
Someone was talking about a long lost player the other day, but I've forgotten who it was.
John Obi Mikel
Heard his name mentioned on the radio last night as they were reading out team news for Middlesbrough v Bristol City. Had to google to see if it was really him or if I misheard. It's not so much that I forgot that he existed, it was that I never knew he was there. Didn't know he'd been in China until recently either and thought he was languishing somewhere in the depths of Chelsea's squad still.
Completely forgot him and suddenly he is a vital part in this newly formed Netherlands team, feels like he is arround for 30 years.
Made some good films though.
Sulley Muntari was mentioned today, was in one of the racism reports of players who've suffered abuse in Italy.
Apparently now plays for Albacete.
Bojan - The next Messi who ended up at Stoke City.
Alexandre Pato - Seemed to be the next big thing. Disappeared for a couple of years and ended up at Chelsea.
Oscar - Hyped up together with Coutinho. Left for China and never heard of him again.
Carrasco - Seemed to be some prospect and scored in the CL Final. Then, he just disappeared to China.
Keita ex Barca. Wtf happened to him?
'Vital part'. Not really, they are just waiting the right moment to bring Bergwijn, Kluivert and Calvin Stengs in the team.
Darmian. Guy has seriously wasted years of his career here.
Left Barça at 32 to go to China. Came back to Europe briefly to play for Valencia and Roma and then did a year in Qatar before retiring.
Claudio Pizarro, 40 years young still kicking it at Werder Bremen.
Reminded on another thread of Loic Remy's existance. Not sure if he's retired now but he scored loads in France and then had a good season at Newcastle which think meant he went to Chelsea but didn't do much there.
Talisca, glad we didn’t get him
Diego Tristan. I remember him being lethal for Deportivo, disappeared, ended up at West Ham for a bit, then disappeared again.
Didn’t he have a really weird transfer history where he kept bouncing back and forth between Bayern and other clubs?
Who was that little Colombian that played for Porto who was supposed to be the next big thing? By the way I’m not talking about James.
Yes. That’s the one. Thanks it was pissing me off for awhile because I couldn’t remember.
there was one guy from FM that always had amazing technical attributes but was fairly useless despite that. he was simply called Leonardo and was first at Feyenoord, then at Ajax. dribbling and technique both 20, good physical attributes as well, yet was shit whenever I played him (and I played dutch league a lot).
Viktor Sikora, Y. Hersi, D. de Ridder and J. Vonlanthen as well, FM 2005 "gems" from dutch league.
He lost his motivation for football for a while but done very well at River Plate and had good WC for Colombia. Doubt he's bothered about coming back to europe.
got vague memories of him being a defender but a striker as well, if i am thinking of the right guy.
Weird fact, he was my first ever Premier League sticker
Dean Windass just for the hilarious name and terrible Puma logo tattoo.
When Origi came on last night my mate called him David N'Gog 2.0. I had totally forgotten about his existence. Then N'Gog 2.0 scored
John Obi Mikel. Where's he at? Surely not retired.
Just been released by Middlesbrough
I was playing FM19 the other day and saw Jack Rodwell released... he’s still only in his late 20’s
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