Players you had forgotten existed

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    Dirty Schwein Has a 'Best of Britney Spears' album

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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Lingard?
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    GledTheRed Full Member

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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Someone was talking about a long lost player the other day, but I've forgotten who it was.
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    Chipper Full Member

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    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.
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    doomy20 Full Member

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    Ryan Babel.
    Completely forgot him and suddenly he is a vital part in this newly formed Netherlands team, feels like he is arround for 30 years.
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    Made some good films though.
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    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.
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    Mettaur New Member

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    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.
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    the_irish123 New Member

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    Keita ex Barca. Wtf happened to him?
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    Just shoot me New Member

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    'Vital part'. Not really, they are just waiting the right moment to bring Bergwijn, Kluivert and Calvin Stengs in the team.
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    Irwin99 Full Member

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    Darmian. Guy has seriously wasted years of his career here.
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    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.
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    Tonicruise New Member

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    Claudio Pizarro, 40 years young still kicking it at Werder Bremen.
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    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.
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    Dolf Full Member

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    Talisca, glad we didn’t get him
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    Casanova85 Full Member

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    Rémy.
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet New Member

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    Ibrahim Afellay.
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    Normandy New Member

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    Diego Tristan. I remember him being lethal for Deportivo, disappeared, ended up at West Ham for a bit, then disappeared again.
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    Didn’t he have a really weird transfer history where he kept bouncing back and forth between Bayern and other clubs?
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    manutddjw Full Member

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    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.
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    Look-a-Hill New Member

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    Quintero?
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    manutddjw Full Member

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    Yes. That’s the one. Thanks it was pissing me off for awhile because I couldn’t remember.
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    Bole Top Full Member

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    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.
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    FootballHQ Full Member

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    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.
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    Victor Janssen.
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    Maverick red New Member

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    got vague memories of him being a defender but a striker as well, if i am thinking of the right guy.
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    Weird fact, he was my first ever Premier League sticker
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    Dean Windass just for the hilarious name and terrible Puma logo tattoo.
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    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    Red Indian Chief Torn Rubber Thus says Kemo

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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Mattia Destro.
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    JMack1234 Full Member

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    Schmeichel's Cartwheel Full Member

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    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 :lol:
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    John Obi Mikel. Where's he at? Surely not retired.
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    Devilsrock7 New Member

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    RIP
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    stubie Full Member

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    Just been released by Middlesbrough
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    I was playing FM19 the other day and saw Jack Rodwell released... he’s still only in his late 20’s