Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Smoking_Owl, Jul 12, 2017.
Isn’t he retired?
Bruno Cheyrou..”the next zidane”
The entire Leeds United premier league squad season 2002-2003 bar Alan Smyth and Robbie Keane.
Sandro the old Spurs DM. I remember they got him young, he played good for six months and he was suddenly hyped up as one of best DMs in europe. Then fell out of favour and ended up at QPR where he barely did anything. Guess he's back in Brazil now.
He went to Barcelona FFS and played in the last World Cup
Sandro C.V: Seems to have made his home in Serie A now. Forgot he popped up at West Brom under Pulis.
It's been a while since I've read the name Yacine Brahimi.
Still at Porto although don't know if his career has stalled, read he's on a free transfer so imagine he could pop up in premier league next season.
did they both play for Spurs then or have I made that up?
Paulinho signed in 2013 so yes. Sandro signed for QPR start of 2014 season.
Saidy Janko - somehow secured himself a move to Porto
And Anthony "As Good As Cristiano Ronaldo, But Cheaper" Le Tallec.
Connor Wickham, completely forgot he existed or was even still playing until I was looking for a cheap player on fantasy football this year. Once touted as the next great english striker, guys only 26. I feel so fecking old
Adnan Januzaj, Sergio Canales. Both playing in Spain I guess.
Oh my, this was before his passing of course. I had just signed him for a low league team on FM (14 I think). Was so sad to read about him not much later. RIP.
Yes terrible for his wife, kids and family, taken too soon .
Much respect to those who gave their time to play in his memorial match, to raise funds for his family.
I remember him. Here at portugal we were surprised how did such a crappy player like him who was part of a relegated team was suddenly playing at England.
Marians Pahars. Alongside Le Tessier,Pahars was usually the other standout player who always performed well against us.
He had a good WC for Paraguay in 2010. They were very tough to score against in the tournament so inevitably a premier league club just looks at that rather than his overall history and takes a chance.
Inevitably that was Wigan under Martinez who had a real league of nations squad in those days. I think he did actually play in the cup final win over Man. City in 2013 so one good defensive performance in England.
He was exposed badly at Everton.
I did the same thing when I saw that
Wow, how many did we have of those? Micoud, Nasri, Gourcuff ... Even lesser know players like Meriem or Marvin Martin.
Almost forgot Januzaj, if it wasn't for the new topic
Seen Manucho's name brought up recently.. forgot all about him and his stint at United
Remember him setting up Welbeck’s wonder strike against Stoke!
Giovani dos Santos
I've probably mentioned him before but Nery Castillo....was playing in Greece as 16 year old, huge hype, Mexico got him to play for their NT team and Man. City (pre takeover) signed him. Very much a player who just faded into obscurity.
Edit: According to his wiki he was on trial at Man. United at 16 but couldn't get a work permit.
He was quality at one Copa America
Whoa, great shout. I expected him to be the next big thing after the 2007. Confederations Cup, where he scored this worldie:
Giovanni dos Santos also badly failed to build up to the hype out of players from that Mexico side.
I was going to say he and Riveros got their moves to England because Martino made that Paraguayan defence so well drilled at the World Cup in 2010 that they looked great defensively, but they both seem to have been bought in May, before the tournament, so no idea really.
He seems like the obvious move for Wolves. They could use a player like him behind Jota and Jimenez and able to play wide when they go 4 at the back, and Gibbs-White isn't ready yet.
I always thought he was solid-ish for Arsenal, their sort of Fletcher/O'Shea type.
Not the brightest move for him to go to West Brom when Watford also wanted him at the time (their training ground is across the road from Arsenal) and of course they've had much better last two years than WBA.
He is a former team mate of mine, has known him since he was 8 or so. Extremely talented, but injuries stopped his career.
Wasn’t he absolutely ruined by injury?
Before him, Redknapp signed Palacios for nearly £15m and all the British pundits thought it was a masterstroke. He was quietly shoved off to Stoke soon after when it turned out he had about as much football ability as he did a neck.
Siem De Jong, former Ajax capt, now playing in Australia.
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