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Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink

What a name.
 

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Just remembered a whole host of 90's Italian Goalkeepers.
Pagliuca
Toldo
Peruzzi
Rossi
Antonioli
 

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Aldo Duscher. The guy who broke Beckham's metatarsal when playing in the CL for Deportivo at OT.

Was public enemy no1 in the UK for weeks as he was suspected to miss the WC. He was linked with moves to the Prem afterwards.
One of those side being,ironically,us.

From what I remember about Dusher,other than that tackle in a CL tie, was that he was abit of a bargain basement Gattuso
 

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S. Kalou - when you think about how long it has been since he played for Chelsea and realize he also had 2 great seasons at Lille before having another 5 great seasons at Hertha.

David Suazo - I don't remember a single thing he did for Inter.

Luciano Figueroa - I doubt anyone remembers him, but he was actually great for Argies in 2004 Copa and 2005 Condeferations cup. nowhere to be seen after that.

Maxi Lopez - similar to Figueroa. almost completely irrelevant after that goal vs Chelsea which was also his first shot ever for Barca.

G. Milito - to me he was always the better known of two brothers, not only because he was the one that signed for big club first, but also because I used to sign him in older FM games. obviously, Inter's 2009-10 season changed everything for Diego while Gabriel became permanently injured and retired without anyone noticing.

Sebastian Saja, Amauri, Angloma, Marcus Hahnemann.
 

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Santi Cazorla, typical Wenger signing, had a few great games, very technical. Currently playing for Villareal
 

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S. Kalou - when you think about how long it has been since he played for Chelsea and realize he also had 2 great seasons at Lille before having another 5 great seasons at Hertha.

David Suazo - I don't remember a single thing he did for Inter.

Luciano Figueroa - I doubt anyone remembers him, but he was actually great for Argies in 2004 Copa and 2005 Condeferations cup. nowhere to be seen after that.

Maxi Lopez - similar to Figueroa. almost completely irrelevant after that goal vs Chelsea which was also his first shot ever for Barca.

G. Milito - to me he was always the better known of two brothers, not only because he was the one that signed for big club first, but also because I used to sign him in older FM games. obviously, Inter's 2009-10 season changed everything for Diego while Gabriel became permanently injured and retired without anyone noticing.

Sebastian Saja, Amauri, Angloma, Marcus Hahnemann.
I remember Angloma. Powerful french fullback for Valencia. Seemed to play forever.
 

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Figueroa was signed by Birmingham in 2003, didn't play a game but then had that good copa america for Argentina a year later. Villareal signed him after the tournament I think.

Had forgotten about Juan Pablo Sorin until I watched England-Argies yesterday. He had an odd club career. Was playing in Brazil until 26 then Barca picked him up on loan and moved around euro leagues for a few seasons, was best at Villareal when they had Riquelme and Forlan.
 

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Orlando Engelaar
Danijel Pranjić
Walter Baseggio
Matthew Kilgallon
Bernd Schneider
Guillermo Barros Schelotto
Fábio Rochemback
George Boateng
Lebohang Mokoena (33!!!)
 

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Santi Cazorla, typical Wenger signing, had a few great games, very technical. Currently playing for Villareal
Didn't he nearly lose his leg after an injury at Arsenal... something about an infection. Missed the better part of 2-3 season as a result.
 

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Rene Adler - German keeper at Bayer Leverkusen linked to United (and apparently a United fan).

Was Germany’s first choice GK for a couple of games but got injured and never regained the spot from Neuer
 

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Niko Kranjcar.
81 Caps with Croatia
6 years in the PL (the unlikely FA cup win with Pompey, part of the Spurs team that started getting into the CL)

Yet no one seemed to miss him once he just vanished.
 

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Niko Kranjcar.
81 Caps with Croatia
6 years in the PL (the unlikely FA cup win with Pompey, part of the Spurs team that started getting into the CL)

Yet no one seemed to miss him once he just vanished.
Harry redknapp probably misses him
 

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Alex Teixeira. Still in China.
 

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Niko Kranjcar.
81 Caps with Croatia
6 years in the PL (the unlikely FA cup win with Pompey, part of the Spurs team that started getting into the CL)

Yet no one seemed to miss him once he just vanished.
Didn't he go to qpr when 'Arry was manager there or did I make that up??
 

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Angelo Henriquez, former United striker that plays in Chile today. even wiki doesn't update his stats anymore.

Imbula - don't know whether he was Stoke's record transfer and don't really care, but the fee was certainly high for such club. obviously, he was monumental flop.

Makoun - the only thing I remember him by is that goal for 1-0 win over Madrid when he was at Lyon. signed for Villa and flopped.

Forsberg, Mladen Petric, El Sharaawy and Luc Castaignos.
 

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Niko Kranjcar.
81 Caps with Croatia
6 years in the PL (the unlikely FA cup win with Pompey, part of the Spurs team that started getting into the CL)

Yet no one seemed to miss him once he just vanished.
Can remember watching a clip the other week from an old firm derby where the commentators were basically saying playing Kranjcar was like having 10 men because he couldn't get around the pitch anymore.

I thought he might be ancient but it seems he's 35 now and that clip was somewhere between the ages of 31-33 so his athleticism must've dropped off a cliff post 30.
 

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I see Manolo Gabbiadini scored for Sampdoria tonight. Remember he was briefly a thing for Southampton.

Upon realising this, I took to Google and fun fact, Gaston Ramirez and Maya Yoshida both also now play for Sampdoria too. Very random that three ex Southampton players are now at Sampdoria. Extra super funner fact, the wonderfully named Ronaldo Vieira, once of Leeds is also at Sampdoria too.
 

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Also, Ahmed Musa. I'm surprised he couldn't make an impact for Leicester with his pace.
 

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Saw the name Jermaine Pennant recently. It brought back many fond memories of deluded dippers.
 

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I see Manolo Gabbiadini scored for Sampdoria tonight. Remember he was briefly a thing for Southampton.

Upon realising this, I took to Google and fun fact, Gaston Ramirez and Maya Yoshida both also now play for Sampdoria too. Very random that three ex Southampton players are now at Sampdoria. Extra super funner fact, the wonderfully named Ronaldo Vieira, once of Leeds is also at Sampdoria too.
Sampdoria are the new Liverpool.
 

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Jack Clarke, Leeds wonderkid about 18 months back and moved to Spurs. No idea what's happened to him. Had forgotten about Sessegnon aswell until he popped up on the bench yesterday.
 

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Jack Clarke, Leeds wonderkid about 18 months back and moved to Spurs. No idea what's happened to him. Had forgotten about Sessegnon aswell until he popped up on the bench yesterday.
Speaking of forgotten wonderkids, how about the following (all names I just remembered):
  • Ryan Gauld
  • Oliver Burke
  • Chris Willock
  • Jon Toral
  • Gai Assulin
 

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Yakubu, Portsmouth and Everton legend.
 

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Who was that striker for atletico who was banging in the goals but all of a sudden moved to china never to be heard of again?
 

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Speaking of forgotten wonderkids, how about the following (all names I just remembered):
  • Ryan Gauld
  • Oliver Burke
  • Chris Willock
  • Jon Toral
  • Gai Assulin
Gauld is in Portugal second division I think. Burke actually a regular for Alaves. Toral played in the Hull 8-0 loss yesterday. No idea on Gai.
 

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Gauld is in Portugal second division I think. Burke actually a regular for Alaves. Toral played in the Hull 8-0 loss yesterday. No idea on Gai.
Gai Assulin's actually playing for a club in Romania right now. Chris Willock is currently loaned out to Huddersfield Town from Benfica. Who'd have thought that Joe would have been the best out of the Willock brothers?
 

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Guidetti
Kiessling
L. Lita
Forssel
R. Earnshaw

also, Lucas. it's only his third season for Lazio, but I feel like it's been 6 or 7 years since I last saw him playing for Liverpool.
 

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also, Lucas. it's only his third season for Lazio, but I feel like it's been 6 or 7 years since I last saw him playing for Liverpool.
I feel like he was 35 when he left Liverpool. Crazy to think he turned 33 only this year.