'The Streets won't forget' thread

Mr.Ridiculous__

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So some of you might have come across posts and videos of players who were very talented, very entertaining, but played at smaller clubs and/or their peaks were very small.

They burnt brightly when they could. These posts get tagged like this, for example "The streets will never forget Michu's season at Swansea" or "Ben Arfa at Newcastle".

We can list our favorite players who fit that mould. I'll start with one. Adel Taarabt.

 

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So some of you might have come across posts and videos of players who were very talented, very entertaining, but played at smaller clubs and/or their peaks were very small.

They burnt brightly when they could. These posts get tagged like this, for example "The streets will never forget Michu's season at Swansea" or "Ben Arfa at Newcastle".

We can list our favorite players who fit that mould. I'll start with one. Adel Taarabt.
Hugely talented, unfortunately just overweight (for a professional footballer) and seriously unfit.
 

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Ben Arfa's brief stint at Newcastle
Papiss Cisse's 6 months at Newcastle
 

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Thought this was a Mike Skinner appreciation thread
 

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Obertan's United debut until his first touch on the ball.
 

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The Kerlon compilations were always ace. Especially when he was wiped out by fed up defenders.
 

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Couldn’t you just call it “best individual seasons” or something? :D
 

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Zaki looked world class, for about two months

done absolutely feckall since though!
 

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Can we rename this the "He was good for a bit, wasn't he?" thread?
 

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Quite a few English strikers have had these kind of seasons in the Premier League in their debut seasons: Kevin Phillips, Marcus Stewart, Michael Ricketts, David Nugent etc.

All bar Stewart (I think) got capped by England but all fell away to relative obscurity thereafter. Phillips might’ve been the only one to not be a six-month wonder, never mind a one-season wonder.
 

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I could watch Quaresma on youtube all day. That was a college past time for a lot of us :lol:
Quaresma has so many tricks in the book you just don't know what will he do next. A very entretaining player and career wise was not bad, despite having the talent to be a Ballon D'Or though.
 

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Also, Robert Prosinecki. He was Zidane before Zidane. Disappointing in the sense that although he played for some big clubs, he should be remembered as one of the greatest to play with game, with that talent.

 

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Shinji Kagawa flopped here, but he was a truly sensational player; prime Shinji in our team now or 2010s Barcelona would be sensational. Loved him, smoothest operator I've ever seen

 

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'The streets won't forget' is definitely too light-hearted a phrase to justify posting this but I've been looking for an excuse to post it for a while so I'll just put it here.

Quite a moving and tragic story.
 

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Also, Robert Prosinecki. He was Zidane before Zidane. Disappointing in the sense that although he played for some big clubs, he should be remembered as one of the greatest to play with game, with that talent.

Just fantastic! I can't imagine how infuriating it must have been for his opponents.
 

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While we're making threads out of shit youtube video titles, can we get an "Impossible To Forget" thread or maybe a bit of "The Day The World Knew Who [player] Was"?

Let's at least have some "Welcome to [club he never came close to signing for]".
 

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Lee Trundle

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