Not a bad player but hell, I just signed him for Bristol Rovers in the 2011 season and he went 42 appearances with 1 goal. I sold him to Exeter and he's got 0 goals in 19 appearances for them it looks like.
Jacob Butterfield - Barnsley (Plays for my 5aside team in summer)
Chris Brandon - Bradford - Played alongside him at Sunday League
Lee Elam - Northwich Victoria
Nicky Summerbee - Retired - Once threw a drink over him
chris brandon is my cousin & lee elam is my step brother!
Nathan Ellington and Lee Ellington - My Best Friend is Dating Lee from Farsley so know Nathan
Tom Cleverley - Often played 5aside against him
Paddy Kenny - Lives 4 doors down in Halifax
Clayton Donaldson - Used to live next door
Went to primary and secondary school with Kris Boyd of Rangers, he still plays exactly the same way now as he did then, stood in the 18 yard box and screamed to be passed to.
LOL my mate at work played against boyd with the school teams a few times and said basically the same thing. He was not impressed! Still looks like Boyds made a decent living by mastering his crude craft!
I played in the park with Alan Trouten of Airdrie. Nice chap and a good player but i never thought he'd make it pro! Bob Davidson (ex-Dundee) was also at my school, 3 years below me but he was already at Rangers youths and did look a player, my impression was he was a bit too cocky about it all tho. Was also a bit-part of a random footy tour with the Dunfermline school team who were Scottish champions at that time I think. I remember Craig Wilson (Dunfermline then Raith) and Greg Fleming (Gretna then Dunfermline) were there, maybe a few more have played at a good level but I cant mind all of the players who were there. Dull facts for youse there.
i was mates with fellow die hard ger scott brown at school. WRTP
haha would you go to Celtic for the money as well then? I believe you know him and i believe that hes a rangers fan but i cant believe he cares that much about gers that he did that. Can you confirm the tattoo rumour?
I think craig burley had/has a rangers tattoo as well?
ive played against john o'shea a few times when he still lived in waterford
i played for the same local team, dunmore united with newly signed ipswich keeper brian murphy. i always thought he was a fantastic keeper. he was one of the main reasons the local team did well for a good few years. he was also in my year in school
also in my year in school was jim goodwin who playes for huddersfield town.
i knew daryl murphy who is on loan at ipswich town when he lived and played in waterford for waterford united. know a good few lads who play or played for waterford.
kenny browne who plays for sporting fingal in the LOI Premier was my ex-girlfriends brothers best friend
Adam Collin, the Carlisle United Goalkeeper lives up the road from me and i often see Danny Grainger (St. Johnstone) and Lewis Guy (Doncaster Rovers) out in my home town as that's where there originally from. I often play as Carlisle United so obviously use Adam Collin and sometimes sign Lewis Guy on loan.
Karl Sheppard - Ex Everton now of Galway United, was 2 years ahead of me in school, in the same year as his younger brother.
Stephen Ward - Wolves LB, he was coached by a family friend, and I have been coached by Wardy in the past. Always good for a wave when you see him about at home lol.
Eoin Wearen - West Ham youth player - my cousin.
I wouldn't say friend but I've served Robbie Savage(Derby), Kevin Keegan and Jon Harley (ex Chelsea, currently Watford) at Center Parcs. They weren't all out together obviously, this was three separate occasions.
A friend of mine plays for Loja, who are a non-playable (unless the get into the Segunda B4) Spanish side, playing in the 4th tier. I signed him for Granada CF, he was crap, so I free transferred him. When I mentioned it to him, he thought it was hilarious, having no idea he was in the game.
I've also signed my old maths teacher John Owens as a youth coach. He was formerly involved with Liverpool's youth academy, England Schoolboys manager, England non-league (or England "C") manager and assistant manager of Runcorn, at the time they were in the Conference.
One of my best friends would be in the Brighton under 18s squad in FM11, he played a couple of games for Brighton reserves but they pulled out of scholarship and ended contract about 3 weeks ago
I also use to play down my local park with a half brazilian guy who had trials with Reading (when they were in Prem). He played 1 or 2 first team games (1 against Newcastle and 1 against Derby) but didnt last there and is currently having continuing trials at Plymouth
Im on it for Stansted (look me up, Adam Morris) my best mate Tyrone White is at Witham along with his brother Laurence (Chelmsford). Alot of the Witham, Braintree and Chelmsford players I know aswell as ex West Ham keeper David Blackmore.
Also Nick Eyre, Blackmore, Andy Hughes and Craig Hughes all went to my high school
Svenne Poulsen obviously, a childhood friend.. Muhammed Akinci, Mike Tullberg, Jonas Damborg & Leon Andreasen - went to school with these lads. Played on the same team as Daniel Brink (whos a free agent in the game)..
Oh oh oh... and my brother in law went to school with Wayne Bridge in Southampton... :roll:
I'm a Singaporean, and in Singapore, soccer isn't a big thing. So the players I know of are people whom I bet you guys never heard of.
Lutfi Abdul Razak (Woodlands Reserves)
He's pretty aweful in the game. He plays fm too, and told me he's gonna manage Man Utd and buy himself! HAHA! But the problem is he will probably never get work permit in the game, and definitely in real life...
Daniel Nwankwo (Was at Sporting Afrique in fm 07)
My sister's friend's boyfriend. He's a decent player in the local league though, but I don't know where he is now, probably at some lowly Nigerian clubs now
Indra Shahdan (Currently at SAFFC)
He's in my course in local polytechnics. Not that close to him, but played soccer with him before! When my course mates and I heard that he is in our course, we were like "WHAT???" He's the current Singapore national skipper, and arguably one of the best Striker in Singapore of this generation.
I've got a mate who was in the year below me at school, he left last year for a scholarship at Chelsea, name is Ben Sampayo and he has a best mate who plays for Luton called Matt James but I don't think hes on the game this year. But Ben is.
Ignacio Novas (Uruguay) became a receptionist, so as to say, in my local high school. I looked him up and he was on the game so ended up signing him on a free transfer for a 2nd tier side. He was crap tho, and left on a free.
I've also played against many of the newly promoted 18 year olds from my country who are in the game.
my first cousin is in the game..mark quigley, hes with stpatricks athletic in the game but just transfered to bohemians in real life.I'm also mates with joseph shaughnessy who plays for aberdeen u18..gonna be a good palyer in a few years
I'm in the game and have been for some time, also my mate Mark Allen was on the back of the box a few years ago playing for Flexsys Cefn Druids the jammy sod, totally random too he doesn't even play it!!!!!