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    hi guys,

    the thread about Sherman Cardenas got me thinking. How many times over the years has a player been good in FM but turned out to be a turkey IRL.

    I remember I used to always sign Victor Leonenko who was a goal machine in one of the old ones, but never really did much IRL.

    Another one was Ibrahim Bakayoko, he was a huge turkey in real life but was good in earlier CM.

    Any others you have bought who turned out to be average IRL?

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    On FM08 there's Rolando Bianchi and Valeri Bojinov at Man. City. Class on the game, poop in real life.

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    francis jeffers about cm2000

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    For me, there is one name that shines - Cherno Samba

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    I remember Julius Aghahowa used to be a goal machine back in the day. In real life he struggled to get into the Wigan team.

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    I was going to say Cherno as well, but Bakayoko is the one that really stands out for me. I bought him when I first played CM and he was immense, then he signed for Everton and I told everyone he was going to be immense

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    Andri Sigtorsson and the Trinidadian lad from CM4 (I think it was that, the one with the 3-4-3 Owen exploit)

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    cherno samba and Justin Georcilin. The later is now in prison
    Also Oskitz Etefania.

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    i made a thread about benjamin gavanon other day, he's a class mc/amc who now plays for marsille... so i looked him up on wiki and he used to play for notts forest and couldnt even get into the team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigy18181 View Post
    hi guys,

    the thread about Sherman Cardenas got me thinking. How many times over the years has a player been good in FM but turned out to be a turkey IRL.

    I remember I used to always sign Victor Leonenko who was a goal machine in one of the old ones, but never really did much IRL.
    Leonenko was one of the best strikers in Ukrainian Premier League in the early 90's.

    He scored 62 goals in 98 games for Dynamo Kiev in 1992-98, played 14 times(6 goals) for a national team.

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    anastasios skalidis on cm01/02 who was a striker who scored loads , i remember stefan selakovic and magne hoseth being really good too

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    Maxi Lopez on an old CM game. He was probably the most prolific scorer on the game, he'd get at least 35 goals a season, every season without fail. In real life he went to Barcelona, didn't do well at all, then got loaned elsewhere in Spain where he failed to impress again, now he is playing somewhere in Russia I believe. Shame.

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    Shevchenko while at Chelsea was a goal machine for me in the game. He easily scored 25-30 goals a season but we all know how sucessful he was irl.

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    Danny Murphy and Neil Lennon

    They were the best midfielders in the game in really old versions of CM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakers View Post
    Danny Murphy and Neil Lennon

    They were the best midfielders in the game in really old versions of CM.
    they were great players while at crewe.

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    girogios samaras was unstoppable on my game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kritik View Post
    Leonenko was one of the best strikers in Ukrainian Premier League in the early 90's.

    He scored 62 goals in 98 games for Dynamo Kiev in 1992-98, played 14 times(6 goals) for a national team.
    you are right he did, but after dynamo kiev he didn't do much

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    what about these CM legends:

    Anatoli Todorov
    Alessio Cerci
    Freddy W. Thompson

    and to a lesser extend Tsigalko (the striker not the GK)

    Ahhhhh these were the days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakers View Post
    Neil Lennon

    They were the best midfielders in the game in really old versions of CM.
    Yeah, I never understood that, Lennon was as crap as a player gets IRL.

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    I thought it was the other Todorov?

    Ian Moore who was a deadly striker for Stockport(?) on the early games never did much.
    Or Villas Luke Moore for that matter.
    Jason Wilcox. Lee Sharpe. Nii Lamptey. Freddy Guarin. Eddy Johnson. The list is almost endless.

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    Kennedy Bakircioglü is one such player that springs to my mind.

    I cannot remember which edition of CM it was that he has such massive stats and could set the European leagues ablaze with his playing form. I think in most of my games, he would join top Italian sides and either win several Scudetti and/or European trophies.

    In real life, he had played well indeed for Swedish club Hammarby IF, leading the club to its first Swedish championship title in 2001. However to suggest that his progress has been as meteoric as that of his old CM alter-ego would be a gross overstatement.

    He joined Greek side Iraklis for a couple of years after five seasons at Hammarby, then spent another couple at Dutch side FC Twente, before moving to Ajax in 2007. And when Marco van Basten took over the reins as Ajax manager, he told Kennedy he should look for alternate means of employment. Poor fellow.

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    Peter Prospar
    Adrian Mihalcea
    Johann Tórhalsson
    Andri Sigtórsson
    Sævar Freyr Alexandersson

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    Freddy Adu seems to be decidedly average in real life - currently in Portugal I think!

    There was also Kennedy Bakirclogu (or something, can't remember the proper name ) - a striker or AM/FM I think!
    Used to be very good, think he's playing his trade still in the Dutch league!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ediocy View Post
    Kennedy Bakircioglü is one such player that springs to my mind.
    that's him! I was nearly there on the spelling!

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    oh wait another one comes to mind. In 07 Karl Svensson young swedish defender was awesome. He then signed for Glasgow Rangers and I was telling my mates this guy is class etc, turned out to be a turd. Couldn't head a ball and had to body strength to hold off a striker. He was quickly shipped to a team in france.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingus View Post
    Freddy Adu seems to be decidedly average in real life - currently in Portugal I think!
    Adu never lived up to the hype and isn't even all that good in the game now.

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    Ryan Jarvis in Fm08 for Norwich. I kept him at Norwich when i went to the prem and he was one of my best players for a number of years becoming top goal scorer a few times. IRL hes now in league 1 or 2.

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    Momo Sissoko was immense as an AMLC on FM05! He used to bang in so many goals from AM Quite a lot of headers too! Then IRL it turned out he was a DM and was good but never as good as i expected!

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    Robbie Keane in CM 3?

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    Fernando Cavenaghi used to be a legend in FM a few versions back...

    Wouldn't say he is rubbish irl....but he certainly isnt as good as he was in the game!

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    Robert Dewhurst back in the (roughly) CM2 era.

    Once you prized him off Hull for peanuts he became an England regular

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    Daniel Braaten was virtually unstoppable in CM03/04. He played in 2nd Norwegian league and you could bring him wherever and he would be the best player in the world. Had acceleration, pace, technique and dribbling 20. A one man show. Used to go through defenders. He was later to become not a bad player, but certainly not as good as in CM.

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    Tommy Svindal Larsen anyone?

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    Marcus Allback was never as good as he was on 00/01

    Dionis Chiotis form 01/02

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    for me graham kavanagh in 1st champ man i think no matter what team i used i would buy him got avarage of 8,9 or 10 in every game.
    in real life he was not that bad but not an 8,9 or 10 man.

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    tonton mokouko?? am/fc from derby i think
    cherno samba
    anatoliy todorov

    plus the whole hacken crew from fm05 i think - dulee johnson, freddie lagymyr and i think there was a keeper - but they got kallstrom right

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    anatoli guerk!!

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    I find Rosicky doesn't get injured enough on my version of FM, which inevitably makes him better on FM than IRL

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    I remember a couple of players in some of the earlier CMs who were decent in the game but didn't do much as players in real life. Paul and Oliver Collyer were their names. Always a must signing, but whatever happened to them?
    Last edited by TMLS; 20-10-2008 at 14:26.

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    Bosco Balaban

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmsteve View Post
    tonton mokouko?? am/fc from derby i think
    cherno samba
    anatoliy todorov

    plus the whole hacken crew from fm05 i think - dulee johnson, freddie lagymyr and i think there was a keeper - but they got kallstrom right
    Tonton Zola Moukoko was released when he was about 19 or 20, and ended up moving back to one of the Scandanavian lower leagues, if I remember correctly.

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    A few others..

    Marcus Stewart in CM94 scored goals for fun in my Villa team - not just in 1 season, consistently.

    Mark Kerr in CM01/02 from Falkirk became one of the best midfielders in Europe - I think he's at Aberdeen IRL.

    Alexander Farnerud, one of the amazing Swedes from either CM03/04 or FM05. No idea where he is now.

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    Juan Pablo Angel, I remember telling my Villa friend when they first signed him, that they would win the league, because his goals would fire them to the title. How wrong I was, and he still won't let me foreget it!

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    i know certain people who have done similar things making a bet that a player has moved to a different club irl but he remeberd it from FM and he lost so funny when stuff like this happens its just classic FM

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_lendl View Post
    A few others..

    Marcus Stewart in CM94 scored goals for fun in my Villa team - not just in 1 season, consistently.

    Mark Kerr in CM01/02 from Falkirk became one of the best midfielders in Europe - I think he's at Aberdeen IRL.

    Alexander Farnerud, one of the amazing Swedes from either CM03/04 or FM05. No idea where he is now.
    Farnerud is still good in FM08, his ability is around 140ish i believe.

    Maxim Tsigasko anyone?

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    All the supposed "wonderkids" at Tottenham - Modric, Dos Santos, Bale...

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    i wont even try pronouncing half the names in this thread i know i will get a headache

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiN8 View Post
    All the supposed "wonderkids" at Tottenham - Modric, Dos Santos, Bale...
    Modric and Bale are very good players though, I'd agree with Dos Santos though!

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    bale is looking very good i do agree. havnt seen much of modric but dos santos too over-rated.

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    clint dempsey isnt as good as he was on like 06!
    and samba is no where near as good as the game makes him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakers View Post
    Farnerud is still good in FM08, his ability is around 140ish i believe.

    Maxim Tsigasko anyone?
    He was amazing wasn't he, bagged heaps of goals! So cheap as well, providing you had no work permit issues. I can't remember what CM version that was but he was (work permit permitting) my first signing.

    Never heard a peep about him in real life though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
    On FM08 there's Rolando Bianchi and Valeri Bojinov at Man. City. Class on the game, poop in real life.
    Rolando Bianchi didn't seem to settle into English football but you can hardly say he was bad. And how on earth can you judge Valeri Bojinov when he's not played a game for City yet due to injury? Mark Hughes actually said how much he was looking forward to having Valeri play as he though he looked a very promising playing.

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    Evandro Roncatto, he was immense on 03/04, think he plays in Portugal now with that Belenesnesnesnnensnensnsnenens team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakers View Post
    Neil Lennon

    They were the best midfielders in the game in really old versions of CM.
    Hun **** off

    Quote Originally Posted by hammers123 View Post
    girogios samaras was unstoppable on my game.
    As Above

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomis07 View Post
    Yeah, I never understood that, Lennon was as crap as a player gets IRL.

    **** off

    Quote Originally Posted by warkill View Post
    Robbie Keane in CM 3?
    **** the man u

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    Lol. Reported btw.

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    Amir Zaki,

    I mean cmon he is utter crap isnt he?


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    Taribo West was great on one of the old CM! Available on a free! And Eddie Johnson in FM08 class in the game, Championship IRL.

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    Mike Duff (or now Michael as he like to be called) in one incarnation of CM/FM. Always bought him for the right back position and was a machine in terms of player ratings. Also Sigporsson and Dean Keates were amazing in another version.

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    A couple of players I can think of are slightly opposite to this. Gaz McCleary and Sam Wood (in FM08 at Bromley) were utter crap in the game (when I bought Wood to Gillingham, he was rubbish and I loan-listed him), but have since made it into the FL and are first teamers at their clubs (McCleary at Notts Forest, Wood at Brentford).

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    Mads Jorgenson
    Simon Davies
    Gareth Jellyman

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    Serge Makofo
    Julian Hornuss
    Fernando Cavenaghi

    Good Managers who are rubbish in real life?

    Stuart Pearce- was manager of England, Juve and now Italy manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigy18181 View Post
    you are right he did, but after dynamo kiev he didn't do much
    he got old and retired soon after that. The way he explained it - Lobanovsky (DK coach at that time) refused to sell him and because there was a conflict between them, sent Leonenko to reserves. Eventually he left to play for a smaller club but that time his talent was wasted, he degenerated too much and was too old to get back to his previous form, so he just retired.

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    There was a young left winger at Derby County around about the same time that Tom Huddlestone was there... can't remember his name... but he was always absolutely awesome with assists coming left, right and centre but IRL he has never so much as made a blip on the map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmsteve View Post
    tonton mokouko?? am/fc from derby i think
    plus the whole hacken crew from fm05 i think - dulee johnson, freddie lagymyr and i think there was a keeper - but they got kallstrom right
    Christoffer Kalqvist?

    Something like that.

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    Michael Owen, seems to actually play over 30 games a season in FM, its ridiculous.

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    Robert Snodgrass

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    Neil Lennon

    They were the best midfielders in the game in really old versions of CM.


    Yeah, I never understood that, Lennon was as crap as a player gets IRL.
    Ha, I take it thats a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wandsfan93 View Post
    A couple of players I can think of are slightly opposite to this. Gaz McCleary and Sam Wood (in FM08 at Bromley) were utter crap in the game (when I bought Wood to Gillingham, he was rubbish and I loan-listed him), but have since made it into the FL and are first teamers at their clubs (McCleary at Notts Forest, Wood at Brentford).
    McCleary is quality, and will make it a long way once he gets used to Championship football.

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    Kallstrom's a good player, but he's not the world beater he was on CM in the days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingus View Post
    Freddy Adu seems to be decidedly average in real life - currently in Portugal I think!
    Came in to say Freddy, used to be my first signing in previous FM's (up until 08), but hasn't really fulfilled early promise he had irl

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    Eddie Johnson, amazing in Fm07

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    From early version of CM... Dean Keates and Bradley Maylett always used to be massive players. Also Julian Gray.

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    andri sigtorsson, he was an absolute goal machine, but terrible irl

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    Andrew Mainwaring was a must-buy in CM 01/02, I think. Made the transition to any level with ease, scoring prolifically along the way. My heart went out of my fantastic Stockport career when he broke his leg and it was clear he'd never be the same. Last sighted playing for Bridged IRL...

    Jason Young was my crack striker during those happy days at Stranraer, in a later game I took him to Santa Clara in Portugal and made a Scottish international of him. Legend. In real life it seems he suffered a serious injury, wound up playing for Penicuik Athletic (exactly) and his now retired and sporting an impressive pot belly. What a waste...

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    Adian McGeady on FM07. He was always a top quality winger. he scored more than 15 a season from the wing and got nearly 40 assists if i remember corretly.

    Now look at him

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    most Scandinavian players seem to be too good in FM

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    Quote Originally Posted by pina View Post
    most Scandinavian players seem to be too good in FM
    What? No way! Some are too good but many are underrated. Very few are close to spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomis07 View Post
    Adu never lived up to the hype and isn't even all that good in the game now.
    I think its a wee bit early to be making judgments on a 19 yr old player, I just thinks he needs a stable club and a manager who can bring out the obvious tallent in him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpain16 View Post
    Daniel Braaten was virtually unstoppable in CM03/04. He played in 2nd Norwegian league and you could bring him wherever and he would be the best player in the world. Had acceleration, pace, technique and dribbling 20. A one man show. Used to go through defenders. He was later to become not a bad player, but certainly not as good as in CM.
    Got to agree Braaten was unstoppable in that game, irl what did he do, he signed for Bolton!

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    FM06 Djibril Cissé - nuff said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VonBlade View Post
    Christoffer Kalqvist?

    Something like that.
    Quote Originally Posted by fmsteve View Post
    tonton mokouko?? am/fc from derby i think
    cherno samba
    anatoliy todorov

    plus the whole hacken crew from fm05 i think - dulee johnson, freddie lagymyr and i think there was a keeper - but they got kallstrom right
    He's on about Matthias Asper I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by liambell View Post
    There was a young left winger at Derby County around about the same time that Tom Huddlestone was there... can't remember his name... but he was always absolutely awesome with assists coming left, right and centre but IRL he has never so much as made a blip on the map.
    Are you talking about Lionel Morgan? He was brilliant for me one on one version, I think it was FM05. He go injured and retired very young though. Shame

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    Lebohang Mokoena, Benedict Vilakazi and Junior Khanye from South Africa in FM2005.

    Also, being a Spurs fan, i'm starting to think Michael Dawson should be added to the list.

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    Phil Starbuck, cheaps as air from huddersfield, legend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tottenham2k7 View Post
    cherno samba and Justin Georcilin. The later is now in prison
    Also Oskitz Etefania.
    I was wondering what happened to justin just the other day

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST33L PH03NIX View Post
    Serge Makofo
    Julian Hornuss
    Fernando Cavenaghi

    Good Managers who are rubbish in real life?

    Stuart Pearce- was manager of England, Juve and now Italy manager
    and is doing brilliantly with the england under 21s and assisting fabio capello with england in his, still very young managerial carreer

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    stuart pierce is doing great. he was doing OK for Man City also but for some reason his strikers didn't want to score in home games

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    Quote Originally Posted by gipsy View Post
    what about these CM legends:

    Alessio Cerci

    and to a lesser extend Tsigalko (the striker not the GK)

    Ahhhhh these were the days
    io vote for Maxim Tsgialko and a brasilian goalkeep, i don't remember the name.. maybe Pininho? something like it..

    but..

    Alessio Cerci is not rubbish

    he was the best player in italian serie B last year, now he is on loan to atalanta from rome but now he's injuried

    look this.. that's only one video.. you can find more.. http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=GWBN1HL3eX0

    he's a good player, i think he will play for Rome from next year..

    ah, i'm not an atalanta, pisa or rome fan. my opinion is neutral

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    I nominate the entire Spurs squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gauvner View Post
    Adian McGeady on FM07. He was always a top quality winger. he scored more than 15 a season from the wing and got nearly 40 assists if i remember corretly.

    Now look at him
    What, Scottish player of the year and being linked with £10m moves to the premiership?

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    Quote Originally Posted by x42bn6 View Post
    I nominate the entire Spurs squad.
    Had to laugh

    Quote Originally Posted by bermybhoy View Post
    What, Scottish player of the year and being linked with £10m moves to the premiership?

    I thought Carlos Cuellar was player of the year.

    Also If Rangers cant get £10M for Hutton or Cuellar and Hearts cant gte £10M for Gordon, what says Celtic will get £10M for McGiedy. In the last old firm game, Steve Davis and Kirk Broadfoot took the absoultle mikey out of him in the last old firm game.

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    Cuellar won the football writers award, McGeady the player's player and player's young player of the year awards.

    I'm really not getting into an argument about how good he is, and he's one of these guys a lot of people just don't like (including plenty of Cetic fans), but it's just nonsense to say he's rubbish in real life, plenty of people obviously very highly rate him.

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    Serge Makofo
    Taribo West
    Moses Ashikodi

    Oh and I swear if Michael Owen is still a 30 goals per game man in FM09....grrrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by the blue ferret View Post
    Ha, I take it thats a joke.
    Nope, Lennon was one of the worst players i've ever had the misfortune to watch live, an absolutely dreadful player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bermybhoy View Post
    Cuellar won the football writers award, McGeady the player's player and player's young player of the year awards.

    I'm really not getting into an argument about how good he is, and he's one of these guys a lot of people just don't like (including plenty of Cetic fans), but it's just nonsense to say he's rubbish in real life, plenty of people obviously very highly rate him.
    he is not rubbish by any means, but he is incredibly over-rated in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cylenium View Post
    I think its a wee bit early to be making judgments on a 19 yr old player, I just thinks he needs a stable club and a manager who can bring out the obvious tallent in him.
    True, but considering he was hyped from the age of 14 (??) it's safe to say we expected him to have shown at least a little of the galactico quality that was touted by now. It's five years down the line and he failed to impress in Portugal, so the signs aren't great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomis07 View Post
    Nope, Lennon was one of the worst players i've ever had the misfortune to watch live, an absolutely dreadful player.
    agree with this, couldn't stand his permanately negative play. always went back the way, never played the ball forward

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigy18181 View Post
    he is not rubbish by any means, but he is incredibly over-rated in real life.
    are you mad? McGeady is brilliant, and has the potential to be the best player scotland has produced in god knows how long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_1967 View Post
    are you mad? McGeady is brilliant, and has the potential to be the best player scotland has produced in god knows how long.
    yeah but to be fair that is not much of an achievement. Scotland produces ok players not world class players. McGeady is still far to inconsistent, he would never make it in england or spain etc. This is just my opinion though I am sure loads of people would disagree.

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