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Where does Lionel Morgan fit into the reckoning?

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Not mentioned yet :

Adrian Mihalcea

Sindre Loe Bing

Ronald Gomez

Hugo Pinheiro

Mark Kerr

Willie Howie

Andy Burgess

Aaron Cable

Mark Tyler

Tom Youngs

Matthew Etherington

Bojan Djordjic

Tomas Pekhart

Fabio Paim

Nacer Barazite

Sherman Cardenas

Kabba Samura

(Emmanuel Olisadebe)

...

Antonio Da Silva ; Ferrah Orosco (good ole times ^^)

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Matthew Etherington. Stoke City really that obscure??

Cherno Samba is the most obvious one. Denilson, Dean Marney, maybe put Danny Guthrie on the list. Armand Traore. Razvan Ochirosii... Can't think of any more right now who were great players young players for me on FM who haven't really done a lot in real life.

Guthrie, Marney and Traore now all play in the Championship, Denilson's back in Brazil, Ochirosii, 4* potential if I remember rightly at Steaua Bucharest, now on loan in Segunda B!

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Where does Lionel Morgan fit into the reckoning?

I always remembered Lionel as amazing in real life so I can't condone him being added to the list - obscurity and your knees falling off are two separate things.

Fairly recent, although not especially interesting, interview here: http://beatsandrhymesfc.com/lionel-morgan-interview-fond-days-as-a-don-for-former-england-prodigy/

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Some other bloke called Lionel from Argentina, think he turned out a bit pants too

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What about Ibrahima Bakayoko. I remember him scoring loads of goals on the game. Don't know how he did in real life though.

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What about Ibrahima Bakayoko. I remember him scoring loads of goals on the game. Don't know how he did in real life though.

Google, surely?

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obscurity, really? played for liverpool, juve, psg, fiorentina.. Yeah..that's some obscure career .. :rolleyes:

Yeah definatley not obscure but the Momo Sissoko of old FM is sooo different to the Momo of real life :D

I remember I first started on the CM/FM series on FM 05 and played an online game with a friend using an end of season update. Momo at Liverpool was beasting, and 2nd top scorer of my team :D

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Google, surely?

I actually wasn't seeking information about Bakayoko was I. If he was to live up to the legacy he had on the CM-games he would have been a legend, but compared to his goalscoring ability in the game I nominee his real life career as a 'real life obscurity'.

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How many of you ever have Kim Kallstrom in your games? He was always a must-have in my past CM/FM careers :lol:

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I am sorry as I don't really mean he had been "drifted into obscurity in real life". I also know he had a good career with Lyon. Its just that with the stats he had got in my past CM/FM games, I would expect him to achieve greater things in much bigger clubs like Madrid, Chelsea, Bayern, etc , but he spent a good 10 years in France instead :o

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Not mentioned yet :

Adrian Mihalcea

Sindre Loe Bing

Ronald Gomez

Hugo Pinheiro

Mark Kerr

Willie Howie

Andy Burgess

Aaron Cable

Mark Tyler

Tom Youngs

Matthew Etherington

Bojan Djordjic

Tomas Pekhart

Fabio Paim

Nacer Barazite

Sherman Cardenas

Kabba Samura

(Emmanuel Olisadebe)

...

Antonio Da Silva ; Ferrah Orosco (good ole times ^^)

Barazite is at Monaco IRL (although injured) & Pekhart is at Nürnberg IRL - Hardly obscurity

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Barazite is at Monaco IRL (although injured) & Pekhart is at Nürnberg IRL - Hardly obscurity

Nürnberg definately IS obscurity!!!

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Sylvain Legwinski was godlike midfielder cm 97/98

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Not sure if anyone else had much luck with him but I found Rivaldo from Mozambique on Fm2007 and he turned into a monster for my Villa side and for free aswell.

Not sure where he is now as Google isn't really helping much.

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Nürnberg definately IS obscurity!!!

There is life outside the top three or four clubs in each league you know?

Saying Nürnberg is obscure shows a distinct lack of knowledge.

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Eddie Johnson was genuinley world class on FM07, fell off the wagon irl although he has found his feet again at the Seattle Sounders. Also Tim Sparv is doing well in his career.

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Franco Costanzo circa 2002/3

Oscar Ustari circa 2006/7

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Krystian Pearce? Can't remember in which version I got him in my central defence for my Chelsea saved and he never looked back since :thup:

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Somebody further up metioned Kim Kallstrom. I know he isn't obscure but he definitely was a 'must have.' In the version where he started as a kid at Hacken you could get him for about £50k!

I also remember having Evandro Roncatto in my Celtic side and him getting Scottish nationality. I was also Scotland manager at the time and can remember watching in the lead up to him becoming 'Scottish' in the hope Brazil didn't pick him. I called him up to and played him in the Scotland side on the first available occassion!

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Gareth Jellyman. Kenton / Keaton something starting with K left back played in the lower leagues.

Sheffield United had a RB who went on to become a beast Wright or Smith I think.

Sorry to be so vague i'm useless with names.

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Mike Duff, Jamie Victory, David Livermore, Paul Ifill and half of Millwall and Cheltenham ;)

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Mike Duff, Jamie Victory, David Livermore, Paul Ifill and half of Millwall and Cheltenham ;)

Duffers just played his 300th game for Burnley yesterday, all of which have been at championship level or higher. Hardly obscure.

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Lulinha...

I came here to say this. Lulinha was soooo good. Like a more physical Neymar. Cost a mint though for an 18 year old.

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Three words....Martin Galvan

Sure he has time, but remember the hype on that kid that he was supposed to be the next superstar wonderkid.

Yeah me too.

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I remember a Swedish kid who turned into a world beater in cm98 (I think) in the name of Bloomqvist or something like that, I mean no overhyped wonderkid ever gave me the chills like he did! I'm not sure if he even existed in real life lol.

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I remember a Swedish kid who turned into a world beater in cm98 (I think) in the name of Bloomqvist or something like that, I mean no overhyped wonderkid ever gave me the chills like he did! I'm not sure if he even existed in real life lol.

I'm guessing you're not talking about Jesper Blomqvist? :D

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I'd say Anthony Vanden Borre. He turned out to be one of the best players to have in previous versions of FM and he's had a pretty meh career, not really played for a "top" side.

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I'm guessing you're not talking about Jesper Blomqvist? :D

He won the treble BPL, FA Cup, and CL during his playing days with the Red Devils. I'm dead sure he is not referring to him :D

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Sindre Loe Bing

I think he was a semi-fake player the researcher(s) added just for fun... He is indeed a real person (or at least the tax register has a Sindre Løe Bing born in 1989 in the Kongsvinger area) but his football history is so sparse, and frankly irrelevant, I suppose he was put into the db just because.

I remember even in more recent CM (post-split) games there were a couple of young and completely unknown Norwegian players with good potential and ridiculous nicknames... Totlandinho (aka Jørgen Totland) and something like Tiggi, can't remember.

So I suppose they were either the researchers themselvs or some friends of theirs.

Not fake players per se, a la To Madeira, Mascio or Cascio, but still... Not fair to include a guy with limited youth background and no professional pedigree among the list of overrated and overhyped players, in both FM and real life, who didn't deliver.

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He won the treble BPL, FA Cup, and CL during his playing days with the Red Devils. I'm dead sure he is not referring to him :D

Yeah I'm kind of aware of what he did at Old Trafford. :D

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Back in the olden days, Rob Dewhurst was the first player I'd buy. Never got out of the lower leagues IRL.

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When did the 'wonderkid' tag come into the game officially? What version first had descriptions in the player info? I think that would be a good cut-off starting point for such a topic as the Champ Manager 90s and pre-split 2000's players have already been lovingly discussed at length, in fact there is a book!

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