craigy18181

Good players who were rubbish is real life

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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 name='Wakers']Farnerud is still good in FM08, his ability is around 140ish i believe.

Maxim Tsigasko anyone? :D[/QUOTE]

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 name='Mike7077']On FM08 there's Rolando Bianchi and Valeri Bojinov at Man. City. Class on the game, poop in real life.[/QUOTE]

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 name='Wakers']Neil Lennon :D

They were the best midfielders in the game in really old versions of CM.[/QUOTE]

Hun **** off

[quote name='hammers123']girogios samaras was unstoppable on my game.[/QUOTE]

As Above

[quote name='Nomis07']Yeah, I never understood that, Lennon was as crap as a player gets IRL.[/QUOTE]


**** off

[quote name='warkill']Robbie Keane in CM 3?[/QUOTE]

**** the man u

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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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Serge Makofo
Julian Hornuss
Fernando Cavenaghi

[U]Good Managers who are rubbish in real life?[/U]

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

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[quote name='craigy18181']you are right he did, but after dynamo kiev he didn't do much[/QUOTE]

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 name='fmsteve']tonton mokouko?? am/fc from derby i think
plus the whole hacken crew from fm05 i think - dulee johnson, freddie lagymyr and [b]i think there was a keeper [/b]- but they got kallstrom right:)[/QUOTE]

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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[quote]
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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.[/quote]

Ha, I take it thats a joke.

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[quote name='wandsfan93']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).[/QUOTE]

McCleary is quality, and will make it a long way once he gets used to Championship football.

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[quote name='Dingus']Freddy Adu seems to be decidedly average in real life - currently in Portugal I think!

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

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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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[quote name='pina']most Scandinavian players seem to be too good in FM[/QUOTE]

What? No way! Some are too good but many are underrated. Very few are close to spot on.

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[quote name='Nomis07']Adu never lived up to the hype and isn't even all that good in the game now.[/QUOTE]

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 name='kpain16']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.[/QUOTE]

Got to agree Braaten was unstoppable in that game, irl what did he do, he signed for Bolton!

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[quote name='VonBlade']Christoffer Kalqvist?

Something like that.[/QUOTE]

[quote name='fmsteve']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:)[/QUOTE]

He's on about Matthias Asper I think

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[quote name='liambell']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.[/QUOTE]

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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[quote name='tottenham2k7']cherno samba and Justin Georcilin. The later is now in prison :)
Also Oskitz Etefania.[/QUOTE]

I was wondering what happened to justin just the other day

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[quote name='ST33L PH03NIX']Serge Makofo
Julian Hornuss
Fernando Cavenaghi

[U]Good Managers who are rubbish in real life?[/U]

Stuart Pearce- was manager of England, Juve and now Italy manager[/QUOTE]

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 :D

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[quote name='gipsy']what about these CM legends:

Alessio Cerci

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

Ahhhhh these were the days :)[/QUOTE]

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 :D

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.. [url]http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=GWBN1HL3eX0[/url]

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 :D

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I nominate the entire Spurs squad.

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[quote name='Gauvner']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[/quote]

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

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[quote name='x42bn6']I nominate the entire Spurs squad.[/QUOTE]

Had to laugh

[quote name='bermybhoy']What, Scottish player of the year and being linked with £10m moves to the premiership?[/QUOTE]


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 name='the blue ferret']Ha, I take it thats a joke.[/QUOTE]

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 name='bermybhoy']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.[/QUOTE]

he is not rubbish by any means, but he is incredibly over-rated in real life.

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[quote name='cylenium']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.[/QUOTE]

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 name='Nomis07']Nope, Lennon was one of the worst players i've ever had the misfortune to watch live, an absolutely dreadful player.[/QUOTE]

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 name='craigy18181']he is not rubbish by any means, but he is incredibly over-rated in real life.[/QUOTE]

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 name='Celtic_1967']are you mad? McGeady is brilliant, and has the potential to be the best player scotland has produced in god knows how long.[/QUOTE]

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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