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Forgotten prospects

Postby Fidel Castro » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:44 pm

Just reading some articles on football365 about one game wonders and my mind drifted to some of our former academy players that never made it with us for whatever reason.

I remember Ahmad Benali being highly rated and had high hopes he'd become our home grown playmaker for years to come.

Just googled him and surprised to find out he is still only 26 and has carved out a very respectable career in Serie A. Apparently Wast Ham and Southampton were interested in him last summer. He also looks a bit like Dave Silva nowadays.

Anyone else remember any other promising players that seemed to just disappear?
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby sandman » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:54 pm

I thought Lee Croft was going to be the business, also Vladimír Weiss.
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby Mase » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:59 pm

sandman wrote:I thought Lee Croft was going to be the business, also Vladimír Weiss.


I thought of Lee Croft straight away!
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby Mase » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:00 pm

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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby Nickyboy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:12 pm

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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby JamieMCFC » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:12 pm

Tyrone Mears is playing for my local MLS team.
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby fangsanalsatan » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:44 pm

Weiss has been in Qatar for a while now.

Rony Lopes has now broken into the starting eleven at Monaco, decent scoring record too.

Reece Wabara quit football to focus on his fashion label, which is apparently very successful.

Abdul Razak is journeymanning it up and changing clubs at least once a season. Currently in Sweden.

Alex Nimely is playing in Finland of all places, after stints in Romania and Norway.

Anyone know what happened to Jérémy Hélan? Did he end up in Saudi Arabia after retiring?
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby Mase » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:56 pm

fangsanalsatan wrote:
Reece Wabara quit football to focus on his fashion label, which is apparently very successful.



‘Quit football’ aka wasn’t good enough.
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby Mase » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:58 pm

What about Javan Vidal? Was buzzin when he got a chance pre season.
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby Nigels Tackle » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:06 pm

fangsanalsatan wrote:Weiss has been in Qatar for a while now.

Rony Lopes has now broken into the starting eleven at Monaco, decent scoring record too.

Reece Wabara quit football to focus on his fashion label, which is apparently very successful.

Abdul Razak is journeymanning it up and changing clubs at least once a season. Currently in Sweden.

Alex Nimely is playing in Finland of all places, after stints in Romania and Norway.

Anyone know what happened to Jérémy Hélan? Did he end up in Saudi Arabia after retiring?


helan went to saudi to devote himself to the muslim faith.....
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby BlueinBosnia » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:27 pm

Our 2008 Youth Cup winning team:

Greg Hartley - Goalkeeper at Chattanooga FC in the NPSL. Never played professionally.
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Ryan McGivern - At Northampton
Andrew Tutte - At Bury
Vladimir Weiss
Scott Kay - At FC Rags
David Ball - At Rotherham, after ages at Fleetwood Town
Robert Mak - At PAOK, on loan from Zenit
Donal McDermott - At Swindon
Filip Mentel - Retired, now a goalkeeping coach. Last played in the Slovak 6th division.
Abdisalam Ibrahim - At Ronnie Delia's Valerenga
Alex Nimeley
James Poole - At non-League Altrincham
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby CTID Hants » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:28 pm

Mase wrote:
fangsanalsatan wrote:
Reece Wabara quit football to focus on his fashion label, which is apparently very successful.



‘Quit football’ aka wasn’t good enough.


I had a clear out on twitter just a few days ago of ex players that included Wabara, clearly his idea of fashion doesn't match with mine :lol:
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby South Stand Balti » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:30 pm

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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby Mase » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:32 pm

CTID Hants wrote:
Mase wrote:
fangsanalsatan wrote:
Reece Wabara quit football to focus on his fashion label, which is apparently very successful.



‘Quit football’ aka wasn’t good enough.


I had a clear out on twitter just a few days ago of ex players that included Wabara, clearly his idea of fashion doesn't match with mine :lol:


It’s fuckin shit mate! Loads of these shitty fashion companies are being started by ex-footballers or celebs. I’d rather get spat on by Carragher than wear the shit they do!
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby Mase » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:33 pm

South Stand Balti wrote:Michael Johnson


Estate agent or something similar last time I heard. And professionally burger eater.
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby Swales4ever » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:00 pm

that Turkish bloke, City have been followed for quite a while, Cengiz Ünder... is litteraly carring AS ROMA on his shoulders since he's been given the nod.
showing annoyingly signs of leadership in addition to talent...
would struggle next to Raz and Leroy... but I wish we had been not persevering with him.

1. "unintelligible language"
2. "ACID QUEEN"
3. "never once fails to turn a football thread into a himseelf thread"
4. "thumbs stalker often resulting in repetitive thumb strain"
5. ignore the cunt. he's on permantent wum mission. only TIDs may know City

You'd need to make a very good psychiatrist in order to guess what next in a eight yrs long line of hatred...


In Roger Ailes/Donnie Drumpf's words: "don't know it for a fact, but many people say so..."
there must be some truth, then!
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby craigmcfc » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:30 pm

I had high hopes for Denzeil Boadu who we signed from Arsenal. Sadly he got a bad injury which kept him out for over a year and he has ended up with Sancho at Dortmund.

Think it was a foot injury that got infection after infection
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby london blue 2 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:07 pm

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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby Douglas Higginbottom » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:17 pm

craigmcfc wrote:I had high hopes for Denzeil Boadu who we signed from Arsenal. Sadly he got a bad injury which kept him out for over a year and he has ended up with Sancho at Dortmund.

Think it was a foot injury that got infection after infection


Didn't he go to Dortmund with Jadon?
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Re: Forgotten prospects

Postby bigblue » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:42 pm

How about the Israeli Messi, Guy Assuliun. Playing in the Spanish 3rd division:

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/ ... s-big-hope
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