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Prospects that dropped off the face of the earth

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Josh McEachran had the first touch and passing ability to go to the top. Shame he is a lazy twig that is too timid to place any authority on a match. I had no idea he was at Brentford till I googled him. He made 17 appearances for Chelsea when he was 17 ffs

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Used to have a winger at Blackburn called Sergio Peter. Absolutely belting young player who could sprint like there was no tomorrow and had decent all round ability. Got the odd last 20 minutes appearance but never anything more. Apparently now in the seventh tier in Germany.

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Francis Jeffers failed miserably. Surprisingly he earned a cap and scored a goal for the English national team. He played for Charlton around the 2000s and I thought he might have became highly sought-after following his goal. Obviously not. Ended up playing in Malta and his final club, Accrington Stanley, just dropped him because he didn't meet their standards.

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Jose Baxter. Was praised continuously as a young player here and earned a start making him our youngest ever player. Went out on loan and then rejected a contract thinking he wouldn't get much playing time. Done well at Oldham then OK at Sheff Utd at times when he wasn't keeping hold of counterfeit money and caning the beak. 

In the middle of a 12 month ban and rejoining our u23 side again in the summer. Full circle. 

Not really 'off the face of the earth' but for someone so talked about early on it's been shite for him. 

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Anyone remember Kerlon? He was touted as a star for the future after wining the golden boot and golden ball at the U17 World Cup and broke into the Cruzerio team at 17 years old. He sadly suffered a series of injuries when he joined Inter and has been plying his trade in the likes of Japan, the US and Malta in recent years.

Here's his famous seal dribble:

 

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Sebastian Deisler - One of the most talented German footballing prospects ive seen. Retired at 27 from a mix of bad knee injuries over the years and mental health struggles, never reached the heights he was seemingly destined for because of that. Ive been meaning to read his book for years. 

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Freddy Adu. But I guess that's just a case of super overhype. 

 

 

 

There was also some Brazilian kid who had a video compilation on youtube with some insane skills. He was never heard of again. 

 

 

edit: That was him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Chera

 

That was the video back in the day lol 

 

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1 minute ago, Cannabis said:

All the evidence you need that Tsubasa doesn't read threads before posting in them :ph34r:

Why?

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Samed Yesil. The next German wonder striker who never played for Leverkusen. Went to Liverpool to never play and is now loaned out to the pits of hell somewhere.

Lewis Holtby. Shitcunt.

Mustafa Amini. Supposed to be Aussie Messi, just typical media overhype for someone who wouldn't make it in an indoor league

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54 minutes ago, Tanksie said:

Samed Yesil. The next German wonder striker who never played for Leverkusen. Went to Liverpool to never play and is now loaned out to the pits of hell somewhere.

Lewis Holtby. Shitcunt.

Mustafa Amini. Supposed to be Aussie Messi, just typical media overhype for someone who wouldn't make it in an indoor league

Concerning Amini; hiw many elite athletes have been Arabs?

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Alen Halilovic - the next Messi.

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Ravel Morrison.

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1 hour ago, Spike said:

Alen Halilovic - the next Messi.

Halilovic is still really young though

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6 hours ago, Tanksie said:

Samed Yesil. The next German wonder striker who never played for Leverkusen. Went to Liverpool to never play and is now loaned out to the pits of hell somewhere.

Injuries affected his development.

@topic

Anthony Le Tallec - Broke into news, just a tad before Ronaldo signed for United. I remember a lot of LFC fans stating how he was twice the player that Ronaldo was. Never made it.

Krisztian Nemeth - Sky and Telegraph even profiled him as the next best thing- someone who would score 20+ goals striker apart from being worth 25 mil (at that time, around 07/08). Again injuries ruined him.

Martin Kelly - This one hurts as a fan. I followed him when he played for reserves, as a CB. Looked brilliant as fuck. Even captained England's U-21 as a CB. I used to believe that he would be the future LFC captain.  Rafa used him as RB, did well, but injuries took a toll on his body. As a fan of his, I still hope he makes it at Crystal Palace.

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No, being a greedy wanker who never played at the sort of club who would give him minutes during his developmental years hindered his development

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Every English player who is still playing pro football and is eligable for the English national team are either on this list or will be in a few years

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Adnan Januzaj - Apparently he's still at Sunderland, where he can't even stand out after not even getting a game at Dortmund last year. A nomadic career around Europe will ensue, starting this summer. 

Frederico Macheda - Does he even exist anymore?

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John Bostock. He was hyped up majorly and never got anywhere.

4 hours ago, Dan said:

Ravel Morrison.

He's at QPR now xD 

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6 hours ago, Stan said:

John Bostock. He was hyped up majorly and never got anywhere.

He's at QPR now xD 

I rest my case.

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Ryan Babel is another one. Liverpool, Ajax, then what?

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On 08/04/2017 at 3:18 AM, Spike said:

Alen Halilovic - the next Messi.

Halilovic is only 20, how can he be included here?

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9 minutes ago, The Rebel CRS said:

Halilovic is only 20, how can he be included here?

A similar thing happened to Bojan Krkić who looked like he was going to eat the world at the age of just 15.  Another from Barcelona that I swore at the time was the Israeli Gai Assulin who for me was the next Messi.

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5 hours ago, The Rebel CRS said:

Halilovic is only 20, how can he be included here?

How can he not? It's my thread, he literally fits me criteria xD Expensive transfer to Barcelona, didn't break through sold/loaned to other teams and hasn't been heard of since.

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For me, it has to be Dale Jennings. Remember him? Went to Bayern Munich and was placed in their second team with the hope of developing further after impressing at at Tranmere.

Jennings looked like a real talent. It didn't work out. Came back to England and that hasn't worked out either. He's been a free agent now since the summer. 

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On 07/04/2017 at 10:59 PM, Cannabis said:

The damage was already done when he moved to Charlton, he came through the Everton Academy and jumped ship as soon as Arsenal showed interest, 22 games and only 4 goals later and he was sold to begin his sorry tour of the world.

He was the term Wenger first used "Fox In The Box" with. I also thought he was gonna be a big time player and he just faded away. Arsenal ruined his confidence. 

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What happened to James Wilson of Man Utd? I remember he came on and scored an impressive brace and then...nothing!

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