Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

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Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:36 am

I saw a podcast was doing a (second) unfulfilled potential XI and included woodgate and boumsong.
An nufc version?
I feel including the woodgates who were mainly due to injury are harsh. Struggling a bit but:

? Taylor Bramble santon
Ben Arfa? Viana?
Shola

Bramble, when focused had all the right attributes but then the clangers.
Viana never got played centrally enough
Shola, he slayed a hip operation one season and I feel it hurt his career long term, he was never as mobile after

I'm sure there's some older players I've forgot
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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:58 am

Not sure I’d say Shola was unfulfilled potential. He was never going to be amazing, and for his ability made a good career for himself (>50 goals I think). Same for Taylor, had a good career but was never going to be top top class.

Good question though, I’ll have a think.

Thauvin comes to mind.
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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by Colback's Orange Tufts » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:01 am

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:58 am
Not sure I’d say Shola was unfulfilled potential. He was never going to be amazing, and for his ability made a good career for himself (>50 goals I think). Same for Taylor, had a good career but was never going to be top top class.

Good question though, I’ll have a think.

Thauvin comes to mind.
I think if he'd stayed more mobile Shola could have done more. Or maybe been one of those strikers who bangs them in the championship but not elsewhere.

Thauvin's overall career is fulfilled just not with us which is so frustrating
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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by Colly » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:12 am

What's the criteria? Like you say Thauvin is more of a missed opportunity, had we actually played him he could have been a star for us, ditto Jon Dahl Tomasson who went on to have a great career. Siem Dr Hong with actual service could have bagged us goals, and the fact we barely played Giuseppe Rossi while on loan is absolutely criminal.

Not sure any of those are unfulfilled potential though, just us being useless. Maybe someone like an Andy Carroll? That season and a half he was unplayable, and looked like a genuine successor to Shearer for us and England. Injuries obviously played a part but I don't think he really looked after himself either after leaving.

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Post by Toondes » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:29 am

Gosling
Aaron spear I remember was touted as a wonder kid when he signed
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:33 pm

I remember Chopra being pretty highly rated.
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Post by originallad » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:09 pm

Toondes wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:29 am
Gosling
Aaron spear I remember was touted as a wonder kid when he signed
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/f ... d-16082902

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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by Toondes » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:29 pm

Just remembered Bigirimana as well. Now at Hibs

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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by CIH » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:38 pm

Wasn't Vuckic quite highly rated all around Europe? I'm sure he was linked to Juventus before his legendary career for Newcastle Reserves.

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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by PTAO? » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:11 pm

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Wasn't Vuckic quite highly rated all around Europe? I'm sure he was linked to Juventus before his legendary career for Newcastle Reserves.
Yeah he was a FM wonderkid. I was so excited after we signed him as he was always once of my first signings.

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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by CIH » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:44 pm

Mbabu. Made a good debut out of position, I think against Chelsea? Never seemed to really get much of a chance after that. Seemed to have gone strength to strength since.

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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by ALF » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:13 pm

CIH wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Mbabu. Made a good debut out of position, I think against Chelsea? Never seemed to really get much of a chance after that. Seemed to have gone strength to strength since.
Apparently he's admitted himself that his attitude wasn't right here.

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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by CIH » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:51 pm

ALF wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:13 pm
CIH wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Mbabu. Made a good debut out of position, I think against Chelsea? Never seemed to really get much of a chance after that. Seemed to have gone strength to strength since.
Apparently he's admitted himself that his attitude wasn't right here.
Thauvin, Cabella, Ben Arfa. Arguably had bad attitudes and it didn't work out. Maybe we should look at that.

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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by Ivan Drago » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:58 am

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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by jpg » Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:05 pm

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Re: Nufc unfulfilled potential xi

Post by Ivan Drago » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:01 pm

I remember he had a brother who played for
West Brom, he was quality, We always get the s*** brother, Amalfitano, Murphy,

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