The Freddy Adu Award for the ultimate underachiever

Discussion in 'The Netherlands' started by feyenoordsoccerfan, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. We should add a voting poll to the thread. Is that still possible?
    First we need to make a Choices list up, till now:
    Royston Drenthe
    Ibrahim Afellay
    Bruma
    That Ajax defender, forgot his name..
     
  2. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
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    Netherlands
    Don't forget Adam Maher
     
  3. Royston Drenthe
    Ibrahim Afellay
    Bruma
    van der Wiel
    Castaignos
    Maher
     
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  4. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
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    Too early for Rekik????
     
  5. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
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    Netherlands
    Davy Klaassen??
    Bruno Martins-Indi
    There are probably some others who were capped for the NT and have underperformed since then.
     
  6. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    He's still only 19, but Martin Ødegaard better start producing or he'll be the award winner in a few years from now
     
  7. Bruno actually is doing fine in the epl. Klaassen I've a weak spot for as you know from my posts in his Ajax time.
    So on both I would say a firmly no.
     
  8. Wat is Ricardo van Rijn doing at the moment?
     
  9. Orange14

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    He broke his foot and is out for the season. I don't think he ever plays for Madrid, and yes he certainly could be a contender.
     
  10. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
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    I was surprised to see him playing for AZ yesterday so he's back in the Dutch league these days; on loan from Club Brugge.
     
  11. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
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    Luc Castignos as FSF reminded me on another thread.
     
  12. glennaldo_sf

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    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
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    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
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    United States
    just a random update here, but Freddy Adu himself just scored his first goal in 6 years while playing for the Las Vegas Lights in what is the de facto US 2nd league...

     
  13. How did you find this obscure thread:D
    Are there more Yanks lurking around here:cautious:
     
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  14. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Deportivo Wanka, Semen Padang, Dinamo Bender, Fotballaget Fart
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ha ha, no man. I found your forum because I went to visit the Netherlands in April and wanted to go to an Ajax game (or any game for that matter, Feynoord weren't in town at the time ;) although did spend a night in Rotterdam and saw the stadiu from the train!), so posted on one of the other threads here about attending Eredivisie games as foreigners. Turned out to be a worthy lurk-about... managed to attend Ajax vs Hercales, and found this Freddy Adu thread!

    Anyhoo, we also have a Freddy Adu thread too - http://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/the-freddy-adu-catchall-thread.2000626/page-195#post-36701054 ..... and they get a kick out of knowing you guys have a thread in your forum named after our Football Manager legend... and following his career is a great geography-education.
     
  15. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    If you have kids in high school you can tell them to skip geography class, and just start following Freddy around :ROFLMAO:
     
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  16. Don't be mean to Adu. I actually like him.
     
  17. Putting them on the stand by list. The 1995-2000 generation.
     
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  18. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    TFM might turn into Royston Drenthe 2.0
     
  19. Mmmm, Royston did perform before his RM move. That's why he got his transfer. TFM hasnot shown anything at all yet.
     
  20. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
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    Netherlands
    Did Drenthe ever get an NT call up?
     
  21. No iirc, but that was because of his young age and in his time the Orange team had defenders/midfielders playing for the top clubs.
    One of his Dutch coaches, I cannot recall who, told him he should drop the wish to be playing in the midfield and concentrate at turning into an attacking back. That coach told him in that case he could become as good as that Brasilian dude at that time (forgot his name). He didnot listen.
     
  22. Brilliant Dutch

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Only once in a friendly against Turkey
     
  23. Orange14

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    Apr 27, 2007
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    Netherlands
    Maybe Roberto Carlos?
     
  24. Yeah, I think that was the guy.
     

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