The Freddy Adu Award for the ultimate underachiever

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  1. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Bazoer showed up very late for a team meeting at Porto and is now relegated to the reserve team. I don't know if he will ever have a career at a top team.
     
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  2. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    If there's one thing coaches hate it's players showing up late for meetings or training
     
  3. https://www.ad.nl/nederlands-voetbal/niet-alleen-bazoer-raakte-op-een-zijspoor~a640d39d/
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    Kenny, Tete, Riechedly Bazoer en Jaïro Riedewald. © pro shots

    Niet alleen Bazoer raakte op een zijspoor

    ,,Één van de beste selecties ooit’’, noemde Frank de Boer zijn Ajax-selectie in 2015. Hij beschikt destijds over Kenny Tete, Jairo Riedewald, Anwar El Ghazi en Riechedly Bazoer. Allen ‘toptalenten’ die de wereld gaan bestormen, maar drie jaar later hebben zij die status niet waargemaakt.

    Maurits de Liefde 05-12-18, 13:08 Laatste update: 13:25

     
  4. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Amazing that all four have played for the NT!:eek:
     
  5. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Ghazi and Bazoer should top nominees
     
  6. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I think compared to Riedewald and El Ghazi, tete and Bazoer have had decent opportunities at Wolfburg and Lyon respectively but failed to nail down spot in starting lineup. Riedewald was the most unfortunate one following FDB to Crystal Palace. Anwar El Ghazi also has been unlucky with injuries and when he came back there was a big crisis at lille. His loan move to aston villa also saw too coaches change hands, whom he featured very little under both and until last few weeks their new coach (third) gave him the opportunity vs Nottingham forest in the second half.he was a instant game changer, scored the fifth goal and the match end in 5-5 .the following week he started and played full 90. He didnt score but had a good impact througout the game.once he finds a good stability and plays week in and week out, he will get back to his best.
     
  7. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    el Ghazi was never fast enough to play on the wing and IMO would have been better as a striker. He's probably best suited to an up front player in a 4-4-2 but that formation is falling out of favor.
     
  8. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    If im not wrong you have said this quiet often. If you look at van persie when he started on the wing for NT, I dont think he was any different to what el ghazi is now. Im taking about the speed factor only here. you also look at Players like Thomas Muller, Dirk Kyut, they are not traditional wingers either or were in Kuyts case but yet they are / were highly competent.

    Like I said once El ghazi finds that stability in any team, starts playing week in and week out like when he was Ajax, he will rise again.

    If I remember correctly he did play few games as striker at Lille but he never looked comfortable enough compared to while on the wing. He starts drifting towards the flank leaving the middle empty which promptly should be where the striker should be operating.He is still 23 so I guess he still has time to salavage his career.
     
  9. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I always liked el Ghazi as he always worked very hard. I'm just not convinced that he has the talent to play at the highest level.
     
  10. wilson00

    wilson00 Member

    Oct 14, 2015
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Well looks like he is getting his mojo back. Two goals again today vs west brom. 2-2 draw.
     
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  11. Brilliant Dutch

    Brilliant Dutch BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Oct 14, 2013
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Good to see. I hope it continues
     
  12. Another one on the way downwards:
    https://www.voetbalprimeur.nl/transfergeruchten#rumors_855794
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    Fosu-Mensah moet vrezen voor komst van oude United-collega
    vrijdag 7 december 2018 om 09:08

    Rechtsback Matteo Darmian is niet meer nodig bij Manchester United en kan deze winter vertrekken. De 29-jarige Italiaan wordt gevolgd door Fulham en moet de concurrentiestrijd aangaan met de tegenvallende Timothy Fosu-Mensah, voorheen zijn teamgenoot op Old Trafford. Een terugkeer naar zijn vaderland behoort echter ook tot de mogelijkheden: Internazionale en SS Lazio volgen de back, die over een aflopend contract beschikt. (Tuttomercato)
     
  13. The Potter

    The Potter Member+

    Aug 26, 2004
    England
    Club:
    Stoke City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Bruma and Depay are decent players it's not their fault they were hyped up so unrealistically, not many players turn out to be John Terry or Arjen Robben, Maher I don't know but if you're listing those two then Kalou was underwhelming also . Anybody else remember Quincy Owusu? Awful player.
     
  14. Frank de Boer sees ex-top Ajax talents sliding downwards.

    https://www.voetbalprimeur.nl/nieuw...en-deed-alsof-hij-beter-was-dan-de-rest-.html
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    De Boer ziet ex-toptalenten Ajax wegzakken: 'Deed alsof hij beter was dan de rest'
    Gepubliceerd: dinsdag 25 december 2018 om 10:33

    Kenny Tete, Jaïro Riedewald en Riechedly Bazoer kwamen als een komeet bij Ajax, leken op weg naar de Europese top, maar inmiddels ziet de wereld er heel anders uit voor ze. Frank de Boer liet de drie debuteren in Amsterdam.
     
  15. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    ^^Maybe he can bring some of them over to his new club in Atlanta. they would probably dominate MLS!!:D
     
  16. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
  17. Nah, betting debts?
     
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  18. Orange14

    Orange14 Moderator
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    Apr 27, 2007
    Bethesda, MD
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    ^^Maybe we can get a Freddy Adu "All Star" starting 11.
     
  19. :D
     
  20. BaritoPutra

    BaritoPutra Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Leading candidate for the "Freddy Adu" award, Royston Drenthe, has sealed promotion to the Eredivisie with Sparta Rotterdam.

    If he signs a new deal the 32-year-old could be playing in the Eredivisie for the first time since leaving Feyenoord for Real Madrid in 2007.

    Watch out, world... massive come back in the making :eek::p
     
  21. :D
     

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