Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 31
  1. #1
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    221
    Posts
    15,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Discussion Thread April 30 - Players who Looked Good @ First & Ended Up Being Crud




    Have at It People

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,762
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Laurent Robert



    Nobody had a youtube reel before arriving here like this guy did....

    Last edited by ensco; 04-30-2020 at 06:58 PM.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

  3. #3
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kitchener
    Posts
    16,904
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Javier Martina: first game scores a brace. Turns out to be junk afterwards

    Rohan Ricketts: lots of tricks that looked good at first, then gets found out

    Alen Stevanovic: same as Ricketts, except he gave up when Maicon Santos didn't pass him the ball and a chance went begging.

    Pablo Vitti: lots of talent, but probably most snake bitten striker in TFC history

    "
    Hell is always loose here. It can't break loose again
    ."
    -Fort York Redcoat, on the state of TFC

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    533
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Jermain Defoe

  5. #5
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    221
    Posts
    15,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Joe Bendik

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Taiwan
    Posts
    4,778
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    John Bostock.

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    793
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan View Post
    Javier Martina: first game scores a brace. Turns out to be junk afterwards
    I still remember this goal

    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan View Post
    Pablo Vitti: lots of talent, but probably most snake bitten striker in TFC history
    Gilberto has a claim there too. I swear he hit the post at least 10 times that season

  8. #8
    RPB 2019
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    276
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Armando Cooper.

  9. #9
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    221
    Posts
    15,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by noimpactinmtl View Post
    Armando Cooper.



  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,762
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    No no no no no no.... ;-)

    Armando Cooper.

    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,762
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Cooper is on a very short list of players who played for TFC and started a game at a World Cup.

    The easy ones are Bradley, Altidore, Frings and Cesar. Plus Cooper.

    But I can think of at least one more that started ...

    If we include players who didn't start but played, I can think of at least one other...

    If we include players named that didn't play, I can think of at least one more ...

    Go.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

  12. #12
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    221
    Posts
    15,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Vanney

  13. #13
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,762
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Vanney
    Named, yup. But he didn't play for TFC.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

  14. #14
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    533
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Cooper is on a very short list of players who played for TFC and started a game at a World Cup.

    The easy ones are Bradley, Altidore, Frings and Cesar. Plus Cooper.

    But I can think of at least one more that started ...

    If we include players who didn't start but played, I can think of at least one other...

    If we include players named that didn't play, I can think of at least one more ...

    Go.
    Jermain Defoe, Greg VdW, Maurice Edu definitely started WC matches

    Jeremy Brockie? I know he had a few caps for New Zealand but can't remember if he played at the World Cup.

    Pretty sure Beitashour was part of an Iranian WC squad.
    Last edited by AlanO; 05-02-2020 at 01:27 PM.

  15. #15
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    221
    Posts
    15,554
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Named, yup. But he didn't play for TFC.
    Knew he didn't play for us but went down a rabbit hole.

    Played 4 times against us, twice for DCU & twice for LAG.

  16. #16
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Ajax (Top O'114 on gameday)
    Posts
    2,835
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Mista had a lot of hype and even got almost a standing ovation every time he went to take a free kick near the goal. Man we were desperate back then for someone to give us something to cheer for...

  17. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,762
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanO View Post
    Jermain Defoe, Greg VdW, Maurice Edu definitely started WC matches

    Jeremy Brockie? I know he had a few caps for New Zealand but can't remember if he played at the World Cup.

    Pretty sure Beitashour was part of an Iranian WC squad.
    Very impressive. Every one of these is correct.

    Brockie played a few minutes against Paraguay at WC 2010. Beitashour was named to Iran's 2014 23 man squad but never played.

    This is most amusing, as none of these guys is who I was thinking of when I did the post. So there is at least one more out there in each category, folks...
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

  18. #18
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    107
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Very impressive. Every one of these is correct.

    Brockie played a few minutes against Paraguay at WC 2010. Beitashour was named to Iran's 2014 23 man squad but never played.

    This is most amusing, as none of these guys is who I was thinking of when I did the post. So there is at least one more out there in each category, folks...
    Amado Guevara and Andy Boyens played in 2010. Colin Samuel (lol) played in 2006.

    Ciman was on the team but didn't play in 2018. Omar and Herculez Gomez are other "easy ones" that haven't been mentioned here.

  19. #19
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    515
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan View Post
    Alen Stevanovic: same as Ricketts, except he gave up when Maicon Santos didn't pass him the ball and a chance went begging.
    I had such high hopes for him. Just never panned out for us.

  20. #20
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,762
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SamK View Post
    Amado Guevara and Andy Boyens played in 2010. Colin Samuel (lol) played in 2006.

    Ciman was on the team but didn't play in 2018. Omar and Herculez Gomez are other "easy ones" that haven't been mentioned here.
    Very good. Guevara started. Boyens was named but didn’t play. Same for Ciman. I didn’t have Samuel, but you are correct about him. Omar Gonzalez started in WC 2014. Gomez came on as a sub multiple times in WC 2010.

    There is by my count still one unnamed guy out there that played for TFC and played in a World Cup game (actually two of them, as a sub both times).
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

  21. #21
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    533
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Very good. Guevara started. Boyens was named but didn’t play. Same for Ciman. I didn’t have Samuel, but you are correct about him. Omar Gonzalez started in WC 2014. Gomez came on as a sub multiple times in WC 2010.

    There is by my count still one unnamed guy out there that played for TFC and played in a World Cup game (actually two of them, as a sub both times).
    Edson Buddle! Took some Googling to figure out.

  22. #22
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,762
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanO View Post
    Edson Buddle! Took some Googling to figure out.
    Yes. The forgotten man who had the assist on the first Dichio goal!
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

  23. #23
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,762
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Wait.

    There is yet one more guy that started a World Cup game and played for TFC! Hint: he started two games.

    Plus one more that played three games...
    Last edited by ensco; 05-03-2020 at 10:47 AM.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

  24. #24
    RPB Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kitchener
    Posts
    16,904
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Robbie Findley 2010 WC

    Torsten Frings 2006 WC

    "
    Hell is always loose here. It can't break loose again
    ."
    -Fort York Redcoat, on the state of TFC

  25. #25
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,762
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan View Post
    Robbie Findley 2010 WC

    Torsten Frings 2006 WC
    Frings was already named. Findley, very good, he is one of the two, started twice in 2010.

    One more guy. Twice a sub ... hint: he took a shot that led to an own goal
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

  26. #26
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    107
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Frings was already named. Findley, very good, he is one of the two, started twice in 2010.

    One more guy. Twice a sub ... hint: he took a shot that led to an own goal
    Bobby Convey in 2006!

  27. #27
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,762
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SamK View Post
    Bobby Convey in 2006!
    Winner!

    Convey's free kick against Italy in 2006 was one of the great moments in USMNT history

    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

  28. #28
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Scarborough
    Posts
    4,527
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    As much as I didn't like him, VDW was great in the CCL and then went to total trash once the regular season started.

  29. #29
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    257
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Very impressive. Every one of these is correct.

    Brockie played a few minutes against Paraguay at WC 2010. Beitashour was named to Iran's 2014 23 man squad but never played.

    This is most amusing, as none of these guys is who I was thinking of when I did the post. So there is at least one more out there in each category, folks...
    Bright Dike

  30. #30
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    14,762
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    Bright Dike
    Never played in a World Cup. But he is an answer to multiple weird TFC trivia questions.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •