Didn’t Sheffield United run it close last night? It was nearly yet another cup upset, mainly down to two well taken goals by an unknown 18-year-old plucked out of non-league, Che Adams.
As the second goal in you could almost hear FM players all around the UK firing up the game, if it wasn’t already open of course, and tapping in the name of United’s young sub. Had another untapped wonderkid emerged?
I did the same, I shall not lie – using my Clapton FC save I had a look to see whether Nigel Clough knew something we didn’t. I also checked him out on Wikipedia, which as we all know is the most accurate source of information when you are writing something… This is what it told me;
“Adams started his career at Coventry City‘s youth academy before moving to Ilkeston. During his time in non league football Adams became highly sought after by league clubs with 45 scouts watching him in one game. On 14 November 2014, Sheffield United beat off competition from clubs in higher division to sign Adams for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal. On 16 December 2014, Adams made his professional senior début in a 1–0 home victory over Southampton, replacing Jamal Campbell-Ryce at half time as United made it to the semi-finals of the League Cup. Four days later he made both his first career start and his first League One appearance, in a 1–1 draw withWalsall at Bramall Lane.“
45 scouts watching him? FM must be all over this lad, right?
Well, I am reaching the end of my second season at Clapton FC and as you can see from above, Che (or Chey as FM like to call him) as made his big move. To Ashton United, where he is now in their U21 squad.
Sometimes, just sometimes, FM does not get it right….