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David Beckham: From Hero to Zero

Started on 9 February 2013 by Glenn T
Latest Reply on 7 October 2014 by Mr.O
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2013-06-05 14:19#109069 edu1878 : Celso Borges looks like he will be a great player. His first goal sounds a bit like Tommy Oar's first ever goal.. look it up.

Perhaps I will :)
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Fantastic tribute to Joe Hart back there. Butland's career as the future of England hasn't quite gone to plan haha. Also class layout on your Champions League/Quadruple layout. Very pleasing to the iris. Well done
2013-06-05 18:07#109109 KingPadster : Fantastic tribute to Joe Hart back there. Butland's career as the future of England hasn't quite gone to plan haha. Also class layout on your Champions League/Quadruple layout. Very pleasing to the iris. Well done

Cheers Paddy

September: On Track

Bayern Munich enjoyed a splendid September, with Beckham's boys winning all their games this month to rise to the top of the Bundesliga and their Champions League group.


Bayern 6 - 0 Hannover

Wolfsburg 0 - 1 Bayern

Bayern 3 - 0 Schalke

St Pauli 1 - 4 Bayern

Champions League

Benfica 3 - 5 Bayern

FC Bayern Munich Player of the Month

Ademilson has now netted 11 goals in just 6 Bundesliga appearances, and looks set to break his own record of 43 goals scored in a single German season. He also scored an amazing hat trick against Benfica in the Champions League to grab the vital three points for his team in their first Champions League match of the campaign.

Player Worthy of a Mention

With his 2 goals and 2 assists this month, Ryan Garland has shown why he's now taken over Philipp Lahm's regular spot at right-back for his club - and Kyle Walker's spot for his country. The 22-year-old has been particularly amazing this month, contributing performances that make the former West Ham man worthy of a mention here.
That regen is incredible! Reminds me of my Umberto regen, a good month Becks!
2013-06-06 02:00#109253 Seni : That regen is incredible! Reminds me of my Umberto regen, a good month Becks!

Thanks Seni! :)

England: August & September 2019

England continued their David Beckham reign as they won three out of three of their fixtures between August and September. The Three Lions have now managed to qualify for the Euro 2020, which will be held in Turkey next year, with two games in hand.


Mexico 1 - 5 England

Euro 2020 Qualifiers

Wales 1 - 2 England

Estonia 0 - 2 England

England Squad vs Northern Ireland & Serbia 2019

David Beckham has picked his squad to face Northern Ireland and Serbia in the England's final two Euro 2020 Qualifiers.

The Three Lions have already qualified for Euro 2020, so there will be no pressure on the England lads.

Liverpool duo Steven Caulker and Shahbas Tabia have both returned to the team after failing to get called up for the previous squad, while new Aston Villa signing Kyle Walker is noticeably left out after failing to get off to a good start for his new club this season. Bayern's Jack Grealish also fails to make the squad.

However, the most anticipated return of them all is surely the captain and England legend Wayne Rooney, who has recovered just in time from his lengthy injury to keep fit for these final two Qualifiers.

England Squad

Joe Hart (Manchester City)
Alex Smithies (West Bromwich)
Fraser Forster (Celtic)

Ryan Garland (Bayern Munich)
Martin Kelly (Manchester City)
Duncan Romeo (Tottenham)
Phil Jones (Tottenham)
Fedele Lenti (Bayern Munich)
Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
Steven Caulker (Liverpool)
Kyle Naughton (Newcastle)
Leighton Baines (Bayern Munich)

Jonjo Shelvey (Manchester United)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Shahbas Tabia (Liverpool)
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
Will Hughes (Bayern Munich)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Bayern Munich)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Tom Ince (Chelsea)

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Daniel Sturridge (Newcastle)
Andy Carroll (Stoke City)

Bayern's Next Superstar: Fedele Lenti

Fedele Lenti is a 20-year-old central defender who currently turns out for the Bayern Munich first team.

The Italian-born teenager moved to England as a child, thus giving him dual nationalities of English and Italian.

Here in FCB TV's next edition of Bayern's Next Superstar, we will take a look at Lenti and his footballing career so far.

Lenti's family moved to London from Tirano, Italy in 2005, when Lenti was 6 years old. His footballing talents were recognized by his parents and he was soon allowed to join the footballing academy of Chelsea. However, he was marked by the youth coaches to be "too unfit" to engage in the professional game.

Refusing to give up, Lenti next joined Queens Park Rangers, where he was also soon released and told to "give up". Fortunately, he didn't.

The Fulham academy came next. The coaches here were much nicer, and Lenti was given multiple opportunities to showcase his skills. As his time in the academy passed, his skills as a footballer grew - until he was called up to the Fulham Under-18s squad in 2014.

In the Under-18s, Lenti set out to prove himself, making sure he was the best player in the squad. His efforts and skill was soon recognized, but before the manager Gareth Southgate put him in the first team, he decided to give Lenti one last trial - by farming the youngster on loan to Tranmere Rovers, to see what he could do in the lower leagues.

Despite making only 5 appearances in the League One within 6 months and suffering a torrid time at Tranmere, Lenti was eventually handed his Fulham debut, and went on to make 19 league appearances in the Championship.

In the next season, Lenti broke into the first-team, winning the role of first-choice defender, making 44 appearances as he formed the basis of Fulham's rock-solid defense hailed by the rest of the Championship clubs. His performances eventually helped the Cottagers gain promotion to the Premier League, and Lenti gained fame as "the next hotshot in England".

After making 2 appearances in the Premier League for Fulham and winning his first England cap, Lenti was on his way. On deadline day, 31st August 2018, Fulham announced that Lenti had become their newest record signing, with Bayern Munich paying 18 million for his services.

The 20-year-old's career at the Allianz Arena has only served to further blossom.

Being little more than a rotation player in his first year, Lenti lived in the shadow of the superb Siyanda Xulu and Doria pairing, and only played 24 times in the Bundesliga. But in these 24 games, he had impressed David Beckham enough.

Fast forward to this season, and Lenti has now started Bayern's first 7 Bundesliga games, alongside Siyanda Xulu. He is also slowly working his way up the England ladder, having already won 9 caps so far. With Ryan Shawcross beginning to show signs of age, Lenti is tipped to be Phil Jones' next partner in the central defense of the Three Lions.

Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers indeed missed out.

Beckham's 400

Bayern boss David Beckham will take charge of his 400th game in management tomorrow against Werder Bremen.

Beckham started his managerial career at Aston Villa straight after retiring from professional football, the last club he played for being the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer.

With Aston Villa, where he has spent most of his 399 games, Beckham won two Capital One Cups, two FA Cups, a Europa League trophy, as well as a Community Shield. In his last full season at Villa Park, the Villans lifted their first treble in history.

"Someone told me it's going to be my 400th game in management tomorrow," Beckham told the German media, in his pre-match press conference. "That's a lot of games, obviously, and it's brilliant that I'm still in this, managing and all."

When asked whether he thought his 500th game as a manager would still be played with Bayern Munich, Beckham adopted a skeptical tone of voice.

"I don't know, you don't know," he said in response. "We will never know what'll happened in the future. That's the beauty of football. It's unpredictable. You never know when you're going to go, whether you're going to go, where you're going to go.

"But as of now, I'm very happy here in Munich. We've won so many trophies, and I want to win more."

Beckham has also advised his players to pay no attention to the landmark, and instead focus on the game.

"I would want them to focus on the game," he said. "No matter if this is my 400th, 500th, 600th game. The aim of every match is always to win it, so I want them to focus on doing just that."

Seckin's Lost Opportunity

In a match that will dampen the rest of their season, Bayern Munich were crushed by Sampdoria 5-0.

The line-up of the Italian team included former Bayern men Thomas Muller and Mateo Musacchio.

Bayern were thrashed as Sampdoria ran amok, scoring goal after goal, with Khouma Babacar netting a hat trick for the Serie A side.

It is an alarming result for Bayern Munich.

Young Turkish goalkeeper Seyhmus Seckin performed horribly as he conceded 5 goals, and by the end of the match, was looking like a complete mess.

In his post-match press-conference, a seething David Beckham condemned Seckin, 17.

"I don't care what his age is," Beckham raged. "My daughter is eight years old and she wouldn't have conceded any of those goals. They are all stupid goals, flukes, and only got in because Seyhmus Seckin was a piece of sh*t.

"I hope Seckin thinks those five goals were worth it because he's not going to play for Bayern Munich anymore. Not now, not ever. Some goalie who concedes 5 stupid goals can't play in any position for the best team in Germany.

"Manuel (Neuer) will be playing the rest of the season's games. Seckin will have his fun rotting on the bench. But hey, he was the one who decided to concede those 5 stupid goals, wasn't he?"

Despite the thrashing by Sampdoria, Bayern are still on course for qualification to the Knockout Rounds, being 2nd in the Champions League Group H and level on points with their conquerors, 1st-placed Sampdoria.
5-0 with two ex-players on the other team haha you got fucked up! :P

A bit harsh on the young keeper, your forwards have gotta take some blame for not scoring, but a very tough result to take. I'm sure you'll bounce back!
2013-06-06 08:12#109362 neal09 : 5-0 with two ex-players on the other team haha you got fucked up! :P

A bit harsh on the young keeper, your forwards have gotta take some blame for not scoring, but a very tough result to take. I'm sure you'll bounce back!

Well he was the keeper at the time so he takes the blame :P
Give 'im the sack!

October: Back Down to Earth

Despite Bayern Munich still going strong in the Bundesliga, they were crushed 5-0 by Sampdoria in the Champions League, a loss that'll bring the high flyers back down to Earth for the moment.


Bayern 3 - 0 Koln

Bayern 5 - 1 Werder Bremen

Gladbach 1 - 2 Bayern

Dresden 0 - 1 Bayern

Champions League

Bayern 4 - 0 Sochaux

Sampdoria 5 - 0 Bayern

FC Bayern Munich Player of the Month

Having usurped Doria's role as first-choice partner to Siyanda Xulu in central defense, Fedele Lenti has gone from strength to strength with each appearance he's made in a Bayern kit, and has impressed this month, the only blemish in his record being his horrible defending in the 5-0 defeat against Sampdoria.

Player Worthy of a Mention

The promising forward, like Lenti, is going from strength to strength. Johannes Brunner scored 3 fantastic goals in the Bundesliga this month and his future at the Arena is certainly bright.

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