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Kids aren't all right

Something incredible happens when you get a bunch of failed wonderkids together on FIFA 17

Could a team made up of once promising players finally live up to their full potential?

Football is a ruthless game.

While some players flourish and have long careers, others fall by the wayside or fail to reach their full potential.

But what would happen if you created a team full of flops in FIFA 17?

FNG boosted the ratings in line with some of the players’ earlier potential scores

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FNG boosted the ratings in line with some of the players’ earlier potential scores

Would they spur each other on and finally come out their shells? Or would they fall flat?

YouTuber FNG decided to find out using Career Mode – with interesting results.

To conduct the experiment, he edited the players – putting their ratings back to the highest potential scores they had in earlier FIFAs.

Let’s take a look at the squad.

Goalkeeper Charles Itandje had an 89 potential rating in FIFA 09, while Micah Richards once had a 87 potential rating.

Micah Richards is just one of the players failed to live up to their early promise

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Micah Richards is just one of the players failed to live up to their early promise

Elsewhere, Aly Cissokho, Marko Marin and Franco Di Santo are but a few of the more recognisable names who didn’t live up to their early promise.

So, how did they get on?

Well… very well, in fact.

In their first season, they went on to win the league.

It’s a brilliant start, with the wonderkids of old taking Arsenal to the top of the table

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It’s a brilliant start, with the wonderkids of old taking Arsenal to the top of the table

But that’s not all.

Central defensive midfielder Fran Merida – the lowest-rated of all the players in the team – was the league’s top scorer with an incredible 24 league goals.

Then it’s on to season two – and the kids do it again.

Arsenal sit at the top of the table with an enormous 97 points.

They then go on and do it again in the second season – as well as scooping the EFL Cup

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They then go on and do it again in the second season – as well as scooping the EFL Cup

They even go on to win the EFL Cup on penalties against London rivals Chelsea.

Arsenal’s Meddy Elito is named the league’s top scorer – with an impressive 21 goals.

And that man Merida puts in another wonderful display to end the campaign with 18.

So, there you have it.

Turns out the kids are all right.

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