BBC Sport gossip column has Yakubu linked with Chelsea. With the African Nations in January Chelsea will not be making an attempt to sign him.... I say Fuck Off The Biassed Media!
Adam Harris, Posted 16/12/2007 at 12:50:56
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1 Posted 16/12/2007 at 15:28:16
1. Can he sustain this form all season or will he lose interest as he did at Boro?
2. If he does sustain this form for the rest of the season and a big 4 club comes calling do we really think he’ll show any loyalty?
Yakubu is a good goalscorer and proving to be a better player then I gave him credit for but I wouldn’t get too attached.
This is a player who has proven over the years that he scores goals but is prone to losing interest and needs the thrill of a move to energise himself again.
Yakubu has also proven that he’ll go where the money is, loyalty is not something he’s known for.
I’m starting to warm to Yakubu but I’m also aware that he’ll either lose interest and become a passenger or he’ll continue to impress and jump ship the first time a big 4 club shows an interest.
2 Posted 16/12/2007 at 15:57:12
I know what I would do, and I love Everton as much as anybody..
The main thing is, that he is playing well, and doing it for us. What happens in the future is anybodys guess.
3 Posted 16/12/2007 at 15:59:18
4 Posted 16/12/2007 at 15:55:54
I never understand all this loyalty stuff. Players are paid to play football and the vast majority of them will go where the wages and prospects are highest.
WE are the only part of a football club that is loyal through thick and thin. Just because we would walk on broken glass to put on the Royal Blue jersey doesnt mean that your average player gives a monkey’s!
It’s a job to them. Yes of course there are those who stay with their team through their career but they are in the minority.
There are players who will shed blood for their team, no matter how long they’ve been there. Look at Pienaar or Cahill as good examples, they really seem passionate about OUR team but if they should move on they will play with equal fervour for their new team. That’s their nature.
Okay, I may be being a bit cynical but let’s face it, the ’once a blue, always a blue’ has to be the biggest turnface for many a long year - we all know the details.
I expect each player to do his best for the team, if he wants to profess his undying love for Everton, then that’s a bonus but I will never, ever be surprised when players move on.
5 Posted 16/12/2007 at 16:23:22
6 Posted 16/12/2007 at 17:01:39
7 Posted 16/12/2007 at 16:52:04
8 Posted 16/12/2007 at 16:12:06
Firstly, where did this ?loses interest? tag come from? Embittered M?boro fans? Lets face it if you played from them not losing interest until mid-season is quite an achievement. I?d also like to think that if we can maintain our current run of form player motivation will take care of itself.
Secondly, you seem to be saying that Yakubu is more money motivated than most. Again where did this come? Surely you could ask the same question of most players!
I can?t remember how but I caught two interviews one by Harry Redknap and one with Avram Grant. They were both asked about Yakubu and each spoke very highly of him, both as a player and as a person.
Finally whats up with you Dutch? I would have put you in the ?blue-tinted spectacles? category but now you?ve gone all Simon Cowell on us.
9 Posted 16/12/2007 at 17:15:22
10 Posted 16/12/2007 at 17:30:59
Playing in front of low gates in a quiet atmosphere at Middlesboro is not very motivational compared to Goodison Park and also for that matter our away support, Boro always go into freefall after Xmas too. I also think Moyes gets more out of you than some managers do such as Southgate.
I agree Jeff that Tozer will win nothing in Newcastle maybe he has seen how crap their back 4 is compared to ours.
11 Posted 16/12/2007 at 17:39:01
Hasnt happened. Truth is, the majority of players who leave everton do so by our own hand, and usually end up playing in the bottom reaches of the premiership.
Players move clubs, thats the way of the world. Thats how we buy them isnt it?
12 Posted 16/12/2007 at 17:43:16
Go NorthEast young man? I’m quite sure Scott Parker must be happy enough driving around in the vehicle of his choice, but there must have been many times in his last two games when he was thinking ’if only ... ’.
13 Posted 16/12/2007 at 17:59:03
ONE we have a manager who clearly knows how to squeeze effort from players and instill "work ethic" (a phrase you constantly hear Neville and Cahill use when interviewed) and,
TWO, at Goodison Yak has two fellow Nigerians in the shape of Joseph and Victor. So, one imagines it’s more homely for him (not to mention another very happy African in the shape of Peanut - see his interview on the BBC News website)
14 Posted 16/12/2007 at 18:11:10
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17 Posted 16/12/2007 at 19:40:51
18 Posted 16/12/2007 at 20:07:13
19 Posted 16/12/2007 at 21:07:38
20 Posted 16/12/2007 at 21:24:52
Also, the BBC report an interest in some spanish striker. I imagine this is more crap. We currently have five decent, YES, FIVE DECENT strikers who dont all get in the squad, why would we be looking out for another when its midfielders and defenders w are lacking if at all.
I would take it all with a pinch of salt.
21 Posted 16/12/2007 at 22:11:43
Personally, I was not convinced by Yak’s signing, but what a way to make me eat my thoughts. The player is on fire, he is almost unplayable at times, strength, pace, good feet, good running, control, finish, good in the air. In short, the guy is the real deal.
Whether he can form a partnership up front with Anichebe, Johnson, McFadden or Vaughn, may well take time. But he seems to be relishing the sole role up front with Cahill lurking and Osman, Pienaar and Arteta darting from the sides/middle.
If Yak moves on, it will be because he has been an overwhelming success. I don’t think it will happen at least to the end of the year. Then again, maybe the influence of a settled Yobo and Anichibe has helped settle the Yak on our pastures
The question is what happens to the midfield when Cahill & Arteta are suspended/injured.
22 Posted 17/12/2007 at 01:12:54
23 Posted 17/12/2007 at 08:37:13
We’re on this site to show support and all you do is talk a lot of shit! Get over yourself, and by the way.....crew you dude!
24 Posted 17/12/2007 at 08:40:57
25 Posted 17/12/2007 at 09:44:57
So that leaves them quite thin on the ground I wouldnt be surprised to see them snifffing next season.
26 Posted 17/12/2007 at 10:12:07
27 Posted 17/12/2007 at 10:18:41
from the tone of your post i guess you mean you would go for the money?
I wouldnt!! I?d play for Everton for half of what any other club offered. I still cant get my head around Rooney leaving for the silverware & the money. It just doesnt wash!
28 Posted 17/12/2007 at 10:33:30
J Jonah Jameson (16 / 12 / 2007 20:44)
You missed one.....
...from the Daily Bugle: ’Moyes to test Chelsea resolve over Drogba’ ’Come and play for a team on the up’, says Davey’ The Bugle is more on the ball than the other nationals....every time
(Well, you started it!)
29 Posted 17/12/2007 at 12:26:53
I personally don’t think Yak will go anywhere, just yet, but let us not forget too long ago, when we had the hottest prospect in world football and "no amount of money" was going to prise him away from us. The easy way around that was for Manure to pay us way less than he was worth and give us it in instalments!
Just a thought...........
30 Posted 17/12/2007 at 12:36:51
31 Posted 17/12/2007 at 12:36:12
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!!!
32 Posted 17/12/2007 at 18:45:32
On another note about Yakubu, the manner of all his goals is what pleases me most. No 30 yard screamers followed by a baron spell a la Shevchenko. He’s more of a Van Nistelrooy type, right place right time and a finishing touch that can’t be taught.