It seems the vast majority of people on this website wax lyrical about the ability of Joleon Lescott every week, but poor Joseph Yobo seems to get minimal praise. I have been reading the post regarding Moyes' best signings and Joleon has popped up in there with people stating he'll soon be the best. He was signed (albeit we haven't paid the full price yet) for £5mil ish, whereas Yobo was £4.5. Yobo has been excellent for 5 yrs plus and Lescott for less than 18 months.
Don't get me wrong, I think Lescott is excellent and hopefully a future England regular (as Terry and Ferdinand are overated), but I believe Yobo should certainly be mentioned in the same breath.
I am aware he is prone to the odd mistake (not made many this season at all), but I can remember a few from Lescott this season which have been conveniently forgotten or glossed over. The marking for the throw in against Reading which led to a goal for one and the terrible back pass in Europe which led to a one on one and an excellent save by Howard. I'm sure there is another one, but the game escapes me.
I think we have the makings of the best central defensive partnership in the Premier League, but i believe Joseph Yobo is just as good (if not better than Lescott) and should get the kudos he deserves.
Tony Bell, Posted 18/12/2007 at 11:17:44
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1 Posted 18/12/2007 at 08:18:53
2 Posted 18/12/2007 at 14:03:53
3 Posted 18/12/2007 at 14:05:24
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5 Posted 18/12/2007 at 14:25:24
That seems to be behind him now but if you compare Lescott?s early Everton career to Yobo?s then I have Joleon ahead so far.
6 Posted 18/12/2007 at 15:02:18
7 Posted 18/12/2007 at 15:29:09
8 Posted 18/12/2007 at 15:27:12
I think we should be talking about how moyes has improved both these players into two of the finest centre backs in the league and they are still improving, moyes has really won me over recently and hope he can keep doing it, COYB’s!
9 Posted 18/12/2007 at 15:53:59
has ANYONE ever beat yobo for pace?
I’ve never seen it, but it never gets mentioned by commentators.
he must be up there with the fastest defenders in the prem
10 Posted 18/12/2007 at 16:41:19
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12 Posted 19/12/2007 at 00:41:52
13 Posted 19/12/2007 at 09:50:42
Lescott ? Scores a lot more goals, more aware & more intelligent (football wise), more comfortable on the ball.
At the start of the season, I thought they were both below par ? Lescott at fault for the first 3 goals we conceded, Yobo at fault for the 2 goals at Villa. Lately they have both been outstanding.
If we could only keep one, it would be Lescott. He?s getting better all the time and will end up amongst the best of the best.
14 Posted 20/12/2007 at 06:46:32