Does anyone agree with me this is some good news and not all bad?
In the case of Yobo having a little rest, we are currently living in the situation of having 3 great full backs, and only 2 positions available per game. This resulting in Lescott being moved to left back which in his own right he's one of the best, but defeats the opportunity of another wonder.... Leighton Baines, who I still believe has the pace and quality of one of the top left backs would get more of a starting berth with Yobo out of the side. Along with his ability to overlap and cross just as well as Lescott does.
I see this as Leighton's chance to prove his worth, and reinforce Moysey's statements that there is a future for him at the club! The only downside I see is if Jags manages to get himself injured as well leading up to the season. But I think he should make it relatively unscathed.
It's only the midfield we really have the worries in. And I hope Moyes doesn't get too hard on the lad for striving for his country and developing goalscoring skills with the likes of his full back partner Lescott. :) Man to have both our full backs scoring... it's a bit weird but wow it's a great thing to read, see and hear about!
Mike Coates, Posted 30/06/2008 at 06:49:32
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1 Posted 30/06/2008 at 13:47:07
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6 Posted 30/06/2008 at 14:54:03
Having Yobo out is bad news. I want as much competition as possible for the starting eleven against Blackburn so hopefully he can come back and be in cotention. It will be interesting to see which combination Moyes goes for.
I do see your point though. Yobo being injured will give Baines a chance at getting a run in the team. I like Baines and his pace and quality on the ball would give us another dimension on the left hand side. He very lively and his energy would definatly improve us.
It all depends on what combination suits the team though. Having Lescott at left back could be the way to go because we are more solid which was the case last year.
The only weak link in defense for me is Phil Neville. Yobo, Jagielka, Lescott and Baines are all fine by me but Nev needs replacing. He doesn’t offer enough down the right hand side. We need a more rounded right back in my opinion. Someone with pace and overlaping qualities. We don’t play with wingers so someone who can get beyond teams and support is important. Baines can do it on the left but Neville can’t.
7 Posted 30/06/2008 at 14:59:28
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9 Posted 01/07/2008 at 02:43:12
I really want to see Baines get a good run in the team, I rate the lad very highly... Plus, it would almost be like a new signing!
10 Posted 01/07/2008 at 07:47:52