Mixed feelings today with the departure of Joey Yobo. He gave us great service, but was allowed to go in search of more regular first-team football.
Who could forget the 'calamity' errors against the likes of Man Utd when he passed straight to Rooney? But then there were great moments, like some last-gasp tackling, and of course his goal against Chelsea.
But overall a great servant of 8 years, which is quite a long time these days. I wish him well in Fenerbahce.
Best of luck, Joe.
Brendan O' Doherty, Posted 31/08/2010 at 19:51:39
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1 Posted 31/08/2010 at 20:36:11
Nothing against him as a bloke but we are well shut, load of crap.
2 Posted 31/08/2010 at 20:36:17
3 Posted 31/08/2010 at 20:37:42
4 Posted 31/08/2010 at 20:43:11
5 Posted 31/08/2010 at 20:45:05
6 Posted 31/08/2010 at 20:40:42
7 Posted 31/08/2010 at 20:47:40
Joe Yobo is an international captain, has great pace and tackling ability - he made, what was it? Mistakes you could count on 1 hand in 8 years of service and he is called crap. The Jag has made the same type of errors also - being human. If you haven't got anything good to say about a loyal Blue then why say anything at all. Seriously.
Good Luck Yobo.. Yobo...Yobo!!
8 Posted 31/08/2010 at 20:55:40
9 Posted 31/08/2010 at 20:53:41
He was a loyal servant of EFC and I wish him all the best.
10 Posted 31/08/2010 at 20:59:47
He has been one of our most consistent performers over the years and I wish him well, a very likeable man and true gentleman who played the game fairly.
11 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:05:00
Just can't understand how we can afford to send him out on loan. Sure his wages are off the bill, but could we not have sold him during the summer?
All we have been told all summer is that we are skint, then it appears a player is surplus and we wait til deadline day and send him on loan! Typical shit from us, weaken the squad as usual on transfer deadline day instead of strengthen it!
12 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:11:13
A loyal servant of the club for many years and one of our most consistent performers. He was brilliant in his first few seasons and has saved us many times over the years. A true gentleman of the sport.
13 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:11:11
Obviously wanted more opportunities and will hopefully get them. He's been nothing but a loyal servant to Everton. Thanks for everything.
14 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:11:21
You were at the start of a return to respectability for this club, critical comments are subjective and tolerated.
Neil #1.....verging on abuse there, not deserved.
15 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:29:35
16 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:29:05
17 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:34:37
He did a good job for us right at the start, but for too long players like Yobo - and there are a few left - have held us back.
As a bloke, I wish him all the very best. As a player, I am glad to see the back of him.
18 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:31:43
19 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:38:29
20 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:41:04
21 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:44:55
22 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:53:21
Good look Joey! Had all the attributes but just made too many mistakes at the end of the day. I remember one time watching Match of the Day when Newcastle scored against us and they pointed out Yobo in the background tying his boot as they scored.
23 Posted 31/08/2010 at 21:50:34
All the very best to him - a real professional who did a job for us for years - good luck Joseph.
Flashes of greatness but too many hands over the face looking through my fingers moments also, from day 1 I always had an unsettling feeling of "oh no...." whenever he went for the ball which is perhaps unfair but there we go.
We've got enough cover in the position, shame we couldnt put the savings on his wages towards some new blood on the right.
24 Posted 31/08/2010 at 22:12:24
25 Posted 31/08/2010 at 22:36:29
Good luck to him. Football would have a better image if it were populated by people like him.
26 Posted 31/08/2010 at 22:19:06
Cue a revolution, with Moyes bringing in the likes of Radzinski, Kilbane and Bent, and the likes of Ginola and Blomqvist sent packing. Oh, and a certain Master Rooney made an appearance...
A few years down the line and a few players have come and gone (including said Master Rooney) but Joey did his bit. Yes he screwed up (THAT back-pass to Shrek), but he did us proud too (the aformentioned goal against Chelsea). I just hope that he'll be regarded as a fine player in his day, but, like any relationship, sometimes it's time to part company when the job's done.
God bless ya Joey, you did us proud at the time. A warm welcome back at Goodison should always be guranteed :)
27 Posted 31/08/2010 at 22:45:14
He was also rather prone to putting the ball into the back of his own net on more than several occasions.
I think the decision to send him packing was probably the right thing to do, if we want to play passing football rather than hoofing all the time. It's no coincidence that when we do play it on the deck not too many teams can compete with it, but as always there must be an end product. I don't believe we do have an end product. Saha hasn't scored in around 6 months now since he signed his contract.
Still I do wish Joey all the best, I think he got worse over the years, and he simply was not good enough for the demands of today's Premier League.
28 Posted 31/08/2010 at 22:57:16
Can you imagine it? An inquiry
Awwry - Is Pienaar for Sale
Bill - No Awwry, do one
6 weeks later
Awwry - What about now?
Bill - No Awwry, sling your hook.
29 Posted 31/08/2010 at 23:04:11
Why bother making such an utterly stupid 'point'. Yobo is for sale, we would have taken £4m for him and shook hands....with 4 years left on his contract.
The reason not one Premier League club made a serious offer is simple...they can see what I can see... that he's rubbish.
For some reason a lot of Evertonians seem to think that having big muscles, being able to run fast and jump high makes you a top Premier League player, well i'm sorry but it doesn't.
The lad was a hopeless defender and his composure and decision making were absolutely woeful.
I don't want to slag him off honestly, some of the nonsense being written here is ridiculous though. The reason he has been let go on loan is because that's all we could get for him... a loan. Because he's crap.
30 Posted 31/08/2010 at 23:16:50
I'd have him in the team before Jags.
31 Posted 31/08/2010 at 23:18:39
I disagree with you.
Which is more acceptable the above or
your comments are a "load of crap"
32 Posted 31/08/2010 at 23:21:20
I think it was the Sporting game that really nailed it for him, shame really as I would love to have a player as good as him for back up, however can totally understand his reasons for leaving as he wants first team football at this stage of his career, and I for one wish him all the best. YOBO YOBO!!!
33 Posted 31/08/2010 at 23:23:56
Which is more insightful and substantiated, my words, or yours?
Of course, as always, i'm wrong about Yobo. He's absolutely superb...just that no other Premier League managers can see it, obviously.
To think, some people honestly believed we beat Juventus to sign him and that Arsenal wanted him 2 years ago!!
That fact is that Joseph would have more chance of getting a move to Billy Smarts circus than either of those clubs.
Again though, nothing personal against him...he's just rubbish.
34 Posted 31/08/2010 at 23:29:02
" anyone can make a mistake , only an idiot persists in the error"
35 Posted 31/08/2010 at 23:33:30
36 Posted 31/08/2010 at 23:48:55
Sorry if the truth offends, it's all I feel like dealing in today after being let down again by this club.
37 Posted 31/08/2010 at 23:53:20
38 Posted 01/09/2010 at 00:00:22
39 Posted 01/09/2010 at 00:26:37
40 Posted 01/09/2010 at 00:30:42
This is the Season on which Moyes must be judged and so far he has been poor. A pairing of Jagielka and Distin at CB will not keep a clean sheet all season and this needs addressing!
41 Posted 01/09/2010 at 00:35:47
Just to clarify, I have nothing against Yobo at all and I wish him the best. Truly a dedicated Evertonian but not worth the wages anymore. It was a move that, unfortunately, had to be made for the betterment of the club.
42 Posted 01/09/2010 at 01:39:44
43 Posted 01/09/2010 at 01:48:26
Good luck Joseph Yobo
44 Posted 01/09/2010 at 01:38:11
Whether he's any worse than Distin though is open to debate.
45 Posted 01/09/2010 at 01:55:56
The fact is that we've moved forward as a club and a valiant last line of defence sort isn't the right fit, we need someone who can bring the ball out and play a bit. Good luck to him, though.
Jon Randles #16... give it a rest. Why do you expect them to spend millions out of their own pockets? You don't seem to understand just how rare that would be.
46 Posted 01/09/2010 at 03:05:01
Great Everton teams were built around central defenders who could READ the game (Rats, Watson et al), and if they had a bit of pace that was a bonus. Jags has got it, Johnny H potentially has it, as well as Duffy, but we'll never get to former heights unless we have that kind of player ruling the roost in the back 4.
Back that up with a goalkeeper who doesn't give a shit, can organise his defense AND is a phenomenal shot stopper (and can catch a cross or two) - and we're there (does Big Nev have a son?!)
47 Posted 01/09/2010 at 01:32:57
48 Posted 01/09/2010 at 03:55:46
49 Posted 01/09/2010 at 05:53:39
1) Wear a t-shirt that says "I honestly don't know a single fucking thing about football".
2) Let people know you think Joseph Yobo is a 'load of crap'.
50 Posted 01/09/2010 at 07:17:13
51 Posted 01/09/2010 at 08:58:26
52 Posted 01/09/2010 at 09:51:21
53 Posted 01/09/2010 at 09:58:44
At that point a team that retained very little possession had gone 10 hours without conceding... even with Wright in goal! Not bad at all for a shite defender, eh?
54 Posted 01/09/2010 at 10:05:38
I think 8 years service from a young African lad is immense. Although liable to switch off in matches occasionally, he certainly was not "crap" and I wish him all the best in Turkey.
55 Posted 01/09/2010 at 10:41:21
I've been trying to get my head round it. I'm actually with Ciaran, Yobo is as good as Jagielka and Neil's first comment could easily be applied to Jags as well.
Moyes would have been far better off selling Jagielka to Arsenal for £14 million then actually addressing the real problems in our team. Letting Yobo go pretty much on a free and not raising any funds for buying a striker and a right winger means we are now looking at a top 10 finish rather than a top 4. If Everton have a buy to sell policy then Moyes needs to learn to wheel and deal better. now all we're left with is a team that can't score and has no balance.
56 Posted 01/09/2010 at 12:00:33
57 Posted 01/09/2010 at 12:31:03
58 Posted 01/09/2010 at 12:21:32
Some storming performances and don't see the sense in a 1yr loan deal. Yobo is no worse than any of our other defenders, we mention his blunders, but he pulled our old guard backline Stubbs/Weir out of many a bad situation over the years. And as for error prone... Jags, Heitinger, Distin just as bad. Ah well... Best of luck Joey, hope you'll get to play at Goodison again someday.
59 Posted 01/09/2010 at 12:28:26
Joeseph Yobo was certainly NOT a "load of crap" he was absolutly immense when he came here and while he may not have fulfilled his immense potential I think he is certainlty a top quality centre half. I rate him similar to Jags and Heitinga and above Distin. He has great pace, could tackle, is strong and won more than his share of headers. He seemed to lose the ability to bring the ball out of defence after a while and used the centre halfs get out of jail free card by hoofing if more and more. That is my biggest critacism of him. I don't think his mistakes were that many, Shrek being the obvious one. Name another CB who hasn't made mistakes that cost goals, Vidic, Terry, Carragher, Jags. All regarded as some of the best CB around and all have made high profile errors. (For the recored I think Carragher is shite, but never the less he is "regarded" as a good CB).
He has given 8 years loyal service and maybe, just maybe he has gone on loan for games to do him a favour. Jags, Distin, Heitinga all more than capable with Duffy and Mustaphi as back up, they may be given a chance.
Good luck Joe, if you are back here next season I will certianly welcome it. BK may herald it as "being like a new signing!"
60 Posted 01/09/2010 at 13:05:55
Yes he's made a few gaffes, but then how many blunders has Jags, Baines, Stubbs (still have nightmares about some of his, he simply COULD NOT judge the bounce on a long ball), Neville, Weir, Naysmith, or Hibbert made under Moyes' reign? (I don't include the new boys, they haven't had enough time to gain a bad reputation yet).
Answer: roughly the same percentage per match.
Thanks Joseph, good player, hope you come back to us someday. (Cue jokes about how it will be "like a new signing"!)
61 Posted 01/09/2010 at 16:32:10
These are facts, not opinions...facts.
If he was anywhere near as good as Jagielka, teams would be queuing around the block for him. They aren't, none were...we couldn't agree a fee so we have had to settle for a loan...which is of little benefit to us given he has 4 years left on his deal and will be 30 when he returns.
I don't need to justify it, you people are plain wrong...and the facts spell that out clearly.
Birmingham have money, Stoke have money..even Sunderland, Wigan etc. None of them wanted Joseph Yobo though...and for good reason.
Feel free to keep deluding yourselves though...he's absolutely boss, i'm sure Real are just biding their time.
62 Posted 03/09/2010 at 06:14:02
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