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Yobo: Forgotten man

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Does anyone know how Joseph Yobo is getting on at Fenerbahçe? We're only an injury away from needing defensive cover, but perhaps more significantly, if Joey is deemed definitely surplus to requirements, shouldn't we be considering a sale to fund another attacking option, wide player or back up left back?

A quick google news search revealed that he's speaking out about matters to do with Nigeria, but little on the playing side. Anyone more clued up?
Ben Patchesa, York     Posted 13/11/2010 at 19:14:44

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Peter Fearon
1   Posted 14/11/2010 at 13:13:35

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Yobo has played six matches out of 12 for Fenerbahce after being injured in his debut appearance. He has been playing well. The team has a goal difference of +30 after 12 matches, which says something about the defence. There have been stories that AC Milan wants to sign him next season for 6 Million. Yes, I know that last part seems incredible but those are stories coming out of Nigeria where Yobo is a national hero.
James Stewart
2   Posted 14/11/2010 at 15:57:35

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He's done well but no surprise really its a poor league and he is a decent player. I still don't think he offers any more or less than what we have though. Moyes obviously just wanted a left footer in Distin
Joe McMahon
3   Posted 14/11/2010 at 16:20:51

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Funny enough there is a Fenerbahce fan in my office. He gets his Sky subscription via a Turkish sky box/set up. He say Yobo has gone down a storm since his injury and many of their fans want to purchase him. He is very impressed at his organisation and pace.
Tony Gee
4   Posted 14/11/2010 at 16:22:27

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Who the f*ck would believe any story coming out of Nigeria!!??!!
Peter Fearon
5   Posted 14/11/2010 at 16:39:50

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That is a very strange and prejudiced remark. I put no additional credibility in the fact that these rumors come out of Nigeria. However, as that is where his family are and where his career is most closely followed, it is not beyond the realms of possibility that there might be a source there with an inside track. I merely stated a fact. The Nigerian media is no more prone to make shit up than, say, the British media, which invents stuff all the time. One may as well say, "who the fuck would believe any story coming out of England??!!
John Audsley
6   Posted 14/11/2010 at 19:17:11

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Maybe Tony's comment is related to emails we all seem to get from "National Bank of Nigeria" etc ? that's my guess.
Nick Entwistle
7   Posted 14/11/2010 at 20:27:38

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If Nigeria lead the way in solid transfer speculation, then sign me up to a subscription of The Lagos Herald.

Ah The Yak is really 27!
Peter Laing
8   Posted 14/11/2010 at 21:16:42

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Tony, may I have your sort code and bank account number please Sir's, you have just won the Ugandan lottery and I needs to deposit the monies in your bank accounts please. Sort code? Bank account number??? The monies is waiting to be dispatched.
Paul Olsen
9   Posted 15/11/2010 at 10:18:36

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Ah, all the fun. After all the Nigerians can't have their very own scam named after themselves if they are entirely trustworthy?

Their media are however probably not any worse than the british media. One of the least respected in the world. Alongside American magazines with headlines like "my son-in-law gave birth to alien twins through his earlobes"

Paul Olsen
10   Posted 15/11/2010 at 10:43:17

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Oh, and all the best to Joseph Yobo! A great servant and a class act when he's focused.
Larry Boner
11   Posted 15/11/2010 at 16:09:54

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Yes, it's not as if you can trust what Nigerians say, not like the Lid-Dems or the Tories!
Larry Boner
12   Posted 15/11/2010 at 16:12:52

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Sorry that should say Lib, I missed an E out, was trying to type Lib, my fingers tried to type Lied and I ended up with Lid, bit like their manifesto really.
Jason Lam
13   Posted 17/11/2010 at 08:09:42

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I want to forget Yobo.

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