I was amazed – and somewhat frustrated – to see Jo coming on as a substitute for Brazil in the opening game of the Confederations Cup against Japan and scoring an absolutely sublime goal.
I always liked Jo. When he started off his short Everton career with two goals, I thought, "Happy Days Are Here Again!"
However, I never thought Moyes gave him a chance to settle into the Premier League properly and just do his job. When he was sent back to City over a disciplinary infraction – spending unauthorized time in Brazil with his family – I thought it was an excuse.
If he had been shown half the patience that has been shown to Anichebe I think we would have had a great striker on our hands today instead of an incompetent. Good enough to be playing for Brazil, anyway...
Peter Fearon, Posted 16/06/2013 at 13:39:14
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128 Posted 16/06/2013 at 16:10:41
129 Posted 16/06/2013 at 16:12:22
141 Posted 16/06/2013 at 16:27:07
And then when he went back wouldn't they have kept him?
142 Posted 16/06/2013 at 16:28:58
158 Posted 16/06/2013 at 17:16:46
Jo is one of the most un-natural players ive seen at Everton
no pace even less skill and a goal per game ratio Tony Hibbert could beat
161 Posted 16/06/2013 at 17:26:51
184 Posted 16/06/2013 at 18:12:14
The only thing Moyes did wrong was loan him a second time.
188 Posted 16/06/2013 at 18:21:18
253 Posted 16/06/2013 at 20:53:24
Brazilians playing in the Premier League have been few & far between, especially with any success - and of those that have settled well, barely any strikers so it was so real surprise he struggled. Very young at the time too.
Good luck to him. He wasn't great for us but he tried hard even if it never quite came off for us - his first ever goal for Brazil yesterday and at the Maracana too so I don't suppose he's too unhappy with his lot these days.
272 Posted 16/06/2013 at 21:56:19
292 Posted 17/06/2013 at 00:18:03
305 Posted 17/06/2013 at 02:27:54
But sadly he didn't really flourish under Moyes. Got nothing against him, did try at least, but with his potential, he could have been a lot better.
312 Posted 17/06/2013 at 06:18:12
317 Posted 17/06/2013 at 09:13:34
318 Posted 17/06/2013 at 09:35:46
320 Posted 17/06/2013 at 09:49:11
Oh and Jo was crap by the way!! We dodged a bullet when City out bid us for him in the first place, they can afford that sort of financial mistake, we certainly couldn't have! Absolutely no regrets when it comes to his departure.
322 Posted 17/06/2013 at 10:10:30
323 Posted 17/06/2013 at 10:26:29
That he is somehow in the Brazilian national team probably tells you all you need to know about their chances next year.
335 Posted 17/06/2013 at 12:40:39
Wish he'd have stayed forgotten.
337 Posted 17/06/2013 at 13:07:20
I would pit him in a similar category to Bily in what I would call a training ground player. Probably shit hot with next to effort but can't handle the rough and tumble high speed tempo of a real physical Premier League game.
360 Posted 17/06/2013 at 15:22:48
He is playing for Brazil, scoring for them, and looked confident and sharp for the time he was on the pitch. Surely what that says is that when he was here he wasn't being handled correctly.
Jelavic was banging them in and now he isn't. Does that mean he is dogshit? No. It means something is going wrong with his game which needs to be coached out, whether its mechanics or tactics or fitness issues or personal.
We didn't persist with Jo, we dropped Jelavic to the bench and yet we persist with a player who has done nothing but disappoint for season after season. I would rather have worked on developing someone like Jo who clearly had potential and possibly have a consistent striker.
Yakubu had very different problems. He was at least five years older than he claimed to be and became fat and lazy.
364 Posted 17/06/2013 at 15:57:46
The guy was earning at least £80k a week at Man City, and would have cost in excess of £10 million to make the move permanent!! His performances for us were utter shite so why would we ant to spend that on him because there was potential he could possibly be consistent??
A quick search on Wikipedia shows that he's only scored 12 goals in 45 games since leaving Man City permanently. That's a goal every 3.75 games.
Sorry mate but, despite a bright 5-10 minutes for Brazil the other night, he's just shite!
371 Posted 17/06/2013 at 16:15:13
Shall we look at every loan deal we had? He was cack and a set up goal by Oscar will not change my view of the waste of space.
Moyes has gone, why are we still debating whether or not he destroyed strikers, most of which were mediocre to start with
374 Posted 17/06/2013 at 16:41:36
380 Posted 17/06/2013 at 17:42:32
382 Posted 17/06/2013 at 17:52:29
"Neftci Baku midfielder Araz Abdullayev struck and killed a road cleaner on one of Baku’s busiest downtown thoroughfares while driving to the club’s training base on Thursday, according to an Azeri news agency.
A second cleaner was injured and remains in critical condition at a Baku hospital after Abdullayev ran into the pair with his Nissan Z350, APA Sport reported. Earlier, APA reported Abdullayev was driving a Porsche Cayenne.
There was no word on whether the 20-year-old had been detained.
The Baku native, who has three caps for the Azerbaijan national team, has scored four goals in 20 league games this season.
He made five appearances in the club's first-ever European campaign this season in the Europa League, mainly as a substitute.
Abdullayev signed with Everton of the English Premier League in 2011, but never made a senior appearance."
386 Posted 17/06/2013 at 18:17:16
I didn't see that announcement from the club!
387 Posted 17/06/2013 at 18:18:50
388 Posted 17/06/2013 at 18:19:16
393 Posted 17/06/2013 at 18:52:26
Strange one that.
396 Posted 17/06/2013 at 19:11:01
466 Posted 17/06/2013 at 22:53:44
469 Posted 17/06/2013 at 23:07:27
534 Posted 18/06/2013 at 10:55:19
RVP to score no more than 12 goals next season... Just a thought!
538 Posted 18/06/2013 at 11:48:12
563 Posted 18/06/2013 at 13:46:50
It's more frustrating when a player who is talented fails here and flourishes elsewhere. Jo is definitely in that category. The Jo of today is not the same player as the one who some on this thread are ridiculing so mercilessly and you just show your ignorance when you say he can't dribble or trap a ball or worse. Unskilled players don't make it into the Brazilian squad — even as bench fodder.
713 Posted 18/06/2013 at 23:49:32
972 Posted 19/06/2013 at 22:27:53
989 Posted 19/06/2013 at 23:33:02
096 Posted 20/06/2013 at 16:44:36
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