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1 Posted 30/08/2014 at 09:12:05
2 Posted 30/08/2014 at 09:18:46
3 Posted 30/08/2014 at 09:25:49
He was always prone to the odd calamitous lapse of concentration but was nonetheless a rock for most of the time and one of my favourite Everton players of the Moyes era.
4 Posted 30/08/2014 at 09:34:07
No composure on the ball, hoof it anywhere, no awareness of what was happening around him, and finally passing the ball across the box to a Man Utd forward to score just sums him up.
To say he was OFM's first-ever signing just sums up OFM.
5 Posted 30/08/2014 at 09:38:09
7 Posted 30/08/2014 at 09:41:53
If he was as good as posters on this forum suggest, why did none of the top teams in this country or Europe come in for him?
He is in my worst-ever Everton 11 Â– next to Sheitinga as captain.
8 Posted 30/08/2014 at 09:50:28
9 Posted 30/08/2014 at 09:51:35
He wasn't a ball player, though I remember him bringing the ball out on occasion and gassing past several players in the process.
He did suffer from lapses of concentration and I'm not saying he was a world class centre back but he was fantastic for us and helped turn a relegation flirting team into one that managed 4th in the Premier League. As you say, fittingly the first signing of OFM.
10 Posted 30/08/2014 at 10:03:04
" I remember him bringing the ball out on occasion and gassing past several players in the process"
You couldn't quote me the games and the players, could you? I am struggling to remember and now worrying that we are talking about the same player.
11 Posted 30/08/2014 at 10:09:26
12 Posted 30/08/2014 at 10:12:15
I'm not claiming he was the Nigerian Rio Ferdinand and it happened sporadically at the best but I do recall him stepping out on occasion and having the pace to suddenly get away from whichever attacker was half heatedly closing him down. The lad was rapid in his prime and dominant in the air. To be honest I would take Yobo at his peak right now. We wouldn't be conceding so many set pieces!
13 Posted 30/08/2014 at 10:18:30
14 Posted 30/08/2014 at 10:31:07
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