In todays match between Blackburn and Arsenal our old mate Yakubu had a starring role, scoring 2 and strongly involved in Blackburn's other 2 goals.
Is this just the normal way, with Yakubu giving a good first impression for then spending too much time at Burger King, or did we do a bad deal when we sold him?
I think it's just a blaff, and soon he'll be on the meat wagon again, giving less and less on the field. but then I could be wrong and we've let go a true top striker for pocket change.
Gaute Lie, Posted 17/09/2011 at 14:31:45
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1 Posted 17/09/2011 at 17:39:15
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3 Posted 17/09/2011 at 17:42:22
4 Posted 17/09/2011 at 17:43:47
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6 Posted 17/09/2011 at 17:54:35
decent player, not the player he was, could easily score 25 a season in the championship, and Arsenal's defense was championship standard.
can see him scoring a mediocre 6 or 7 goals all season, so in my opinion he's good enough for Blackburn or Wigan but not for Everton.
7 Posted 17/09/2011 at 17:44:03
8 Posted 17/09/2011 at 18:01:29
9 Posted 17/09/2011 at 17:56:57
Pleased for him today, really, but I think there could be more setbacks than star moments in his Rovers career, he's no longer an Everton player but I wish him well. He did OK today.
10 Posted 17/09/2011 at 18:06:11
11 Posted 17/09/2011 at 18:08:49
12 Posted 17/09/2011 at 18:18:11
Having said that, he may well do well for Blackburn, and £1m or whatever we got was a long way short on the £11m or so we paid, but we simply can't afford his wages and I'd rather have our current squad than one with Yak if it meant no Drenthe for example.
13 Posted 17/09/2011 at 18:47:30
14 Posted 17/09/2011 at 18:58:12
Moyes...you fucked up once more!
15 Posted 17/09/2011 at 18:58:14
Personally I think we undersold, and overpaid to begin with, but I would never have picked him as a Moyes-type in the first place.
I'd still rather we'd retained him, but some on here never gave him a break, laughingly questioning his age etc... I probably used to stand near some of them in the 80s when we had a certain rep...
16 Posted 17/09/2011 at 19:05:34
John Daley did I read that correctly or do I need to visit Specsavers?
Blackburn bought him to score goals, we previously bought him to score goals.
We bought Andrew Johnson before him to score goals, Tony Cottee before that, Gary Lineker before that and Bob Latchford before that and so on.
What is this fascination with expecting your Centre Forward to be running his bollocks off?
Only the top bracket can combine the 2 roles and as Yakubu never was I was quite content if he was putting it into the back of the net.
Quite frankly if Vellios scores a brace next week or the week after I couldn't give a toss if he nowhere near the corner flag.
Goals win games believe it or not
17 Posted 17/09/2011 at 19:23:19
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21 Posted 17/09/2011 at 19:38:02
I now know whom he was referring to and I agree wholeheartedly.
22 Posted 17/09/2011 at 20:36:18
23 Posted 17/09/2011 at 20:54:46
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28 Posted 17/09/2011 at 21:59:46
I disagree with this. I'm quite glad DM takes issue with players who break the club's disciplinary codes.
Yakubu and Yobo did just that a couple of times.
As for the Rooney comment...WTF?
Then Jo? Did you ever see him play away from home? Has he done anything since we sent him back to City?
That leaves Anichebe who continues to play despite a non existent goal return. Which, again, makes your point look ridiculous because although DM and Vic once fell out, they must still have a strong relationship.
Next you go on about Arteta. We loved Mikel but his set pieces in the last 2 seasons cost us loads of goal scoring opportunities. Now we have 2 big men up top, I am relieved that Leighton will be taking them.
DM does tend to fall out with forwards but then they are the most volatile and arrogant members of the squad. Many managers see them like racehorses, not just DM. He does need to adapt a little to their ridiculous egos but then our budget doesn't exactly help where we end up with fragile wrecks like Saha!
29 Posted 17/09/2011 at 22:00:52
Yes I agree not good to get rid of Yak for so little, but let's be honest he's not done anything for us for a couple of year, a pattern repeated from several other clubs, losing interest after a year or so.
As for falling out with players, how do we know what's going on behind closed doors, and whose fault it is exactly. Judging by the average intelligence and maturity levels of most footballers, I wouldn't take them as being in the right most of the time.
As for Rooney, well I think we all know what he's like as a person, and Rooney has since apologised and admitted to being in the wrong. Jo had a breach of conduct (and hardly missed anyway) and Yobo (also not really missed now) apparently refused to play in a game where we had Tony Hibbert as next choice centre-back
30 Posted 17/09/2011 at 22:26:58
31 Posted 17/09/2011 at 22:43:33
regarding Yakubu, we all know Moyes is a striker killer. Always has been always will be. It's just the way it is. As long as he's here we'll play mediocre "survival style" football. All he cares about is staying up. Not that thats a bad goal but we'll clearly never win anything. Just saying
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36 Posted 19/09/2011 at 20:31:52
37 Posted 20/09/2011 at 22:57:35
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