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Title: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: .Rimbo. on February 17, 2010, 03:57:24 AM
If we're singling players out, Joseph Yobo. Top dollar tonight, rock at the back, used his strengths well and, surprisingly, distributed the ball a lot better. If he played like that every week, I'd have no qualms with him.

Take a bow, Joey. Man of the match for me.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Endless, Nameless on February 17, 2010, 03:58:47 AM
If we're singling players out, Joseph Yobo. Top dollar tonight, rock at the back, used his strengths well and, surprisingly, distributed the ball a lot better. If he played like that every week, I'd have no qualms with him.

Take a bow, Joey. Man of the match for me.

I wasn't that impressed. From what I saw, he did a couple of things right and a couple of things wrong. I wasn't paying that much attention to him though.

Timmy Cahill is MOTM for me. Outstanding and he'll be sorely missed if he can't play on Saturday.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Risky on February 17, 2010, 04:00:49 AM
Players are always singled out on here, for better or for worse!

Yeah he slotted in well and looked solid in general once he'd settled down from a nervy first few touches, which were understandable.

Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: evertonjoe on February 17, 2010, 04:02:17 AM
Just got in from the game so not sure what everyone else thought but in my opinion distin was having a fantastic game until Rodwell's shit pass got him sent off. Also Osman was amazing tonight like a tiny Fellaini.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Endless, Nameless on February 17, 2010, 04:02:38 AM
Just got in from the game so not sure what everyone else thought but in my opinion distin was having a fantastic game until Rodwell's shit pass got him sent off. Also Osman was amazing tonight like a tiny Fellaini.

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Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: .Rimbo. on February 17, 2010, 04:05:07 AM
Don't get me wrong lads, Osman, Cahill, Baines...there were a few big performances out there, I just thought Yobo was the most surprising and probably the best of all them. On the evidence of that, I'd go Yobo and Heitinga until Jagielka's fit.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Risky on February 17, 2010, 04:11:54 AM
Just got in from the game so not sure what everyone else thought but in my opinion distin was having a fantastic game until Rodwell's shit pass got him sent off. Also Osman was amazing tonight like a tiny Fellaini.

A lot of people thought Distin had an excellent game but I don't think he did.  He took chances a couple of times with possession, including in my opinion the one that cost us a goal.  Yes Rodwell's pass was ridiculous, but Disting should have dealt with it better, safety first and all that.  He'd tried to go round attackers in silly positions a few times previously and got away with it.  Outside of that he let them in for a great chance first half by diving in and giving their wide player the freedom of Goodison to cross, and he had another incident in the 2nd half where he got himself in to all sorts of bother trying to deal with a simple ball in to the box.

I actually think Distin's a decent player, but I just didn't see a good game from him tonight.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Endless, Nameless on February 17, 2010, 04:13:04 AM
A lot of people thought Distin had an excellent game but I don't think he did.  He took chances a couple of times with possession, including in my opinion the one that cost us a goal.  Yes Rodwell's pass was ridiculous, but Disting should have dealt with it better, safety first and all that.  He'd tried to go round attackers in silly positions a few times previously and got away with it.  Outside of that he let them in for a great chance first half by diving in and giving their wide player the freedom of Goodison to cross, and he had another incident in the 2nd half where he got himself in to all sorts of bother trying to deal with a simple ball in to the box.

I actually think Distin's a decent player, but I just didn't see a good game from him tonight.

Anyone forgetting that Distin (or rather his wang) scored the second? Surely that counts for something?

Moyes said it himself as well, "it was a bad pass he had to control".
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Frantic on February 17, 2010, 04:15:07 AM
Osman was my MOTM and it was good to see the Yak look a 'bit' better lol.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Risky on February 17, 2010, 04:16:30 AM
Anyone forgetting that Distin (or rather his wang) scored the second? Surely that counts for something?

Moyes said it himself as well, "it was a bad pass he had to control".

No, I'm not forgetting he scored however I don't let a goal which let's be fair he knew nothing about deflect from an objective critique of his overall performance.

Yes, it was a bad pass and I don't think anyone is arguing otherwise.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: blue for you on February 17, 2010, 04:22:26 AM
pienaar had a great game great goal and make's the everton team tick, yobo very good as well
he would of put that pass from jack rodwell in row z
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: .Rimbo. on February 17, 2010, 04:30:58 AM
I don't think Pienaar did have a good game to be honest bfy. He was alright like, nice touches here and there, but he's played much better than that recently (City, Burnley, Arsenal etc.). Looks off-colour since the Brum game though.

Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: ToxtethBlue on February 17, 2010, 04:37:12 AM
I thought he was an accident waiting to happen to be honest, and I'm not a Yobo hater.

He never looks comfortable in European football.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Gash on February 17, 2010, 04:42:26 AM
pienaar had a great game great goal and make's the everton team tick, yobo very good as well
he would of put that pass from jack rodwell in row z

Decent first half, I thought he was very quiet in the second though.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Risky on February 17, 2010, 04:44:42 AM
Osman was my MOTM and it was good to see the Yak look a 'bit' better lol.

I probably would have made Ossie MOTM too, thought he had a great game.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Confucius on February 17, 2010, 04:49:21 AM
I would go wih Ossie MOM too. I give him plenty of stick but the last 2 games he has done really well. The Arteta/Osman partnership is pretty solid it seems. People forget that this is Arteta's 3rd game after being out for a year and our midfiled dominated. Arteta has been very good since coming back
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: KevtheRat on February 17, 2010, 04:56:18 AM
Yobo did ok but his distribution is awful
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: AidyEFC9 on February 17, 2010, 05:07:09 AM
I don't think anyone stood out tonight to be honest, alot of people are saying Baines did well, Cahill MOM, Yobo was outstanding but Baines for me wasn't all that, he got forward well but defensively he was shit, never got close to anyone.

Cahill apart from setting Pienaar up didn't do much IMO either, yeah he works hard but when we attack and he gets the ball to feet, he always slows the play down by taking one touch too many, he doesn't do the one touch stuff or the give and goes that keeps the momentum up and its starting to frustrate me a little.

And Yobo for me was steady but nothing more, at times in the game when he was on the ball he took so long and was so slow you'd of thought it was a stroll in the park and a nothing game he was playing in with his mates!.

No one really stood out for me but I'd say Osman probably just shades MOM for me.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Haile GAZrselassie on February 17, 2010, 05:07:34 AM
just got in myself.

agree with the vast majority of what has been said. ossie was excellent, pienaar 1st half very good, faded in the 2nd. distin is a player i like as he IS a ball playing defender. but tonight i thought he'd morphed into a hybrid of david unsworth and tony hibbert the amount of time he hoofed it forward.

one other point as well. thought donovan was dissipointing tonight. save one good run in the 2nd half that drew a foul he was very quiet. perhaps the games are catching up with him now.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Синий русский язык on February 17, 2010, 08:15:28 AM
Baines motm
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: nomorechang on February 17, 2010, 09:10:04 AM
Bainsey , Ossie and Cahill were very good tonight , Joey Yobo had possibly his best game this season , the Yak looked very lively when he came on and Phil Neville was absolute crap ...MOM  for me Bainsey
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Polledreng on February 17, 2010, 01:47:55 PM
Osman was my MOTM and it was good to see the Yak look a 'bit' better lol.
agree with this ... but also agree with rimbo .. yobo played very well.... Sure Moyes will staat with him against united  strong in the air and fast   not a combination we are used to with cb's at everton
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Polledreng on February 17, 2010, 01:57:26 PM
Yobo did ok but his distribution is awful
well our second goal came from a yobo long ball (if it came from Heitinga you would probably have  :hail:)  if you did watch the game you would see yobo looking around before deciding playing the long ball straight to an everton player (Saha) ......  how many bad passes did you notice yesterday ?????
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Silas on February 17, 2010, 02:38:48 PM
I thought Yobo was solid.  Unspectacular but that is often the sign of a good centre back performance.  It was a decent team performance all told and it is always nicer to be talking about which of several you would call MOTM rather than going on about them all being shit.

Baines just shaded Osman and Cahill for me.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: }-m-a-c-c-a-{ on February 17, 2010, 02:58:23 PM
Baines was man of the match for me played well when he got the ball.

Distin was poor all game, glad he scored but felt sly that Rodwells shit and stupid pass lead to his sending off.

Sorry to be Mr. Negativity but I didn't enjoy myself last night! The game was poor and the atmosphere was the weired kick off time didn't help either!

Hopefully we'll get the away win. COYB!
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Murf666 on February 17, 2010, 03:11:30 PM
I probably would have made Ossie MOTM too, thought he had a great game.

Totally agree.  I think Yobo and Distin did okay too, to be honest.  Baines did play very well, as did Pienaar.

Donovan and Yakubu were atrocious.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: KevtheRat on February 17, 2010, 03:22:43 PM
well our second goal came from a yobo long ball (if it came from Heitinga you would probably have  :hail:)  if you did watch the game you would see yobo looking around before deciding playing the long ball straight to an everton player (Saha) ......  how many bad passes did you notice yesterday ?????

Its not a case of how many bad passes, my point is that 99% of his passes are simply just a lofted pass forward. Dont get me wrong, he had a good game and his pace at the back is invaluable.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Fellaini25 on February 17, 2010, 03:44:59 PM
I agree and disagree with a lot of people in this thread.

I thought Distin was ok before Sporting's goal but he was very shakey in parts of the game, I remember he went flying into some tackle when he didn't have to. Someone has said the Yak was terrible which I totally disagree with. He didn't score or set up a goal but he came on and did do well. He had a brilliant chance which the keeper saved and had some brilliant link up play with Saha. It was a good 20 minutes or so by the Yak and he looked sharp. Donovan wasn't in the game much but he did do a few good things throughout the game and he wasn't really seeing any of the ball. I think Cahill has been fantastic in the past two games and done very well yesterday and he will be missed against United if he is out. Osman again was very good, he has improved a lot since moving back into central midfield and is much much more effective there than on the wing.

Finally, I am delighted with Yobo's performance. He was solid at the back and we needed his pace at the back which proved very useful. After the match yesterday I thought he done ok but I watched it back yesterday and he done really well. I can't understand the people who are saying his distribution was awful in the game. He didn't actually play many long balls yesterday and the ones he did actually went to the player.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: 123_efc on February 17, 2010, 04:59:59 PM
Baines was my MoM, got to be Ashley Coles backup/replacement for the world cup with performances like that
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: jmag85 on February 17, 2010, 05:12:21 PM
Yobo had a good game yesterday. Distin was poor, both are uncomfortable on the ball. Distin got caught out a few times and if it wasn't for Yobo's good covering play Sporting could of caused a few problems especially in first half. I thought Arteta had a very good 2nd half, started to get more involved in the game and put in a very good shift considering it was only his 2nd start in 1 year, was very impressed. Osman was brilliant today, he really suits the European style of football, was definately my MOM. Baines had an ok game, I'm not a fan of his tbh. His positional sense and actual defending is poor. I like an attacking full back but Baines leaves a big gap whenever he get's forward, personally I think he should just concentrating on defending more, but that's just my opinion. Overall though was a good solid performance but unfortunately 2 silly mistakes in the last 5 minutes could possibly cost us when really we should have had the tie dead and buried.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Polledreng on February 17, 2010, 05:37:30 PM
I agree and disagree with a lot of people in this thread.

I thought Distin was ok before Sporting's goal but he was very shakey in parts of the game, I remember he went flying into some tackle when he didn't have to. Someone has said the Yak was terrible which I totally disagree with. He didn't score or set up a goal but he came on and did do well. He had a brilliant chance which the keeper saved and had some brilliant link up play with Saha. It was a good 20 minutes or so by the Yak and he looked sharp. Donovan wasn't in the game much but he did do a few good things throughout the game and he wasn't really seeing any of the ball. I think Cahill has been fantastic in the past two games and done very well yesterday and he will be missed against United if he is out. Osman again was very good, he has improved a lot since moving back into central midfield and is much much more effective there than on the wing.

Finally, I am delighted with Yobo's performance. He was solid at the back and we needed his pace at the back which proved very useful. After the match yesterday I thought he done ok but I watched it back yesterday and he done really well. I can't understand the people who are saying his distribution was awful in the game. He didn't actually play many long balls yesterday and the ones he did actually went to the player.
only saw the game once but i will say you are spot on
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Polledreng on February 17, 2010, 05:38:51 PM
Its not a case of how many bad passes, my point is that 99% of his passes are simply just a lofted pass forward. Dont get me wrong, he had a good game and his pace at the back is invaluable.
that's simply bollocks coming from one called kevtherat........   could you give me your verdict of kev the rat then ???
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: KevtheRat on February 17, 2010, 06:34:00 PM
that's simply bollocks coming from one called kevtherat........   could you give me your verdict of kev the rat then ???

Of course - Legend in my eyes.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: GLewis on February 17, 2010, 07:10:47 PM
One of Distin's flaws is that he reacts badly to a mistake.

There was one instance in the 1st half over by the paddock where he got sucked in to their forward who played it out wide. To compensate for the initial mistake he launched himself into a tackle and completely missed everything.

To a certain extent the same type of thing happened with the penalty, although I can understand why he tried to make the tackle.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Polledreng on February 17, 2010, 07:47:58 PM
Of course - Legend in my eyes.
like duncan ferguson ? 
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: KevtheRat on February 17, 2010, 10:13:35 PM
like duncan ferguson ? 

Dunc was no legend in my eyes, more of an idol than a legend. Not for me though.
Title: Re: Distin/Yakubu etc.
Post by: Polledreng on February 18, 2010, 08:57:40 PM
Dunc was no legend in my eyes, more of an idol than a legend. Not for me though.
agree on that one   :cheers: