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#1 Zed

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Posted 27 Jan 2008 - 20:02

Has anyone been keeping track of the African cup and how our buys are doing

Also, when are they likely to be back?
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#2 Romey 1878

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Posted 27 Jan 2008 - 20:16

Yobo and Yak could be coming home after Wed. I think SA drew their first game didnt they?
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#3 JD in DC

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Posted 27 Jan 2008 - 20:39

Drew with Angola, and right now they are getting pounded 3-0 by Tunisia, which will leave them last on goal differential. They aren't totally out of it, though; if they can beat Senegal (a big "if") in their last match they could still sneak into second depending on the results of the Tunisia-Angola match.
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Posted 27 Jan 2008 - 21:06

What luck we have had this season, usually some of the results we have has would have been draws and losses now 3 of our key players could be back early, it could be our season
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Posted 27 Jan 2008 - 21:33

Apparently the Nigeria squad are under the watch of armed guards as many Nigerian fans are not happy with the performances so far.
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Posted 27 Jan 2008 - 21:40

The teams fault? no. the Manager has no idea how to put a team 2gether, 1st game they played he put 5 strikers on and 2 midfielders
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Posted 28 Jan 2008 - 12:59

Brilliant result for us
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Posted 28 Jan 2008 - 13:19

Slim chance for the Rovers game if everything goes 4 us maybe????
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Posted 28 Jan 2008 - 13:30

Slim chance for the Rovers game if everything goes 4 us maybe????


Yobo and Yak for sure because their (potentially) last game is tomorrow. South Africa don't play til Thursday so not a lot of chance of Pienaar being back in time....the one time we could actually do with a Sunday kick-off we don't get it <_< .

The "good" thing is that SA are out barring a miracle and I can see Ivory Coast letting Mali get the draw they need to qualify which would put Nigeria out. IC would be delighted to see them gone because they're a much bigger threat in terms of winning the tournament than Mali.

Edited by MikeO, 28 Jan 2008 - 14:19.

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Posted 28 Jan 2008 - 15:13

Yeah, wouldn't be surprised to see the Nigerian boys back though I'm not sure they'll be in the finest of spirits
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Posted 28 Jan 2008 - 15:57

i think pienaar will be in good spirit seems as he didn't want to go in the first place.

Edited by jacko1990, 28 Jan 2008 - 15:57.

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#12 Romey 1878

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Posted 29 Jan 2008 - 20:18

Yobo and Yak are staying because Nigeria are through. Who put them through? The Yak. Bastard.
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Posted 29 Jan 2008 - 20:27

Yobo and Yak are staying because Nigeria are through. Who put them through? The Yak. Bastard.


Was just going to post the same thing :angry: .
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Posted 29 Jan 2008 - 20:38

Yobo and Yak are staying because Nigeria are through.


That's annoying
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Posted 29 Jan 2008 - 21:46

lets not be too harsh on him!!! they did win 2-0 and it wasn't both his goals!!!
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Posted 29 Jan 2008 - 22:34

con...err..gratulations yak.
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Posted 29 Jan 2008 - 22:42

ow well we will have to settle for just getting pienaar home asap id fancy nigeria to go all the way now and get beat by ivory coast in the final
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Posted 29 Jan 2008 - 23:03

ow well we will have to settle for just getting pienaar home asap id fancy nigeria to go all the way now and get beat by ivory coast in the final

Id say were missing pienaar the most to be honest, jags has done a brilliant job and we have decent strikers so the yak hasnt been badly missed.
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Posted 30 Jan 2008 - 09:49

we, would have done alot better with The Yak upfront than AJ Vs Chelsea!
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Posted 30 Jan 2008 - 12:46

we, would have done alot better with The Yak upfront than AJ Vs Chelsea!



Why? AJ didn't even get a chance because of the shitness of our midfield. Yak would have done no better because he wouldn't have seen the ball.
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Posted 30 Jan 2008 - 13:07

with Yak upfront the team would have played better and mite have had more confidence for the win
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Posted 30 Jan 2008 - 13:08

So the long balls stop just because Yak plays? No. We played poorly for the majority of the first leg as well with long balls and Yak played then. We only looked threat once they went down to 10 men. AJ can't do anything with no service and neither can Yak.
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Posted 30 Jan 2008 - 14:05

Why? AJ didn't even get a chance because of the shitness of our midfield. Yak would have done no better because he wouldn't have seen the ball.


agree, i dont think AJ is a bad player. too many people think we're not scoring enough, we need a new/different striker in there...ive said for a long time evertons problem lies in midfield and i think my point has been more than proven with the addition of pienaar. that bit of class on the ball we needed, when he's in the side we play better and we create more. players like cahill, carsley, neville they have very little ability with the ball at their feet.

you can't expect AJ to score when the midfield can't keep the ball and use it, and because of that the defence bypass them, basically turning AJ into a winger, making him work for everything rather than chasing through balls now and then.

it is NOT AJs fault, I think, considering the playing time since Yaks arrival, he's actually done rather well and is a valuable member of the squad

Edited by CraccerC, 30 Jan 2008 - 14:07.

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Posted 30 Jan 2008 - 17:40

agree, i dont think AJ is a bad player. too many people think we're not scoring enough, we need a new/different striker in there...ive said for a long time evertons problem lies in midfield and i think my point has been more than proven with the addition of pienaar. that bit of class on the ball we needed, when he's in the side we play better and we create more. players like cahill, carsley, neville they have very little ability with the ball at their feet.

you can't expect AJ to score when the midfield can't keep the ball and use it, and because of that the defence bypass them, basically turning AJ into a winger, making him work for everything rather than chasing through balls now and then.

it is NOT AJs fault, I think, considering the playing time since Yaks arrival, he's actually done rather well and is a valuable member of the squad

that he is, you carnt score if you dont get the service.
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Posted 31 Jan 2008 - 18:26

Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar, who picked up an ankle knock in training, and defender Tsepo Masilela, who is recovering from a pulled hamstring, will undergo late fitness tests ahead of the match


pienaar is coming home as it stands they will be out in about half an hour now id like to think

hope his 'knock' isnt too bad as he didnt make the team today.
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Posted 31 Jan 2008 - 18:48

looking almost certain now pienaars coming home! :D watching on eurosports, tunisia or angola need to score in the first place n its a shit game
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Posted 31 Jan 2008 - 18:52

tunisia angolas finished; unlucky SA!
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Posted 31 Jan 2008 - 19:30

lets hope he's back for the weekend were gunna need him.
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Posted 02 Feb 2008 - 14:02

Nigeria pretty big underdogs for their quarter final against Ghana tomorrow. Good luck lads...kind of :unsure: .
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Posted 03 Feb 2008 - 17:41

Tha Yak just scored! 1-0 (penalty).
We'll cope without them both for another few weeks! :blink:
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Posted 03 Feb 2008 - 17:50

Ghana equalised just on half-time...I'm so sad I could cry :whistle: :lmaosmiley: :thumbsup_anim: !
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Posted 03 Feb 2008 - 17:53

Cant understand why people would want them to be away for longer i hope they get beat me..
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Posted 03 Feb 2008 - 18:01

Its a bit of sarcasm mate. :)
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Posted 03 Feb 2008 - 18:43

Its a bit of sarcasm mate. :)


Here's a bit more...

Ghana have just taken the lead....six minutes left. Devastated.
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Posted 03 Feb 2008 - 18:52

Here's a bit more...

Ghana have just taken the lead....six minutes left. Devastated.



The great depression has set in. Did I say depression? I mean JUBILATION!!!!!!!
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Posted 03 Feb 2008 - 19:13

now what moyes had better not do, is leave yobo out the team 'cos we've done alright at the back without him.....

it's been great keeping 2 successive clean sheets, but don't now go and leave one of our few world-class players on the bench.....
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Posted 03 Feb 2008 - 19:15

now what moyes had better not do, is leave yobo out the team 'cos we've done alright at the back without him.....

it's been great keeping 2 successive clean sheets, but don't now go and leave one of our few world-class players on the bench.....



What? It would be mightily unfair on Jags to drop him just because Joey's back. Jags has done just as good a job as Yobo does for us. Let Joey earn his palce back.
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Posted 03 Feb 2008 - 19:16

Anyone have turned down two points a game while they were away? Against City, Wigan, Spurs and Blackburn? Three good teams in there, even though we could (should) have beaten Blackburn yesterday I reckon that's a result!

What? It would be mightily unfair on Jags to drop him just because Joey's back. Jags has done just as good a job as Yobo does for us. Let Joey earn his palce back.


With you on that Mark. You don't piss with a defence that has just kept out Berbatov, Keane, Santa Cruz and McCarthy (comfortably).

Edited by MikeO, 03 Feb 2008 - 19:20.

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Posted 03 Feb 2008 - 19:38

ok, then let's extrapolate -- the defence remains pretty solid the rest of the season, yobo doesn't feature and decides to leave in the summer to get first-team football......brilliant
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Posted 03 Feb 2008 - 19:42

ok, then let's extrapolate -- the defence remains pretty solid the rest of the season, yobo doesn't feature and decides to leave in the summer to get first-team football......brilliant

Jags should keep his place, just get moved to the right one place

Jags----Yobo-----Lescott------Baines B)
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