UK time is: 11:27:22
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Yobo: 'I'm Ready'


Norwich City's latest recruit, Joseph Yobo has been talking to Canaries.co.uk and insists he is raring to go.

Yobo was a surprise move by Chris Hughton and I know that not all fans are excited by his arrival. However, the former Everton man has a shed load of experience at the very highest levels so let's hope he can add something to a back line that isn't as tight as we'd all like.

"I trained yesterday but today it was with the whole squad so I`m happy to be here. I know a few of the players already, it wasn`t entirely new to me but I was felt welcome," said the former Everton defender.

"I`m excited that I had this opportunity to come back to England. It`s probably the best league in the world, and it`s a new challenge so I`m looking forward to it.

"There were loads of clubs from abroad who were interested in me, but the manager here convinced me and I wanted to come back to the Premier League.

"We had a week break for Christmas in Turkey, but then two weeks of training after that and it was good, so I`m ready to go."

So, what exactly have we acquired in Joseph Yobo?

Well, he's 33 years old and is the Nigerian team captain, for whom he has played 95 times, which makes him his country's highest capped player of all time.

No doubt part of the appeal of Norwich and the Premier League to Joseph is to get himself ready for this summer's World Cup and he will expect to lead the team yet again throughout the tournament.

Yobo's highest profile club was Everton, for whom he made over 200 appearances in an eight year spell during which he scored eight goals. He left Goodison Park in 2010 for Turkish giants, Fenerbache where he played 69 times, scoring twice. He has however struggled for game time this season - hence the loan move.

Off the field, Joseph does plenty of good deeds. In 2007, he set up the Joseph Yobo Charity Foundation, to help under-privileged children in Nigeria. As of 18 July 2007, he has handed out over 300 scholarship awards ranging from primary to university level. He has started a football academy in the Ogoni region of Nigeria and also runs football camps in Lagos.

Norwich City fans are crying out for some good news at the moment and while I doubt that he will be thrown into the next match against Manchester City, I hope that with all his experience he can help us out of what is becoming a difficult situation.

Welcome to Norwich City, Joseph!

OTBC






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: The Tuckster  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 4 2014

Time: 9:47PM

Your Comments

he had better not replace ryan bennett.
DRAYTON GREEN
Bad song out hobo in please....Hugh will let me down though.
Fcbears
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

U21s Defeat Wolves (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Moyes Sacked By United (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Managerial Speculation (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Hello Neil - The Liverpool Podcast (Monday April 21 2014)

Adams: There Are So Many Positives (Monday April 21 2014)

Sterling The Best In Europe (Monday April 21 2014)

The Liverpool Preview (Saturday April 19 2014)

Adams Gives Injury Update (Saturday April 19 2014)

A Team To Beat Liverpool (Friday April 18 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Norwich Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Steve from Oz 653
2. yellow belly 415
3. DRAYTON GREEN 261
4. FCBEARS 256
5. suffolkcanary 186
6. fanforlife 116
7. Malta Yellow 115
8. sminky 80
9. screaming canary 77
10. northern yellow 54

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Norwich 2 - 3 Liverpool
Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich
Norwich 0 - 1 WBA
Swansea 3 - 0 Norwich
Norwich 2 - 0 Sunderland
Southampton 4 - 2 Norwich

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30
19. Fulham 35 9 3 23 -42 30
20. Sunderland 34 7 8 19 -24 29

Breaking League News

Sylla - Not As Dramatic As He Sounds
Aston Villa : 23/04/2014 11:20:00
Liverpool: Borini's lands Sunderland Award
Liverpool : 23/04/2014 11:04:00
Summer Targets
Spurs : 23/04/2014 10:43:00
Will I Leave? I Want A New Contract!
Arsenal : 23/04/2014 10:18:00
Top 4 & FA Cup Win Would Be A Good Season
Arsenal : 23/04/2014 10:03:00
Mirallas to miss Everton run-in
Everton : 23/04/2014 10:00:00
Diaby Is Back & Ready To Play
Arsenal : 23/04/2014 09:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who Was Your MOTM Against Liverpool
Suggested By:  Tuckster
Ruddy 3%
Olsson 5%
Martin 5%
Turner 5%
Whittaker 0%
Snodgrass 47%
Johnson 10%
Fer 5%
Redmond 5%
Howson 0%
Hooper 5%
Murphy 5%
RvW 5%