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Kolo Toure
« on: May 28, 2013, 06:01:49 PM »
REDS AGREE TOURE DEAL

Liverpool Football Club can today announce they have agreed a deal in principal with Kolo Toure to join the club on July 1.

The powerful defender will be registered as a Reds player when his current deal with Manchester City expires.

Toure, 32, will arrive at Anfield boasting a wealth of experience having represented both City and Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League since switching to English football in 2002 and add depth to Brendan Rodgers' defensive ranks ahead of 2013-14.

The Ivory Coast international, signed by Arsene Wenger from homeland club ASEC Mimosas, made his Gunners debut in the 2002 Community Shield against Liverpool at the Millennium Stadium.

Originally deployed in midfield or at full-back, Toure was moved to centre-back for the 2003-04 season and helped Arsenal go the entire league season unbeaten as they swept to the title, adding to the FA Cup they'd lifted the previous season.

He added a second FA Cup medal in 2005, while a year later he was part of the Arsenal side that reached the Champions League final against Barcelona having scored the only goal of the two-legged semi-final with Villarreal.

After more than 200 appearances for the Londoners, Toure was firmly established as one of the finest centre-backs in the league - and Manchester City duly swooped to sign him in the summer of 2009 and immediately appointed him club captain.

During his four years at Eastlands, he lifted another Premier League title and FA Cup in over 100 appearances for City.

On the international stage, Toure has represented the Ivory Coast at two African Cup of Nations tournaments and two World Cup finals. He has more than a century of caps for his country, for whom he has also worn the skipper's armband.

He'll become the first Ivorian to play for Liverpool when he joins the club.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 06:03:01 PM »
Welcome Kolo. Legend!

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 06:03:45 PM »
I'm happy. Welcome Kolo. Kolo kolo kolo kolo lalala :scarf
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 06:03:57 PM »
Welcome Kolo to Liverpool fc hope you can make us a better team wish you all the best.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 06:04:33 PM »
"Liverpool Football Club can today announce they have agreed a deal in principal with Kolo Toure to join the club on July 1. #LFC"

Principle, not principal.  Sigh, what is the world coming to.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 06:04:34 PM »
Hahaha I never thought this would actually happen. Strategic signing by Rodgers, hope he does well here.

Welcome Kolo!
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 06:04:57 PM »
Welcome Kolo!
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 06:05:03 PM »
Not even Juli and we're blazing through!

Good signing, I'll be a bit more assured from now on when we face corners and crosses!

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 06:05:11 PM »
Don't know how I feel about this one to be honest. But anyway, welcome.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 06:05:18 PM »
Welcome to Anfield Kolo.
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013, 06:05:24 PM »
It is what it is and hopefully he'll be a decent back-up. But is he an upgrade on Jamie Carragher? Football wise? I doubt it.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2013, 06:06:37 PM »
Welcome Kolo. All the best mate.  :)

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013, 06:07:00 PM »
on the first page, yay

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2013, 06:07:14 PM »
I hope when we play City we can synchronise the Kolo/Yaya song with them, we sing the Kolo bit, they sing the Yaya bit obviously, you know it makes sense.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013, 06:07:27 PM »
Probably the best option available to replace Carra in terms of experience.Good solid 3rd choice signing cant really complain

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2013, 06:07:34 PM »
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2013, 06:07:37 PM »
A clever signing given what I also hope is coming within regards to the CD positions.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2013, 06:07:50 PM »
Welcome aboard Kolo, give us 100% thats all we ask.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2013, 06:08:12 PM »
Good physical presence at the back and adds height to our defensive line up too, something we've been lacking.
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« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2013, 06:08:27 PM »
I guess he can play in midfield as well eh? Probably doesn't quite have the energy or legs to excel there anymore though. But on paper you'd think that him and Lucas could shield the defense quite well when needed.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2013, 06:08:50 PM »
Shrewd bit of buisness. Welcome Kolo. I've wanted this for ages.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2013, 06:09:02 PM »
He's guaranteed to get tuck in.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2013, 06:09:06 PM »
I guess he can play in midfield as well eh? Probably doesn't quite have the energy or legs to excel there anymore though. But on paper you'd think that him and Lucas could shield the defense quite well when needed.

I have never seen Kolo play in midfield to be honest!
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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2013, 06:09:22 PM »
Good physical presence at the back and adds height to our defensive line up too, something we've been lacking.

Both Skrtel and Agger are 3 inches taller than him. He's 6' 0".
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2013, 06:09:39 PM »
Good luck to the lad.

Hope he does well here
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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2013, 06:10:12 PM »
"Liverpool Football Club can today announce they have agreed a deal in principal with Kolo Toure to join the club on July 1. #LFC"

Principle, not principal.  Sigh, what is the world coming to.
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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2013, 06:10:14 PM »
Think this could turn out to be a very shrewd bit of business on our part, Toure brings a wealth of experience and an impressive record of success to our squad.  Looking forward to seeing him in a Liverpool shirt.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2013, 06:10:47 PM »
He's a back up, adds experience, adds depth, won titles and played in the Champions League. Man City fans have said that whenever he's played for them last season, he's done well. Absolutely nothing wrong with this signing.

Welcome Kolo, all the best to you!

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« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2013, 06:11:01 PM »
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2013, 06:11:21 PM »
Welcome Toure!

Will provide experience as well stability at the back.
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« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2013, 06:11:27 PM »
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« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2013, 06:11:41 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2013, 06:12:04 PM »
So after this signing I guess we are done with our transfers ;)

But I think he will be a good backup to have and I hope he can play his part in our cup games...

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« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2013, 06:12:18 PM »
Both Skrtel and Agger are 3 inches taller than him. He's 6' 0".

Yes but they seem to get bullied out of challenges, particularly Skrtel. I'm confident Kolo will get stuck in.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2013, 06:12:27 PM »
Was fairly underwhelmed when i first heard about this but the more i thought about it, the more i warmed to the idea.
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« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2013, 06:12:37 PM »
kolo kolo kolo kolo kolo kolo kolo toureeeeeee

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« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2013, 06:12:49 PM »
I like this signing, can be decent back-up for Agger and another top center-half we'd bring. Good luck.  :)

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« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2013, 06:13:20 PM »
As long as he's better than the last couple of free transfers we've gotten, I'm sure he will do just fine.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2013, 06:13:22 PM »
I guess he can play in midfield as well eh? Probably doesn't quite have the energy or legs to excel there anymore though. But on paper you'd think that him and Lucas could shield the defense quite well when needed.

Never. That would be a midfield devoid of any hint of mobility. The Jay Rodriguez's of this world would lick their lips at the prospect of running straight through our midfield, again and again and again.

As a signing, decent. Should be an able replacement for Carragher. Third choice, not bad. Rodgers can do much worse but obviously there should be no fanfare and his 'experience' and 'leadership skills' shouldn't really be trumped up too much. Good signing.

Edit, and 'height', 'aerial prowess', 'reading of the game'. He's a solid defender, he doesn't really excel in any category any more given that he's lost some pace. He does read the game pretty well but not brilliantly and he's calm on the ball under pressure, I guess those are his biggest strengths. He'll do well here, thinking about it more. Still don't like some of the hype about him though.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2013, 06:13:26 PM »
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Hahaha nice!

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