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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #320 on: May 28, 2013, 10:00:41 PM »
As long as he is just a squad player then all good, seems a bit odd that Fenway are not sticking to their policy but when you look at the Van Persie signing for this season, (obviously Toure isn't gonna have same impact) then maybe they have relaxed that idea somewhat. We need a balance of youth and experience imo
This policy of theirs will not be set in stone. They won't just sign young, talented players/rejects. As others have said countless of times, including the owners themselves- it comes down to "value for money". There is obviously the manager's need for a specific signing as well as the team's need also: In this case, a replacement for Jamie and clearly someone who is to make way for a lucky youngster when he leaves.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #321 on: May 28, 2013, 10:04:35 PM »
Gut feeling is he has been signed as a 1st team player to play along side Agger.

But I only judge that when we start playing again.

If he is 1st choice CB (along with Agger) come August 17th then I don't think the RAWK servers will be able to cope

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #322 on: May 28, 2013, 10:05:16 PM »
Welcome, Kolo! :wave
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #323 on: May 28, 2013, 10:10:17 PM »
I suspect his salary will be based at least in part on appearances.

It would be a practical solution to all parties. Looking forward to seeing him in a red shirt, still a good defender with plenty of experience and as others have said, he will provide a good stop-gap while Wisdom and Kelly develop.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #324 on: May 28, 2013, 10:14:40 PM »
Interesting replacement for Carra. Certainly a winner - brings important experience to a young squad.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #325 on: May 28, 2013, 10:15:42 PM »
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #326 on: May 28, 2013, 10:18:55 PM »
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #327 on: May 28, 2013, 10:19:10 PM »
Shrewd signing!

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #328 on: May 28, 2013, 10:20:06 PM »
Welcome to LFC Kolo Toure! He'll be a good experienced option at CB for us the next few seasons. All in all, it's a shrewd signing and a good start to our summer business.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #329 on: May 28, 2013, 10:37:32 PM »
His favorite TV show is apparently Dog The Bounty Hunter.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #330 on: May 28, 2013, 10:40:16 PM »
Shrewd bit of business from the boss, I'm glad he's on board.  I think he will surprise some people this coming season.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #331 on: May 28, 2013, 10:40:40 PM »
His favorite TV show is apparently Dog The Bounty Hunter.

Which is promising.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #332 on: May 28, 2013, 10:41:59 PM »
Decent piece of business. I guess the hope is we don't ever see him yes?

Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #333 on: May 28, 2013, 10:44:41 PM »
Between Toure, Agger and Papadopulus which ever two of them are on form will play. If Carra at 35 can provide decent enough competition for both Skrtel and Coates then Toure at 32 can definitely do the same for Papadopulus and Agger.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #334 on: May 28, 2013, 10:47:00 PM »
Between Toure, Agger and Papadopulus which ever two of them are on form will play. If Carra at 35 can provide decent enough competition for both Skrtel and Coates then Toure at 32 can definitely do the same for Papadopulus and Agger.

As much as I like to agree with you, this remains to be seen. Carra had a devotion to the team, which gave him an edge. Kolo is a very good player, but I just hope that this move is not his retirement plan...
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #335 on: May 28, 2013, 10:47:56 PM »
Decent piece of business. I guess the hope is we don't ever see him yes?

No, saw him in a few games when he was brought into the Man City side this season and he looked like he could still do a very good at the highest level, particularly when they played Chelsea. 

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #336 on: May 28, 2013, 10:49:38 PM »
Good, now sign papa plox.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #337 on: May 28, 2013, 10:52:05 PM »
I can't remember but has Toure ever played in defensive midfield position?
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #338 on: May 28, 2013, 10:53:42 PM »
Welcome Kolo

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #339 on: May 28, 2013, 10:57:47 PM »
I can't remember but has Toure ever played in defensive midfield position?

Aye.

Not for about ten years though.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #340 on: May 28, 2013, 11:00:59 PM »
Welcome Kolo !

Decent signing IMO. With Carra retiring, we needed an experienced back-up CB and we get one with a lot of experience, on decent wages if the rumour is correct and who seems quick and comfortable with the ball enough to play in Rodgers' system.

I also like the fact that we've wrapped it up very quickly. Lessons learnt from last summer ?

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #341 on: May 28, 2013, 11:01:54 PM »
I hope he gets the number 23 shirt.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #342 on: May 28, 2013, 11:03:30 PM »
Aye.

Not for about ten years though.

aah, thought the signing of him would be to cover both positions if need be.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #343 on: May 28, 2013, 11:08:31 PM »
Interesting.

My immediate reaction was 'But he's past it, surely?'

I should say that I actually know fuck all about football, it turns out, so he'll probably be brilliant for us.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #344 on: May 28, 2013, 11:14:59 PM »
Besides the experience and winning mentality, which has previously been mentioned, I think he gives us some great options in terms of changing our formation if we choose.

Brendan has flirted with the idea of playing a 352 formation this season and I believe Mancini used this system quite regularly at City. He might be able to help our other defenders make this transition.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #345 on: May 28, 2013, 11:17:31 PM »
A bit stale at City, so expecting a bit rusty on his first games. But on the flip side, not playing much means plenty of time to rest, thus have more mileage on him to perform later on. Good signing, and I don't mind he'd be the first team CB. He's only 32, FFS.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #346 on: May 28, 2013, 11:18:48 PM »
Welcome Kolo, glad to have a new old hat to advise the youngsters and provide some leadership on and off the pitch.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #347 on: May 28, 2013, 11:19:37 PM »
As much as I like to agree with you, this remains to be seen. Carra had a devotion to the team, which gave him an edge. Kolo is a very good player, but I just hope that this move is not his retirement plan...
Why come to LFC for a two year contract at 32 as a retirement plan when you can go to Russia, China, Turkey or UAE and make double what you'd get here for  and no doubt the extra income will make his wife a bit less pissed off. He's a professional, if he'd had that sort of attitude then he wouldn't have won all he has in his career.

Quick question, do you think if Toure was in Arsenal or Spurs the last two years he would have played alot more games in that period?

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #348 on: May 28, 2013, 11:22:10 PM »
How can people not be convinced of his ability?

It's the Joe Cole thread all over again...
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #349 on: May 28, 2013, 11:23:00 PM »
Haven't seen him play in a while, but he brings experience which we're lacking now that Carragher has retired. Welcome, Kolo.

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #350 on: May 28, 2013, 11:25:34 PM »
Welcome, Kolo Toure :wave

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #351 on: May 28, 2013, 11:26:15 PM »
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #352 on: May 28, 2013, 11:34:00 PM »
Cheers for posting that Mostar. I know it's a short compilation, but he never got had off once by Sterling or Suarez.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #353 on: May 28, 2013, 11:36:05 PM »
Cheers for posting that Mostar. I know it's a short compilation, but he never got had off once by Sterling or Suarez.

Very good eye for a pass too. I think this will work out better than some people seem to expect.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #354 on: May 28, 2013, 11:48:48 PM »
I'm quite optimistic Rodgers will get the best out of him, get him lean and fit again and hopefully we get to see him put commanding performances like these for LFC

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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #355 on: May 28, 2013, 11:50:12 PM »
Decent piece of business. I guess the hope is we don't ever see him yes?
Yip. Good piece of business, but I wouldn't want to see him - other than closing out games for some minutes or getting some cup minutes.



Obviously, if we see him starting against say- Swansea away, something has gone balls up in defense again.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #356 on: May 28, 2013, 11:51:21 PM »
Decent piece of business. I guess the hope is we don't ever see him yes?
Yip. Good piece of business, but I wouldn't want to see him - other than closing out games for some minutes, part of a back-3 or getting some cup minutes.



Obviously, if we see him starting against say- Swansea away, something has gone balls up in defense again.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #357 on: May 28, 2013, 11:51:41 PM »
Yip. Good piece of business, but I wouldn't want to see him - other than closing out games for some minutes or getting some cup minutes.



Obviously, if we see him starting against say- Swansea away, something has gone balls up in defense again.

Or he offers something physically or tactically that the team could use for a specific game.
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #358 on: May 28, 2013, 11:54:14 PM »
Why come to LFC for a two year contract at 32 as a retirement plan when you can go to Russia, China, Turkey or UAE and make double what you'd get here for  and no doubt the extra income will make his wife a bit less pissed off. He's a professional, if he'd had that sort of attitude then he wouldn't have won all he has in his career.

Quick question, do you think if Toure was in Arsenal or Spurs the last two years he would have played alot more games in that period?
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Re: Liverpool sign Kolo Toure
« Reply #359 on: May 28, 2013, 11:58:35 PM »
Could turn out to be a brilliant signing. The key point for me is the fact he's coming here motivated to play football. He aint on the mammoth contract he could have got elsewhere and he hasnt cost a penny to buy. Adds experience that we would severely lack next year with Carra gone.

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