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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:59 pm 
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Official: He's staying for another year! Didn't think I'd be happy about this in the beginning of the season... but i'm delighted about it now. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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Yaya deserves it tbf.
He deserves a send off like Zaba too.

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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Rapt, when he is en forme he is a match-winner. We will need his experience next season.

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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Pep confirms this will be Toures last season at the club and he is off.

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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A big hand in achieving where we are now, but the agent shenanigans have taken a bit of shine off his time with us. Move to west ham yeah?

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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Deserves a statue..
If we laud bell Lee and summerbee.
Then yaya El mago and kun deserve the same.

City legend... Yaya toure. :TopHat1

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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A legend he really is. The time is ripe for his move, he's been terrific.

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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Should come up in any discussion about the best player ever to don a City shirt IMO.


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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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Should come up in any discussion about the best player ever to don a City shirt IMO.

Absolutely..
Probably between him and merlin.
He's definitely been our big game player.

Legend and we should look at yaya kun and merlin like Bell Lee and summerbee..
In fact the fab 4 including vinny..

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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kippax_in_my_blood wrote:
South East Citizen wrote:
Should come up in any discussion about the best player ever to don a City shirt IMO.

Absolutely..
Probably between him and merlin.
He's definitely been our big game player.

Legend and we should look at yaya kun and merlin like Bell Lee and summerbee..
In fact the fab 4 including vinny..


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Bell Lee Summerbee
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Kun, Merlin Yaya
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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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golborneblue wrote:
kippax_in_my_blood wrote:
South East Citizen wrote:
Should come up in any discussion about the best player ever to don a City shirt IMO.

Absolutely..
Probably between him and merlin.
He's definitely been our big game player.

Legend and we should look at yaya kun and merlin like Bell Lee and summerbee..
In fact the fab 4 including vinny..


^This

Bell Lee Summerbee
Tony Book

Kun, Merlin Yaya
Vinnie

I'm sure they said in the post match love in for yaya. That we have named a pitch at the training ground after yaya..!
Getting a statue or a stand in the stadium or whatever is huge but I think that a part of the campus as a whole is named after yaya and will be there for ever with that cool mosaic when he sank the rags is quite fitting..


Once a blue always a blue..
Thank you yaya.. :TopHat1 :handgestures-salute: :bow-yellow: :bow-yellow: :bow-blue: :bow-blue:

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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He's really quite good is Yaya. When do we start panicking that he is aging/leaving. I don't care to imagine a City era post-Yaya. Or Aguero for that matter.


I'm already shitting it. Ruined my enjoyment of the match last night tbh.


:cry: and so it comes to pass. Legend alright: match winner, crucial goal scorer, go to man. Creative beyond what he should've been for a massive geezer. We can forget those moments of anonymity and apparent apathy and remember only the good times. He was brilliant for City. I wish him all the best.

There is chatter he wants to stay in Manchester, hope he goes to 'uddersfield!

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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Danny's Studs wrote:
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He's really quite good is Yaya. When do we start panicking that he is aging/leaving. I don't care to imagine a City era post-Yaya. Or Aguero for that matter.


I'm already shitting it. Ruined my enjoyment of the match last night tbh.


:cry: and so it comes to pass. Legend alright: match winner, crucial goal scorer, go to man. Creative beyond what he should've been for a massive geezer. We can forget those moments of anonymity and apparent apathy and remember only the good times. He was brilliant for City. I wish him all the best.

There is chatter he wants to stay in Manchester, hope he goes to 'uddersfield!

Well said mate..

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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Well, that didn't take long..

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Yaya Touré: ‘jealous’ Guardiola wanted revenge over me at Manchester City
• Manager accused of spoiling Touré’s final season at City
• ‘He manipulates and plays a lot with your head’

Yaya Touré has accused Pep Guardiola of seeking “revenge” against him, claiming the Manchester City manager’s coaching reputation is “a myth” and that he did “everything to spoil” the Ivory Coast midfielder’s last season at the club.

Touré left City in May after eight seasons at the club but became increasingly marginalised as they claimed the Premier League title with a record number of points. It was not the first time that he had found himself surplus to requirements under Guardiola, having left Barcelona in 2010 to move to the Premier League.

But despite being assured that their previous issues would not have an impact on their relationship at City, Touré believes he was unfairly singled out and alleged that the manager refused to select him for matches out of spite.

Farewell then Yaya Touré, Manchester City’s clanking midfield giant | Barney Ronay
“Pep likes to dominate and wants to have obedient players who lick his hands. I do not like this kind of relationship. I respect my coach but I am not his thing,” he told France Football. “Like all players, I have bickered with my coaches. But at a certain point, men who do not understand each other reconcile. This is not possible with Pep, who is very rigid. The other players will never admit it publicly but some have already told me that they ended up hating him. Because he manipulates and plays a lot with your head.”

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Touré added: “When he arrived at City, he told me right away that he needed me to coach the youth. Even if I had some options to leave, I thought that I would be able to enter the legend of the Citizens. The same thing last summer when he asked me to stay. Maybe he was afraid of losing control of the dressing room if I left because he knew what I was representing for the group? But after the transfer window closed, I saw that I was removed from the team.”

Having previously been a crucial member of the City side since his move from Barcelona, Touré had to wait until the final home match against Brighton last month for his first Premier League start of the season. In total he played just 228 minutes in the league and was left out of the EFL Cup final victory over Arsenal despite having played in four of the previous ties in the competition.

“I think I was dealing with someone who just wanted revenge on me,” is Touré’s explanation for his treatment. “I do not know why but I have the impression that he was jealous of me, that he took me for a rival. There you have it. We always looked at each other weirdly. He was spinning around me without saying anything, watching me, gauging me, but not talking to me. Yet he knows that I speak Catalan, Spanish and English. It should be enough to communicate both. But apparently no ... Every time we passed each other, he seemed embarrassed. As if I made him a little self-conscious. As if, also, he had understood that I knew him perfectly.”

The 35-year-old also stated that he considered posting his training statistics from the club’s physical trainers on social media in a bid to vent his frustration before deciding against it because he did not want to “hurt the team”.

“As someone proud, he wants to succeed with his players, those he has chosen and not those who have been chosen by others. This is his project. And woe to him who does not belong to it,” Touré added. “Actually, I want to be the one who breaks the Guardiola myth a bit. Barcelona, he did not invent it. He just had the intelligence to adapt what Cruyff had set up. Then, at Bayern and City, he tried to reproduce the same patterns but with this requirement: working with ‘his’ players and with almost unlimited means. It would not work at Crystal Palace or Watford. For me, Zidane is bigger because he has fewer requirements and shows great respect for all his players. Pep, he wants to be considered a genius. He loves it. But there is a lot of comedy behind all this, it’s a bit of anything. He creates a character. When I see him scratching his head in full match to show that he thinks thoroughly, it makes me laugh. It’s comedy.”


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To mark his departure last month, City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak arranged for the club’s main training pitch to be named after Touré in recognition of contribution to the club. A tiled mural of the midfielder celebrating his winning goal against Stoke City in the 2011 FA Cup final also stands as a permanent memorial, although the man who won seven trophies in his spell in Manchester admitted his memories will always be marred by the circumstances of his departure.

“He was a hypocrite praising me but I let him do it,” Touré explained. “I would have preferred to have no ceremony and leave with my head higher. I have the impression that Pep, without acknowledgment or respect, did everything to spoil my last season. It hurts when you spent eight years in a club. He stole my farewells with City, a club where the fans are beautiful. I would have liked to leave with emotion of this club as could [Andrés] Iniesta or [Gianluigi] Buffon. But Pep prevented me. The worst part is that at the end I was happy to leave this club that yet I loved so much. I was frustrated and so I felt neglected, neglected. If I did not shed tears at the time of the goodbyes with the supporters, it’s because there was a break and I could not see this guy anymore.”

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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Yaya sounds bitter. He has always been a sensitive soul, for a 95kg 6'3" dude. Who can forget the airplane bday cake incident that wasn't up to Yaya's standards. Great player, primadonna tendencies.

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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It's a bit sad. But I'm not shocked.
I can take this with a pinch of salt.
Because that's what it is.
Yaya being salty.
Sounds like his agent talking.

What a shame.

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 Post subject: Re: Yaya Toure
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Fairly mild compared to calling Pep racist tbf.


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