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Kolo Toure: Ex-Arsenal, Man City, Liverpool And Celtic Hero Appointed Assistant Manager Of Ivory Coast National Team

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Sincerest congratumalations are most definitely due to Kolo Toure, who has been appointed as the new assistant manager of the Ivory Coast national team.

Toure is the second-most capped player (120) to have ever represented the Elephants, just three caps behind ex-Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora.

AFCON 2015 Team of the Tournament: Just Football’s All-Star Best XI

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AFCON 2015 Final: Boubacar Barry the quiet hero of Ivory Coast’s long and painful road to glory

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AFCON 2015 Semi Finals: Ivory Coast vs DR Congo – Tactical Preview

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AFCON 2015 Best XI Players of the Group Stages

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Last Chance Saloon: Yaya Toure among 7 stars for whom AFCON 2015 could spell farewell

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Ivory Coast – AFCON 2015: Everything you need to know about The Elephants

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Scottish football

‘Don’t Laugh, Okay?’ – Celtic Legend Kolo Toure Unwittingly Reveals Musical Guilty Pleasure During Press Conference (Video)

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Kolo Toure is a one-man maverick this we know. He walks to the beat of his own drum, hacks down the Arsenal royalty he wants to hack down, and bloody well answers the questions he wants to answer during his press conferences.

To that end, the question that was actually put to Toure during a recent presser was which, of all the myriad fan chants he'd heard sung in his footballing career, was his favourite.

Moussa Dembele, Joey Barton, Jordan Rossiter… 22 Summer Transfers bringing the feelgood factor back to Scottish football

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Manchester City

Celtic’s Euro hopes in tatters after Toure blunders

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Glasgow (AFP) Celtic's Champion League hopes were in tatters on Wednesday as Borussia Monchengladbach produced a clinical performance to inflict a 2-0 home defeat on the Scottish champions.

The Germans arrived in Glasgow with a horrendous injury list and struggling for form following defeats by Manchester City and Barcelona in their opening Group C fixtures.

Celtic’s Euro hopes in tatters after Toure blunders

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Glasgow (AFP) Celtic's Champion League hopes were in tatters on Wednesday as Borussia Monchengladbach produced a clinical performance to inflict a 2-0 home defeat on the Scottish champions.

The Germans arrived in Glasgow with a horrendous injury list and struggling for form following defeats by Manchester City and Barcelona in their opening Group C fixtures.

James Milner Is The Ideal Man To Add Steel To Manchester City’s Central Midfield

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As players fully establish themselves, they're typically filed under a certain criteria. At extreme ends of this spectrum you've got the superstars—Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the likes—and you've got the parody figures, like Nicklas Bendtner, Kolo Toure, and Marouane Fellaini. But there are a few categories in-between too.

James Milner Is The Ideal Man To Add Steel To Manchester City’s Central Midfield

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As players fully establish themselves, they're typically filed under a certain criteria. At extreme ends of this spectrum you've got the superstars—Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the likes—and you've got the parody figures, like Nicklas Bendtner, Kolo Toure, and Marouane Fellaini. But there are a few categories in-between too.

Liverpool

Grumpy Guts: Celtic Newboy Kolo Toure Looks Like Misery Personified At His Official Unveiling (Photo)

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Kolo Toure in happier times (a few months ago)

Having sealed a move from Liverpool to Celtic a couple of days ago, Kolo Toure has since become the latest player to give it the old 'Surly McThunderface' routine inhis first official photos for his new employers.

In fact, the usually cheery Ivorian centre-back looked like death warmed up at his welcome party at Celtic Park, as if somebody had taken him aside and told him that his little pet kitten had met a grizzly end underneath a Vauxhall Corsa just seconds before he went in front of the cameras.

Liverpool: Daniel Agger Reveals How Over-Reliance On Painkillers Led To Him Falling Out With Brendan Rodgers

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Daniel Agger has been describing how he feels an over-reliance on painkilling pills directly brought about the end of his eight-year stint at Liverpool.

The Danish centre-back left the Redsin 2014 to return to Brondby, where he lasted another two years before an amalgamationof injuries finally forced him into retirement, aged just 31, at the end of last season.

Tweet: Liverpool celebrate Kolo Toure’s 35th birthday

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Morning, Reds. We'd like to start this weekend by wishing Kolo Toure a very happy 35th birthday. pic.twitter.com/T7knyzQpWf Liverpool FC...

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‘I Won’t Hesitate To Hack Yaya Down’ – Kolo Toure In Full ‘Older Brother’ Mode Ahead Of Capital One Cup Final

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Kolo Toure has said (in a round-about way) that he won't hesitate to hack brother Yaya to pieces on Sunday if it means getting his hands on the League Cup.

With Liverpool and Manchester City set to contest the Capital One Cup in a couple of day's time, the elder of the Ivorian siblings has insisted that he is fully prepared to sacrifice his younger sibling for the greater good.

Six Nil, No Big Deal For Klopp

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Liverpool walked away from Villa Park on Sunday afternoon absolutely beaming after putting six past goalkeeper Bunn. The Reds converted with the help of six different goalscorers but it was the returning Daniel Sturridge who got off the mark first. Villa looked predictably deflated but what must be worrying for fans of the Midland side is that the players appeared to have given up.

MATCH PREVIEW: Liverpool V Arsenal

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The Reds welcome Arsenal to Anfield on Wednesday evening and after some improvement in terms of injuries, along with the signing of Steven Caulker, boss Jurgen Klopp may be able to field a slightly stronger team than first predicted.

Liverpool January Transfer Window: 7 potential signings as Klopp weighs up options

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Liverpool’s Kolo Toure touts himself for Real Madrid transfer

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Liverpool centre-back Kolo Toure has jokingly suggested he might be a transfer target for Real Madrid. The Ivorian veteran has been a bit-part player...

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Liverpool’s injury crisis tilts Klopp toward transfer market

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Jurgen Klopp has indicated that he may have to enter the transfer market to buy a defender as Liverpool's injury crisis grows.

Klopp faces the prospect of having no fit center-backs for Friday's FA Cup third-round trip to Exeter.

Dejan Lovren limped off during the first half of Tuesday's 1-0 League Cup semi-final first-leg victory at Stoke after pulling a hamstring.

Liverpool’s injury crisis tilts Klopp toward transfer market

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Jurgen Klopp has indicated that he may have to enter the transfer market to buy a defender as Liverpool's injury crisis grows.

Klopp faces the prospect of having no fit center-backs for Friday's FA Cup third-round trip to Exeter.

Dejan Lovren limped off during the first half of Tuesday's 1-0 League Cup semi-final first-leg victory at Stoke after pulling a hamstring.

Tweet: Liverpool celebrate unbeaten Kolo Toure

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Kolo Toure remains unbeaten as a Liverpool player this season. pic.twitter.com/Q8PvYeW70O Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 6, 2016 Liverpool have...

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Injury Woes For Reds But Ibe Nets Winner

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Liverpool managed to collect a much needed victory at the Britannia on Tuesday evening despite losing both Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren during the first half due to hamstring injuries. In the second half Kolo Toure also played through what appeared to be another hamstring issue but it was Jordon Ibe who found the back of the net for the Reds and secured the win in the first leg.

Liverpool linked with promising central defender to replace Sebastian Coates

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Liverpool are weighing up a bid for Charlton teenager Joe Gomez as a replacement for the soon-to-be-offloaded Sebastian Coates.

With Sunderland seemingly set to pay £4million to make Coates' loan last season into a permanent deal, the Reds are on the lookout for cover at centre-back.

Press Association Sport understands Gomez, aged 18, is of interest and while no formal offer has yet been made, the club believe there is a possibility of signing the England Under-19 defender for about £3.

Liverpool linked with promising central defender to replace Sebastian Coates

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Liverpool are weighing up a bid for Charlton teenager Joe Gomez as a replacement for the soon-to-be-offloaded Sebastian Coates.

With Sunderland seemingly set to pay £4million to make Coates' loan last season into a permanent deal, the Reds are on the lookout for cover at centre-back.

Press Association Sport understands Gomez, aged 18, is of interest and while no formal offer has yet been made, the club believe there is a possibility of signing the England Under-19 defender for about £3.

Liverpool confirm two players sign contract extension

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Liverpool have secured the services of Kolo Toure and Andre Wisdom after two defenders signed new deals on Tuesday.

The former Arsenal and Manchester City man's future at the Merseyside club was uncertain and has now extended his stay by signing a new deal.

Liverpool defender set to sign one year contract extension

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According to reports from the Liverpool Echo, Kolo Toure is set for a one year contract extension at Liverpool. The veteran defender was expected to leave the Anfield side when his current deal expires next month but it now appears that the 34 year old will be handed a one year extension.

Defender set to sign one year contract extension at Liverpool

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According to reports from the Guardian, Kolo Toure is set to sign one year contract extension at Liverpool. The 34 year old has fallen down the pecking order behind Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho and Emre Can despite manager Brendan Rodgers fielding a three man defense.

Kolo Toure to take “big deicison” on Liverpool future

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Liverpool defender Kolo Toure is unsure about his future at Liverpool and admits he has a very difficult decision to make.

Toure's current deal expires this summer and although talks have been going on over a contract extension, so far nothing has yet materialised.

Reds Prepare For Old Trafford

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Liverpool make the short trip to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as the two titans of English football prepare to meet for the 163rd time in the league. The two sides are far from titanic at the moment though as both Brendan Rodgers and Louis van Gaal have struggled to get their seasons underway.

Steven Gerrard is still Liverpool’s saviour, says Kolo Toure

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Brendan Rodgers has done a great job at Liverpool and is like Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger, says Kolo Toure

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Brendan Rodgers has done a great job at Liverpool despite the club's recent troubles, according to Kolo Toure. The Anfield club have struggled...

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Liverpool’s Kolo Toure admits tough spell but says club will come through it

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Liverpool's Kolo Toure has admitted the club have been going through a tough spell but says they will come through the other side. The...

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Analyzing Who Should Be The Preferred Center-Back Pairing For Liverpool

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Liverpool Football Club have not had a great season so far. Not their worst, but far worse than last season. The club have plenty of time, and a top 4 finish is a reasonable hope if the Reds can work out some of the kinks. Liverpool's toothless attack is one of the biggest issues right now, but a deeper and deadlier problem is the defense.

Arsenal

Premier League released players list: 15 free agents your club could pick up today

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Premier League clubs have all now announced their retained and released lists. The players, if they're not internationals, are probably enjoying cocktail on a beach, but that doesn't mean you...

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Skrtel charged for stamp on De Gea

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Martin Skrtel has been charged by the FA for stamping on David de Gea in the final seconds of Liverpool's defeat against us yesterday. He will likely face a three match ban, meaning Kolo Toure will likely feature for Liverpool in their games against Arsenal, Blackburn and Newcastle.




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