This transfer window and the "Yaya problem"

Why Always Ste

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His upper body strength and size will help him move up a gear when moving the ball forward.
Sure he won't have the speed to track back as previously done but with effective rotation and next summer embedding a replacement there's no worry.
Hes been a superb servant.

We'll truly appreciate how fucking good hes been for us in years to come when he's no longer on the pitch (hopefully sticks around as a coach or something at City)
 

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I think that central midfield is the one area we didn't address effectively this season. One injury/suspension to Fernandinho/Yaya and the quality of our play will go down.
KDB can do Yaya's role and we've got Delph and Fernando.
 

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a lot of it with yaya was mentality last year ... with a few things that were understandable. It was a bad year for him on and off the pitch. Yes his legs will go the older he gets, so maybe a Pogba is a possible future replacement for him in the next couple of years (unless we sign him tomorrow lol)
 

M147WN

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His upper body strength and size will help him move up a gear when moving the ball forward.
Sure he won't have the speed to track back as previously done but with effective rotation and next summer embedding a replacement there's no worry.
Hes been a superb servant.

We'll truly appreciate how fucking good hes been for us in years to come when he's no longer on the pitch (hopefully sticks around as a coach or something at City)
I don't think we won a game without him during his last absence due to AFCON?
 

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The only problem with Yaya is that emotionally he was spent after winning the ACON before then he was decent and he's been decent since Easter. Just think, they were favourites in most tournaments and went out early in 2013, lost on penalties in the final in 2012, went out early in 2010, lost in the semis 2008 and lost on pens in the final in 2006. To win it this year was a huge emotional thing with most of their best players coming to the end of their careers.

Even though he wasn't quite as good over the full season last season, he actually scored more winning goals than he did the season before when he should have won POTS. And now we're defending properly and giving him better protection with the balance of the side and three midfielders ahead of him instead of two.

The problem ongoing is his age. I think next Summer is the ideal time to get our next CM star in for big money and see where we go from there. Until then Yaya is still one of the best around.
 

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Nothing rarer that such players. That's why Juventus have apparently turned down 120m euros from Chelsea for Pogba. If we buy only one player next summer, it has to be Pogba or someone similar. It's gonna cost, of course.
 

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This season Yaya Touré has made four appearances English Barclays Premier League..

Yaya Touré has a Squawka rating of 5 stars out of 5 with a Performance Score of 222. His best game of the season was against West Bromwich Albion where he earned a Performance Score of 86. His worst game this term was against Chelsea where he accrued a score of 32.

Yaya Touré, in the English Barclays Premier League, has scored one goal this season, creating nine chances and three assists. Yaya Touré has completed 256 passes this season with a pass accuracy of 92%, of which 68% were forward passes.


Read more at http://www.squawka.com/players/yaya-toure/stats
 

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His upper body strength and size will help him move up a gear when moving the ball forward.
Sure he won't have the speed to track back as previously done but with effective rotation and next summer embedding a replacement there's no worry.
Hes been a superb servant.

We'll truly appreciate how fucking good hes been for us in years to come when he's no longer on the pitch (hopefully sticks around as a coach or something at City)


A big slice of the Patrick Vieira cake which his agent was alluding to before the Media put a spin on it..
 

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