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The Kid's got some skills.  Nice write up in ESPN by Noah Davis. 

 

John Tolkin's hair, impressive play are impossible to ignore - ESPN



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I like him how he was used last night.  Dude should always be higher up the field.  He's too good to waste as a CB in a 3 man back line.



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Nice write up
Says he wants to leave hopefully soon - hope its not too soon!

Bradley Wright-Phillips "I prefer it at Red Bull Arena, but it was OK. I could imagine it being good for a baseball crowd.


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He is damn good. Lawrence was so good for us, but similar to Adams replacing Dax, Tolkin has been able to fill the shoes of a legend pretty seamlessly. Have to enjoy him for as long as he is here.

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He is really good - both in skill, and he seems to keep the team light. Smiling, encouraging. 

 

So, we thinking gone in the summer? I hope not! 

 

I guess Harper shifts there and Duncan resumes RWB? 



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Yeah, it's a shame but that quote makes it seem like he's heard of possibilities of leaving.  Sounds like this summer or winter. 



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Yeah, it's a shame but that quote makes it seem like he's heard of possibilities of leaving.  Sounds like this summer or winter. 

Let's see what happens, he just signed a new contract and I doubt that RBNY will let him go for less than a material amount of a transfer fee.  That is, unless it is to a RB team where we will get a used pair of Pumas.  



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My hope with Tolkin is that it takes a bit to see how great he is.  A lot of teams in Europe are looking for the physical gifts and Tolkin isn't lightning on the field (although he plays extremely fast).  Throw in that he's not overly big as well. 



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My hope with Tolkin is that it takes a bit to see how great he is.  A lot of teams in Europe are looking for the physical gifts and Tolkin isn't lightning on the field (although he plays extremely fast).  Throw in that he's not overly big as well. 

I think that ship has sailed.

If you're a Euro team looking for a relative bargain, and you see a 20-year-old left back (!) with 79 first-team appearances (!!) and a national team cap (!!!), you're going to need to be dissuaded rather than persuaded.

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Yeah, it's a shame but that quote makes it seem like he's heard of possibilities of leaving.  Sounds like this summer or winter. 

If Tolkin is on board with a move, winter seems like the latest, and I'm fine with that. 

I'd just hate losing a key player mid season, but thats how it will always be, I guess. 



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I'd have to think we're going to lose him during the Gold Cup, right?


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Jordi Alba is leaving Barca at the end of the season, straight swap for Tolkin who says no?

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I'm glad Tolkin didnt score on that rip he had! I think he's gone in the summer, but crossing my fingers we get 6 more months with him... if he starts scoring, I think there's no way that happens. 

 

What about that nutmeg on the right into a cross? Awesome. 



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I'm glad Tolkin didnt score on that rip he had! I think he's gone in the summer, but crossing my fingers we get 6 more months with him... if he starts scoring, I think there's no way that happens. 

 

What about that nutmeg on the right into a cross? Awesome. 

the announcers were loving it.  Lloyd Sam pointed out how he is noticeably better than last year.

The was a solid rip too.


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the announcers were loving it.  Lloyd Sam pointed out how he is noticeably better than last year.

The was a solid rip too.

It's impressive. He's the most confident guy on the field every game it feels like. Laughing, checking in with guys, jokingly pushing opponents when they make a good play. He's turned super Saiyan with that blonde redo and is just playing at a higher level. 






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