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Tom Kaak

Post by beatroute66 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:54 pm

"He is an old-fashioned striker who goes forward all the time. I do not think Gabbiadini will stand next to him, to be honest. He is 21-years-old, 6ft tall, slim and fast, whereas Gabbiadini was thickset and slow..."​ 🤦

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:35 pm

Not Tom, it was TON KAAK. :|
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by lo36789 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:35 pm

Right. Can anyone explain why he was a left back on Champ Man the season before he joined us but joined us as a striker?

Ive always harboured suspicions this is why he wasn't that good. He was a left back trying his luck as a striker and well...he just wasn't.

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by Yarblockos » Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:29 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:35 pm
Not Tom, it was TON KAAK. :|
Eh? He was known as "Tom".

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:10 pm

Yarblockos wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:29 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:35 pm
Not Tom, it was TON KAAK. :|
Eh? He was known as "Tom".
No he wasn't, I remember clearly he was Ton. If you don't believe me google Ton Kaak and loads of stuff comes up. Just one from The Echo here....


"Darlington striker Ton Kaak has returned to Holland, writes RAY SIMPSON.

The 22-year-old joined Quakers during the summer from Dutch club Heracles on a one-year contract, but has failed to make an impact in the Third Division." 30 Oct 2000.
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Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by Yarblockos » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:27 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:10 pm
Yarblockos wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:29 pm
theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:35 pm
Not Tom, it was TON KAAK. :|
Eh? He was known as "Tom".
No he wasn't, I remember clearly he was Ton. If you don't believe me google Ton Kaak and loads of stuff comes up.
I did Google Ton Kaak, and loads didn't come up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Kaak

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:33 pm

His name was TON. Wiki is not 100% -If you read that page you will actually see ANTON but when he came over it was TON.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by loan_star » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:35 pm

Anton Kaak was his name as far as I remember, so Ton Kaak is correct.....

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:36 pm

I'm surprised at young Dan King making such a huge error.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by loan_star » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:41 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:36 pm
I'm surprised at young Dan King making such a huge error.
Think its a case of he would answer to either Ton or Tom, the latter more than likely down to people thinking it was Tom!

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by Vokuhila » Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:58 pm

Was Ton/Tom actually a 'cult hero'? :problem: I'm not really sure you could put him in the same bracket as your Hjorths, Dorners and Burgmeiers.

I heard he was a regular in the Palindrome World XI after he left us though.

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:26 pm

What made him interesting to me was the fact that Reynolds had bigged him up so much. Reynolds said he was faster and better and fitter than Gabbiadini when in fact he wasn't even average. he was such a disappointment and I think the first goal he scored was deflected in off his arse! Most un Gabbiadini like.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by loan_star » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:41 pm

I'm reliably informed that although his name is Anton Kaak, he preferred to be called Tom, not Ton.

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by wellingaway » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:44 pm

Didn’t we sign a Dutch keeper at roughly the same time?

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Post by loan_star » Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:34 pm

wellingaway wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:44 pm
Didn’t we sign a Dutch keeper at roughly the same time?
Frank Van De Geest, mentioned in the article I think!

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:37 pm

Was this the guy who was nicknamed 'Bison' ? I remember him as being very good.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by H1987 » Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:39 pm

I have called him Tom Kaak forever, so quite surprised to find out it’s Ton. He was really good on an old version of Football Manager (will have still been Champ Manager back in the day, I suppose!).

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by still_darlo » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:29 pm

Vokuhila wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:58 pm

I heard he was a regular in the Palindrome World XI after he left us though.
Excellent, Mr. Vokuhila. Might have slipped by a few...perhaps it's already been done as a thread?

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by Spyman » Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:19 pm

loan_star wrote:
wellingaway wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:44 pm
Didn’t we sign a Dutch keeper at roughly the same time?
Frank Van De Geest, mentioned in the article I think!
Yes, and he was excellent from what I remember, but sods law we had Collett at the time so he only really got a few cup games.

I think Kaak has a bit of cult status as he was the first of the Reynolds post-Wembley signings where that fantastic team was allowed to be dismantled and were replaced by 'better' players in Reynolds eyes, who almost to a man turned out to be complete garbage and totally out of their depth.

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by theoriginalfatcat » Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:28 pm

Spyman wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:19 pm
loan_star wrote:
wellingaway wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:44 pm
Didn’t we sign a Dutch keeper at roughly the same time?
Frank Van De Geest, mentioned in the article I think!
Yes, and he was excellent from what I remember, but sods law we had Collett at the time so he only really got a few cup games.

I think Kaak has a bit of cult status as he was the first of the Reynolds post-Wembley signings where that fantastic team was allowed to be dismantled and were replaced by 'better' players in Reynolds eyes, who almost to a man turned out to be complete garbage and totally out of their depth.

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But they were cheap, and that's the important thing.
Mr Singh said this " I'm not expecting to get back any of the money I've already put in, I'm prepared to write it off for the future of the club. I'm not hanging in to make any kind of financial gain in the short or long term - if someone was prepared to come in and take the club off my hands, I'd be more than willing to discuss it"

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Re: Tom Kaak

Post by loan_star » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:19 pm

theoriginalfatcat wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:28 pm
Spyman wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:19 pm
loan_star wrote:
wellingaway wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:44 pm
Didn’t we sign a Dutch keeper at roughly the same time?
Frank Van De Geest, mentioned in the article I think!
Yes, and he was excellent from what I remember, but sods law we had Collett at the time so he only really got a few cup games.

I think Kaak has a bit of cult status as he was the first of the Reynolds post-Wembley signings where that fantastic team was allowed to be dismantled and were replaced by 'better' players in Reynolds eyes, who almost to a man turned out to be complete garbage and totally out of their depth.

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But they were cheap, and that's the important thing.
Not cheap enough, looking at what Kaak has to say about Reynolds and his contract!

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