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  1. He's doing well in New York and I think with his experience as a player/contacts he could attract decent players to Leicester. I also think he could turn into a great manager and Leicester would be a decent club for him to have a go in the Premier League. He'd go on my imaginary shortlist with Wagner and that bloke at Hoffeinheim if Shakespeare decides its not for him.
  2. Another name I'd add to the wanted list if Shakespeare were to go back to being assistant in the summer would be Patrick Vieira. Patrick Viera assisted by Shakey, gobble gobble.
  3. Hopeful logic
  4. Not to condone sending death threats which is vile behaviour, but I imagine every professional footballer has been victim to such threats by some keyboard warrior one way or another in their careers. Not really sure why Vardy has gone public with this like he's a special case when every footballer probably gets this, other than him and his wife are massive media whores. Every premier league footballer has received some sort of death threat online.
  5. We beat Sevilla 2-0 at home conceding zero away goals. Therefore we win and we shouldn't be worried.
  6. I'm just gonna put it out there and say Atletico have been punching way above their weight in the last few years due to having Simeone as boss. When he leaves they will not be making any more Champions League finals anytime soon or winning La Liga. Before Simeone 7th, 9th, 4th, 4th. With Diego 5th, 3rd, 1st, 3rd, 3rd plus two Champions League finals. We know we can beat the 3rd placed team in any league worldwide over two legs. We can take them. We can do them. We are going to make the semi finals.
  7. I completely agree and this is an excellent post which has made me change my mind from what I said earlier. I would still play Zieler at Everton because I would be genuinely frightened that Kasper could get injured pre Atletico. Its a credit to Kasper and his excellent form that he's my number one to get us through the Champions League again. I wouldn't be risking Kasper for the Everton game regardless of the state of play.
  8. Everton are on form so that away game is probably a loss even with our first choice side. I'd play all the reserves at Everton and then see how the table looks and the state of play after the first leg. We need everyone 1000% fit for 90 minutes of slogging in Madrid to stay in the tie for the home leg.
  9. He can definitely be very good and his goals to games ratio is actually quite decent still. If we put good crosses in for Slimani from Mahrez and Albrighton/Gray he's going to score a lot of headers. If he bagged a couple of simple headers he then would gain confidence and perhaps look a lot stronger playing the ball with his feet afterwards. He also bagged the last minute penalty against Middlesbrough. And the winner at home to West Ham which was a massive 3 points. When I think of similar target men strikers we've had in the past, Howard, De Vries, Deane, etc. Slimani is a cut above. But he seems to be derided as if he were Mark De Vries.
  10. I could understand such Slimani hate if he played 90 minutes week in week out for twelve games in a row and looked awful in all of them (like Vardy earlier this season). As it is he's barely played, been to AFCON and picked up injuries. I would rather judge him on his winning goal against Porto and his brace against Burnley when he was starting and fully fit than 15 minute cameos when the game is dead.
  11. R.b Matthew Upson C.b: Matt Heath C.b: Matt Elliott L.b Matt Mills L.m Matt Piper C.m Matt Jones C.m Matty James R.m Matt Oakley C.f Matty Fryatt C.f Matt Gillies
  12. 36 will easily be enough for 17th this season. Win these two home games coming up hopefully and that's us safe. Then play 11 reserves away at Everton and save them all to give Madrid a right pasting. They won't rest their entire team when they play Real Madrid 4 days before to not risk embarrassment against their local rivals, they'll probably only make a few changes. Big chance for us to gain a nice advantage energy wise if our big boys (Mahrez/Vardy/Ndidi/Kasper) are rested. I mean Kasper can be played I guess but I'd be worried he'll get injured just before the first leg if he did so would rather he was not risked. Am I suggesting we throw the game at Everton to be more ready for Atletico? Yes, yes I am
  13. We were terrible in Sevilla and still scored an away goal. We'll play much better at Athletico now we're back, so on that basis we're going to score at least one. I'd be happy with a 2-1 loss again to bring back to the King Power
  14. We also battered Man City at home this season and away last season. Does that make us better than Man City, Sevilla and Monaco?
  15. Is it wrong to consider us favourites for this tie? With us playing the home leg second I make us marginal favourites at the moment
  16. A place on the bench for this game for a few players wouldn't hurt that's what the squad is for. Much greater risk of injuries particularly to Vardy/Albrighton/Simpson who generally have to run around a lot more to make up for their lower technical abilities.
  17. Would take a point here to keep the momentum going. Slimani to start for me to rest Vardy or Okazaki and West Ham have a lot of height at the back and front, Slimani can help at both ends. Gray to start for Albrighton. I'm worried Albrighton is going to burn out, want him to stay fresh. Amartey to start for Simpson to avoid Simpson burning out too. Simpson and Albrighton were slogging their guts out Tuesday. Definitely 3 or 4 changes for this one to keep players fresh. Fresh fresh fresh.
  18. Can't believe we get to watch some retired clown fumble and struggle with those plastic balls again
  19. I imagine the media will start questioning the quality of the Champions League this season because its clearly suffering if little Leicester are in the Quarter Finals. Blah blah blah they sacked Ranieri boooooooo. Blah blah they'll get thrashed. Blah blah they'll get relegated shouldn't have concentrated on the Champions League when they can never ever get anywhere in it anyway. But little Leicester will never be in the Champions League ever again its a fluke blah blah blah.
  20. Fuchs was immense, the best left back in the world last night. I'm convinced Ranieri must have been eating his packed lunch for him to be so bad before. Of all the transformations in the post Ranieri era Fuchs's is the widest.
  21. Incredible, its proper artistry should win the turner prize or something. The emotions it evokes, the passion just from looking at it beats an unmade bed or a frozen hedgehog. Well done all.
  22. What an amazing night. Thought I'd make a poll only topic of who you'd like Leicester to be drawn against in the Quarter Finals. Apologies to any Bayer Leverkusen fans reading this, I've made the assumption that you're not going to score at least 3 goals tomorrow in Madrid. I fancy Bayern Munich. Edit: poll only means lack of replies to see the poll oops.
  23. New players seem to get such harsh treatment whilst the established ones get away with being awful for months on end. Vardy/Huth/Morgan/Fuchs/Mahrez/Drinkwater have been utterly dreadful all season apart from a handful of games. Awful for 90 minutes week in week out. Yet Mendy who's barely had a kick in comparison to those 6 is written off already as a no hoper, he's been better than the above six players considering the limited game time he's had and a long term injury to recover from. Kante has clearly set the bar so high because he's possibly the most effective player in the world and Mendy is judged against him. Mendy is a decent footballer and needs to be given much more of a chance.
  24. I suspect he'll need to do something spectacular to get the job full time at season's end like get to the Champions League semis. I'm pleased he has the job until the end of the season and intrigued to see how he gets on now but I don't think this will work long term and we'll have another Di Matteo situation on our hands. Forced into giving him the permanent job out of sentiment when you know it's a poor decision then having to pick up the pieces mid way through next season and get another new man in. I hope behind closed doors Shakey has been told he'll be back to assistant in the summer and a proper rebuild with a fresh start and someone like Wagner bought in. Shakey is going to be too attached to the players to be objective in the manager's hot seat and I fear the players will down tools again once the novelty wears off.