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  1. 56 points
    What a guy. He never has to apologise to us. Ever. He gave me one of the greatest birthdays of my life against Sevilla. I reject your apology you ****ing hero.
  2. 25 points
    Gazza has now arrived at the scene with a fishing rod and some sandwiches claiming he is a friend of Rebekah Vardy.
  3. 21 points
    6 posts in 6 years and this is all the crap you can come up with
  4. 20 points
    He was fantastic today! Unlucky to have a goal ruled out, won basically everything and the real plus for me - his distribution was superb. He didn’t screw up the fast short passes and was pinging it around to build attacks. Honestly if he can do that every week he would be in the conversation for a true heir to Kante’s throne. In this system he basically has to do the work of two people and somehow he manages it. And to top it all off he’s a really nice guy too! Love players like this. Take a bow son!
  5. 19 points
  6. 19 points
    Been given a contract at Huddersfield Town, who he'd been training with for a few weeks:
  7. 19 points
    Perez has clearly gained an advantage by being in an offside position when the rebound comes back to him. Correctly disallowed.
  8. 17 points
    Is currently planned for 19th October. https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/second-walk-vichai-planned-1-3353500
  9. 17 points
    Don't see a single person on here that's calling for the managers head so that's clearly nonsense. We play shit against a shit side* and turn in a performance at odds with everything we said going into the game, why would we pretend to be happy? * yes. Manchester United are shit. Their fans say it. Their form says it. Their squad and injury list says it. Their manager's CV would do well to get him the Middlesbrough job. The most beatable Manchester United team we will ever face at Old Trafford and we totally bottled it.
  10. 17 points
    I think it's when he plays deeper for us with very little width outside of him that he has struggled and seemingly dithered on the ball. His best performances for us are when he and Maddison push further up with the protection of Ndidi or Choudhury and have a multiple of options with wingers and full backs overlapping. I just find it quite alarming how restrictive the flow of our system is when we add in another DCM and everything seems to change. Theres just no impetus or zip about our play and players then stop moving automatically and everything feels a bit unnatural. If Rodgers doesn't understand this or continues to ignore our strengths then I honestly can't cut him any slack, if this was a manager with less of a glowing reputation then he'd be slaughtered. There's another 2 huge games coming up where he's bound to be tempted with the same system and personnel with a bogey team at home in between. We really could see our season feel and appear in disarray after just 8 games if we aren't careful. Tielemans needs to certainly step up his game, we can make excuses and moan about how he is being deployed incorrectly but if I'm really honest I held him in such a high regard last season that I thought he would be our lynchpin week in, week out and at worst would just be a bit ineffective but so far this season he has been borderline anonymous. Time for Rodgers to swallow his pride a bit and stop overthinking the tactics and science of the game. He's probably boring them all, just stick them out there and fire them up.
  11. 16 points
    We just need to play Ndidi and Hamza together in a defensive two.
  12. 16 points
  13. 16 points
    My idol growing up. I ****ing loved him. He’s only about 8 years older than me but when you’re a young Leicester fan looking for another Leicester lad who’s done good - apart from Lineker - Emile was it. I watched as this fella forced himself into the first team from the reserves (I remember watching him on FNF Mondays in the reserves team) and became indispensable. Once, probably 25 years ago now, I went with my mum and grandma shopping for a new TV in a shop that probably doesn’t exist anymore. Guess who was there? Emile ****ing Heskey. My absolute ****ing idol. I was too star struck and embarrassed to ask him for an autograph. Instead my grandma said she’d ask him. Now, Emile was 6ft2. My gran was 4ft11. I will never, ever forget the sight of my hilarious gran looking up at Emile Heskey asking for an autograph for her embarrassed grandson. Genuinely one of my favourite memories of her since she died!
  14. 15 points
    And persisting with Chilwell until he became good and giving Hamza his unexpected start.
  15. 15 points
    Squad players have to play. You have to reward guys for busting their asses in training all season and never getting a sniff in a PL game. If you run out the same starting eleven against a team a division below you in an off-brand cup competition, what message are you sending those guys? I don't think you wholesale swap everyone out, but it'd be crazy not to get guys like Benkovic and Justin out there. Ricardo needs a break, so does Evans and probably Soyuncu too. And at his age no way Vardy should be playing this game. Use Ienhacho or Perez up top, Gray and Albrighton on the wings, get Praet game time in the middle.
  16. 15 points
    As for a centre half better than Maguire - Jonny Evans.
  17. 13 points
    Surprised that many can’t understand the Kane dislike. Was dreadful on loan (as well coming across as some David Brent character behind the scenes) and then went absolute nuts when he scored his first goal against us despite no stick. Continually demeaned us on social media in 15/16 which proved an actual positive for us in the end. Then as the air of someone like Rooney on the pitch. If it was up to him, he’d take every set piece including throws in. Constantly on at the ref too. The blokes an arse
  18. 12 points
    They way he very slightly dips his centre of gravity throughout, when twisting/turning means his passes feel like they're one touch, even if not. If this is him after less then a hand of games then, wow, what another great signing. You've got to admit, this is one hell of a City team now.
  19. 12 points
    Nah, with the cap now the fees would be mi-newt.
  20. 12 points
    They do have a slight point though, Newcastle were unbelievably shit and we were very disappointing at Old Trafford. The media in this country are nuts, few weeks ago we'd have been lucky to finish 9th again, now we've practically got third wrapped up. They're so bipolar and absolutist it's nuts. We're in a fight for fourth absolutely but the coverage since the Spurs win has gone nuts. And when we lose against Liverpool and West Ham win it'll be about how the Hammers are in a title race and how Leicester were over rated, you can see it now. Everything in extremes.
  21. 12 points
    Brendan Rodgers is an exceptional coach and manager. The best coaches can improve individuals and the team as a result. There are so many examples I could give but here are just a few: - Soyuncu no longer rash, times his challenges and defends as a pair properly with Evans. - Chilwell and Barnes link up effectively now. They never did this under Puel. - Ndidi's distribution has improved massively. Don't think he gave the ball away in that half, whereas before he panicked under pressure and could be pressed to get the ball back. - Vardy's runs and chasing down make acres of space for the attacking midfielders to run into. Look at Ricardo's goal, and the space Vardy occupies vacate the space for him. - The team presses as a unit winning the ball back time and time again. - One-two's and overlapping runs are so much more effective all over the pitch. The title win was something else, but honestly this team is the best ball playing Leicester team I have seen in my lifetime. Impressed!
  22. 11 points
    So then, what's everyone's take now after a day or two to calm down? The penalty was soft, I really wish Albrighton had just cleared it rather than taking that touch that put him in the situation that Mane could simulate contact and give the ref the opportunity to award a penalty. I am not as outraged as most regarding VAR's failure to overturn it, the current process is fairly obvious that they will only overturn clear and obvious dives or where they can prove something has happened i.e. offsides/hand balls even when there is still some subjectiveness to them. I think the problem lies with the referees not using the option of checking the monitor themselves, if this was the norm then the process could be that the assistant checks and makes a suggestion that the referee has another look and then then ref can decide if he's happy with his first decision. VAR is never going to get every decision right, anyone who thinks it can or should is going to be a very disillusioned football fan for the rest of their lives. On to our performance, we did ok. I am still not 100% happy about how little we created, it's the hardest away fixture of the season but it's a common theme this season away from home. We barely create anything, Vardy was once again a ghost and the odd time he was set free the sharpness wasn't there due to not being involved enough prior to that. The chance Barnes created for him in the first half would have been dispatched in a home game playing 4-1-4-1 where he's alive. Very frustrating and this surely has to concern Rodgers, if it doesn't then he's pig ignorant. Praet was superb again for us, he at times was getting the ball and I thought it was Barnes, which i'm not sure what that tells us about the formation or Barnes lack of movement on Saturday? It was a tough game for a lot of our players but Praet revelled, likewise Soyuncu who was dominant, classy and the bollocks. He overshadowed Jonny Evans who did seem tested to the maximum, Soyuncu's pace will allow him the ability to face any opposition and not worry too much, with him as always the danger is staying focused for 95+ minutes and resisting shoves and challenges in precarious areas. I thought he'd given another penalty away on Salah but thankfully it occurred outside of the box. Tielemans looked much sharper on the ball, he opened Liverpool up 3 times in short succession in the 1st half with probing forward passes for Chilwell to get in behind and every time it appeared Ben had webbed feet. Heinous ability under pressure to get telling crosses in. Maddison's quick feet continue to mesmerise me, this is something he has improved no end. He was once again fairly quiet by his standards when deployed on the wing but he was much busier and involved when he moved centrally, Perez's assist was sublime and hopefully Ayoze is playing himself in to a bit of form. Two assists in 2 games for him, now just needs a goal and he's up and away. I though Schmeichel had his best game of the season for us, he made a number of solid saves and his distribution was good against a team who are notorious for trying to unsettle that phase of play. Overall we can't be too disappointed with a narrow defeat at Anfield, it's obviously the manner in which it happened that hurts like hell. I think that will spur us on in the coming weeks though, we are still in fine fettle and very handily placed to march on to a top 6 challenge this season. We are still a massive work in progress and there are weaknesses in how we tackle away games and a lack of chances, Vardy who's record against the top clubs is phenomenal and yet in these games of late he has been completely snuffed out. Our wide areas are our weakness, coupled with Chilwell's complete inability to offer any reliability down that side, this is why playing either a diamond or Maddison on the wing is like tying one arm behind our back. Plenty to still work on, but when we are in our strongest system and we move well, we are up there with the best in this division.
  23. 11 points
    A lot of ugly snobbishness going on here that says more about the posters responsible than it does about the town of Coalville. Coalville is a proper proud Leicester City stronghold always has been and it's inhabitants deserve better from a Leicester City supporters board. Up the city.
  24. 11 points
  25. 11 points
  26. 11 points
    "Pearsonites" really. This is still a thing is it. I just love great Leicester City managers me. But yeah, Rodgers hasn't lost by one than one. Wouldn't start comparing him to other managers yet though considering he's been here for less than 20 games. I do like Rodgers though so that makes me some sort of "Rodgerite" I guess. Weirdos some of our fan base.
  27. 11 points
    He clearly got a rush of blood after the scissor kick and tried to nick the ball too high, got pulled out of position and never caught back up with Kane who eventually scored. That error aside, he was absolutely immense. I think one of our best bits of business in recent years was investing in two promising CBs the season before we sold Maguire - I was disappointed that we seemed to be sniffing round the likes of Dunk and Tarkowski which suggested a lack of trust in that investment last summer. It's clear to me that he needed a run of games to iron out the flaws and the lack of composure in his game, and he has grown to be more and more imperious by the game. He reminds me a lot of Wasilewski - I love a front foot defender who is positive with their challenges, doesn't stand off, and really seeks to dominate the attackers. He was a huge part of the victory yesterday and he and Evans complement each other very well. I genuinely think we have both gained £80m and improved on our starting CB partnership.
  28. 10 points
    So about 8 years ago, I decided to do the whole 'gap yah' thing and move to New Zealand for a year on a working holiday visa. The only problem with that was, that I flew in to Auckland literally on the eve of the Rugby World Cup. The tourists had rented out all the best flats. So I spent 4 weeks going from hostel to hostel, even having to sleep on a park bench a couple of times or on a mate's floor. Eventually I found one place, near the city centre, with about a 10 minute walk to work. Perfect location. Shithole of a flat. Grin and bear it I said to myself. The first night the flat next door (which was a bit like a converted warehouse) started playing music so ****ing loud I thought it was some sort of night club at first. Now I'm not the sort of person to complain so I kept telling myself to grin and bear it. Next night - same again. So went out and bought some earplugs the next day. They didn't work. Months go by of this - practically every night until gone 4am or usually later. Quite often you'd hear him smashing up his room and screaming out of the window. Usually off his tits. A few weeks go by with this happening every night and there's a knock at my door. There's a council guy - Maori, 20st of muscle, ****ing intense fella you wouldn't want to mess with. He asked if it was my music. I said it was the guy next door, and explained about the behaviour. He went a bit sheepish and said "Thanks bro. Never mind ay" then walked off. Then one morning, at 6am, I'm awoken by the sound of the police smashing down every ****ing door in that place with a battering ram - the bangs were so ****ing loud I woke up convinced there was a gunfight going on. I went outside to see what was going on, and there was a cop waiting just outside my house watching the guy's windows in case he tried to escape. I asked him what was going on, and he told me to stay inside for my own safety. Everyone in that place got arrested - the police were looking for exploitation of underage girls. They didn't find any. Instead they found an actual ****ing meth lab and a cache of big **** off firearms. It turns out I was living next door to one of New Zealand's biggest ****ing drug lords, who had once been a property tycoon but got addicted to P (local slang for crystal meth), lost his fortune and went ****ing nuts. He got arrested and went through the court system as his scumbag lawyer kept getting him off certain charges. They hadn't arrested his son, who had been playing the music in the first place. Two nights of silence later and I realised the cops had impounded his hifi. I found this out because he was smashing his flat up again, this time taking a baseball bat to the ****ing windows from inside, shards of which hit mine. He started screaming out windows mostly incomprehensible bollocks - though now more accustomed to strong Kiwi accents I could make out things like" "****IN STEAL MY ****IN HIFI YOU CVNTS **** YOU!" and "I'LL RUP YOUR HID OFF UND SHUT DOWN YOUR NUCKS YOU CVNTS" I handed in my notice, booked a flight and I flew back to England about 6 weeks later.
  29. 10 points
    It is a a terrible decision, if you watch the incident, when Peroz kicks the ball dyke is a yard off of him, but going towards Peroz, thats why the ball went over him. To give a free kick in this instance is just plain wrong, and Leicester would have had a marvellous chance of winning the match. Taking the decision as gospel, would mean any overhead goals you have ever seen should have been ruled out as in the penalty box there is never the amount of space as their was in this play. The referee at best, all match has had a stinker, and at worst he was biased.
  30. 10 points
    I like to think there are some people who work for talkSPORT who speak sensibly about LCFC
  31. 10 points
    It goes to show how well we're doing this season that one of the most promising young full-backs in the country and a starter for the national team appears to be becoming the new scapegoat on this forum. He's a part of the equal best defence in the league, he put in a wonderful cross for Ndidi's goal, he does everything you want from a full-back and he's still improving.
  32. 10 points
    It's nuts. People are suicidal. Not sure why it's hard to grasp that Man City and Liverpool are total opposites. Man City are creative but patient and want more space on the ball, they'll break you down if you back off but they hate it if you get in their face. High press, high energy, try and attack them = good. Parking the bus = very bad. Meanwhile Liverpool are a bit like us, they're just way better at it. They're super fast, super dangerous in transition but they lack creativity in the middle of the park and thrive off disorder. High press, high line = very bad, park the bus = good. We made them look like a mid table team last year at Anfield, just by being organised and solid. We play them at their own game, we'll get murdered. A straight shoot out of Vardy, Barnes and Perez vs Salah, Mane and Firmino? Jesus.
  33. 10 points
    They have already released it.
  34. 10 points
    This argument is infantile. They've both been guilty of it, that doesn't make it fine. Also from your list of words 'coup' was used by both sides, 'liar' is a fact, 'dictator' is a fair way of explaining the unlawful prorogation. Fair enough on 'fascist' although I don't think that's thrown around willy nilly. And the fact you are bringing up McDonnell quotes from 5 years ago shows that abuse shouldn't be accepted. Both sides have been guilty in the past but the debate was about moving forward, especially since the threat to politicians has been shown due to the murder of Jo Cox. To dismiss it as humbug is despicable.
  35. 10 points
  36. 10 points
    Ok here's my list of Leicester City confessions: Thought Sven was going to propel us into a force Thought Vardy was an awful footballer (nothing is ever gonna beat this one) Thought Zieler was going to be a goalkeeping legend for us Thought Musa was going to be world class having seen him skin a few players while I was p*ssed up in Stocklholm + saw some youtube vids Tried to disuade my old man from having a bet on us to win the league at 1500/1 Nov 2015 (ended up going halves, praise be) Thought Claude Puel was a brilliant appointment and that Southampton were just ungrateful retards Most recently based on a few appearances that I saw last season and 1 pre season this I thought Soyuncu was a league one footballer Brutal honesty.
  37. 10 points
  38. 9 points
    Fair play to them I say
  39. 9 points
    Just imagine how good that Ricky Riyad right flank double team would have been.
  40. 9 points
    Safe from having to visit Specscavers for another year!
  41. 9 points
    I was really impressed with Praet contribution, I'd like to See him start
  42. 9 points
    What an absolutely sensational game of football. I loved everything about it.
  43. 9 points
    Everything was a bit last minute when Dennis Praet completed his £18m transfer from Sampdoria to Leicester City last month. The Belgium international did his homework on his new club on the Sampdoria team bus and when he turned up at Leicester to sign a week or so later it was without the tools of his trade. “It was a really close call because it was deadline day,” Praet says. “I arrived at the training ground but there were some small issues with the contract and I think it was only one hour before the deadline that everything was figured out, so I signed just in time. But I arrived here with the thought that if I sign, I could go back to get my stuff I needed. But the gaffer really wanted me to stay for the first game. I had no boots, so I did two training sessions and the first game with somebody else’s. I don’t even know whose they were.” Praet smiles as he looks back on that rather chaotic start. At one stage Brendan Rodgers, Leicester’s manager, thought Praet was ignoring him. “He sent me a text message the day before I came but it was on my Belgium number that I didn’t have with me, so I saw it three days after I signed,” says Praet, shaking his head. “He thought I didn’t reply to him. He said: ‘I sent you messages!’” Other lines of communication were already open at Leicester. Youri Tielemans, who had joined from Monaco earlier in the summer, was a former teammate at Anderlecht as well as being part of the Belgium squad, and Praet was soon on the phone to his countryman once he had satisfied himself that Leicester’s style of play complemented his own. “When I heard about the interest from Leicester in me, it was important for me to see how they played because I didn’t know exactly. At that moment I was on the coach with Sampdoria, we were driving to a friendly game and I watched the second half of Leicester v Atalanta,” says Praet, smiling at the thought. “I know Atalanta from Italy – they’re a really good team. But I was really surprised by the way Leicester were playing – with a really high press, really nice football, a lot of chances. At that moment I was sold. Of course after that, when it was really getting serious, I spoke with Youri about: ‘How is the gaffer? How is the training centre? How are the players?’ And he was so positive.” Although the intensity of the Premier League has taken Praet a little by surprise – his debut at Chelsea was more like a basketball match when he came off the bench – he has no doubt he has made the right move and also believes Leicester can achieve something special this season. “We must be a team that tries to get into that top six,” he says before Saturday’s fixture at Tottenham, “and I think we have the players to do it.” Part of a golden generation of Belgium players and gifted with a racket too (he was ranked the seventh-best tennis player in the country at the age of nine), Praet has been linked with Premier League clubs since he was a schoolboy. He was shown around Arsenal’s training ground as a 15-year-old by Liam Brady, when Praet was coming off the same conveyer belt in Genk that produced Kevin De Bruyne, Divock Origi and Thibaut Courtois. “I had three or four really good options,” Praet says. “We went to visit Arsenal, Lille, Ajax and Anderlecht. Arsenal would have been a really nice step and I could earn a lot more money there than in Anderlecht, but at that moment my education was not finished and that was really important for me – there was no insurance that I would become a good football player.” Praet gave himself every chance of succeeding, though. As a child, he would be picked up from his home in Leuven just after 7am, attend a secondary school in Genk, which was 70km away, and then train with the club’s academy across the afternoon and evening. “I would came back to Leuven at 10pm,” Praet says. “They were 14/15-hour days. But I never thought: ‘This is heavy.’ It was my goal to become a football player. Of course, in Genk they always said: ‘Come to this guest family, it’s much easier.’ But I’m also a family man and I like being at home.” Genk’s loss was always going to be Anderlecht’s gain. Praet broke into the first-team as a 17-year-old and racked up more than 100 appearances by the time he made his Belgium debut at the age of 20. Scoring and creating goals freely, he was named Belgium’s player of the year in 2014 and it was inevitable he would move on sooner or later. In the end he joined Sampdoria and it is clear that the club, the city of Genoa and Italian football in general left a big impression on him during his three years there. Praet talks about being “a more complete player than I was before” and explains how he has evolved from a No 10 into “a modern No 8 that can be creative in attack but also do the dirty work in defensive ways”. It was, Praet says, a totally different way of training as well as playing. “In Italy, the tactics is what it’s all about. To give an example – and I really thought this was funny – we came into the TV room to watch videos almost every day, and when we played in training against the under-20 team [as preparation for an upcoming match], they also had to come into the video room to show them how the opposition team was pressing; that’s how far it goes. They were in there for half an hour: ‘This guy presses like this, now this guy presses like this’, and then they did it on the training ground too.” While Praet, 25, has many happy memories from his spell with Sampdoria, his time in Genoa was marked by tragedy too. On 14 August last year, a 200-metre section of the landmark Morandi Bridge collapsed, killing 43 people. Praet and his Sampdoria teammates, together with the Genoa players, attended a state funeral for the victims as the city’s football teams united. “It was a really, really sad day,” Praet says. “I remember our team manager saying in the WhatsApp Group for the team: ‘The Morandi Bridge collapsed. Is everybody OK?’ I was thinking: ‘Hell, what is he saying?’ Then I put on the TV – I was at home at the time – and then you see all those images. I was just watching it with a dry throat. It was unbelievable.” It is another reason why Sampdoria and the city of Genoa will always have a “special place” in Praet’s heart. Returning to say farewell to his former teammates after signing for Leicester was something that Praet, who comes across as such a likable character, simply had to do. And, of course, he needed to pick up those boots.
  44. 8 points
  45. 8 points
    For City fans of a certain age I believe the F.A. Cup is the one, we have appeared in the final most times and lost. Well remember losing valiantly to Spurs after getting kicked off the park.....Les Allen`s tackle on Len Chalmers was a disgrace but players didn't get sent off in Cup Finals then.......tears and Dad telling us "Maybe next year". Cue 1963 and Man Utd in the final, I believe with 4 matches to go in the league we were favourites for the double!..............3-1...tears and Dad telling us "Maybe next year". On to 1969..14 years old, City not fancied at all against Man City.Dad "won" a ticket in what was then a lottery to obtain a ticket....just one.Dad span a coin to decide if my big brother or I would go to the match..guess who won.....cue tears and "Maybe next year,son" Then Dad miraculously managed to obtain another ticket which he gave to me saying he couldn't manage to go to the game anyway.(Knew he was lying but pretended to believe him).......so off to the magical F.A. Cup final on the train with mates, all 14 years old....no adults, would that happen now I wonder.Ticket sewn in the inside pocket of my school blazer, didn't have another coat that fit then.Me going to the F.A. Cup final! excitement knew no bounds! Cue sitting on the steps of block H 57 (Yes I still remember the block number) afterwards .Tears and "Maybe next year" I found out many years later that my Dad had paid £6 for my 12/6d ticket (62 1/2 p) which was half his weeks wages at that time..Great Dad mine, City Fan all his life after returning from the Second World War.Sadly he left us in 2011, how sorry I am that he never saw the miracle that was 15/16, think the shock would have seen him off anyway!! So , to conclude , PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.let me witness City winning THE Cup,before I "Pop my clogs"....Just once, that`s all I ask...........just once...
  46. 8 points
  47. 8 points
  48. 8 points
    One of the best bits of today was when vardy made the linesman absolutely s**t himself and flag for a Leicester throw. What a guy and what a player.
  49. 8 points
    And those with broken legs should repair themselves.
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