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  1. They let him go and he agreed for two reasons : - The first one is because he wanted to have a word about the recruitment, Les Reed didn't want it. - The second one is because a lot of thick fans complained about the results and were bored by his "negative football" (even if Southampton had the more shots in the league except for Top 6 and were 8th for shots on target). Apparently it was his fault if Long, Austin & Gabbiadini were really bad strikers unable to score to save their lives. They couldn't understand why they scord way less goal than the season before when Mané, Pell
    11 points
  2. I think you're bang on with this. Most managers buy players for the here and now to predominantly benefit themselves. A lot of the signings we've made with Puel as manager will benefit the club in the long run and we probably won't see the best of these players while Puel is here.
    8 points
  3. 5th season back in the top flight... 5 great seasons...remember back to those dark days...before this new journey. 14th Title 12th 9th ??. But most likely top 10 These negative,grind and crusades,belittle this forum. 4-5 topics on Puel... He's far off our worse manager, He's done some spring cleaning,some cobwebs still around,given youth their reigns.Still building and re-assesing. We accepted Ranieri has our title hero,spite mitigating circumstances,but a hero all the same... In Puels tenure,so far 5 England candidates,one
    8 points
  4. Yes they've had some financial backing in more recent times but it is still a great underdog story. They were in danger of going out of the Football League and being LIQUIDATED. 2008/09 They survived in League 2 despite a 17 point penalty 2009/10 Eddie Howe led them to automatic promotion from League 2 2010/11 Howe took them to the League One play offs 2011/12 Howe left for Burnley 2012/13 Howe returned from Burnley and led them to automatic promotion from League 1 2013/14 Finished a creditable 10th in the Championship 2014/15 Won the Champ
    6 points
  5. Benitez would completely change the approach we have taken in buying potential rather than experience, which would be back to square one again. That might not be distasterous but it would be a huge indication we're as clueless off the field since our success as we are on it and that's not a good message. This model we are now adopting of young players is definitely worth the perseverance and that's why if we bin Puel then the next man has to be of a similar philosophy. Benitez can bollocks, I've done a complete U-turn on him from a year ago.
    5 points
  6. Press Association: Harry Maguire: 7 - So calm and collected in possession of the ball, could have taught his counterparts a thing or two on the night. Ben Chilwell: 7 - Taken to international football with aplomb, his second start for the Three Lions coming against a team with the attacking wealth of Spain but the Leicester man coped well. BBC: HM: 7 - Stood tall and powerful in the physical challenges as Spain bombarded England after the break. BC: 8 - Outstanding once again as he built on his fine first start in Croatia. The Guardian HM: 7 - Some shaky mom
    5 points
  7. Thousands sign campaign to see Harry Maguire as the new face of the £50 note The former Hull City favourite is the subject of a hilarious campaign set up by a member of the public. ByGareth WestmorlandClaire Gilbody-Dickerson 08:39, 16 OCT 2018 Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the World Cup Quarter Final match between Sweden and England (Image: 2018 Getty Images) Over 2,000 people (and counting) have signed a campaign in support of former Hull City star Harry Maguire – for a bizarre reason. Following the Bank of England’s announceme
    4 points
  8. By "spin it" you mean stating facts about how much money has been pumped into the club. They won league one and the championship making ludicrous losses, spending more than most of their rivals. It literally goes against the very definition of underdog. An example of how consistency can work, an example of how to spend money if you've got it, a blue print for other teams to follow (should they have a spare £40m to lose in the championship). There are a lot of things clubs can learn from how they've handled themselves and he's a decent manager, playing some decent if wildly inconsis
    4 points
  9. Shakespeare was sacked a year ago today, we were playing turgid "kick and run" and were literally in the bottom three after that dreadful 1-1 with WBA. Many on this forum won't have it, but we've progressed well even in that 12 month period.
    4 points
  10. One of the posters on that thread makes its his true agenda revealed when he uses ‘a lot of curryhouses’ as some kind of dig.
    4 points
  11. In the 22 seasons I've been following LCFC I've seen.... 4 promotions 3 relegations 3 playoff campaigns (including some of the most dramatic finishes to games in playoff history) 3 European campaigns 2 League cup wins 1 great escape 1 PL win Some of my family support Forest (I know) and they've spent a total of 2 seasons in the top division in that same time. They haven't even made it past round 5 of a cup competition.
    4 points
  12. I remember my first game on Boxing Day about 20 years or so ago, drawing 1-1 with Sheffield Wednesday at Filbert Street conceding an 86th minute equaliser. That is us! It will more than likely always be us!! The league cup wins, then bouncing back in administration, the stadium move, years of crap home defeats to Barnsley, Rotherham etc, Tuesday nights in League 1 just 10yrs ago. When you look at the last decade, what a ride and it just shows it’s never dull being a Leicester fan. Now we have the great escape, the title win of all title wins, Champions League quarter finalists, 5 players in th
    3 points
  13. Isn't it good to read such positive reports regarding two young players that play for Leicester who are both, let's face it, because of their age still learning their trade. Contrast that with the vitreol Chilwell has received on here from footballing experts. Sometimes it takes commentators from outside of a club to appreciate young talent regardless of inevitable flaws due to age and the learning process. Sometimes we wonder why young players develop an aloof attitude and hard exterior appearing ever increasingly distant from their fans. Sometimes encouragement and support, despite the odd m
    3 points
  14. A very good post, a voice of reason. There's a lot of glass half empty people on here sadly yet as you point out, the cold hard facts just don't bear out the need for such pessimism as neither does the near hatred for our manager at times. Even when we do win, the criticism from some is such that you'd have thought we'd suffered a 5-0 defeat. The fact is a team at our level will win some and lose some. Of course we would all like to be doing better in some areas and whilst management will always have to carry some of the can, part of the club's strategy at present is to field a tea
    3 points
  15. Thought I'd try a new hobby so had a go at Archaeology in the back garden - but all I found was a used tampon. No idea which period it came from.
    3 points
  16. Sounds like some you lot would be more content shouting "Fat Cockney Rapist" outside branches of Sports Direct than attending Leicester games. You're always going on about Rafael Benitez. Let it go Lynn, you're never going to meet him!
    3 points
  17. Been released and never should have been jailed according to the Chief Justice Three men jailed for a fracking site protest have been freed after judges ruled their sentences were "excessive". Simon Blevins, Richard Roberts and Rich Loizou became the first UK anti-fracking protesters to be sent to prison, after climbing lorries at Cuadrilla's Lancashire site. Court of Appeal judges ruled they should not have been jailed and imposed conditional discharges. The judgement was met by applause and singing from supporters in the court. A complaint against the origina
    2 points
  18. But we were still in the bottom three with a clueless manager who hadn't an original thought of his own in his head. We were sinking like a stone. With his tactics and team selections, every week was like groundhog day. It was repeat more of the same, close your eyes and hope for the best management. So much has changed root and branch since then to try and secure the future success of our club. It will take time.
    2 points
  19. I never post anything..from 3rd parties to prove a point...stop!! Strength of character is enough... I don't have to use other people's arguments my own are so brilliant and uncannyily always proven right,that Sherlock Holmes,and Marrihati, gave up by the 4th book because they just couldnt compete with my total genius. being conceited is my total strength.I only come on here to amuse myself with the drivel from all you minions....
    2 points
  20. He ticks a lot of boxes for me if a change was decided But I really have no confidence that Rudkin has that kind of foresight or knowledge
    2 points
  21. Ranieri going was incredibly sad, but absolutely necessary.
    2 points
  22. I used to play football with a few Forest fans and they was chuffed for us in the title win. It's almost like people have different thoughts and aren't all the same because of the team they happen to support.
    2 points
  23. That is simultaneously his greatest strenght and greatest weakness. Based on his CV it's one of the major reasons if the not the first of his demise and I have no doubt that should we part ways with him it will be because of that. His coaching style is suited for young players who he can model and develop as he sees fit cetainly but less so with older players who don't need a father anymore. I simply can't see young players following a "dull" manager like he's often described here by some experts who're able to judge a manager's personality through five minutes of PR crap. That sai
    2 points
  24. The same way Manchester City is an underdog story... from PL mediocrity to regular Champions League contenders...
    2 points
  25. I'd recommend using the extension.
    2 points
  26. Page 513 on Teletext, there were about 5 pages worth of stuff usually just trivia and team news. 390 on Ceefax was dedicated to local sport news that was mostly taken up by Forest and Tigers stuff - how times have changed! 227 on Ceefax was in the shares section, I used to come home from school and have to wait till it rotated to page 3 to find out if we'd moved more than an halfpenny from £2.17
    2 points
  27. Yeah quite. Howe would be eaten alive here I think because the thing is, if we were to sack Puel now while we're actually doing OK, that decision is being made on the basis that whoever replaces him WILL do better - not on the basis that we're in a bit of a hole, need someone to get us out of it and then build for the future (the context in which Puel was hired) with a focus on success in later years. The expectation would be immense on whoever comes in to actually deliver the things Outers say Puel can't/won't do, but within the same time frame. As a manager you'd have to have a ridiculously
    2 points
  28. It's not, as they are still going to happen I am afraid. Qualification process for 2020 is the same as it always was bar some modifications being made around the play offs which are now tied in the the Nations League. The UEFA Nations League pretty much benefits everyone, gives UEFA a marketable competition to make money off, gives the players an actual competition with a trophy at the end which I'm sure they vastly prefer over friendlies, and the fans get some decent football to watch that actually matters instead of dire friendly matches with subs being made every 2 seconds.
    2 points
  29. Benitez is known to be a politician of a manager, everywhere he goes there is trouble behind the scenes. He’s quality manager but those complaining about Puel’s style wouldn’t be happy under Rafa. I also doubt England’s starting left back would have gotten the run he needed under Rafa, nor am I confident that Maddison would fluish under him. I’m not against replacing Puel, provided the new man is a better option, with what the owners seem to want Rafa wouldn’t be it
    2 points
  30. I am 64...I remember it,it was in the time of my own sporting crazy youth!!! I am pretty sure,I am ,or belong to more than the 20%...So I expect that even with lower gates,and many come to us, That those ex-top team teams have more than a few wrinkles in their midst...with misty eyes thinking of the old days.. Mind you 20%..with all what is given,is a large minority Steer clear of politics young man!!!! Turning or sniffing at 20%,would be your downfall. What age groups,do you reckon go to matches ..%.. I have no idea!! But there must be another boring st
    2 points
  31. Not sure why Milan Mandaric is in the image as well..
    2 points
  32. Thought he was still at QPR. Not sure I want him managing such a significant project after what happened at Derby.
    2 points
  33. I said “bloody hell, you’re a big lass!” She said “tell me something I don’t know!” I said “Salads are nice”
    2 points
  34. We play Morgan because Puel signed 2 centre half for substantial money and clearly at this moment fancies neither, down to him. We have a right back issue because Puel signed one for a lot of money but he can't be trusted to play there.Who is that down to. We play 2 defensive central midfielders because that is the side Puel selects despite other options. Maybe we would be higher up the league if he addressed the problems you have listed.
    2 points
  35. Just to add my view this is a fantastic move by the club, a lot of rich owners have chucked money at first team players and not touched the infrastructure whilst our owners have done both if not infrastructure more. We're incredibly lucky to have them.
    2 points
  36. Players are human and not every player can play to their best level every match. Even Messi and Ronaldo sometimes have off days! Personally I think Maguire overall has been a bit below his standards last season, and I blame the World Cup for that in adding mental fatigue. He's still been decent, but I think he will get better as the season goes on. In terms of being able to play the system... I think one issue is that Ricardo does not have the physicality for the league to play right back. He's clearly a very good player but it may well be that even though we signed a
    2 points
  37. @MattP certainly displays bias at times, as we all do. But I thought this was a very balanced article and a good starting-point when trying to understand the populist upsurge. I just checked the identity of the writers: 2 politics professors. Academics are as capable of bias as the rest of us, but they'd be professionally discredited if they cited evidence that lacked credibility - not the case here. The article also cites stats that don't necessarily support how the wilder elements on either side like to present things - The average Trump voter earned significantl
    2 points
  38. Will be familiar to anyone who watched last weeks Have I Got News For You... It says, Good luck @ uni, but...
    2 points
  39. Just threw away a five one lead. Literally the worst thing I've ever done in any fifa Was 5-1 after 75 minutes. I just started cruising and not really trying just passing it around but obviously you can't actually play for possession properly in this version. He gets a couple from me being complacent and I'm like, oops. So I try a bit too hard and he gets a fourth and then I just absolutely bottle it and we draw. Embarrassing is not a big enough word.
    1 point
  40. Dereck Chisora's new manager is David Haye
    1 point
  41. This is a good point, it is why the England- Leicester comparisons around the World Cup were incorrect. Yes, we possibly both benefitted from better sides underperforming but at least Leicester had to play them all twice and couldn't find an easier path to the top by avoiding certain teams. A cup win, whilst being impressive as you can't afford to lose, is distorted by not facing all other sides as you do in a league.
    1 point
  42. Maradona is the GOAT, if he played today when football protects attackers his stats would be mad
    1 point
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