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  1. 9 points
    The elephant in the room is really simple: brexit is a daft idea and benefits basically no one. The backstop....whats the problem? If its easy to fix the irish border issue, the backstop is irrelevant. How do we have politicians saying its really easy to solve the border issue, yet cant commit to a deal that involves a backstop? How will leaving the single market benefit a vast number of our producers? Lets take farmers producing beef and lamb. If they sell to europe, without a deal theres going to be tariffs of over 40%. Who in europe is going to buy their lamb and beef when they can easily get it tarriff free from an EU supplier? They could sell more at home.... but if we try and maintain competitive prices we would have to drop tarriffs to everyone. So our domestic market will be flooded with low cost shit so supermarkets can stay competitive. So how are producers going to keep up with that? Who honestly thinks prices will come down under brexit? Supermarkets are going to sell you chlorinated shit for the same price to keep their profitability. How is brexit going to do anything for our car industries? The effects are already being seen and whilst its convenient to say it, no its not all JUST because of diesel. 250 firms are talking to the dutch government about relocating. This is because brexit makes it more difficult to be competitive. People say they want to be free of EU laws. And then they cant name any of these laws that we could not resist that were forced on us. People dont like "unelected bureaucrats" and want "sovereignty" yet want to be governed by the also unelected WTO and hand sovereignty over to all its members. They also argue May's deal gives away sovereignty. Sovereignty that supposedly we never had. Then youve got the whole "project fear" thing. Anyone predicting difficulties was branded part of project fear. Yet the same people also say there will be difficulties and accept we will be worse off as a price worth paying. So they voted brexit by BELIEVING project fear but voting for brexit anyway, whilst simultaneously knowing all the promises of sunlit uplands on the side they voted for were false! work that one out if you can, the acrobatics brexiteers have to undertake to justify their decision. And the sad thing is, without the first referendum life would have carried on as normal and no one would have noticed or cared about the EU.
  2. 9 points
    McLintock was a terrible manager, Pleat was truly dire, Megson & Levein were appalling, but the big difference with Taylor was he had money to spend and he blew it all on some very poor players and a total @&%$ called Denis Wise. Because of this, Taylor must go down as our worst ever manager. As a side issue, during the end of Puel's reign, a lot of our fans were comparing him to Taylor, which is totally unfair. Taylor took over a good squad, in Europe having just won the league cup and completely ruined it, and very quickly too. Puel took over an aging squad, well past it's best, and brought in some of the most promising players I've seen in a Leicester shirt for many years and had them competing in the P/L top half.
  3. 9 points
    In my lifetime, there can be no dispute. I grew up in the 90s with 8 trips to Wembley in 10 years, 2 promotions, 2 League Cup victories, 4 games in Europe, all before we moved from Filbert Street. My favourite player from that era was Stevie Claridge, because of Wembley 96 alone. Jamie Vardy came here for the same amount we signed Claridge for. He’s gone from being so crap that he nearly gave up on football altogether to winning 2 penalties, providing 2 assists and scoring on his Premier League debut against MANCHESTER UNITED, to being the first Fox in 15 years called up for England, to smashing a Premier League goalscoring record at home against the team whose player held it previously, to scoring THAT goal against Liverpool, to leading us to an unprecedented Premier League title, to rescuing us in the Champions League and almost leading a charge into the Semi Finals. He’s scored with every possible part of his body from every conceivable angle, scored more goals at Wembley than any other Fox and managed to wind up every single set of opposition fans while doing it. This guy IS Mr Leicester City. Without a doubt the greatest Fox in my lifetime,
  4. 8 points
    He’s the best player in the history of Leicester bar none. He won the premier league for Christ sake being a crucial part. Not only this he has the 11 games in a row record. He also has an unbelievable record vs the top 6. This is under rated imo, proven by Lakaku’s 1/18 vs top 6 record. He also has scored(since his debut) 74 premier league goals - only Kane, Aguero and Lakaku have scored more!(this also includes 2014/2015 season) I can imagine since 15/16 he would be even higher. He has scored at least 1 home and away goal vs all of the top 6 which is incredible to be honest. Arsenal 3 home 3 away Man Utd 3 home 1 away Chelsea 2 home 1 away Man City 3 home 1 away Spurs 1 home 4 away Liverpool 5 home 1 away All this is achieved around a good but not top level group of players. Aguero Kane and Lakaku are playing in some of the best teams in the world. And other than maybe Lakaku, 2 of the best ever in the premier league era! So this just shows the level of our number 9. On top of this you will see that JV scores a lot of 1 goals in games, so unlike others who hit 3/4 often he doesn’t get as many chances or his team doesn’t dominate as many games so he won’t get as many of those pointless icing on the cake goals that others get. Winners at Chelsea, Everton as well as crucial winners vs Fulham and Brighton too get us effectively over the line to safety this season sums him up. If he reaches 100 premier league goals, it will just top off an incredible career for JV. A premier league legend, 1 of the best finishers, and a title and season that will be talked about for years. He will go down as a premier league legend, let alone a LCFC legend. Legend gets thrown around too easily these days but No doubt in my mind JV is a legend. Get to 100 Jamie and crown off an unbelievable career. To think he only made his prem debut at 27 and only at 28 going on 29 did he establish himself makes you wonder how good he could of been had he been given the chance earlier. #JVLEGEND
  5. 7 points
  6. 6 points
  7. 6 points
    Howard last minute v Leeds wasn’t a great goal in the typical sense, but last minute 1-0 and limbs everywhere first time is seen it like that at the KP.
  8. 6 points
  9. 5 points
    Yes and UEFA are warming the balls already
  10. 5 points
    A few people seem to be saying this but I think it's rewriting history a little bit. In 2014 UKIP became the first party for over 100 years aside from the big two to win a national election in the EU ones - they then won 3.8 million votes at the next general election a year later and that figure would certainly have been more had Cameron not promised an In/Out referendum. Since the signing of the Lisbon treaty this has been a big issue and I don't think we can pretend it wasn't.
  11. 5 points
  12. 5 points
    Bump thread! This is in the Mercury - not sure it’s Pulitzer Prize winning journalism but some interesting designs https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/leicester-city-concept-kit-home-2639468
  13. 5 points
    Pretty interesting to watch!
  14. 5 points
    She spelt "Theresa" wrong....
  15. 5 points
    England still desparately missing decent midfielders. Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Dier, Henderson, Delph & Dele Ali The front line is sorted, wingbacks sorted, CB lacking experience but still decent, Goalie getting flakey again but it's that midfield which needs someone to step out of the shadows
  16. 5 points
    Plays for Chelsea. Almost surprised Drinkwater hasn’t been called up.
  17. 5 points
    Some of you may know that I live and teach in France. At the moment a lot of my hours are in Angouleme. Last night I was chatting to some people in a Portuguese restaurant, wearing my City shirt and they started in full flow about Adrien Silva. I never even realised that he was born here in Angouleme, to a French mother, there are a lot of Portuguese in the city, I thought he was from Portugal. Anyway I didn't learn too much, other than their adoration of the guy, but they have told me about relatives that live nearby, so if we do ever need some inside information I could yet "be the man".
  18. 5 points
    Gallagher's second vs Palace. The technique to keep that under control was insane.
  19. 5 points
    I get that the club have this looking back article as a recurring thing and all that, but couldn't we have just skipped over this and pretended it never happened like TOTP do with Jimmy Savile for being a paedo
  20. 5 points
    Van Dijk played in Scotland so your arguement falls on its arse quite quickly
  21. 5 points
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  23. 5 points
    For the people who call him arrogant..... please read.
  24. 4 points
    I think that Anna soubry’s speech on those responsible for the mess the country is in over brexit, about the ones that have lit the touchpaper, devided the country and skulked off into their hiding holes with their gold plated pensions and gold plated earnings away from politics earned through being a public figure , has hit the nail on the head for me. Who was actually baying for the uk leaving the eu before Cameroon offered a vote on it.. no one I know, and probably no one that any one else knows. I was quite happy with things the way they were , the eu never did anything wrong to me. Why is everyone now so interested in what is probably the most boring thing ever, British politics.
  25. 4 points
    Lovely to see all the false bravado fall out of Chuka Umunna's arse whenever someone mentions a General Election to him. "I don't think a General Election is the way forward" I wonder why
  26. 4 points
    Salty Brexiteers kicking off all over social media about a slim majority of MPs voting for the No Deal vote. Stop MOANING, you LOST! Get OVER it! DEMOCRACY! Also, that absolute sh*tehawk Rees-Mogg saying that the rejection of no-deal Brexit isn't law so we don't have to follow that vote. Guess what, you f**king fart... The 2016 referendum was only advisory too.
  27. 4 points
    A second vote should be: Remain Vs A DEFINED version of leave. (Ie one that doesnt promise all to everyone with lots of contradictions) The whole issue was "leave" was never defined.
  28. 4 points
    Remember when Lloyd Dyer scored against Real Madrid?
  29. 4 points
    Maddison has been in poor form since about October, he's not done enough to warrant a call up. Ward-Prowse is more unlucky not to be included, he should be in instead of Barkley.
  30. 4 points
    This is how you do it @Izzy
  31. 4 points
    For what he has done for the club I think he is the best I have seen. Shilton went to Stoke then Forrest - so he's out. Keith Weller was my first hero, then Muzzy - but Vardy has to have contributed more to our club's history. On another note; how many strikers on 98/9 goals (depending on whether you count the charity shield) would have squared it to Tielemens - not Harry Kane that's for sure. And he's so effing cool he then went on to score his hundredth goal twice in the same game - just to remove all doubt. There is no one quite like him.
  32. 4 points
    you’ve also got to remember they were playing when teams played one defender and he was only in defence cos he was too fat to play up front as well. the fact people claim it might’ve been harder to score in those days is absolutely insane.
  33. 3 points
    Still not a fan, is there any chance we can get back to the blue shirts, white shorts, kit ?
  34. 3 points
    There are only 2 routes to Remain: for the Govt to revoke Article 50 (almost zero chance) or for parliament to vote for a 2nd referendum - and there's no sign of a majority for that, quite apart from all the complications and delay required to do that - and the distinct possibility that a 2nd referendum could produce another Leave vote. I reckon Remain is one of the least likely outcomes. No Deal, May's Deal or a Soft Brexit Deal are all more likely, I think. There are other routes to avoiding a hard border: - An alliance between Labour, other opposition parties and Tory moderates for a Soft Brexit deal (permanent Customs Union and a few elements of the Single Market would avoid a hard border). There are already almost enough MPs who'd be happy with that outcome, though it would require a few more Tory moderates to vote against the bulk of their own party and a few hardline Remainers to accept Soft Brexit. Would also require an extension - but the EU would almost certainly agree to that. - In theory, a Canada-type Hard Brexit deal could work if the Tories were prepared to shaft the DUP and accept checks on food/animals crossing between GB and N. Ireland plus some inland checks. No sign of the ERG wanting to do that and the Tories currently have no majority (though a few Labour Brexiteers could support that). If there was an extension for a general election and the Tories did well, it might become more viable.... I didn't dispute the constituency figure. I've not checked it but know that it's true that a disproportionately high number of constituencies voted Leave. That's because there were a small number of areas (mainly London, Scotland and most of N. Ireland) where Remain won big. There were fewer constituencies in which Leave won big, but a lot more constituencies in which it won more narrowly (50-60%). That could indeed be an argument for it to be lunacy that Labour wants an election. I'd agree with that. Though elections aren't single-issue contests, an election any time soon would be dominated by Brexit in a way that the 2017 election wasn't. That, together with Corbyn's unpopularity makes an election a stupid idea from Corbyn, I think (and I'm an inactive party member). The fact that Leave won a lot more constituencies is not an argument against a 2nd referendum, though. Because a referendum isn't counted by constituency. It's counted nationally - you could conceivably get a situation where Leave won more constituencies but Remain won the national vote....in which case, Remain would win. Much as I wish we'd voted Remain first time, though, I'm still opposed to a 2nd referendum, unless it's the only feasible alternative to No Deal/Bad Deal. A 2nd referendum would be so toxic and divisive, so difficult and time-consuming to organise, potentially riven with lies and corruption - and there's a pretty strong chance of another Leave vote, anyway. I'd still prefer a Soft Brexit deal, I think. I accept your point, to an extent. Though supporters of a 2nd referendum could make the same claim if parliament votes for another referendum. Yes, parliament voted for No Deal as the default - and that will happen in 16 days if nothing else is approved (alternative deal, referendum, extension etc.). Hopefully something will intervene, but it's hard to argue that it would be undemocratic if it doesn't. It would be disastrously bad politics, but democratic after a fashion. But, although the ballot paper was no more specific than Leave/Remain, back in 2016 almost nobody anticipated either No Deal or a 2nd Referendum. So, either would be controversial and neither has a popular mandate - even though No Deal currently has parliamentary approval as the default option, and a 2nd Referendum could conceivably obtain parliamentary approval (though I'm not expecting that to happen). The vast majority of the public expected a negotiated Brexit deal of some sort. What should have happened is a cross-party compromise. Instead, May put party unity before national interest (like Cameron before her) and tried to delay and be ambiguous to keep narrow control and then tried to push through a deal with only the support of her own party and the DUP.....and the ERG/DUP shafted her (so far), leaving her - and us - in a pickle. She clearly still thinks that she can get her deal through parliament in extremis, as others bottle out to avoid No Deal or No Brexit. But, to have any chance of doing that, she'll surely need miraculously rapid persuasive powers as the EU won't agree an extension if they think she's flogging the same old deal....unless she can show that she's close to getting it through parliament.....and 149 votes ain't close.
  35. 3 points
  36. 3 points
    Meanwhile, the government overseeing all this increases it's lead to 10 points
  37. 3 points
    From the U18's: Thomas starts; Kranthove, Arlott-John & Tavares on the bench
  38. 3 points
  39. 3 points
    Genuinely cannot stand Mike Dean. He’s everything that’s wrong with modern referees. All about me me me and I wouldn’t mind, if he was any good, but he is and always has been one of the worst about.
  40. 3 points
    Depends if people are discussing the best ever player or their favourite, the thread is a bit mixed in terms of what it is we're talking about. (OP was best player) In terms of ability, Walsh isn't close. But in terms of being iconic for this club he's up there with Vardy. His involvement in play off games, cup runs and wins, epic games and comebacks are for me every bit as memorable as Vardy's. With a centre back turned striker story, battling back from career ending injuries time and time again to lead us, it's up there with Vardy's story, if not matching the global appeal. He and Vardy for me are the two biggest icons we've had since I started watching, they have transcended just being bloody good players for us and become almost club defining.
  41. 3 points
    This is a national slow moving tragedy. Schools are massively under funded. They are being deliberately run down as they're forcibly turned into private enterprises.
  42. 3 points
    His guilt. Unfortunately there is only one living victim in this specific trial, and of course no witnesses. Lots of people maintain he is innocent. Clinging on to theories that it was impossible as the opportunity wasn’t there in a busy cathedral. He might win his appeal to be honest. Guilty as sin imo, of this and a huge list of other crimes.
  43. 3 points
    He's gone from possibly signing for Preston to us debating where he is in the GOAT list.
  44. 3 points
    Are we going to get this Sunday / farmer's / Mickey Mouse league "banter" every time we're linked with someone north of the border? I hope so, dead funny.
  45. 3 points
    Lol he's a 21 year old Glaswegian, Celtic supporting Catholic. Who else was he going to sign for at 8 years old?
  46. 3 points
    People may scoff at this but I’ll say it anyway. We've never been more attractive in the transfer market, even when we offered UCL football. Firstly because of the manager, on paper he’s brilliant for us and for young players around the world he’ll be a big plus. Secondly because our wage bill is dropping a lot this summer, i can only assume it should free up lucrative contract offers. Thirdly what a place to develop and learn your craft, state of the art facilities, investment on every level, stadium expansions including a hotel. Finally because there isn’t the pressure from our freak season. Players won’t be afraid to come here anymore and our squad is full of huge talent, young talent. I dont see why we cant attract players like Ziyech, Tielemans on a permanent deal etc. edit; font size fail again, sorry
  47. 3 points
    I agree I’m 35 so feel I’ve witnessed the best and worst in my time, for me vardy is my all time favourite player and my inspiration in life, where he’s come from, rejection etc,to what can be achieved, though my circumstances are in a complete different working capacity to his
  48. 3 points
    Id Rather spend £40 Million on someone we know can already play in the premier league and is settled rather than £20 million 3 times on failures that might not ever settle here. We already have Slimani and Musa and Silva in that list. Its a risk free £40 million in reality.
  49. 3 points
    Have been looking at this forum with interest over the last couple of weeks as I'm a Celtic fan and wanted to gauge how Rodgers would be received. I have no axe to grind with Leicester although I must say there's a bitter taste in the mouth with Rodgers directly, not because he left, but how he left and how his actions were very different to what he professed. Anyhow all that aside and leaving personal feelings out of I've seen a lot of playground stuff on this thread, my Dad is bigger than yours type stuff among Leicester and Celtic fans so thought I'd give an honest appraisal of Rodgers during his time at Celtic as a feeler of what's in store for you. The guy is a top class coach, one of the very best, of that there is no doubt, what you will most definitely get with him is he'll bring on the players you already have, particularly the younger ones leaps and bounds, he's done that ad infinitum with our squad. The flip-side of that would be his identification and acquisition of new players to come in and enhance the squad. He falls pretty short here in my opinion in that most of the signings he's made in his time here have been poor bar 2 or 3. The side he has left us with is undoubtedly better than the one he inherited but that is 99% down to his ability as a coach in developing players, not his transfer business, as the majority of the side was players he inherited. His record in this regard was also poor at Liverpool, particularly when he had the Suarez money so I'd beware on this front. This makes it even more critical he doesn't bring his charlatan of a crony Congerton with him who is a disaster. I get the impression if you could keep Rodgers on a leash in terms of transfers under a good DOF/HOR this may be less of a risk. In terms of his style/philosophy it is great to watch when it works and I've witnessed some excellent performances and very memorable moments during his two and a half years. The other side of this is that he's very stubborn in his philosophy and sometimes to his detriment. For example in Europe he insisted on playing the elite sides at their own game and we got a sore face more than once and we ended up with record home and away defeats under him. I get the argument that we can't compete with these teams but we've had managers in recent times who have had a lot less to spend and performed a whole lot better in Europe. All in all his record in Europe with us was pretty poor, as it was with Liverpool. The reason I say this you may end up on the receiving end of a few doings off the big boys at home and abroad due to his stubborness in this regard as he insists on playing too expansively against teams who are a lot stronger. Off the field he was like a breath of fresh air initially, however as time goes on you get the feeling he says too much and as such contradicts himself which lands him in trouble with the media and fans and he doesn't like then being questioned on it. I think a large part of this is that he undoubtedly has a bit of an ego and feels he can just say what he likes at times, prepare for a lot of cliches and quotes in that regard lol! One thing I'm going to find interesting watching from afar is that I've read one of the reasons Puel was bagged was the slow build up play and not getting the ball forward quickly enough to play to Vardy's strengths. I'm not sure how true a reflection that is but if true Rodgers style isn't too much different, prepare for a lot of sidweays passing and backwards passing at times when things aren't clicking 100%. He also seems to like big physical, mobile strikers who play well with their back to goal (e.g. Dembele) so will be interested to see how he uses/fits in Vardy. As said no agenda tried to give an honest and balanced opinion based on watching his team week in week out for 2.5 years. If everything works out it will go brilliantly and you'll be watching great football every week, I get the feeling however if it doesn't there'll be no middle ground.
  50. 3 points
    Brexit, Global Warming, Russia's escalating aggression and some people are worried about what colour shorts we wear.
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