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  1. 27 points
    Would you like cream with your pie, you massive flappy flapper?
  2. 26 points
    Some perspective here. In out last 22 games we have only lost 4 , (or 5 in 29 games if you wanna include the defeat to man u away). Twice to Liverpool, once at home and once away, the away one we lost in last minute. Once to man city away. And one to Southampton at home. Surely every team has a bad game every now and then and more than 1 bad one in 22 games. We are still in a strong position with 16 league games to go. Semis of the league cup. And an fa cup tie lunchtime on a Saturday. If we get top 4 we would of had an amazing season. If we can add a cup or even a Wembley trip or 2 trips then it's a phenamanal season. Let's get behind the lads now. 4 huge game in a row and a nice week off for the players after a gruelling spell of fixtures. P.S our under 21's have a quarter final of an efl trophy to look forward too and they could end up at Wembley too with 2 more wins. U23s going steady in 3rd place in development league too. Let's all cheers up a bit and look forward to our next set of fixtures with 4 crucial games. 😀
  3. 24 points
    BuT wHaT iF vArDy GeTs InJuReD?!?!??
  4. 23 points
    This is a common argument in these situations but I think you've missed the point. No one would have minded "that's a weird team, I don't feel overly confident and I don't agree with so many changes but let's see how they go". It's not criticism people mind, it's the "moron" "getting relegated" "fvck this fvck that" stuff that at is ridiculous.
  5. 23 points
    Think some of you guys are being a bit blase about this. We'd be livid if someone did this to us and it's pretty clearly us using Leuven to try to bend the rules. It is a bit shitty what we've done tbf.
  6. 22 points
    Merih Demiral is a tremendous player with great potential. He suits well in physical aspect of the EPL and has great desire to play in the Premier League. I would say a less expensive alternative would be Ozan Kabak of Schalke 04. IMHO, here is the comparison of these two center-backs, who are Turkish internationals, to LCFC's Caglar Soyuncu: Merih Demiral and Caglar Soyuncu were discovered by Lucescu, the manager of Turkish NT at the time, prior to Euro 2020 qualifiers over two years ago. Demiral, two years junior of Soyuncu, has been the first choice for the CB position and he's played every minute of the 10 matches in the Euro 2020 while Soyuncu was usually a third option and alternated with Kaan Ayhan of Fortuna Dusseldorf for the second CB position in a 4-2-3-1 formation which Turkey has mostly utilized in the Euros. After Merih Demiral has moved between a couple of youth rank teams, Fenerbahce in Turkey, and Sporting B in Portugal, he played for Turkish super league club Alanyaspor for the first period of last season. He, then, ended up in Serie A's Sassuolo in the January transfer window where he was immense and received high praise from clubs and pundits in Italy despite the fact he only played the second half of the season in Serie A at the age of 20. Some of the top clubs around Europe followed his progress but Juventus was quick to sign him though only after Juventus had already decided to bring Matthijs de Light in, who cost three times the value of Demiral. Meanwhile, Juventus paid twice the transfer fee for Demiral than Sassuolo paid to Alanyaspor. The price tag and the salary of De Light might have played a role why Demiral didn’t get much playing time for Juventus even though De Light hasn’t played exceptionally well at times. Merih Demiral was superb at Sassoulo and flawless throughout the Euro 2020 matches for Turkey. In contrast, Caglar Soyuncu was error prone for Euro 2020 except in the last two important international games which he played after being regular in LCFC this season. Maybe, it was something to do with Soyuncu being a young and an inexperienced player at the time who spent the last year on the bench while Demiral was regular at Sassoulo. Anyhow, the roles have changed for the ongoing season. Soyuncu has been a regular player for LCFC, and Demiral has been mostly on the bench understandably except in the last month prior to winter break after his superb performance against Bayer Leverkusen in the European Champions League. Demiral has put on the MOTM performance in a star-studded Juventus FC in each game he played. Following the Euro 2020, Turkish football fans were asked about the best performers in Turkish NT. After the manager, Merih Demiral was the unanimous choice of the fans, trailed by Roma's exciting young winger Cengiz Under. Caglar Soyuncu came 5th or 6th place among the players. However, Soyuncu's astounding performance in LCFC this season has allowed him to pair with Merih Demiral in the last two very important Euro games, away vs France (1-1), and home game vs Iceland (0-0). Turkey had 8 clean sheets out of 10 games, and conceded only 3 goals. Demiral is taller, 6'3", so he is much better aerially. His timing, positioning, and reading of the game is excellent. He is as fast and even appears to be faster than Soyuncu. He is a "beast" in the defense. Even though he is only 21, he has leadership quality, and the fans love him for his tenacity. Sarri said of Demiral following the win against Sampdoria “he has this great positive energy that he transmits to his teammates." His teammates and the Turkish fans feel more at ease and less panicky when he is in the middle of the defense. He is a superb tackler though looks a little rough at times even though he generally avoids any card. Probably, the referees think it's only a fair play. In comparison to Soyuncu, Demiral appears to be less technically gifted. I was annoyed by his horizontal and reverse passes in the past. Notwithstanding, as an understudy of Chiellini and Bonucci, he has exhibited he’s made improvement during his most recent performances with the Turkish NT and in the Champions League vs BLeverkusen, and in the Serie A matches. Another thing he improved greatly was that, unlike Soyuncu, he used to look more nervous with the ball in his feet under pressure in big games last year. Probably, that has partially contributed to reverse or parallel passes. That has completely gone since he has been at Juve bar his very first game which he played months ago. It shows he is a quick learner. On the other hand, his long forward straight and diagonal passes have been always pinpoint to the address, either finding his teammates running into the penalty area or are in the wide area. Although Demiral's passing accuracy is very high, he still might be inferior to Soyuncu in forward passing efficiently or silky and crafty Cruyff like moves Soyuncu exhibits quite often. Another quality to Demiral's game is his ability to score or provide assist through dead balls. He is more like VVD. Ozan Kabak of Schalke FC is alternative to both Merih Demiral and Caglar Soyuncu. At 19, Kabak is another highly gifted center back whose qualities are at par with both players, Demiral and Soyuncu. Kabak is a product of Galatasaray. He was promoted to Galatasaray senior squad last year at the age of 18. He played only a dozen games and was immediately brought into Stuttgart during the January window last year. He was regular there and he scored a few goals as well. At the end of the season, Kabak was named the young rookie player of the year in Bundesliga at the age of 18. There was a clause in his transfer agreement that he would be allowed to transfer out if Stuttgart relegated, which he activated and Schalke 04 signed him. He was injured prior to the start of the season, when he return from his injury, he became regular in Schalke 04 since November. He scored and provided assists (I believe 3 goals+1 assist) in consecutive games. He was named the player of the month in November in Bundesliga at the age of 19 after playing a month of football following his recovery. Ozan Kabak is very technical, calm under pressure, excellent tackler, can dribble well and pass accurately, and a threat in dead ball possessions. His technique is similar to William Saliba. IMHO, he can even play a CDM position when needed. Though, he might not be as fast as the other two. Demiral's value has skyrocketed recently; mainly, it is due to his brilliant performances in the limited time with Juventus; and also, many top clubs are interested in him. On the other hand, Ozan Kabak may be valued a lot less at the moment.
  7. 21 points
    They may only be playing 1-2 competitive matches a week, but that week also includes: Physical Training 3-4 times per week Mental/tactical coaching, including research on opposition teams/players Travelling to/from games, including hotel stays for long away journeys. Some players will also have to travel long(er) distance for training, as well. Media/Community outreach duties For national-team players they will have additional commitments related to that which take up a lot of time/energy Plus outside of work they'll have plenty of other commitments: Language courses or other university degrees (like Soyuncu and Ndidi are doing, respectively) Keeping on top of nutrition (which requires a lot more effort than it does for you and I) Many players have young families which take up a lot of their time and energy They may also be 'walking the dog' or 'surprising the missus' - that's not something that disappears for them. Their own social lives, which they're entitled to. Of course, there's also huge amounts of mental fatigue and stresses that these players go through which are a world apart from those of us on this forum, so that will impact them in different ways as well. And on a slightly separate note to all of that: as laymen we have very different definitions of what constitutes for 'tired'. This is an industry which is all about maximising every last bit of performance and really working the percentages, so whilst I might only consider myself to be tired when my energy dips below a hypothetical 70%, for instance, the sports science guys at LCFC may well have data that shows that anything less than 95% is "tired" and will cause significant drops in performance. All it takes is one relatively minor (or indeed major) trigger point in their personal lives and the very finely balanced system which governs them during their career can fall out of sync and leave them under-rested for high-level performance sport.
  8. 21 points
    If you're a Leicester City supporter with that attitude, you need to give your head a wobble. Last time I felt pre-match nerves like last night was the Champions League knockout fixtures.
  9. 21 points
  10. 16 points
    Time: 14.02. New record. Congratulations
  11. 16 points
    Chilwell needs to sit a few games out.
  12. 15 points
    Would love a Grealish straight red
  13. 15 points
    Rodgers deserves a massive amount of credit for this. When you have some 'transition' you need the ability to keep lots of people happy. Rodgers came in and immediately worked on the many disaffected players, especially the more established ones. He's an excellent man manager.
  14. 15 points
    Found this on the Watford forums
  15. 15 points
    Bit disappointed you removed names from the quotes to spare blushes, there's so many reactionary knobs on here it's embarrassing. Imagine ending the year 2nd in the league and through to the semi final of the league Cup and calling Rodgers a moron before the match because you think you know better, that's absolute ****wittery of the highest order!
  16. 15 points
    I sit in L1 because when we were in League One it was the only area of the ground with a bit of atmosphere, you can stand uninterrupted and the view is better from the side of the pitch than behind the goal. But there’s always been the absolute worst of Leicester supporters in there and you have to despair when people are singing about Boris Johnson at a football game when, if you averaged out their annual salaries, I can guarantee that they are not singing for the party that’s in their best interests. It’s a strange phenomenon to hear the turkeys chanting en masse for Christmas. The only way I can rationalise it is a state of mind where being on the winning side is more important than what that actually means for you as an individual. It’s a grab for the high ground and stuff like this flashing of The Sun images (not as disrespectful as it is immature) is just a desperate attempt to somehow get the upper hand without any appreciation of the nuances. As a society, we seemed to have turned into an “I’m the king of the castle and you’re the dirty rascal” mentality that was previously reserved for 5 year olds. Utterly bizarre.
  17. 14 points
  18. 14 points
    People who troll Chilwell are far from world class fans. Perhaps Rodgers is right to play him and rate him. The negativity of some fans about some players is mind-boggling. We are fortunate to have Chilwell.
  19. 13 points
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  22. 13 points
    Still wouldn't allow him near my kids
  23. 13 points
    Should of played against Man City and Liverpool
  24. 13 points
    Sometimes managers get the tactics wrong in games - fact. Even the best managers get it wrong sometimes, Guardiola on more than one occasion this season. Don't think we should be digging Brendan out too much as he's got it right a lot more often than he's got it wrong. Remember we don't have the squad depth that the teams around us do.
  25. 13 points
    It obviously would. It was men against boys. Utterly bizarre to blame VAR on that one. We were very, very lucky we didn't lose 9-1. 3-1 massively flattered us. Anyway, it was a one-off game. We're still having an incredible season. Nonsense to blame that defeat on VAR though.
  26. 13 points
    Yes this forum is full of weirdos who don’t know how good they have it.
  27. 12 points
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  29. 12 points
    Not far off his Man City form...
  30. 12 points
    Look we got hammered, yes they were the better team but it's no a coincidence that Michael Oliver was the refferee a full blooded Liverpool fan. Also he was the Ref for the Liverpool vs Man city game. See something similar.
  31. 11 points
    In tomorrow’s squad!
  32. 11 points
  33. 10 points
    Reports that Man city have offered €45m for Leicester defender. Guardiola wants player at all cost...... Sorry dont know how to do links "Got it on the One football app" Hopefully/probably Bullsh1t......
  34. 10 points
  35. 10 points
    Me, trying to remember at the start of each window who is an ITK:
  36. 10 points
    Reject then offer 10 million plus Matty James for rashford.
  37. 10 points
    I think Lingard is quite good actually but still a bad deal.
  38. 10 points
    Was slow on getting a ticket and some bastard has had my seat, so in turn I've had some other bastards seat two rows up and will flick Bovril at them all game.
  39. 10 points
    Narh, you know what, **** that. Said it a few times really, if there's one place people have got to be allowed to be hysterical and reactive, it's the match thread. You know what it's going to be like, if it doesn't appeal, don't bother. If you choose to read it, just ignore those comments. Good for you if you're a well balanced and emotionally numb individual that doesn't have strong reactions to things but leave people be who aren't. I agree that this place can be absurd, polarised, eccentric, full of some of the stupidest views and I'm all in favour of trying to fight back to maintain some middle ground. I've often tried to argue the neutral point of view and I've never enjoyed the fanatical PEARSON IN, PEARSON OUT, Haters vs Fanboys rubbish that's filled this place over the years. But match day? In the heat of the moment? Eh, sorry, football fans aren't robots, especially fans of a club like Leicester for whom supporting we all know is a bit of a roller-coaster. Ask me mid week my thoughts on a game and I'll give you a balanced and reasoned view but just before kick off? Or when we go one nil down? I'll sulk and be melodramatic with the best of them. It's just a byproduct of being extremely emotionally invested in something. I've got no problem with that tbh.
  40. 10 points
    Don't think Arsenal have ever recovered from winning the league in Feb 2016
  41. 10 points
    It's exciting in a way. Come on Leicester!!
  42. 10 points
    TBF we’ve just played the world/ European Champions and the Premier League Champions who have two of the best managers in the world spending a combined 2 billion quid along the way, and built teams over years. When he gets out thought by Moyes, Smith or Hodgson on a regular basis we have a problem.
  43. 10 points
    It’s a great appointment for Everton Football Club. I think he’ll do wonders for them next season. They could even win the league, think they’ll be close, but the bigger teams might just nick the top 2 spots, but if everyone performs well at the pointy end of the season, no one in the world would want to go Goodison Park in the 2nd leg of a play off semi final.
  44. 9 points
    Would normally hope for a dour 0-0 in Liverpool v Man U but hope Liverpool hammer them to keep the gap open to 5th.
  45. 9 points
    Genuinely bemused as to why we played the entire match with 3 centre backs against a team with no strikers and no inclination to attack. Surely we should have replaced one ie Fuchs with an attacking player at half time? In the second half they had every player within 40 yards of their own goal whilst we had our 3 CBs standing isolated on the halfway line with nothing to do.
  46. 9 points
    I ****ing love Ricky Gervais.
  47. 9 points
    Someone has been having a bit of fun on the Wiki page.
  48. 9 points
  49. 9 points
    phil neville just said gabriel jesus will "take over aguero's mantlepiece" that is surely either the greatest comment of all time, or the end of phil neville's career
  50. 9 points
    Think I was one of the lads you’re referring to. I was towards the back of the bottom tier on the right hand side, attempting to get multiple chants going. Realistically, the only way we’ll have any chance of many people joining in these days is if we’re in the game. Of course just one goal in it gives us a real chance. We’d proven how clinical we could be with our goal. In a game as big as this, with the team having been as brilliant as they have this season, I naively thought we could get at least the bottom tier to join in with a few songs and back the team. They deserve it. Even so, there was nothing, not one song caught on. The end was completely passive. If that was the situation for 70 odd minutes, including when we took a shock lead with a fantastic goal, there was absolutely no chance of it working when we went 3-1 down. During the summer, I thought we may have a problem atmosphere wise from next season onwards if this season was to be as successful as hoped (it’s been better). That’s what happens to multiple clubs when expectations are raised, people can be less enthusiastic, apathetic even. I did think this season could be a belter though. Maybe not the consistently great levels of 15/16 season, but at least a clear improvement on the last couple of years. For the fanbase to have already reached that stage during a season like this, is as surprising to me as it is disappointing. It seems there just isn’t a real appetite for it any more.
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