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  1. 24 points
    Atrocious. Imagine being a player winning 7 in a row, second in the league and having fans who can’t even be bothered to clap and sing them off let alone sing and show some passion during the game. Imagine if the players just walked straight off after the game some on here would have a heart attack! It’s clear players like Youri, Maddison want to interact and celebrate with the fans but unfortunately for them they play at a club where 90% of fans are happy to sit and fiddle with their clapper and then leave as soon as they can. Says a lot when your manager has to come out and urge fans to stay till the end. Get behind the boys ffs! You don’t win anything without a 12th man
  2. 19 points
    Someone posted this on the BBC's Man United v Aston Villa match thread. They're quite right, here..; 'You could buy everyone in the country a doughnut for £80million. Man U just spent it buying just one.'
  3. 16 points
    You wouldn’t have got Rodgers when Puel took over, we might have wanted him but the “project” looked a far harder and a far shitter one. Whether you wish to give the club or Puel, or both the credit. During his time we transitioned the club from one relying on old players past or passing their best, unable to play possession football, to one of the most exciting young teams around already making strides into being possession team. So to suggest that time was wasted is laughable.
  4. 10 points
  5. 10 points
    All the mid table teams beating each other and stopping each other from getting anywhere near the CL spots. Love to see it
  6. 10 points
  7. 9 points
    Brendan Rodgers targeting trophies after signing £8 m-a-year Leicester City contract John Percy Brendan Rodgers is targeting trophies and breaking records after signing an £8 million-a-year contract with Leicester City. As revealed by Telegraph Sport on Friday, Leicester moved to tie down their highly-regarded manager by offering a lucrative extension until the summer of 2025 as a reward for nine months of progress. The 46-year-old was appointed in February and has overseen a remarkable resurgence at the King Power Stadium, guiding Leicester to second in the Premier League. Their league win over Watford on Wednesday night was their seventh in a row. Arsenal are understood to have considered Rodgers as one of their potential targets to replace Unai Emery, who was sacked last week, but Leicester are now focusing on a future with the Northern Irishman at the helm. Leicester had always intended to reward Rodgers for the impressive start to his tenure and contract negotiations had started last week. Rodgers initially agreed a 3½-year deal worth around £5 million a year when he moved from Celtic, with a £14 million release clause. He has now landed a significant pay rise, and the contract is likely to include an even bigger compensation fee due if he was to leave. He said: “We really want to establish ourselves near the top of the table in the next few years, and there is so much room and scope to develop here. “I hope in my time here that we can continue to break records and win trophies, and stay competing and fighting which is important. “I want this team remembered in 30 years’ time for the level of football and how competitive they are. That would be the ultimate for me. “I’m committing my work and life here to give it everything. I’ve got a real motivation.” Leicester will seek an eighth league win in a row at Aston Villa on Sunday and James Maddison is backing “world-class” striker Jamie Vardy to break his own goalscoring record. Vardy has scored for seven games in a row and is closing in on the milestone he set in 2015, when he found the net in 11 consecutive matches to claim a record previously held by Ruud van Nistelrooy. After the trip to Villa, the 32-year-old will play against Norwich City and Manchester City before the visit of league leaders Liverpool on Boxing Day. If his scoring streak continues, he would equal the record against Liverpool. “I would back him to do it, definitely. He doesn’t ever look like he’s not going to score,” said Maddison. “I sit next to him in the changing room and when I look at him, I just think he looks like he’s going to score every time. He’s always in the mood. He’s a goalscorer, a world-class finisher. “World class isn’t a term that you should throw around lightly but his finishing is. He scores goals at this level and that record of 11 games in a row is just unbelievable. “He’s only four away at the moment and I’ll keep trying to feed him – maybe I’ll even let him have the odd free kick!” Vardy’s goals have helped propel Leicester into second place, while the performances of £21 million signing Maddison earned him international recognition last month. Maddison insists Leicester deserve more credit for their excellent start and is focusing on keeping up the pressure on Liverpool. “Seven wins in a row is fantastic to hear and it’s great to be a part of. We’ve got real momentum at the minute and we don’t want that to stop,” he said. “Liverpool are top of the table and very rarely drop points so to stay up there at that level we have to keep winning. “Let’s hope we keep staying under the radar. We’ll keep going, people will or won’t talk but it doesn’t really matter because it won’t change our preparation for games. Eventually people might start talking about us but we won’t let that derail us because we’ve got a job to do.”
  8. 9 points
    Correct, "one of" is a huge insult as he is actually our best ever.
  9. 9 points
  10. 9 points
    Wealth doesn’t really mean anything to be honest. Yes, Chelsea and Man City have used their owner’s money to effectively buy their way into the top 4, but they’ve also broken a shit ton of rules to do it, and are getting caught out. But we’ve done it without spending obscenely. Vichai barely put any money in because FFP wouldn’t allow us to do the same as Chelsea or Man City, and because we tried spending big under Sven and that backfired spectacularly. Vichai gave us his time, business expertise and love, not money. That’s what defines us, this quote: “Our spirit exists because of the love we share for each other and the energy it helps to create, both on and off the pitch. And in the years to come it will continue to be our greatest asset.” Our club record signing up until Ulloa in 2014 was STILL Ade Akinbiyi at £5.5m from back in 2000. The team we won the league with cost less than what elite clubs spend on one player. Even after winning the league we couldn’t progress because we were hindered by STCC (Short Term Cost Control - designed to stop clubs spending beyond their means on wages based on a percentage of their wages the previous season; meaning still we couldn’t compete with big clubs). Our winnings from the Premier League and Champions League have gone straight back on our squad and eventually training ground. We bought Kante, Drinkwater, Mahrez and Maguire for less than £20m combined, and sold them for £219m - only to be above all of them in the league. No, we've done this without spending money that we haven’t earned and are in the top 4 on pure merit. The way things should be.
  11. 9 points
  12. 9 points
    I can't agree with some posters that say we were poor today. I thought we did ok played some good football and created chances. Granted we didn't look as secure at the back as we have recently but we can't thrash and outplay teams every week. The expectation levels of some people are crazy. Wednesday's game might be more of the same
  13. 8 points
    It's 7, it's heaven for Jamie Vardy. Hold the front page, hold the back page,a Leicester player has scored against watford
  14. 8 points
    I got home, in Somerset, around 10pm. The end of the game was magnificent. The people in front of me beat the traffic. We beat Everton.
  15. 8 points
    There is no greater joy as a football fan than to see your team win with a last-minute goal. God, it feels so good. I disagree with a lot on here. I thought we actually played pretty well today, Everton too in that they were cleverly set up to stifle us (notwithstanding the wretched time wasting) and dangerous in attack too. Some of our build-up play was delightful. We just needed to shoot a bit more often and test the keeper. Ricardo is such a fabulous footballer and today he was awesome, as were Ndidi and Evans, but obviously the man of the match was Iheanacho, who was fabulous from the moment he came on and changed the game. Perez and Barnes are still not quite at the level of others, and I thought Tielemans and even Soyuncu had some dodgy moments today, but as a team we are just immense and Rodgers’ in-game management is in a class of its own. This season is the gift that keeps on giving. Wednesday can’t come soon enough.
  16. 7 points
    "But they only played Grimsby in pre season?!"
  17. 7 points
    Can imagine the press conference with him now 'the fans have to be realistic, we can't compete with these big teams like Spurs and Leicester City'
  18. 7 points
    You think I read posts properly before having a go at the original poster? This is FT, I glance over them and make rushed conclusions.
  19. 7 points
    got the proper nathan dyers about that goal yday. last minute winner in a game we weren’t at our best, long pause and confusion after it had gone in as to whether it was even a goal, made the opposition manager cry. probably going to be the only pointless answer in the “leicester city title winners 2019/20”, but involved in one of the most pivotal moments.
  20. 7 points
    It won't be long until there is no Big 6. The money coming into all the other teams, allowing them to hold on to their players will create a tighter league. The sooner the better if you ask me. I think I may have said last year that the extra money would level the playing field and apart from Liverpool I think that's being shown. The media are always the last to catch on, it's going to take a while (or for a none traditional big club to win the league again) before they do. The sooner the better.
  21. 7 points
    Whoah....your son. Supports Liverpool?? Not one to judge, but...some seriously deficient parenting going on there.
  22. 7 points
  23. 6 points
    Something that is so original that nobody joins in? Great idea
  24. 6 points
    I thought Ricardo was amazing as ever (MotM for me,) Soyunchu and Evans also very good. Justin James made a great cameo and is for sure one for the future. Apart from Ndidi and perhaps Praet, our midfield seemed tired and although neither Madderson or Tielemans were shit, i have seen them perform way better. Fuchs was great, i'm really going to miss him when he goes, he isnt a Chilwell but he knows what to do at the right times. Great player. Vardy 7 in heaven so no complaints and Kasper was probably bored.
  25. 6 points
    Never bat an eyelid when he's in the line-up instead of Chillers, still solid and a great option to have, Might as well give him another year, come on Brendan you know it makes sense...
  26. 6 points
    A calm win was very much appreciated after the drama of Sunday Barnes is like a mini Messi with the ball at his feet with the current finishing ability of Akinbiyi... brilliant nevertheless.
  27. 6 points
    Could be worse. I’m having a vasectomy at 18:30.
  28. 6 points
  29. 6 points
    I don't doubt that, but, to paraphrase Super Hans, the mainstream also like Coldplay, Man Utd, Love Island, Primark and KFC, I don't necessarily trust them to be correct all of the time. There is conflicting evidence to suggest that being tougher on punishment actually reduces crimes in any way, and I'd imagine that is even less of a factor when the assailant is willing to die for the cause. There is no doubt that something needs to change in respect of the way we deal with criminals in this country and the awful events of Friday are evidence enough for that, but Patel cannot see beyond punishment rather than cause. Leading legal academics and professionals are in agreement and, with respect, I trust their opinion more than the 'mainstream views of the nation'. As above I don't dispute that something needs to change, but I really don't think she is the answer. Saying things like 'criminals should literally feel terror' play well as a soundbite to those who wish to hear things like that, but won't do anything to deter crime, particular things like gang/knife crime. Furthermore, her opinions on human rights are a huge concern and not in keeping with where I and others would like to see us head. She just seems to be playing to those who you see in the Daily Mail comments section with a sadistic love of capital punishment and want us to introduce Guantanamo style questioning, rather than investing time, effort and money into limiting/preventing the root cause. She has a consistent record for voting against basic human rights which is an appalling fact for somebody in her position in a first world, developed, nation to have. Of course it matters to a degree in terms of the reporting from the MSM and the comments from the PM and other leading Government figures. All they are offering is populist posturing and lying (AGAIN) about their failures. Yes he lost his life as a result of his work, but from what I understand the work that Learning Together do in respect of reform and rehabilitation has been praised by barristers, solicitors and alike and I'm sure there have been countless successes over time. To ignore the work that groups like Learning Together do, and the views of people like Jack Merritt, and throw the baby out with the bath water is not the answer. Why somebody like the killer in this circumstance was in the hands of Learning Together and not the Government in the first place is a far greater concern, as is the reduction in police, overcrowded prisons, lack of funding, links with Saudis etc. You're right, the risk is to great in certain instances, but I would be amazed if Patel's draconian proposals have any positive effect whatsoever. It's about time we listened to professionals and experts again, rather than populist demand. That goes for a wide range of subjects too, not just defence.
  30. 6 points
    By the way... How fuching awesome is Shinji? https://twitter.com/okazakiofficial/status/1201450829913481216
  31. 6 points
    Plenty of positive stuff out there too in fairness…
  32. 6 points
    I'm very drunk again, but this is the truth. Jamie Vardy is an absolute Leicester legend. I love him more than any other Leicester player I have ever seen - and there have been some wonderful footballers in that time (40 or so years). He rocks, he rolls (but only when he's been caught by a defender), but he flies. He's a raptor. I really hope there is another Leicester footballer who I love more one day, because that will mean we are interstellar.
  33. 6 points
    Hope Mina is okay, that looked painful
  34. 5 points
    Bojo's best performance of the campaign this, seems to be on top form. Corbyn looks like a beaten man for the first time.
  35. 5 points
    The club has made incredible choices over the years from sacking Pearson after the Great Escape, to Ranieri after the title winning season, to Shakespeare after the interim steadying, to Puel after doing the hard yards in putting the foundations in place for Rodgers to reap the benefits of, to now securing Rodgers. I think the one who is really invaluable is the club ownership and management: Top, Susan and Rudkin. They are the ones who have made the incredible choices and recruitment. They really know what they are doing and I hope Susan and Rudkin are on long term contracts too!
  36. 5 points
    2-0 win at home to Watford is very Puel Brendan learning from the best.
  37. 5 points
    Ffs Drinkwater has barely kicked a ball in two odd years and people having a dig that he's not at his best. Some weird people on this website I swear.
  38. 5 points
    I think we’ve always had some unrealised potential, we’re the second biggest one-club city in England after Leeds. Beyond city borders, we’ve got a fairly big catchment area too without even any ‘medium’ sized clubs to our south or east for about 100 miles. Population size means relatively little in terms of winning owt though, just look at Bristol and south London clubs’ honours lists. Once our ground is expanded to ~42k, I think the perception around us will shift a little bit.
  39. 5 points
  40. 5 points
    It's really disrespectful to be asking managers about jobs that aren't even available yet. I'm really surprised more don't tell the press to do one like Joe KInnear did.
  41. 5 points
    I disagree. Leicester - or any other non "top six" club - challenging with the big boys is a great story for the press and media, as was proved in 2015/16 It was a legitimate question to ask, given the speculation about Rodgers and Arsenal and a recent story appearing about the clause. Spot on Stripey. Not unprofessional at all. All clubs leak stories through the media, it's not just the big six. Amen. End thread.
  42. 5 points
    You seem to know that Geoff Peters chap well, can't you get him to have a word with the club?!
  43. 5 points
    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/leicester-city-everton-match-reaction-3598856 'Agatha Christie would have been proud' - how the national media reported Leicester City's win over Everton ByJonny Bonell 08:48, 2 DEC 2019 DAILY MAIL There is an argument that says VAR will cost a manager his job and we are now set to find out if that is true. Deep into injury time and Marco Silva, Everton’s embattled head coach, had seen a much-improved performance from his side when Kelechi Ihenancho, the Leicester substitute, dashed through. He put the ball confidently past Jordan Pickford but a flag had gone up to disallow the goal. No guesses for what happened next. A referral to Stockley Park; an agonising wait as little yellow and black lines were dragged around a screen. Then the decision: goal. As the King Power Stadium erupted in joyous celebration, Silva went from being on the brink of a point to simply on the brink. Leicester’s impressively progressive season continues to flourish but where Everton and Silva go from here is a question that only Farhad Moshiri, the club’s major shareholder, can answer. They have suffered some dreadful blows so far but this season but this one may prove fatal. It would take someone with a heart of flint not to have sympathy with the Portuguese, who looked like he had lost his last five pound note in a photo finish when the verdict on Ihenancho’s goal was returned. His side had played well but the bare fact – defeat, again – leaves him looking bankrupt. Thing is, he didn’t deserve this. Everton showed spirit; they fought and they did everything they could – but will it mean anything to Moshiri? If he limps on to the Merseyside derby on Wednesday, another defeat will surely signal the end. ‘I’m not the right person to speak,’ said Silva, when asked if he would be on the touchline at Anfield. ‘We have to stay calm.’ That is something he has consistently managed to do. A week in the spotlight with his future being debated did not distract him. Silva showed the days he had spent at Finch Farm were not idle and his decision to play a three-man defence carried a message to his team: do not lose. THE GUARDIAN They think it’s all over – but it’s not yet. Leicester kept the Premier League title race alive here by plundering a win in stoppage time, Kelechi Iheanacho’s goal keeping Brendan Rodgers’ side within striking distance of Liverpool. Yes, eight points is within striking distance for this impressive Leicester side, who have now scored more goals and conceded fewer than Liverpool this season. As for Marco Silva’s reign at Everton, maybe that will be over soon. His position is expected to be discussed on Monday but if the Portuguese is sacked, it will not be because of this performance. Everton played well, forcing Leicester to show all of their resourcefulness to dig out a victory. Six wins on the trot represents Leicester’s best run since 1962-63. They finished fourth that season but are a good bet to do better this. The champions back then, by the way, were Everton. A repeat of that is not on the cards any time soon, even if they did well here, taking the lead through Richarlison before Jamie Vardy and Iheanacho hit back for hosts who never stop believing. “It was a really harsh result for us, for 60-65 minutes we were the best team,” remarked Silva, who said he would not waste time thinking about the implications for his continued employment. “I’m not the right person to ask about that. I know what is my job. Tomorrow will be another day for me to prepare another training session.” Given the respective form of the teams going into this game, it seemed as if an Everton win would require something close to miraculous. One might have thought that Silva’s strategy, with a new three-man central defence, smacked of a Hail Mary. But in fairness to the beleaguered manager, it turned out to have been immaculately conceived. Leicester struggled for long periods to find openings in the visitors’ defence. Everton’s players certainly did not lie down to sacrifice their manager, applying the gameplan with dynamism and discipline. “I never had doubts about that,” Silva said. THE TELEGRAPH Why would Brendan Rodgers even have any thoughts about leaving Leicester? His revolution is gathering momentum at rapid speed and he is now 12 points clear of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, in front of Premier League champions Manchester City and breathing down the necks of his former club Liverpool. He possesses a squad with some of the best young players in the country, a striker in Jamie Vardy who has scored in six consecutive games, and a board who will back him with funds in January. Kelechi Iheanacho’s dramatic winner deep into added time, awarded by the Video Assistant Referee despite the forward being flagged offside by the linesman, piled on the misery for Marco Silva but the feel-good factor around the King Power Stadium is palpable. He did confirm the Daily Telegraph’s story that he has a £14 million release clause, but reiterated his commitment to the club on Sunday. Rodgers has made no secret of his desire to bring European football back to Leicester, admitting that was the target on the day of his official unveiling in February. But the progress under the Northern Irishman has been remarkable and though he is battling to dampen expectations, it would be a huge disappointment if Leicester were to miss out on the top-four now. They were made to work hard for their latest triumph, with Everton threatening to sentence Leicester to their first home defeat since April. After a huge £100 million spend in the summer it was the visitors who had ambitions of hanging on the coat-tails of Liverpool and Manchester City this season. Yet this has been a season of underachievement, with Silva facing the prospect of becoming the fourth managerial casualty in three-and-a-half years. DAILY MIRROR Marco Silva lost his last job as Watford boss after defeat at Leicester and he could suffer the ignominy of history repeating itself after this heartbreaking defeat. His Everton side fought for him at the Foxes but still chucked away the lead to crash to a third defeat in five top-flight games. It leaves Everton hovering precariously above the drop zone in 17th spot to the dismay of owner Farhad Moshiri, who has pumped in millions. And it must be doubtful if Silva will even be in charge for Wednesday's trip to unbeaten Premier League neighbours Liverpool . The Portuguese coach will certainly be fearing the worst after the extraordinary finale here which saw sub Kelechi Iheanacho win it in injury-time. Referee Graham Scott initially ruled Iheanacho's finish out for offside but the goal was eventually awarded after consulting VAR. The remarkable scenes sparked wild home celebrations but saw Silva's cautious game-plan and approach go up in flames in tortuous fashion. He went with a five-man defence for the first time in a year in a bid to stop the in-form Foxes. It limited the supply line in the first half to the Premier League's leading scorer Jamie Vardy. And in Richarlison, the visitors had some real quality to get their noses infront as he headed in his his fourth of the season on 23 minutes. Yet Vardy eventually found his way past the visitors' defence 22 minutes from time with a close-range finish. Brendan Rodgers' Leicester then snatched a sixth successive League win for the first time since March 1963. It left Silva staring in disbelief towards the same exit from where he departed the King Power in January 2018 after a 2-0 loss signalled the end of his Watford reign. BBC Leicester City inflicted the cruellest of blows on beleaguered Everton manager Marco Silva as Kelechi Iheanacho's stoppage-time winner - awarded by the video assistant referee - kept the Foxes on the heels of Premier League leaders Liverpool. Silva appears to be managing Everton on a game-by-game basis after the club's power-brokers met to discuss his future following the dismal home defeat by Norwich City - and it looked like he would claim a precious point here until just seconds before the end of a pulsating game. Iheanacho placed a composed finish past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford with the linesman's flag raised for offside but after a lengthy wait, the goal was given amid wild celebrations from Leicester's players and manager Brendan Rodgers as they kept Liverpool's lead at eight points. Everton deservedly led at half-time after Richarlison headed in powerfully from Djibril Sidibe's cross, although Leicester had a penalty rightly ruled out by VAR after Ben Chilwell went down in a challenge with Mason Holgate. Silva's side were pulled back after 68 minutes when Jamie Vardy arrived unmarked at the back post to steer in Iheanacho's effort as it flew across the face of goal. Vardy missed a good chance to win it for Leicester but then came that dramatic finale - and now Silva must wait to see if he is in charge for Wednesday's Merseyside derby at Anfield. THE SUN HIS time was up – yet Brendan Rodgers still emerged smiling as his Foxes kept the title race alive. How poor Marco Silva must wish he could say the same! The under-fire Everton boss had survived the regulation 90 minutes. His team had seen out the three minutes of added stoppage time. But in ADDED stoppage time – one minute over - Leicester proved why Liverpool would be crazy to write off Rodgers’ amazing never-say-die Foxes as they struck to leave Silva’s job hanging by a thread. Tom Davies unforgivably gave possession away needlessly and Wilfred Ndidi pounced to thread a precise pass to send kelechi Iheanacho clear of Yarry Mina. The Nigerian striker slammed the ball expertly into the corner of Jordan Pickford’s net for his first goal since September 2019 – only for standside linesman Richard West to raise his flag for offside. However, after a VAR check which must have tortured poor Silva, ref Graham Scott confirmed Mina had fractionally played Iheanacho onside and Leicester’s players went ballistic as they hared off to Rodgers to celebrate a sixth win on the spin. It was an amazing end to an amazing game which saw Leicester throw down the gauntlet – Manchester City may be faltering … Rodgers Foxes appear to be made of sterner stuff! This match had so much intrigue, so many plots, sub-plots, unexpected twists and turns, Agatha Christie would have been proud to have penned this thriller of a script. The curtain hadn’t been raised, yet everyone present knew Silva had a loaded gun pointed to his head.
  44. 5 points
    Another way of looking at it that by not ruling it out it buys BR some power here whether that be a wage increase or more power in how the club operates. Personally for BR it's foolish to categorically dismiss it out of hand as he loses a bargaining chip.
  45. 5 points
    It’s almost in the bag it will be Derby home or away, Rooney’s debut for them it will all be built up in the media as Vardy v Rooney. We will win 4-0, Vardy won’t play and Rooney will have a goal disallowed after Our Bec texts the VAR room about Wayne being caught sneaking in around the back.
  46. 4 points
    What the fvck was that blue moon song.
  47. 4 points
    Wholeheartedly agree. What great success did he enjoy in the Premier League? He also has some odd personality traits. The teams around Watford must be delighted at Pearson’s appointment. He is ought of his depth.
  48. 4 points
  49. 4 points
    He's probably got to up his performances before he deserves his own song.
  50. 4 points
    Nacho did great, disappointing level of dismissiveness and derision on the match thread when he was coming on. Great switch from Rodgers, giving Vardy an extra striker gave him a lot more space, and we didn't look like breaking them down before the change. Very satisfying win
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