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  1. 26 points
    its ok. By the time the page fully loads, the rumour has been disproved
  2. 25 points
  3. 21 points
    No need to bring Oliver into it. He was doing his job. If he wouldn't have booked him then it'll open a can of worms as to further incidents and "well Maddison got away with it so why didn't I".
  4. 18 points
    Dennis Wise was only a hard man when the other guy was asleep. Little rat faced cvnt
  5. 17 points
  6. 17 points
    Just noticed something that unnerved me... Episode five, 17 minutes in. Journalist looking at old copies of the Leicester Mercury on microform. One reads "Megson Not Fazed by Mandaric". Chilling.
  7. 16 points
    It's like the club are trying to hang out with the school bullies just because we managed to beat up a wimpy kid once. Totally out of step with the mentality that made our success so great in the first place.
  8. 15 points
  9. 15 points
    Can you get Jonathan Moss the sack please?
  10. 15 points
    The player is clearly happy and enjoying his football again, resulting in these kind of performances. It's been proven time and again that money is not the most important thing in job satisfaction, and being a footballer is still ultimately a job. If you are happy and enjoying your life, why would you make a change? My gut feeling (and it's only a feeling) is that he will sign for us in the summer for a club record fee, with Silva going the other way. I then think he will stay with us for one maybe two seasons before going again for a ridiculous fee. And whilst that time might be short, I think we will all really enjoy seeing another world class player strutting their stuff in the LCFC blue.
  11. 14 points
    The whole set up right now just oozes positivity in atmosphere and play. Stark changes to where we we have been in recent times. Exciting future.
  12. 14 points
    Is his agent @fuchsntf?
  13. 14 points
    Results and standings after the first round: Lommel - OH Leuven 0-2 Tubize - Roeselare 1-1 1. OH Leuven 18 pts 2. Roeselare 18 pts 3. Lommel 16 pts 4. Tubize 13 pts A win against Tubize on Friday would almost guarantee us being safe from relegation.
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  15. 14 points
    And to think I got excited back in the day because the England U21s were coming to Filbert Street with LCFC represented by Trevor ****ing Benjamin.
  16. 13 points
    O.K, you asked for it One day Jane walked into a bank to deposit a large sum of money she had recently won in the casino. Jane walked up to the cashier and handed over a cheque for £850,000. The cashier insisted on verifying such a large amount, and so a few minutes later the bank manager appeared to take a look. The bank manager, curious as how Jane came to have so much money, started asking some questions. “How did you get so much money?” “Well”, she replies, “I’m a bit of a gambler.” “Oh, really…” the manager replied, and started to give Jane a lecture about the evils of gambling. “No, really, it’s a lot of fun!” insisted Jane, “for example, I'll bet you £10,000 that your balls are square!” The manager was a bit shocked, but after thinking it through, thought that there was no way he could lose the bet. So they shook hands and went out into the car park so Jane could check his balls. Standing in the car park was a man wearing a gray suit. “This is my solicitor,” said Jane. “He’s here to make sure everything is legit.” “OK” said the bank manager, so Jane stepped up in front of him, unzipped his trousers and gave his balls a good old feel. “You’re right, they’re not square!”, she declared. The manager smiled and looked over to the solicitor, who at this point was banging his head on the car and appeared extremely frustrated. Confused, the manager asked Jane, “What’s wrong with your solicitor?” “Oh, I bet him £100,000 I would have your balls in my hands in 30 minutes or less…”
  17. 13 points
    Really pleased for the OHL fans, this win was purely down to the Pearson Factor....he's at his best once he's left the club.
  18. 13 points
    Lol this was his combined spurs Leicester eleven
  19. 12 points
    Never heard of a human cash machine before!
  20. 12 points
    How come you press harder on a remote control when you know the battery is dead?
  21. 12 points
    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/12389604-4cbb-11e9-9ce9-2870f730ce44 Hamza Choudhury: Meet the Leicester starlet hoping to be first British Asian to play for England Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury says it’s no tougher for players of his ethnic group than anyone else in football, Oliver Kay writes At Leicester City there is a story they like to tell about Hamza Choudhury. It involves one of his first training sessions at the club’s youth academy and a coach having to apologise for the trail of destruction that the seven-year-old left behind him, throwing himself into tackles with an exuberance that terrified some of his peers and indeed their parents. The 21-year-old laughs as he tries to cast his mind back. “I don’t remember it too vividly,” he says. “I think I was just bigger than all the other kids back then. Heavy-footed, heavy-handed.” Everything about the young Choudhury set him apart: not just his size but his talent, his energy and, in particular, his ethnicity. The distinctive hairstyle came later (“even though my mum always used to try to make me get it cut”) but, even at that age, he stood out as a British-Asian boy with a rare gift for football. Fourteen years on, as a British-Asian player with 13 Premier League appearances and five England Under-21 caps to his name, he stands out even more. There are more than 4 million people of South Asian origin living in England, but Choudhury is the only one playing in the Premier League. In fact, there are only a handful playing across the top four divisions. Neil Taylor, the Aston Villa and Wales full back, has a Bengali mother; Danny Batth, the Stoke City defender, is of Punjabi heritage, as is Mansfield Town’s Malvind Benning; Otis Khan, also at Mansfield, is of Pakistani origin. There is excitement about Swansea City’s Yan Dhandha (Indian heritage) and Aston Villa’s Easah Suliman (Pakistani heritage), who have both played for England at youth level, but for now Choudhury, whose father is from Grenada but whose mother and stepfather are Bangladeshi, stands alone in the Premier League. If that sounds like a daunting responsibility for a 21-year-old, as a role model to all those British-Asian boys and girls who are inspired by the sight of him on Match of the Day, he wears it lightly. “A few people have said that and it’s really nice to be recognised in that way,” he says. “It’s encouraging that people will take it in that way.” Zesh Rehman, who played for Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and others in the mid-2000s, knows how it feels to be the standard-bearer for a community. “It’s great to see Hamza getting into the Leicester team and hopefully that can inspire a few more lads to break through and follow in his footsteps,” the 35-year-old, who is playing and coaching in Hong Kong, says. “The floodgates haven’t exactly opened since I was playing in England, but I think we’re at a different stage now. There are kids born here now whose grandparents were born here. They and their families are more ingrained in the culture now. That will help.” Choudhury is a case in point. He says that his social circles, growing up on the outskirts of Leicester, were “very mixed — probably more white than anything”. “Leicester is quite a multicultural city,” he says. “You get people from everywhere. Everyone feels so comfortable with each other, with so many different cultures and religions and people from all over the world, so everyone really feels comfortable and safe.” He grew up in what he calls an “Asian household — all fun and games, everyone laughing all the time and always a house full of people”. He describes his family as “very religious” and he worships at his local mosque “as much as I can”, even though the life of a professional footballer is not always conducive to that. “People have their own opinions and views on religion, but in our culture it’s very much to do with respecting each other and having morals and ways and living by them,” he says. That culture is one that, traditionally, places far greater emphasis on education than on pursuing the remote possibility of a career in professional football. “I can understand why parents in general — not just Asian parents — are a bit unsure about putting their kids downs down that route,” Choudhury says. “If you think about it, it’s a massive gamble to put your whole life solely into something like football and give everything for a number of years when there’s a risk that, at the end of it, you’ll get told you’re not good enough. Parents just want the best for their kids. “The education side is massively important. You can’t take anything for granted in life. Hopefully not — touch wood — but I could get injured tomorrow and never play football again. If that happened, I would still have my BTEC [gained through his scholarship at Leicester] and coaching to fall back on, but you can never be too sure. “They [his parents] have been so supportive and so helpful, coming to watch all the games right from the start. It can’t have been easy to take me to training all the time when it was 5.30pm and they’ve just finished work and have got to get me through Leicester city-centre traffic, but they’ve been such a big part of it. “It’s amazing, the number of hours they must have spent driving me around, taking me to football, waiting around, bringing me back. I know I’m very lucky. If it wasn’t my parents, it was my uncle and I’ve got a few cousins around my age too and they’ve always been really supportive too.” Has he encountered racial abuse? “I had it one time when I was playing an academy game, an away game for the under-10s, I think it was,” he says. “That was a parent. At such a young age, you’re not used to hearing bad language like that coming out of someone’s mouth, so obviously that hurt at the time, but it was dealt with. It happened, we reported it and the people got dealt with. “My mum was really good with me. She let me know when I was growing up that stuff like that might happen at some point. She didn’t want me to walk into the world of football totally blind. As bad as it is, as backward as it is, it happens. It tests you, something like that. It’s the way you deal with it that’s important. “There have been other Asian boys in the academy here. There was one who lived not far from me who was here until under-14s. Another Asian boy was here for a year or so and then he went to Northampton, I think. There are others in the game — I’ve played against Easah at Aston Villa — but no, there aren’t many and I do think that can make it a bit tougher for Asian players to try to motivate themselves and believe they’ve actually got a fair chance of playing at this level.” Even getting to academy level can be hard enough. Last year, Dr Dan Kilvington, a senior lecturer in media, communication and cultures at Leeds Beckett University, anonymously quoted a white scout at a professional club as saying: “They [Asians] don’t like physical contact. I think that’s their problem. Why are they good at cricket? Why are they absolutely exceptional at squash? Why do they not participate in any other sports where there is physical contact.” The scout in question clearly cannot have watched Choudhury in action, particularly his performances in Leicester’s victories over Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton over Christmas. Certain preconceptions persist, though. Those preconceptions exist about young English footballers in any case — the products of the modern academy system routinely dismissed as “too soft” to start matches in the Premier League — and it is reasonable to assume that it is harder still for a young Asian player to make the breakthrough. Adil Nabi, who played alongside Jordan Pickford and Raheem Sterling for England at under-15 and under-16 level, was named in West Bromwich Albion’s match-day squad in the Premier League on several occasions but was unable to make the breakthrough at first-team level and is now, aged 25, looking to revive his career with OFI Crete in the Greek Super League. Asked whether he feels it was especially hard for him to fulfil his potential, as a player of Pakistani origin, he says: “It would be silly to say otherwise. You can only sink or swim if you’re given that chance. It’s hard enough for a white boy to get that chance, so imagine how hard it is for an Asian boy.” Choudhury says he has never felt disadvantaged owing to his ethnicity? “No, never,” he says. “My family wouldn’t let me think that way and Leicester, as a club, wouldn’t ever make anyone feel that way. I just used to come along and enjoy it. “I’m quite a straightforward person. If I want to try to do something, I’m just going to give it all my all. I think some people can tie themselves in knots mentally before they’ve even give it a go if they think, ‘I’ve got no chance.’ I don’t really know how best to explain it, but if you really just believe in yourself and you think that everyone is on a level playing field, then you can give it everything.” It must be easier to make the breakthrough if you are fortunate enough to be at one of those clubs — increasingly rare in the Premier League and the Sky Bet Championship — with a willingness to develop young talent. Choudhury is grateful to Claude Puel, Leicester’s former manager, for giving him the opportunity to break into the first-team squad. He has not figured in Brendan Rodgers’s first three games in charge, but is encouraged by everything he has seen and heard so from the new manager. Choudhury also talks about drawing inspiration from Ben Chilwell breaking into the Leicester team before him and how the progression of players such as Chilwell, Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi gives him the belief that he too can use the England Under-21 team as a stepping stone to the senior squad. He was part of the England team that won the Toulon Tournament last summer and won his fifth under-21 cap against Poland on Thursday evening. His overriding focus is on Leicester, but naturally he hopes one day to become the first British-Asian player to represent England. “There is no bigger achievement in football than representing your country,” he says. In the same way that he feels inspired by the young players, he knows that boys and girls in the British-Asian community, particularly in Leicester, feel inspired by his progress. He is one of their own.
  22. 12 points
    I think Corbyn and May deserve a bit more credit than they receive, I've not seen the country this united in years: Every single citizen hates the shit cvnts.
  23. 11 points
    No He makes more sense than I do.... to the non innituated,and none affliluated ....Wheel -happy-clappers-shunters-club....!!
  24. 11 points
    Wonder if Claude was asked if he wanted to go ? would have been a nice thought.
  25. 10 points
  26. 10 points
    Agreed - the club's hierarchy display a consistent cloth ear towards it. As with the Banks statue they often opt for doing nothing and opportunities for doing something interesting are missed. A corporate lack of imagination seems to characterise our club, unfortunately.
  27. 10 points
    What happened to Cheese's Dinosaur?
  28. 10 points
    Do you think we should swap the Kop and the family stand?
  29. 10 points
    Only a few have "turned" I think. Most people realise he is good and would like to keep him but see £65m as a great price, probably too good to turn down. X
  30. 10 points
    Amazing how this forum has turned on Maguire. He's our best central defender by an absolute mile.
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  32. 10 points
    It doesn't make sense. If you "accidentally" killed your child or discovered them "accidentally" dead, bearing in mind the timescales would indicate that death had occurred recently, probably recently enough for a person who was not only a parent, but also a doctor, to attempt to resuscitate? Being from medical background would give them a huge advantage in attempting to save the life of their daughter and would increase the attempt to "preserve life" even more than parental bond alone. I doubt your average person/parent would think "shit, we accidentally/not accidentally killed our daughter, lets dispose of the evidence and pretend she was kidnapped?". You would have to assume at that point that even putting to one side the shock, grief etc that the chances of successfully pulling off the disposal of dead child are next to zero. We are not talking about master criminals here, but "normal" professional parents who, based on the hypothesis that they "discovered" their daughter dead, their immediate reaction was to make the body "disappear" with only a few minutes to play with, in surroundings they were unfamiliar with to such an extent that it still hasn't been found? And then carry on the charade in the full glare of the world media that she was taken by someone else?
  33. 10 points
    Been out to dinner with some of the family including my Celtic supporting brother in law... I let him be the one to bring Brendan up. I also let him build up his complaints to make it even more satisfying when I turned it back on him with O'Neill and Lennon but my mother of all people beat me to it! Didn't know the old girl had it in her.
  34. 10 points
    I’ve got a list of all of Spurs’ Premier League title wins on my arm
  35. 9 points
  36. 9 points
    I think we should see who we can beat in the PL first so far we’ve not been very good at doing that.
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  38. 9 points
    Looked to me as Oliver was apologising to him when he booked him.
  39. 9 points
    Just went to see a faith healer perform. He was rubbish even a bloke in a wheelchair got up and walked out
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    Will be my 5 year old son's first ever match. Praying for a better result than we've managed against them in the Premier League.
  42. 9 points
    He does it in private?
  43. 9 points
    Selling a player like Chilwell poses quite the dilemma. He's come through our academy, we've invested the time into developing him and if he left that would be quite galling seeing as we are yet to see the best of him, even if he's progressing and improving every week. But thinking about things differently, a ton of money received can be used to reinvest back into the team. Look at Liverpool who reinvested the Coutinho money into Van Dijk and Allison and are now mounting a real title challenge as a result. But then look at Spurs who reinvested the money received for Gareth Bale on some fairly mediocre players. Or Southampton that just pocketed the money for the execs! (Luckily that won't happen to us). I'd personally want us to keep the team we currently have, but I can definitely see one "marquee" player leaving for crazy sums to fund our other transfer activity. I expected that to be Maguire, but suppose it could also be Chilwell. Both are definitely replaceable and I guess the "sensible" thing to do is to act a bit like a Premier League version of Sevilla / Dortmund / Monaco, selling one star player each summer for an over-inflated price, and bringing in a more than capable replacement either through the youth team or signed for a cheaper price. As long as we don't go mad and sell too many players, it's probably a good way to steadily improve the squad and club over a long term period, which is clearly the current strategy.
  44. 9 points
    Before the championship winning team, muzzy for me was the best player I had seen play for city. Maybe one of the few from that oneill team that would have got into the title winning team.
  45. 9 points
    20 million and Mahrez back and we’ll have Tierney for that money and buy Youri to boot. That’d do pig, that’d do.
  46. 8 points
    I think your woefully misinformed my friend, for example he actually played for Celtic long before he was manager. Throughout Celtic's history our most prominent figures have been protestant, Jock Stein, Kenny Dalglish, Danny McGrain, Scott Brown, etc, etc. I could go on all day. It was Rangers who had the Sectarian policy up until the early 1990's so much so that a legendary quote of Jock Stein's was that if he was given the choice of signing a catholic or a protestant he would always sign the latter as he knew Rangers would never sign the former. All the above aside it's dark ages stuff all this religon nonsense, it's football I'm and we all should be interested in. As long as folk like yourself continue to pontificate about religon within football the problems associated with it will never go away. In short, give it a rest.
  47. 8 points
    Exactly the same. As per usual, I agree and think completely the opposite to AKCJ. Chilwell is destined to become a superb LB imo and far more difficult to replace long term than Maguire.
  48. 8 points
    Dier going off injured was the catalyst for tonight's result.
  49. 8 points
    And let's not forget Karen Matthews. That's how you're supposed to look when your kid goes missing
  50. 8 points
    True but now we know what brexit is beginningto look like rather than an abstract idea we should have the chance to vote on it. Bit like buying a house, it looks great so you put an offer in. Then you do the survey and it's got damp, subsidence and the extension didn't have planning permission. You then knowing the facts decide it's not as good as you initially thought. We as a nation we should have the final say. Not any one else. If knowing the facts we still vote to leave then that's fine we all have to go with it. That's democracy. Right now leavers seem scared of a second vote as they think they'll lose this time round. If the mood of the country has changed we have to vote again. This isn't even taking into account proven election fraud and the proven lies of the leave campaign.
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