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  1. 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.
  2. 16 points
    The girl who sits next to me at matches (a level-headed sort) went to school with Hamza and said he's one of the nicest blokes you could meet. How reliable are your sources? Of course, someone can start off as a nice bloke and become arrogant by getting wealth and status but.........
  3. 16 points
    Time: 14.02. New record. Congratulations
  4. 14 points
  5. 12 points
  6. 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.
  7. 8 points
    Oh there’s absolutely no doubt he’d come, we’d all be buzzing, debut comes around - he fails to take his man on on the outside, cuts inside and plays a dodgy pass back to Evans... ”well that’s that then that Chow-Mein is shit **** sake BOOOO get out of my club, well done Congerton you **** YOU’VE RUINED MY CLUB! These owners don’t deserve this I’m ASHAMED! I’ve paid my money I’ll say what I like and he earns a **** ton a week he can take my abuse BOOO!”
  8. 7 points
    All of a sudden? Try 3 months but well done to holding your hands up, realising and waking up to the fact.
  9. 7 points
    Stop trolling for goodness sake. Because they got him in to cover an injury of another player who then recovered faster then they were expecting. That is why. Andy is a top professional who has always stepped up and done what we have asked of him. He scored some important goals in all of our promotion seasons, as well as playing an integral part in our great escape. He then stepped in and covered where required in the title winning season, again scoring some important goals to keep our momentum. He also stepped in and did incredibly well in our Champions League campaign. He deserved better treatment after all that, Puel was awful to him. We owe him a much better respect. Some people have such short memories.
  10. 7 points
  11. 6 points
    Because it goes towards the Xmas pot.
  12. 6 points
    Let’s not start chicken counting just yet .... all depends on which Leicester turns up .... fingers crossed peeps.
  13. 6 points
  14. 5 points
  15. 5 points
    Am I being thick or missing something or did nothing Rodgers say indicate there was a problem? He said they missed a session, he didn't say it was an unapproved absence? He said they weren't currently injured, they could still have missed that session through illness, a tight muscle, a bit of a bruise, not to mention any number of personal reasons. If Chilwell had been AWOL, the very next sentence wouldn't be "but he'll be back in the squad on Wednesday" would it? I get people are worried by our form but this thread is, 1000% in a nutshell, what's wrong with football social media. You're all acting like gossipy schoolgirls. Give it a rest.
  16. 5 points
    Small club mentality there. Yes it's great where we are, yes I wouldn't have believed you 5 years ago if you told me what would happen. Fact is though, it has happened and we are in a position to raise our expectations as fans. If we go shit again and start our seasons with the hope we might just scrape the play offs, then yes your statement rings true. But we are currently trying to keep top 4 so we can really build something and putting up with the quality of what we have been watching for the last 5 games becomes unacceptable.
  17. 5 points
    Whats the difference with Mee's handball and the one we conceded a pen for on Caglar? Mee leans into the ball and it hits his arm. Not trying to find excuses, as I really only blaming the team for this avoidable loss.
  18. 5 points
    Can everyone slag off Kasper, genuine scientific experiment
  19. 5 points
    He just needs his own crowd song to encourage him to peak performance. This one has definite potential....
  20. 5 points
    Harvey Weinstein pretending to be disabled or sick or whatever the **** he's trying to do. Jesus Christ can you be any more shameful.
  21. 5 points
  22. 5 points
    Not to mention that Liverpool won the lottery with Coutinho. He’s no better than, for example, Mahrez but they got twice as much for him as we managed.
  23. 4 points
    1. We’ve scouted him. Along with a whole host of other clubs. 2. Due to him signalling an unwillingness to sign a new contract, he can leave on a free in 30/06/21. So 18 months left. Every passing transfer window, his value plummets. 3. He’d be an offensive upgrades to many teams across Europe but operates more as a LWB, rather than a LB. 5 goals and 6 assists in 19 appearances this season. 4. He’s Brazilian but holds an Italian passport. So EU rules would allow him to get an work permit across Europe. Only 1 game for Brazil, so a work permit may be more difficult in the UK. Who knows what happens come the 31st January!!! 5. He is suspect defensively, which is one of the main reasons teams haven’t opted to take him. He could have joined Inter from Galatasary for €8,500,000, whilst he was on loan. He didn’t exactly set the world alight. He’d be a gamble. Similar to Ricardo when he arrived maybe?
  24. 4 points
  25. 4 points
    The only poor game in the recent run has been Southampton. Villa cup match and today we created decent chances but didn't convert. No reason to panic currently.
  26. 4 points
    Was a kick in the teeth for sure but I think it was more a case of one of those games. Pope played a blinder, Vardy missed a penalty, and Evans made a rare error that they immediately cashed in. Pope fails to make that save at the start of the 2nd half and its 2-0 game over. Foxes will finish top 4 for sure because there is no way MUFC or Wolve make up 11 points in 15 games. Don't see Chelsea catching Foxes either. Its been a rough patch but I think there is a lot of misplaced pessimism about where things are at.
  27. 4 points
    Shove it up your arse, along with possession stats and any other stats you wanna skew things with.
  28. 4 points
    Found it for you all mum in bath https://www.xvideos.com/video52394749/mom_was_taking_a_bath
  29. 4 points
    I find it pretty horrible as well. The whites are special, smacking huge number on the back doesn't really feel in keeping with Test Cricket. More dumbing down to be honest, cricket fans could usually work out who was who, now people just don't have the attention span for that.
  30. 4 points
    With them 15pts behind us and 16 games left before the match today solitary points don't cut it for Tottenham if they have any hope of catching us. Man Utd are now our biggest threats for a top four place. It would be massive tomorrow if we could beat Burnley and Liverpool win at home against Man Utd.
  31. 4 points
    The Labour Party played politics with the county’s future ....... and lost ....... they let down the vast middle ground of the electorate who voted leave/remain but weren’t hard brexit/were content to respect the result. May’s soft brexit was a reasonable compromise and labour are responsible for the harder version that we are likely to get now. I’m surprised how little the MSM have delved into this........ it’s actually unforgivable given how this has played out with the country suffering tremendously economically and another 11 months at least still to go ....... maybe longer .......
  32. 4 points
    I think this is the game where we turn it around and get back to playing like a top team.
  33. 4 points
    Spot on..!! .Though sometimes a few well Aimed wise words & coaching,can also Work wonders. Some fans easily forget his good moments and Good tackles during the same games,where mistakes were so obvious where he or any other player know they Need to improve und Pick up on. For some reason its not clicking for him on a consistent & confidence level. Bench Time could allow him Time to reasses his own game & Set up,plus where he can refind that form,that got him his 1st International caps.. Though..Its also unfair to presume he carries an afluence of arrogance that he believes hes undroppable, and is playing his best football,plus has nothing more to learn. I am sure they are hurting and realise there is still hard Work ahead. Also the whole Backline have to question,how come they have leaked more goals in this period,even when ignoring the Man.City & L'pool results. Instability in midfield has also led to defensive lapses. I still believe we can see, positive Partnerships in Chills & Barnes, also Chills & Gray. It just needs some more targetted disciplined work. Again the DM stability would help. Choudhoury has had more Good games,but like some others didnt find his game against Southampton. Whatever the selection and set up, BRodgers has got it right more times than not,and hell alot more Times than pre-Match suggestions from fans..!!
  34. 4 points
    I mean firstly, Hirst as well as our other youth options haven't ever played at a level where you can say they would even get a game for Forest. Secondly, an injury to Vardy and I'd be crowing for Nacho and/or Perez to be our front line. Thirdly, we don't have a rotten record with young players, we have a pretty good record with young players; Chilwell and Barnes being very out of form doesn't suddenly give us a rotten record. I'm all for giving young players a chance, don't get me wrong - but it isn't just a case of throwing all the U23s into the team when we go through a rough patch just because they're doing well in the U23 league, which I believe is generally populated with younger teams than ours. Which isn't to denigrate our U23 players, they're clearly doing well right now and I hope it continues - but they're not suddenly all ready for first team football for the team 3rd in the Prem just based on that. I'm hoping Rodgers maybe gives one or two some time against Brentford in the cup from the bench or something like that, and maybe a few bench cameos in the league if we're lucky to be in a position to do so, but just throwing young players into the first team willy nilly isn't going to magically solve all of our problems.
  35. 3 points
    He's got 3 goals and 2 assists in the Greek super league. Hardly impressive, just because he scored vs Spurs forsn't mean he's that good. I'd want better.
  36. 3 points
    I am in no way at all surprised words from a manager have been blown out of proportion by Stringer/Radio Leicester.
  37. 3 points
    Point being that you could and probably should have had a second penalty; but you could and probably should have had your goal disallowed. Even in just the one game, it worked both ways. (Though with Taylor refereeing, it's pot luck what he gives and what he doesn't.)
  38. 3 points
    Perspective is required. Sure we're doing badly, but we are lucky that we have just regressed to everyone else's mean, with a huge points buffer to help us out. I'm confident we will start to hit form before we run into any real issues.
  39. 3 points
    I don't get why this thread is still open. So much bullshit and rumours floating around. It really doesn't take much for a journo to come on here and add fuel to the fire and put it on their their rags based on no evidence but instead something posted on here. Something which could be totally untrue but gets blown out of proportion when it reaches social media.
  40. 3 points
    Loada bollocks. End discussion.
  41. 3 points
    Nah, it's just that he's the second worst player in the universe. After Harvey Barnes, of course.
  42. 3 points
  43. 3 points
    Nice to see you being supportive of ALL the players..
  44. 3 points
    Its lazy opinions. He had no end product, but he's improved. Could still improve, but he's much better than a couple of years back, but people just pedal the same opinion because the can't be arsed to form new ones. Pretty much like most of our highly paid pundits really.
  45. 3 points
    Well as long as we win it will have !! ...
  46. 3 points
    I'm a small businessman and a lifelong Labour voter but I now despair at the mediocre losers vying for the leadership of this great party. Heads are once again deeply buried in the sand if anyone believes that any of these people can do any better than second again. The problem as I see it is this: the populace has moved to the right for whatever reason, so any new leader has to either move the party to the right and betray the very reasons the party exists, or attempt to convince the people that the fairness and more equal policies of a left leaning Labour Party offers an alternative to the right wing Tories. Corbyn and his team tried this and failed spectacularly. None of these candidates exude leadership of a party let alone a country, but once again we will get someone like RLB who is loved by conference and unions and will be seen as a total non entity among the general population utterly devoid of gravitas and experience. I honestly am in despair with this appalling mess. There is zero chance of convincing people to accept sacrifices in the short term for long term gain - the climate catastrophe which is not only in our faces but smashing into us is a case in point, we humans want to hear cosy lies rather than the hard truth and we are dying to keep hearing them - literally! The voices shouting for action on this existential crisis are world renowned, knowledgeable, loved and respected but still few people are listening. What chance of any of these candidates reaching the people of middle England and getting into power? Sure there will be a lot of traditional Labour voters who will support ANY leader but it will not be enough to get into power and change things. So we end up with the choice - principles or power. I'm convinced that the climate emergency is the single greatest threat to humanity ever, so for me any leader who can make other world leaders listen would get my vote, unfortunately unless David Attenborough decides to stand I don't see anyone of any political colour who can command the attention of even minor players on the World stage to arrest our suicidal slide into extinction. RLB will probably win, talk of new beginnings and fairness, sacrifice and the need for real action on the climate..... and lose heavily again at the next G.E. People choose what they believe, and people don't want to believe in the appalling truth of planetary extinction - not just an important issue, it's in reality the only issue facing us today. Principle or power? Maybe neither choice is enough any more.
  47. 3 points
    Yes, a few years back the club just took into account the past 2 seasons. Maybe they should scrap any points for having a ST altogether and go purely on away points gathered. Keep the past 5 years or whatever but at 1 point per away game. ST holders before members still but at least a STH who joined this season but went to 20 aways in the last 5 years has a better chance than a STH who went to 0 away games but had his ST for 5+ years.
  48. 3 points
    Why does the Maguire move annoy you? 80M for him is incredible and it allowed Soy to come through and be a better player.
  49. 3 points
    Rightly or wrongly, what other fans remember is that by the end of 2014, Leicester City had received approx £140 million in share capital and loans from the owners, and that under previous owners you had paid 2p in the pound towards the cost of the new stadium. (Is that second part factually accurate? It's certainly widely believed.) I know Sean Dyche is widely mocked for mentioning (perhaps more than once!) that Leicester had financial advantages over Burnley, but it's undoubtedly true that they did.
  50. 3 points
    From what I've heard hes a really sound bloke. Rumours of him having his head turned and he wants to leave sound pretty far fetched to me, he signed a new 6 year contract last year. From what I can see hes a massive confidence player and is struggling with that. Some time away from the firing line may help. Booing him / claiming he wants out are hardly going to help him.
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