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  1. Puel

    I like his style. Young blood being brought in. Some lovely one touch football. Hoofball gone. Quick on the break when we want it. Players playing for each other and creating space. Mahrez invigorated since he came. Morgan looks more assured playing alongside Maguire. After some of the dullest, drab football I have witnessed over the past season or more I wondered if we would ever achieve anything again. I am really optimistic with this guy (and Appleton) in charge. They are again a pleasure to watch.
  2. Songs that make you cringe ?

    When you're smiling - the way we sing it. It's not a flamin' race!!!! Hate it.
  3. Puel

    Some of the football we played yesterday was sublime. Much as I liked Shakespeare we were going nowhere with him. Puel has changed a lot since he came and I have to say, I am impressed with him so far.
  4. The Claude Puel Era - what will he bring?

    I'm impressed with him so far for giving youth their chance. There are also signs we are passing the ball better instead of hoof and hope. Iborra has made a big difference in midfield but it is clear other players are beginning to flourish after some of the dire football we have witnessed over the past 18 months or so. Hopefully this is evidence of City now moving in the right direction.
  5. Riyad Mahrez - The great Artist

    Big improvement from him tonight and rewarded with a fabulous goal. That is what Mahrez can offer. Maybe being subbed on Saturday and a few words of advice from Puel has focused his mind. I hope we see more of this.
  6. Riyad Mahrez - The great Artist

    All I want from him is to drift past two or three defenders, something he is very capable of, and then pass to somebody in space. Yet again on Saturday he created the space and put the ball through for Vardy but his touch was so heavy it went out for a corner. He is capable of better than this.
  7. Riyad Mahrez - The great Artist

    I don't have Netflix and don't particularly want it. However, as I said, I am only commenting on what I have seen over this season and last rather than on a documentary which will obviously have been edited to show what they want to show. I have no doubts it is a very good documentary.
  8. Riyad Mahrez - The great Artist

    I can only comment on what I, as a layman see. I have seen too many YouTube clips to take any internet offerings too seriously. Remember Kaebi? As I say he is a good player but I am not as impressed with him as others are. There were instances on Saturday where he had taken out two players and our midfield were in clear space. Unfortunately he continued his run by which time he was crowded out and lost the ball. As a midfielder I would have been pretty peed off with him. On one occasion he put a beautiful pass through for Vardy to run onto. Great idea but it was so heavy it ran out of play. To me these are the differentials between a good player and an exceptional one.
  9. Riyad Mahrez - The great Artist

    I must be one of the few who doesn't think Mahrez is as good as many make him out to be. He is undoubtedly a good player but how often does he breeze past two or three tackles and then get himself crowded out when there are options to get rid? How many times does he get himself into a good shooting position only to take another touch and the chance is gone? Watching him last season, and this season he seems to be making the same mistakes time and time again and ultimately losing possession. No doubting he is a good player who was outstanding in our Premiership winning season but I feel he has been sussed out and now presents little else. With his close ball control and mazy runs he should be opening up defences, taking defenders out before making the killing pass but it just is not happening as much as it could and should. I sometimes wonder whether it is the players' faults or something to do with training.
  10. Iheanacho

    Harry Kane was crap for us. Just saying.........................
  11. England squad

    The last few performances I have seen from England have been pretty dire as far as drive and energy are concerned. Hopefully a change from the 'old guard' and a chance to bring some younger players in will freshen the team up. I'm always impressed how Germany turn out successful teams full of young talent whilst we carry on with the old faithfuls and hope they will get better. Some strange choices there, I agree, but at least Southgate is giving youth a chance.
  12. The Iborra Thread

    Reminded me very much of Cambiasso in the performance he put on. He seemed to have time on the ball, even under pressure and was always available for a pass. He made the game look simple, nothing fancy from him but he was able to bring others into the game. He could be a massive influence over the rest of the season and should be very influential on the likes of Ndidi. A class act.
  13. Swansea post match 2-1

    Iborra was magnificent today. Held the ball, calmed things down and was authoritative in midfield. The ship looked a lot more settled with him in the middle.
  14. Benalouane

    I don't know why he gets so much flak. He's not the best but neither is he the worst and he has never let us down. I have seen some disasters over the years and some I would never like to see again (Denis Wise!!) but for the money he cost he has served us well.
  15. Newcastle want Morgan?!?!

    Earlier in the season Wes has looked like a rabbit stuck in the headlights and many goals could be attributed to his poor positional play or inability to dominate. Much as I like him he has looked very vulnerable and is not going to get any better.. Whether we sell him or not is immaterial but we definitely need a younger, quicker and more dominant CB. At times Wes has looked more like a lumbering carthorse. He has been a good servant to LCFC but unless shielded by those around him he is looking progressively more susceptible.