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  1. Schmeichel - 7 (couldn't really fault him for anything) Pereira - 6 (5 for first half, 7 for second) Evans - 7 (as solid as ever, just got caught out by pace a couple of times) Soyuncu - 8 (overall MotM, Harry who ?) Fuchs - 7 (6 for his first half, 8 for his second) Ndidi - 6 (5 for first half, 7 for second) Perez - 6 (5 for his performance as a right winger, 7 for those moments when he played where he should, in the middle) Tielemans - 6 (not yet the player of last season) Choudhury - 7 (8 for his first half, when he was our most effective midfielder - especially going forward, 6 for his second) Maddison - 7 (5 for first half, 9 for second) Vardy - 6 (if only he had some support - and people passed to him when they should have done) Praet - 7 (looked very good when he came on, far more robust than Tielemans) Albrighton - 6 (he always makes a difference, but wasn't on long enough)
  2. Stand out player for me is a toss up between Caglar and Harv. I suppose CS shades it, because he performed over the 90 minutes, but Barnes changed the whole dynamic of the game when he came on. Chilwell had a 'mare, it's been a long time since I've seen anyone so dozy, it looked like he was still on the beach ! He really does need to wake up and realise the seasons started. We might forgive SOME doziness (it's him or 'Old Christian'), but if he continues to play this badly, his England place could so easily be lost. I also agree with you foxinsox, the set piece deliveries were atrocious. Maddsison couldn't take a decent corner to save his life. I'm amazed BR stuck with him for the whole 90 minutes, when so many others could have done a better job - Tielemans all match and Barnes & Albrighton when they came on.
  3. With all the talk of Maguire going and whether we should buy a replacement - or find his successor among the Squad's (many) existing Centre Backs, no one has mentioned Amartey as a possibility. He came to us as a utility player who could play at Right Back, Centre Back and Defensive Midfield, but MOST of his experience at Copenhagen and Djurgardens was at CENTRE BACK. Indeed, nearly all of his 22 International caps for Ghana has been at Centre Back. It has only been because of the squad depth at Centre Back in recent years, that Claudio, Shaky and Puel have not played him there - and because all 3 used him as an emergency Right Back or Defensive Midfield player, that they seemed to forget his Centre Back CV (even getting cover in for that position, like Dragovic). Perhaps BR might feel he needs to give him a go there - and a FULLY FIT Amartey might just be the man to replace a departing Maguire ?
  4. https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/filip-benkovic-set-first-leicester-3130446 City side also likely to include Elliott Moore and George Hirst.
  5. Pascanu has just signed a new contract:- https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/leicester-city-retained-list-dewsbury-2955373 I agree, I think he could become a key First team squad player this season - and there a few saying the same, in response to the Mercury article:- https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/leicester-city-fans-call-alex-3007922
  6. Thanks. Interesting that the report talks of Rob Mackenzie possibly coming back. He had a good reputation, I seem to remember ?
  7. Who was Head of the Academy ? Had Waldron been with us any time - I'd never heard of him before this ?
  8. Hi Bonanza, do you know / have you heard, if OHL are going to introduce an English version of their website this summer ? I emailed the Club a couple of years ago to ask that and they replied to say they would, "in the near future". I've lost their email and so don't know who it was that sent it. Do you know - or can you find out from someone at the Club ? Update: I posted this on the site rather than messaged Bonanza, in case others in Belgium (perhaps Leuven or Lizhang ?) might know, or could find out.
  9. What are the 2 games left - who plays who and when ? I know this weekend, OHL are at Tubize and Roeselare are at Lommel, so I guess the final round is OHL home to Lommel and Roeselare home to Tubize - but are they on the last weekend in April ? Also, I can't work out if Goal Difference comes into play in this Relegation Round, or (as you suggest, Lizhang) it only applies when regular season stats are considered.
  10. No, still no news of the Head of Recruitment. A return for Walsh has been mentioned as a possibility (he is out of work), along with Lee Congerton (I think most - with the exception of our Manager - wouldn't want him). Personally I would look at new blood - possibly Sven Mislintat, ex-Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
  11. I'm fairly sure Steve Walsh was also at Chelsea when Rodgers was there. UPDATE: Yes, I've checked; Walsh was a Scout at Chelsea from 1990 to 2006; Rodgers was Youth Team Coach there, 2004 to 2008. Both worked under Jose - and credit him as a bit of a Mentor - so have something in common ! Interestingly, Congerton joined Chelsea in 2005, as a Youth Team Coach and took on a Youth Scouting role when Walsh left.
  12. We now know which 'so called' Celtic experts, know anything. Chris Sutton said (a couple of days ago) Rodgers was likely to be moving, John Hartson said (only this morning) that, "there was no way he'd move" !
  13. Stowell will stay, no matter what - he's a fixture at the KP (like Rudders - he'll only go when he collects his pension !) - and Rodgers isn't bringing Celtic's Goalkeeping Coach. I would have thought there's a good chance Sadler will leave, he's been with us a relatively short time.
  14. Strictly speaking, I think Matt Reeves is 'Head of Fitness & Conditioning', so I guess he could work under a 'Performance Director', which is a bit of a wider role.
  15. He was an Academy Coach from 2005 to 2007 - under (then) Academy Manager, Jon Rudkin. He did that while completing a Sports Science degree at Loughborough (and his initial UEFA Coaching badges). I speculated that those links might have helped 'oil the wheels' of the Rodgers deal.
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