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  1. Getting rid of Andy King would remove a significant piece of 'memory' from the team. Would be surprised if Puel took such drastic action judging by his desire to integrate new ideas rather than overhaul outright.
  2. New training ground

    I wonder if the training ground move involves disposing of the current stadium site as well for a 'modern' purpose built complex? Just a thought.
  3. Micky Adams on 5Live

    There was that stat for the relegation season where (off top of my head) if all games had ended after 80 minutes we would have been comfortably top half or something along that line anyway.
  4. Manuel Pellegrini

    He would also get the best out of Riyad Mahrez in whatever time he is still with us. Boosting his value at the least meaning the manager's salary would pay for itself.
  5. Swansea (A) Match Thread

    Great play by Mahrez. Anyone still doubting his worth to this team needs a reality check...
  6. So what's wrong?

    Great opening post. I think it's very clear the club has no infrastructure in place - I remember reading an excellent article about Southampton's setup which scouts not just players but coaches and managers too. There's a desperate short-termism which was punctuated with an impossible premier league win. Nigel Pearson to his credit created a 'setup' but behind that there must be from the board down a professional set of processes and principles in place. These are clearly lacking and can be seen in how poorly the academy - despite millions of pounds of investment - continues to produce very little talent. The same people have been at the club too long. The footballing world has changed considerably in the past 5 years with the advent of data and analytics. The club has not embraced that change since Pearson left. The result will be a merry-go-round of managers and an inevitable death march, in the same vain as Sunderland, Villa, Newcastle and many others.
  7. Next City Manager?

    Jesus the lack of ambition in some of these posts is incredible.
  8. West Brom (H) Match Thread

    Shakespeare has 45 minutes to save his job and possibly his management career.
  9. Is Shakespeare the right man for the job?

    My fear now is we can easily slide into the short-termism that has completely destroyed Sunderland. Appointments made to stave off relegation, a slew of poor big money signings with each new regime, massive increases in wage bills and a poisonous dressing room culture that effectively decides squad selection. It's not far-fetched and something to be very weary of once Shakespeare is sacked.
  10. Is Shakespeare the right man for the job?

    We're still trying to play a rapid, fast counter attacking style no different from 2-3 years ago. During which time bodies have grown older and more weary. And of course opposition teams have evolved far faster than we have meaning our tactics look even more basic than they did a few seasons ago. I'm not sure why we have no 'plan B' in terms of trying to calm games down - at the moment we seem to default to playing deeper and deeper as the game progresses, much like we did under Ranieri last season. The opening has been tough but I fear it will take several games against 'lesser' opposition to break free of the defensive/deep mindset which will inevitably sap confidence. I'm not so sure we'll get much from the next 3 games. I'm hoping I'm very wrong.
  11. Drinkwater

    Let's add some perspective. Danny Drinkwater has been a Leicester player since 2012. He's given us 5 years of his career - 1/3rd or even 1/2 of his peak footballing career (he's 27, he has approximately 5 years left in the premiership). He's tasted success, he wants more. He's on the edge of the England team. Realistically we can't offer regular European football, cup finals or more league titles, not in the near future. Chelse can. Anyone of us would if offered the opportunity to take the last part of your career farther you would. We will miss him once he's gone, just like Kante, Mahrez and probably Schmeical/Vardy at some point too. Losing players the calibre of DD means we are growing up as a club. It's normal for bigger players to lose stars, but what sets bigger clubs apart from the mediocre is the ability to replace them. I think we can. I'd prefer to thank DD not begrudge him - for giving the fans the kind of glory none of us thought we'd ever experience in our lifetime. For going about his job diligently, without drama. For making the long-balls look sexy on TV. He's a great, hard-working player and he will do fantastically well in a Chelsea team that enjoys playing solid defensive counter attacking football. If he goes either tomorrow or in January I wish him all the best in the next phase of his career.
  12. Actually that's a very very important point hadn't considered that.
  13. Gylfi Sigurdsson

    Buying Sigurdsson even with the sale of Drinkwater would mean Leicester would be one of the biggest net spenders this summer and probably take us in to the top 6 wage bills league. Most likely a dangerous financial position to be in especially with possible legal action on the horizon against the owners. Just saying...
  14. My synopsis of this years Squad

    I'm reality that's a 4-5-1 which is where we've often struggled. I'm never quite sure what formation we play as invariably much of last season was spent hoofing it.
  15. It's been clear for a long while now there's no strategy/philosophy guiding the team anymore. Ranieri tried to instil one and failed miserably with almost exactly the same 11. The rest of the season is going to be quite long, and embarrassing by the looks of it.
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