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  1. City away shirt sale

    Been down to the stadium, white shirts only showing as 50% off in store. Ordered online and got 75% the shirt AND printing AND premier league badge. came to a total of £16.25 with Vardy 9. (plus I had £5 credit, so only £11.25! Bargain!) click and collect may may take a few days though.
  2. Stoke post match 1-1

    I’ve not read through all 17 pages of comments, but I can imagine what is in there, and my comments will probably be very similar, but i’ll Throw my 2 pennies worth in anyway. Some of our players are overrated and need to work on basic issues; Chilwell gives the ball away too much in his own half. He can burst forward well, but he needs to learn to be a defender first and foremost. Every time he got the ball in our own half, I expected him to give it away, which he usually did. I’m a big fan of Simpson due to him being the opposite of the above. He knows he is a defender, and rarely does anything stupid, or give much away. Why oh why though does he not learn how to cross the ball when he does get into advanced positions? Time after time when we were attacking, he got the ball in space around 20 yards out on the right, but refused to play the ball in? If it’s because he knows he is no good at it, then spend time in training perfecting it!! Gray. He has no end product I’m sorry to say, and people need to crawl out of his arse. He’s started to try and cross the ball, and play people in, (which is better than always cutting inside and shooting from 20 yards, like he used to), however he rarely actually produces anything. His crossing and passing is poor. General issues: Our set pieces today were woeful. I can’t honestly remember any getting past the first man, whether that be corners or free kicks. Any team having 10 corners against us in a game would probably score from 3 of them right now, and yet we can’t deliver the ball into a dangerous area. As others have said, the team selection today just didn’t add up. Silva, who has shown in his few appearances so far that he has an eye for a pass, didn’t get a sniff of a game, even though he didn’t feature last weekend? Surely it can’t be a fitness issue now. James is our new “king” in that he’s a solid back up player, but when we have Iborra and Silva available, he shouldn’t be starting I’m afraid. We are clearly missing Okazaki, but Gray just doesn’t complement Vardy at all. For all the stick Iheanacho gets, he seems a better choice as a link up player with Vardy. I hate to say it, but if we are in with a shout of being “best of the rest”, it’s only the case at the minute because the rest are equally just as bad. I believe Everton have taken 9 points from the last 10 games, and Burnley haven’t won in 10 games, and yet we still can’t break away from them. Says it all currently.
  3. Smelly supporters

    Despite local police denying that the incident even occurred, large numbers of Sunderland fans have still reported witnessing a huge pile of $h!t at the Stadium of Light this weekend, and claim that it is not an isolated incident, stating that it has been a regular occurrence inside the ground for at least the past 2 seasons........................... 🤣🤣
  4. Smelly supporters

    I sit in SK1, I’ve had a new seat for this season, and I go on my own, I want to know if this is me!! It’s not going to make me wash more, but I will try and start more Mexican waves if it is me!!!
  5. Stoke away - 12.30pm, Sat 4 Nov

    First time driving to the bet365, any recommendations of places to park near the ground?
  6. New chants and songs

    Claude Puel, Woah, Claude Puel, Woah, The man was born in France, He’s got no ****ing chance!! 😂 👍
  7. Next City Manager?

    Here’s my oddball list of managers that could end up being in the frame, make of it what you will........ Aitor Karanka Steve Bruce Gary Rowett Guus Hiddink Carlos Carvalhal Garry Monk I think a couple of these are the ones that are more likely to come to the fore in the next few days, when Dyche rules himself out.
  8. Next City Manager?

    Although I was starting to lose patience it’s CS, every time we sack a manager I always think to myself “realistically, what’s next?” and it’s always the same old story..... Big names get mentioned that we honestly have no hope of attracting (Mancini, Klopp, this time Ancelotti....) Then the ones that people are divided on, but who could actually do a job, rule themselves out (MON’s return, Tuchel, Big Sam...... Dyche????) Then reality dawns on people that the people that are actually interested are dross (Hodgson, Coleman, Pardew.......) So panic sets in with us fans, followed by a twist being appointed that no-one expects (Sven, Pearsons return, Ranieiri). I’m expecting an appointment that has hardly been mentioned at all so far (no clue who!), but I honestly think it could be someone totally out of left field. Hold onto your hats guys!!!
  9. Most Punchable Current Footballer

    There’s a few, but Jordan Henderson has to be target No 1. I’ve never known such an unsportsmanlike, whiney, moaning M*ther****er in all my life. If he could get 4 opposition players sent off in every game, to win every game by default, he would. Utter scum. Not fit to wear ANY clubs football shirt.
  10. 1st half was beyond dire. Shinji lit the fires second half, and has to start on Saturday alongside Vardy (assuming he's fit). He just brings so much extra energy to the side. I though Dragovic did well tonight, did everything simple and no-nonsense, and could work well with Maguire in the future. Slimani's finish was excellent, and his workrate seems much better this season, but his first touch can be awful at times. Did my eyes deceive me? Did Gray put in a cross near the end of the game??!!! and here I was thinking he didn't know how to! Makes a change from the "cut in on right and shoot" that seems to be his only thought when getting on the ball. He needs to do more crossing and variations if he wants more game time. I like the lad, but he has to be less predictable. Iborra seems to be strong and combative, would like to see more of him asap. Disappointments tonight? I still think Chilwell makes too many errors, and gets caught out of position too much. Ndidi wins the ball back well, only to give it away again straight away at the minute. It seems like he has lost a bit of composure? Albrighton is our best crosser of a ball, but isn't getting into effective forward positions recently to provide them. Maybe not his fault, but his main attribute is wasted currently. Did we have a right back first half? Amartey was non existent, leaving Robertson to put in cross after cross for them. Ulloa, enough said. Overall some really positive things, but only really from the second half.
  11. Leicester City vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach

    Schmeichel Simpson Morgan Maguire Fuchs Mahrez Drinkwater Ndidi Albrighton Vardy Slimani No real surprises in the starting 11 A few subs at half time, but keeping the same shape, something along the lines of: Schmeichel Simpson Morgan Maguire Chilwell Lawrence Drinkwater Ndidi Gray Vardy Iheanacho With a few more changes with 20 minutes left. James, Iborra etc.
  12. Memberships 17/18

    Not received mine yet. I rang up To buy tickets and was told it could take 4 weeks to arrive. I've been waiting 3 weeks so far. Your customer number in the confirmation email is your membership number anyway, so all you are really waiting for are your "gifts" (Calendar etc....)
  13. Slimani Contract Clause?

    I may be on my own here, but I think people are being a bit short sighted with regards to Slimani......... yes, his transfer fee was inflated, and we haven't seen anywhere near enough from him to warrant the £30m price tag, however.......... People are stating Mahrez is worth over £30m, and I'm sure if someone came in for Vardy in the summer, everyone would want us to get £30m for him, and yet they've hardly been showing £30m worth of form this season yet either! I believe we could be about to see more from Slimani in this new, rejuvenated Shakespeare era. The whole team was lacking in confidence until 4 games ago, service to the strikers was extremely poor, and energy throughout the team was lacking. I honestly don't believe Slimani was playing any worse than the likes of Mahrez and Vardy were, and he still managed to nick a few goals. Personally, I'd like to see him get a proper run in the side alongside Vardy now, and then we can really judge him. If the goals don't come during this improved period, then there will be no defending him, and we should then try to sell to the highest bidder we can muster. But if we are judging him (and the rest of the team for that matter) on the first 6 months of this season, surely we'd be wanting to sell just about everyone?? In my mind, I'll be treating his next first team start as his debut, and I'll start forming my opinions then.............
  14. Season Ticket Renewal

    I absolutely know I'm going to get shot down for this, and before anyone asks, no I don't work for the club, but it's my honest opinion. It seems there is one main opinion on prices for ST's next season, and that is that because the club have a lot more money coming in, and therefore don't need to raise ST prices, they shouldn't. Also, even though the club currently have a lot higher level of player, (which in some cases they have shelled out a lot more money for), and therefore providing a lot higher standard of football for us supporters to watch, this is not seen as any sort of valid reason for a price increase. In fact, most supporters would like to see a price cut. Well let me offer a bit of perspective: Let's assume the club does take that opinion, and gives a price cut for next season, all supporters will be happy I would naturally assume. Then let's say that due to European commitments (additional midweek matches), the possible loss of some star players (say Mahrez to Barca, and Kante to someone like PSG for example), and new signings not settling in next season, we do the unthinkable and get relegated. I know this sounds far fetched right now, but in this situation, we'd then for the following season see a huge loss in revenue, a huge loss again in quality of player (the usual relegation exodus), and with respect, a lot lower standard of opposition to watch. Based on the above, the same supporters I assume would be happy then to pay MORE for their season tickets would they? To help support the loss in revenue, even though the quality of football in all area's is worse??? The club could argue that they need to raise prices to cover the losses?? I know everyone would like prices to fall, and that goes for everything in life, but in my opinion, and based on the arguments the supporters are trying to make, next season is probably a season where price rises would actually be justified, even though the club don't have to, and if they do decide to even just freeze prices, I personally think that the supporters should be massively grateful. (Oh and yes, I am a season ticket holder, I would be willing to pay more to (hopefully) see the great standard of football to continue next season, and I would expect a price drop if we were relegated, because that is the much more realistic way pricing should be decided)
  15. If Carlsberg did nights...

    This. When you get to a point where you are more points ahead than the same number of games to be played, you are pretty much safe from that team. The same (in general) applies at the bottom of the league. (Last year was an exception ) 10 points adrift with 10 games to go is highly unlikely to be overturned. A team in mid table form would get 15 points from 10 games, a title chasing team would in general only get 20-22 points from 10 games. Not saying it can't be done, but Man Utd have a huge deficit to claw back, bigger than it looks at first glance.