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City1884

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  1. 5 hours ago, StriderHiryu said:

    It might not be as unlikely as you would think. In interviews he accepts that he wasn't good enough when he was here and that other players in the squad took their chances. We won the league whilst he was officially a Leicester player, so he can't really complain if others were chosen ahead of him.

     

    There are several cases of players returning to a club years after leaving the first time round. Unlikely here, but Kramaric is a fantastic player and hes' proved it. The fact he's done it after a major setback is exactly the type of character that you'd want in any good team.

     

    The problem in this case though, is that he would be facing the same issues as when he was last here?

     

    There is no doubt he’s progressed as a player, but he would still be behind Vardy in the pecking order, and although our style of play has changed and could suit him more, we now only play 1 striker?

     

    Why leave Hoffenheim to sit on our bench yet again?

  2. 7 hours ago, Ric Flair said:

    Hahahaha £200m. Our yearly revenue before any overheads and costs is only about £150m. How do fans believe shit like this?

    He’s misquoted a story.

     

    When BR arrived it was in the news that he would be given £200m over the course of the next 3 years (not just this summer), and that figure will most likely include signing on fees, agents fees, and wages aswell.

     

    The £200m quoted may well be fairly accurate, but what it’ll actually equate to is more like £40m each summer and £15m each winter for the next 3 years.

  3. Because Strikers aren’t top of the agenda?

     

    The formation doesn’t appear to be changing, as we seem to be making it work well under Brendan Rodgers, this means only 1 striker in the starting 11.

     

    Brendan has made it abundantly clear (and rightly so given his recent form under BR) that Vardy is still a top Premier League striker, and is by far his first choice, so any other strikers will be primarily on the bench.

     

    Although Iheanacho hasn’t shown us anything during his time at our club, he is exactly the sort of striker that Brendan would go out and buy. Young, has shown potential at other clubs, but career has stalled, and Brendan will be chomping at the bit to try and prove that he can coach him, and get his career back on track and in amongst the goals.

    He is going nowhere in my opinion.

     

    Although we all know that Slimani wants to go, we want rid, and there is little chance of him actually playing again for us, he is still our player, on our books. So until someone actually buys him, or even takes him on loan again, he will be back in our squad, like it or not. We are not about to let £30m of investment rot in our u23’s, at worst we will want to put him back in the shop window during pre-season.

     

    So we will be looking for a 2nd / 3rd choice, back up striker, if and when Slimani leaves. Don’t expect to hear anything exciting about Strikers this window.

     

    Sorry to piss on your parade.

     

     

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  4. 10 hours ago, Swan Lesta said:

    We were linked last year. He was absolutely dog shit on loan in La Liga and only shone in the Scottish division. Would suit a Championship club for about 8 million.

    No better than what we have.

    I’ve seen him mainly on the right, where we are lacking in options.

     

    Gray, Albrighton, Barnes, all prefer the left side. Our right wingers are Ghezzal and maybe Diabate. 

     

    When you say “no better than what we have”, who exactly is he no better than in that position? I’d take a young English right winger, with something to prove, over Ghezzal & Diabate any day!!

     

    if we can get him for the £4m that is being touted around, I say sign him up!

  5. I’m trying to get an idea of where the cut off may land for Members who are applying for the few Season Tickets that come available after renewals.

     

    As there are usually only around 500 new / unrenewed seats each year, the cut off is usually high.

     

    So what will be your final Home Priority point figure?...

  6. 3 minutes ago, StriderHiryu said:

    BR: The team needs to play with a greater intensity. We have to defend with a higher block. The team likes to play with a real emphasis at the top end of the field but we have to put a structure in place defensively to allow them to do that. We have to play with a higher tempo.

     

    :scarf::scarf::scarf::scarf:

    Everyone should be happy to hear this, let’s hope we can see it on the field!

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  7. Just now, HankMarvin said:

    got some good young players

    if BR can push them on the squad doesn't need huge investment.

    Get rid of the old crap, and develop the youth with 1 or 2 solid signings

    Absolutely, I totally agree.

     

    I was just pointing out that people shouldn’t be expecting a huge pot of money like this article is making it sound in the headline.

     

    And as for Callum Wilson at £40m, that would probably be a whole summers transfer budget on one player, assuming we don’t make any major sales.

  8. 9 minutes ago, HankMarvin said:

    updated Story

     

    LOLLY RODGERS 

    Leicester to give Rodgers £200m transfer kitty at Leicester with Wilson top of the list

    King Power chairman Top Srivaddhanaprabha is prepared to support the Northern Irishman in the transfer market

    LEICESTER will back Brendan Rodgers with a bumper transfer-kitty.

    The Foxes boss, 46, is expected get up to £200million over his three-year contract at the King Power.

     

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/8526794/leicester-rodgers-transfer-wilson/

    Before people get excited.......

     

    This is “up to” £200m over 3 years..........

     

    it will include wages, agent fees signing on fees etc..........

     

    Break it down, and even if it is true, it will be around £50m a season on actual transfer fees, probably split to about £35m each summer window and £15m each winter window..........

     

    Obviously it could be topped up by outgoing transfer fees, but does it sound so impressive now??............

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  9. 16 minutes ago, Lesterlad said:

    He is already at a relegation threatened Prem club 

    True, but he may get more starts at somewhere like Cardiff, or Huddersfield, if they can afford the wages?

     

    My whole point is that in his head he wants to be starting, he doesn’t do that for Southampton, and he wouldn’t for us, so he won’t come here.

  10. Trust me, he isn’t coming here.

     

    He’s talking about regular first team football (ironic with his injury record!).

     

    We play one striker, with Vardy as first choice.

     

    Austin isn’t going to move here to do the same thing he is doing now, sit on the bench.

     

    People saying, he’s a decent plan B, well he doesn’t want to be a plan B.

     

    He’ll go to the championship, or at most a relegation threatened prem team where he’ll get starts.

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  11. Ndidi and Mendy are not a bad pairing in midfield, can no-one see that Puel does not get the best out of our players???

     

    The idea of 4-2-3-1 is that there is a solid back 4, two defensive midfielders to break up play in midfield, and that then releases the front 4 the freedom to be a fluid attacking force?

     

    Any 2 of Ndidi, Mendy or Choudary are perfect for these roles, and Ndidi / Mendy started the season doing it really well, but they have regressed under Puel.

     

    As has Maguire, Gray, Maddison, the list goes on.........

     

    The whole team is now shot of confidence, anyone can see that.

     

    We need a manager who can get the most out of our players, they are not bad players, we actually have a strong first team line up!

     

    (We all know we need stronger back up in certain areas).

  12. 12 minutes ago, AlloverthefloorYesNdidi said:

    Some of these young players have got all or most of their premier league minutes under Puel, so they might not feel as you do about him

     

    I like your optimism of "get a manager in". You seem completely confident whoever we could get will be great. They might be tripe and usher in defensive frailty again that could see us in trouble. Very possible

    Whoever we get in shouldn’t be under any pressure though, as everyone has said, season wise, we’ve nothing to lose now.

    We aren’t getting relegated, whoever is in charge.

     

    Maybe the younger players do love Puel, I doubt it though. Results breed confidence. Our players look nervous now. They seem scared to play their natural game, and confined to Puels “possession” football.

     

    You think players like Gray and Chilwell want to be stopping at the edge of the box and passing back to Maguire and Morgan instead of taking people on? You think Maddison doesn’t want players making forward runs past him to play balls on to?

    You think Vardy wants to be in his own box defending the front post at corners when he could be the outlet on the halfway line?

     

    You’re right, there is no guarantee a new manager will be a success, but they’ll have 2-3 months with the pressure off, as they get their ideas across, and i’m Sure they will still give the young players game time, as we pretty much only have young players in the squad now? What old players can a new manager play? Simpson? Fuchs? Okazaki? Who are all out of contract?........... We only have young players now really.

  13. For those saying we should wait until the summer and then reassess........

     

    We do now have young, talented players that other bigger teams would want, Maguire and Chilwell being the most obvious.

    If we plod along to the summer, playing turgid football under Puel, 2 things become big possibilities;

     

    1. These players could ask to leave with the prospect of another season of turgid football under Puel.

     

    2. These players could ask to leave due to not knowing what manager is coming in (while the summer window is open), and thinking “well if i’ve got to prove myself under a new manager, I may aswell do it somewhere bigger?”

     

    Get rid of Puel now, get a new permanent manager in before the end of the season, the players can’t think about moving until the summer, and at least then for a couple of months we can let our best players see there is actually a positive outlook for staying with us next season!

     

    Waiting until the summer window with this uncertainty is not a good way forward, and let’s face it, the uncertainty is not going away now, because Puel is quickly losing the majority of the fans.

  14. It’s alright saying “Puel develops younger players”, but when you don’t have the tactics to get the most out of those players, or the skills to motivate them to play to their potential, you’ll end up with a young team “with promise” that can’t win games............

     

    which is where we are............

     

    We need a motivator. We have a young talented squad that lots of clubs would envy, we just need someone to get the best out of them.

     

    However I won’t say my choice, it’s too obvious, and will get shot down..........

  15. I’ll probably get slated for this, but I’m going to be open and admit I very vocally booed at the end of the game.

     

    I do not agree with booing people coming on, as others have said, that just knocks confidence before a ball has been kicked, so I would never do that.

     

    However, after the game, I made my feelings known because I feel it’s important that the hierarchy, especially the manager, get a feeling of the approval, or in this case, disapproval of the fans on a particular performance.

     

    When we perform well, I am the last to leave the stadium, I applaud every player, I cheer and chant all their names.

    If we’ve been unlucky, I still applaud the team off for their effort. 

    If we’ve performed like we did against Cardiff, with poor decision making, poor execution, and (in my view) poor decisions / coaching from the bench, then I will boo. It doesn’t happen often, but it did today.

     

    To anyone that says it’s not acceptable after a poor performance, I ask you this, how else would I make my feelings known to the manager / owner / coaching staff? What more suitable alternative is there? Is it better for them to think “we were just unlucky again”? That those sorts of performances are acceptable to us fans?

     

    Sometimes a negative response is required to spark people into action.

     

    My Hope is that the squad, and more importantly the manager and coaching staff, are sitting at home now thinking “Shit, we have great fans, we let them down today, it’s not often you hear them that upset, we need to change things and give them a great reaction on Tuesday”.

     

    Rather that than just “We did quite well, if we do the same things against Everton, things will go our way,  and we will get a result”. 

    Which seems to be Puel’s constant rhetoric.

     

     

     

     

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  16. I honestly don’t think we’ll sign anyone at all, we’ll just try to offload, but my choices would be one of:

     

    Dominic Solanke

    Tammy Abraham

    Michy Batshuayi

     

    All should be available in some form (possibly loans with a set price option to buy in the summer)

     

    or maybe these, but looking more towards the future:

     

    Che Adams

    Patrick Roberts

     

    May not be to everyone’s taste, but at least they seem genuinely realistic!

     

    (People mentioning Rashford, Loftus-Cheek etc need a reality check!)

     

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  17. As someone else has mentioned, there are financial implications to changing the stadium name now.

     

    Having the stadium named (sponsored) by King Power (the company) is a back-door way of injecting more money into the club by the owners.

     

    If we struggle at any point with FFP, the sponsorship contract over the naming rights can be renewed and increased so that the King Power company gives the club a higher fee.

     

    It’s a loophole that can be exploited to inject funds into the club.

    Changing the name, and therefore ending that sponsorship deal, closes the loophole.

     

    That’s my understanding of it anyway.

     

    We could possibly also do the same with the new training ground, (calling it the King Power training ground), so I think a stand is the best option in this respect.

     

    I also like the idea of the Khun Vichai Family Stand, I don’t know why, but it works.

     

     

  18. 11 hours ago, Union FS said:

    Hi all, 

     

    Following on from the weekend's tragic events, we have a simple tribute to Vichai planned for the weekend, should the fixture go ahead. Please share with anyone travelling. 

     

    We are also supporting the planned walk to Filbert Way from the City centre before the Burnley game.

     

    Thank you. 

    Union FS.

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    Does anyone know if this has been communicated to the Cardiff City forum aswell??

     

    My wife is a Cardiff Supporter, and she’s been reading about the Cardiff fans wanting to do something for us on Saturday, but not knowing exactly what to do?

     

    Not expecting them to learn and sing our song, but they may want to join us in standing and holding up their scarves aswell?

     

    Honestly get the feeling they want to show some sort of respect to us on Saturday for our loss....

     

     

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  19. This hadn’t even crossed my mind, but 110% agree, and I’m sure every foxes fan will feel exactly the same.

     

    There is absolutely no way that we can allow that goal music to be played again under the circumstances.

     

    Really hope this will be picked up on by, or highlighted to, someone at the club.

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