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    If he's going to go, it'll be this week. It would be stupid (even by our standards) to get him out after that. We are too close to the world cup and there recruiting the next guy will be a tricky task with potential candidates also being tapped up for the Everton and West Ham jobs. We haven't had a normal pre-season for ages, and now, more than ever, we need one.
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    World Cup on UK TV quiz

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 60/100 My Time 156 seconds  
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    England Squad Announced

    It's a bit one dimensional. The defence looks like it has been picked for its attacking ability which is fine against the likes of Tunisia and Panama but what happens if we have to play someone like France or Germany. Imagine Fabian Delph against Neymar! Lots of our defenders don't do much defending. Delph, Stones, Walker play for a club team that dominate possession and scare the life out of teams, they don't do much defending and will be in for a shock when we play someone decent. There is also a lack of an obvious plan B. It looks like we are setting up to play wing backs and probably three or four in midfield. What happens when we need a goal in the last 15 minutes of a game? If the system isn't working, there is only really like for like replacements on the bench. I'd have like to see a couple of players like Albrighton and Andy Carroll who could come on and present a new set of problems to the opposition.
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    Jonjo Shelvey, should he be at the world cup?

    I was speaking to a Newcastle fan the other day. He says Shelvey has had some good coaching from Benitez and has got his head screwed on now. Apparently he hasn't been booked since Christmas.
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    Who Do You Want As Manager Next Season

    Puel is the safest bet imo. Whatever we do next will be a gamble. At least Puel knows the squad and exactly where the improvements are needed. I'm sure deals are already in the pipeline. The team needs over,hauling whoever the manager is. A new guy coming in now, just as our players go on holiday/to the WC, would have a near impossible task. Stick with Puel, I think it'll be fine. Next season will be tough for anyone though.
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    You could easily argue that he has come here at the wrong end of our cycle. I'd definitely take three top 3 finishes and a champions league semi though! Keep.
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    Arsenal (H) Match Thread

    I kinda get experimenting with the line up and making changes, especially when there is nothing to play for. One of my big concerns though, is that we don't look like we know how to win anymore. The confidence in the squad has evaporated and I'm struggling to see how it might come back.
  8. He will make a good manager one day
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    UK County Outline Quiz

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    Beliall's Revenge

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    Puel In or Out poll 5/5/18.

    Look at our squad. Iborra - 30, Simpson, Benalouane, Schmeichel, Vardy, Ulloa - all 31, Okazaki, Fuchs - both 32, Huth - 33, Morgan - 34. That accounts for 7 title winners who were first team regulars plus some squad players, playing a particular brand of football. Two years ago, these players were at their peak in the 28-30 age bracket, a great mix of physical fitness, experience and desire. Now they are not. Next season, who will be coming into that 28-30 bracket? Albrighton - 28, Silva, King, Slimani - 29. King won't feature next season and I can't imagine we'll see much of Slimani either. Mahrez is 27 but will almost certainly be off. Dragovic is 27 too, and I'd be amazed if he even wanted to hang around. Matty James is 26 but has obvious fitness issues. So who's left? Well it is a bit of a mixed bag really. Maguire is 25, Amartey is 23, Diabate is 22, Ndidi, Iheanacho, Gray and Chilwell are all 21 with the likes of Barnes and Choudhury at 20. There is enough of these youngsters to be optimistic about the future but before we get to that future we need an almighty clear out. Given our recent record in the transfer market, even if one signing in two makes a success of moving here, and accepting we could trim the squad a bit, I still think over the next 5 transfer windows leading up to the beginning of the 20/21 season, we'll need to sign somewhere in the region of 20-25 players at least. My point is, getting Leicester City back to a position where we can start challenging the top 6 again is a long term project that will take at least 2 full seasons (if we don't get relegated). This needs vision and co-ordination and the manager needs to be front and centre of that process. Whoever the manager is next season, we need to stick with him, we are simply running out of time to chop and change managers after a handful of bad games. Next season will be a struggle no matter what and I am a little worried because there are no real obvious relegation candidates and we could be as bad as anyone.
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    David Wagner

    The whole team needs virtually a complete overhaul over the next 5 transfer windows. We are starting from a position of weakness, not a position of strength. Everyone involved in football will view Leicester as a big risk. The team is in bad shape and the perception is that the fans and the board are short on patience. Honestly we either have to stick with Puel or replace him quickly, but then we have to stick with that appointment and allow them time to implement a long term vision. Next season will be a struggle whoever is in charge. We desperately need 4 or 5 new first team players who can come in and hit the ground running more than we need a new manager.
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    Moving Abroad

    I knew someone who lived in Slovakia or somewhere like that and worked here in England. He was born and bred in England but met, married and had kids with a woman from Europe. His work were really flexible with him and let him work 12 hours per day for 2 and a half weeks with just a couple of days off, then he went back to his wife and children for 10 days or something like that. He stayed with other family members whilst here. He did it for 3 or 4 years and last month he finally quit and moved over there permanently in a beautiful home with land.
  14. No doubt about it, the next two seasons will be tough, whoever the manager is. Virtually the whole team will need replacing. If we are still a premier league team after those next two seasons, I think we'll be fine.
  15. Stop all this talk of Nige. He will forever have a special part of this club's history, but it's in the past and should remain there. People view him through rose tinted spectacles but I seem to recall that the premier league was a bit of a struggle for him. He did a great job building 90% of a title winning squad, but don't forget that for 29 games out of 38 that same squad displayed relegation form under his stewardship.