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foxhateram last won the day on 15 May 2013

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  1. Wilfred Ndidi

    My goodness! You lot are seriously giving King a discredit here. The guy made some fantastic challengesbto get us back on the front foot and nearly scored twice, what of note did Wilf do? If I had the game and had time I 100 percent garuntee I could make a highlights real of Andy's game and it would look a lot better than Wilfred's. Now I'm not slating Wilf here, he is young and has a lot of potential, but he isn't ready yet. He is still adjusting to the Premier League and at the minute still isn't up to pace. His passing is really poor but his ability to win the ball back is usually good. But we can't afford to keep giving away possession. Lots of work to do with our midfield in training, but give credit when it's due, Kingy had a good game.
  2. Is Shakespeare the right man for the job?

    You must have been blind then. Similar to now we were giving teams a hard time throughout the season but weren't quite getting results, but we certainly weren't whimpering out, we had also beaten Man U 5-3 by this point under Pearson playing those same tactics. Admittedly we didn't put it all together consistently until later in the season, but we did, and it was certainly that squad ethic of we're never beaten that Pearson instilled that kept us up. Yes it was shit or bust, but we certainly did it in style. I'll also remind you that this time last season we had already been thrashed by 4 or 5 goals against Liverpool and United and had a similar start and number of points. Didn't see people questioning Ranieri's 'experience' then, when the going to tough he had no idea how to this squad clicked. We leaked goals under Ranieri's first few games, we never were under Pearson, games were always tight. Yes I am a die hard Pearson supporter, that is because without him.and the way he built our club, we would be bumbling around in the championship or league one, like Wolves, Forest, Leeds etc... and we 100% would never have had that glorious season without him!
  3. Is Shakespeare the right man for the job?

    Pish. We played counter attacking football with a high pressure game under Pearson too. We started in the 3-5-2 formation in the great escape and was able to switch back to 4-4-2 when required, we played the same style of football, which created a wave of momentum, which Ranieri very graciously rode, but then fell off spectacularly when he needed to build again to keep it going. Ranieri is quoted as saying he didn't want Kante as well, imagine if Walsh hadn't of stepped in there! No league win! Agreed on a need for change with our current squad though. 3 5 2 would work I feel. I think Chillwell and Albrighton would both excel as wing backs. And I think we could get the best out if King and N didi if we had Iborra as a CDM.
  4. Do we need to consider replacing Maguire?

    We need Huth back in the organise us. I think Huth and Morgan are still our first 2 when fit. But Maguire in a back 3 would be really effective. Agree that he needs to work on his decision making. That'll come, he is still young. Qualities are all there.
  5. Is Shakespeare the right man for the job?

    The same Claudio that kept us playing the same 4-4-2 formation and tactics that Pearson had success with? The same Claudio that used the same squad that had carried unbelievable momentum from the season before? The same Claudio who tinkered with our backroom set up, that appears to coincide with our downturn in form? The same Claudio that had us in the relegation zone at the business end of last season and looked on hopelessly from the side lines? It's a sad tale of hero to zero but he was ineffective once he was required to build, instead he took out the wrong jenga pieces and we're still wobbling as a result. Whomever took this job would struggle, we are a squad low on confidence, who were delivered the harshest of starts and an unfortunate injury list. Injuries almost never happened under Pearson (so much so that people questioned if we were doping) and confidence and belief were never an issue (Player Mentors and professional well being counselling, ensured that player mentality was always right). Building blocks removed, we've returned to a team with a squad playing at it's average squad level, rather than a team with belief and aspirations that allow the squad to perform well above it's perceived skill level.
  6. Is Shakespeare the right man for the job?

    Wish this thread would do one! It's there at the top after every loss. Just give us time. We are transitioning, and still paying the price for Claudio's shit tinkering with our club! And his god awful ineffective signings. Once we have Iborra, Nacho and Silva all fit and ready to go then I think we'll be good. Shakey has had the worst luck with squad injuries. Wish those moaning about King wpuld also do one! The bloke nearly scored today and made some damn good challenges that got us back on the front foot, if that had been N'Didi then everyone would be hailing him as the new Kante.
  7. Huddersfield away match thread

    Shush! Not good enough in the champ my arse! He regularly scored goals in our promotion seasons. He also scored last year when given the oppertunity. The guy gives it his all every single time he is called upon. I sincerely hope he has a storm today and proves all you moaning doubters wrong. Go on Andy show em what you've got!
  8. Chelsea post match 1-2

    Well I'm certainly not. Like I said earlier, fair play to him for creating the chance and being determined to get the follow up. He just, like all our players at the minute, needs to improve his decision making.
  9. Who should play in midfield with Ndidi?

    Not really no. But I'm fed up of watching N'Didi constantly giving away possession. I want Silva, Iborra and one of King, James or N'Didi so we can get the best of each player, but a combination of injuries and Fifa are preventing that.
  10. Who should play in midfield with Ndidi?

    James and King for me out of our current options. N'Didi loses the ball far too often. Atleast those two can keep possession. Although it would nullify any attacking threat from Midfield.
  11. That Slimani shot

    It's the fact he dinked it when Vardy and Mahrez were both waiting back across goal. It was a poor decision, he should have smashed it back across so that Vardy or Mahrez could pick up any rebounds. But fair play it was a magnificent challenge and run. We just seem really poor in the final third this season. Mahrez isn't really clicking with the others, Gray thinks he can take everyone on and Albrighton has forgotten how to cross. :/ We're so low on confidence and other teams can smell it.
  12. Chelsea post match 1-2

    On the bright side, Iborra, Silva and N'Didi will be deadly when it all comes together! Dragovic and Huth will be solid and Nacho and Vardy will boss it up front! Injuries and Fifa are holding us back unfortunately. Fifa hate us after winning the league with no money. It's against all their current philosophies and ethics.
  13. Chelsea post match 1-2

    There was panic. But professional footballer should do better. I never dispute Kasper's skills...... Best keeper we have seen here since Banks and Shilton. Love him.
  14. Chelsea post match 1-2

    I don't want him to be binned, but it's the way he tried to dink it. Vardy and Mahrez were both waiting back across goal. Power it back across, hopefully scoring but giving them a chance for rebounds if not, rather than a dink that was easily parried away to safety. Our decision making in the final third was darn right awful today. We need to fix that.
  15. Adrien Silva - Terms Agreed

    Didn't he win the ball in midfield to start the attack? Not sure if it was this particular one. But he started a few attacks by winning it in the middle.