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  1. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOAH - You've loaded the wrong Press Conference in this thread - this is the correct one https://dms.licdn.com/playback/C4D05AQHwGp9CZ2oa_Q/e8a8843ff39d43d2a61f6482c7596102/feedshare-mp4_3300-captions-thumbnails/1507940147251-drlcss?e=1551549600&v=beta&t=oKOANnMEUNRYrIclNUJAb9ADOCndt2KCrFGsgjzeAKA
  2. I haven't seen any evidence that our players were not putting in the effort. In fact they carried out Puel's tactics to the letter! Fair play to Vardy as well, the number of times he has made a run where in the past a ball into space would have caused havoc but it was passed sideways to end up in a cross 5 mins later when 6' 3 defenders were set and it sailed over Vardys head. It must have been terribly frustrating for him and what he has said in the media didn't undermine Puel as he could have. When there is so much money in the game and a finite number of players who can cut it in the premier league like it or not the power is in the hands of players however to their credit I see no lack of effort.
  3. Yes it was revealing from the very first thing he said "Personally I found him very hard work" then went on to say how Puel was not energetic and could not get players up for games.and left it to Appleton and others. Basically Puel is a technocrat but there is far more to motivating people than technically knowing what you are doing, However alien to your personality its a major part of a football managers job to motivate your players...he simply does not have to tools. I went to Brussels 5 years ago to see our MEP having been stitched up on some EU funding and had the unfortunate experience of meeting a number of faceless bureaucrats. Claude would have felt right at home in the European Commission! That was a chastening and morale sapping experience.I also met Claude at The Marriott a few weeks after he had started and results were good and honestly it was like talking to a cardboard cut out.. Management includes managing people - unfortunately he is totally unequipped to do it and I think his emphasis on younger players was because they represented less of a challenge. He needed to earn the respect from the senior players and he could not do it. Look at Pep, Klop, and Ranieri in the title winning season..
  4. I'd be in favour of Appleton as caretaker and see how we go. Can you imagine Redknap FFS!
  5. Hang on a minute - I think that should be 90 degrees - Ive just replaced the family stand with the Kop there!!!
  6. One thing Claude could have done to save his job is rotate the pitch 180 degrees - all that side ways passing then becomes incisive forward play!
  7. Like Pearson did in the great escape I think Puel has hit upon an effective formation with the inclusion of Choudhury which allows Maddison to play the No 10. I feel differently to when it went wrong with Ranieri and Shakey and you can discern the pattern of play Puel is looking for albeit I wonder if the players have not won the argument to hit Vardy earlier which has been noticeable in the last 2 games. With 2 massively confidence-building wins it will be interesting to see how we go in the 2nd half of the season and whether we make a couple of signings in Jan to push for a Europa League place or wait until the summer.
  8. The response on the forum has been a credit to everyone who has posted, reflecting the values and humanity our Chairman exhibited.
  9. This is absolutely correct. Damage is often found at point of sale where a home buyers survey highlights damage and the current Insurer will usually extend cover to any new purchaser as a matter of course and as Ketteringscott says there will be a certificate of structural adequacy provided as well
  10. The most common causes of subsidence is root-induced shrinkage of expansive soil or leaking drains Whilst its difficult to tell if the diagnosis is correct here without seeing photos etc, if there are no drainage runs near the damage then you can rule out leaking drains The cracking (which I assume is minor ... say 2mm or under) could well be caused by localised vegetation - which is the conclusion Cunningham Lindsay have come to It is not something to be overly concerned about - the house is perfectly stable All that needs to be done is the vegetation removed and the cracking repaired (probably with the brickwork in the area being strengthened by metal bars inserted into the bed joints) Your Insurer is covering the cost although you will have a policy excess of (usually £1,000) to pay The Insurer will keep the property on cover You can get on with the rest of your Foxes-supporting life and it will be another 100 years before a subsidence thread appears on here again! Basically you probably have had had a bit of localised movement caused by the drying of the soil in the hot summer weather exacerbated by vegetation extracting more moisture in the area
  11. We are particularly sensitive to cracking in property in the UK which has been fostered by the nervousness of Building Societies and Banks when lending because their surveyors did not know much about it and the wrong action was taken to deal with it, whereas in relative terms its not a massive issue. In normal weather conditions the frequency of this type of claim as reported to Insurers is around .06% compared to anything else that can affect property like Storm, Flood or Burst Pipes. In a normal year (where we don't get a very hot and prolonged summer for example 1976, 2001,2003 and this year) there are about 20,000 claims reported annually and 70% of those won't relate to subsidence of the site. This 70% will be minor defects, like thermal movement, wear/tear, settlement, lintol failure etc. The average cost of a genuine subsidence claim is in the region of £13K across the UK New builds have to conform to Building Regulations which take into account the type of soil and how shrinkable it is likely to be, and the depth of the foundations is adjusted to take this into consideration. Houses constructed before 1930 only had to have foundations to a couple of feet, now it is 5 or 6. Also you will likely have an NHBC 15 year guarantee as well as your buildings insurance. Leicestershire in general is not a high risk area for subsidence - the risky areas are found more in London and the South East. I suspect your drainage issues will be about the quality of the installation rather than being affected by soil movement and that will be rectified. I would not be concerned. The major damage you might see reported is almost always in high risk areas (not Leicestershire) where a very large tree(s) is affecting a property after a very dry summer by extracting moisture from a clay soil causing it to shrink or when a new property is built on land cleared of trees where the soil type is shrinkable clay which when rehydrated can cause Heave (general uplift of the site on which the house is founded) but this is extremely rare and in very particular circumstances. 99% of homeowners on here will never encounter subsidence and if they do it is very likely to be a minor issue - and free advice is available !
  12. ha ha I've also been to Dallas but I can assure you I'm not implicated in the murder of JFK! One house is enough for me Trav
  13. I went to School with Steve Whitworth - Coalville Grammar as was. I remember we had a super football team who got a long way in the English Schools. I may be wrong but think it may have been the semi-finals. Most lunchtimes he and other talented footballers at the time would play in the school gym and there would always be a crowd watching. Whitworth was different class wearing his white Adidas Samba trainers which were out of reach of us mere mortals! Was not surprised he went on to make a career in the professional game but he never looked as good as did in the gym! Anyone else out there who went to the school and remembers him?
  14. Feel free to contact me when Cunningham Lindsay have visited. I have specialist subsidence Structural Engineers who can provide advice notwithstanding you have another offer of help. Cunningham Linday might have to do some ground investigation - digging holes to establish foundation depth and also do some soils sampling to send off to a lab to find out its' composition and how shrinkable it is You should be provided with a full engineering report detailing the cause and the proposed remedial action By the way who is your Insurer? That approach you received is very suspect - someone has been passing on your personal details which is a serious matter these days. You could alert your Insurer. I presume that only they and their Loss Adjusters Cunningham Lindsay know about the damage? If you want to know more about subsidence in general I would recommend this book. The first edition is fine and only costs 67p from Amazon Has Your House Got Cracks?: A Homeowner's Guide to Subsidence and Heave Damage 1 Dec 2001 by Tim Freeman and Richard M. C. Driscoll Paperback £27.50Prime Only 6 left in stock - order soon. More buying choices £22.49 (12 used & new offers) 5 out of 5 stars 2 Has Your House Got Cracks?: a Guide to Subsidence and Heave of Buildings on Clay 4 Apr 1994 by T.J. Freeman and G. S. Littlejohn Paperback £0.67 (15 used & new offers)
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