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  1. This is the one. Looks like Hereford didn’t have any players so disappointing only to win 1-0
  2. No it was a Saturday, early round so must have been January. We scored quite early which I obviously couldn’t celebrate then Hereford equalised so the crowd round us went mental only for it to be disallowed. Things got really nasty then but nobody twigged we were Leicester. Still don’t know how we got out alive.
  3. I assume you don’t mean the 1982 game? We lived in Hereford at the time so were in the Meadow End when it got charged by the City fans. My only question at the time was which lot were going to kick the shît out of me.
  4. When we won the title it felt like the whole country bar a corner of North London was celebrating with us. Supporters of serial trophy winners don’t get that so maybe would lean more towards international success. Having said that, I remember talking to an Arsenal supporting mate during France ‘98 about whether he would rather Arsenal won the league (again) or England won the World Cup. I was amazed when he said Arsenal. I guess the difference is that 6 years ago this wasn’t a question we had to consider realistically but now it is. We are not ‘plucky Leicester’ we are genuinely on
  5. In chronological order because they are all memorable for different reasons. 70-71 City 4 Orient 0 We had only moved to Leicester with Dad’s work at the start of that season. This was the first game he took me to (aged 5) after weeks of nagging. 72-73 City 3 Liverpool 2 2 nil down midway through the first half with Keegan and Toshack in their pomp so it looked like we were in for a battering then up steps Keith Weller with a hat-trick. Always my favourite player from that team in a very crowded field. Dad changed jobs again at the end of that sea
  6. Pawson seems to have better this year. The two that fill me with dread are Kavanagh and Coote who are probably the worst two ‘big team’ refs There was a time when I would have been more than happy with Andre Marriner but he seems to have lost his edge a bit this year. Michael Oliver is a bit whistle happy but at least isn’t afraid to give decisions against the big teams so would still be my first choice. Having said all of that I have a suspicion VAR might well be decisive today.
  7. The guy who has done a minute by minute record of the ref’s decisions is hysterical. Even funnier that he says he is taking an ‘impartial view’. Isn’t there an Arsenal fan that used to do the same thing? Come to think of it it’s probably the same person who changed allegiance when Liverpool started being decent. He’ll turn up on Blue Moon soon.
  8. Given the injury situation this is about as good as we are going to get. On paper at least Arsenal are strong going forward so we need our most experienced back line playing in the positions they are most comfortable with. They also have two attacking fullbacks, Harvey has got better at tracking back and I trust Kevin to do the same more than anyone else on the RW. Youri is an 8 and must play as an 8. With him and Wilf we have as good a CM pair as anyone in the league so it is madness to nullify this by playing them 30 yards apart which is what happens if we push Your
  9. It starts with the owners who have built a culture in the club where people matter. It’s a cliche to talk about being a family but I was talking to someone recently who is involved in the new training ground and he assured me that is exactly what it is. Whatever the circumstances, whether it was delivering undoubtedly the best trophy lift celebration ever, the way the club conducted themselves in the aftermath of losing Vichai or today’s statement the club just gets it right.
  10. I can’t see anywhere in Europe being back to normality before September so I still prefer the idea of playing this season out, including FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League by early November. Start next season at Christmas which would finish around October allowing a break for European Championships. Do the same in ‘22 which finishes the season in time for the World Cup. Run a shortened season in the first half of ‘23 and be back in sync for the start of 23-24.
  11. If there is one thing we can all agree on it’s that there is no solution that will satisfy everyone. It is tempting for us just to think about our own leagues but this is a world-wide issue so FIFA, UEFA etc need to be taking a lead. Bizarrely the winter World Cup gives us a possible way out. Finish the current season in full probably just before Christmas including FA Cup, UCL, EL etc. Run complete seasons starting Jan 21-Oct 21 and Jan 22-Oct 22 finishing in time for the WC. In Jan/Feb 23 split each division in 2 and play a shortened season, including bo
  12. If they do scrap it, which on balance I think is better than playing behind closed doors then I hope they give all the teams left in an automatic place in next year’s group stages if they do not qualify automatically.
  13. No-one can be sure how this thing will pan out but if I were in charge I would rather be accused of over-reacting than not doing enough. This summer is going to be massively disrupted so for me the priority from a football perspective is to be able to start next season as smoothly as possible so this is what I would do now: - UEFA should scrap the Euros entirely to give national leagues the best chance to complete all the games. - Suspend the PL for a month to see what happens. Play the remaining matches behind closed doors if necessary/possible.
  14. Agreed. I can’t wish ill on any of the players that gave us a season we will never forget. Even Mahrez with his poorly judged comments. I am willing to bet that if you gave Drinky the opportunity to have his time again he would choose to stick it out and would now be fighting Praet (not literally) for a starting spot. I for one hope he finds a club where he has the opportunity to rebuild his career even if that is in the Championship but given his profile there will be people at every club keen to have a pop at him unless he eats a serious portion of humble pie. Unfo
  15. I guess if all Arsenal players and staff have been tested and are clear (big ‘if’ I know) then West Ham players and staff won’t have become infected through that route. However, if even one person from Arsenal is infected then all of West Ham needs to self-isolate and be tested. The problem is the potentially affected group grows so quickly when you do this that it is probably safer to suspend the whole thing now. Footballers being young and in the main healthy will mostly have minor symptoms anyway, as a country the priority must be to target resources at the most vulnerable not
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