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  1. Monk

    90's Leicester Quiz

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 50/100 My Time 113 seconds  
  2. Monk

    Arsenal post match 3-1

    What did I just watch, because it wasn't Claude Puel's Leicester City?
  3. I keep hearing this - but what I'm seeing is us trying to play Puel's way. What are we seriously going to do playing 3 defensive midfielders and 1 striker? Looking at the lineup this is exactly how I would expect us to play, and how I'd expect us to get caught out at full back... at least the old way we actually played the ball to Vardy rather than him just standing up there waiting for the ball.
  4. We are truly atrocious today. 0 shots on target, doesn't look like we'd score if we played all day. What a ridiculous set up. The players would be better off revolting and playing the old style second half
  5. I think he’ll end up leaving for less than most of you think, in the region of £50m. He will leave, and it’s probably time we move on and build the new team. The squad that won the league is sadly coming to an end, I think even more apparent is that Vardy too is isolated in the new style of play. Wonder how long until there’s 0 left from title season.
  6. Monk

    Should Britain's railways be nationised?

    Public ownership will mean less investment in infrastructure and rolling stock in the long run. It's an easy answer to say 'nationalise them', but I think a better approach would be to completely rethink the contract, bidding process and competition guidelines. I think the East Coast line, for example, should be opened up so that multiple operators can offer services at different prices - and rather than bidding up front for an unknown number of passengers, the rail operator should agree that a % of ticket sales go to the taxpayer, and even a % has to be reinvested in infrastructure and rolling stock. The ticketing system was only recently revamped but I still think is an absolute mess, and rail travel is far too expensive. The losses made on the east coast line show it's not down to skimming profits - they made a big loss instead. It's rather down to inefficiencies and an ageing railway system.
  7. Monk

    Thank you, Andy King.

    I started going in '93, so I missed the first few years. Walsh was and is a legend - but King achieved more, scored more goals and played only about 30 games fewer. Sure, he wasn't a captain but for many years he stood out as the clubs only constant in a revolving door of players and managers, scored crucial goals in each of the seasons we won leagues, and unlike Walsh didn't get sent off for punching an opponent every week. He's a legend in my eyes.
  8. Monk

    Swansea H match thread

    Feel like another two points dropped at this rate.
  9. Monk

    Thank you, Andy King.

    Andy King is as much a legend for this club as Steve Walsh, easily. I remember him being one of the highlights of our season in League 1 which seems an age ago. I'll be sad to see him go, just like I was sad to see Walsh go... but ultimately he's a professional footballer and needs games. He's not going to get them here in the current squad or anytime soon so it's for the best.
  10. Monk

    Everton 2-1 A Post Match Thread

    That was such a winnable game - but turned up sloppy, ridden with mistakes and for the most part, no game plan.
  11. I'll be gutted if Riyad goes, no matter the circumstances... but this is probably his peak value if we can get the £65-70m+ mooted. I can't imagine we'll get that in the summer, and him dicking about with supposedly not travelling tonight is only going to disrupt our momentum. If the price is right, sell.
  12. Monk

    Ex-Leicester City player news

    I didn't realise Skippy David Oldfield was involved in the setup at Posh, nor how long he played for after leaving us. What a guy!
  13. Good for him - what a guy!
  14. Was that Rob Kelly on the Fleetwood staff?
  15. One day, not today though.