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Everything posted by ANDLeicester

  1. So glad he is finally finding the end product and proving why Brendan has stuck with him all season long. I also cannot wait for summer to come round and so we can watch the media try to claim that Barnes is a lifelong Arsenal fan who has always dreamed of playing under Mikel Arteta.
  2. In all fairness, he is spot on in the point he is making here. It has been statistically proven many times (combined with a few conversations around game theory) that going straight down the middle provides the highest penalty conversion rate. Part of that is down to the fact that a keeper isn’t blamed for diving the wrong way but would be for staying still when the penalty is put into either corner.
  3. I don’t think it is anything to be worried about at all, just making cash available for the training ground and stadium expansion. The bank knows we will be able to pay them back, with or without European football, and enabled us to get the ball rolling on the developments sooner. We are far from the only club transfer factoring either - Liverpool did it with the Coutinho transfer and I don’t think they are having any financial troubles! In regard to it being a loan, often the agreement will be such that the buying club is paying any interest that is due, so the selling club is not losing out by doing this. On a side note, Kieran Maguire (the expert mentioned in the article) does a podcast called the ‘Price of Football’ - a really good listen for those interested in Football Finance or just generally want a better idea of how the money within the industry works.
  4. Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere but either way: https://www.againstleague3.co.uk/2020/02/02/2019-english-footballs-best-owners/ Top officially voted the second best owner in English Football, but if you look at the breakdown he out scores Accrington Stanley’s Andy Holt by miles in every department. After dubious (at best) ownership in the past, we all know how lucky we are. Hopefully we show Top and his family just how much they mean to us. (p.s. be forewarned, there are some horrendous attempts at Vichai’s name in here)
  5. https://twitter.com/jamess800/status/1224031605485973505?s=21
  6. For all the criticism of Chilwell’s defending, surely this is at least in part due to our style of play? Our defence (baring the obvious matches against Man City and Liverpool) has been outstanding all season, thanks to two very impressive centre backs. As a result, the fullbacks have been left to attack which is always going to lead to extra vulnerability at the back. While Fuchs may offer a more defensive option, he was at fault for the West Ham goal and I don’t think anyone will be comparing the talents of that side to those of Riyad Mahrez. Yes, Ricardo manages to do both with ease but I think even we underestimate just how good he is at times. If that is the bar for a good fullback we may as well scrap the position now.
  7. A friend of mine is Turkish and reckons he is better than Soyuncu, although I can’t see why Juventus would let him go.
  8. The 5 - 1 against Forest for me too. As a 12 year old going to school in Nottingham, I have had better Monday mornings than the one that followed that defeat.
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