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  1. Palace at the weekend ? Are we having a topic

    I hope this talk of; ‘we are on the beach’ 🏖 blah blah, is not going to be an excuse for the Puelers for another sub standard performance. If that mindset has taken hold, it’s another stick to beat Claude with; it is to his detriment as opposed to being used to absolve him of his responsibilities in terms of getting the best of the players and being able to motivate them.
  2. Papy Mendy - coming back ?

    Correct. Glad you mention 1999, that’s what our current style reminds me of 1990s euro football. Puel’s style has been and gone a long time ago I believe.
  3. Name a better option than puel

    Whilst I don’t disagree with what you write; from what I’ve seen in the last 4 months, Puel has already been figured out with his own tactics. Slow possesion based football is the easiest style to defend against.
  4. Papy Mendy - coming back ?

    His stats before coming to us showed he retained possession, but to the eye it’s all Puel type of play; in your own half short passes. Ideal for Claude, shit for the PL progress and not conducive to attacking positive football. Hopefully Claude will be sacked, we can unearth a progressive manager and Mendy can go elsewhere.
  5. Vardy

    Hank. Puel’s slow possesion game is the exact opposite of the ideal style to suit Vardy. If you asked opposing managers how would they like us to play to nullify Vardy’s pace they would have said ‘pass it around slowly from the back so we can get our defence organised.’ So I don’t see how he is making us one dimensional, there has been a massive change in style and tactics within this season. The fact that his strike rate is so good is an indication of how good he really is, and how much he may have adapted his play. The ‘one trick pony’ that was trotted out by some posters on here in the past has well and truly been proven wrong.
  6. **New** Puel In or Out - A simple Poll Mk 2

    An excellently argued point
  7. **New** Puel In or Out - A simple Poll Mk 2

    I was answering your statement (I’ll paraphrase as can’t be arsed to look back) that Shakey was no good and after the first 5 or 6 games we fell of a cliff; which is all correct and I agree. The technicalities and excuses aside; the fact remains that results after Puel’s first 5 or 6 games are no better than Shakespeare’s were; they have fell off a cliff. He has constantly made mistakes in man management ie the Mahrez affair - dropping him for half a game, when the other players were pissed off with his antics; dropping Dragovic for Wes etc. Our defence has been a weak link, but now we can’t score goals either and the team look disinterested or demotivated. Possession the way he has us playing (slowly) is a defensive system in disguise, which doubles up to blunt our attacking prowess. He’s doing the opposing manager’s jobs for them. All these areas are in his remit to get right now, not keep talking about some 5 year plan or pipe dream. Not to mention, fans are now staying away as predicted weeks ago, due the lack of excitement from his brand of football. Imo it can only be wishful thinking that leads one to the idea that he’s doing a good job and should be kept on next season.
  8. **New** Puel In or Out - A simple Poll Mk 2

    Just like Puel then.
  9. **New** Puel In or Out - A simple Poll Mk 2

    What I wanted him to do was drop Mahrez for a game or two at least as a lesson to both him and the squad to show that his behaviour was not acceptable, it would ‘make a statement’ to everyone who was in charge. The other players were pissed off with RM and they needed to see that the team ethic and respect for the club and his team mates is paramount. The club is bigger than one **** of a player. Puel in his wisdom thought that benching him for half a game was the answer. Clearly it wasn’t, and it showed weakness, it was a massive error of judgement. Good man managers do not do that sort of thing. Squad harmony hasn’t been the same since, and as I predicted at the time we’ve struggled ever since. So in summary he’s ****ed big time and proven he doesn’t know how to deal with players for the benefit of the team as a whole. Thats aside from the boring, laboured regressive play that has been served up for the last three months.
  10. **New** Puel In or Out - A simple Poll Mk 2

    Sorry I’m confused. Most people were glad to see the back of Shakespeare, who had no clue. Yet the same results which I see as underperforming - forget about 8th position which is a red herring - from Puel with turgid boring football is to be forgiven, and he is deemed good enough? He has had the best part of a season and we are regressing, since the 5 game new manager bounce. I was hoping for better, and now hope we try and find that person in the close season.
  11. **New** Puel In or Out - A simple Poll Mk 2

    So we are settle and praise extremely boring football, with results no better than Shakey, because at some time we’ve been in the relegation zone sometime in the last? Bollocks to that
  12. **New** Puel In or Out - A simple Poll Mk 2

    Staggered that the ‘Ins’ are more than the ‘Outs’ ‘Nowt so queer as folk’ as they say.
  13. Leics 0- Soton 0 post match thread.

    If that information is the truth, and you don’t know that it isn’t, what are you on about. If you know something we don’t then ‘spit it out’
  14. Leics 0- Soton 0 post match thread.

    Given that’s from Geoff, then I would venture that is true. So yes is the answer. And I don’t blame the players for being mystified.
  15. Leics 0- Soton 0 post match thread.

    This It’s been clear to me for two months this guy is not for us, and it’s not going to work; something I’ve been getting stick for. There’s a surprise. No way on earth this bloke should be given a transfer kitty. Find a dynamic manager with modern tactics (not this slow passing game ala 1990s Europe) and let’s see where that takes us.
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