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  1. Swansea City (h) Post-Match 1-1

    Some lovely football in the first half and frustrating not to be further ahead at the break. We came out second half and took an age to get going which gave Swansea the impetus they needed to equalise. Poor marking but I want my keeper coming for inswinging balls into the 6 yard box. Too often this happens and as good as Kasper is at shot stopping this and free kick positioning is a real weakness. Silva was shot and needed to come off 5 minutes earlier. Unfortunately we didn’t have a lot of exciting options on the bench and the Swansea back 9 kept us at bay. After a really tough and frustrating week at least we got a point and can now properly regroup for a big finish to the season with or without Mahrez.
  2. Simpson

    Not a fan at all, solid defensively most of the time and has it tough behind Mahrez but he's scared of the ball. The two incidents towards the end of the game yesterday where he miscontrolled it out of play left me with my head in my hands. An upgrade would allow us to keep possession much better. Look how much other teams full backs offer an option then watch Simpson. As I said solid defensively but to improve he needs replacing imo. Fuchs also needs to up his game, looked a bit heavy to me like he has done the start of both the seasons he's been with us. At least we have competition that side so we can change it up if needs be.
  3. Mahrez has asked to leave

    I will be sad to see him go, the most technically gifted player I've seen in a Leicester shirt and probably ever will see. That being said for the right price I think it makes sense to move him on now. The right price being between £40 and £50 million in my opinion. The problem being outside of England this really limits the list of buyers. if we do (and I hope we do as we've said) play hard ball this could well drag on quite a while which isn't ideal for either party. Think I saw third favourite with the bookies is for him to stay. That really wouldn't surprise me either. Lots of hard work for the club to do over the summer and deciding the manager position needs resolving asap.
  4. CL Quarter Final Draw

    For selfish reasons (I'm in Spain for a week when we play the second leg so can probably get to Barcelona or Madrid) I'd like any of the Spanish sides with the home leg first please.
  5. Swansea post match 2-0

    Well well that wasn't the Sunday afternoon I was hoping for. I was so annoyed on Wednesday when we rested so many of the usual starters not because I didn't want to see others tried but because a win and a goal or two could have worked wonders for confidence. Instead we instilled some confidence and goodwill in players we subsequently left out which rattled the fans further. After that performance he has to now make changes that he should have done at least for this game. I don't like criticising the manager but think his time is done. Time to find an alternative and have in place prior to the Liverpool game which is two weeks away. A shame that Claudio wouldn't then lead us out in Seville but this car crash of a season has to have its casualties and whilst not entirely to blame he is the main man and has to fall on his sword first. As to what those changes need to be I honestly don't know. I've toyed with formation changes, personnel changes and simply a mindset change to go for it from the off. Our defence is so poor but we aren't scoring goals, one problem you can potentially resolve quickly but both are nigh on impossible in the short time we have left this season. Life in the championship looks highly likely which is not something many of us expected to be saying 9 months after that May afternoon against Everton. Life as a leicester fan fan is depressing right now.
  6. Manchester United pre-match

    I can't remember the last time I didn't look forward to a trip to the KP as much as this one. It's going to be a tough watch and can't see anything other than a defeat. Really despondent about the whole situation today. What a waste of a chance to move the club on to a new level after the amazing achievement of last year. Heard we are 5/1 to be relegated and bet365 have emailed me with a code for a free 100% deposit bonus. Tempting to lump on as a sympathy bet.
  7. Southampton (A) Post Match thread 3 - 0

    Haha. Let me rephrase I don't watch all Southampton games to prepare to face them but I do see them from time to time and watch highlights. Better?
  8. Southampton (A) Post Match thread 3 - 0

    Not read the thread as yet but will do this evening or tomorrow. Just got back from Fosse Park as shopping seemed as good as any other to take my mind off that shambles. Ranieri has delivered something I never thought I would see but recently he has been abysmal. He's had 8 days to set us up for that match and first half we were a shambles. Playing a narrow forward three simply allowed their full backs to bomb on meaning Mendy and Drinky had to cover constantly leaving Ndidi completely overrun in the middle. Surely he knew how they would play, I did and I don't watch Southampton. Along with Everton at home and Chelsea the manager has made mistake after mistake and we are so poor. I genuinely fear for our survival right now. Our transfer business has been as bad as our performances recently. Whoever our targets are let's get them over the line this week and stop dithering around. Hard to keep perspective after today. Well done to those that travelled, you deserve a medal after that performance.
  9. Leicester City v Chelsea post match thread 0 - 3

    Wow just wow, I was actually bored second half. 3 0 with only 3 decent chances all game and absolutely nothing from us in the attacking third. I was was quite happy that he tried something pre match but it took time to settle and we conceded a sloppy goal. Rest of first half we did ok and sent us into the half with a little optimism that a bit of fight and we could get back in it. But that second half was dismal, like a dead rubber end of season match from us. When he took Huth off it felt like an end of season Sunday morning game when you draw names out of a hat to see who plays where, for 10 minutes we didn't have a clue. Not many posotives from a playing perspective. If we want to keep possession more can Kasper stop lumping it. Albrighton got a touch of theSimpsons and ended up playing right back and panicking on the ball. Centre backs can't play football which kills our chances of change to this type of system, when Ndidi went back there it was so refreshing to have a centre back who wanted the ball. Not saying he's the answer but a player or two who can do that is. Drinky is totally off the boil. I'm a huge fan but he's been poor for a good while now and yesterday was clueless. I still think he's our best midfielder so he needs to play centrally and be allowed to dictate the game not be chasing around at right midfield for half the game. Front two got so so little service but their movement was in the main poor. Vardy is a shadow of the aggressive striker we all loved, it can't just be a moment thing surely. Very very poor but we probably didn't expect too much from that game so leave it behind as next week is a much more winnable fixture for us.
  10. West Ham post match thread 1 - 0

    Gave Albrighton some stick after Everton game but he was transformed in the first half playing in his preferred position. Great cross and header, just what we need going forwards. Second half wasn't pretty a real backs to the wall job but we clung on to win the 3 points. Another style expected on Monday but 6 points off the drop and only 7 points from 7th should give us a nice target. Happy new new year all.
  11. Danny Simpson

    Time will tell. I don't think a quality centre back without improving what's around him will make such enormous differences. I'd say Drinky is a quality player but even he has looked poor recently with what's around him. I'd rather two improvements rather than one quality centre back at the cost you suggest.
  12. Danny Simpson

    Does the cost really matter? We need both so if it's more on a centre back but also get a right back then that has to be our target. Kante was a freak so we have to adapt and actually keeping the ball and moving up the pitch as a team is essential. We won't do this without players who are more comfortable on the ball and full backs are essential to that.
  13. Danny Simpson

    I don't disagree that we have bigger issues but I think right back is right up there with areas that need improvement. Both goals were centre back errors but did you expect any different with a 36 year old who looks a liability this season selected to play. With the change in approach of the opposition we need to be better on the ball and our full backs need to join in. Until our right back can do that we won't allow others (Mahrez) in particular more freedom to be creative. At least one centre back who is comfortable on the ball, a right back and at least one centre midfielder needed in January.
  14. Danny Simpson

    Didnt Simpson lose the ball in their box due to his lack of foresight which resulted in a long punt to Lukaku?? Might say that the goal was kind of his fault!?!
  15. Danny Simpson

    Needs replacing and has done for a long time. Defensively he does ok, compact and no nonsense but on the ball and offering us an outlet he is poor. Hernandez isn't the answer so we need to buy one asap. Oh and to think some people were backing his case to get in the England squad. Deluded.