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Stoopid

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  1. Stoopid

    If only...

    Maybe not, but it was a different type of crowd. Who could turn up & pay on the gate. Who stood up & created a focal point in the Kop. Away fans were close by and that helped too. The gentrification of football has attracted a different kind of crowd, less boisterous & more isolated. Probably a bit more self- conscious. Football mirrors society, and while it's probably safer now and certainly better heeled, it's lost the raucous edge that gave it a spark.
  2. Stoopid

    New chants and songs

    To the tune of 'It's My Party & I'll Cry if I Want To' Nobody Knows where my Danny has gone - N'Golo went the same time - Now I'm here on me own, Trying to run the top line. My name's Vardy & I'll moan if I want to Moan if I want to, Moan if I want to You would moan too if it happened to you! Now all I get is 10 touches a game, And when I shoot it goes wide - Looks like old Claude thinks the same - He's leaving me out of the side! My name's Vardy & I'll moan if I want to Moan if I want to Moan if I want to - You would moan too, if it happened to you!
  3. Stoopid

    Gordon Banks RIP

    Yeah - I'm sure it fekked him off at the time: he was a World Cup winner after all. Bur he knew Shilton's potential, and he'd been round the game long enough to know Leicester didn't really have a choice. In the long run I think he accommodated himself to it and certainly seemed to retain a real affection for the club.
  4. Stoopid

    Gordon Banks RIP

    I Was an 11 yr old kid sandwiched in somewhere towards the front. Don't see myself on this, but I remember it vividly. Especially his modesty. Hard to imagine that diffidence almost, being displayed in similar scenes today.
  5. Stoopid

    Gordon Banks RIP

    We also had the best young keeper in the country coming through.... It was really a footballing decision & in hindsight 100% the correct one, though I was gutted at the time. To be fair to Gordon, he knew the score, and always regarded his time at Leicester with great affection.
  6. Stoopid

    Gordon Banks RIP

    Seem to remember Alan Green on Radio 5 ripping into Banksy for having the temerity to suggest that Joe Hart was a pretty ho-hum goalie a few years ago. Green's spluttering ulster disbelief made him see an even bigger div than usual. If that's possible. Also struck by the irony of this coming a day or two after the Schmeichel stuff. Peter S bellyaching about his multi-millionaire's sons' prospects, when Gordon had to sell his World Cup winner's medal to provide for his family. I love Kasper for what he's done with us, but let's face it, as a keeper Banks was from a different universe.
  7. Stoopid

    Gordon Banks RIP

    We had the chance to have his statue here - the one with him holding the Jules Rimet - but prevaricated, and Stoke took it. Found it rankled me to see it on the news with a red scarf round the neck. He was our man when we won it, and that statue should be in Leicester. But. to be fair, Stoke fans don't have much to celebrate, I suppose.
  8. Stoopid

    Gordon Banks RIP

    Gordon Banks was our goalie when I first went to Filbert St. At first I was unimpressed, as he wasn't one to throw himself around, until my Dad ( who'd played in goal as a pro) pointed out that because of his uncanny anticipation he didn't need to. Unflappable & at times seemingly unbeatable. Remember the crowd in Town Hall Sq to greet him for a civic reception after the World Cup victory. When Matt Gillies sold him to Stoke it was a sad day for me & many others. To Stoke, of all places. But at least they had the decency to display his statue, when we'd dithered and dallied. Not our finest hour. Part of that great team with Len Chalmers, Ian King & Ritchie Norman in front of him. Thanks for the memories, Gordon. An English hero. RIP
  9. Stoopid

    Spurs Away Post Match 3-1

    Claude tends to overthink his options maybe. Chopping & changing constantly, odd substitutions etc etc. Stubbornness and unwillingness to explain himself also hamper what he's trying to achieve here. But if yesterday showed anything, it's that a decent side isn't that far away. Over to you, Claude.
  10. Stoopid

    Spurs Away Post Match 3-1

    Ok I get that. But when it seems to run contrary to the team's best interests, maybe he needs to think again. Broadly, I support Puel. I like what he's trying to do. I just wish he'd unbend a bit. Not least in his language - the constant platitudes and stock phrases make it hard to warm to him. To say the least.The argument that he's not comfortable speaking English is wearing thin - he's just as dull in French! I hope he stays for a while though.
  11. Stoopid

    Spurs Away Post Match 3-1

    Jenas got it right (for a Spurs loving Forest fan). Vardy's exclusion was bizarre. Especially against a seriously underpowered Spurs. Didn't buy the 'options' argument for playing 'Dimi'. More like Claude showing Vardy who the boss is. Probably cost us the game - along with our usual woeful finishing. Does yer bleeding head in!
  12. Stoopid

    first city game

    Me too, though I've always been kind of crap at it. Always ended up peeing off the wrong people - adroitly swerving any chance of emotional or financial security. Being a Catholic & a lazy bastard, that whole Protestant work-ethic thing was a bit of a non-starter for me.
  13. Stoopid

    first city game

    To be honest my whole life's been a kind of gap year. Probably an effect of growing up in the 60s/70s, but I could never take that straight white-bread kind of life too seriously.
  14. Stoopid

    first city game

    Yeah know what you mean. I retired years ago. No company offer, though. Just got sick of fekkin working!
  15. Stoopid

    Spurs Away Post Match 3-1

    M'sieur is a philosopher.
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