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  1. zealot

    What if watford do a leicester

    Come on Watford! I hope they do. Cathcart certainly is doing a good Huth impression at the moment with his headed goals... And Deeney's a lovable rogue in a Vardy type of way. I'd love it if they did... Love it.
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    Our start so far?

    I'm very happy so far... Three very solid performances - slightly undone by a daft error in the first game. Five goals scored and three against. Some really great football. Things are on the up... Some brave decisions by the manager too despite negative fans. Bringing Maguire back before he's quite ready. Choosing Morgan (who played well) over Evans. Reselecting Amartey. Sticking with Iheanacho (despite failure to recreate pre-season form). Moving Gray up front. Puel may have his idiosyncracies but I'm very happy with his decision making in general at the moment. Reselecting Mendy is proving to be a successful decision too over the past two games. *Whoop Whoop That's The Sound Of Nampalys!'* Liverpool will be a fascinating game.
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    Best burgers in Leicester

    Crafty
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    Southampton (A) pre match

    0-2 again to city tomorrow. Goals for Gray and Maddison. Come on!
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    President Trump & the USA

    I don't think he did Thommo Impeachment was threatened or almost initiated in some small way I think and then he resigned. So I don't think it really counts...
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    President Trump & the USA

    No US present has ever been successfully impeached. Both Clinton and Johnson were acquitted by the Senate. That's why controlling both Houses is so important when attempting to impeach.
  7. zealot

    Indian Restauarants

    Kayal is my favourite: http://www.kayalrestaurant.com/. Chutney Ivy, Mem-Saab, Lilu and Chettinad are pretty good too. I often grab a Bombay Bites chappati as I walk down to the ground on matchdays. Would love if the ground offered local concessions to local businesses so you could get something as spicy and delicious as that at the ground itself!
  8. Thanks so much for your response Gerbold. He calls the shots yes but as fans we have a strong collective voice too. I don't believe it would destablise the club at all to make suggestions we feel would improve the club. In fact, I think it would strengthen LCFC to have a stronger healthy fan voice to check things like terrible food and drink, membership problems etc etc. At the moment there doesn't seem to be any push back at all to anything the owners do. Again, I am not trying to be troublesome here - I genuinely love the Srivaddhanaprabhas for everything they have done for our club. We couldn't have been more lucky and are truly blessed to have such understanding owners who generally get the footballing needs of LCFC so well and have bravely made predominantly excellent decisions so far on the club's behalf. They are a beloved part of our family. Yet.... as with any family there are bound to be disagreements and I'd like to see our fans stick up for what they believe in a little more on some of these issues sometimes. That is all. Rather than just passively accepting whatever is done on their behalf. Or just cynically saying that change is never going to happen. I feel because we've had rapid success we've been lulled into just accepting everything all the time. If enough of us want something to happen why the hell shouldn't we be listened too... More honest and open dialogue between fans and owners is a good thing, no? We've been paying for balti pies, pints, STs, bovril, memberships and merch for (in my case) 40 years or so! How many times have we seriously as fans pushed back and made a big ask of the owners? Not once yet... Why the hell not? Why are we so quiet?
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    Lets have a (Non Sport) Podcast thread

    Thanks for suggestion Footballwipe. That Shipping Forecast episode of 99% Invisible is great! Definitely going to try Everything Is Alive and Dan Carlin's Hardcore History next.
  10. zealot

    Stadium Expansion Plan Meeting

    There was a great pitch invasion after that Oxford game. That's one of my earliest and favourite City memories - being a kid in the Kop for that...
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    Southampton (A) pre match

    I hope Iheanacho proves me wrong and gets a hat-trick against the Saints but I felt he had three good opportunities against United which he fluffed. No danger in giving the young man a run out especially when our goals so far have come from crosses or Maddison anyway.
  12. The bottom line is wages and gate receipts are pittance nowadays compared to the TV rights money. The club is in a very healthy state. We don't need to sell our naming rights anymore. It is not an essential part of our business model. We don't really need to sell our shirt sponsorship either but I'm content with that as a necessary evil. I'm not saying cross out every reference to King Power. I don't want Filbert Street back - we couldn't have had the success we've had recently there. I loved it - but it's the past - similar to Lakeside Stadium I guess. That's fine but you're missing the point which is about the importance of language and heritage to any club's persona. The name on a stadium IS as important as the football played in it because everyone - inside and outside of our club - has to use it. All the millions who don't come to games use that name to describe you, your football and everything else about it too! Cleveland may well need to sell the rights to 'The Jake' because of a lack of funds - just like Leicester did in the past... However, right now, Leicester don't need to sell the rights to their stadium but we do it anyway. Why?
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    Southampton (A) pre match

    What happened? Surely his pace would be useful...
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    Southampton (A) pre match

    I'd like to see Diabate given a run out up front for this game. That would test Hoedt out rather well. It'll inevitably be Kelechi to start because of his pre season form but against Southampton I think Diabate would be more of a threat!
  15. Realistically our club is in a phenomenal financial state for the first time in my lifetime so now is the time to right the things that we did out of desperation just to survive... I agree with a lot you've said there apart from one point. Ground naming rights are an UNnecessary evil in Leicester's current case in my view. And he promotes his brand through the front of our shirts and in very many other places (including any hotels or accommodation or leisure space that will inevitably be part of the deal to build on the land next door). King Power is on every single footballing photo taken of our team for goodness sake across the globe we don't need to sell the rights to our ground at all. So there really is absolutely no need at all for our stadium, our ground, our haloed turf, our modern-day church if you like (because it is a holy space for me) to be named after that brand too. It cheapens our personality as a club in every conversation anybody has about us...
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