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  1. Harvey Barnes- Barnsley (loan)

    his free kicks are amazing
  2. I'm sure you can get other match worn things from the same players for a lot less than what these went for. In fact Maguire's poppy shirt went for over 2k while there's a pair of his signed match worn boots on there now for under 200 buy it now. The incentive to overpay for this was for the poppy charity appeal, understandably that's not a cause particularly close to Algerian hearts. Not to mention the difference in wage/living costs..
  3. Musa - Opinions so far

    Buying players is akin to gambling, you win some you lose some. Apparently Ndidi is worth 55m now, and I'm sure having Musa helped lure him here, so swings and roundabouts eh
  4. Harvey Barnes- Barnsley (loan)

    Eppiah > Ndukwu IMO
  5. Next up . . . Manchester City (Home) thoughts?

    I think it would be tempting for Puel to start Nacho. Think it will be a bad idea if he does, though.
  6. Iborra - Key Player?

    It is not easy to change Seville for Leicester. Nor the sun for rain, but after triumphing in Spain Vicente Iborra (Valencia, January 16, 1988) wanted to make the leap to the Premier to live a new experience in a country that gives off more than ever smell of football. And on Saturday he faces City of Guardiola. From Seville to Leicester there is a change in every way. Have you come out winning? It is true that there is a change in many aspects, but I took that step to try to grow and improve in some facets and I think I am on that path. What incentives does someone need after winning the Europa League three times? New challenges. Being part of a different football and culture, knowing new stadiums and other teams after ten years in Spain. To one what attracts him is to face a new leap, and this is so both sporting and family. Who convinced him to go to England? The sporting director of Leicester, Edu Macià, came to find me along with his assistants and made me feel important for the project from the first moment. He was previously in Valencia, in Betis, in Fiorentina and also in Benítez Liverpool, so he is someone important and knowledgeable in English football. And four months later, do you feel adapted to this new life? It is true that there are different schedules and customs but I feel adapted. In addition, both the club and the players have done everything possible to make me feel comfortable since I arrived and I am grateful for that. Food and rain cost more to adapt, right? [Laughs] Yes, but we had assumed that it would be like that, as opposed to what we were used to in Seville or Valencia. And as for the food I try to bring products from Spain and continue with the customs of before. With whom do you get along best in the dressing room? Leo Ulloa has been and is very important. He played in Spain and he has helped me as well as my family. In fact, our children go to school together. The Leicester starred in one of the most beautiful football stories. Is that memory still alive? I think people appreciate what was done and give it a lot of importance, but having won the Premier or having played the Champions League does not make them lose their heads. They want to grow and have that ambition, but always with their feet on the ground. Do you have the feeling that the fans are more demanding after that feat? The more you get, the more they demand of you. It is normal and even good because it makes you stay awake and continue with the same ambition. If you know how to carry, it's good for everyone. Claudio Ranieri left his mark on the city. I attest to that. When you walk around Leicester you realize it. I saw his face next to some players on the front of a house and, coincidentally, taking the child to the nursery, I saw a portrait of Ranieri in a garage. There are several caricatures of his because he got something important that will remain forever in the memory. What does this Leicester aim for? To stay as high as possible. In the Premier there are many who are called to success and we want to progress. Despite the irregular start we had in terms of results, we are now in a more optimal situation and that is the line to follow. With you in the field the team does not lose. What has he contributed so far? I try to be supportive and give the maximum to my colleagues. Now I am playing and the results accompany. Was it strange to play with the team's affiliate? It is true that in Spain it is not normal, but here it is. The experience is positive because footballers who come out of an injury or do not enjoy minutes have the opportunity to catch the rhythm before guys who come squeezing. That in training costs much more. Does English football change so much in Spanish? English football is more direct and vertical. Less tactical and more physical. It has its nuances, but I am sure that I will enjoy a competition as demanding as the Premier. He says it's a less tactical football. Can that explain the failure of English teams in Europe to date? It's possible. It is clear that the leading teams in Premier are led by Spanish or Italian coaches that provide a greater tactical concept. Bringing that knowledge together with the physique and verticality offered by some English players is important. Were you surprised that you did not have patience with Shakespeare? Considering we're talking about England, yes. The team worked and trained well but we lacked the results and that's what it commands. Patience does not exist and hence that change. They speak well of Claude Puel. What nuances have you introduced? Since he arrived he showed us his philosophy of play, with the desire to be a protagonist. He has transmitted his idea to us and the team is achieving results. Do you prepare as many videos as Emery? Neymar tells that Unai insists a lot on that. We watch videos, although maybe they are not that long. In favor of Emery I have to say that when you go out into the field you realize that these instructions are necessary because there is very useful information about the opponent, both individually and collectively. Going out with that data is an advantage. Which coach has most influenced your career? I like to talk about everyone, because everyone learns, but if I have to highlight one I would say that Unai marked me a lot. He is the most complete coach I have ever had, with whom I have grown and won titles. Speaking of coaches, what about Guardiola? Guardiola changed modern football. Thanks to what many other teams did, they have the idea of treating the ball, of wanting to play. It has positively influenced world football. He is an intelligent person who cares about his players and it is a pleasure to be able to face him once again. They receive an intractable City. Is there a way to stop the leader? Yes, obviously. It is true that it will be very complicated because of the level, the streak they have and the resources they have, but we are prepared because the City will one day lose and we can harm them. Do you think it's the best team in the Premier? I would not say by far, but it is the big favorite to the Premier, not only because of the distance he gets from United, but also because of the sensations he gives off. Both in the league and in the Champions League. They are at a very high level and the best thing is that they still have room for improvement. What do you admire most about the City as a spectator? I have a weakness for Silva. He is a player who gives pause, control, arrival and goal to the City. He is an icon and captain of the club and has managed to triumph in a philosophy and a football different from its characteristics. In Champions, maybe the City is favorite next to Barça and Madrid? Barça and Madrid are always favorites despite the streak they have. Bayern is recovering sensations and the PSG of Neymar and Emery will be there. The City I suppose that too.
  7. Iborra - Key Player?

    Not a Walsh signing then?
  8. Adrien Silva

    Silva's pulling a reverse Mahrez then http://m.goal.com/e/en-ke/news/4525/african-all-stars/2017/09/25/38938492/shakespeare-reveals-mahrez-nickname-after-failed-summer
  9. LCFC Internationals 2017/18

    Post match interview with Riyad as captain and their new Algeria NT manager... Some journo asked Riyad why the national team had lost its identity... as he was about to answer, the manager stopped him and did this The Algerian Nigel Pearson.. poor Riyad looks terrified
  10. LCFC Internationals 2017/18

    slim scored (with his feet)
  11. Mahrez so bad

    I'm Chinese. In race, not in nationality, but I do speak the language, so yeah a bit presumptous. Appreciate the sentiment though.
  12. LCFC Internationals 2017/18

    nice assist